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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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Sep 16
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The One Week Notice Challenge for Sept. 22 publishing date is on! Veteran and newbie parody authors are all invited to participate--this is not a judging contest. This week's original song that YOU need to write is "Give A Little Love" from the film Bugsy Malone. Rules, lyrics and video are at the link. (Comments & Parodies)

Sep 8
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Sleeping my day away" (Sep 15)

Just like with the previous two rounds the concept is quite simple; I hope it can get you people here to write parodies of the SAME ORIGINAL SONG and then post them on the SAME DAY, in this case for the September 15 update to Amirights front page. (Comments & Parodies)

Sep 6
Inthe00s

Everybody's done a Christmas song! Come and submit them and have some fun in the Pop Christmas round. It's Christmas in September here at Amiright. Join us, Shall you? (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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Misheard Lyrics -> Latest Entries

 
1960s
Desmond Dekker And The Aces', "The Israelites"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ohh oo my misery life
Original Lyrics:
Poor me, the Israelites.
The Hollies', "Jennifer Eccles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love, Kiss...hey toreador
Original Lyrics:
Love, kiss, hate or adore
The Newbeats', "Bread and Butter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I like Greta Garner I like toast and jam
I feel like Greta Garner
I feel like toast and jam
Original Lyrics:
I like bread and butter I like toast and jam
He likes bread and butter
He likes toast and jam
 
1970s
Blondie's, "Heart Of Glass"
Misheard Lyrics:
If I fear I'm losing you, it's just no good You're teasing like a devil.
Original Lyrics:
If I fear I'm losing you, it's just no good You teasing like you do.
Carole King's, "It's Too Late"
Misheard Lyrics:
Something inside his guiding light
Can't hide and I just can't take it
Original Lyrics:
Something inside has died
And I can't hide and I just can't fake it
Cliff Richard's, "We Don't Talk Anymore"
Misheard Lyrics:
Disco Bunny how we don't talk anymore
Original Lyrics:
It's so funny how we don't talk any more
Donna Summer's, "Last Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause when I'm bad, I'm salsa bad
Original Lyrics:
'Cause when I'm bad, I'm so, so bad
Eric Burdon and War's, "Spill the Wine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dilliwack, dilliwack, dilliwack, dillawack
Original Lyrics:
Spill the wine,
Spill the wine,
Spill the wine,
Spill the wine, take that pearl.
Julie's, "Don`t Cry For Me, Argentina"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't cry for me Arch and Tina
Original Lyrics:
Don`t cry for me, Argentina.
Kenny Loggins/Stevie Nicks', "Whenever I Call You Friend"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beach wood burning on a Saturday night.
Original Lyrics:
Sweet love showin' us a heavenly light
Pink Floyd's, "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1)"
Misheard Lyrics:
You! Yes You! Stand still, will ye!
Original Lyrics:
You! Yes You! Stand still, Laddy!
Shirley & Company's, "Shame, Shame, Shame"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you have damn soup
Original Lyrics:
If you can't dance too
Steely Dan's, "Do It Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now you swear that you can make it, that you're not a dancing man
Original Lyrics:
Now you swear and kick and beg us that you're not a gamblin' man
The Carpenters', "Saturday"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Duchess of laughter and harmony
Original Lyrics:
The touches of laughter and harmony
 
1980s
George Michael's, "One More Try"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've had enough of dentures
Original Lyrics:
I've had enough of danger
The J. Geils Band's, "Freeze-Frame"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cheesesteak!
Original Lyrics:
Freeze-Frame!
Twisted Sister's, "I Believe in You"
Misheard Lyrics:
You will say I believing you.
I believing you.
I believing in you.
I believing in you.
Original Lyrics:
And then I'd say I believe in you.
I believe in you.
I believe in you.
I believe in you.
UB40's, "Red Red Wine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Having fun can't be fine.
Original Lyrics:
I have sworn that with time
Wang Chung's, "Dance Hall Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
We were so enblazed
In a dance hall daze
We were cool and crazed
When I you and everyone we knew
To believe to and Sharon what was, true
Original Lyrics:
We were so in phase
In our dance hall days
We were cool on craze
When I, you and everyone we knew
Could believe, do and share in what was true.
Yaz's, "Situation"
Misheard Lyrics:
New van
Original Lyrics:
Move out
 
1990s
Asia's, "Back in Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
The fat boy's back
The fat boy's back in town
The fat boy's back
Don't you shoot him down
Original Lyrics:
The bad boy's back
The bad boy's back in town
The bad boy's back
Don't you shoot him down
Backstreet Boys', "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do I sex you out?
Original Lyrics:
Am I sexual?
Beck's, "Loser"
Misheard Lyrics:
So, I'm a janitor
Original Lyrics:
Soy un perdedor
Colin James', "Chicks and Cars"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sixty cars and a purple wall
Original Lyrics:
Chicks, cars, and a third World War
Elton John's, "Something About the Way You Look Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
But in the moonlight
You just shine like a bacon of the day
Original Lyrics:
But in the moonlight
You just shine like a beacon off the bay
Herman's Hermits', "No Milk Today"
Misheard Lyrics:
The bottle stands alone, the symbol of the dog
Original Lyrics:
The bottle stands forlorn, a symbol of the dawn
Janet Jackson's, "Runaway"
Misheard Lyrics:
No way with my love
Original Lyrics:
Runaway with my love
Madonna's, "La Isla Bonita"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lucky slof for me, ta.
Original Lyrics:
La Isla Bonita
Michael Bolton's, "How Can We Be Lovers?"
Misheard Lyrics:
How can we make love if we can't make a mess?
Original Lyrics:
How can we make love if we can't make amends?
Michael Jackson's, "Stranger in Moscow"
Misheard Lyrics:
We ain't suckin' dick
We ain't suckin' dick, baby
Original Lyrics:
We're talkin' danger
We're talkin' danger, baby
Steve Ouimette's, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
Misheard Lyrics:
I bet you didn't know I was a fiddle-playing Jew
Original Lyrics:
I guess you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too
The Umbilical Brothers', "Maisy theme song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Measily, measily mouse
Original Lyrics:
Maisy, Maisy mouse
Warren Wiebe's, "Voices That Care"
Misheard Lyrics:
You and the boys in the blinding light...
Original Lyrics:
You are the voice and the guiding light...
Wreckx-N-Effect's, "Rump Shaker"
Misheard Lyrics:
All I wanna do is a zoom-zoom-zoom in you pumpum
Original Lyrics:
All I wanna do is zoom-zoom-zoom-zoom and a boom-boom
Just shake your rump.
 
2000s
Celine Dion's, "God Bless America"
Misheard Lyrics:
To the oceans like before
Original Lyrics:
To the oceans white with foam
Keane's, "Somewhere Only We Know"
Misheard Lyrics:
So why don't we go somewhere with the Weebles?
Original Lyrics:
So why don't we go somewhere only we know?
NOFX's, "Franco Un-American"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wear Ted Koppel's shoes
Original Lyrics:
I wear uncomfortable shoes
 
2010s
Conor Maynard's, "Can't Say No"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got my end inserted
Original Lyrics:
She's got my engine started
Kiiara's, "Gold"
Misheard Lyrics:
Caught up in my tea
Original Lyrics:
Gold up in my teeth
Kiiara's, "Gold"
Misheard Lyrics:
Proof is in the pudding, oh honey I just know
Original Lyrics:
Roof is falling let me love me falling I just know
Nick Jonas', "Levels"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get on my perinaeum
Original Lyrics:
Get on my elevator
Selena Gomez's, "Bang a Drum"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bunga to the beet of your own drone
Original Lyrics:
Welcome to the beat of your own drum
Selena Gomez's, "Bang a Drum"
Misheard Lyrics:
Welcome to the bee of your own drone
Original Lyrics:
Welcome to the beat of your own drum
Sia's, "Chandelier"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna swim from the children in heat
Original Lyrics:
I'm gonna swing from the chandaleier
 
country
Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett's, "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere"
Misheard Lyrics:
Work day passes like my asses in wintertime
Original Lyrics:
Work day passes like molasses in wintertime
Alan Jackson's, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Did you burst out with crying for the red, white and blue?
Original Lyrics:
Did you burst out with pride for the red, white and blue?
Lee Greenwood's, "God Bless the U.S.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this way
Original Lyrics:
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
Lonestar's, "I'm Already There"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm already dead
Original Lyrics:
I'm already there
Lonestar's, "I'm Already There"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the sunshine in your hands
Original Lyrics:
I'm the sunshine in your hair
 
misc
Commercial's, "Bain de Soleil"
Misheard Lyrics:
Band of Solay
For the Zen Dro Bay tan
Original Lyrics:
Bain de Soleil
For the San Tropez tan
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