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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 Young Americans 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.

David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't that close to love?
Original Lyrics:
Ain't that poster love?
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't there a woman like a sock on the jaw?
Original Lyrics:
Ain't there a woman I can sock in the jaw?
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't there a woman that can suck on the jewelry?
Original Lyrics:
Ain't there a woman I can sock in the jaw?
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Have you been a hung American?
Just you and your idle, sinful sex-sofa
Never-never everywhere and
Not a Miss that's from the ghetto
Well, well, well, do you carry a paper
That he keeps just in case of depression
Sit on your handsome bus, its a viper
Bussing with all those Afro-sceners
Ain't those boys for love?
Well, ain't that girl for love?
It ain't that far to go.
Original Lyrics:
Have you have been an un-American?
Just you and your idol singing falsetto 'bout
Leather, leather everywhere, and
Not a myth left from the ghetto
Well, well, well, would you carry a razor
In case, just in case of depression?
Sit on your hands on a bus of survivors
Blushing at all the afro-Sheeners
Ain't that close to love?
Well, ain't that poster love?
Well, it ain't that Barbie doll.
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Have you been a hung American?
Just you and your idol Sybille sets over
Never, never, everywhere and
Mother misfit from the ghetto
Well, well,well, would you carry a briefcase?
Just in case of depression
Sit on your hands on the bus of survivors
Laughing at all the apple stealers
Ain't that most of all
Well ain't that close to love
Well it ain't that far to go.
Original Lyrics:
Have you have been an un-American?
Just you and your idol singing falsetto 'bout
Leather, leather everywhere, and
Not a myth left from the ghetto
Well, well, well, would you carry a razor
In case, just in case of depression?
Sit on your hands on a bus of survivors
Blushing at all the afro-Sheeners
Ain't that close to love?
Well, ain't that poster love?
Well, it ain't that Barbie doll.
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Her bread-winner takes up the bathroom floor.
Liquid just be twenty years,
Till we have to die for the fifth team, oh.
Original Lyrics:
Her bread-winner begs off the bathroom floor,
"We live for just these twenty years
Do we have to die for the fifty more?"
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hitler retired without Nurenberg judging him.
Original Lyrics:
And, ain't there a child I can hold without judging?
Doug Quaid adds: "He sings it so fast and incoherently that, even to this day, it really sounds like that; not to mention the historical accuracy of the statement, however silly it is worded, or out of context with the song it is. To be honest, the last quarter of the song is very incoherent sounding. This is the only line that I can make anything out of. I can't even understand any of the surrounding lines right before and after this particular one."
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hitler's a woman like a sock in the jaw.
Original Lyrics:
Ain't there a woman I can sock in the jaw?
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
I received a hung American
Original Lyrics:
Have you been an un-American?
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lack of respect, and why got the Coltrane?
Mama Scott's crimson, look what the hands say
I heard the news today, oh boy
I got it sweet and you got the beat
Gimme a man that can take no more
Hit every woman like a sock on the jaw.
Original Lyrics:
Black's got respect, and white's got his soul train
Mama's got cramps, and look at your hands ache
(I heard the news today, oh boy)
I got a suite and you got defeat
Ain't there a man you can say no more?
And, ain't there a woman I can sock on the jaw?
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mama's got cramps, look at your hands shake
Original Lyrics:
Mama's got cramps, look at your hands ache
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mother misled from the ghetto
Well, well, well, what you got is the Faces
And the Kinks just in case of depression
Sit on your hands on the bus of survivors
Blushing at all the Afro Shielas.
Original Lyrics:
Not a myth left from the ghetto
Well, well, well, would you carry a razor
In case, just in case of depression?
Sit on your hands on a bus of survivors
Blushing at all the Afro-Sheeners.
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Not a Miss left from the ghetto
Well, well, well, would you carry a razor
In your case, just in case of depression?
Sit on your heart in the faces of divers
Blushing at all them afro-Sheeners
Ain't that coaster love?
Well, ain't that pause to love?
Well, it ain't that barking dog.
Original Lyrics:
Not a myth left from the ghetto
Well, well, well, would you carry a razor
In case, just in case of depression?
Sit on your hands on a bus of survivors
Blushing at all the afro-Sheeners
Ain't that close to love?
Well, ain't that poster love?
Well, it ain't that Barbie doll.
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Or even gas today?
Original Lyrics:
Or even yesterday?
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pulled in just behind the fridge
He lays her down he frowns.
Original Lyrics:
Pulled in just behind the bridge
He lays her down he frowns.
The Cure did a cover of this song-and they used the misheard lyric.
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Scanning life through the picture windows
She finds the slinky vagabond
He coughs as he passes her Ford Mustang, but
Heaven forbid, she'll take anything
But the freak, and his type, all for nothing
He misses a step and cuts his hand, but
Showing nothing, he swoops like a song
She cries "Where have all Papa's heroes gone?"
Original Lyrics:
Scanning life through the picture windows
She finds him slinking back again
He coughs as he passes her form, understand, but
Heaven forbid, she could take anything
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sit on your hands on a bus of Godivas(?)
Looking at all the April Sheilas
Ain't that close to love?
Well, ain't that close to love?
It ain't that far at all
Her heart's been broken just like you do.
Original Lyrics:
Sit on your hands on a bus of survivors
Blushing at all the afro-Sheilas
Ain't that close to love?
Well, ain't that poster love?
Well, it ain't that Barbie doll.
Her heart's been broken just like you have.
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sit on your hands on the buses of babies.
Original Lyrics:
Sit on your hands on a bus of survivors.
David Bowie's, "Young Americans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take every woman like a sock in the jaw.
Original Lyrics:
Ain't there a woman I can sock in the jaw?

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