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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 What Goes On 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 Velvet Underground's, "What Goes On"
Misheard Lyrics:
One minute born, one minute doomed.
Original Lyrics:
One minute one, one minute two.
Previous assumptions said that the original lyrics were 'One minute born, one minute doomed' and that 'one minute one, one minute two' are actually the wrong ones. However, in Lou Reed's book that just came out with his collected lyrics, he says that the lyrics are 'One minute one, one minute two'

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