Mondegreens

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Have you misheard one of the lyrics from a Monkees song? Submit it here to have it added to Sunshine Factory.


The Monkees (1966)

(Theme From) The Monkees”

Right Lyric: We’re the young generation, and we’ve got something to say
Wrong Lyric: We’re the young generation, and we’ve got Saddam Hussein
Thanks, Kayleigh!

Right Lyric: We’re the young generation,
Wrong Lyric: We’re the up generation,
Thanks, Veronica James!


Saturday’s Child”

Right Lyric: Gonna spend my time
Wrong Lyric: Until I die


Let’s Dance On”

Right Lyric: I’ll do the sloopy with you
Wrong Lyric: I’ll do the sleepy with you


Gonna Buy Me A Dog”

Right Lyric: You know my girl just called me up
Wrong Lyric: You know my conscience called me up
Thanks, Carly!

More Of The Monkees (1967)

She”

Right Lyric: She, she devoured all my sweet love
Wrong Lyric: She, she devoured all my sweet ’n’ low


When Love Comes Knockin’ At Your Door”

Right Lyric: It’s gonna be a magic carpet ride
Wrong Lyric: It’s gonna be a magical parade
Thanks, Claire!


(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”

Right Lyric: But you won’t find my name in your book of Who’s Who
Wrong Lyric: But you won’t find my name in your book of rude dudes
Thanks, Kris!

Right Lyric: I’m not your steppin’ stone
Wrong Lyric: I’m nacho stethoscope
Thanks, Kayleigh!


Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)”

Right Lyric: Wish I only loved one
Wrong Lyric: Wish I owned a long thumb
Thanks, Kayleigh!


Sometime in the Morning”

Right Lyric: A simple thought may occur to you
Wrong Lyric: A sinful thought may occur to you
Thanks, Rachel Berlinski!

Right Lyric: You need no longer wear…
Wrong Lyric: You need no underwear…
Thanks, Fran!


Laugh”

Right Lyric: Every face that I see is all wrapped up in frowns
Wrong Lyric: Every place that I see is wrapped up in clouds
Thanks, Neicey!


I’m A Believer”

Right Lyric: I thought love was only true in fairy tales
Wrong Lyric: I thought of my ugly shoes as hairy snails
Thanks, Kayleigh!

Right Lyric: I thought love was more or less a givin’ thing
Wrong Lyric: I thought love was more or less a kick in the face
Thanks, Ashleigh and Robyn!

Right Lyric: Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer
Wrong Lyric: Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her
Thanks, Kayleigh!

Right Lyric: Disappointment haunted all my dreams
Wrong Lyric: (You) disappoint me, honey, in all my dreams
Thanks, DC Harbold!

Right Lyric: I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her if I tried
Wrong Lyric: I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her if I died
Thanks, Erik!

Right Lyric: When I needed sunshine, I got rain
Wrong Lyric: When I needed sunshine on my brain
Thanks, Veronica James!

Headquarters (1967)

You Just May Be the One”

Right Lyric: All men must have someone
Wrong Lyric: Hail nimbus, hail someone
Thanks, Nessa!

Right Lyric: All men must have someone, have someone
Wrong Lyric: Open up! Help someone! Help someone!
Thanks, Kayleigh!

Right Lyric: All men must have someone, have someone
Wrong Lyric: Oh, Memphis, have someone, yeah, someone
Thanks, Maria!

Right Lyric: All men must have someone, have someone
Wrong Lyric: Oh, mimbus, hail sumbun, hail sumbun
Thanks, Arika!

Right Lyric: Al men must have someone
Wrong Lyric: Hail nimbus, I'm someone
Thanks, Chester!

Right Lyric: You just may be the one
Wrong Lyric: You just made me the one
Thanks, Sonya Kean!


Mr. Webster”

Right Lyric: They gave a retirement party for Mr. Webster
Wrong Lyric: They gave him time and pie, poor Mr. Webster


Zilch”

Right Lyric: China clipper calling Alameda
Wrong Lyric: Trying to get the coin outta the meter
Thanks, Ria!

Right Lyric: China clipper calling Alameda
Wrong Lyric: China kept a-calling Alameda
Thanks, Toni Kresen!


No Time”

Right Lyric: Hober reeber sabasoben, hobaseeba snick
Wrong Lyric: Pulverized a ballerina, pulverized a snack
Thanks, Kayleigh!

Right Lyric: Andy, you’re a dandy, you don’t seem to make no sense
Wrong Lyric: Andy, you and Davy, you don’t seem to make no sense
Thanks, Kayleigh!

Right Lyric: Seeberraber hobosoben
Wrong Lyric: See the rapper, hope he’s sober
Thanks, Brenna!


Randy Scouse Git”

Right Lyric: The being known as Wonder Girl is speaking, I believe
Wrong Lyric: The being known as Wonder Girl is speaking Ivy League
Thanks, Kayleigh!

Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (1967)

She Hangs Out”

Right Lyric: How old d’you say your sister was?
Wrong Lyric: I wanna see your sister waltz
Thanks, Brenna!

Right Lyric: How old d’you say your sister was?
Wrong Lyric: I want to see your sister walk
Thanks, Hannah!


The Door Into Summer”

Right Lyric: And the laughter from a distant caravan
Wrong Lyric: And the laughter from a distant pair of pants
Thanks, Kayleigh!


Love Is Only Sleeping”

Right Lyric: Through the endless days and nights
Wrong Lyric: Groovy Anastasia
Thanks, Kayleigh!


Pleasant Valley Sunday”

Right Lyric: Creature comfort goals, they only numb my soul
Wrong Lyric: The creature comes and goes, but they don’t know my soul
Thanks, Kate!

Right Lyric: Creature comfort goals, they only numb my soul, and make it hard for me to see
Wrong Lyric: Preachers on patrol, they only numb my soul, and make it hard to do Tai Chi
Thanks, Kayleigh!

Right Lyric: Creature comfort goals, they only numb my soul
Wrong Lyric: Creature comfort goes, mailmen on my soul
Thanks, Claire!

Right Lyric: Creature comfort goals, they only numb my soul
Wrong Lyric: The preacher comes and goes, he tries to save my soul
Thanks, Candice!

Right Lyric: Creature comfort goals, they only numb my soul
Wrong Lyric: Creature comfortable, they only know my soul
Thanks, Ria!

Right Lyric: Charcoal burning everywhere
Wrong Lyric: Choco pudding everywhere
Thanks, Brenna and Millie!


Star Collector”

Right Lyric: She moves to some other doorway
Wrong Lyric: She moves too, mother go away
Wrong Lyric: She moves some of the glow away
Thanks, xxxxx!

The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (1968)

Dream World”

Right Lyric: Oh, why do you lie when you know that you always get caught?
Wrong Lyric: Oh, why do you lie when you know that you always get pot?


Daydream Believer”

Right Lyric: Whoa, and our good time starts and ends, without dollar one to spend, but how much, baby, do we really need?
Wrong Lyric: Whoa, and our good time starts today, without our love gone to Spain, but how much paper do we really need?
Thanks, Sara!

Right Lyric: Oh, I could hide ’neath the wings of the bluebird as she sings
Wrong Lyric: Oh, apple pie, meet the king of the bluebird fashion rings
Thanks, Kayleigh!


I’ll Be Back Up On My Feet”

Right Lyric: When I find my boots, I know I gotta go
Wrong Lyric: When I find my folks, I know I gotta go
Thanks, Kate!


P.O. Box 9847”

Right Lyric: Wants to meet an eligible young girl
Wrong Lyric: Wants to meet ineligible young girl
Thanks, xxxxx!


I’m Gonna Try [prev. unissued]”

Right Lyric: But I won’t let that girl know ’til I have found my pot of gold
Wrong Lyric: But I won’t let that girl know cheer, I am bound, my thoughts are gone

Right Lyric: And when I feel like turning back, coming home
Wrong Lyric: And when I feel like turning back, hungry moon

Right Lyric: What could I say without the rainbow and the pot of gold?
Wrong Lyric: What could I say without the rainbow under your trombone?

Right Lyric: I’m gonna try
Wrong Lyric: I’m gonna jive
Thanks, Rachel Berlinski!

Head (1968)

Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again?”

Right Lyric: Why won’t you tell me what all, when my soul comes off the shelf
Wrong Lyric: Why won’t you tell me when or when my toucan’s off the hill

Instant Replay (1969)

I won’t Be The Same Without Her”

Right Lyric: She changed my life the day I met her
Wrong Lyric: She changed my life but, nay, I let her


A Man Without A Dream”

Right Lyric: I’ve got a heart that has no home
Wrong Lyric: I’ve got a heart that has no hole


Rosemarie (prev. unissued early version)”

Right Lyric: Three to make it all the way
Wrong Lyric: Trade of bacon, I’ve been waitin’

The Monkees Present (1969)

Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye”

Right Lyric: I’ll be leaving you now
Wrong Lyric: I believe in you now

Right Lyric: Time, time, time is gone
Wrong Lyric: Tom-Tom-Tommy is gone
Thanks, Kayleigh!


Never Tell A Woman Yes”

Right Lyric: And some nights, when I’m at rest
Wrong Lyric: And some nights, when I’m undressed


Mommy and Daddy [prev. unissued version]”

Right Lyric: Ask your mommy if she really gets off on all her pills
Wrong Lyric: Ask your mommy if she really gets off on holidays
Thanks, Little Bird!


Oklahoma Backroom Dancer”

Right Lyric: She’s always appearing with her band of renown
Wrong Lyric: She’s always Roger Ebert with her fan up and down

Right Lyric: You want to go and see her when you’re feeling down
Wrong Lyric: You want to go and see her, but your teeth look brown

Right Lyric: Pardon my baby
Wrong Lyric: Hot enough, baby?

Right Lyric: Like a filter-tip cigarette, she’s wild, but she mild
Wrong Lyric: I feel the sicknesses, she’s wild, but she smiles

Right Lyric: She’s more fun than Colorado and more far out than Maine
Wrong Lyric: She’s more fun than my barber and more far out than lame

Right Lyric: And the goddess of thirst
Wrong Lyric: And she’s taught herself Quidditch

Changes (1970)

You’re So Good To Me”

Right Lyric: You haunt me so I know I’m awake, hey
Wrong Lyric: Touch me, honey, so I know I’m awake, hey

Right Lyric: Check off all that’s on your list, little mama
Wrong Lyric: Check off Harvard on your list, little mama


Lady Jane”

Right Lyric: She’s what I got, Lord
Wrong Lyric: She’s my backbone

Live 1967 (1987)

Gonna Build A Mountain”

Right Lyric: I’ll leave my son in the heaven on earth with the good Lord’s grace
Wrong Lyric: I’ll leave my soul in the heaven on earth where the bulldogs race

Then And Now… The Best Of The Monkees (1986)

A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You”

Right Lyric: Walk out! Girl, don’t you walk out
Wrong Lyric: Walk out! Bill, don’t you walk out


The Girl I Knew Somewhere”

Right Lyric: I just can’t think who in the world was that girl
Wrong Lyric: I just can’t think of when the world was flat, girl
Thanks, :)!

Right Lyric: You’re standing in the places, and you’re staring down through faces
Wrong Lyric: You’re standing in the places, and you’re staring down the faces
Thanks, :)!

Missing Links Volume 1 (1988)

Carlisle Wheeling”

Right Lyric: In a long and involved conversation with myself
Wrong Lyric: In a long, uninvolved conversation with Nesmith
Thanks, Sara!

Right Lyric: If the razor edge of youth-filled love is gone
Wrong Lyric: If the razor at your yute filled dove is long
Thanks, Sara!


Rosemarie”

Right Lyric: It’s time for you to use your head
Wrong Lyric: It’s time for you to lose your head


Time And Time Again”

Right Lyric: Or another girl that’s free and easy
Wrong Lyric: How to love a girl that’s feeling easy

Pool It! (1987)

Long Way Home”

Right Lyric: One summer night a million miles ago
Wrong Lyric: Once I’m a knight a million miles ago


Gettin’ In”

Right Lyric: Don’t be scared to love me, darlin’
Wrong Lyric: Don’t be scared to love me, Brian


Every Step Of The Way”

Right Lyric: I know that things are gettin’ better
Wrong Lyric: Oh no, I think it’s gettin’ better

Right Lyric: I’ll even show you how to strut one day
Wrong Lyric: I need your shoulder, I was drunk one day


Don’t Bring Me Down”

Right Lyric: I was lovin’ you when we were alone
Wrong Lyric: I was drivin’, you and I were in love


Midnight”

Right Lyric: All he would say, it’s what he had to do
Wrong Lyric: No one would say just what a man would do


Since You Went Away”

Right Lyric: You said if I had brains, I would pawn them
Wrong Lyric: You said if I had brains, I would want them

Right Lyric: ’Cause the plants have grown
Wrong Lyric: ’Cause the birds are gone

Right Lyric: My chosen one has chosen to befriend another
Wrong Lyric: My trials and mournment chosen to and from another

Missing Links Volume 2 (1990)

St. Matthew”

Right Lyric: She stoops down to gather partly shattered men
Wrong Lyric: She’s too stoned to gather partly shattered men


If I Ever Get To Saginaw Again”

Right Lyric: A locale that’s somewhat off the beaten track
Wrong Lyric: Colored cow that’s somewhat off the beaten track


Michigan Blackhawk”

Right Lyric: Asked Sally to come with me
Wrong Lyric: Had a salad that called my name

Right Lyric: You can’t be all that busy
Wrong Lyric: You can’t be only fizzy

Missing Links Volume 3 (1996)

Propinquity (I’ve Just Begun To Care)”

Right Lyric: Of the smile that covers teardrops, the way your head yields to your heart
Wrong Lyric: Of the miles that convert teardrops, the way your head hits to your hearts
Thanks, Sara!


You’re So Good”

Right Lyric: If you were hot labor, I would never tire
Wrong Lyric: If you were a hot neighbor, I would never tire


Steam Engine (prev. unissued alternate mix)”

Right Lyric: My baby, she’s aboard your train
Wrong Lyric: My baby, she’s a gorgeous train

Right Lyric: Steam engine, engine ninety-nine
Wrong Lyric: Steam ninja, ninja, there’s ninety-nine
Thanks, Shorty Blackwell!

Justus (1996)

Circle Sky”

Right Lyric: Raison d’être, idol threat
Wrong Lyric: Hey gone Rick, at your grip

Right Lyric: NRG, falling free
Wrong Lyric: Heaven’s cheese, always free


Unlucky Stars”

Right Lyric: Venus and Mars are up in arms
Wrong Lyric: Seems less and less, how rough in ours


Admiral Mike”

Right Lyric: Your copy kills, your copy smells
Wrong Lyric: Your coffee kills, your coffee smells

Right Lyric: Realities are crushed beneath the ads your copy sells
Wrong Lyric: Realities are crushed beneath the abstract comic selves

Right Lyric: There is no truth you cannot maim
Wrong Lyric: There is no fruit you cannot name


Dyin’ Of A Broken Heart”

Right Lyric: It’s not your blood sugar or the Asian flu
Wrong Lyric: It’s not your bugs, sugar, or the Asian booze


I Believe You”

Right Lyric: Achieve escape velocity
Wrong Lyric: The deep escape of life with you

33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee

I Go Ape”

Right Lyric: You bring out the monkey business in me
Wrong Lyric: You break out with my coniferous me

Right Lyric: When you hold my hand I’m a pre-historic man
Wrong Lyric: Hold my hand, it’s Tork man!