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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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Aug 17
ONE WEEK NOTICE - "Feels Like Summer" (8/24/2018)

One Week Notice - Week of 8/17/2018 - 8/24/2018. Come join us and parody the newest song from Childish Gambino! A Non-Rap song by him with a cool funky beat and a title that's perfect for summertime! (Comments & Parodies)

Aug 10
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This week's One Week Notice is "Shoehorn With Teeth" by They Might Be Giants. Test your parody writing skills with this tiny little tune and submit it on August 16 for August 17 publication! Details in link (Comments & Parodies)

Aug 6
ONE WEEK NOTICE (Due Aug 10) "Well alright"

On Friday August 10th 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, then post it for the same day. (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

 
1960s
Aretha Franklin's, "Respect"
Misheard Lyrics:
Really, really, really, really
Original Lyrics:
Re-re-re-re
Bob Dylan's, "Stuck Inside of Mobile"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stuck in the side of a mobile listening to the Memphis Blues again
Original Lyrics:
Stuck inside of mobile with the Memphis Blues again
 
1970s
Average White Band's, "Pick Up the Pieces"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chicken pieces
Original Lyrics:
pick up the pieces
Bob Dylan's, "Hurricane"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tom Petty comes in from the upper hall
and:
And Tom Petty calls the cops
Original Lyrics:
Enter Patty Valentine from the upper hall
and:
And so Patty calls the cops
City Boy's, "Modern Love Affair"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who was it that called this romance?
Original Lyrics:
Oh was it cold, this romance.
Misheard Lyrics:
Trying to give you constipation
Original Lyrics:
Trying to give you conversation
Dschinghis Khan's, "Dschinghis Khan"
Misheard Lyrics:
drink, drink, drink his cum
Original Lyrics:
Dsching, Dsching, Dschingis Khan
Joe Jackson's, "Is She Really Going Out with Him?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Look over there (there)
Original Lyrics:
Look over there (where?)
Lynyrd Skynyrd's, "Sweet Home Alabama"
Misheard Lyrics:
I miss ol' family once again and I think it's a sin
Original Lyrics:
I miss ole 'bamy once again and I think it's a sin
Lynyrd Skynyrd's, "Sweet Home Alabama"
Misheard Lyrics:
I said, 'A man don't need him around anyhow.'
Original Lyrics:
A southern man don't need him around anyhow
Lynyrd Skynyrd's, "Sweet Home Alabama"
Misheard Lyrics:
In Birmingham they love the Gov'nor. Fool Fool Fool!
Original Lyrics:
In Birmingham they love the Gov'nor, boo-hoo-hoo
Lynyrd Skynyrd's, "Sweet Home Alabama"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now Muscle Shoals is kind o' swampless
Original Lyrics:
Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
Rolling Stones', "Brown Sugar"
Misheard Lyrics:
Brown sugar
Just like a yogurt should
Original Lyrics:
Brown sugar
Just like a young girl should.
Starbuck's, "Moonlight Feels Right"
Misheard Lyrics:
You say you came to Baltimore from Memphis, a class of '74 go 'way.
Original Lyrics:
You say you came to Baltimore from Ole Miss
A class of '74 gold ring
The Bee Gees', "You Should Be Dancing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whatcha doing in your bed, aah?
Original Lyrics:
What you doin' on your back, aah?
Todd Rundgren's, "I Saw the Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then you gave up at me
Original Lyrics:
Then you gazed up at me
Wings', "Helen Wheels"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hello! Hello! Yellow Wheels!
Original Lyrics:
Helen, Hell on wheels
 
1980s
Bananarama's, "Cruel Summer"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's the truth, Rosanna.
Leaving me here on my own.
It's the truth, Rosanna.
Original Lyrics:
It's a cruel (cruel), cruel summer
Leaving me here on my own
It's a cruel (It's a cruel), cruel summer
Now you're gone
Chris deBurgh's, "The Lady in Red"
Misheard Lyrics:
the lady in bed
Original Lyrics:
the lady in red
Culture Club's, "Karma Chameleon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love is so feezy so color so like my dreams,
Ray golden dreams, ray golden dreams
Original Lyrics:
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
Red, gold, and green. Red, gold, and green
Cyndi Lauper's, "True Colours"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are beautiful like Ray Moore
Original Lyrics:
Are beautiful like a rainbow
Glenn Frey's, "You Belong to the City"
Misheard Lyrics:
You were born in the city, country under your feet.
Original Lyrics:
You were born in the city, concrete under your feet.
Juice Newton's, "Queen of Hearts"
Misheard Lyrics:
Laying out another line
Original Lyrics:
Layin' out another lie
Phil Collins', "If Leaving Me Is Easy"
Misheard Lyrics:
And though it's past nine
Original Lyrics:
And though it's past now
Phil Collins', "Two Hearts"
Misheard Lyrics:
Feeding together 'til the end of time
Original Lyrics:
Being together 'til the end of time
Phil Collins', "Two Hearts"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know that Tupac's living in just one nine
Being together 'til the end of time
Original Lyrics:
You know that two hearts are living in just one mind
Beating together 'til the end of time
Prince's, "1999"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was thinking when I broke this
Original Lyrics:
I was dreaming when I wrote this
Prince's, "1999"
Misheard Lyrics:
So tonight I'm won't depart like it's 1999
Original Lyrics:
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999
Prince's, "Purple Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Urkel name
Original Lyrics:
Purple Rain
Prince's, "When Doves Cry"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is what it sounds like in a Dove bar
Original Lyrics:
This is what it sounds like when doves cry
Queen's, "The Miracle"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's America, we're having America on earth
Original Lyrics:
It's a miracle, we're having a miracle on earth
Ratt's, "Round and Round"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tugging barbells, abused ourselves
Original Lyrics:
Tightened our belts, abuse ourselves
Sting's, "Fortress Around Your Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
And let me build a bridge,
For I cannot build a castle
Let me set the mat on this one - ah
Original Lyrics:
Then let me build a bridge,
For I cannot fill the chasm,
And let me set the battlements on fire.
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
I lost my brains down in Africa
Original Lyrics:
I bless the rains down in Africa.
 
1990s
AC/DC's, "Thunderstruck"
Misheard Lyrics:
Thunder skunk!
Original Lyrics:
Thunderstruck!
Mariah Carey's, "Slipping Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's all a bitch-er-ade
Original Lyrics:
It's all a big charade
Merril Bainbridge's, "Mouth"
Misheard Lyrics:
Would it be my fortify?
Original Lyrics:
Would it be my fault if I...
R.E.M.'s, "Losing My Religion"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like a herd, lost and blindfold
Original Lyrics:
Like a hurt, lost, and blinded fool.
The Lion King's, "Circle of Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
AAAAAAAAH SAVANA QUALQUS BEAVA
Original Lyrics:
Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba Sithi uhm ingonyama
 
2000s
3 Doors Down's, "Kryptonite"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might, Strychnine
Original Lyrics:
I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might, Kryptonite
BBMak's, "Back Here"
Misheard Lyrics:
I’ll trim your back hair baby
Original Lyrics:
Until you're back here baby
Counting Crows', "Big Yellow Taxi"
Misheard Lyrics:
The big yellow taxi-- he took my grill away!
Original Lyrics:
And a big yellow taxi took my girl away.
Kara's, "Rolly the Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Quack quack, everybody quack quack
Original Lyrics:
Clap clap, everybody clap clap
Mariah Carey 's, "Circles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Painting on a smile with lipstick, putting on a bitch-er-ade
Original Lyrics:
Painting on a smile with lipstick, putting on a big charade
Weebl's, "Anywhere"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am the market
Original Lyrics:
I am the monkey
 
2010s
Everything, Everything's, "Kemosabe"
Misheard Lyrics:
I eat wasabi on the lawn
Out on the lawn
Original Lyrics:
Hey Kemosabe I'm alone!
Ayah! I am a! I am alone!
Fake Type's, "Welcome -FAKE JAZZ-"
Misheard Lyrics:
fake chess
Original Lyrics:
fake jazz
Melanie Martinez's, "Milk and Cookies"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ashes, ashes, time to go to hell
Original Lyrics:
Ashes, ashes, time to go down
Muse's, "The Handler"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am no longer afraid to wear cologne.
Original Lyrics:
I am no longer afraid to walk alone.
Nickelback's, "How You Remind Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
And it must have been so bad
'Cause little women must have damn near killed you
Original Lyrics:
And it must have been so bad
'Cause living with me must have damn near killed you
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