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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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May 3
Return of OWN-Week 7 -"Old Town Road"(Lil Nas X)

This week we're taking a look at the popular "Country?" / "Rap?" song "Old Town Road" performed by the 20-year-old Lil Nas X and his buddy Billy Ray Cyrus who hasn't been relevant in 20 years! Due = 5-10-2019 (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 26
Return of O.W.N. - Week 6 - "Sunflower"

This week we're taking a look at a great song from one of the best animated movies of 2018 - "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 19
Return of O.W.N. - Week 5 = "Hold Me Tight"

This week we're discovering the little talked about classic rock band from the U.K. called "The Beatles". Don't know why they decided to name themselves after a bunch of bugs but maybe Papa Roach knows... This is a classic Beatles number but has only been parodied twice so far on Amiright.com (Maybe we'll find out why) (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

 
1950s
Jerry Lee Lewis', "Great Balls of Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
You broke my well
Original Lyrics:
You broke my will
 
1960s
Elvis Presley's, "Can't Help Falling in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shall I say,
"Would it be the same?"
Original Lyrics:
Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin?
John Leyton's, "Son, This Is She"
Misheard Lyrics:
And a voice from a bath said: Son, this is she
Original Lyrics:
And a voice from above said: Son, this is she
 
1970s
Bruce Springsteen's, "Blinded by the Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's you, Dr. Seuss
Original Lyrics:
Cut loose like a deuce
Commercial's, "Nair"
Misheard Lyrics:
No more short shorts
Original Lyrics:
Nair for short shorts
Elton John's, "Crocodile Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
Had an Uncle Shammy and a place of my own
Original Lyrics:
Had an old gold Chevy and a place of my own
Foreigner's, "Cold as Ice"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cold as us
Original Lyrics:
Cold as ice
Journey's, "Lights"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the song plays on the player
Original Lyrics:
And the sun shines on the bay
The Beatles', "The Long and Winding Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Mall of America
Original Lyrics:
the long and winding road
Van Halen's, "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
So if you want it you got to free base it baby!
Original Lyrics:
So if you want it got to bleed for it baby
 
1980s
10,000 Maniacs', "What's the Matter Here?"
Misheard Lyrics:
That Lawn-Boy without a name
Original Lyrics:
That young boy without a name
Band Aid's, "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
Misheard Lyrics:
The greatest gift they’ll get this year is fly
Original Lyrics:
The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)"
Misheard Lyrics:
She touched my meat and blamed it on genes
Original Lyrics:
She brushed by me in painted on jeans.
Cheap Trick's, "The Flame"
Misheard Lyrics:
I will be the brain
Original Lyrics:
I will be the flame
Crowded House's, "Don't Dream It's Over"
Misheard Lyrics:
Try to catch the damage in a paper cup
Original Lyrics:
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
Cyndi Lauper's, "All Through the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
we have not cats, we won't reach back
Original Lyrics:
We have no past, we won't reach back
Keep with me forward all through the night.
Eurythmics', "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
Misheard Lyrics:
You and I to disagree
Original Lyrics:
Who am I to disagree?
Kim Mitchell's, "Alana Loves Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
A piece of lime
Original Lyrics:
To be sublime
Kim Mitchell's, "Alana Loves Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
a piece of lime
Original Lyrics:
peace of mind
Men at Work's, "Down Under"
Misheard Lyrics:
I come from a land of wonder
Original Lyrics:
I come from a land Down Under
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on shake your body, baby, to the Congo
Original Lyrics:
Come on shake your body, baby, do the Conga
Movie Scripts', "Great Balls of Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
I shine like Gore when I play that piano
Original Lyrics:
I shine like gold when I play that piano
Neil Diamond's, "America"
Misheard Lyrics:
They're coming to a mail call
Original Lyrics:
They're coming to America
Paula Abdul's, "The Way That You Love Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Or the trips to Madrid
Original Lyrics:
Or the trips to Brazil
Simple Minds', "Alive And Kicking"
Misheard Lyrics:
I f***ed a chicken!
Original Lyrics:
Alive and kicking
Steve Winwood's, "Roll with It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Off with his face, yeah.
Original Lyrics:
Roll with it, baby.
Van Halen's, "Cabo Wabo"
Misheard Lyrics:
We drink the scotch right from the bottle
Original Lyrics:
We drink Mescal right from the bottle
Van Halen's, "I'll Wait"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll wait till your love comes down
I'll call Arsenio Hall
Original Lyrics:
I'll wait till your love comes down
I'm coming straight for your heart
Van Halen's, "I'll Wait"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your magic greets everyone who reads “Heartbreakin' Motor Jive”
Original Lyrics:
Your magic greets everyone who reads Heart-break in overdrive
Van Halen's, "Panama"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't nothin' like it, a shining machine.
Got the feel for the whale, she's a moo-ey butt queen.
Original Lyrics:
Ain't nothin' like it, her shiny machine.
Got the feel for the wheel, keep the moving parts clean.
Van Halen's, "Panama"
Misheard Lyrics:
Junk man, what's that sound?
Original Lyrics:
Old man, what's that sound?
 
1990s
Alanis Morissette's, "Ironic"
Misheard Lyrics:
a street light when you're already late
Original Lyrics:
A free ride, when you've already paid.
Jann Arden's, "Insensitive"
Misheard Lyrics:
On TV
Original Lyrics:
How to be
Little Richard's, "Ride On the Magic School Bus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Surfin' on a salad
Original Lyrics:
Surfin' on a sound wave
Queen Latifah's, "We Are Living Single (Living Single theme)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do what you want, girlfriend, 'cause it's your world
Original Lyrics:
No free position
Sheryl Crow's, "My Favorite Mistake"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're my favorite mainstay
Original Lyrics:
You're my favorite mistake
Sweet Sensation's, "Love Child"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lamb Chop!
Original Lyrics:
Love child!
Voices That Care's, "Voices That Care"
Misheard Lyrics:
Voices that can
Original Lyrics:
Voices that care
 
2000s
Avenged Sevenfold 's, "Beast and the Harlot"
Misheard Lyrics:
She’s a drowning place for demons.
Original Lyrics:
She’s a dwelling place for demons.
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
Misheard Lyrics:
...try to be cool but you lick like a ghoul to me... tummy!
Original Lyrics:
...try to be cool, you look like a fool, to me ... tell me...
Britney Spears', "Stronger"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now it's nothing but a mile away!
Original Lyrics:
Now it's nothing but my way!
Fatboy Slim's, "Don't Let the Man Get You Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the sign said "Mohaired freaky people, need not apply"
Original Lyrics:
And the sign said, 'Long-haired freaky people
Need not apply.'
Jordin Sparks', "Battlefield"
Misheard Lyrics:
Better go and get shawarma
Original Lyrics:
Better go and get your armor
Kelly Clarkson's, "Behind These Hazel Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sewn together deep inside
Original Lyrics:
So together deep inside
Movie Scripts', "Lilo & Stitch"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hallelujah!
or
Cauliflower!
Original Lyrics:
Cowabunga!
Pink's, "Get the Party Started"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get biscotti started on a seven-day night
Original Lyrics:
Get this party started on a Saturday night
Scooter's, "Weekend"
Misheard Lyrics:
What are lyrical sects
Ice the vaginal tracts
Original Lyrics:
Want a lyrical sex
Ice the platinum tech
Snow Patrol's, "Chasing Cars"
Misheard Lyrics:
A dark white nose
Original Lyrics:
I don't quite know
Tay Zonday's, "Cherry Chocolate Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
I move away from the mind to dream
Original Lyrics:
I move away from the mic to breathe
 
2010s
Shawn Mendes ft. Camila Cabello's, "I Know What You Did Last Summer"
Misheard Lyrics:
The bitch is on her phone
Original Lyrics:
The pictures on your phone
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