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Men at Work's, "Be Good Johnny"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pickle, pickle, pickle
Pickle, pickle, pickle
Pickle, pickle, pickle
Pickle, pickle, pickle (Journey)
The Real Lyrics:
Be good, be good, be good
Be good, be good, be good
Be good, be good, be good
Be good, be good, be good (Johnny)
The Story: First moment I think about this song, I think about the show Supernanny! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Men at Work's, "Down Under"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Do you come from a land down under?
Where Beatrice rode, and men shunned her.
The Real Lyrics:
Do you come from a land down under?
Where beer does flow and men chunder.
The Story: I always imagined this was about some tragic feminine hero of Australia. - Submitted by: Boffin
Men at Work's, "Down Under"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I come from a land down below.
The Real Lyrics:
I come from a land down under.
The Story: This isn't mine, but my best friend, Catherine's. I had asked her if she'd ever heard the song, "Down Under". She said she wasn't familiar with it, and asked me to sing a few bars. When I sang, "I come from a land down under", she said I was wrong, that it was actually "I come from a land down below". When she asked her grandson, Joseph, who is as smart as I am, he said that it's not "down below", but "Down Under". So in theory, he was telling her that I was right. Being 65, she thinks she's always right and I'm always wrong. In other words, she still doesn't admit she made a mistake. Also, you can hear it in the singer's Scottish accent. "Down Below" would sure sound different in a Scottish accent than "Down Under". As far as I know, Australia, which is what they (the members of Men At Work) are referring to in the song, is often referred to as "the land down under". So I believe I'm right, it's not "Down Below", it's "Down Under"! Anybody agree with me? - Submitted by: Annabelle
Men at Work's, "It's A Mistake"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's Amish Day.
The Real Lyrics:
It's a mistake.
The Story: I was riding in my friends car singing the song. They laughed so hard, one of my friend wets himself! They thought I made it up. The only thing was I thought that is what they were saying! - Submitted by: Chris Stevens

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