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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
Doris Day's, "Everybody Loves A Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gee, I feel just about ten feet tall, havin' a ball
Guess ya might call me a Polly Adler
Original Lyrics:
Gee, I feel just about ten feet tall, havin' a ball
Guess ya might call me a Pollyanna
Frankie Laine's, "Rawhide"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ride 'em in, ride 'em out
Turn 'em in, turn 'em out
Ride 'em in
Rawhide!
Original Lyrics:
Cut 'em out, ride 'em in
Ride 'em in, cut 'em out
Cut 'em out, ride 'em in
Rawhide!
 
1960s
Four Tops', "I'll Be There"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I feel hopsed and about to give up
Original Lyrics:
When I feel lost and about to give up
Jimi Hendrix's, "Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just complain with me and you won't get burned
Original Lyrics:
Just come play with me and you won't get burned
The Animals', "It's My Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I open your eyes
Original Lyrics:
When I openly lie
The Beatles', "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wire my guitar Jimmy Greaves
Original Lyrics:
While my guitar gently weeps
Tony Joe White's, "Polk Salad Annie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Down in Louisiana, where the alligators grow so green
Original Lyrics:
Down in Louisiana, where the alligators grow so mean
 
1970s
Albert Hammond's, "It Never Rains in Southern California"
Misheard Lyrics:
That ombudsman don't know which one to take
Original Lyrics:
Had offers but don't know which one to take
Bee Gees', "Stayin' Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can try to understand the New York Times were made for a man
Original Lyrics:
We can try to understand The New York Times' effect on man.
Marvin Gaye's, "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make me wanna holler, wait into my life.
Original Lyrics:
Make me wanna holler, the way they do my life.
Steely Dan's, "Bodhisattva"
Misheard Lyrics:
Be a suck-up
Be a suck-up
Original Lyrics:
Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva
Steve Miller Band's, "Jet Airliner"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're gonna chow down at Lina's
Original Lyrics:
Big old jet airliner
The Skids', "Into the Valley"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ahoy! Ahoy! Let's see a smile
Ahoy! Ahoy! Born in a sugar
Ahoy! Ahoy! See Billy Bunter
Ahoy! Ahoy! Love Mary Do
Original Lyrics:
Ahoy! Ahoy! Land, sea and sky
Ahoy! Ahoy! Boy, man and soldier
Ahoy! Ahoy! Deceived and then punctured
Ahoy! Ahoy! Long may they die
 
1980s
A-ha's, "Take On Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Throw the king away
Original Lyrics:
We're talking away
A-ha's, "Take On Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Today is my first day to find you
Original Lyrics:
Today isn't my day to find you
Billy Joel's, "Keeping the Faith"
Misheard Lyrics:
Iridescent socks with the same color shirt
And an iced cappuccino
Original Lyrics:
Iridescent socks with the same color shirt
And a tight pair of chinos
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)"
Misheard Lyrics:
No more lavender rum
Original Lyrics:
No more love on the run
Cold Chisel 's, "Cheap Wine "
Misheard Lyrics:
She's wild as a female goat
Original Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a three-day growth
Cyndi Lauper's, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
Misheard Lyrics:
Adjust the whale, adjust the whale
Original Lyrics:
They just wanna, they just wanna
Glenn Medeiros', "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You"
Misheard Lyrics:
The women change my whole life through
Original Lyrics:
The world may change my whole life through
Glenn Medeiros', "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll help you see forev'r unto
Original Lyrics:
I'll help you see forever too
Police's, "Spirits In The Material World"
Misheard Lyrics:
We are smurfs eating all the cereal.
Original Lyrics:
We are spirits in the material world.
Rod Stewart's, "Infatuation"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tropicana like a killer shark
Original Lyrics:
Caught me down like a killer shark
Simple Minds', "Don't You Forget About Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Giving me everything inside an hour
Original Lyrics:
Giving me everything inside and out
Steve Winwood's, "Back in the High Life Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
back in the heart of the nation
Original Lyrics:
back in the high life again
The Eurythmics', "Love Is a Stranger"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I want to suck me Central Station.
Original Lyrics:
And I want you so
It's an obsession.
Thin Lizzy's, "Leave This Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was fooling around with the sheriff's daughter
She was a real fine fox ...
He showed me his mad gnome
He showed me his shotgun
He stuck it in my face
And said, "Boy, I think you best be gone"
Original Lyrics:
I was fooling around with the sheriff's daughter
She was a real fine fox ...
He showed me his magnum
He showed me his shotgun
He stuck it in my face
And said, "Boy, I think you best be gone"
 
1990s
Aerosmith's, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't wanna masturbate
Original Lyrics:
I don't wanna miss a thing
Frankie Beverly & Maze's, "After the Morning After"
Misheard Lyrics:
When all of the font is over
Original Lyrics:
When all of the fun is over
Leah Andreone's, "It's Alright It's Ok"
Misheard Lyrics:
a lawyer with wings
Original Lyrics:
a voyeur with wings
Nirvana's, "Come As You Are"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I swear that I don't have a god.
No, I don't have god.
Original Lyrics:
And I swear that I don't have a gun
No I don't have a gun
Nirvana's, "Smell's Like Teen Spirit"
Misheard Lyrics:
A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, I'm a pedo
Original Lyrics:
A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido.
Nirvana's, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a skittle, I'm a beetle
Original Lyrics:
a mosquito, my libido
Nirvana's, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the light's out, sex is dangerous
Here we are now, in containers
Original Lyrics:
With the lights out, it's less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us.
Soul Asylum's, "Black Gold"
Misheard Lyrics:
This fat man used to be in town.
Original Lyrics:
This flat land used to be a town.
Will Smith's, "Men in Black"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on and make your net worth
Original Lyrics:
Come on and make your neck work
Will Smith's, "Men in Black"
Misheard Lyrics:
God against extra-terrestrial violence
Original Lyrics:
Guard against extra-terrestrial violence
 
2000s
Avril Lavigne's, "How Does It Feel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Would you come f*** my head, yeah
Original Lyrics:
Would you comfort me?
Green Day's, "21 Guns"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the hang of a dozen pasts
Original Lyrics:
And the hangover doesn't pass
Interpol's, "Pioneer to the Falls"
Misheard Lyrics:
That the soil can take
Original Lyrics:
That the soul can take
Nelly featuring St Lunitics 's, "Air Force Ones "
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me to her. I need to purr
Original Lyrics:
Give me two pairs. I need two pairs.
Worm Quartet's, "Your Bird Stinks"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bob:
Kenneth, Kenneth, Kenneth
Kenneth:
Bobby boy Starfleet by rage
Bob:
Get thy stench from off thy pet, sir!
Original Lyrics:
Bob:
Kenneth, Kenneth, Kenneth
Kenneth:
Bob, your voice doth feed my rage
Bob:
Get thy stench from off thy pet, sir!
 
2010s
Adele's, "Someone Like You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Never might I find someone like you
Original Lyrics:
Nevermind, I'll find someone like you
Cast of "Frozen"'s, "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you wanna build a snow can Or Do you wanna build a nose ass Or Poo u want a build some no man
Original Lyrics:
Do you wanna build a snowman
Foster the People's, "Pumped Up Kicks"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
Better run, better run, out run Michael
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
Better run, better run, faster than my bully
Original Lyrics:
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
Better run, better run, out run my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
Better run, better run, faster than my bullet
Lady Gaga's, "Applause"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ayar tepee Opie
Original Lyrics:
A-R-T-P-O-P
Lorde's, "Royals"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're driving Cadillac symmetry
Original Lyrics:
We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
Maroon 5's, "Moves Like Jagger"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got the new vagina.
Original Lyrics:
I've got the moves like Jagger.
 
country
Bobby Bare's, "Drop Kick Me Jesus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Drop kick me, Jesus, through the goalpost supply.
Original Lyrics:
Drop kick me, Jesus, through the goalposts of life.
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