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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 Byrds', "Mr. Tambourine Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, Mr. Tangerine Man
Original Lyrics:
Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man
 
1970s
Bee Gees', "Stayin' Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stay in the lab,
Stay in the lab!
Original Lyrics:
Stayin' alive, stayin' alive!
Misheard Lyrics:
The one I lost was a sweet one
Original Lyrics:
The love I lost was a sweet love
Rupert Holmes', "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not much into hell food
Original Lyrics:
I'm not much into health food
Sonny Curtis', "Love Is All Around (Season 1 MTM theme)"
Misheard Lyrics:
This one is awfully big
Original Lyrics:
This world is awfully big
Sonny Curtis', "Love Is All Around (Season 1 MTM theme)"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're not just naked after all
Original Lyrics:
You might just make it after all
Steely Dan's, "Everyone's Gone to the Movies"
Misheard Lyrics:
Soon you will be a teen.
Original Lyrics:
Soon you will be eighteen
The Eagles', "Seven Bridges Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Seven bitches road
Original Lyrics:
Seven bridges road
 
1980s
'Til Tuesday's, "Voices Carry"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hush, Hush, Keep it Down Down, This is Scary
Original Lyrics:
Hush, Hush, Keep it Down Now, Voices Carry
Billy Joel's, "Goodnight Saigon"
Misheard Lyrics:
And we would all go down to get her
We said we'd all go down to get her
Yes we would all go down to get her
Original Lyrics:
And we would all go down together
We said we'd all go down together
Yes we would all go down together
Bryan Adams', "Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
Through the good times and the best
Original Lyrics:
Through the good times and the bad
Charley Pride's, "Crystal Chandeliers"
Misheard Lyrics:
The statues that you et were standing stately in the hall
Original Lyrics:
The marble statuettes were standing stately in the hall
Culture Club's, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you really want some herpes?
Original Lyrics:
Do you really want to hurt me?
Jefferson Starship's, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
And we can build this dream together
Stand this strong forever
Original Lyrics:
And we can build this thing together
Stand this stormy weather
John Mellencamp's, "Small Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I was bored in a small town
Original Lyrics:
Well I was born in a small town
Luther Vandross', "A House is Not a Home"
Misheard Lyrics:
And a house is not a hole
Original Lyrics:
And a house is not a home
Luther Vandross', "Here and Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hear me now
Original Lyrics:
Here and Now
Pretenders', "Brass in Pocket"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't use my Census
Original Lyrics:
Don't use my sidestep
Starship's, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Looking in your eyes I see a pair of glasses
Original Lyrics:
Looking in your eyes I see a paradise
Starship's, "We Built This City"
Misheard Lyrics:
A holy place to mamba.
Original Lyrics:
Marconi plays the mamba.
Til Tuesday's, "Voices Carry"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hush hush even downtown boys are scary
Original Lyrics:
Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry.
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna take a lot to TAKE me away from you There's nothing that a hundred men OF MARS could ever do I MISS the rains down in Africa Gonna take some time to do the things we never DID
Original Lyrics:
Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do I bless the rains down in Africa Gonna take some time to do the things we never had
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
I MISS the rains down in Africa
Original Lyrics:
I bless the rains down in Africa.
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sure is killing me, Jaro, rises like a leopard, above the Sarah Kanneez
Original Lyrics:
As sure as Kilamanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.
 
1990s
Ace Of Base's, "Don't Turn Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pack up the dog, see if I care.
Original Lyrics:
Walk out that door, see if I care.
Dave Matthews Band's, "Ants Marching"
Misheard Lyrics:
Play some biddly, bop some tiddly
Original Lyrics:
Place them in a box until a
Luther Vandross', "Always and Forever"
Misheard Lyrics:
Always a Beretta
Original Lyrics:
Always and Forever
Luther Vandross', "Don't Want to Be a Fool"
Misheard Lyrics:
I once believed that love was fad
Original Lyrics:
I once believed that love was fair
Luther Vandross', "Going in Circles"
Misheard Lyrics:
You got me going to a circus
Original Lyrics:
You got me going in circles
Luther Vandross', "Power of Love/Love Power"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cleaning with soap
Original Lyrics:
Cleaning my soul
Nirvana's, "You Know You're Right"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pain pain
Original Lyrics:
Hey, hey
Pearl Jam's, "Betterman"
Misheard Lyrics:
She lies in fear, she's in love with him
Original Lyrics:
She lies and says she's in love with him
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
On the ceiling on a porch a letter sat and I said I wanna leave Bennigan's.
Once I saw her on a beach of little horses and I said I wanna leave Bennigan's.
On a wheel, on a wizard on a whale
Original Lyrics:
Unsealed on a porch a letter sat, then you said "I wanna leave it again".
Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand and on the sand I wanna leave her again.
On a weekend I wanna wish it all away
R.E.M.'s, "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite"
Misheard Lyrics:
Johnny can't wake up
Original Lyrics:
Call me when you try to wake her up
Smash Mouth's, "All Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
All that energy's gone
Original Lyrics:
All that glitters is gold.
Smash Mouth's, "All Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
Only superstars meet the morons
Original Lyrics:
Only shooting stars break the mold
TLC's, "No Scrubs"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you have it short but you don't show love
Oh yes son I'm talking to you
Original Lyrics:
If you have a shorty but you don't show love
Oh yes son I'm talking to you
 
2000s
Elton John's, "I Want Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can't love, Chock Full O' Holes
Original Lyrics:
I can't love, shot full of holes
Eve's, "Tambourine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shake your tangerine
Original Lyrics:
Shake your tambourine
John Mellencamp's, "Our Country"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ideas I think are right
Original Lyrics:
Ideals I think are right
John Mellencamp's, "Our Country"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is just crunchy
Original Lyrics:
This is our country
Linkin Park's, "Crawling"
Misheard Lyrics:
This comfort in the sea has pulled itself upon me
Original Lyrics:
Discomfort endlessly has pulled itself upon me.
Luther Vandross', "Dance with My Father"
Misheard Lyrics:
Back when I was a jive
Original Lyrics:
Back when I was a child
Luther Vandross', "I'd Rather"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd rather be beside you in a spoon
Original Lyrics:
I'd rather be beside you in a storm
Luther Vandross', "Take You Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
Halt on top with the caffeine pants on
Original Lyrics:
Halter top with the Capri pants on
Miyavi 's, "Papa Mama"
Misheard Lyrics:
Maria
Original Lyrics:
Mou ii yo
 
2010s
Adele's, "Set Fire To The Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was dark, and I was all burned
Original Lyrics:
It was dark, and I was over
Cast of Heathers: The Musical's, "Dead Girl Walking"
Misheard Lyrics:
The king and queen of high school has decreed it
Original Lyrics:
The demon queen of high school has decreed it
Cole Swindell's, "Chillin' It"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna ram you, baby
Original Lyrics:
all around you, baby
Voltaire's, "Raised By Bats"
Misheard Lyrics:
And there’s no one here to fill our heads with lice
Original Lyrics:
And there’s no one here to fill our heads with lies
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