Misheard Lyrics (Funny!!)

Funny, unreliable ears!

While some of these come from my own unreliable ears, I also request that you guys send me some of your own mondegreens*!

Note that not all songs are by John Lennon on this page

#9 Dream

Misheard Lyric: I bought a carwash for seven cents
Correct Lyric: Ah! Bowakawa, pousse, pousse

Give Peace a Chance

Misheard Lyric:

  • Oh, we are sailing, yes give Jesus pants!
  • All we are saying is good piece of cheese**

Correct: All we are saying is give peace a chance

Yellow Submarine (The Beatles)

M: We're all weird and we're jealous of Marie, jealous of Marie, jealous of Marie
C:We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine

Yellow Submarine (again)

M: And we lived in lima beans

C: And we lived a life of ease

I've Got My Mind Set On You (George Harrison)


  • Wake up, I might sit on you
  • I've got my man scent on you

Correct: I've got my mind set on you


It Won't Be Long (The Beatles)

M: Every night, when everybody has won, here am I, tits are our motto

C:...sitting all on my own


You Can't Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones)

M: You can't always get a chihuauha

C: You can't always get what you want


Across The Universe (Beatles)

M: John grew a K-Mart

C: Jai Guru Deva


Twist And Shout (Beatles)

M: Shakin' a baby

C: Shake it up, Baby!


Polythene Pam (Beatles)

M: She's the kind of a girl that makes a musical fail

C: She the kind of a girl that makes the "News of the World"


Penny Lane (Beatles)

M: A pretty miss is selling puppies for the trade

C: A pretty nurse is selling poppies on a tray


Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Beatles)

M: Oh my teeth, oh my jaw, life goes on

C: Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Beatles)

M: Lucy and this guy eat lions

C: Lucy in the sky with diamonds


Get Back (Beatles)

M: Jojo was a man before he was a woman

C: Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner


All You Need Is Love (Beatles)

M: Blah, Blah, Blah...

C: Love, Love, Love


You Can't Catch Me (Lennon version)

M: Cause if you get too close you know I'm gone like a fruit queen

C: Cause if you get too close you know I'm gone like a cool breeze

Come Together (Beatles)

M: Come together like lemons over meat!***

C: Come together right now over me!


*term for misheard lyrics, coined in the 60's.

**Don't ask.

***I was FIVE, okay??