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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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June 15
ONE WEEK NOTICE (Due June 22)

On Friday June 22th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright. As this week's One Week Notice host I'm now inviting you (Yes, that means YOU!) to write one too. (Comments & Parodies)

June 8
ONE WEEK NOTICE - "Happy Birthday" - Weird Al

My 30th Birthday is coming up very quickly: June 9th to be exact. Come and celebrate along with me by parodying one of Weird Al's more depressing original tunes: "Happy Birthday". Perhaps we can turn his song about violence and depravity into something a little bit more upbeat. This is very punk (lyrically) for a Weird Al song as well. One of his earliest songs from his 1st album and it's starting to show it's age. Of course I wanted to go with Weird Al Yankovic for this round because Weird Al remains to this day to be my favorite artist of all time. (Comments & Parodies)

June 1
ONE WEEK NOTICE - For June 08

On Friday June 08th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright. As this week's One Week Notice host I'm now inviting you (Yes, that means YOU!) to write one too of the same original song. (Comments & Parodies)

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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
Bo Diddley's, "I’m a Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
I’m goin’ back down
To Kansas soon
Bring back the second cousin
Little John to conquer too
Original Lyrics:
I goin' back down
To Kansas to
Bring back the second cousin
Little John the conqueroo
 
1960s
Beatles', "Polythene Pam"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's the kind of a girl
Who makes a U with the world.
Original Lyrics:
Yeah, she's the kind of a girl
Who makes the 'News of the World'.
Bobby Vinton's, "Roses are Red (My Love)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Roses are red, I loathe
Original Lyrics:
Roses are red, my love
Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Down on the Corner"
Misheard Lyrics:
Willy goes into a dance and doubles as Gazoo.
Original Lyrics:
Willy goes into a dance and doubles on kazoo.
Elvis Presley's, "It's Now or Never"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's now omega
Original Lyrics:
It's now or never
The Beatles', "Let It Be"
Misheard Lyrics:
Crisp the words of wisdom
Original Lyrics:
Whisper words of wisdom
The Beatles', "Let It Be"
Misheard Lyrics:
For though they may be pardoned
Original Lyrics:
For though they may be parted
The Beatles', "Polythene Pam"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's killer diller when she dances the illser.
Original Lyrics:
She's killer-diller when she's dressed to the hilt
 
1970s
Carly Simon's, "Nobody Does it Better"
Misheard Lyrics:
Makes me feel seven the rest
Original Lyrics:
Makes me feel sad for the rest
Carole King's, "I Feel the Earth Move"
Misheard Lyrics:
I feel the sky thundering down
Original Lyrics:
I feel the sky tumbling down
Carole King's, "It's Too Late"
Misheard Lyrics:
And it's Kool-Aid, baby
Original Lyrics:
And it's too late, baby
Elton John's, "Tiny Dancer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hold me closer Tony Danza
Original Lyrics:
Hold me closer tiny dancer
Hank Williams, Jr.'s, "Family Tradition"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am very proud of my daddy's mane,
Although this kind of music and mine ain't exactly the same.
Original Lyrics:
I am very proud of my daddy's name,
Although his kind of music of mine ain't exactly the same.
Hank Williams, Jr.'s, "Family Tradition"
Misheard Lyrics:
Odie, I had loved some lady,
And I had loved Jimmy,
When they both tried to fill me, in 1973.
or
Lordy, I had loved some lady,
And I had loved Jim Beam.
When they both tried to kill me, in 1973.
Original Lyrics:
Lord I have loved some ladies and I have loved Jim Beam
And they both tried to kill me in 1973
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep up when the bus, don't stop
Original Lyrics:
Keep up with the force, don't stop.
The Cars', "Good Times Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let them cry your rock and roll there
Original Lyrics:
Let them brush your rock and roll hair
 
1980s
A-Ha's, "Take On Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
don't get away
Original Lyrics:
talking away
Alvin & The Chipmunks', "Theme From 'Alvin & The Chipmunks'"
Misheard Lyrics:
He missed the cartwheel
Original Lyrics:
Give us a call we'll
Billy Idol's, "Eyes Without a Face"
Misheard Lyrics:
I smoke so much meth
Original Lyrics:
I spend so much time
Commercial's, "Sprite"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got a surprise for you
Original Lyrics:
I like the Sprite in you
DeBarge's, "Rhythm of the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
And all of the mayonnaise
Original Lyrics:
And all of the madness
Dead or Alive's, "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
Misheard Lyrics:
You spin me Fortnite, Baby fortnite, like video game baby, Fortnite nite, nite
Original Lyrics:
You spin me right round, baby right round, like a record baby, right round, round, round
George Michael's, "One More Try"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause there ain't no joy for an old towel boy
or
'Cause there ain't no joy for an odd towel boy
Original Lyrics:
'Cause there ain't no joy for an uptown boy
Hall & Oates', "Private Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Primate Eyes - they're washing you
Original Lyrics:
Private Eyes - they're watching you
Misheard Lyrics:
Mama, be there
Original Lyrics:
Yah mo b there
Misheard Lyrics:
Milo be there
Original Lyrics:
Yah mo b there.
Living Colour's, "Glamour Boys"
Misheard Lyrics:
The grammar boys
Original Lyrics:
The glamour boys
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
Misheard Lyrics:
This girl is not my lover
Original Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover
Pop Will Eat Itself's, "Can U Dig It?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Risk! Can U dig it?
Original Lyrics:
Riffs! Can U dig it?
Prince's, "Little Red Corvette"
Misheard Lyrics:
But living or not, I started to worry
Original Lyrics:
Believe it or not, I started to worry.
Prince's, "Little Red Corvette"
Misheard Lyrics:
I guess I must be dumb
She had a pocket full of horses
Georgia and some abused.
Original Lyrics:
I guess I must be dumb
'Cuz you had a pocket full of horses
Trojan and some of them used.
Richard Marx's, "Angelia"
Misheard Lyrics:
Angel Leah
Original Lyrics:
Angelia
 
1990s
Aaron Carter's, "Crazy Little Party Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
listen everybody girl
Original Lyrics:
crazy little party girl
Chumbawamba's, "Tubthumping"
Misheard Lyrics:
I get rocked on
Original Lyrics:
I get knocked down
Smile.dk's, "Butterfly"
Misheard Lyrics:
wasted samurai
Original Lyrics:
where's my samurai?
Sophie B. Hawkins', "As I Lay Me Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hola Gato!
Original Lyrics:
Ooh lah, kah, koh
Soundgarden's, "Fell on Black Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sit on my guitar
Original Lyrics:
I sure don't mind the change.
Three 6 Mafia's, "Late Nite Tip"
Misheard Lyrics:
Distinctive subway secret
Original Lyrics:
Just take you somewhere secret
Veruca Salt's, "Seether"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't find the cedar
Original Lyrics:
Can't fight the seether
 
2000s
Christina Aguilera's, "Genie in a Bottle"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a genie in a butthole, baby
Original Lyrics:
I'm a genie in a bottle, baby
Five For Fighting's, "Superman (It's Not Easy)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm more than a man Mozilla red cheese
Original Lyrics:
I'm only a man in a silly red sheet.
Jordin Sparks', "Battlefield"
Misheard Lyrics:
Better go and get your arm up, get your arm up
Original Lyrics:
Better go and get your armor, get your armor
No Doubt's, "Hella Good"
Misheard Lyrics:
You hold me like a Shih Tzu.
I'm gonna keep on dancing.
Original Lyrics:
You hold me like you should
So I'm gonna keep on dancing.
Radiohead's, "Backdrifts"
Misheard Lyrics:
All tapes are binary
Original Lyrics:
All tapes have been erased
Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne Soundtrack's, "Boss Battle"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm on crack
Original Lyrics:
I won't crack
The Offspring's, "Me And My Old Lady"
Misheard Lyrics:
She ain't no button Jean
Original Lyrics:
She ain't no ball and chain.
Theme Songs', "Hamtaro"
Misheard Lyrics:
We like sunflower seeds that come from
Original Lyrics:
We like sunflower seeds, krump krump krump
 
2010s
Vocaloid's, "Roamer with the Bell"
Misheard Lyrics:
Through the thickets, a meadow out of bloom
Original Lyrics:
Through the thickets of myrtle out of bloom
 
country
Queen's, "Another One Bites the Dust"
Misheard Lyrics:
Another one bites balloon
Original Lyrics:
Another one bites the dust.
 
misc
Cast of 'The Wizard of Oz''s, "If I Were King Of The Forest"
Misheard Lyrics:
If I were the king of the butter!
Original Lyrics:
If I were the king of the forest!
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