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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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Misheard Lyrics -> Latest Entries

 
1950s
4 Lads', "Moments to Remember"
Misheard Lyrics:
The bar room fights we almost won ...
Original Lyrics:
The ballroom prize we almost won ...
 
1960s
Dionne Warwick's, "I Say a Little Prayer"
Misheard Lyrics:
I save my little breath for you
Original Lyrics:
I say a little prayer for you
Four Tops', "Reach Out I'll Be There"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now if you feel like you can't go on
Because all of your hump is gone
Original Lyrics:
Now if you feel that you can't go on
Because all of your hope is gone.
Joey Dee and the Starliters', "Peppermint Twist"
Misheard Lyrics:
Meet me baby down on 45th street
(Bop shoo bop bop bop shoo bop)
When The Peppermint Twist is beat
(Bop shoo bop bop bop shoo bop)
Original Lyrics:
Meet me baby down on 45th Street
Where the Peppermint Twisters meet
Tommy Roe's, "Dizzy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Busy
I'm so busy
My head is spinning
or
Disney
I saw Disney
My head is spinning
Original Lyrics:
Dizzy
I'm so Dizzy
My head is spinning
 
1970s
Andy Gibb's, "Shadow Dancing"
Misheard Lyrics:
You got me looking at that heaven in your ass
I was chasing your erection
I was telling you know last
Original Lyrics:
You got me looking at that heaven in your eyes
I was chasing your direction
I was telling you no lies
Misheard Lyrics:
I never knew love become
Ben came you
Original Lyrics:
I never knew love before
Then came you
Genesis', "I Know What I Like"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep them long blades short
Original Lyrics:
Keep them mowin' blades sharp
Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The captain wired "Indian water coming in"
Original Lyrics:
The captain wired in we have water coming in
Led Zeppelin's, "Black Dog"
Misheard Lyrics:
A big legged woman ain't got no soul.
Original Lyrics:
A feeble-lipped woman ain't got no soul.
Maureen McGovern's, "Different Worlds (Angie theme song)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let the dime flow
Let the love flow
Original Lyrics:
Let the time flow
Let the love grow
Maureen McGovern's, "The Morning After"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's got to be a morning a**hole
Original Lyrics:
There's got to be a morning after
Melissa Manchester's, "Midnight Blue"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wouldn't you give your hand to apron?
Original Lyrics:
Wouldn't you give your hand to a friend?
Rita Coolidge's, "We're All Alone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Long forgotten math
Original Lyrics:
Long forgotten now
Sister Sledge's, "He's the Greatest Dancer"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want love
Original Lyrics:
Oh, what, wow
Starbuck's, "Moonlight, Feels Right"
Misheard Lyrics:
I play the radio on seven stations 'Cause seven spells a harelip right.
Original Lyrics:
I play the radio on southern stations, 'Cause southern belles are hell at night.
Steve Miller Band's, "Jet Airliner"
Misheard Lyrics:
Big old genital rhino
Original Lyrics:
Big ol' jet airliner
The Bee Gees', "You Should Be Dancing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whatcha doin' when you're not on your back
Original Lyrics:
What you doin' on your back aah?
The Bee Gees', "You Should Be Dancing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whatcha doin' when your not on your back
Original Lyrics:
What you doin' on your back aah?
The Four Seasons', "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I felt a rush like a rolling cowabunga.
Original Lyrics:
I felt a rush like a rolling bolt of thunder.
The Who's, "Eminence Front"
Misheard Lyrics:
Livin' in her butt
Original Lyrics:
Eminence front
It's a put on.
Village People's, "Macho Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nacho, nacho man
I've got to be a nacho man
Original Lyrics:
Macho, Macho Man
I've got to be a Macho Man
 
1980s
Black Lace's, "Aga Doo"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got two, two, two push my apple shake the tree
Original Lyrics:
Aga doo doo doo
Push pineapple, shake the tree.
Culture Club's, "I'll Tumble 4 Ya"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll tumble boredom
Original Lyrics:
I'll tumble 4 ya
Culture Club's, "Karma Chameleon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Record and breathe
Original Lyrics:
Red, gold and green
Justice Crew's, "Lonely"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who is Johnny Mr Johnny?
Original Lyrics:
I'm so lonely Mr Lonely
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take a walk, to the post office Don't stop till you get a stamp
Original Lyrics:
Keep on with the force don't stop
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mama said I'm the son of Michael's son
Original Lyrics:
ma ma se ma ma sa ma ma ku sa
Olivia Newton-John's, "Physical"
Misheard Lyrics:
I took you to an intimate restaurant, Then, do we suggest a movie?
Original Lyrics:
I took you to an intimate resteraunt Then to a suggestive movie
Patrice Rushen's, "Forget-Me-Nots"
Misheard Lyrics:
Benjamin's forget-me-nots
I want you to remember
Original Lyrics:
Baby, please, forget-me-nots
I want you to remember
The Clash's, "Rock the Casbah"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lock the cash box
Original Lyrics:
Rock the Casbah
 
1990s
Salt N Pepa's, "Whatta Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whatta man, whatta man, whatta man!
Whatta body whatta man.
Original Lyrics:
Whatta man, whatta man, whatta man!
Whatta mighty good man.
Sarah McLachlan's, "Adia"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause we are born in a sink
Believe me, Adia
We are still in a sink.
Original Lyrics:
'Cause we are born innocent
Believe me, Adia
We are still innocent.
Will Smith feat. Coko's, "Men in Black"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here comes the Mennen plaque
The one lets you remember
Original Lyrics:
Here come the Men in Black
They won't let you remember
Will Smith's, "Gettin' Jiggy With It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gettin' s**tty with it
Original Lyrics:
Gettin' jiggy with it
Will Smith's, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
Misheard Lyrics:
In West Philadelphia, bullet raised
Original Lyrics:
In West Philadelphia, born and raised
 
2000s
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
That is nothing like Bear Grylls But sure is a lovely good song
Original Lyrics:
I'm a just a notch in your bedpost
But you're just a line in a song.
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar, We're Going Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wishing to be the freak she's in your cheese
Original Lyrics:
Wishing to be the friction in your jeans.
Fall Out Boy's, "The Take Over, the Breaks Over"
Misheard Lyrics:
I overcompensate with headlines.
And flash flash flash, tiger fever
Original Lyrics:
I overcompensate with headlines
And flash, flash, photography
Fall Out Boy's, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a little man
And I'm also evil
Also into cats, also into cats
Original Lyrics:
I'm a leading man
And the lies I weave are
Oh so intricate,
Oh so intricate
Linkin Park's, "Crawling"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beer is now iPhone
Confusing worm is real
Original Lyrics:
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real
Linkin Park's, "Faint"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can't fail the way I did before
Original Lyrics:
I can't feel the way I did before.
 
2010s
Chvrches', "The Mother We Share"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the mother and child will never keep your cold heart from falling
Original Lyrics:
And the mother we share will never keep our cold hearts from calling
Clean Bandit's, "Rather Be"
Misheard Lyrics:
No, no, no, no, no,... love pays the rent for me.
Original Lyrics:
No, no,no,no,no... No place I'd rather be
Fall Out Boy's, "American Beauty/American Psycho"
Misheard Lyrics:
You take a bowl full of soup and you pour some out. You take a bowl full of soup and you pour some out.
Original Lyrics:
You take the full, full truth and pour some out.You take the full full truth and pour some out.
George Ezra's, "Budapest"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me one good reason why I should never make a chain
Original Lyrics:
Give me one good reason why I should never make a change
Hozier's, "Take Me to Church"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll worship like a dog on a Saturday night I'll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife Offer me that death, more death Good God, let me give you my lies
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
Idina Menzel's, "Let It Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let it go, let it go, and I'll rise like the great Gondor!
Original Lyrics:
Let it go, let it go, and I'll rise like the break of dawn!
Taylor Swift's, "Style"
Misheard Lyrics:
You got that Jay-Z day dream look in your eye
Original Lyrics:
You got that James Dean day dream look in your eye
 
christian
4Him's, "For Future Generations"
Misheard Lyrics:
I must be alive for future generations
Original Lyrics:
I must be a light for future generations
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