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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
Frank Zappa's, "Who Needs the Peace Corps"
Misheard Lyrics:
How I love you Chris Grove!
Original Lyrics:
How I love you Frisco!
Glen Campbell's, "Where's The Playground, Susie?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where the playground should be
If I don't go I won't know my way around
Original Lyrics:
Where's the playground, Susie?
You're the one who's supposed to know her way around
Scott McKenzie's, "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers In You"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you're going to San Francisco
You're gonna meet some general people there.
Original Lyrics:
If you're going to San Francisco
You're gonna meet some gentle people there.
Simon And Garfunkel's, "The Boxer"
Misheard Lyrics:
For a pocket full of gumballs, such are promises.
Original Lyrics:
For a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises.
Misheard Lyrics:
In letters of coal on a snow white kite.
Original Lyrics:
In letters of gold on a snow white kite.
Simon and Garfunkel's, "Scarborough Fair/Canticle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Remember me to Underwood Square
Original Lyrics:
Remember me to one who lives there
The Four Tops', "Reach Out I'll Be There"
Misheard Lyrics:
Richard, I'll be there
Original Lyrics:
Reach out, I'll be there
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Dancing Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dancing quee, feel the beat of the tangerine
Original Lyrics:
Dancing queen, feel the beat of the tambourine
ABBA's, "Mamma Mia"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hawking a resistor
Original Lyrics:
How can I resist you?
Bob Marley's, "I Shot the Sheriff"
Misheard Lyrics:
They say they want to bring me Indian chief for the killing of a deputy.
Original Lyrics:
They say they want to bring me in guilty For the killing of a deputy.
Electric Light Orchestra's, "Evil Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rolled in from Levittown
Original Lyrics:
Rolled in from another town
Electric Light Orchestra's, "Evil Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
They found Deadpool lying in a daze
Original Lyrics:
You found a fool lying in a daze.
John Lennon's, "Imagine"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I'm not the lonely one
Original Lyrics:
But I'm not the only one
Neil Young's, "After the Gold Rush"
Misheard Lyrics:
There was pleasant singing
Original Lyrics:
There were peasants singing
Squeeze's, "Up the Junction"
Misheard Lyrics:
She gave birth to a daughter
We'd better get a porter
Original Lyrics:
She gave birth to a daughter
Within a year a walker.
T. Rex's, "Telegram Sam"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bobby's alright Bobby's alright
He's a Nashville born boy and he's just outta sight
Original Lyrics:
Bobby's alright Bobby's alright
He's a natural born poet, he's just outta sight
Wizzard's, "See My Baby Jive"
Misheard Lyrics:
That senna pod is turning me on
Original Lyrics:
That tenor horn is turning me on
 
1980s
Bryan Adams', "Run to You"
Misheard Lyrics:
She died of change when she found out about you and I.
Original Lyrics:
But that'd change if she ever found out about you and I.
Cyndi Lauper's, "Time After Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
After my picture fades and dog mess has turned to grey
Original Lyrics:
After my picture fades and darkness has turned to grey
Dire Straits', "Tunnel of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Getting crazy on the monsters but it's the life that I choose
Original Lyrics:
Getting crazy on the waltzers but it's the life that I choose
Don Henley's, "The Boys of Summer"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can see you, your blonde kids shining in the sun.
Original Lyrics:
I can see you, your brown skin shining in the sun.
Donald Fagen's, "True Companion"
Misheard Lyrics:
young men dream of foreign star shine
Original Lyrics:
young men dream of fire and starshine
Fleetwood Mac's, "Gypsy"
Misheard Lyrics:
You see your dipstick.
Original Lyrics:
You see your gypsy.
INXS's, "Mediate"
Misheard Lyrics:
I predicate on sex on date.
Original Lyrics:
Like pretty Kate has sex ornate.
James Reyne's, "Hammerhead"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some soup gets left by me for the hammerhead.
Original Lyrics:
Some silken slip of evil hammer head.
Journey's, "Don't Stop Believing "
Misheard Lyrics:
Gustav be-leeding
Original Lyrics:
Don't stop believing
Juice Newton's, "Queen Of Hearts"
Misheard Lyrics:
The choker is the only fool who'll do anything for you.
Original Lyrics:
The Joker is the only fool who'll do anything for you.
Prince's, "Raspberry Beret"
Misheard Lyrics:
She rode the last merry-go-round
Original Lyrics:
She wore a raspberry beret.
Queen's, "I Want It All"
Misheard Lyrics:
A bachleor seagull on an empty street
Original Lyrics:
Adventure seeker on an empty street
T'pau's, "China in Your Hand"
Misheard Lyrics:
To take life on earth to the second birth
And the man was Inkerman
Original Lyrics:
To take life on earth to the second birth
And the man was in command.
The B-52s', "Dance This Mess Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why don't you dance with me? I'm not no limber girl
Original Lyrics:
Why don't you dance with me? I'm not no limburger
The Jam's, "That's Entertainment"
Misheard Lyrics:
An electric train and a ripped-up phone bill
Original Lyrics:
An electric train and a ripped-up phone booth
The Jam's, "That's Entertainment"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wearing football badges and smoking cigarettes
Original Lyrics:
Waking up from bad dreams and smoking cigarettes
Theme Songs', "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Raphael is cool but rude.
Original Lyrics:
Raphael is cool but crude.
Toto's, "Rosanna"
Misheard Lyrics:
All I wanna do in the middle of the evening is pulverise
Original Lyrics:
All I wanna do in the middle of the evening is hold you tight
Tracey Ullman's, "They Don't Know"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I can be with you, unless you make it tight
Original Lyrics:
When I can be with you, oh yes you make it right
Ultravox's, "Vienna"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fish means nothing to me.
Original Lyrics:
This means nothing to me.
Ultravox's, "Vienna"
Misheard Lyrics:
This means nothing to me,
Oh, the lemon
Original Lyrics:
This means nothing to me,
Oh Vienna.
 
1990s
*NSYNC's, "I Want You Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
So don't aim at the phone now
Original Lyrics:
So don't hang up the phone now
*NSYNC's, "Tearin' Up My Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am done what I need
Original Lyrics:
I am down on my knees
Bone Thugs n Harmony's, "Tha Crossroads"
Misheard Lyrics:
Little boo boo god's got him
Original Lyrics:
Little Boo but God got him
Mark Morrison's, "Return of the Mack"
Misheard Lyrics:
Return of the mad
Original Lyrics:
Return of the mack
Tupac Shakur's, "How Do U Want It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Comin' up as a nigger in the trash can
Livin' in the fast lane, that's real
Original Lyrics:
Comin' up as a nigga in the cash game,
Livin' in the fast lane, now for real
 
2000s
Katamari Damacy Soundtrack's, "The Moon and the Prince"
Misheard Lyrics:
take a dump, a funky dump
Original Lyrics:
Check it up, I funk it up
Sabaton's, "Into the Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
I fail My fire starts to burn
Original Lyrics:
I feel my fire starts to burn
The Ting Tings', "That's Not My Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a difficulty and I'm riding on my dog
Original Lyrics:
It's a difficulty and I'm biting on my tongue
 
2010s
Amy Winehouse's, "Sweet About Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come and see about me
Original Lyrics:
Sweet about me
Imagine Dragons', "Every Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
I won't hate you
I'll just turn and blow.
Original Lyrics:
I won't blame you,
I'll just turn and go.
One Direction's, "Drag Me Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
The shell of a man who could never pee is bed
Original Lyrics:
The shell of a man who could never be his best
Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera's, "Feel This Moment"
Misheard Lyrics:
Reporting live from the toilets building in Tokyo
Original Lyrics:
Reporting live from the tallest building in Tokyo
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