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 The National that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996.
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There are 10 misheard song lyrics for The National on amIright currently.
Egypt walked away
You just walked away
Didn't want to be your goat
Didn't want to be anyone's goat
Didn't want to be your ghost
Didn't want to be anyone's ghost
Sleep in our clothes and wait for women to leave
Sleep in our clothes and wait for winter to leave
You’re murdering me lately
You’re measuring me lately
"Don't Swallow The Cap"
Don't swallow the cat
Don't swallow the cap
Living or dying in the open means nothing to me
But it will take about a war to kill a college man like me
Living or dying in New York it means nothing to me
But it will take a better war to kill a college man like me
"Looking for Astronauts"
We're out looking for restaurants
Looking for restaurants
We're out looking for astronauts
Looking for astronauts
"Mistaken For Strangers"
I look and fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults
Elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults
"Racing Like a Pro"
Your mind is racing like a pronoun
Your mind is racing like a pro now
"Sea of Love"
What did our love teach you
What did Harvard teach you
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