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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 Watching The Detectives 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.

Elvis Costello's, "Watching The Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nice girls that's one with a defect.
Original Lyrics:
Nice girls, not one with a defect.
Elvis Costello's, "Watching The Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
Red Datsun narrowly connects
Original Lyrics:
Red dogs under illegal legs
Elvis Costello's, "Watching The Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
Red dogs under illegal eggs
Original Lyrics:
Red dogs under illegal legs
Elvis Costello's, "Watching The Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
She looks so good that he can't stand her face
Original Lyrics:
She looks so good that he gets down and begs
Elvis Costello's, "Watching The Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's washing her protectives
Original Lyrics:
She's watching the detectives
Elvis Costello's, "Watching the Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
That girl's not one with the feet that sell fame. Shrink that - so correct
Red dolls and derelict eagle eggs.
Original Lyrics:
Nice girls not one with a defect, cellophane shrink-wrapped, so correct.
Red dogs under illegal legs.

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