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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Theme from 'Shaft' that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Isaac Hayes', "Theme from 'Shaft'"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's a carpet-cleaning man.
Original Lyrics:
He's a complicated man.
Isaac Hayes', "Theme from 'Shaft'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who is the man who will risk his life for rubber bands?
Original Lyrics:
Who is the man who will risk his life for his brother man?
Isaac Hayes', "Theme from Shaft"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's a carpet-baggin' man
But no one understands him but his woman
or
He's a carpet-cleanin' man
But no one understands him but his woman
or
He's a carpet-cleanin' man
But no one understands him but his woman
Original Lyrics:
He's a complicated man
But no one understands him but his woman
Hayes won the Oscar for Best Motion Picture Theme which was centered around this song.
Isaac Hayes', "Theme from Shaft"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shaq
Original Lyrics:
Shaft
Shaq refers, obviously, to Shaquille O'Neal. Incidentally, they parodied this song in a Burger King commercial for the Shaq Pack.
Isaac Hayes', "Theme from Shaft"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who is the man who would risk his neck for his rubber band?
Original Lyrics:
Who is the man who would risk his neck for his brother man?

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