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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 Y.M.C.A. 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.

Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
And just go there, to the YMCA
Until they can help you today.
Original Lyrics:
And just go there, to the YMCA
I'm sure they can help you today.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Buoyancy aid
Original Lyrics:
Y.M.C.A.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Dough bag, there's a place you can go
I said dough bag, when you're short on the dough.
Original Lyrics:
Young man, there's a place you can go
I said young man, when you're short on the dough.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
High Accident
Original Lyrics:
Y-M-C-A
The Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
I do this thing at the Y.M.C.A.
I do this thing at the Y.M.C.A.
Original Lyrics:
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
I felt no man cared if I were alive
I felt the whole world was so jive
or
I felt the whole world was so tired.
Original Lyrics:
I felt no man cared if I were alive
I felt the whole world was so tight.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
I said Yemen, put your pride on the shelf.
Original Lyrics:
I said young man, put your pride on the shelf.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
I said yippieh.
Original Lyrics:
I said, young man
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
I said young man, hit yourself off the ground
or
Hitch yourself off the ground
or
Lift yourself off the ground
Original Lyrics:
I said young man, pick yourself off the ground.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
I said young man, put your bride on the shelf.
Original Lyrics:
I said young man, put your pride on the shelf.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
I said young man, put your butt on the shelf
Original Lyrics:
I said young man, put your pride on the shelf
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
I said yummy
Original Lyrics:
I said..young man
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
I said, young man, when you're short on the go.
Original Lyrics:
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
I said....Janne
Original Lyrics:
I said...young man
Janne is a Finnish name and it is pronounced like 'yonne'
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
It's for the state, it's the Y.M.C.A.
Original Lyrics:
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Mini-Wheats to have a good time
Original Lyrics:
Many ways to have a good time
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Norman does it all by himself
Original Lyrics:
No man does it all by himself
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Nutmeg
Original Lyrics:
Young man
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Put your bat on the shelf.
or
Put your butt on the shelf.
Original Lyrics:
Put your pride on the shelf.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Putcha right on the shelf.
Original Lyrics:
Put your pride on the shelf.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
They can stop the fat in your way.
Original Lyrics:
They can start you back on your way.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
They have everything for your mental joy.
Original Lyrics:
They have everything for young men to enjoy.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
They have everything for your mental joy
Original Lyrics:
They have everything for young men to enjoy
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
They have everything from a floor to a gym.
Original Lyrics:
They have everything for young men to enjoy.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
They have everything, for you men to enjoy
Original Lyrics:
They have everything for young men to enjoy
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
They have everything, for you're meant to enjoy.
or
They have everything, for you're made to enjoy.
Original Lyrics:
They have everything for young men to enjoy.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
They have everything, for your mental joy
Original Lyrics:
They have everything for young men to enjoy
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Why Em see hey?
Original Lyrics:
Y-M-C-A
The Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Why MCA?
Original Lyrics:
YMCA
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Why ain't she gay?
Original Lyrics:
Y.M.C.A.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Yam Yam, there's no need to feel down
I said, Yam Yam, pick yourself off the ground
I said, Yam Yam, 'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be on Harpic.
Original Lyrics:
Young man, there's no need to feel down
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be unhappy.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
You can do what the f*** you feel.
Original Lyrics:
You can do whatever you feel.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
You can do what the f*ck you feel
Original Lyrics:
You can do what-ever you feel
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
You can get yourself laid
You can have a good meal.
Original Lyrics:
You can get yourself clean
You can have a good meal.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
You can make out with all the boys.
Original Lyrics:
You can hang out with all the boys.
The Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Young man, I was once in your shoes at St. Arbor
Down at Albertson Blues
Original Lyrics:
Young man, I was once in your shoes
I said I was down and out with the blues
The Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Young man, give your biscuit to me
Original Lyrics:
Young man, are you listening to me?
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Young man, just pin up your gown.
There's no need to see me laughing.
Original Lyrics:
Young man, 'cause you're a new town,
there's no need to be unhappy.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Your man
Original Lyrics:
Young man
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why are you gay?
Original Lyrics:
Y.M.C.A.
Village People's, "YMCA"
Misheard Lyrics:
I made a mistake!
Original Lyrics:
Y.M.C.A!
Village People's, "YMCA"
Misheard Lyrics:
I said young man, when your short on your dope
They have Avril Lavigne for you to enjoy.
Original Lyrics:
I said young man, when your short on your dough
They have everything for young men to enjoy.
Avril LaVigne was not yet born when this song was made, so the second line's mishearing would clearly be an anachronism.
Village People's, "YMCA"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's fun to say you go YMCA
Original Lyrics:
It's fun to stay at the YMCA
It really didn't help that this was the same road trip where I discovered Detroit wasn't a state.
Village People's, "YMCA"
Misheard Lyrics:
M.D.M.A
Original Lyrics:
Y.M.C.A
MDMA is the active principle in ecstasy tabs.
Village People's, "YMCA"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can get yourself clean
You can have some milk.
Original Lyrics:
You can get yourself clean
You can have a good meal.
William Hung's, "YMCA"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can make out with all the boys
[Later]
They can send you back to Norway.
Original Lyrics:
You can hang out with all the boys
[Later]
Send you back on your way.
Village People's, "YMCA"
Misheard Lyrics:
Young man, just pin up your gown.
There's no need to see us laughing.
Original Lyrics:
Young man, 'cause you're in a new town,
there's no need to be unhappy.
Misheard Lyrics:
Young man, with your hands down your pants
Original Lyrics:
Young man, do you want to dance
Village People's, "YMCA"
Misheard Lyrics:
Young men, I was watching your shoes
Original Lyrics:
Young men, I was once in your shoes
Village People's, "YMCA"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yummy
Original Lyrics:
Young man
Village People's, "YMCA"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yumpa
Original Lyrics:
Young man

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