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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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May 3
Return of OWN-Week 7 -"Old Town Road"(Lil Nas X)

This week we're taking a look at the popular "Country?" / "Rap?" song "Old Town Road" performed by the 20-year-old Lil Nas X and his buddy Billy Ray Cyrus who hasn't been relevant in 20 years! Due = 5-10-2019 (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 26
Return of O.W.N. - Week 6 - "Sunflower"

This week we're taking a look at a great song from one of the best animated movies of 2018 - "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 19
Return of O.W.N. - Week 5 = "Hold Me Tight"

This week we're discovering the little talked about classic rock band from the U.K. called "The Beatles". Don't know why they decided to name themselves after a bunch of bugs but maybe Papa Roach knows... This is a classic Beatles number but has only been parodied twice so far on Amiright.com (Maybe we'll find out why) (Comments & Parodies)

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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
Elvis Presley's, "Viva Las Vegas"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fecal Las Vegas
Original Lyrics:
Viva Las Vegas
Jefferson Airplane's, "White Rabbit"
Misheard Lyrics:
Remember what the dormouse said
'Give me head
Give me head!'
Original Lyrics:
Remember what the dormouse said
'Feed your head
Feed your head!'
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
California dreamin' in the month of May.
Original Lyrics:
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day.
 
1970s
Burton Cummings', "Stand Tall"
Misheard Lyrics:
All you're feeling right now is silly human brides.
Original Lyrics:
You're feeling it like everyone, it's silly human pride.
Commodores', "Just to Be Close to You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take me there
Original Lyrics:
Take my hand
John Denver's, "Leaving On a Jet Plane"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, babe, I hate the goat
Original Lyrics:
Oh, babe, I hate to go
John Paul Young's, "Love is in the Air"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every cycle, every sound
Original Lyrics:
Every sight and every sound
Paul Simon's, "Loves Me Like a Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
She kicked me on the knee and hurt me
Original Lyrics:
She get down on her knees and hug me
Peter Frampton's, "Do You Feel Like We Do?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pump my hands on the keyboards, pump my hands
Original Lyrics:
Bob Mayo on the keyboards, Bob Mayo
Queen's, "Seven Seas Of Rhye"
Misheard Lyrics:
Storm the Boston Marathon; I've tried to!
Original Lyrics:
Storm the master marathon -- I'll fly through.
Seals & Crofts', "Summer Breeze"
Misheard Lyrics:
Summer's Eve makes me feel fine
Original Lyrics:
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Steely Dan's, "Deacon Blues"
Misheard Lyrics:
They got a name for all the winters in the world
Original Lyrics:
They got a name for the winners in the world.
Steely Dan's, "Gaucho"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bodacious cowboys, Such as yourselves, will never be welcome here...
Hide.. at the crest o'dawn!
Original Lyrics:
Bodacious cowboys, such as your friend will never be welcome here
High in the Custerdome
Styx's, "Lorelei"
Misheard Lyrics:
Overnight is here together
Original Lyrics:
Lorelei is here together
Sweet Sensation's, "Sad Sweet Dreamer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sex we dream of, it's just one of those things we put down to experience.
Original Lyrics:
Sad sweet dreamer
It's just one of those things you put down to experience.
The Bellamy Brothers', "Let Your Love Flow"
Misheard Lyrics:
So watch the Love Boat
Original Lyrics:
So let your love flow
The Blues Brothers', "Soul Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a sober man
Original Lyrics:
I'm a soul man
The Rolling Stones', "Start Me Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
My ass got AIDS
Original Lyrics:
My eyes dilate
The Stranglers', "Toiler on the Sea"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a toilet on the seat
Original Lyrics:
I was a toiler on the sea
 
1980s
Beastie Boys', "The New Style"
Misheard Lyrics:
I told her some lies and she pulled up her skirt
Original Lyrics:
I met a girl at a party and she started to flirt
I told her some rhymes and she pulled up her skirt.
Expose's, "Let Me Be the One"
Misheard Lyrics:
So let me see DuMont
Original Lyrics:
So let me be the one
Queen's, "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
This thing, cola
Original Lyrics:
This thing called love
Ronnie Milsap's, "Smoky Mountain Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
I climbed up in the cab all wet and cold and horny
Original Lyrics:
I climbed up in the cab all wet and cold and lonely
The S.O.S. Band's, "Take Your Time (Do It Right)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tickle time
or
Tickle tummy
Original Lyrics:
Take your time
Van Halen's, "Loss of Control"
Misheard Lyrics:
Watch the troll
Watch the troll
Watch the troll
Original Lyrics:
Loss of control
Loss of control
Loss of control
 
1990s
Blessed Union of Souls', "Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Or that guy who went to Wells Fargo
Original Lyrics:
Or that guy who played in Fargo
Britney Spears', "...Baby One More Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
My holy grail is killing me
Original Lyrics:
My loneliness is killing me
CeCe Peniston's, "Keep On Walkin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got to make this on the stupid
Original Lyrics:
I've got to make this understood
Coolio's, "Gangsta's Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
We've been spending most our lives living in a gangsta's paradise.
Original Lyrics:
We've been spending most out lives living in no gangsta's paradise.
Dr. Dre's, "Let Me Ride"
Misheard Lyrics:
Swing down to Cherry and South and let me ride.
Original Lyrics:
Swing on down, sweet chariot, stop and let me ride.
Green Day's, "When I Come Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a loser and a boozer
Original Lyrics:
I'm a loser and a user
Ideal's, "Get Gone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get your gag
Original Lyrics:
Get your bags
Jethro Tull's, "At Last Forever"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just slipping through to the bathroom
Original Lyrics:
I'm just slipping through to the back room
LL Cool J's, "Around the Way Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're like a neighborhood Jew
Original Lyrics:
You're like a neighborhood jewel
Sheryl Crow's, "All I Wanna Do"
Misheard Lyrics:
He says his name's Whim but I'm sure,
He's Bill or Billy or Macrobuddy
And he's playin' up with me
Original Lyrics:
He says his name's William but I'm sure,
He's Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy
And he's plain ugly to me
Tara Kemp's, "Piece of My Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
You take a piece of my car
Original Lyrics:
You take a piece of my heart
 
2000s
Green Day's, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want this MTV
Original Lyrics:
I walk this empty street
Green Day's, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm walking down the wine
Original Lyrics:
I'm walking down the line
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like a Bird"
Misheard Lyrics:
And though my love is rain
Original Lyrics:
And though my love is rare
Nelly Furtado's, "Turn Off the Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
Call me, call me, call me now, now, now, now
Original Lyrics:
Follow me, follow me, follow me down, down, down, down
Pink's, "Get the Party Started"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get this college started on a Saturday night
Original Lyrics:
Get this party started on a Saturday night
Savage Garden's, "I Knew I Loved You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe it's into wishing
Original Lyrics:
Maybe it's intuition
Shaggy's, "Angel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Colonel Sanders, I may not be here
Original Lyrics:
Girl, in spite of my behavior
Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean's, "Hips Don't Lie"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the attraction, attention
Don't you see, baby, this is perfection
Original Lyrics:
All the attraction, the tension
Don't you see, baby, this is perfection
 
2010s
Bazzi's, "Beautiful"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tomorrow, I'll be gone before you know
So I just had to let you know
Original Lyrics:
Tomorrow comes and goes before you know
So I just had to let you know
Dua Lipa's, "Don’t Start Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
I met her on the other side.
Original Lyrics:
I’m better on the other side.
Dua Lipa's, "New Rules"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got a new roof on it
Original Lyrics:
I got new rules I count 'em
Meghan Trainor's, "Me Too"
Misheard Lyrics:
My uncle was behind me
Original Lyrics:
My entourage behind me
We Are Messengers', "Everything Comes Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be with you in everyday blessings
Original Lyrics:
I'll be with you in heavenly places
 
misc
Julia Lee's, "(Opportunity Knocks But Once) Snatch and Grab It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Grab it where it's not
Original Lyrics:
Grab it where it's hot
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