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Original Song Title:

"Yellow Ledbetter"

Original Performer:

Pearl Jam

Parody Song Title:

"Learn To Sing Better"

Parody Written by:

Red Ant

The Lyrics

Someone posed a question on inthe00s as to what the correct lyrics are in this song. Good question. Answer: I can't tell. Yes, another misheard lyrics parody. I've heard Vedder changed the lyrics each time he sung it, but on the CD I don't think that's the case. The title should be taken with a grain of salt the size of Rhode Island.

On a ceilin',
On a porsche that-ah.. sad
Learn to sin, I wanna heave it again
Onezer saw her, on a pizza with ox...en
Noone to say, I wanna eat it again, yeah
On a weak girl, on a wasted on away....
And the cold on a sand and I'm old what I said,
With a cola holiday
And the razor, on a lever.. calm.. pine.. oil
I said I know what I will
and the box are in the bag
Ah yeah......
Can you see men?
Oh younger boys
and a, a big old wave....
I-I see them...
Down the runway..., yeah...
And I know and I know,
I don't wanna stay...

Made me cry


Oh I eee
I don't know why there's something helps
On a coma far away....
I better, I know, I don't know where there's a box or or a bag
Ah yeah......
Can you see men?
Oh younger boy?
Here, a d*ck away...
If I see them..
Round the runway...yeah...,
And I know and I'm old
I don't wanna stay..... alone
I don't wanna stay....... here
I don't understand........
I don't understand, oh
copyright 2005+ Jack "Red Ant" Fletcher

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 9

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Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - December 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Judging from the live version (There's no guarantee that it will still be there when YOU - Whoever you are - read this) at the bottom of the following page, I'd say the lyrics are as clear as the smog over a cigarette factory in Los Angeles:
Adagio - December 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks for the sample, Peter. Really good job, Jack.....first time I ever heard them. Wish they would E-N-U-N-CIATE, though. You always do a great job with the pacing. :) 5's
Red Ant - December 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Peter and Pat. I must say that this parody doesn't pace too well to the Live version you provided Peter, the "rearviewmirror" one is what I used. Pat, Vedder actually is more understandable on the version Peter provided than on "rearviermirror". I can see where an improv song would be popular with Pearl Jam given Vedder's penchance for being drunk a lot on stage- forget the lyrics? Make them up as you go!
Rick C - December 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Great job! When I was singing for a cover band, I used to have to decipher the lyrics to the songs. Mick Jagger was perhaps the hardest one to figure out. He's just a natural mumbler. 555
Huff - December 09, 2005 - Report this comment
I always understood the lyrics. Am I really alone? Hmm. Good parody though. The reason its misheard is that nobody listens close enough to Vedder when he sings. (That, and he doesn't articulate well enough.) TOS is awesome.
Red Ant - December 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick C and Huff. Rick, I guess that would have been a problem before the Internet. Huff, even after downloading the lyrics for the CD version (which I did after I made the parody, not before like I usually do), I still couldn't make out a few lines. Vedder does improv the lyrics on this song though. I like TOS too, and for the next update I've submitted one to "Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town", the first submission of that song (as this parody was for this OS).
jango and kitty - September 15, 2006 - Report this comment
You really have to know the rearviewmirror version of this to fully appreciate what a crack-up (pun) this parody is! we sing this song all the time with whatever lyrics we want because it's fun, but this was a great one! Reminds me of our old fave "Allah Paula Cheese" (parody of Nirvana's All Apologies). Sorry so late in voting!
Red Ant - September 15, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks jango and kitty! It's nice to know you not only have rearviewmirror, but sing different lyrics to "Yellow Ledbetter" all the time. I recorded "Allah Paula Cheese", and it sounds pretty good, but I've yet to post it on the 'net since vocal scrub/mask software is illegal when used that way. When I get a good MIDI I'll re-record and post it.
Abbott Skelding - July 09, 2016 - Report this comment
Can I just say that I love these misheard lyrics parodies...they're so great! And this one was no exception..though that seems to be the gimmick of the original song is that you can't understand him. Nicely done!
bobpiecheese - July 21, 2016 - Report this comment
(ABC) I initially misread the original song title as "Yellow Bedwetter", and that was before I learnt this was one of your patented misheard lyrics parodies. Huh. Anyway, fantastic stuff as usual for said parody type of yours, 555!
Agrimorfee - July 22, 2016 - Report this comment
One of the mopre interesting "misheard" parodies I have encountered, due to the fact that it very well could be the actual lyrics for all we know. I am not a Pearl Jam fan.
Blaydeman - July 22, 2016 - Report this comment
(ABC) I think this misheard lyrics parody worked better for me than most because I actually have no idea what the real lyrics are! I mean, seriously, Pearl Jam? Nice work, Red Ant.

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