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Misheard Lyrics

This section is for misheard song lyrics (also called mondegreens). Misheard lyrics occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody.

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ONE WEEK NOTICE: "This Is Me"

Come one, come all, to the greatest challenge on earth! Parody the Oscar nominated hit song: "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman! Everybody's invited! (Comments & Parodies)

Feb 9
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Malibu" 2.0 (For February 16)

The core of One Week Notice is this: We all write parodies of the same original song - and then we post them on the same day! (Comments & Parodies)

Feb 2
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Malibu"

Come and join us again in our One Week Notice competition! It's Miley Week, with her brand new hit "Malibu" from 2017! (Comments & Parodies)

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Cast of 'Bjorn Again Live''s, "Dancing Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tangerine, oh yeah
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life.
Original Lyrics:
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life.

The Story....

My sister and I took our mother for her birthday to see "Bjorn Again" last month. She had always loved ABBA and was the music that made her the happiest. So we had a great time singing and dancing during the show. But when we heard our mom sing 'tangerine' in the lyric, I just couldn't believe it. But the lyrics didn't matter as much as the feeling and the music, proven after seeing my mother smiling so big while she's singing about a fruit making a beat. Probably my biggest laugh all year.

Story about this misheard lyric by: mattLA

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Misheard Lyrics -> Latest Entries

 
1960s
Dusty Springfield's, "Son of a Preacher Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a creature-man
Original Lyrics:
The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Matt Monro's, "From Russia with Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
But oh, you won't let me sew
Original Lyrics:
But oh, you haunted me so
The Doors', "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Show me the way
To the next whiskey bottle
Original Lyrics:
Show me the way
To the next whiskey bar
 
1970s
10cc's, "The Things We Do for Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you're feeling like a part of you is Diane
Original Lyrics:
When you're feeling like a part of you is dying
Atlanta Rhythm Section's, "So Into You"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I walked into the room, there was voodoo in the back
Original Lyrics:
When I walked into the room, there was voodoo in the vibes
Bob Dylan's, "Tangled Up in Blue"
Misheard Lyrics:
Had enough of the East Coast
Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through
Original Lyrics:
Heading out for the East Coast
Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through
Misheard Lyrics:
Tight pants; points; hollering out
Original Lyrics:
Tight pants; points hardly renowned
Chic's, "Le Freak"
Misheard Lyrics:
Said she
Said Chic
Original Lyrics:
C'est Chic
Commodores', "Brick House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Built like an antidote
Original Lyrics:
Built like an Amazon
Gloria Gaynor's, "Never Can Say Goodbye"
Misheard Lyrics:
I never can save your diaper
Original Lyrics:
I never can say goodbye, boy
Harry Nilsson's, "Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Carry me
Original Lyrics:
I can't live
Jackson Browne's, "Stay"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now if the voters don’t mind,
And you, you don’t mind
Original Lyrics:
Now the promoter don't mind
And the union don’t mind
Manfred Mann's Earth Band's, "Blinded By The Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
And little Early-Wurly came and ate his curly-wurly.
Original Lyrics:
And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-whirly.
Player's, "Prisoner of Your Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Christians of Yola
Original Lyrics:
Prisoner of your love
The Police's, "Message in a Bottle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sailing out on SOS
Original Lyrics:
Sending out an SOS
 
1980s
A Flock of Seagulls', "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)"
Misheard Lyrics:
And if I feel this way for so long
Tell me, is it all the things?
Just don't walk out the door.
Original Lyrics:
And if I feel this way for so long,
Tell me is it all for nothing?
You'll still walk out the door.
Billy Joel's, "A Matter of Trust"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Corey Mason from the band, "With A Passionate Spark"
Original Lyrics:
The core remains from what began with a passionate spark
Elvis Costello's, "Glitter Gulch"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every step might be your last
Put a sizer in your ass
Original Lyrics:
Every step might be your last
Money signs are in your eyes
Phil Collins', "In the Air Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hola
Original Lyrics:
Oh lord
Roberta Flack's, "Together Through the Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like to set your sweet insanity
Original Lyrics:
Life is such a sweet insanity
Ronnie Hazlehurst's, "Only Fools And Horses"
Misheard Lyrics:
God bless Bookie Street
Viva Bookie Street
Long live Bookie Street
C'est magnifique, Bookie Street.
Original Lyrics:
God bless Hooky Street
Viva Hooky Street
Long live Hooky Street
C'est magnifique, Hooky Street.
Terence Trent D'Arby's, "Wishing Well"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm wishing well we both like tea
Original Lyrics:
A wishing well of butterfly tears
The Police's, "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
Misheard Lyrics:
A-boo boo boo, a-ba ba ba
Original Lyrics:
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
The Police's, "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do I have to say I'm sorry
Original Lyrics:
Do I have to tell the story
The Smiths', "This Charming Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just a country boy
Original Lyrics:
A jumped-up pantry boy
Thompson Twins', "Hold Me Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hold me in your loving arms
Warm my cold Italian heart
Ooh-ooh-ooh, stay with me
Original Lyrics:
Hold me in your loving arms
Warm my cold and tired heart
Ooh-ooh-ooh, stay with me.
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
I passed the brains down in Africa.
Original Lyrics:
I bless the rains down in Africa.
 
1990s
Anthrax's, "Sects"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bart's killers holding hands
Do not fight the odds
Try to make 'em sick drink up
Be married and be gay
Original Lyrics:
Bart's killers holding hands
Do not fight the odds
Try to make 'em sick drink up
Be merry and be dead
Blind Melon's, "No Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know I like to keep my sheets dry today.
Original Lyrics:
Ya know, I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today.
Cornershop's, "Brimful of Asha"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dream full of apples
Original Lyrics:
Brimful of Asha
Depeche Mode's, "Personal Jesus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ya'll like brain for dinner ya know I'm a force feeder.
Original Lyrics:
I will deliver you know I'm a forgiver.
Sheryl Crow's, "If It Makes You Happy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put on a punk show
Played for my Skittles
Original Lyrics:
Put on a poncho
Played for mosquitoes.
Sting's, "Fields of Gold"
Misheard Lyrics:
Among the fields of Ollie
Original Lyrics:
Upon the fields of barley
 
2000s
Ashlee Simpson's, "Pieces of Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Of the pieces, pieces, pieces of meat
Original Lyrics:
Of the pieces, pieces, pieces of me
Incubus', "Warning"
Misheard Lyrics:
She won't give a warning
Original Lyrics:
She woke in the morning
Jimmy Eat World's, "Big Casino"
Misheard Lyrics:
(Get up, get up) Turn my admission
(Get up, get up) Fire up the sister
Original Lyrics:
(Get up, get up) Turn my ignition
(Get up, get up) Fire up the system
Jimmy Eat World's, "The Middle"
Misheard Lyrics:
It just takes some time, little girl
Living when the help arrives
Original Lyrics:
It just takes some time little girl.
You're in the middle of the ride
Manic Street Preachers', "If You Tolerate This"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've watched bar rumbles but not with real intent
Original Lyrics:
I've walked La Ramblas but not with real intent
The Young Veins', "The Other Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
When he's with you, you're the girl
When he's with you, you're the girl
Original Lyrics:
When he's with the other girl
When he's with the other girl
 
2010s
Belly's, "Man Listen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Manwich, Manwich...all I want is a sandwich.
Original Lyrics:
Man listen, man listen...all I got is this ambition.
Bruno Mars', "Locked Out of Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
You make me feel light
Original Lyrics:
You make me feel like
Childish Gambino's, "Redbone (radio edit)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't it crazy?
Original Lyrics:
Baby creepin'
Ed Sheeran's, "Shape of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm in love with Barney
Original Lyrics:
I'm in love with your body
Future's, "Mask Off"
Misheard Lyrics:
Represent, gotta represent
Original Lyrics:
Rep the set, gotta rep the set
Harry Styles', "Sign of the Times"
Misheard Lyrics:
If we never learn, we been here before
Why are we always struck and running from
The bullied? The bullied?
Original Lyrics:
If we never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets
In Flames', "Enter Tragedy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Winter tragedy
Slash my soul
Original Lyrics:
Enter tragedy
Slash my soul
Justin Timberlake's, "Can't Stop the Feeling"
Misheard Lyrics:
The way I'm high when I'm getting new clothes
Original Lyrics:
Nowhere to hide when I'm gettin' you close
Of Monsters and Men's, "Little Talks"
Misheard Lyrics:
Though the truth may bury this.
S*** will kill y’all
Original Lyrics:
Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our
idolm@ster's, "Beyond the Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
we can be whatever wand
Original Lyrics:
we can be whatever want
 
country
Shania Twain's, "You've Got a Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
You gotta wait and see
Original Lyrics:
You've got a way it seems
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