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    There's a bathroom on the right

    Real Lyric: There's a bad moon on the rise

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    The story:

    I was at a party and someone asked where the bathroom was.
    Instead of just answering, I sang the words "there's a bathroom
    on the right." Everyone burst out laughing, and it wasn't until
    someone explained it to me that I realized I had been completely
    wrong for five years.

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    So very wacky!

    irabae Mar 31, 2015 3:30 am


    Classic misheard! It would be a good idea to call in on your local classic rock or such station, on April Fools' Day, and tell them you want to hear "There's a Bathroom on the Right" by CCR. Now that would be funny, imo!

    Marcus Feb 09, 2015 4:19 pm


    I heard baboon instead of bathroom

    herring94 Apr 06, 2013 11:39 pm


    I should sing that the next time someone asks me for directions to the bathroom and see how they react!

    Seikatsu5 Jan 16, 2013 11:41 pm


    I heard this as I singing it in the car on the radio and my mom laughed when I got to that part and corrected me. It seemed to fit the song because the singer is like a narrator who tells of these horrible things that are happening and knows the audience is nervous and may need to know where the bathroom is.

    benmac1089 Oct 11, 2012 9:23 pm


    John Fogerty actually sings it that way at the end of live versions.

    bonniehoy Aug 19, 2012 7:10 pm


    I always think of "bathroom on the right" whenever I hear this song after hearing Bob Saget say it in an episode of "Full House" many MOONS ago!

    chizer May 25, 2012 12:28 pm


    John Fogerty actually sang this as a joke. You can bet there are people are saying "see i was right!

    bluesbaby Dec 18, 2011 4:45 pm


    Saturday Night Live used this lyric in their "Misconceptions" spoof commercial for a music compilation cd, "the songs you thought you knew." Thanks to that, I've always sung it this way too.

    David_V Jun 29, 2011 6:04 pm


    Funny enough there is a parody of this song on Bobrivers.com called "Bathroom on the right" http://www.bobrivers.com/#v8470 so thats funny, it DOES sound like bathroom though!

    DXMarx Mar 01, 2011 12:02 pm


    Even though I know the correct lyrics, I still hear 'bathroom on the right.'

    alikat Oct 23, 2010 5:44 pm


    My Mother used to think that was the way the song went! My Dad made fun of her all the time! Hilarious!

    PhillyBob Sep 27, 2009 1:49 pm


    my husband always sang it like that to be funny (and it was the first time b/c i had never heard it before) according to him it is a well established misquote. in 2008 we went to see john fogerty and he actually sang it that way one time and even pointed to the right!!! We both rolled!!!! The Revival tour...good concert-great seats.

    kysteelerja Sep 19, 2009 8:37 pm


    It could also be misunderstood as "There's a baboon on the ride", as in a ride at an amusement park.

    WalrusGumbel Jun 11, 2009 10:14 pm


    I guess you would be in for nasty weather if this guy is searching that bad for a bathroom.

    JMonkey Apr 20, 2009 11:12 am


    my dad thought the same thing for many years.lol

    stevenskat Mar 29, 2009 1:34 pm


    Even though I know the real words, I like this version better, too.

    shortstop Feb 22, 2009 2:56 am


    Strangely enough, CCR did use "There's a bathroom on the right!" in one gig. I guess they needed a little joke.

    Bulkdarthdan Jan 10, 2009 7:50 pm


    This is a very common mishearing

    Debbie Jan 07, 2009 6:20 pm


    I thought that's what it was for the longest time too!

    netters Dec 09, 2008 5:07 pm


    my ex-stepdad used to sing it this way jokingly ( he knew the real words..lol) i thought he was serious so i always sang it that way until igot seriously laughed at for it was very confused why everyone thought it was so funny.... then it was explained to me...

    yeahme Nov 26, 2008 6:37 pm


    I always thought it was "There's a bedroom on the right"

    SupaStar Nov 11, 2008 3:58 pm


    Apparently, "Weird Al" Yankevic thought this was a keeper, too, since he recorded a parody of "Bad Moon Rising" to this effect!

    drruth82 Sep 25, 2008 12:58 pm


    I think this is hilarious. It's my favourite.

    eandrews Sep 01, 2008 5:28 am


    Who DOESN'T hear it that way? Makes much more sense.

    Robert Jul 23, 2008 2:04 pm