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Dinosaur Jr.'s, "The Wagon"
The Misheard Lyrics:
New York City, New York City
You don't live there anyway
The Real Lyrics:
You won't see me, you won't see me
You don't live there anyway
The Story: After art college, it seemed all my friends had moved to New York, while I was stuck in my hometown. When I (mis)heard this Dinosaur Jr. lyric, I said, 'That's it, I'm outta here.' I lived in nyc for 8 and a half years and spent $60,000 on rent before learning the real lyric. Oops. - Submitted by: Robert Berardi

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