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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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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
Disney's 'The Jungle Book''s, "Bare Necessities"
Misheard Lyrics:
Forget about your running and your strife
Original Lyrics:
Forget about your worries and your strife
The Beatles', "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
Misheard Lyrics:
The active number all these years
Original Lyrics:
The act you've known for all these years
The Searchers', "All My Sorrows"
Misheard Lyrics:
All my Zorros
Soon begotten
Original Lyrics:
All my sorrows
Soon forgotten
The Seekers', "All My Trials"
Misheard Lyrics:
If liver was a thing that money could buy
Original Lyrics:
If living was a thing that money can buy
 
1970s
Bad Company's, "Silver, Blue, and Gold"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me silver, ooh, and gold
Original Lyrics:
Give me silver, blue, and gold
Billy Squier's, "The Stroke"
Misheard Lyrics:
Strong Man's Nutmeg
Original Lyrics:
Stroke me, stroke me.
Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Lookin' Out My Back Door"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dinosaur betrothals, listenin' to Beethoven
Original Lyrics:
Dinosaur victrolas
Listening to Buck Owens.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
My, my this American pie!
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
My, my, it's American pie!
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie.
Eagles', "Life In The Fast Lane"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ridin' in the fast lane
Original Lyrics:
Life in the fast lane
Free's, "All Right Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now don't you worry
Original Lyrics:
Now don't you wait
Nazareth's, "Hair of the Dog"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't mess with a son of a b****
Original Lyrics:
Now you're messing with a, a son of a b****.
Radio Commercial's, "The County Seat"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make yourself some feet at the County Seat
Original Lyrics:
Just direct your feet to the County Seat
The Police's, "Message In A Bottle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sendin' it on an S.O.S
Original Lyrics:
Sending out an S.O.S.
The Rolling Stones', "Honky Tonk Women"
Misheard Lyrics:
I met a jinzo far of queen in Memphis
Original Lyrics:
I met a gin soaked bar room queen in Memphis
 
1980s
AC/DC's, "Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty dees and the dunder cheese
Original Lyrics:
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap.
Bananarama's, "I Heard a Rumor"
Misheard Lyrics:
I had a broma
Original Lyrics:
I heard a rumour
Bob Seger's, "Shakedown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let down your bra, honey.
Original Lyrics:
Let down your guard, honey.
Bruce Hornsby's, "The Way It Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stand in line, making time.
Original Lyrics:
Standing in line marking time
Felix Cavaliere's, "Only a Lonely Heart Sees"
Misheard Lyrics:
Only a lonely heart sees
Well look at me
Original Lyrics:
Only a lonely heart sees where love can be
Felix Cavaliere's, "Only a Lonely Heart Sees"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the way to paralyze
Original Lyrics:
You know the way to paradise
Hall & Oates', "Kiss on My List"
Misheard Lyrics:
Boy, if you insist on knowing my bliss.
Original Lyrics:
When they insist on knowing my bliss
Huey Lewis And The News', "Workin' for a Livin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Workin' for Eleven
Original Lyrics:
Workin' for a Livin'
Journey's, "Faithfully"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm still runnin'
Original Lyrics:
I'm still yours
Judas Priest's, "Devil's Child"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh no, you got your c**k stuck in me
Original Lyrics:
Oh no, you got your claws stuck in me
Matthew Wilder's, "Break My Stride"
Misheard Lyrics:
I´m running and I want Judge Brown
Original Lyrics:
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Michael Jackson's, "Bad"
Misheard Lyrics:
your butt is fine
Original Lyrics:
Your butt is mine
Michael Jackson's, "Man in the Mirror"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm sucking with the man in the liver.
Original Lyrics:
I'm starting with the man in the mirror.
Slayer's, "Angel of Death"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sloteth E mence degay
Full stem, doo doo I say
Original Lyrics:
Slow death. Immense decay
Forced in
Talk, Talk's, "Such a Shame"
Misheard Lyrics:
This n****r list to change
Original Lyrics:
This eagerness to change
The Romantics', "What I Like About You"
Misheard Lyrics:
No more whispering in my ear
Original Lyrics:
[pause] You're whispering in my ear
Theme Song's, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) Theme Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the evil Shredder attacks, these turtle boys will come and slash
Original Lyrics:
When the evil Shredder attacks, these turtle boys cut him no slack
Tone-Loc's, "Funky Cold Medina"
Misheard Lyrics:
funky cola dina
Original Lyrics:
Funky cold Medina
Toni Basil's, "Mickey"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want your girl, Mickey
Original Lyrics:
Oh, what you do Mickey
Wham!'s, "Everything She Wants"
Misheard Lyrics:
Somebody help me, oh, while I work so hard for you!
Original Lyrics:
Somebody tell me, oh, why I work so hard for you!
 
1990s
Alanis Morissette's, "Ironic"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a free high, when you're already baked
Original Lyrics:
A free ride, when you've already paid
Days of the New's, "Touch, Peel, and Stand"
Misheard Lyrics:
You are the one to, one to.
Original Lyrics:
You are the one to abuse.
Nirvana's, "Smell's Like Teen Spirit"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm albino, I'm a skatehoe!
Original Lyrics:
A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Scar Tissue"
Misheard Lyrics:
With purple shade, it's a lonely view
Original Lyrics:
With the birds I'll share this lonely view
Scorpions', "Wind Of Change"
Misheard Lyrics:
I followed an old czar down to Gorky Park
Original Lyrics:
I followed the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park.
Spacehog's, "In the Meantime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Will that be all, be all, be all for you?
Original Lyrics:
We love the all the all of you
 
2000s
"Weird Al" Yankovic's, "White & Nerdy"
Misheard Lyrics:
They see me roll on my Subway
Original Lyrics:
They see me roll on my Segway
Billy Talent's, "Line & Sinker"
Misheard Lyrics:
How'd you get a grip with all these broken fingers
Original Lyrics:
Hard to get a grip with all these broken fingers
Fall Out Boy's, "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a lighter away from getting you into the moon
Original Lyrics:
I'm a light-year away from getting you into the mood
Panic! At the Disco's, "This Is Gospel"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is the bee lover
Original Lyrics:
This is the beat of my heart
 
2010s
Florence and the Machine's, "Breath of Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
A little pigeon of the start and the end
Original Lyrics:
A little vision of the sun in the end
One Direction's, "What Makes You Beautiful"
Misheard Lyrics:
The way the tears fill your head
Original Lyrics:
The way that you flip you hair
Misheard Lyrics:
Pharrell: And I got a pit of potty.
Original Lyrics:
Pharrell: And I got a better body
The Foo Fighters', "Miss the Misery"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mister misery, need the reason for a change.
Original Lyrics:
Miss the misery, need the reason for a change.
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