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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 When The World Is Running Down 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 Police's, "When The World Is Running Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the world is running down, you make a breakfast of what's still around.
Original Lyrics:
When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around.
The Police's, "When The World Is Running Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the world is running down,
you make the best dumpling stew around.
Original Lyrics:
When the world is running down,
you make the best of what's still around.
The full title is actually "When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around", but that won't all fit in the song title box.
The Police's, "When The World Is Running Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the worlds comes crashin' down,
you make the best pot of stew around
Original Lyrics:
When the world comes crashing down,
you make the best of what's still around

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