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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
Disney's 'Mary Poppins''s, "Fidelity Fiduciary Bank"
Misheard Lyrics:
Think of the foreclosures!
Buns, chapels -- even in chairs!
Original Lyrics:
Think of the foreclosures!
Bonds, Chattels, Dividends, Shares!
Harry Nilsson's, "Sleep Late, My Lady Friend"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let the warm summer bees drift through your widow
Original Lyrics:
Let the warm summer breeze drift through your window
Procol Harum's, "A Whiter Shade of Pale"
Misheard Lyrics:
we skipping life and than go
Original Lyrics:
We skipped the light Fandango.
The Hollies', "Step Inside"
Misheard Lyrics:
You don't need an irritation
Original Lyrics:
You don't need an invitation
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Take a Chance on Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you're all alone with a pretty person know
Honey, I'm still free, take a chance on me
Original Lyrics:
If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey, I'm still free, take a chance on me
Black Sabbath's, "War Pigs"
Misheard Lyrics:
Underneath the War Pigs crawling
Original Lyrics:
On their knees the War Pigs crawling.
Carole King's, "So Far Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
It would be so fine to see your face at my dorm
Original Lyrics:
It would be so fine to see your face at my door
Michael Jackson's, "Ben"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a friend to call my home
Original Lyrics:
With a friend to call my own
Pink Floyd's, "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here! Yes Here!...No?.....Get away then! (Heard with angry London accent rather than Scottish as for real lyrics)
Original Lyrics:
You! Yes You! Stand still, Laddy!
The Cars', "Touch and Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
And, dude, it felt so right
Original Lyrics:
And it felt so right
The Sylvers', "Boogie Fever"
Misheard Lyrics:
Poopy fever
You got to poopy down
Original Lyrics:
Boogie Fever
You got to boogie down
 
1980s
Ambrosia's, "Biggest Part of Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make a wish for Big Red
Original Lyrics:
Make a wish baby
Archie Bell & the Drells', "Tighten Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
And someone beefed up
Original Lyrics:
It sure would be tough
Chicago's, "You're the Inspiration"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wanna have you near me
I wanna have you here with satan
Original Lyrics:
Wanna have you near me
I wanna have you hear me sayin'...
Culture Club's, "Move Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Poop poop poop away
Original Lyrics:
Move move move away
J Geils Band's, "Centerfold"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're on a roll,
My memories have just been sold
Angels in the silicon,
Angels in the silicon.
Original Lyrics:
My blood runs cold,
My memory has just been sold
My angel is the centerfold,
Angel is the centerfold.
John Farnham's, "You're the Voice"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're the voice, try and understand.
Make it work and make it clear.
Remember sit in sailor.
Remember liquid feel.
Original Lyrics:
You're the voice, try and understand it.
Make a noise and make it clear.
We're not gonna sit in silence.
We're not gonna live with fear.
Journey's, "I'll Be Alright Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be your eyes without you
Original Lyrics:
I'll be alright without you
Kenny Rogers', "Lady"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've rooted for you for so long
Original Lyrics:
I've waited for you for so long
Laid Back's, "Bakerman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bakerman is baking bread
Original Lyrics:
Bacon man is bacon bread
Men At Work's, "Down Under"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where women blow and make thunder
Original Lyrics:
Where women glow and men plunder?
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
Misheard Lyrics:
The chav is not my son
Original Lyrics:
The kid is not my son.
Mike + The Mechanics', "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a girl in Ammunitions
Just inside the doorway
Use her only in emergencies
Original Lyrics:
There's a gun and ammunition
Just inside the doorway
Use it in emergencies
Nancy Griffith's, "Listen to the Radio"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Ritalin guides my hand to the radio.
Original Lyrics:
Loretta Lynn guides my hand to the radio.
Nine Inch Nails', "Terrible Lie"
Misheard Lyrics:
toe the line
Original Lyrics:
terrible lie
Pixies', "I Bleed"
Misheard Lyrics:
And all the while, my mind secedes
Original Lyrics:
And all the while, as vampires feed
Rick Astley's, "Together Forever"
Misheard Lyrics:
Together forever, we're two
Original Lyrics:
Together forever with you
Sheena Easton's, "Strut"
Misheard Lyrics:
All assassinations have leather and lace
Original Lyrics:
All this fascination with leather and lace
Sheena Easton's, "Strut"
Misheard Lyrics:
Standing in the half light, I'll have some fun too
Original Lyrics:
Lie down here beside me, oh have some fun too
The Cars', "Drive"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can go on
Thinking something's raw
Original Lyrics:
You can't go on
Thinking something's wrong
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers', "Don't Do Me Like That"
Misheard Lyrics:
Done dirty like dad
Original Lyrics:
Don't Do Me Like That
 
1990s
AC/DC's, "Thunderstruck"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wait for the taxis, yeah taxis
And rehabs are fun
Original Lyrics:
Went down to Texas, yeah Texas
And we had some fun
Insane Clown Posse's, "Hokus Pokus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hokus pokus f***ing mind
Original Lyrics:
Hokus pokus jokers ride
Real McCoy's, "Come and Get Your Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't make my way 'cause I really need to get it
Original Lyrics:
Don't make me wait 'cause I really need to get it
Real McCoy's, "One More Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Complain me
Original Lyrics:
Come play me
Rednex's, "Cotton Eye Joe"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's 5 A.M. for Cotton Eye Joe
Original Lyrics:
If it hadn't been for Cotton Eye Joe
Vanilla Ice's, "Ice, Ice, Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
A-1-A Peace Train Avenue
Original Lyrics:
A-1-A Beachfront Avenue
Velocity Girl's, "Marzipan"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like a mansion
With some chance in town
Original Lyrics:
Lake a mansion
In some shantytown
stereodactyl's, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Donatello blumpkins memes
Original Lyrics:
Donatello does machines.
 
2000s
Anberlin 's, "Stationery"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dance by yourself
And finger me when you do
Original Lyrics:
Dance by yourself
And think of me when you do
Commercial's, "Pedialyte"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your kiss is grape to make it better
Original Lyrics:
You kiss a scrape to make it better
Katy Perry's, "Hot N Cold"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah you, you're a mess
Original Lyrics:
Yeah you PMS
Pink's, "Get the Party Started"
Misheard Lyrics:
So you better get this body started
Original Lyrics:
So you better get this party started
 
2010s
Jennifer Lopez's, "Ain't Your Mama"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm cooking all day, I ate your mama
Original Lyrics:
I ain't gon' be cooking all day, I ain't your mama
Kamelot's, "Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like the shadows of my panty line
Original Lyrics:
Like the shadows of my pantomime
Katy Perry's, "Walking on Air"
Misheard Lyrics:
To Miley I'm watching on air.
Original Lyrics:
Tonight, I'm walking on air
Major Lazer's, "Lean On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Marcus, fired a gun.
Original Lyrics:
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
Theme Songs', "Bloody Stream"
Misheard Lyrics:
my gambling soul
Original Lyrics:
like a bloody soul
 
christian
Laurie London's, "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's got the whole world P.E. Sands
Original Lyrics:
He's got the whole world in His hands.
 
misc
Traditional's, "If You're Happy and You Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you're happy, Anne Jenoit
Original Lyrics:
If you're happy and you know it
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