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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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Misheard Lyrics -> Latest Entries

 
1960s
Chuck Berry's, "Nadine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nadine, let me inside you
Original Lyrics:
Nadine Honey, is that you?
Hermans Hermits', "A Must to Avoid"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's a muscular boy - a complete impossibility
Original Lyrics:
She's a must to avoid...
The Beatles', "Mr. Moonlight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a Nazi! Don't come my way!
Original Lyrics:
On the nights you don't come my way
 
1970s
Cat Stevens', "Wild World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh, baby, baby, it's the Wildwood
Original Lyrics:
Ooh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
Commodores', "Easy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've paid my Jews to make it
Original Lyrics:
I've paid my dues to make it
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds', "Don't Pull Your Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take my heart, they stole my money
Original Lyrics:
Take my heart, my soul, my money
Led Zeppelin's, "Black Dog"
Misheard Lyrics:
A blue-eyed woman ain't got no soul
Original Lyrics:
A big legged woman ain't got no soul.
Nick Lowe's, "Cruel to Be Kind"
Misheard Lyrics:
But you still missed the fight
Original Lyrics:
But you're still mystified
Peaches & Herb's, "Reunited"
Misheard Lyrics:
We united, yes, we're understood
Original Lyrics:
Reunited 'cause we're understood
Peaches & Herb's, "Shake Your Groove Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Check your group bag, check your group bag, yeah, yeah
Original Lyrics:
Shake your groove thing, shake your groove thing, yeah, yeah
Player's, "Baby Come Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can play it all on me
Original Lyrics:
You can blame it all on me
Robert Palmer's, "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Doctor, Doctor.
Give me the news.
I've got a bad case for loving you.
Original Lyrics:
Doctor, Doctor.
Gimme the news.
I got a bad case of loving you.
Rolling Stones', "Beast of Burden"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't need no big Suburban.
Original Lyrics:
I'll never be your beast of burden.
Stevie Wonder's, "Superstition"
Misheard Lyrics:
There is superstitions, wash your face and hands,
Reddening of the forehead, do all that you can,
Keep me in daydreams, keep me goin' strong,
You don't want no sadness, sadness is all
Original Lyrics:
Very superstitious, wash your face and hands,
Rid me of the problems, do all that you can,
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin' strong,
You don't want to save me, sad is my song
Stevie Wonder's, "Superstition"
Misheard Lyrics:
Thirteen months of bad dreams, broke the lookin' glass
Original Lyrics:
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin' glass
Sweet Sensation's, "Sad Sweet Dreamer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Emphysema
It's just one of those things you put down to experience.
Original Lyrics:
Sad sweet dreamer
It's just one of those things you put down to experience.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Your man
Original Lyrics:
Young man
 
1980s
AC/DC's, "You Shook Me All Night Long"
Misheard Lyrics:
She kept it warm and clean.
AND
She had a sight for size.
Original Lyrics:
She kept her motor clean.
AND
She had the sightless eyes.
Baltimora's, "Tarzan Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mac Tonight.
Give me the order. Give me the order.
Original Lyrics:
Night, tonight
Gimme the other, gimme the other.
Billy Joel's, "We Didn't Start the Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chubby Checker's cycle, Belgians in the condos
Original Lyrics:
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo
Bruce Springsteen's, "Hungry Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody's got to face the west
Original Lyrics:
Everybody's got a place to rest
Journey's, "Chain Reaction"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chain reaction, shades of passion
We surrender, news control
Chain reaction, strained attraction
No survivor, steel's your soul
Original Lyrics:
Chain reaction, shades of passion
We surrender, lose control
Chain reaction, strange attraction
Love's a viper, steals your soul
Journey's, "Send Her My Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cinder, my love
Memories remain
Send all my love
Roses never fake
Original Lyrics:
Send her my love
Memories remain
Send her my love
Roses never fade
Mike Oldfield's, "Moonlight Shadow"
Misheard Lyrics:
All she saw was a cigarette on a gun
Original Lyrics:
All she saw was a sillouette of a gun
Mike Oldfield's, "Moonlight Shadow"
Misheard Lyrics:
I watched your vision falling
Original Lyrics:
I watched your vision forming
Robert Palmer's, "Addicted to Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're a chicken to love
Original Lyrics:
You're addicted to love
Smokey Robinson's, "Being With You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've heard the morning voice from Prince and my relations
Original Lyrics:
I heard the warning voice from friends and my relations
Tears for Fears', "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Help me make the non-stop breathing and the pleasure
Original Lyrics:
Help me make the most of freedom and the pleasure
U2's, "Where the Streets Have No Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
Meryl Streep has no name
Original Lyrics:
Where the streets have no name
U2's, "With or Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Thank God we found you
Original Lyrics:
With or without you
 
1990s
Anthrax's, "Riding Shotgun"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do it, drive it, drink it, smoke it,
Toke it
Original Lyrics:
Do it, drive it, drink it, smoke it,
Choke it
Bruce Springsteen's, "Streets of Philadelphia"
Misheard Lyrics:
Meryl Streep's in Philadelphia
Original Lyrics:
On the streets of Philadelphia
Elton John's, "Circle of Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
The circuit of lights
Original Lyrics:
the circle of life
Eminem's, "My Name Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dre sent me to tick the world off!
Original Lyrics:
God sent me to p*** the world off!
Eric Clapton's, "My Father's Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Through the distant clouds of teeth
Original Lyrics:
Through the distant clouds of tears
Juliana Hatfield's, "Spin the Bottle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fine thing is cracking with you.
Original Lyrics:
Five minutes in the closet with you.
Michael Penn's, "No Myth"
Misheard Lyrics:
And can dance like a stair machine, okay
Original Lyrics:
And can dance like Astaire overseas, okay.
Sugar Ray's, "Mean Machine"
Misheard Lyrics:
I better save Sonny and drive while I'm drinkin'
Original Lyrics:
My daddy said son you're gonna drive me to drinkin'
Sugar Ray's, "Mean Machine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Japanese call me anything for pity
A.M. radio, six foot five
Original Lyrics:
Japanese cars, man such a pity
A.M. radio suits me fine
Sugar Ray's, "Speed Home California"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna get back to the arctic goo
Original Lyrics:
I wanna get back to the arms of you
Toad the Wet Sprocket's, "All I Want"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whatever happened to beef?
Original Lyrics:
Whatever happens will be
 
2000s
Annie Lennox's, "Little Bird"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just a gerbil soul
Original Lyrics:
I'm just a gentle soul
Good Charlotte's, "Hold On"
Misheard Lyrics:
But we all believe the same way as you do
Original Lyrics:
But we all bleed the same way as you do
Justice's, "DVNO"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna see my patient
Original Lyrics:
I'm losing my patience
Katy Perry's, "Hot N Cold"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah you, penis
Original Lyrics:
Yeah you, PMS
Katy Perry's, "If You Can Afford Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you want me,
The cherry on top,
The pick of the peck,
The crumbly crop
Original Lyrics:
If you want me,
The cherry on top,
The pick of the pack,
The crème de la crop
Train's, "Parachute"
Misheard Lyrics:
Change the way, the way we push
Original Lyrics:
Chase away the way we push
 
2010s
Ed Sheeran's, "Shape of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pull shampoo like a magnitude
Original Lyrics:
We push and pull like a magnet do
Ed Sheeran's, "Shape of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
You out shampoo like a magnitude
Original Lyrics:
You push and pull like a magnet do
 
country
Kenny Chesney's, "There Goes My Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
A couple years of up all night and a few thousand apples later.
Original Lyrics:
A couple years of up all night and a few thousand diapers later
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