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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 Yellow Ledbetter 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.

Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I know, I don't know a whale has a box on her back.
Original Lyrics:
I know I said 'I know what I wear not the boxer or the bag.'
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
And Marissa's gonna leave her combine
Oh I said I don't want to live in a box or a bag.
or
And the reason oughtta leave her calm,
I know I said 'I know what I wear not the boxer or the bag.'
or
I don't know, I don't know whether it was the box ro the bag.
Original Lyrics:
And the reason oughtta leave her calm
'Oh,' I said. 'I don't, I don't know whether I was the boxer or the bag.
These lyrics are open to interpretation since Yellow Ledbetter is was an improvisation and the words change every time Ed sings it.
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
By the seaside with some pork Ledbetter sat
And he said I want to eat it again.
By the wayside on the frontside of the lawn
And he said I wanna eat it all again, yeah...
Original Lyrics:
Unsealed, on the porch a letter sat
Then you said. 'I wanna leave it again'
Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand
And on the sand I wanna leave it again, yeah...
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you see them out of the pork?
Yeah, but they don't wade.
Original Lyrics:
Can you see them, out on the porch?
Yeah, but they don't wave.
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know if they suntan nails.
Original Lyrics:
I don't know there's something else.
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know I don't want to live in a Bachelor pad.
Original Lyrics:
I know I said, 'I know what I wear not the boxer or the bag.'
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know I said 'I know what I wear not the boxer or the bag.'
Original Lyrics:
I said "I know what I wear. Is that a box or a bag?"
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I said, 'I know what I wear, not a box or the bag.'
Original Lyrics:
I said, 'I don't know whether I'm the boxer or the bag.'
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I said, I don't want a whale
In a box or a bag.
Original Lyrics:
I said I don't know whether
I'm the boxer or the bag.
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I see them on the front page, yeah.
Original Lyrics:
I see them on the front porch, yeah.
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna wish it all away.
Original Lyrics:
On a visit, on her way
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
On a ceilin', on a front side letter sat
And I said, I wanna see them again.
Original Lyrics:
Unsealed, on the porch a letter sat
Then you said, 'I wanna leave it again'.
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
On a ceiling on a poison meadow said, "and he said I wanna leave it again".
Wanting our help on a piece of weather, said "on a said I wanna leave it again".
On a wizard, on a wizard on its way, yeah.
And I called and I said and i know and I said that I'll go out again.
And a raisin on an evil gum said I dont wanna wear a box or a bag.
Original Lyrics:
Unsealed on a porch a letter sat, then you said "I wanna leave it again".
Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand and on the sand I wanna leave her again.
On a weekend I wanna wish it all away.
And they called and said that I'll go & I said I'll call out again.
And the readon I ought to leave her calm, I know, I said, "I don't know whether I'm the boxer of the bag"
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
On a wizard on a whale
Original Lyrics:
I wanna wish it all away.
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
On the ceiling on a porch a letter sat and I said I wanna leave Bennigan's.
Once I saw her on a beach of little horses and I said I wanna leave Bennigan's.
On a wheel, on a wizard on a whale
Original Lyrics:
Unsealed on a porch a letter sat, then you said "I wanna leave it again".
Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand and on the sand I wanna leave her again.
On a weekend I wanna wish it all away
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wino knows if there's some fingernails.
Original Lyrics:
I don't know there's something else.

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