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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
The Beatles', "Strawberry Fields Forever"
Misheard Lyrics:
Strawberry feels forever
Original Lyrics:
Strawberry fields forever
The Kingston Trio's, "Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
And guns, and swords, and unicorns
Were scattered on the ground.
Original Lyrics:
And guns, and swords, and uniforms
Were scattered on the ground.
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
We all mum away.
Original Lyrics:
Ee-e-e-oh-mum-oh-weh
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Take a Chance on Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you're home alone, and it really hurts, you know
Original Lyrics:
If you're all alone, when the pretty birds have flown
Eagles', "Life in the Fast Lane"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lice in the Vaseline
Original Lyrics:
Life in the fast lane
Kiss', "All American Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mama's cold drink
Original Lyrics:
Mama told me
Kiss', "Black Diamond"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is the fault of you too
Original Lyrics:
It seems to follow you too
Kiss', "Flaming Youth"
Misheard Lyrics:
My uniform is leather, and my power is my ace
I'm gettin' it together, to break out of my case
Original Lyrics:
My uniform is leather, and my power is my age
I'm gettin' it together, to break out of my cage
Kiss', "Ladies Room"
Misheard Lyrics:
What bothers me is my way
Original Lyrics:
What follows me is my fame
Kiss', "Ladies Room"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're such a Jew in the road
Original Lyrics:
You're such a jewel in the rough
Kiss', "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em "
Misheard Lyrics:
You wanna sit in my chopper seat
Original Lyrics:
You wanna sit in my driver's seat
Kiss', "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em "
Misheard Lyrics:
You've got to talk to remember
Original Lyrics:
You've got the time to remember
Kiss', "Room Service"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because a hotel all alone is not a rock and roll soft drink
Original Lyrics:
Because a hotel all alone is not a rock and roll star's dream
Radio Commercial's, "Barnett Bank"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your word's more than you think at Barnett Bank (2x)
Original Lyrics:
You're worth more than you think at Barnett Bank (2x)
Simon and Garfunkel's, "Kathy's Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
And so, Cecilia, I have come to doubt.
All that I once held as true.
Original Lyrics:
And so you see I have come to doubt.
All that I once held as true.
Sugarloaf's, "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Its like, uh, junk-haulin' George.
Original Lyrics:
It's like John, Paul and George.
 
1980s
Alexander O'Neal's, "Criticize"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause your bum's itching ain't mine
Original Lyrics:
'Cause your conversation ain't right.
Baltimora's, "Tarzan Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gimme the order, gimme the order
or
Gimme another, gimme another
Original Lyrics:
Gimme the other, gimme the other.
Baltimora's, "Tarzan Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
On a shiny afternoon
or
On a Sunday afternoon
Original Lyrics:
On a sunny afternoon
Pat Benatar's, "Fire and Ice"
Misheard Lyrics:
Foreign Ice
Original Lyrics:
Fire and ice
Pete Townsend's, "Let My Love "
Misheard Lyrics:
It might've opened the door
Original Lyrics:
Let my love open the door
Scandal's, "The Warrior"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hearts are what you'll win
If you survive
Original Lyrics:
Heart to heart you'll win
If you survive
The Kings', "This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide"
Misheard Lyrics:
You said to ring you up when I was in Tehran-a
Original Lyrics:
You said to ring you up when I was in Toronto
 
1990s
Commercial's, "Twister"
Misheard Lyrics:
The hot Spock
Original Lyrics:
The hot spot
Nirvana's, "All Apologies"
Misheard Lyrics:
All in all is all we all are.
Original Lyrics:
All in all is all we are
Nirvana's, "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle"
Misheard Lyrics:
My favorite patient, a display of patience,
'Cause he's got a Puget Sound.
Original Lyrics:
Our favorite patient, a display of patience
Disease covered Puget Sound.
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Under The Bridge"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh god, oh bite my love
Original Lyrics:
Forgot about my love.
Sugar Ray's, "Every Morning"
Misheard Lyrics:
Catherine Morgan
Original Lyrics:
Every morning, every morning
 
2000s
Fall Out Boy's, "Dance Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
One two horse in the barn now
Original Lyrics:
I'm two quarters and a heart down.
Fall Out Boy's, "Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put them in the back of a squad car, Australian men
Original Lyrics:
Put him in the back of a squad car, restrain that man
Fall Out Boy's, "Hum Hallelujah"
Misheard Lyrics:
So hum hall-lay-lujah, just off the key in reason
Original Lyrics:
So hum hallelujah, just off the key of reason
Fall Out Boy's, "Hum Hallelujah"
Misheard Lyrics:
The teenage bow in the parking lot, till tons they do them part
Original Lyrics:
A teenage vow in a parking lot, till tonight do us part
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar We're Going Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're going down, down da dee doo doo doo da
Original Lyrics:
We're going down, down in an earlier round
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
A Loki jaw complex
Original Lyrics:
A loaded God complex
Fall Out Boy's, "The Take Over, the Break's Over"
Misheard Lyrics:
Would you rather be a weiro, or a divorcee
Original Lyrics:
Wouldn't you rather be a widow, than a divorcee
Katy Perry's, "Hot N Cold"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah, you pee a mess
Like a bitch I would know
Original Lyrics:
Yeah you PMS
Like a bitch I would know
Lady Gaga's, "Poker Face"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cherry pie, cherry pie . . .
Original Lyrics:
Can't read my, can't read my . . .
Theme Songs', "American Dragon: Jake Long"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please outwit the dragon
Original Lyrics:
Breakdown with the dragon
Weezer's, "Buddy Holly"
Misheard Lyrics:
What did we ever do to these guys that they’d insult my love
Original Lyrics:
What did we ever do to these guys that made them sooo violent
 
2010s
Bruno Mars', "Grenade"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd throw my pants on a plane for you.
Original Lyrics:
I'd throw my hands on a blade for you.
Ed Sheeran's, "Thinking Out Loud"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby, we don't like the way we are
Original Lyrics:
(That) Maybe we found love right where we are
Ed Sheeran's, "Thinking Out Loud"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kiss me up in the light of the fire department
Original Lyrics:
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Fall Out Boy's, "Centuries"
Misheard Lyrics:
Heavy metal broke my hair
Original Lyrics:
Heavy metal broke my heart
Jason Derulo's, "Stupid Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
To Cheryl's Facebook page
Original Lyrics:
To share a Facebook page
Lana Del Rey's, "Ride"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a sinner, not a very popular one
Original Lyrics:
I was a singer, not a very popular one
Lana Del Rey's, "Velvet Crowbar"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm watching you sleep afraid you'll stop breathing
Original Lyrics:
I'm watching you sleep pray you'll start breathing
Misheard Lyrics:
salad wallet
Original Lyrics:
stylin' wilin'
Nicky Blitz's, "Alex"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm that widow from the other night
~~later~~
I never liked people that pee
Original Lyrics:
I'm that weirdo from the other night
~~later~~
I never liked people like me
Taylor Swift's, "Blank Space"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got lonely Starbucks lovers, they'll tell you I'm a pain
Original Lyrics:
Got a long list of ex-lovers, they'll tell you I'm insane
 
country
Billy Currington's, "That's How Country Boys Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you're broke on your @ss, they'll give you the shirt off their back.
Original Lyrics:
If you're broke and you ask, they'll give you the shirt off their back.
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