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Fun Music Information -> John Prine

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New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"The Sourceless River""The Bottomless Lake"Lori Tirol
"The Shoreless Ocean""The Bottomless Lake"Lori Tirol
"The Topless Cave""The Bottomless Lake"Lori Tirol

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Wedding Day In Funeralville,"There is no place with this name.Yvette Bristle
"Illegal Smile,"There's no law against smiling.Yvette Bristle
"The Bottomless Lake,"All lakes have bottoms.Yvette Bristle
"Some Humans Ain't Human,"This is an oxymoron. All humans are human.Yvette Bristle
"Living In The Future,"One can only live in the present.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Sam Stone," John Prine
"And When I Die," Blood, Sweat & Tears"Please Don't Bury Me," John Prine
"Hello In There," John Prine"Hello Hello Hello," New England
"Please Don't Bury Me," John Prine"I Will Survive," Gloria Gaynor

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Sam Tone" originally "Sam Stone"
Amber Penn
"Illegal Mile" originally "Illegal Smile"
Sutch
"Hello In Here" originally "Hello In There"
Peter
"Hell In There" originally "Hello In There"
Peter

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Same Stone" originally "Sam Stone"
Aber Penn
"Slam Stone" originally "Sam Stone"
Aber Penn
"Illegal Smiler" originally "Illegal Smile"
Norman Cornelius
"Illegal Simile" originally "Illegal Smile"
Heather Brockwell

Change a Letter:

"Bedding Day In Funeralville" originally "Wedding Day In Funeralville"
Melanie Bianca Green
"Welding Day In Funeralville" originally "Wedding Day In Funeralville"
Melanie Bianca Green
"Some Humans Ain't Hunan" originally "Some Humans Ain't Human"
Some aren't from Hunan, China. Now possible title
Samantha Wayland
"Sore Humans Ain't Human" originally "Some Humans Ain't Human"
Still a literally impossible title
Samantha Wayland
"Same Humans Ain't Human" originally "Some Humans Ain't Human"
Even more confused than original!
Samantha Wayland

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"That's the Way the World Goes 'Round"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a happy enchilada and it thinks it's going to town
Original Lyrics:
There's a half an inch of water and you think your gonna drown
"Thats The Way The World Go's Round"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a happy enchilada and you thing your gonna drown
That's the way that the world goes 'round.
Original Lyrics:
It's a half an inch of water, and you think your gonna drown
That's the way that the world goes 'round.
"Grandpa Was A Carpenter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stained glass in every window
Urinate in every pew.
Original Lyrics:
Stained glass in every window
Hearing aids in every pew.
"World Goes Round"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a habit that you wallow
When ya think you're gonna drown.
Original Lyrics:
It's a half an inch of water
And ya think you're gonna drown.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"That's the Way the World Goes 'Round"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a happy enchilada and it thinks it's going to town
Original Lyrics:
There's a half an inch of water and you think your gonna drown

Story about this misheard lyric by: Sam Brockman

A woman requested the song and John Prine could not come up with the right song until she sang it. This is the version of the misheard lyrics John Prine related in concert in Tulsa, OK.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore"
The Funny Lyrics:
While digesting reader's digest in the back of the dirty book store
a plastic flag with gum on the back fell out on the floor
well I picked it up and I ran outside and slapped it on my windshield
and if I could see old betsy ross, I'd tell her how good I feel
Why They're Funny:
He's digesting reader's digest...
and he's reading that in an adult bookstore instead of porn
Submitted by: Tania Wyep
"Illegal Smile"
The Funny Lyrics:
A bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down
and won
and it was 12 o'clock before I realized I was having
no fun
Why They're Funny:
He was stared down by a bowl of oatmeal
Submitted by: Tania Wyep
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Ain't Hurtin' Nobody"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Farm machinery eating people’s arms and legs
Why They're Inappropriate:
How can you joke about someone losing limbs in farming accidents like that.
Submitted by: harderman
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Grampa Was A Carpenter"
The Lyrics:
Grampa was a carpenter
He built houses, stores and banks
Chain-smoked Camel cigarettes
And hammered nails in planks
He was level on the level
And shaved even every door
And voted for Eisenhower 'cause Lincoln won the war
Who They Mention:
Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Abraham Lincoln
Submitted by: Tarzan
"Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore"
The Lyrics:
While digesting Reader's Digest in the back of the dirty book store
A plastic flag with gum on the back fell out on the floor
Well I picked it up and I ran outside and slapped it on my windshield
And if I could see old Betsy Ross, I'd tell her how good I feel
Who They Mention:
Betsy Ross
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore"
The Lyrics:
While digesting Reader's Digest in the back of the dirty book store
A plastic flag with gum on the back fell out on the floor
Well I picked it up and I ran outside and slapped it on my windshield
And if I could see old Betsy Ross, I'd tell her how good I feel
Product Brand Name:
Reader's Digest
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Pretty Good"
The Lyrics:
I heard Allah and Buddah
Were singing at the Saviour's feast
And up in the sky
An Arabian rabbi
Fed Quaker Oats to a priest
Pretty good
Not bad
They can't complain
'Cause actually, all them Gods are just about the same
Product Brand Name:
Quaker Oats
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Ain't Hurtin' Nobody"
The Song Lyrics:
At the beach in Indiana
I was nine years old
Heard Little Richard singing Tutti Frutti
From the top
of a telephone pole
Song They Mention:
Tutti Frutti
Submitted by: Taylor
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Ain't Hurtin' No Body" originally "Ain't Hurtin' Nobody"
Submitted by: Sutch
"Ain't Hurt in Nobody" originally "Ain't Hurtin' Nobody"
Submitted by: Sutch

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Saddle in the Rain"
The Lyrics:
Try spending the night sometime
All alone in a frozen room
Afterneath you've lain
Your saddle in the rain
Why:
Afterneath you've lain? "Afterneath isn't even a word... cracks me up every time.
Submitted by: Denne
 

Band Name Anagrams:

John R. Pine Submitted by: Melanie Bianca Green
He Pro Jinn Submitted by: Reese Witherfork

Song Title Anagrams:

"Millie's Legal" originally "Illegal Smile"
I knew a "Millie" so mean she shouldn't have been!
Submitted by: Roxane Drake
"I Tame Good" originally "A Good Time"
Submitted by: Loree Dare
"Go To Media" originally "A Good Time"
Submitted by: Loree Dare
"A Good Item" originally "A Good Time"
Submitted by: Loree Dare
"I Got A Demo" originally "A Good Time"
Submitted by: Loree Dare

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Hello In There"
The Lyrics:
John and Linda live in Omaha
And Joe is somewhere on the road
We lost Davy in the Korean War
I still don't know what for
Why:
Omaha, Nebraska
Korea
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Paradise"
The Lyrics:
When I was a child, my family would travel
Down to Western Kentucky, where my parents were born
And there's a backwards old town, that's often remembered
So many times, that my memories are worn

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Why:
Muhlenberg County, in western Kentucky (and a defunct town called Paradise)
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

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