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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
BJ Thomas', "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"
Misheard Lyrics:
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red
Original Lyrics:
But that doesn't mean my eyes have to be turning red
 
1970s
Black Sabbath's, "War Pigs"
Misheard Lyrics:
Treating people just like voltages
Original Lyrics:
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds', "Don't Pull Your Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't pull your love out of me baby
Original Lyrics:
Don't pull your love out on me, baby.
Led Zeppelin's, "Misty Mountain Hop"
Misheard Lyrics:
A hamster said "Please, hey, would you care
To all get in line?"
Original Lyrics:
Asked us, said "Please, hey, would we care
To all get in line?"
Queen's, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beelzebub is a devil with a scythe for me
Original Lyrics:
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me
Queen's, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bris milah!
Original Lyrics:
Bismillah!
Steele Dan's, "Peg"
Misheard Lyrics:
Scat, go pack some pooh.
Original Lyrics:
Peg it will come back to you
Steely Dan's, "Peg"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've seen your cunt hair
Your name in lights above it.
I see your asshole, too.
Even smell some pooh.
Original Lyrics:
I've seen your picture
Your name in lights above it
This is your big debut
It's like a dream come true
Styx's, "Miss America"
Misheard Lyrics:
Darn you, Miss America!
Original Lyrics:
Aren't you? Miss America
The Eagles', "Hotel California"
Misheard Lyrics:
Relax said the night man
We are so glad to be seeing you.
Original Lyrics:
'Relax', said the night man.
'We are programmed to receive.'
The Eagles', "Hotel California"
Misheard Lyrics:
We haven't had that spear in here since 1969
Original Lyrics:
We haven't had that spirit here since 1969.
The Moments', "All I Have"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go to Hell.
Aw, go to Hell.
And all I have left is my love for you.
Original Lyrics:
All I have,
Aw, all I have,
And all I have left is my love for you.
Theme Songs', "Diff'rent Strokes"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Millard boy, he's a man of the
Original Lyrics:
A man is born, he's a man of means
 
1980s
Air Supply's, "All Out of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I capitulate to say I was so wrong
Original Lyrics:
I can't be too late to say I was so wrong
Atlantic Starr's, "Always"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh your like the sun! Chasing all over raven waves!
Original Lyrics:
Ooh, you're like the sun chasing all of the rain away
Australian Crawl's, "Reckless (Don't Be So ...)"
Misheard Lyrics:
As the Mandalit ferry cuts its way to Serengay.
Original Lyrics:
As the Manly Ferry cuts its way to Circular Quay.
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to beat it beat it
Show them how funky, show us your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Original Lyrics:
Beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated.
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight.
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right.
Suzanne Vega's, "Luka"
Misheard Lyrics:
My napiisami puussame is Hookah
Original Lyrics:
My name is Luka
The Pogues Feat. Kirsty MacColl's, "Fairytale Of New York"
Misheard Lyrics:
God, I'm the lucky one. Connected into one.
Original Lyrics:
Got on a lucky one. Came in eighteen to one.
The Pogues', "Fairytale Of New York"
Misheard Lyrics:
The boys of the NYPD choir still singing, going grey.
Original Lyrics:
The boys of the nypd choir were singing 'Galway Bay'
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like a leopress above the Serengeti.
Original Lyrics:
As sure as Kilamanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.
Van Halen's, "Panama"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hang 'em all!
Original Lyrics:
Panama
 
1990s
Aerosmith's, "Livin' on the Edge"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're livin' in the fridge We're livin' in the fridge We're livin' in the fridge We're livin' in the fridge
Original Lyrics:
We're livin' on the edge We're livin' on the edge We're livin' on the edge We're livin' on the edge
Grant Kirkhope's, "DK Rap (Donkey Kong 64 Intro)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Brinstar has a funny name.
Original Lyrics:
This Kong has a funny face.
Joey Diggs', "Always Coca-Cola"
Misheard Lyrics:
The bars will always shine, the birds will always sing.
Original Lyrics:
The stars will always shine, the birds will always sing.
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Scar Tissue"
Misheard Lyrics:
With your brother's shed is so lonely with you
Original Lyrics:
With the birds I'll share this lonely view
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Under the Bridge"
Misheard Lyrics:
Carlos Santana
Original Lyrics:
Under the bridge downtown
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Under the Bridge"
Misheard Lyrics:
Carlos Santana
Original Lyrics:
Under the bridge downtown
Shania Twain's, "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under"
Misheard Lyrics:
Boobs fed, have boobs fed and honored
Original Lyrics:
Whose bed have your boots been under?
Underworld's, "Stagger"
Misheard Lyrics:
I found you shopping in your overalls, Wardour Street
Original Lyrics:
I found you shopping in Europa on Wardour Street
 
2000s
Black Eyed Peas', "Don't Lie"
Misheard Lyrics:
What you gonna do with your Pom poms down?
If I'm ever seeing you, put your Pom poms down
Original Lyrics:
What you gonna do when it all comes out?
When I really see you and what you're all about
Coldplay's, "Viva La Vida"
Misheard Lyrics:
I see the mirror, myself
I see the missionaries in a far out field
Original Lyrics:
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
Counting Crows', "Big Yellow Taxi"
Misheard Lyrics:
They pay paradise, put up a f***ing life
Original Lyrics:
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.
My Chemical Romance's, "The Sharpest Lives"
Misheard Lyrics:
So why don't you blow me
Or kiss me as we...[indistinguishable]
Original Lyrics:
So why don't you blow me
A kiss before she goes
 
2010s
Echosmith's, "Cool Kids"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wish that I could be like the cookies
'Cause all the cookies, they seem to fit in
I wish that I could be like the cookies
Like the cookies
Original Lyrics:
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
'Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Like the cool kids
Foster The People's, "Pumped Up Kicks"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the other kids with the pumped up kids
You better run, better run, outrun my girl
All the other kids with the pumped up kids
You better run, better run, faster than my brother
Original Lyrics:
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You better run, better run, outrun my gun.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.
Kat McSnatch's, "I Don't Like You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give up booze or go away
I've got better things to do with my day
Get it through your head
I don't like you
Original Lyrics:
Give up loser go away
I've got better things to do with my day
Get it through your head
I don't like you
Lady Gaga's, "Alejandro"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't bother me, don't bother me, Aliango
I want you babe, I want you babe, Fernando
Don't want to kiss, don't want to touch
Just smoke my cigarette blood
Don't bother me, don't bother me, Fernando Aliango, Aliango Ali-Ali-Ango, Ali-Ali-Ango
Original Lyrics:
Don't bother me, don't bother me, AlejandroI'm not your babe, I'm not your babe, Fernando
Don't want to kiss, don't want to touch
Just smoke my cigarette and hush
Don't call me name, don't call my name, Roberto Alejandro, Alejandro Ale-ale-jandro, Ale-ale-jandro
Lady Gaga's, "Bad Kids"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're a broken baby
Original Lyrics:
You're a bad kid, baby
Lady Gaga's, "Born This Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
Save DNA
Original Lyrics:
Same DNA
Lorde's, "Team"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wait 'til you're announced, we've not yet lost all our changes. The hounds will stay in chains Look upon your greatness that you send The courthouse in The courthouse in The courthouse in The courthouse in
Original Lyrics:
Wait 'til you're announced, we've not yet lost all our graces. The hounds will stay in chains Look upon your greatness that you send The call I'll send The call I'll send The call I'll send The call I'll send
Maroon 5's, "Moves Like Jagger"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kiss me to your junk and I'll hold you
Original Lyrics:
Kiss me 'til you're drunk and I'll show you
Taylor Swift's, "Blank Space"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gotta love my Starbucks lovers
Original Lyrics:
Got a long list of ex-lovers
Taylor Swift's, "I Wished on a Plane"
Misheard Lyrics:
Throwing panties at a fountain, staring at a mountain
Original Lyrics:
Throwing pennies at a fountain, staring at a mountain
Taylor Swift's, "Starlight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a Barbie on the boardwalk, summer of '45
Original Lyrics:
I met Bobby on the boardwalk, summer of '45
Taylor Swift's, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
Misheard Lyrics:
black together
Original Lyrics:
back together
 
christian
Newsboys', "Live with Abandon"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna live like a bandit
Give you all that I am
Original Lyrics:
I wanna live with abandon
Give You all that I am
 
country
Frankie Valli's, "Grease"
Misheard Lyrics:
We gotta plug her sting, we gotta feed her right
Original Lyrics:
We gotta plug and think, we gotta feed it right
Shania Twain's, "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Boobs fed have your boobs fed and honored
Original Lyrics:
Whose bed have your boots been under?
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