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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 Turning Japanese 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.

The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
...psyched lone ranger
Original Lyrics:
...cyclone ranger
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Burning calories
I think I'm burning calories
I really think so.
Original Lyrics:
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty Japaneseah, it's a dirty Japanesah.
Original Lyrics:
Turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody buzz me like a psycho-ranger.
Original Lyrics:
Everyone avoids me like a Cyclone Ranger.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone around me is a Toto stranger
Original Lyrics:
Everyone around me is a total stranger
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone around me is a psyched Lone Ranger.
Original Lyrics:
Everyone avoids me like a Cyclone ranger.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone avoids me like I'm psycho danger
Original Lyrics:
Everyone avoids me like a Cyclone ranger.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone avoids me like a psyched lone ranger.
Original Lyrics:
Everyone avoids me like a Cyclone Ranger.
Editor's note: I've checked various lyric sites, and there seems to be yet another disputed lyric in this line. Some of them say "cyclone ranger", and others say "psyched lone ranger". The liner notes of the album apparently have "cyclone ranger" as correct, so I'm going with that.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone avoids me like a psycho ranger.
Original Lyrics:
Everyone avoids me like a Cyclone ranger.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
I like a million of them all over myself.
Original Lyrics:
I'd like a million of them all 'round my cell.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
I think I'm Johnny Japanese-o
Think I'm Johnny Japanese-o
I really think so.
Original Lyrics:
I think I'm turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
I think I'm Tony Japaneza,
I think I'm Tony Japaneza, with a gemstone
Original Lyrics:
I think I'm turning Japanese,
I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd like a million of you all to myself
or
I'd like a million of you over my cell.
Original Lyrics:
I'd like a million of them all 'round my cell.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm Chubby Checker knees, I think I'm Chubby Checker knees, a man needs insoles
Original Lyrics:
I'm turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a dirty Japanese, I'm a dirty Japanese, I really think so.
Original Lyrics:
I'm turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so.
Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Killing Condoleeza, I think I'm killing Condoleeza
Original Lyrics:
Turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese.
Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
No you know what when it's dark.
Original Lyrics:
No you no wonder it's dark.
Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
No you, no wonder. It's dark....
Original Lyrics:
No you, no wonder it's dark.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, Jakarta!
Your hair is brown.
Original Lyrics:
It is in colour
Your hair is brown.
Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia.
Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sony's Japanese-a, I said that Sony's Japanese-a.
Original Lyrics:
I'm turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turning Japanese,
I think I'm turning Japanese.
What an insult!
Original Lyrics:
Turning Japanese,
I think I'm turning Japanese.
I really think so!
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turning Japanese
Ah, yes I'm turning Japanese all with a Ginsu Ginsu Ginsu Ginsu.
Original Lyrics:
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so think so think so think so.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
With the Flinstones.
Original Lyrics:
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so.
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
You wrote "I Love You"
I love me, too.
Original Lyrics:
You wrote "I Love You"
I wrote "Me Too".
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
You wrote I love you I rub you too
Original Lyrics:
You wrote "I love you" I wrote "me too"
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your eyes are hazel
And soft as clowns.
Original Lyrics:
Your eyes are hazel
And soft as clouds.

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