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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 We Are 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.

Thompson Twins', "We Are Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
But we know better 'cause the spy is back.
Original Lyrics:
But we know better 'cause the spy is bad.
Thompson Twins', "We Are Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
Perhaps I should invite a novelty.
Original Lyrics:
Perhaps I should invite him up for tea.
Thompson Twins', "We Are Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
Perhaps I should invite for Ovaltine.
Original Lyrics:
Perhaps I should invite him up for tea.
Thompson Twins', "We Are Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
So hear again inside the old cafe
He makes us test you wish you'd go away.
Original Lyrics:
Saw him again inside the old cafe
He makes us tense we wish he'd go away.
Thompson Twins', "We Are Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
Someone is all left-hand.
Original Lyrics:
Someone is on our tail.
Thompson Twins', "We Are Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
We dress up in disguise
To get away from all those crying eyes.
Original Lyrics:
We dress up in disguise
To get away from all those prying eyes.
Thompson Twins', "We Are Detectives"
Misheard Lyrics:
We think of frightening scenes.
Original Lyrics:
We think of frightening things.

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