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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
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, chew it. It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
The Beach Boys', "Little Deuce Coupe"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's my little choo-choo
You don't know what I want
Original Lyrics:
She's my Little Deuce Coupe
You don't know what I got
 
1970s
Electric Light Orchestra's, "Telephone Line"
Misheard Lyrics:
Through these black nights
Original Lyrics:
Blue days, black nights
Elton John's, "Island Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tell me what you want and stop the wise cracks,
Tell me what you want and stop the wise cracks,
Tell me what you want and stop the wise cracks, girl.
Original Lyrics:
Tell me what you wanting with the white man's
Tell me what you wanting with the white man's
Tell me what you wanting with the white man's, girl.
Elton John's, "Philadelphia Freedom"
Misheard Lyrics:
Phila-f***in' freedom
Original Lyrics:
Philadelphia Freedom
Fleetwood Mac's, "Say You Love Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm begging you for a little sip of beer...
Original Lyrics:
I'm begging you for a little sympathy,
The Who's, "Who Are You?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooo water, oo, oo
Original Lyrics:
Who are you? Who, who
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers', "Don't Do Me Like That"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby, you were there with me
Original Lyrics:
Baby, you would bury me
 
1980s
Dr. Hook's, "Sexy Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was sitting all alone watching people getting off of each other
Original Lyrics:
I was sitting all alone watching people get it on with each other
Fine Young Cannibals', "She Drives Me Crazy"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I can't pay off myself
Original Lyrics:
And I can't help myself
Guns N' Roses', "Welcome to the Jungle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Du-Du-Du- Double D's D's
Original Lyrics:
Kn-kn-kn-kn-kn-kn-knees, knees
INXS's, "Need You Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
So slide away and give me a moment
Original Lyrics:
So slide over here and give me a moment
Irene Cara's, "Flashdance (What a Feeling)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Second hold of my heart
Original Lyrics:
Takin' hold of my heart
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Too high to get over, but you love to get under.
Original Lyrics:
Too high to get over, too low to get under.
Prince's, "Little Red Corvette"
Misheard Lyrics:
Radio Vet, call it
Original Lyrics:
Little red corvette
REM's, "One I Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
piyana
Original Lyrics:
Fire
The Lotus Eaters', "The First Picture of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
The cough of sacred owls
Original Lyrics:
The call for sacred hours
The Police's, "Driven to Tears"
Misheard Lyrics:
drive my tortilla, I drive my tortilla
Original Lyrics:
Driven to tears, driven to tears
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
I guess it rains down in Africa
Original Lyrics:
I bless the rains down in Africa.
Van Halen's, "And the Cradle Will Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rock show or sometime Rock salt!
Original Lyrics:
And the cradle will rock Yes the cradle, the cradle will rock And I say rock on
 
1990s
Aqua's, "Barbie Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wrapped in plastic
Original Lyrics:
Life in plastic
Blink-182's, "What's My Age Again?"
Misheard Lyrics:
A dookie dookie dookie save me
Original Lyrics:
And that's about the time she walked away from me
Blur's, "Song 2"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's an eight chow
Original Lyrics:
Pleased to meet you!
Eiffel 65's, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Da bee, da ba dee ba da die
Original Lyrics:
Aberdeen I will die
Korn's, "Cameltosis"
Misheard Lyrics:
You drink gasoline
Original Lyrics:
You trick ass slut
Korn's, "Got the Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
And never s*** where I do
Original Lyrics:
And now this s*** will follow
Korn's, "Got the Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you put me on
Original Lyrics:
Get your boogie on
Mary Mary's, "Shackles (Praise You)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take the shotgun off my feet so I can dance
I'm just going crazy, I'm just going crazy
Original Lyrics:
Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you, I just wanna praise you.
Mr. Pookie's, "Crook for Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lay it down on the proof of life.
Original Lyrics:
Lay it down, I'm a crook 4 life.
Nirvana's, "All Apologies"
Misheard Lyrics:
All we know is all we know
Original Lyrics:
All in all is all we are
Porno For Pyros', "Pets"
Misheard Lyrics:
You make me p***ed.
Original Lyrics:
We'll make great pets.
Rockapella's, "Holiday Wake-Up (Folgers commercial)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Folgers warm in each fart
Original Lyrics:
Folgers warm in each heart
Rockapella's, "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am trying to keep with Sean Scott Elliott Barry
Original Lyrics:
Chicago to Czechoslovakia and back
 
2000s
Coldplay (feat.Rihanna)'s, "Princess of China"
Misheard Lyrics:
I could've been a Princess, could've been a king Could've had a castle, and when the rain came pouring, you let me go And stole my heart La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la You stole my heart La, la la la la laaaaaa
Original Lyrics:
I could've been a Princess, You'd be a king Could've had a castle, and worn a ring But no, you let me go And stole my star La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la You stole my star La, la la la la laaaaaa
Empire of the Sun's, "Walking on a Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Walking on a dream
Hoping lights play
Talking to myself
Will I sing again?
We are always running for the thrill of it thrill of it
Always pushing up the hill searching for the thrill of it
Oh, oh, oh and all we are calling out and out again
Never looking down, just tomorrow's what's in front of me
A soprano
When two people won't come down
A cappella
Will two people come airbone?
Original Lyrics:
Walking on a dream
How can I explain
Talking to myself
Will I see again?
We are always running for the thrill of it thrill of it
Always pushing up the hill searching for the thrill of it
On and on and on we are calling out and out again
Never looking down I'm just in awe of what's in front of me
Is it real now
When two people become one
I can feel it
When two people become one
Fall Out Boy's, "She's My Winona"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then came a baby boy with blue eyelashes
Original Lyrics:
Then came a baby boy with long eyelashes
Janet Jackson's, "Someone to Call My Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
Alright baby comma
That's my way
I gotta get someone to call my llama
Yeah baby comma
Original Lyrics:
Alright baby come in
Pass my way
I gotta get someone to call my lover
Yeah baby come on
Michael Jackson's, "Threatened"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm telling you, when you lie I'm the truth
Original Lyrics:
I'm telling you, when you lie under a tomb
Renee Zellweger's, "Nowadays"
Misheard Lyrics:
In fifty years, your soul
It's gonna change, you know
Original Lyrics:
In fifty years or so
It's gonna change, you know
 
2010s
Adele's, "Rolling in the Deep"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're gonna wish you never had bad feet.
Original Lyrics:
You're gonna wish you never had met me
Bruno Mars', "Uptown Funk"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fill my cup, put some niggah in it
Original Lyrics:
Fill my cup put some liquor in it
DNCE's, "Cake by the Ocean"
Misheard Lyrics:
Caked by the ocean
Original Lyrics:
Cake by the ocean
DNCE's, "Cake by the Ocean"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't buy the ocean
Original Lyrics:
Cake by the ocean
DNCE's, "Cake by the Ocean"
Misheard Lyrics:
Face down with a masterpiece, don't face down with a masterpiece.
Original Lyrics:
Waste time with a masterpiece, don't waste time with a masterpiece.
Jessie J's, "Bang Bang"
Misheard Lyrics:
back back pizza my car
Original Lyrics:
back back seat of my car
Kris Allen's, "Everybody Just Wants to Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody do the waltzin' dance
OR
Everybody do the walrus dance
Original Lyrics:
Everybody just wants to dance
Twenty One Pilots', "Polarize"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wanted to be a better adversary to the evil eye of Dun
Original Lyrics:
Wanted to be a better adversary to the evil I have done
 
misc
Riders in the Sky's, "How Does He Yodel?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Howie eats a yogurt
Original Lyrics:
How does he yodel?
Riders in the Sky's, "Woody's Roundup"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's a snuffy
Original Lyrics:
He's a smart one
The Munchkins', "Lullaby League And Lollipop Guild"
Misheard Lyrics:
We represent the Lollipop Kids, the Lollipop Kids, the Lollipop Kids We represent the Lollipop Kids, and on behalf of the Lollipop Kids We'd like to welcome you to Munchkin Land
Original Lyrics:
We represent the Lollipop Guild.
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