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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
George Baker Selection's, "Little Green Bag"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lookin' back on the track for a little green bag.
Original Lyrics:
Looking back on the track for a little greenback.
Jefferson Airplane's, "Volunteers"
Misheard Lyrics:
Quality is of America
Original Lyrics:
We're volunteers of America.
Simon and Garfunkel's, "I Am a Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am a rock, I am an old man
Original Lyrics:
I am a rock, I am an island.
Sonny & Cher's, "The Beat Goes On"
Misheard Lyrics:
The feet go zoom
Original Lyrics:
the beat goes on
 
1970s
Brewer and Shipley's, "One Toke Over the Line"
Misheard Lyrics:
Want your woman alive, sweet Jesus, want your woman alive
Sittin' in a home in a railway station, want your woman alive
(Pron. "Wontcho woman alive.")
Original Lyrics:
One toke over the line, sweet Jesus, one toke over the line
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over the line
Jim Croce's, "Operator"
Misheard Lyrics:
Operator, can you help me fix this cough?
Original Lyrics:
Operator, can you help me place this call?
Linda Ronstadt's, "Ooh Baby Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can't give a pope
Original Lyrics:
I can't give up hope
Michael Jackson's, "Rock with You"
Misheard Lyrics:
You gotta feel that feet
or
You gotta feel that beat
Original Lyrics:
You gotta feel that heat
Simon & Garfunkel's, "The Boxer"
Misheard Lyrics:
All eyes ingest, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
Original Lyrics:
All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
Sister Sledge's, "He's the Greatest Dancer"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wonder why, he's the greatest dancer
Original Lyrics:
Oh-what-wow!
He's the greatest dancer.
Stevie Wonder's, "If You Really Love Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then I won't have to be blaming around
Original Lyrics:
Then I won't have to be playing around
Stevie Wonder's, "Pastime Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
Anticipation
Makes relations
Constellations
Segregation
This sensation
Isolation
Exploitation
Mutilation
New patients
Is creation
Conformation
To the eagles of the world
Original Lyrics:
Dissipation
Race relations
Consolation
Segregation
Dispensation
Isolation
Exploitation
Mutilation
Mutation
Miscreation
Conformation
To the evils of the world
T-Rex's, "Metal Guru"
Misheard Lyrics:
She'll be wild you know a rotten vagina, yeah
Original Lyrics:
She'll be wild you know a rock and roll child, oh yeah
The Doobie Brothers', "What a Fool Believes"
Misheard Lyrics:
He came from somewhere back in Morocco
Original Lyrics:
He came from somewhere back in her long ago
 
1980s
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
The threw a numbered ribbon right in our face.
Original Lyrics:
They threw an American flag in our face.
Bon Jovi's, "Bad Medicine"
Misheard Lyrics:
There ain't no diaper that can kill my disease
Original Lyrics:
There ain't no doctor that can cure my disease
Crosby, Stills, and Nash's, "Southern Cross"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have been around the world looking for that one-man, girl. Who knows love can endure
Original Lyrics:
I have been around the world looking for that woman, girl. Who knows love can endure
David Lee Roth's, "Yankee Rose"
Misheard Lyrics:
When she walks, Swatch!
The watch to buy.
Original Lyrics:
When she walks, watch!
The sparks will fly.
Eddy Grant's, "Electric Avenue"
Misheard Lyrics:
We got a rocket down to Electric Avenue
Original Lyrics:
We got to rock down to Electric Avenue
Genesis', "Land of Confusion"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can hear the Martian feet
Original Lyrics:
I can hear the marching feet
George Harrison's, "Got My Mind Set on You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got by myself on you.
Original Lyrics:
I've got my mind set on you.
John Mellencamp's, "Small Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Talked to Baby Jesus
Original Lyrics:
Taught the fear of Jesus
Kajagoogoo's, "Too Shy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Idlewild
Original Lyrics:
Eye to eye
Leonard Cohen's, "Everybody Knows"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like your father or your doctor died
Original Lyrics:
Like your father or your dog just died
Marillion's, "Heart of Lothian"
Misheard Lyrics:
White boys, white boys, white boys,
Born with hearts of Lothian
Original Lyrics:
Wide boys, wide boys, wide boys,
Born with hearts of Lothian
Prefab Sprout's, "The King of Rock 'n' Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hot dung, jump in front, I want cookie.
Original Lyrics:
Hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque.
Robert Palmer's, "Addicted to Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Might as well face it you're a dictator, love
Original Lyrics:
Might as well face it you're addicted to love
Spandau Ballet's, "True"
Misheard Lyrics:
The stars are true.
Original Lyrics:
This much is true.
Tommy Tutone's, "867-5309/Jenny"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jenny, I got your lumber
I need to make your mind
Jenny, don't change your lumber
Ate six, seven times, three or nine
Original Lyrics:
Jenny, I got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny, don't change your number
867-5309
 
1990s
Coolio's, "Gangsta's Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like the ones we heard are you and me
Original Lyrics:
That the ones we hurt are you and me
Pantera's, "F******* Hostile"
Misheard Lyrics:
To serve and protect
By the law, heaven sent
Original Lyrics:
To serve and protect
By the law and the state
 
2000s
Creed's, "One Last Breath"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm playing Boggle when I heard thunder,
But I'm down to one last breath
Original Lyrics:
I yelled back when I heard thunder,
But I'm down to one last breath
Fall Out Boy's, "Bang the Doldrums"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the back, of yellow chicken coats
Original Lyrics:
In the back, of yellow checkered cars
Fall Out Boy's, "Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet"
Misheard Lyrics:
What if I peaked Hurley
Original Lyrics:
What if you peaked early.
Fall Out Boy's, "Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet"
Misheard Lyrics:
What if I peaked Hurley
Original Lyrics:
What if you peaked early.
Fall Out Boy's, "The (Shipped) Gold Standard"
Misheard Lyrics:
The time my dad called me a horseshoe crab
And I asked him if throwing him back into the sea would bring our love back
Original Lyrics:
The time my dad caught me a horseshoe crab
And I asked him if throwing it back into the sea would bring our luck back
Jessica Simpson's, "A Little Bit"
Misheard Lyrics:
A little less spray
Original Lyrics:
A little less break
Lady Gaga's, "Bad Romance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Walk walk passion maybe
Original Lyrics:
Walk walk fashion baby
Lady Gaga's, "Poker Face"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll get him high, show him what a guy
Original Lyrics:
I'll get him hot, show him what I got
Panic! At the Disco's, "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide "
Misheard Lyrics:
Show me boys, show me wives
Original Lyrics:
Trophy boys, trophy wives
Misheard Lyrics:
Gimme the beep boys and free my soul
Original Lyrics:
Gimme the beat, boys, and free my soul
 
2010s
Fall Out Boy's, "Alone Together"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a panadol, invite me in
Original Lyrics:
I'm outside the door, invite me in
Fall Out Boy's, "Centuries"
Misheard Lyrics:
So legends are old
Some bite the dust or the gold
But you will remember me
Remember me, a century
Original Lyrics:
Some legends are told
Some turn to dust or to gold
You will remember me
Remember me for centuries
Fall Out Boy's, "Novocaine"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is a black black screamer's song
So put of all your reindeer on
Original Lyrics:
This is a black, black ski mask song
So put all of your anger on
George Ezra's, "Budapest"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm Scooby Doo
Original Lyrics:
I'd leave it all
Lady Gaga's, "Applause"
Misheard Lyrics:
I found the liquid hidden here
Original Lyrics:
I found the vein, put it in here
Lorde's, "Yellow Flicker Beat"
Misheard Lyrics:
My butt is a fly
Original Lyrics:
My blood is a flood
Taylor Swift's, "You Belong with Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's beer captain
Original Lyrics:
She's cheer captain, and I'm on the bleachers
 
country
Julie Roberts', "Unlove Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Show a little bird seen and a love key.
Original Lyrics:
Show a little mercy and unlove me.
 
xmas
Maroon 5's, "Animals"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby I'm coming in you tonight,
Hunt you down, seed you tonight,
Just like animals, animals, animals, whoa
Original Lyrics:
Baby I'm preying on you tonight,
Hunt you down, eat you alive,
Just like animals, animals, animals, whoa.
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