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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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May 3
Return of OWN-Week 7 -"Old Town Road"(Lil Nas X)

This week we're taking a look at the popular "Country?" / "Rap?" song "Old Town Road" performed by the 20-year-old Lil Nas X and his buddy Billy Ray Cyrus who hasn't been relevant in 20 years! Due = 5-10-2019 (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 26
Return of O.W.N. - Week 6 - "Sunflower"

This week we're taking a look at a great song from one of the best animated movies of 2018 - "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 19
Return of O.W.N. - Week 5 = "Hold Me Tight"

This week we're discovering the little talked about classic rock band from the U.K. called "The Beatles". Don't know why they decided to name themselves after a bunch of bugs but maybe Papa Roach knows... This is a classic Beatles number but has only been parodied twice so far on Amiright.com (Maybe we'll find out why) (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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Misheard Lyrics -> Latest Entries

 
1950s
Bill Haley & His Comets', "Rock Around the Clock"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the clock strikes twelve, we'll poo our pants.
Original Lyrics:
When the clock strikes twelve, we'll cool off then.
 
1960s
Aretha Franklin's, "Respect"
Misheard Lyrics:
With the devil
Original Lyrics:
When you get home
Dionne Warwick's, "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
And when you do, he'll never bone ya
Original Lyrics:
After you do, he'll never phone ya.
Neil Diamond's, "Brooklyn Roads"
Misheard Lyrics:
Swirling into Papa's embrace
Original Lyrics:
Squirmin' into Papa's embrace
The Beach Boys', "Good Vibrations"
Misheard Lyrics:
I like the car coat she wears
Original Lyrics:
I like the colorful clothes she wears
The Rolling Stones', "Time Is on My Side"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ta-yadda-ya is on my side
Original Lyrics:
Time is on my side
The Seekers', "Georgy Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're always window shopping but never stop in Dubai
Original Lyrics:
You're always window shopping but never stopping to buy
The Tokens', "He's in Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's in time
or
LazyTown
Original Lyrics:
He's in town
 
1970s
10cc's, "I'm Not In Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
And just because I drug you up
Don't get me wrong, don't think you've got it made
Original Lyrics:
And just because I call you up
Don't get me wrong, don't think you've got it made
Barry Blue's, "School Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
The only thing you learn in school is ABC
But all I want to know about is Bruce Lee
Original Lyrics:
The only thing you learn in school is ABC
But all I want to know about is you and me
Bay City Rollers', "Bye Bye Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's come down with covid-19 so
Bye bye baby, baby goodbye (bye baby, baby bye bye)
Original Lyrics:
She's got me but I'm not free so
Bye bye baby, baby goodbye (bye baby, baby bye bye)
Bay City Rollers', "Remember"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sha-la-la-la-loo, I gave you herpes too, remember
Original Lyrics:
Sha-la-la-la-loo, I used to sing to you, remember
Dire Straits', "Sultans Of Swing"
Misheard Lyrics:
And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene
He hasn't caught covid, he's doing alright
Original Lyrics:
And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene.
He's got a daytime job, he's doing alright.
Helen Reddy's, "I Don't Know How to Love Him"
Misheard Lyrics:
I love your song
Original Lyrics:
I love you so
Kenny Rogers and the First Edition's, "Something's Burning"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cheez-It
Original Lyrics:
Feel it
Labelle's, "Lady Marmalade"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh-lay poopoo shay Allah dah, sasquatch?
Original Lyrics:
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Marvin Gaye's, "What's Going On?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Marvin, Marvin
Original Lyrics:
Mother, mother
Paul Nicholas', "Reggae Like It Used to Be"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me bog roll like it used to be
Original Lyrics:
Give me reggae like it used to be
Pink Floyd's, "Another Brick in the Wall"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey! Deja! Leave those kids alone!
Original Lyrics:
Hey! Teacher Leave those kids alone!
Plastic Bertrand's, "Ca Plane Pour Moi"
Misheard Lyrics:
Covid pour moi
Original Lyrics:
Ca plane pour moi
Rare Earth's, "(I Know) I'm Losing You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your love is faith
or
Your love is fake
Original Lyrics:
Your love is fading
Rolling Stones', "Brown Sugar"
Misheard Lyrics:
I bet your mama was a Cajun Queen,
And all her boyfriends had covid-19
Original Lyrics:
I bet your mama was a Cajun Queen,
And all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen
The Four Tops', "Keeper of the Castle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are you kicking on the science teacher?
Original Lyrics:
Are you picking on society?
Tom Jones', "Daughter of Darkness"
Misheard Lyrics:
Father of darkness
Original Lyrics:
Daughter of darkness
Tom Waits', "New Coat of Paint"
Misheard Lyrics:
Les out a new coat of paint
On this lonesome old town
Original Lyrics:
Let’s put a new coat of paint
On this lonesome old town
Wings', "Let 'Em In"
Misheard Lyrics:
Uncle Albert, Knitting Pin
Original Lyrics:
Uncle Ernie, Auntie Jin
 
1980s
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Caribou quit it
Original Lyrics:
Caribbean Queen now
Elton John's, "Love Lies Bleeding"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was playing rock and roll and you were just a fan
But my guitar couldn't hold it so he s*** the bed.
Original Lyrics:
I was playing rock and roll and you were just a fan
But my guitar couldn't hold you so I split the band
Hot Chocolate's, "It Started with a Kiss"
Misheard Lyrics:
It started with a bat
Original Lyrics:
It started with a kiss
 
1990s
Mariah Carey's, "Someday"
Misheard Lyrics:
You had it over there, oh no!
Original Lyrics:
You had it all but did not know
Metallica's, "Hero of the Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mohammed he tried to rape me.
Original Lyrics:
Mama they try and break me.
Mint Condition's, "Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know you're hard, it's in the right place
Original Lyrics:
I know your heart is in the right place
Nirvana's, "Aneurysm"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beat me yellow me.
Original Lyrics:
Beat me out of me.
Pitbull featuring Lil Jon's, "The Anthem"
Misheard Lyrics:
I justified
Original Lyrics:
I testified
Prefab Sprout's, "King of Rock 'N' Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hot dog, jumping frog, alpha cookie
Original Lyrics:
Hotdog, jumping frog Albuquerque.
 
2000s
Commercial's, "Stanley Steemer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Call 1-800-SCREAMER
Original Lyrics:
Call 1-800-STEEMER
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar We're Goin Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
But before you do that, let's cock it and pull it
Original Lyrics:
A loaded God Complex, cock it and pull it
James Blunt's, "You're Beautiful"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're pitiful
Original Lyrics:
You're beautiful
Ludacris featuring Mystikal and I-20's, "Move"
Misheard Lyrics:
So if you do the ski area
Original Lyrics:
So if you do the speed limit
Marilyn Manson's, "Personal Jesus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Reach out touch face
Original Lyrics:
Reach out and touch faith.
Sisqo's, "Thong Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't think it hurts me
Original Lyrics:
I don't think you heard me
The Shapeshifters', "Lola's Theme"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a dust buster, yeah
Turn my luck around
Original Lyrics:
I'm a different person, yeah
Turn my world around
 
2010s
Justin Timberlake's, "Mirrors"
Misheard Lyrics:
You are you are dog of of my life
Original Lyrics:
'you are, you are, the love of my life
Katy Perry's, "E.T."
Misheard Lyrics:
Ready for a puppet show
Original Lyrics:
Ready for abduction
Maroon 5's, "Don’t Wanna Know"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then I’m not allowed
Original Lyrics:
Then I’m not around
Of Monsters And Men's, "Little Talks"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some days I can't even trust myself
Original Lyrics:
Some days I can't even dress myself
 
christian
Jaci Velasquez's, "On My Knees"
Misheard Lyrics:
I get what I need
Original Lyrics:
I get on my knees
Point of Grace's, "The Great Divide"
Misheard Lyrics:
His love is right
Original Lyrics:
His love is wide
Rich Mullins', "Awesome God"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh god, he's an awesome dog!
Original Lyrics:
Our god is an awesome god
 
country
Wild Rose's, "Breaking New Ground"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a hot time, I believe, in Missile Town
Start craving news round
Original Lyrics:
It's high time I was leaving this old town
Start breaking new ground
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