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This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).


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Van Morrison's, "And It Stoned Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cappa mount from the camfair and the rain came pouring down
The Real Lyrics:
Half a mile from the county fair and the rain came pouring down.
The Story: Love the song but could never understand what it meant. - Submitted by: Tony
Van Morrison's, "Brown Eyed Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Casper Mary background lawn, I'm overcome thinking about
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium
With you, my browned eyed girl.
The Real Lyrics:
Cast my memory back there, Lord
Sometime I'm overcome thinking about
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium
With you, my brown-eyed girl
The Story: Every time I hear this part of the song I always wonder where the heck is "Casper Mary's background lawn?" because it sounds like Casper Mary is either some sort of school or someone's home, which in my mind must've been oddly popular for people sneaking back there to make out. The "making love in the green grass behind the stadium" lyric that follows it laughably seemed to confirm it. I was so curious to learn more about Casper Mary's infamous lawn and it's sexual lure I googled it, and I nearly fell over laughing my butt off when I found "Mary Lawn, Casper, Wyoming" mistaking someone's actual name for the hilariously misperceived locale. And of course I died laughing when I found this site and read what other people have also misheard. I see that other people have also heard the words "Casper Mary," but I'm the first having heard "Lawn" and "Stadium." - Submitted by: Quincy Gaines
Van Morrison's, "Brown Eyed Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cats in every back fair lot,
Sometimes I'm overcome thinkin' 'bout it.
The Real Lyrics:
Cast my memory back there, Lord
Sometimes I'm overcome thinkin' 'bout.
The Story: This was the first song I actually REMEMBER hearing on the radio. I mean that I was aware of and looked forward to hearing again. I was in the 6th grade and home with pneumonia so my Mom brought a radio to play by my bed. I just loved it and felt like Van Morrison was singing it specially for me - even though I have blue eyes.
It's one of those songs that even now that I know the real lyrics, and even though what I was hearing doesn't make sense, it's hard for me to sing correctly. - Submitted by: Mary
Van Morrison's, "Brown Eyed Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Goin' down in the old mine
With a transistor radio
The Real Lyrics:
Goin' down the old MAN
With a transistor radio
The Story: How could an "old mine" possibly be connected with the following imagery in the same verse of Brown Eyed Girl: Standin' in the SUNSHINE laughin', Hidin' 'hind a RAINBOW's wall, Slippin' and a slidin', hey hey, all along the WATERFALL - Submitted by: Rob
Van Morrison's, "Brown Eyed Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey Rodreigo!
The Real Lyrics:
Hey where did we go?
The Story: I've been listening to that song since I was little(I do have brown eyes and my Mom would call me her brown eyed girl). One day I was in the car with my Mom and sister singing it at the top of my lungs when they bursted out laughing at me because I said 'Hey Rodreigo'. Even though I know what the words are now, I still like to sing it my way:)! - Submitted by: Cassie
Van Morrison's, "Brown Eyed Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey there Amigo!
The Real Lyrics:
Hey where did we go,
The Story: A co-worker's son thought these were the words to the song. At the time he was about 8 years old. Everyone in the office thought it was pretty cute! - Submitted by: Donna
Van Morrison's, "Brown Eyed Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey there, Amigo.
The Real Lyrics:
Hey, where did we go?
The Story: Growing up in El Paso, Texas, there was a surplus of Spanglish. I never thought twice about there being Spanish at the beginning of this song (that appeared no where else in the song). One day my sisters and I were sitting around and I started singing the song. I didn't get through the first verse, when I was stopped and they said. "What did you say?!??!?!" Still very confident in my lyrics, I repeated slowly (thinking they were dumb). They fell on the floor laughing and it became obvious I was a border city girl. - Submitted by: Sarah
Van Morrison's, "Brown Eyed Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey there, Rodrigo!
The Real Lyrics:
Hey, where did we go?
The Story: I swear to God this is what he says! However, my mother (a die-hard Van girl) promises me it isn't, though she found it hysterically funny the first time I sang it. I think my words are better, though. - Submitted by: Sinéad
Van Morrison's, "Brown-Eyed Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're my bright-eyed girl.
The Real Lyrics:
You're my brown-eyed girl.
The Story: I have been thinking it was bright-eyed girl since I was 4! My dad thought it was cute, so he let me sing it. That is, until one of my friends, when I was 14, told me otherwise. But it really does sound similar. - Submitted by: Alli
Van Morrison's, "Domino"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh oh, damelo
The Real Lyrics:
Oh oh, Domino
The Story: I was in junior high school when this song was released. I was taking Spanish at the time and had recently learned that 'damelo' meant 'give it to me'. I assumed the lyrics were about a very frustrated man. - Submitted by: sherry
Van Morrison's, "Domino"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Our banks are bursting.
The Real Lyrics:
Or vice versa.
The Story: Having a dismally crappy pocket transistor radio back then, it's a wonder that I heard anything right. - Submitted by: goggomobil
Van Morrison's, "Into the Mystic"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And when that fork horn blows
The Real Lyrics:
And when that fog horn blows
The Story: I always wondered what a "fork horn" was - I thought it was some traditional instrument from Northern Ireland! - Submitted by: MT
Van Morrison's, "Into the Mystic"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Into the mistake
The Real Lyrics:
Into the mystic
The Story: This is one of the favourite songs of a DJ whose show used to be a hell of a lot better before he switched radio stations. He played it tonight and I heard this mondegreen, which made me chuckle. So far, I haven't got mad enough at him to tell him the misheard lyric ... yet ... *Evil laugh* - Submitted by: Elizabeth
Van Morrison's, "My Brown Eyed Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Gunning down the old man
With a transistor radio.
The Real Lyrics:
Going down the old mine
With a transistor radio.
The Story: I never really knew what this song was all about. How could you kill someone with a transistor radio? Why didn't they like old people? - Submitted by: Princess
Van Morrison's, "Warm Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And it's seven feathers everywhere,
And seven feathers everywhere,
It's warm love
The Real Lyrics:
And it's ever-present everywhere,
And it's ever-present everywhere,
It's warm love
The Story: I only have this track on a download from his "Best of Van Morrison" album, so I will put down to my recording technique not being up to scratch. - Submitted by: Peter Lineton
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