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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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1950s
Simple Plan's, "Jump"
Misheard Lyrics:
I just wanna jog jog
Original Lyrics:
I just wanna jump jump
 
1960s
Rick Ross 's, "Hustlin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
every day I'm busting
Original Lyrics:
every day I'm hustlin'
The Beach Boys', "Surf's Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
While I poured a do-or-die
Original Lyrics:
While at port adieu or die
 
1970s
Aerosmith's, "Dream On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody's got their bills they like to pay
Original Lyrics:
Everybody's got their dues in life to pay
Dawn's, "Candida"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Mike and Tina, we could make it together.
Original Lyrics:
Oh My Candida, we could make it together.
Eagles', "Life in the Fast Lane"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blowhead and burnin'
Original Lyrics:
Blowin' and burnin'
Eagles', "Life in the Fast Lane"
Misheard Lyrics:
Even for action
Original Lyrics:
Eager for action
Elton John's, "Bennie & The Jets"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got electric boobs
A mohair suit
Original Lyrics:
She's got electric boots
a mohair suit
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I'd really love to see you denied
Original Lyrics:
And I'd really love to see you tonight
Free's, "All Right Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are you trying to put me in chains?
Original Lyrics:
Are you trying to put me in shame?
Grand Funk Railroad's, "We're an American Band"
Misheard Lyrics:
Four young taquitas in Omaha
Original Lyrics:
Four young chiquitas in Omaha
Jackson 5's, "Shake Your Body"
Misheard Lyrics:
i love my mouse
Original Lyrics:
let s dance let s shout
Jethro Tull's, "Aqualung"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sun-streaken cold
Original Lyrics:
Sun-streaking cold
Kenny Loggins & Stevie Nicks', "Whenever I Call You Friend"
Misheard Lyrics:
See Laverne on a Saturday night
Original Lyrics:
Sweet love flowin' almost every night
Pink Floyd's, "Brain Damage"
Misheard Lyrics:
The lunaty is on the glass
Original Lyrics:
The lunatic is on the grass
Rolling Stones', "Shattered"
Misheard Lyrics:
Original "Rats on the West Side Bedbugs in town" "'raps' on the West side Stickups in town" with "Rap" being Cockney dialect for "Rape" this would make sense.
Original Lyrics:
rats on the west side bedbugs in town
Steve Miller Band's, "Fly Like an Eagle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kill the children
Original Lyrics:
Shoe the children
Supertramp's, "Goodbye Stranger"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I will go to China
Original Lyrics:
And I will go on shinin'
The Doobie Brothers', "Black Water"
Misheard Lyrics:
I hear some Fawcetts six o land,
Pretty mama gonna take me Father Dan.
Original Lyrics:
I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland.
Pretty mama, come and take me by my hand
 
1980s
Air Supply's, "All Out of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know you were right, believing you're soda.
Original Lyrics:
I know you were right, believing for so long.
David Bowie's, "Let's Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's sway
Under the moonlight, mysterious moonlight
Original Lyrics:
Let's sway
Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight
Disney's 'The Little Mermaid''s, "Poor Unfortunate Souls"
Misheard Lyrics:
But they don't take human form on a lady who's with Ron
Original Lyrics:
But they dote and swoon and fawn on a lady who's withdrawn
Journey's, "Don't Stop Believin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I seen her in a smoky room
Original Lyrics:
A singer in a smoky room
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
Misheard Lyrics:
Billie Jean --that's my girl
Original Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover
Michael Jackson's, "Man in the Mirror"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm stalking with the man in the mirror!
Original Lyrics:
I'm starting with the man in the mirror.
Michael Jackson's, "Thriller"
Misheard Lyrics:
"It's time that you and I cuddle blow together" "Cause nothing's sacred" "Baby love a night"
Original Lyrics:
"Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together" 'Cause I can thrill you" "Thriller, thriller night"
Stevie Wonder's, "Master Blaster"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone's feeling sh**ty
It's hotter than a fly
Original Lyrics:
Everyone is feeling pretty
It's hotter than July
Stevie Wonder's, "Master Blaster"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'll be Jamming it until the pickle's done
Original Lyrics:
We'll be jammin' until the break of dawn
The Psychedelic Furs', "Pretty in Pink"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where nothing is ever frustrate
Original Lyrics:
Where nothing is ever put straight
Toni Basil's, "Mickey"
Misheard Lyrics:
You take me by the hooves
Original Lyrics:
You take me by the hoo
 
1990s
Bis', "The Powerpuff Girls (end Theme)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Buttercup, she's a topless fighter
Original Lyrics:
Buttercup, she's the toughest fighter.
Black Eyed Peas', "Boom Boom Pow"
Misheard Lyrics:
pum pum pum
Original Lyrics:
boom boom boom
Celine Dion's, "It's All Coming Back to Me Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I never wasted any of my time on useless things
Original Lyrics:
And I never wasted any of my time on you since then
Celine Dion's, "It's All Coming Back to Me Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
E tu fwee
Original Lyrics:
And if we
Imperial Teen's, "Yoo Hoo"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are you cool? Are You cool?
Original Lyrics:
I Yoo Hoo I Yoo Hoo
Jesus Jones', "Right Here Right Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
I must lie, but I've waited, waited.
I must lie that I've waited for this.
Original Lyrics:
I was alive and I waited, waited.
I was alive and I waited for this.
SWV's, "Downtown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby, you're glad there is no down.
Original Lyrics:
Baby, on that, there is no doubt.
Technoheads', "I Want to Be a Hippie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want to get high
But I have a new wife
Original Lyrics:
I want to get high
But I never knew why
Tevin Campbell's, "Round and Round"
Misheard Lyrics:
I say, sittin' violin of hope
While everyone else is down the street.
Original Lyrics:
I say, sittin' idle in our boat
While everyone else is down the stream
 
2000s
Fall Out Boy's, "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs"
Misheard Lyrics:
In hotel rooms collecting paychecks for lovers.
Original Lyrics:
In hotel rooms collecting six page lovers.
Phoenix's, "Fences"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why are they protected in Rome?
Original Lyrics:
Wired and protected in a row.
Special D's, "Come with Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Young Becky Bae your energy
Don't sing me song and come with pea
Original Lyrics:
Just activate your evergy
Just sing a song and come with me
The Fray's, "You Found Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
A fun guy
Original Lyrics:
I found God
The Fray's, "You Found Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
A fun guy
Original Lyrics:
I found god
Tool's, "Third Eye"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can't open my third eye.
Original Lyrics:
Prying open my third eye.
 
2010s
Hozier's, "Take Me to Church"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll worship like a dog in the shine of your light
I'll tell you my sins so you can shove in your knife
I believe that destiny's a good guard
Let me give you my life
Original Lyrics:
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your light
I'll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life
Linkin Park's, "Until It's Gone"
Misheard Lyrics:
I burned instead for a thousand times
But now I know
Original Lyrics:
I've heard it said a thousand times
But now I know
Rihanna's, "Only Girl (In the World)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Juan Chuda, make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world
Original Lyrics:
Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world
Studio Killers', "Friday Night Gurus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are the oldies and the goldies playing on the radio?
They all make me feel the way you do, the Friday Night guru.
You're the only one to notice when the Farsa rah-dio...
Original Lyrics:
All the oldies and the goldies playing on the radio
They don't make me feel the way you do, my Friday Night Gurus.
You're the Obi-Wan Kenobis with the force of audio...
Young the Giant's, "Cough Syrup"
Misheard Lyrics:
My sister: Life's too short to be a cannibal, oh
I'm losing my mind losing my mind losing control, oh oh
These fishes in the sea they're staring at me oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
The wet world aches for a beat of a drum
Me: Life's too short to be a carrot top, oh
I'm losing my mind losing my mind losing control, oh oh
These fishes in the sea they're staring at me oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
The web world aches for the treat of a dumb
Original Lyrics:
Life's too short to even care at all, oh
I'm losing my mind losing my mind losing control, oh oh
These fishes in the sea they're staring at me oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
A wet world aches for a beat of a drum
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