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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
Neil Diamond's, "I'm a Believer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then I saw her fake
Original Lyrics:
Then I saw her face
The Beach Boys', "All Summer Long"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got the runs now.
Original Lyrics:
But not for us now.
The Beatles', "Eleanor Rigby"
Misheard Lyrics:
I will get over lonely people
or
How to get over lonely people
Original Lyrics:
Ah, look at all the lonely people
The Beatles', "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bil-ly Shears!
Original Lyrics:
A-B-C!
Tom Jones', "Green Green Grass of Home"
Misheard Lyrics:
For there's a God and there's a sad old pear tree
On and on we'll walk in debris
Original Lyrics:
For there's a guard and there's a sad old padre
Arm in arm we'll walk at daybreak
 
1970s
Boston's, "More Than A Feeling"
Misheard Lyrics:
I woke up this morning. A mid summer's dawn.
Original Lyrics:
I woke up this morning and the sun was gone.
Michael Martin Murphey's, "Wildfire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna leave South Boston behind.
Original Lyrics:
Gonna leave sodbustin' behind.
Neil Diamond's, "Cracklin' Rosie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cracklin' Rose,
You're a stow-aboard woman
Original Lyrics:
Cracklin' Rose,
You're a store-bought woman
Neil Diamond's, "Cracklin' Rosie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Find us a train that don't ask no questions
Original Lyrics:
Find us a dream that don't ask no questions
Stealers Wheel's, "Stuck in the Middle with You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Clowns in the bedroom here, Joe goes to the right
Original Lyrics:
Clowns to the left of me
Jokers to the right
Steely Dan's, "Bodhisattva"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I'll be there shining your Japan and sparkling your china.
Original Lyrics:
And I'll be there to shine in your Japan
To sparkle in your China
Steely Dan's, "Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More"
Misheard Lyrics:
Daddy don't need no lock and key for the booze he stoled out on avenue D.
Original Lyrics:
Daddy don't need no lock and key
For the piece he stowed out on Avenue D.
Steely Dan's, "Do It Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dope and cards can make you money.
Original Lyrics:
Your black cards can make you money
Steely Dan's, "Josie"
Misheard Lyrics:
She plays like a Roman with her eyes on fire.
Original Lyrics:
She prays like a Roman with her eyes on fire
Steely Dan's, "Peg"
Misheard Lyrics:
I like your picture.
Your name, and lots of bourbon.
...
And when you smile for the camera,
I know I love you better, Peg.
Fame, it will come back to you
...
Then, you shun us all, you see it already; it's your favorite foreign movie.
Original Lyrics:
I've seen your picture
Your name in lights above it
...
And when you smile for the camera
I know I'll love you better
Peg it will come back to you
...
Then the shutter falls
You see it all in 3-D
It's your favorite foreign movie
The Police's, "Message in a Bottle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Synnin aaton S.O.S
Original Lyrics:
Sending out an S.O.S.
 
1980s
Billy Joel's, "Why Should I Worry?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why should I wear it?
Original Lyrics:
Why should I worry?
Commercial's, "Toys R Us"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't want a Carla
Original Lyrics:
I don't want to grow up
Def Leppard's, "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put your shoulder on me
Original Lyrics:
Pour some sugar on me.
Genesis', "That's All"
Misheard Lyrics:
Is like putting me phooey all the time.
Original Lyrics:
Living with you's just putting me through it all of the time
Judas Priesy's, "Living After Midnight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Set my sights on little old men
Original Lyrics:
Set my sights and then home in...
Megadeth's, "Rattlehead"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's time for Snuffy Smith, thrashing, slashing to Megadeth...
Original Lyrics:
It's time for snapping some neck
Slashing, thrashing to Megadeth
Starship's, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nancy we're crazy
Original Lyrics:
Let em say we're crazy.
The Who's, "Athena"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's just a girl, she's a boy!
Original Lyrics:
She's just a girl, she's a bomb.
Tina Turner's, "What's Love Got to Do with It"
Misheard Lyrics:
You must understand that the touch of your hand makes my balls react...
Original Lyrics:
You must understand though the touch of your hand
Makes my pulse react
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 as Kilimanjaro rises like the LEOPARDS above the Sarah Gunny
Original Lyrics:
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serangetti
U2's, "All I Want Is You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yuck!
No I won't eat it, yuck!
Original Lyrics:
You!
All I want is, you!
 
1990s
Cher's, "Believe"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you believe in love Dr. Love
Original Lyrics:
Do you believe in life after love?
Moloko's, "The Time Is Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give up your cymbal to the moon man
Original Lyrics:
Give up yourself unto the moonlight
Primus', "Lacquer Head"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pimple-faced and rabbit-holey
Original Lyrics:
Pimple-faced and rather homely
The Lion King's, "Circle of Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
ingogyama ingo abatana
Original Lyrics:
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
 
2000s
Beyonce's, "Upgrade U"
Misheard Lyrics:
Papa let me upgrade you, I'm about to hate you
Original Lyrics:
Partner let me upgrade you, Audemars Piquet you
Black Eyed Peas', "Boom Boom Pow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got a Kit Kat boom boom boom
Original Lyrics:
I like that Boom Boom Pow
Bob the Builder's, "Can We Fix It?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Working with Dave 'til the sun goes down
Original Lyrics:
Working all day 'til the sun goes down
Bob the Builder's, "Mambo No. 5"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fix it up to the south
Original Lyrics:
Fix it up to the sound
Britney Spears', "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not a girl, not yet a woman
All I need is time, more than I can find
Original Lyrics:
I'm not a girl, not yet a woman
All I need is time,
A moment that is mine
Outkast's, "Hey, Ya"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shake it like a boyhood preacher.
Original Lyrics:
Shake like a Polaroid picture.
R Kelly's, "Ignition (remix)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm like salt water drum
Original Lyrics:
I'm like, so what, I'm drunk.
Taylor Swift's, "Teardrops on My Guitar"
Misheard Lyrics:
Drew love
Original Lyrics:
True love
 
2010s
DNCE's, "Cake by the Ocean"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on humping
Cake, body motion
Original Lyrics:
Keep on hoping
Cake by the ocean
Milky Chance's, "Down by the River"
Misheard Lyrics:
Started doing snow and blow
That we've made unkind
Original Lyrics:
Dark doings now I know
That we've paid unlike
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm covering my ass like a kid
Original Lyrics:
I'm covering my ears like a kid
Nicki Minaj's, "No Flex Zone (remix)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I like Babbage's 'cause they like Babbage's too
Original Lyrics:
I like bad bitches 'cause they like bad bitches too
SEEU's, "I = Fantasy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your swimming my room, yo muckin' up my room! I'm a pharmacy
Original Lyrics:
Nal jeul gi ran ma rya Neol mat gi ran ma rya Nan I=Fantasy
Twenty One Pilots', "Lane Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
They say Sayin's a lame boi
Original Lyrics:
They say stay in your lane boy
 
misc
Cast of 'The Wizard Of Oz''s, "If I Only Had..."
Misheard Lyrics:
If I only had the name
Original Lyrics:
If I only had the nerve
Cast of 'The Wizard of Oz''s, "Lollipop Guild"
Misheard Lyrics:
We represent the Lolly Pumpkin.
Original Lyrics:
We represent the Lollipop Guild.
Cast of 'The Wizard of Oz''s, "Lullaby League and The Lollipop Guild"
Misheard Lyrics:
We represent the Lullabunnies.
Original Lyrics:
We represent the Lullabye League.
Cast of 'The Wizard of Oz''s, "We're Off to See the Wizard"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're off to see the whizzer
Original Lyrics:
We're off to see the wizard
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