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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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1970s
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore ye underpants clothes
Original Lyrics:
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes
Carpenters', "(They Long to Be) Close to You"
Misheard Lyrics:
So they sprinkle moondance in your hair
Original Lyrics:
So they sprinkle moondust in your hear
Carpenters', "Top of the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Such a feeling's coming over meat
Original Lyrics:
Such a feeling's coming over me
Elton John's, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
It'll take you a couple of vicodin tablets
To get you on your feet again
Original Lyrics:
It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics
To set you on your feet again.
Golden Earring's, "Radar Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd been drivin' in a fat man's red underwear
When a voice in my head said "Wear high heels."
Original Lyrics:
I've been driving all night my hands wet on the wheel
There's a voice in my head that drives my heel
Lynyrd Skynyrd's, "Workin' for MCA"
Misheard Lyrics:
I shoulda signed a contract
Original Lyrics:
Want you to sign your contract
Macklemore's, "Thrift Shop"
Misheard Lyrics:
this is fucking blossom
Original Lyrics:
this is fucking awesome
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep up with the Post Office
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
Original Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
Steve Miller Band's, "Jet Airliner"
Misheard Lyrics:
Better check the liner
Original Lyrics:
Big old jet airliner
The Police's, "Message in a Bottle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Saturday arvo S.O.S
Original Lyrics:
Sending out an S.O.S.
 
1980s
Commercial's, "New Coke with Max Headroom"
Misheard Lyrics:
You said the keyword
Original Lyrics:
You said the P word
Jane's Addiction's, "Jane Says"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got a gig tomorrow.
Original Lyrics:
I'm gonna kick tomorrow
Michael McDonald's, "Sweet Freedom"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'll keep the spirit alive, all day long.
Original Lyrics:
We'll keep the spirit alive, on and on.
Psychedelic Furs', "Love My Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a room without a Torah
A kiss is not enough
Original Lyrics:
In a room without a door
A kiss is not enough
Sheryl Crow's, "All I Wanna Do"
Misheard Lyrics:
Till the sun comes up
On the sentimental look at the farm.
Original Lyrics:
Until the sun comes up
On the Santa Monica Boulevard.
The Go-Go's', "Head Over Heels"
Misheard Lyrics:
This microphone is out of sync
Original Lyrics:
It's like the whole world's out of sync
Wang Chung's, "Dance Hall Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I, you, and everyone with you.
Original Lyrics:
When I, you, and everyone we knew.
 
1990s
Arrested Development's, "Mr. Wendal"
Misheard Lyrics:
He gives me some knowledge on buying shoes
Original Lyrics:
He gives me some knowledge, I buy him some shoes.
Beck's, "Loser"
Misheard Lyrics:
Smooth, ooo, pair the door!
or
Smooth, ooo paired a door
Original Lyrics:
Soy un perdedor
Bran Van 3000's, "Drinking in L.A"
Misheard Lyrics:
But we did nothing, absolutely butt-pissed that day.
Original Lyrics:
But we did nothing, absolutely butkis that day.
Green Day's, "When I Come Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tu m'excites, j'aime pas ben ça
Moi, les lesbiens, on en veut pas.
La bière et le Rock, c'est des soirées for yourself
Original Lyrics:
You've been searching for that someone
And it's me out on the prowl
As you sit around feeling sorry for yourself
John Mellencamp's, "Dance Naked"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want you too--Dan's naked.
Original Lyrics:
I want you to dance naked.
Madonna's, "Human Nature"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I'm outside, it's human nature.
Original Lyrics:
And I'm not sorry, it's human nature.
Marc Cohn's, "Walking in Memphis"
Misheard Lyrics:
Walking with my feet ten feet up in the air
Original Lyrics:
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Pearl Jam's, "Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Deep down though, we cared
Oh, ruled his world
Original Lyrics:
King Jeremy, the wicked
Oh, ruled his world.
Pearl Jam's, "Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Generally spoken
Original Lyrics:
Jeremy spoke in
Pearl Jam's, "Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Livid yellow sun
Original Lyrics:
Lemon yellow sun
Shanice's, "I Love Your Smile"
Misheard Lyrics:
Side key, you showed me your direction.
Original Lyrics:
Time came and showed me your direction.
Shanice's, "You Can Bounce"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't need that n***a to be with me
Original Lyrics:
I don't that negativity with me
 
2000s
Blink 182's, "Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's drop the grain and fall on over.
This awkward science makes me crazy.
The glow of icebergs light upon her.
I'll try to catch you if you let me.
(This can't be the end.)
Tidal waves they rip right through me.
Years from eye sores cold and sad. (or... Years from I sworn cold and sad).
Original Lyrics:
The drops of rain they fall all over.
This awkward silence makes me crazy.
The glow inside burns light upon her.
I'll try to kiss you if you let me.
(This can't be the end.)
Tidal waves they rip right through me.
Tears from eyes worn cold and sad.
Blue Boy's, "Remember Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Remember me?
I'm the world's last lady, alive
Original Lyrics:
Remember me?
I'm the one who had your baby's eyes.
Breaking Benjamin's, "Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can't face that duck without you
Original Lyrics:
I can't face the dark without you
Dido's, "Thank You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put your pitcher on my wall
Original Lyrics:
Put your picture on my wall
Dido's, "White Flag"
Misheard Lyrics:
I will go down on this pimp.
I will give my ass up and surrender,
Original Lyrics:
I will go down with the ship.
I will put my hands up and surrender.
Dido's, "White Flag"
Misheard Lyrics:
There will be no white flat upon my door
Original Lyrics:
There will be no white flag above my door
Gwen Stefani's, "Hollaback Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't no Holla BatGirl
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I ain't no Hollaback girl.
Gwen Stefani's, "Hollaback Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
That ain't no dolla BatGirl
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I ain't no Hollaback girl.
Katy Perry's, "Hot N Cold"
Misheard Lyrics:
You pee a mess like a bitch
Original Lyrics:
You PMS like a bitch
Manfred Mann's Earth Band's, "Blinded by the Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
And she was blinded by the light
Wrapped up like a douche another odor in the night
Original Lyrics:
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.
Rise Against's, "Prayer of the Refugee"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can steal my own clown.
Original Lyrics:
I can stand my own ground.
Sum 41's, "Fat Lip"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because you don't
Notice it all we laugh when all people fall.
Original Lyrics:
Because you don't
Know us at all we laugh when old people fall.
The Killers', "Somebody Told Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Somebody told me
That you have a boyfriend
Who looks like a girlfriend
That I met in therapy
Original Lyrics:
Somebody told me
That you have a boyfriend
Who looks like a girlfriend
That I had in February
 
2010s
Linkin Park's, "Final Masquerade"
Misheard Lyrics:
The light under horizon was brighter yesterday
The Shadows floating over,
Stars began to fade
And static was forever
And then it slipped away
Original Lyrics:
The light on the horizon
Was brighter yesterday
Shadows floating over
Skies begin to fade
You said it was forever
But then it slipped away
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars', "Uptown Funk!"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got Chucks on--say LeBron
Original Lyrics:
Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent
Maroon 5's, "Animals"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chou En-Lai, Lai, Lai Bridge on the River Kwai
Original Lyrics:
Don't tell no lie, lie lie lie You can't deny, ny ny ny
Miley Cyrus', "Wrecking Ball"
Misheard Lyrics:
I came in like a rogney bug
Original Lyrics:
I came in like a wrecking ball
The Madden Brothers', "We Are Done"
Misheard Lyrics:
We are done with being a Silent Betty
Original Lyrics:
We are done with being the silent many
 
christian
Hymns', "Rescue the Perishing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rats Chew the Paraffin
Original Lyrics:
Rescue the Perishing
 
misc
Etta James', "At Last (My Love Has Come Along)"
Misheard Lyrics:
At last my love has come and gone.
Original Lyrics:
At last my love has come along
 
xmas
Hymns', "Silent Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Round John Virgin
Original Lyrics:
'Round Yon Virgin
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