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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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1950s
Carmen Miranda & The Andrews Sisters', "The Wedding Samba"
Misheard Lyrics:
The people dance around the happy bear.
Original Lyrics:
The people dance around the happy square.
 
1960s
Beatles', "Polythene Pam"
Misheard Lyrics:
Guess you could stay she was a jack to be built
Original Lyrics:
Yes you could say she was attractively built
Janis Joplin's, "Piece of My Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rowboat
Original Lyrics:
Come on
Lovin' Spoonful's, "Nashville Cats"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nashville cats are strangers to clean water
Nashville cats go wild on mountain dew
Nashville cats, been playin' with sixteen babies
Nashville cats get to work at half past two
Original Lyrics:
Nashville cats play clean as country water
Nashville cats play wild as mountain dew
Nashville cats, been playin' since they's babies
Nashville cats get work before they're two
Ray Conniff's, "Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Till then, my sweet, hiccupping now and then
Original Lyrics:
Till then, my sweet, think of me now and then
Simon and Garfunkel's, "The Boxer"
Misheard Lyrics:
And Chinamen's balls
Original Lyrics:
And tenement halls
The Mills Brothers', "Cab Driver"
Misheard Lyrics:
Half driver, better take me home
Original Lyrics:
Cab driver, better take me home
Theme Songs', "Flintstones"
Misheard Lyrics:
Through the town to see a fresh repeat
Original Lyrics:
Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet.
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)"
Misheard Lyrics:
No one to hear my grey
Original Lyrics:
No one to hear my prayer
Elton John's, "Crocodile Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
Long nights crying by the record machine
Dreamin' of my Chevy and my Auntie Jean
Original Lyrics:
Long nights crying by the record machine
Dreamin' of my Chevy and my old blue jeans.
Elton John's, "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can sink a little drink and shout out "Jubilee"!
Original Lyrics:
I can sink a little drink and shout out, 'She's with me!'
Kiss', "Rocket Ride"
Misheard Lyrics:
Anus face, you like the way
Original Lyrics:
Lady space, you like the way
Patti Smith Group's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel I'm a Yorkshire man
Take my hand as in Sunderland
They can touch you now,
Can touch you now, can touch you now
Because the night belongs to blubbers...
Original Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel under your command
Take my hand as the sun descends
They can't touch you now,
Can't touch you now, can't touch you now
Because the night belongs to lovers ...
Ray Stevens', "The Streak"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't look, a**hole!
Original Lyrics:
Don't look, Ethel!
Styx's, "Come Sail Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
A gathering of angels
Are peeing above my head
They sang to me this song at home
And this is what they said
Original Lyrics:
A gathering of angels
Appeared above my head
They sang to me this song of hope
And this is what they said
The Clash's, "Janie Jones"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's in love with getting some, woah
He's in love with Jenny Jones, woah
Original Lyrics:
He's in love with getting stoned, woah
He's in love with Janie Jones, woah
The Eagles', "Hotel California"
Misheard Lyrics:
And in the master's chambers
They get the foreign feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just get wildebeeste
Original Lyrics:
And in the master's chambers
They gather for their feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast.
Warren Zevon's, "Werewolves of London"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's a very handy gent who ran a pub in Kent
Original Lyrics:
He's the hairy handed gent who ran amok in Kent
 
1980s
Air Supply's, "Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I just can't the one without you
Original Lyrics:
I just can't go on without you
Bonnie Tyler's, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're living on a pickled egg and giving off sparks.
Original Lyrics:
We're living in a powderkeg and giving off sparks.
Crosby, Stills, and Nash's, "Southern Cross"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have been around the world looking for that woman, girl. Who knows of Ganondorf.
Original Lyrics:
I have been around the world looking for that woman, girl. Who knows love can endure
Cyndi Lauper's, "Time After Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Soon came some memories
Original Lyrics:
Suitcase of memories
Elvis Costello's, "Oliver's Army"
Misheard Lyrics:
There was a chap called Charlie
He did a crocodile
Original Lyrics:
There was a checkpoint Charlie
He didn't crack a smile
Kiss', "Mr. Blackwell"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're not well for Mr. Blackwell
Original Lyrics:
You're not well, oh, Mr. Blackwell
Kiss', "Tears Are Falling"
Misheard Lyrics:
Somebody a**holes your heart
Original Lyrics:
Somebody else holds your heart
Kiss', "Uh! All Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
When your body's p***ed off, keep your appetite
Original Lyrics:
When your body's been starved, feed your appetite
Mica Paris', "Like Dreamers Do"
Misheard Lyrics:
The freeways of b**ches
Original Lyrics:
The freeways are beaches
Mica Paris', "My One Temptation"
Misheard Lyrics:
You are the one of no resistance to
Original Lyrics:
You are the one I've no resistance to
Robert Palmer's, "Simply Irresistible"
Misheard Lyrics:
She is crazy for sure, she's a powerful force
Original Lyrics:
She's a craze you'd endure, she's a powerful force
Starship's, "We Built This City"
Misheard Lyrics:
We built this CD on rock 'n' roll
or
Rebuilt this city on rock 'n' roll
Original Lyrics:
We built this city on rock 'n' roll
The Clash's, "Rock the Casbah"
Misheard Lyrics:
Surreal the night man
Original Lyrics:
The Sharif don't like it
 
1990s
Barenaked Ladies', "It's All Been Done"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a home and done
Original Lyrics:
It's all been done
Charles & Eddie's, "Would I Lie to You?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody's got their history
On every page of history
Original Lyrics:
Everybody's got their history
On every page a mystery
Daryl Hall's, "Let Me Be the One"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tried for true love with an amazing friend
Original Lyrics:
Tried for true love with enemies and friends
INXS's, "Suicide Blonde"
Misheard Lyrics:
You've got to make that suicide your own
Original Lyrics:
You want to make her
Suicide Blonde
Metallica's, "Enter Sandman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dreams of war, dreams of lyres,
Dreams of Jack in Ohio,
And the things of bights
Original Lyrics:
Dreams of war, dreams of liars
Dreams of dragon's fire
And of things that will bite
Nightcrawlers', "Push the Feeling On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Thier lives are gay
Their lives are full of sp(erm)
Original Lyrics:
Their lives again
Their Li, To pull us through
Robbie Williams', "Angels"
Misheard Lyrics:
And through it all she offers me protection
And gives me an erection
Original Lyrics:
And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Theme Songs', "That 70s Show"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hello Miss Johnson!
Original Lyrics:
Hello Wisconsin
 
2000s
Ja Rule feat. Ashanti's, "Always on Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
But who cares? You can!
Original Lyrics:
But who cares? You care!
Ja Rule feat. Case's, "Livin' It Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
C'mon, we gotta ride
C'mon, we gotta ride
C'mon, we gotta ride
Live your life
Original Lyrics:
C'mon, we get high
C'mon, we get ride
C'mon, we get live
Live your life
Panic! At the Disco's, "Camisado"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is the centre for skidding on the linoleum floor
Original Lyrics:
This is the scent of dead skin on a linoleum floor
Scissor Sisters', "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't feel like Danson, Danson
Original Lyrics:
I don't feel like dancin', dancin'
 
2010s
Andy Grammer's, "Honey I'm Good"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got to get you a dude
Original Lyrics:
I've got to bid you adieu
Demi Lovato's, "Heart Attack"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cuz I don't wanna fart out loud
Original Lyrics:
Cuz I don't wanna fall in love
Diddy-Dirty Money ft. Skylar Grey's, "Coming Home"
Misheard Lyrics:
fugazi for all of my shortcomings
Original Lyrics:
forgave me for all of my shortcomings
Misheard Lyrics:
Pink lips, dick stains, cigarette butts.
Original Lyrics:
Pink lipstick stains, cigarette butts.
Nicki Minaj's, "Beez in the Trap"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beans in the trash
Original Lyrics:
Beez in the trap
Of Monsters and Men's, "Six Weeks"
Misheard Lyrics:
So get up, shake that ass
Original Lyrics:
So get up, shake the rust.
Taylor Swift's, "Better Than Revenge"
Misheard Lyrics:
She should keep in mind, she should keep in mind
There is nothing I do more than brigades
Original Lyrics:
She should keep in mind, she should keep in mind
There is nothing I do better than revenge
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