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Misheard Lyrics

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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Oct 20
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Keepin' Halloween Alive"

Come join us in the Amiright One Week Notice challenge! This week's tune is a great new tune from a classic artist: Alice Cooper! This song is a peppy and fast paced ditty that came out just a few years ago! Let's have some fun and bring in Halloween in style! (Comments & Parodies)

Oct 17
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Oct 13
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ONE WEEK NOTICE-- An AmIRight for all parodists to participate. One song that has never been parodied here, submitted before publishing date of 10/2017 (i.e., Thursday the 19th). Details in the link (Comments & Parodies)

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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
Gary Lewis and the Playboys', "This Diamond Ring"
Misheard Lyrics:
This diamond ring doesn't shine for The Animals.
And this diamond ring doesn't mean what it did before.
So, if you've got someone whose love is true, but it's time for you.
Original Lyrics:
This diamond ring doesn't shine for me anymore.
And this diamond ring doesn't mean what it did before.
So, if you've got someone whose love is true, let it shine for you.
Misheard Lyrics:
Shotgun!
Shoot 'em 'fore they run now
Do the Jack Benny
Do the dirty now
Hey
Original Lyrics:
Shotgun!
Shoot 'em 'fore they run now
Do the jerk, baby
Do the dirty now
Hey
The Beach Boys', "I Get Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
I get around, from town to town,
Gettin' real good head...
Original Lyrics:
I get around, from town to town,
I'm a real cool head...
The Lovin' Spoonful's, "Daydream"
Misheard Lyrics:
What a death for a daydream
Original Lyrics:
What a day for a daydream
The Searchers', "Love Potion No. 9"
Misheard Lyrics:
I took my troubles down to Madlyn Rhue
Original Lyrics:
I took my troubles down to Madame Ruth
 
1970s
Andrew Gold's, "Thank You for Being a Friend"
Misheard Lyrics:
Won't you stand up and take about?
or
Won't you stand up and take a vow?
Original Lyrics:
Won't you stand up and take a bow?
Bobby Goldsboro's, "Watching Scotty Grow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Me and Marty watching Scotty grow
Original Lyrics:
Me and God are watching Scotty grow
Elton John's, "The Bitch Is Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
Times are changin' now the boogie's back
But the fever's gonna catch you when the bitch gets back
Original Lyrics:
Times are changin' now the poor get fat
But the fever's gonna catch you when the bitch gets back
Manfred Mann's Earth Band's, "Blinded By the Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
in love with the circle
OR
is up with a circle
Original Lyrics:
in the eyes of the sun
Queen's, "Bohemian Rapsody"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sparing his life from these warm sausages
Original Lyrics:
Sparing him his life from this monstrosity
Steve Miller Band's, "Jet Airliner"
Misheard Lyrics:
They go down to the lighthouse
Original Lyrics:
Big old jet airliner
Ten Years After's, "I'd Love To Change The World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Spread the wine, rich or poor
Senators, stop the war
Original Lyrics:
Just black and white, rich or poor
Them and us, stop the war!
The Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
I do this thing at the Y.M.C.A.
I do this thing at the Y.M.C.A.
Original Lyrics:
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
Wings', "Helen Wheels"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hell on, hell on, hell on
Hell On Wheels
Original Lyrics:
Helen, Helen, Helen
Helen Wheels
Wings', "Helen Wheels"
Misheard Lyrics:
L.A. L.A. hell on wheels.
Original Lyrics:
Helen, Hell on wheels
 
1980s
Billy Joel's, "You're Only Human (Second Wind)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't forget your second win
Original Lyrics:
Don't forget your second wind
Billy Squier's, "The Stroke"
Misheard Lyrics:
Strollin' Strumpet
Original Lyrics:
Stroke me, stroke me.
Elton John's, "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chop off my hands
Original Lyrics:
Time on my hands
Huey Lewis And The News', "The Heart of Rock and Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now the oboe may be there to greet them
Original Lyrics:
Now the old boy maybe barely breathin'.
Misheard Lyrics:
All the California girls are the bravest in the world
Original Lyrics:
Ah, the California girls are the greatest in the world
Quiet Riot's, "Cum On Feel the Noize"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know my
Original Lyrics:
I don't know why
REM's, "Begin the Begin"
Misheard Lyrics:
A philanderous type, murders you
Original Lyrics:
A philanderer's tie, a murderer's shoe
Ultravox's, "Reap the Wild Wind"
Misheard Lyrics:
You take my hand as a sign of friendship
I'll take my time and send you the storyline
Give me a vision, I'll make the best of it
Take all you want to, leaving the rest to die
Original Lyrics:
You take my hand and give me your friendship
I'll take my time and give you my slow reply
Give me an inch and I'll make the best of it
Take all you want and leave all the rest to die
Yello's, "Oh Yeah"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ocean
Original Lyrics:
Oh yeah
 
1990s
Alannah Myles', "Black Velvet"
Misheard Lyrics:
The song is setting like my lessons in disguise
Original Lyrics:
The sun is setting like molasses in the sky
Barenaked Ladies', "One Week"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like stickers guaranteed to satisfy
Original Lyrics:
Like Snickers guaranteed to satisfy
Celine Dion's, "It's All Coming Back To Me Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was more than all your lousy love
Original Lyrics:
It was more than all your laws allowed
Chumbawamba's, "Tubthumping"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kissing the night away
Original Lyrics:
Pissin' the night away
Pissin' the night away
Hanson's, "Thinking of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Have you ever stood outside a big offense
Original Lyrics:
Have you ever stood outside of a picket fence
Hooters', "All You Zombies"
Misheard Lyrics:
"Holy Moses!" said the Pharaoh
Original Lyrics:
Holy Moses met the Pharaoh
Natalie Merchant's, "Wonder"
Misheard Lyrics:
Last as she came to my monitor
Original Lyrics:
Laughed as she came to my mother
Nirvana's, "Come As You Are"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I smell and I don't have a gun.
Original Lyrics:
And I swear that I don't have a gun.
Nirvana's, "Serve the Servants"
Misheard Lyrics:
Self-appointed Johnny's judge
Original Lyrics:
Self-appointed judge's judge
Pearl Jam's, "Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jeremy stroked it in class today
Original Lyrics:
Jeremy spoke in class today.
Placebo's, "Scared Of Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
An extroverted kind of girl devoured the world with empty pride
Original Lyrics:
An extroverted kind of girl did tour the world with MC5
Queen's, "The Show Must Go On"
Misheard Lyrics:
My makeup may be faking
Original Lyrics:
My makeup may be flaking
R.E.M.'s, "The Great Beyond"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm baking prunes
Original Lyrics:
I'm breaking through
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Scar Tissue"
Misheard Lyrics:
With the bird in the shed I'm alone with you
Original Lyrics:
With the birds I'll share this lonely view
Theme Songs', "Sailor Moon Theme"
Misheard Lyrics:
secret powers also neuter her
Original Lyrics:
secret powers all so new to her
 
2000s
Barenaked Ladies', "The Big Bang Theory Theme"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mad science history
On rambling a mystery
That all started in the Big Ben (Ben!)
Original Lyrics:
Math, science, history
Unraveling a mystery
That all started with a big bang (bang!)
Feeder's, "Seven Days in the Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
You live in Latvia
Original Lyrics:
You really light me up
Kandi's, "Don't Think I'm Not"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I can't beat that action
Original Lyrics:
But I can't be mad at ya
Miranda Cosgrove's, "About You Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe along you decide.
Should've been strong, yeah, I lied.
Nobody gets me like you.
Original Lyrics:
Maybe I'm wrong you decide.
Should've been strong, yeah, I lied.
Nobody gets me like you.
Rihanna ft. Jay-Z's, "Umbrella"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rayman is back with little Miss Sunshine
Rihanna, where you at?
Original Lyrics:
Rain Man is back with little Ms. Sunshine
Rihanna, where you at?
The Kooks', "Naive"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I know she knows I'm not under her skin
Original Lyrics:
And I know she knows I'm not fond of asking.
 
2010s
Charlie Puth's, "Attention"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know that trust is coming
But you regret.
Original Lyrics:
I know that dress is karma,
Perfume regret.
Kimbra's, "Warrior"
Misheard Lyrics:
No Harley Quinn behind the door
Original Lyrics:
No hologram behind the door
Portugal the Man's, "Feel It Still"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh woo, use a rebel as a kickstand
Original Lyrics:
Ooh woo, I'm a rebel just for kicks, now
The Lumineers', "Ho Hey"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hobby Lobby you, Hobby Lobby me, in my sweet home.
Original Lyrics:
I belong with you,
You belong with me
You're my sweetheart.
 
misc
Disney Songs', "I'm a Happy Mouse"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a happy mouse, and I ought to be
Original Lyrics:
I'm a happy mouse, I'm my uncle Fee
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