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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)

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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
Spiral Starecase's, "More Today Than Yesterday"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want you more today than yesterday
Original Lyrics:
I love you more today than yesterday
 
1970s
Aerosmith's, "Dream On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody's got the doozy life to pay
Original Lyrics:
Everybody's got their dues in life to pay
Bobby Bloom's, "Montego Bay"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come sing me a round
Original Lyrics:
Come sing me loud
KC and the Sunshine Band's, "I’m Your Boogie Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
I’m your goodie bag
Original Lyrics:
I’m your boogie man
Lindisfarne's, "Fog on the Tyne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take that sign off the door.
Original Lyrics:
Think I'll sign off the dole.
Paul McCartney & Wings', "Helen Wheels"
Misheard Lyrics:
Heavy (heavy) yellow wheels
Original Lyrics:
Helen (Helen) Hell on Wheels
Queen's, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Misheard Lyrics:
The elder poop has a devil motorcycle poor me
Original Lyrics:
Beelzebub had a devil put aside for me
Queen's, "We are the Champions"
Misheard Lyrics:
No time for Hoosiers
Original Lyrics:
No time for losers
Vicki Sue Robinson's, "Turn The Beat Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know that you want to get something on
Original Lyrics:
I know that you want to get your thing off
Vicki Sue Robinson's, "Turn The Beat Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
You find your lips keep moving to the nitty gritty
Original Lyrics:
Your violins keep moving to the nitty gritty
 
1980s
Misheard Lyrics:
Misfit, you breakdance on the street
OR
Misfit, your freak Dad's on the street
Original Lyrics:
Misfit freak that's on the street
Dire Straits', "Romeo And Juliet"
Misheard Lyrics:
Juliet, "When will they learn?" you used to cry
OR
Juliet, "When will we learn?" you used to cry
OR
Juliet, "When will I learn?" you used to cry
Original Lyrics:
Juliet, when we made love you used to cry
Misheard Lyrics:
Push me in the shallow waters
Before I get to sleep
Original Lyrics:
Choke me in the shallow waters
Before I get too deep
Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin's, "Separate Lives"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love leads to aspiration
Original Lyrics:
Love leads to isolation
Queen's, "Breakthru"
Misheard Lyrics:
When one wakes up
Original Lyrics:
When love breaks up
Queen's, "Friends Will Be Friends"
Misheard Lyrics:
Another red wedding day
Original Lyrics:
Another red letter day
Queen's, "Save Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
It started off somewhere
Original Lyrics:
It started off so well
Queen's, "Scandal"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey stand up
Original Lyrics:
Hey scandal
Queen's, "The Miracle"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Mojave Desert says it all
Original Lyrics:
In Sahara Desert says it all
R.E.M.'s, "Orange Crush"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got my orange truck
Original Lyrics:
I got my Orange Crush
 
1990s
A Tribe Called Quest's, "Vibes and Stuff"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm here for the Rorschach
Original Lyrics:
I'm here for the long shot
Bell Biv DeVoe's, "Do Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Anorexic
Original Lyrics:
Adolescent
Brand New Heavies', "Dream Come True"
Misheard Lyrics:
Was it all in my mind or did I scream it at the time?
OR
Was it all in my mind or did I dream it at the time?
Original Lyrics:
Was it all in my mind or did I dream it all the time?
Buffy Sainte-Marie's, "The Big Ones Get Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, baby I just got back from town where the brides are paid
(Later)
I would go in jail just to set you free of the ropes that bind you
Original Lyrics:
Hey, baby I just got back from town where the bribes are paid
(Later)
I would go in chains just to see you free of the ropes that bind you
Mary Chapin Carpenter's, "He Thinks He'll Keep Her"
Misheard Lyrics:
For fifteen years she had a job and not one raisin paid
Original Lyrics:
For fifteen years she had a job and not one raise in pay
Massive Attack's, "Teardrop"
Misheard Lyrics:
Feel the summer breath
or
Fearless summer, brave
Original Lyrics:
Feathers on my breath.
Pantera's, "Becoming"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do I smell cheese sauce?
Original Lyrics:
To rise beyond Jesus
Queen's, "Headlong"
Misheard Lyrics:
You've got a new boat
Original Lyrics:
You've got a new goal
Queen's, "I'm Going Slightly Mad"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not quite s***ty
or
I'm not quite the Chevy
Original Lyrics:
I'm not quite the shilling
R.E.M.'s, "Strange Currencies"
Misheard Lyrics:
These birds
or
These verbs
or
These herbs
Original Lyrics:
These words
Sublime's, "Santeria"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, I really wanna go
But I really wanna stay
Original Lyrics:
What I really wanna know, ah baby, mmm...
What I really wanna say
 
2000s
'N Sync's, "This I Promise You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bring cheers to your bar
Original Lyrics:
Bring tears to your eyes
'N Sync's, "This I Promise You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bring cheers to your bar
Original Lyrics:
Bring tears to your eyes
All Saints', "Rock Steady"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got my ass in shape, you know, I'm ready to leave
Original Lyrics:
I got my ass in check, checkin' out, I'm ready to be
Misheard Lyrics:
The time is right
Original Lyrics:
The time is ripe
Gorillaz's, "Dare"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ponyo, Ponyo, Ponyo
It's dare
Original Lyrics:
It's coming up, it's coming up, it's coming up
It's dare
Mariah Carey's, "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I just want you for my own
Walk away the sky unknown
Original Lyrics:
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Mariah Carey's, "I Stay in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I try to f*** like a whale
Original Lyrics:
And I try to front like "oh well"
Nelly's, "Air Force Ones"
Misheard Lyrics:
Be gone
Original Lyrics:
Big boy
Nelly's, "Ride Wit Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, must be the Muppets!
Original Lyrics:
Hey! Must be the money!
Pink's, "Just Like a Pill"
Misheard Lyrics:
I love Taco Bell
Original Lyrics:
I’m just like a pill
 
2010s
Solar Fake's, "Pain Goes By"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I can't walk away
There are Arabs destructing the way
Tall enough to force me to stay
Original Lyrics:
And I can’t walk away
Barriers are obstructing the way
Tall enough to force me to stay
The Script's, "Science & Faith"
Misheard Lyrics:
You won't find faith or home town in telescope
Original Lyrics:
You won't find faith or hope down a telescope
 
misc
Post Malone & Doja Cat's, "I Like You (A Happier Song)"
Misheard Lyrics:
My n***a, know I like you for that
or
You're mine, and you know I like you for that
Original Lyrics:
You don't mind and you know I like you for that
 
xmas
Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby's, "We Wish You the Merriest"
Misheard Lyrics:
We wish you delirious, delirious
Original Lyrics:
We wish you the merriest, the merriest
Meghan Trainor's, "Sleigh Ride"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on, it's lovely weather
'Fore we stay right together with you
Original Lyrics:
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you
Mitch Miller's, "Must Be Santa"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beat that's right
Original Lyrics:
Beard that's white
Nat King Cole's, "Caroling, Caroling"
Misheard Lyrics:
Caroling, caroling through the smoke
Original Lyrics:
Caroling, caroling through the snow
Slade's, "Merry Xmas Everybody"
Misheard Lyrics:
Does your granny always tell ya,
That her old thongs are the best?
Original Lyrics:
Does your granny always tell ya,
That the old songs are the best?
Traditional's, "The First Noel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Born Mr. Clean of Israel
Original Lyrics:
Born is the king of Israel
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