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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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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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1960s
Beatles', "Something"
Misheard Lyrics:
A taxi like no other lover
Original Lyrics:
Attracts me like no other lover
Leonard Cohen's, "Lady Midnight"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you want me, you want me, my lord
Original Lyrics:
You've won me, you've won me, my lord
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Mamma Mia"
Misheard Lyrics:
Diarrhea
Original Lyrics:
Mamma Mia
Al Stewart's, "Year of the Cat"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a morning from a forecast moonbeam
Original Lyrics:
On a morning from a Bogart movie
Chicago's, "Hard To Say I'm Sorry"
Misheard Lyrics:
after all that we've been poo i will make it up to fou
Original Lyrics:
After all that we've been through I will make it up to you I promise to
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talking about a live-in.
Original Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in.
Fleetwood Mac's, "Gold Dust Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
You better put your key down my pussy.
Original Lyrics:
You better put your kingdom up for sale.
Jim Croce's, "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm overcome with glow.
Original Lyrics:
I've overcome the blow.
Jose Feliciano's, "Feliz Navidad"
Misheard Lyrics:
Puh-leeze naughty Dad
Original Lyrics:
Feliz Navidad
Led Zeppelin's, "No Quarter"
Misheard Lyrics:
The dogs of doom howl and moan
Original Lyrics:
The dogs of doom are howling more
Olivia Newton-John's, "You're the One That I Want"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're the Weather Boat.
Original Lyrics:
You're the one that I want.
Stealers Wheel's, "Stuck in the Middle with You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, I don't like Kimmy tonight
Original Lyrics:
Well I don't know why I came here tonight
The Tymes', "Ms Grace"
Misheard Lyrics:
Batten down the human race
Original Lyrics:
Satin and perfume and lace
 
1980s
Billy Joel's, "Close To The Borderline"
Misheard Lyrics:
A buck three eighty Won't buy you much lady on the street these days
Original Lyrics:
A buck three eighty Won't buy you much lately on the street these days
Genesis', "Carpet Crawlers"
Misheard Lyrics:
Evil call us
Original Lyrics:
heed their callers
Skid Row's, "18 and Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
18 and Life and couting
Original Lyrics:
18 and life, you got it
Starship's, "We Built This City"
Misheard Lyrics:
Politza got the choco, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
But Wija loves the beat
Original Lyrics:
Police have got the chokehold, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
But we just lost the beat
Stray Cats', "Stray Cat Strut"
Misheard Lyrics:
wow, stray cat, you're a real darn guy
Original Lyrics:
wow, stray cat, you're a real gone guy
 
1990s
Blues Traveler's, "Run-Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
I hope and pray that next Sunday they let you stay
Original Lyrics:
I hope and pray that there's something left to say
Blur's, "Song 2"
Misheard Lyrics:
(Woo-hoo!) When I feel heavy metal (Woo-hoo)
I don't think that I'm able
Original Lyrics:
(Woohoo!) When I feel heavy metal
(Woohoo!)
And I'm pins and I'm needles.
Blur's, "Song 2"
Misheard Lyrics:
All of the time, but I never show when I need you He's a ninja!
Original Lyrics:
All of the time why I'm never sure why I need you Pleased to meet you
Eiffel 65's, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm blue; if I was green I would die
I'm in need of a guy (ba da bee ba da bi)
Original Lyrics:
I'm blue (da ba dee da ba di)
R.E.M.'s, "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite"
Misheard Lyrics:
Coming to Jamaica
Original Lyrics:
Call me when you try to wake her up
Robyn's, "Do You Know What It Takes?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Running around with your Cheetos, Cheetos.
Original Lyrics:
Running around with your cheap talk, cheap talk.
Slipknot's, "Liberate"
Misheard Lyrics:
lubricate, my nana
Original Lyrics:
liberate my madness
Spacehog's, "Anonymous"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have no face, a man on the bus.
Original Lyrics:
I have no face, I am anonymous
 
2000s
AFI's, "Miss Murder"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who would ever let us go to the after party?
Original Lyrics:
Who would ever let us put our filthy hands upon it?
Barenaked Ladies', "The Big Bang Theory Theme"
Misheard Lyrics:
We built the periods
Original Lyrics:
We built the pyramids
Beyonce Knowles', "Crazy in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
(gasp) oh, (gasp) oh,
(gasp) oh, banana
Original Lyrics:
Uh-oh, uh-oh
Uh-oh, oh-na-na.
Howie Day's, "Collide"
Misheard Lyrics:
We somehow fight, you and I, Clyde.
Original Lyrics:
I somehow find you and I collide.
John Mayer's, "Your Body Is a Wonderland"
Misheard Lyrics:
Swimming in a deep sea of blackheads.
Original Lyrics:
Swimming in a deep sea of blankets.
Randy Newman's, "It's a Jungle Out There"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pores are in the very air you breathe
Original Lyrics:
Poison in the very air you breathe
Sean Paul's, "Like Glue"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I don't really care what people say
I don't really watch what them want to do
Original Lyrics:
Well I don't really care what people say
I don't really watch what dem waan do.
Voltaire's, "Land of the Dead"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm foreign out
Original Lyrics:
I'm far renowned
 
2010s
Misheard Lyrics:
F*** us homie
Original Lyrics:
focus on me
Panic! At the Disco's, "Nicotine"
Misheard Lyrics:
So I say damn your kids
And the awful things you do
Original Lyrics:
So I say damn your kiss
And the awful things you do
Pink's, "Just Like Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
We can hit up Ronnie, Ronnie, Ronnie
or
We can get a Grande, Grande, Grande
Original Lyrics:
We came here to run it, run it, run it
The Lone Bellow's, "Cold As It Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dumb as it is I believe I'm a dog
Original Lyrics:
Cold as it is, I wouldn't leave my baby doll
Twenty One Pilots', "Stressed Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wish we could turn back time, to the good DOPE days, when our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out
Original Lyrics:
Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days, when our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out
Voltaire's, "The Devil and Mr. Jones"
Misheard Lyrics:
you are soaring out in the underground
Original Lyrics:
you are so renowned in the underground
 
xmas
Barenaked Ladies', "Green Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
The streaks are filled with Christmas chairs
Original Lyrics:
The streets are filled with Christmas cheer
Bob Seger's, "The Little Drummer Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's s*** to give our king
Original Lyrics:
That's fit to give our king
Celine Dion's, "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
A little isn't love
Original Lyrics:
A little is enough
Jessica Simpson's, "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
Misheard Lyrics:
It doesn't show signs of stuffing
Original Lyrics:
It doesn't show signs of stopping
Jimmy Buffett's, "Jingle Bells"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh what fun on a job's school run in a one-horse open sleigh
Original Lyrics:
Oh what fun on Jah's cool run in a one-horse open sleigh
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band's, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's hope it's a good phone
Without any cheer
Original Lyrics:
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
John Mellencamp's, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
Misheard Lyrics:
She didn't see me green
Original Lyrics:
She didn't see me creep
Jose Feliciano's, "Feliz Navidad"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
From the bottom to the top
Original Lyrics:
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
From the bottom of my heart
Mitch Miller's, "Must Be Santa"
Misheard Lyrics:
Must be Sanka
Original Lyrics:
Must be Santa
The Chipmunks 's, "Silver Bells"
Misheard Lyrics:
Superman, Superman
Original Lyrics:
Silver bells, Silver bells
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