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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
Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Fortunate Son"
Misheard Lyrics:
I ain't no senator's swan song
Original Lyrics:
I ain't no senator's son, son
The Rolling Stones', "Honky Tonk Women"
Misheard Lyrics:
I laid a nympho sade in New York City
Original Lyrics:
I laid a divorcee in New York City.
 
1970s
Enigma's, "Sadeness Part I"
Misheard Lyrics:
Won't you come please?
Original Lyrics:
La vertu par le vice?
Jimmy Buffett's, "Come Monday"
Misheard Lyrics:
I spent four lonely days in a back alley haze
Original Lyrics:
I spent four lonely days in a brown L.A. haze
Manfred Mann's Earth Band's, "Blinded by the Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
Revved like a douche, another rumor in the night
AND
And little early-burley gave my anus curley-wurley.
Original Lyrics:
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
AND
And little early-pearly
Came by in his curly-wurly
The Selecter's, "On My Radio"
Misheard Lyrics:
But with acid John I rotate the guy
Original Lyrics:
But when I switch on I rotate the dial
The Selecter's, "On My Radio"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's just the same old joke on my radio
Original Lyrics:
It's just the same old show on my radio
Thin Lizzy's, "The Boys Are Back in Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Guess who just got better days
Original Lyrics:
Guess who just got back today
 
1980s
AC/DC's, "Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty Deeds Thunder Chief
Original Lyrics:
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap
AC/DC's, "Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"
Misheard Lyrics:
Happy jezabels are playing on my guitar.
Original Lyrics:
Heavy decibels are playing on my guitar
Bon Jovi's, "I'll Be There for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
These 5 words I'll say to you
Original Lyrics:
These 5 words I swear to you
Bon Jovi's, "Wanted Dead or Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
A loaded sex dream on my back
Original Lyrics:
A loaded six-string on my back
Earth, Wind, & Fire's, "Let's Grove"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let this groove
Get in the mood
Original Lyrics:
Let this groove
Get you to move
Precious Wilson's, "I Don't Know"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know
Why our love was so bland
Original Lyrics:
I don't know
Why our love is so blind
Stan Ridgway's, "Camouflage"
Misheard Lyrics:
But before he went he said, "simplify"
And said his only wish
Was to save a young marine caught in a garage
Original Lyrics:
But before he went he said, "Semper Fi,"
And said his only wish
Was to save a young marine caught in a barrage
Stan Ridgway's, "Camouflage"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just then I heard a twig snap and I grabbed my antique gun
Original Lyrics:
Just then I heard a twig snap and I grabbed my empty gun
Steve Miller Band's, "Abracadabra"
Misheard Lyrics:
Silk and Satin, leather and lace.
Black panties with an angel’s face
Original Lyrics:
Silk and satin, leather and lace.
Black panties, throw them in your face.
Tears for Fears', "Sowing the Seeds of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
The burns and the bleeds
Original Lyrics:
The birds and the bees
The Cult's, "She Sells Sanctuary"
Misheard Lyrics:
My hamster's fried, made my bat cry
And my hamster's fried, made my bat, made my bat cry
Original Lyrics:
Oh those heads that turn, make my back burn
And those heads that turn, make my back, make my back burn.
 
1990s
69 Boyz's, "Tootsee Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cotton candy’s sweet as gold let me see that doo doo hole
Original Lyrics:
Cotton candy, sweet as gold let me see that tootsie roll!
Billie Ray Martin's, "Your Loving Arms"
Misheard Lyrics:
Anytime now anytime yeah
Original Lyrics:
Burnin' inside yeah
I'm burnin' inside yeah
Edwyn Collins', "Girl Like You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Too many proto singers, not enough proto songs
Original Lyrics:
Too many protest singers, not enough protest songs
Enigma's, "Sadeness Part I"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sign key lime
Original Lyrics:
Sade dit moi
Enya's, "Anywhere Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want a new horizon
Original Lyrics:
I walk to the horizon
Enya's, "Anywhere Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
The reason for its glowing
Original Lyrics:
The reason for its flowing
Eric Clapton's, "Change the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sony in my dreams
Original Lyrics:
It's only in my dreams
Jocelyn Pook's, "Blow the Wind: Pie Jesu"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blown away suddenly
Original Lyrics:
Blow the wind southerly
Jocelyn Pook's, "Blow the Wind: Pie Jesu"
Misheard Lyrics:
Throw 'em in, somebody
Original Lyrics:
Blow the wind, southerly
Loreena McKennitt's, "The Mummers' Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'd bring a garden gate
or
We'd bring the Garden State
Original Lyrics:
We'd bring a garland gay
Mariah Carey's, "Emotions"
Misheard Lyrics:
Higher than the seventh soli
Original Lyrics:
High up in the heavens above
Movie Scripts', "Braveheart"
Misheard Lyrics:
After the heading
Original Lyrics:
After the beheading
Nightcrawlers', "Surrender Your Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Didn't we have garlic, didn't we erm, wanna' stay
Original Lyrics:
We have got that thing, we a wanna' stay willing
Nirvana's, "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?"
Misheard Lyrics:
In my pants, in my pants.
Where the sun don't ever shine.
Original Lyrics:
In the pines, in the pines.
Where the sun don't ever shine.
Prince's, "Diamonds And Pearls"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mother Mika May
Original Lyrics:
Am I the weaker man?
Prince's, "Money don't matter tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
He never had to spank for money, it's true
Original Lyrics:
He never had respect for money, it's true
Sarah McLachlan's, "Possession"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll take your birth away
Original Lyrics:
I'll take your breath away
Spice Girls', "Wannabe"
Misheard Lyrics:
Slum your bodies down and wallets all around
Original Lyrics:
Slam your body down and wind it all around.
 
2000s
Enya's, "May it Be"
Misheard Lyrics:
Naked bee
Original Lyrics:
May it Be
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're finding Jabba in a little while
Original Lyrics:
We're going down, down in an earlier round
Hoobastank's, "The Reason"
Misheard Lyrics:
A reason for all of the suits
Original Lyrics:
A reason for all that I do
Hoobastank's, "The Reason"
Misheard Lyrics:
I C-all-ed you demon to go
Original Lyrics:
I've found a reason to show.
Lady Gaga's, "Poker Face"
Misheard Lyrics:
F*ck-f*ck-f*ck-f*ck your face, f*ck-f*ck-f*ck your face
Original Lyrics:
P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
Sheryl Crow's, "Soak Up The Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got a Comic job
Original Lyrics:
I've got a crummy job
Misheard Lyrics:
My big bad bum
My big bad bum
Put 'em high
Push it high
Original Lyrics:
Ba bay ba bow
Ba bay ba bow
Put 'em high
Push it high
 
2010s
Carrie Underwood's, "Kingdom"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pissin' on the wall
Original Lyrics:
Picture on the wall
Dua Lipa's, "New Rules"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got no room for Jabba
Original Lyrics:
I got new rules, I count 'em
Ed Sheeran's, "Shape of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
And now my bed s*** smell like
Original Lyrics:
And now my bedsheets smell like you
Gorillaz's, "The Apprentice"
Misheard Lyrics:
I remember
Original Lyrics:
I am a mirror
Iron Maiden's, "Am Dorado"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take a d**k pic for the ride
Original Lyrics:
Take a ticket for the ride
Sia feat. Sean Paul's, "Cheap Thrills"
Misheard Lyrics:
How low can you go
Original Lyrics:
I love cheap thrills
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