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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
Fireball X15's, "Fireball X15 theme song"
Misheard Lyrics:
My heart would be afiable Afiable
Original Lyrics:
My heart would be a fire ball A fire ball
Theme Songs', "The Beverly Hillbillies"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come listen to the story
'Bout a man nemed Jed
The poor mountaineer
Barely kept his family's head
And then one day
He was shootin' at some gruel
And up from the cloud came a bubblin' cruel.
Original Lyrics:
Come and listen to my story
'Bout a man named Jed
A poor mountaineer,
Barely kept his family fed
. And then one day
He was shootin' at some food,
And up through the ground came a-bubblin' crude.
Theme Songs', "The Beverly Hillbillies"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come listen to the story
'Bout a man nemed Jed
The poor mountaineer
Barely kept his family's head
And then one day
He was shootin' at some gruel
And up from the cloud came a bubblin' cruel.
Original Lyrics:
Come and listen to my story
'Bout a man named Jed
A poor mountaineer,
Barely kept his family fed
. And then one day
He was shootin' at some food,
And up through the ground came a-bubblin' crude.
 
1970s
Albert Hammond's, "The Free Electric Band"
Misheard Lyrics:
She'd settle for some Bourbon and a little patch of land
Original Lyrics:
She'd settle for suburbia and a little patch of land
Blues Image's, "Ride, Captain, Ride"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ride, Captain Bligh
Original Lyrics:
Ride captain, ride
Electric Light Orchestra's, "Sweet Talkin' Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hold on, sweet talkin' Roman
Original Lyrics:
Hold on, sweet talkin' woman.
Elton John's, "Rocket Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Breathing all these fumes all everlong
Original Lyrics:
Burning up his fuse up here alone
Hee Haw Cast's, "Where Where Are You Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where Where are you tonight How could you leave me here all alone I searched the world over and I thought I found true love But you let another and (breaking wind) you was gone
Original Lyrics:
Where where are you tonight How could you leave me here all alone I searched the world over and I thought I found true love But you met another and pffft you was gone
KISS's, "Hard Luck Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ray, I love the farmer's daughter
She looks just like an otter
Proud to be eighteen.
Original Lyrics:
Rags, the sailor's only daughter
A child of the water
Too proud to be a queen.
Led Zeppelin's, "South Bound Saurez"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh, just a little bit of sweet con carne, yeah
Original Lyrics:
Ooh, just a little bit of Sweet Co-Connie
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway To Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
And it's whispered that soon if we all call the Jew
Original Lyrics:
...if we all call the tune.
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway To Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the Bible will lead us to reason
Original Lyrics:
And the piper will lead us to reason
Manfred Mann's Earth Band's, "Blinded by the Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
And she was blinded by the light
Ripped off by a douche in the middle of the night.
Original Lyrics:
And she was blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.
Pink Floyd's, "Money"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm in the high fidelity first class traveling set and I think i need a lear jet.
Original Lyrics:
I'm in the high fidelity first class traveling section. I think I need a lear jet.
Queen's, "Flash"
Misheard Lyrics:
Flash! Ah-ha! He's American.
Original Lyrics:
Flash! Ah-ha! He's a miracle.
Steve Miller Band's, "Take the Money and Run"
Misheard Lyrics:
Billy Joe shot Man Rob out of his castle
Original Lyrics:
Billy Joe shot a man while robbing his castle
The Stylistics', "Betcha By Golly, Wow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Anything you ask on dryer
Original Lyrics:
Anything you ask, I'll try
The Three Degrees', "When Will I See You Again?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are we in love or just fans
Is this the beginning or is this this the end
When will I see you again
Original Lyrics:
Are we in love or just friends
Is this my beginning or it it the end
When will I see you again
 
1980s
Barbra Streisand's, "Comin' In and Out of My Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
How many went out of my life isn't easy
Original Lyrics:
Comin' in and out of my life isn't easy.
Belinda Carlisle's, "Leave A Light On For Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
But darling, I'm Kiki Dee.
Original Lyrics:
But darling, I'll keep the key.
Bon Jovi's, "Livin' on a Prayer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tell me you, too, work on the docks
Original Lyrics:
Tommy used to work on the docks
Bruce Springsteen's, "Dancing in the Dark"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a joke, here's some hair, and it's on me.
Original Lyrics:
There's a joke, here somewhere, and it's on me.
Commercial's, "The Arbor Day Foundation: Trees Are Terrific!"
Misheard Lyrics:
Carnie's Arbor Day Foundation spreads the worm across the nation about trees
Original Lyrics:
Carly's Arbor Day Foundation spreads the word across the nation about trees
Dexy's Midnight Runners', "Come on Eileen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dubai, dubai, dubai dubaiii
Original Lyrics:
too ra too ra toora layy
Simply Red's, "If You Don't Know Me By Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you don't blow me right now
Original Lyrics:
If you don't know me by now
Tears For Fears', "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody Wants To Fool Around
Original Lyrics:
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
The Stranglers', "Skin Deep"
Misheard Lyrics:
Better watch out for the tea leaves
Original Lyrics:
Better watch out for the skin deep
Theme songs', "The Transformers theme"
Misheard Lyrics:
Robots in the skies
Original Lyrics:
Robots in disguise
Thompson Twins', "Hold Me Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
One might fart
Original Lyrics:
Hold my heart
 
1990s
Commercial's, "Snickers"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a hundred inside you
Original Lyrics:
There's a hunger inside you
Foo Fighters', "My Hero"
Misheard Lyrics:
There goes my hero
He's on an air raid
Original Lyrics:
There goes my hero
He's ordinary
No Doubt's, "Just a Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just a girl in a whirl
Original Lyrics:
I'm just a girl in the world
Static-X's, "Fix"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come in fellow condoms marijuana fix
Original Lyrics:
Tune in, chill out, drop dead. I need a fix
 
2000s
AC/DC's, "Satellite Blues"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shotta that booze. Shotta that poon.
Original Lyrics:
Satellite blues. Satellite blues.
Fall Out Boy's, "Phoenix"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rye on bread
Original Lyrics:
Hey young blood
Fall Out Boy's, "West Coast Smoker"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I throw this, I'm not addicted to you
Fall Out Boy, disorganized religion of my head
And we'll never get through customs
Let's just take off the bed instead
But 1-2-3 in the gutter
My broken, you're the dogs of the ivy league
Original Lyrics:
And that's all that should matter t-t-to you
Follow the disorganized religion of my head
And we'll never get through customs
Let's just take off again instead
Got my degree in the gutter
My heart broken in the dorms of the ivy league
Gabrielle's, "Out of Reach"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cateri, I never had your heart
Original Lyrics:
Out of reach
So far
I never had your heart.
Santana feat. Michelle Branch's, "The Game of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Outside the door or you can't be slow
Original Lyrics:
Outside the door of your candy store
 
2010s
Fall Out Boy's, "The Phoenix"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get hitched
Make a career out of Robin Banks
Original Lyrics:
Get hitched
Make a career out of robbing banks
Fall Out Boy's, "Uma Thurman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can luau dance
Original Lyrics:
I can move mountains
Fall Out Boy's, "Uma Thurman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can walk America, walk America!
Original Lyrics:
I can work a miracle, work a miracle!
Justin Bieber's, "Where Are U Now?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where are you now that I need ya?
Fly you to yeah, fly you to, fly you to yeah, fly you to
Fly you to the moon
Original Lyrics:
Where are you now that I need ya?
I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you
I need you the most
Misheard Lyrics:
And it will come
Like a bird of prey
Original Lyrics:
And it will come
Like a flood of pain
Lorde's, "Team"
Misheard Lyrics:
I vampire this within my dreams
Original Lyrics:
Livin' in ruins of a palace within my dreams
Lorde's, "Team"
Misheard Lyrics:
The hounds will stay in shape
Original Lyrics:
The hounds will stay in chains
Pentatonix's, "Natural Disaster"
Misheard Lyrics:
My mom was burnin' in the wildfire, my mom was burnin' in your love.
Original Lyrics:
My mind was burnin' in the wildfire, my mind was burnin' in your love.
Pitbull's, "Fireball"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was born in Ukraine.
Original Lyrics:
I was born in a flame
Rachel Platten's, "Fight Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Losing friends and un-chasing sleep
Original Lyrics:
Losing friends and I'm chasing sleep
Robert DeLong's, "On the Long Way Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Defend, Defend, Finkl never goes away.
Original Lyrics:
The end, the end
Things will never go our way
 
country
Keith Urban's, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16"
Misheard Lyrics:
Marilyn Monroe In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Original Lyrics:
Marilyn Monroe and the Garden of Eden
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