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Misheard song lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Melanie (with The Edwin Hawkins Singers) that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

There are 1 misheard song lyrics for Melanie (with The Edwin Hawkins Singers) on amIright currently.

"Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let your white bird smile on
At the one who's dead and brown
Original Lyrics:
Let your white birds smile up
At the ones who stand and
I would be lying if I thought this song was about anything except a mass religious suicide ('We bled inside each other's wounds. We all had caught the same disease." - from the very first time I heard it I have been unable to form any other interpretation. Melanie's dismaying, hypnotic, dirge-like cry depresses the hell out of me every time I hear the song, in the same way you can't stop looking at people trying to escape a flaming car wreck (wasn't that long after the horror of Jayne Mansfield's car crash death as well). The Edwin Hawkins singers' brilliant soaring harmonies and piano are the only things that make it listenable for me. I cannot believe no-one has brought this up before.

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