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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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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

 
1960s
Cast of Oliver!'s, "Who Will Buy?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who will die?
Original Lyrics:
Who will buy?
Gene Chandler's, "Duke of Earl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ju-Ju-Ju-Jupiter
Original Lyrics:
Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Harry Nilsson's, "Everybody's Talkin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sailing on a submarine
Original Lyrics:
Sailing on a summer breeze
Sam Cooke's, "Wonderful World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I don’t claim to be any stupid
Original Lyrics:
Now I don’t claim to be any student
Shirley Ellis', "The Name Game"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nig (as in "nigger")
Original Lyrics:
Nick
Steve Miller Band's, "Living in The USA"
Misheard Lyrics:
Somebody give a handjob
Original Lyrics:
Somebody give me a hand, yeah
Three Dog Night's, "Easy to Be Hard"
Misheard Lyrics:
Special people who care about strangers
Original Lyrics:
Especially people who care about strangers
 
1970s
Bob Dylan's, "Lily Rosemary, And The Jack Of Hears"
Misheard Lyrics:
Backstage the girls were playing,
Five tarts stood by the stairs
Original Lyrics:
Backstage the girls were playing,
'Five-Card Stud' by the stairs
Boney M's, "Rasputin"
Misheard Lyrics:
He drink it all and set up in fines.
Original Lyrics:
He drank it all and said, “I feel fine.”
Brian Hyland's, "Gypsy Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
How she's a chicken feed
Original Lyrics:
How she enchanted me
Misheard Lyrics:
One similar temptation
Original Lyrics:
One singular sensation
Chicago's, "Beginnings"
Misheard Lyrics:
Only the cream filling
Original Lyrics:
Only the beginning
Janis Ian's, "At Seventeen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lacking in the social distance
Original Lyrics:
Lacking in the social graces
Jessi Colter's, "I'm Not Lisa"
Misheard Lyrics:
With each rising star
Original Lyrics:
With each rising sun
Rod Stewart's, "Maggie May"
Misheard Lyrics:
I laughed at Collier's jokes
Original Lyrics:
I laughed at all of your jokes
Stevie Wonder's, "Another Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
Without commando
Original Lyrics:
Without demanding
Three Dog Night's, "The Show Must Go On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Far away from this masturbation
Original Lyrics:
Far away from this masquerade
 
1980s
ABBA's, "The Winner Takes It All"
Misheard Lyrics:
The guards may throw a dice
Original Lyrics:
The gods may throw a dice
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma ma coo sa.
Original Lyrics:
Imma say one more time I'm not gonna stop
Mike + the Mechanics', "The Living Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
To admit, we don't see, I don't mind
Original Lyrics:
To admit, we don't see eye to eye
Paul McCartney's, "Coming Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tidy up
Original Lyrics:
Coming Up
Paul McCartney's, "My Brave Face"
Misheard Lyrics:
To the London life
Original Lyrics:
To the luxury life
Phil Collins', "I Missed Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I missed again
Original Lyrics:
Did I miss again?
Phil Collins', "In the Air Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've been waiting for this morning and all my life
Original Lyrics:
I've been waiting for this moment for all my life
Phil Collins', "Take Me Home"
Misheard Lyrics:
So chase, chase me home
Original Lyrics:
So take, take me home
Prince's, "Raspberry Beret"
Misheard Lyrics:
She had raspberries for breakfast
The kind you'd buy in a second hand store.
Original Lyrics:
She wore a raspberry beret,
The kind you'd find in a second-hand store
Sting's, "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please, please, set me free
Original Lyrics:
Free, free, set me free
USA for Africa's, "We Are the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a COVID vaccine
That's saving our own lives
Original Lyrics:
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
USA for Africa's, "We Are the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
When we stand 6 feet apart
Original Lyrics:
When we stand together as one
 
1990s
Filter's, "Take a Picture"
Misheard Lyrics:
Waco man king,
Waco man king,
My skin is bread,
My skin is bread.
Original Lyrics:
Awake on my airplane
Awake on my airplane
My skin is bare
My skin is theirs
Ralph Tresvant's, "Sensitivity"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't need a man that will give you mutton, no
Come on, let me show you just what you need honey
I got what you need
Don't need a man that will treat you rotten
Original Lyrics:
Don't need a man that will give you money, no
Come on, let me show you just what you need honey
I got what you need
Don't need a man that will treat you funny
Scatman John's, "Scatman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a splat man
Original Lyrics:
I'm a Scatman
Suede's, "Animal Nitrate"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well he said he'd show you his pants
And he'd light up his chemical smile
Original Lyrics:
Well he said he'd show you his bed
And the delights of his chemical smile
TLC's, "No Scrubs"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hanging on the passenger's side of his best friend's bride
Original Lyrics:
Hanging on the passenger's side of his best friend's ride
TLC's, "No Scrubs"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trying COVID-19
or
Trying a COVID vaccine
Original Lyrics:
Trying to holla at me
 
2000s
Eddie Vedder's, "Setting Forth"
Misheard Lyrics:
I a no concerned, butter no return
Go for every levers I listen recall
Uh everytime a f**k
I'm free
A*s for the universe
He
Said up into universe
Out here realize
I *gibberish* say
A nature jungle I keep
I EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Original Lyrics:
Be it no concern, point of no return
Go forward in reverse
This I will recall
Everytime I fall
I'm free
Setting forth in the universe
Oh I'm free
Setting forth in the universe
Out here realigned
A planet out of sight
Nature drunk and high
Oh I'm free I'm free...
Holly Valance's, "Naughty Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't put the truth back in my life
Don't make me try and explain
Let's just start a hurricane
Original Lyrics:
Can't put the truth back in my lies
Don't make me try and explain
Let's just start over again
Maroon 5's, "Makes Me Wonder"
Misheard Lyrics:
'cause I don't believe it's you, Annie Hall, Annie Hall
Original Lyrics:
'cause I don't believe it's true anymore, anymore
Maroon 5's, "She Will Be Loved"
Misheard Lyrics:
And she will beat up
Original Lyrics:
And she will be loved
Maroon 5's, "This Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
This love has taken it totally
Original Lyrics:
This love has taken its toll on me
RBD's, "Nuestro Amor"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's got more
Original Lyrics:
Nuestro Amor
Vanessa Carlton's, "Pretty Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stumbling on leases that are far and few
Original Lyrics:
Stumbling on reasons that are far and few
 
2010s
Adele's, "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Send my love to your new la-hello!
Jingle Bells
Gotta let go of all of our clothes
Both know we ain't kids no more
Original Lyrics:
Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain't kids no more
Maroon 5's, "Animals"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just like Haribo
Original Lyrics:
Just like animals
Maroon 5's, "Girls Like You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe I'm buried alive
Original Lyrics:
Maybe I'm barely alive
Maroon 5's, "Misery"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am so grizzly
Original Lyrics:
I am in misery
Pink's, "What About Us"
Misheard Lyrics:
We are brothers
Original Lyrics:
We are problems
 
country
Bobbie Gentry's, "Ode to Billie Joe"
Misheard Lyrics:
A year has come and gone
Since we heard the news 'bout Billy Joel
Original Lyrics:
A year has come and gone
Since we heard the news 'bout Billie Joe
Lorne Greene's, "Ringo"
Misheard Lyrics:
Clutching his six-ton in his hand
Original Lyrics:
Clutching his six-gun in his hand
 
misc
Shawn Mendes', "Wonder"
Misheard Lyrics:
Close to my house
Original Lyrics:
Close my eyes
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