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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
Bob Dylan's, "From a Buick 6"
Misheard Lyrics:
She keeps this Ford Ten, all loaded with lead
Original Lyrics:
She keeps this four-ten, all loaded with lead
Otis Redding's, "Mr. Pitiful"
Misheard Lyrics:
They call me Mr. Kitty Claws
Original Lyrics:
They call me Mr. Pitiful
Peter Sarstedt's, "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Both touched with a burning ambition,
To shake off their lonely bald tags
Original Lyrics:
Both touched with a burning ambition,
To shake off their lowly-borne tags
Peter Sarstedt's, "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Both touched with a burning ambition,
To shake off their lowly ball tags
Original Lyrics:
Both touched with a burning ambition,
To shake off their lowly-borne tags
The Beatles', "Day Tripper"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's lovin' Jesus
Original Lyrics:
She's a big teaser
The Beatles', "Get Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman
Original Lyrics:
Sweet Loretta Modern thought she was a woman.
The Beatles', "Rock and Roll Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
I took my love I know across the track,
So she can call my man a wailing sack
Original Lyrics:
I took my loved one over across the tracks,
So she can hear my man awail a sax
The Beatles', "You Can"t Do That"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody's grieving,
'Cause I'm the one who won your love
Original Lyrics:
Everybody's green,
'Cause I'm the one who won your love
The Kinks', "Tired of Waiting (For You)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was alone in a store,
I had no money till I met you
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely soul,
I had nobody till I met you
The Searchers', "Farmer John"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah, the one with the champagne iron
Original Lyrics:
Yeah, the one with the champagne eyes
Tom Jones 's, "Green Green Grass of Home"
Misheard Lyrics:
Down the road I look and there comes Mary,
Her golden lips like cherries
Original Lyrics:
Down the road I look and there runs Mary,
Hair of gold, and lips like cherries
 
1970s
Bee Gees', "Tragedy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trag - a - dee.
Original Lyrics:
Tragedy
Bob Dylan's, "Dirge"
Misheard Lyrics:
In this age of Fabergé,
I'm searching for a gem
Original Lyrics:
In this age of fiberglass,
I'm searching for a gem
Bob Dylan's, "Tangled Up in Blue"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tiger Muffin Blues (Title)
Original Lyrics:
Tangled Up In Blue (Title)
Brian & Michael's, "Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs"
Misheard Lyrics:
He painted kids on the corner. They were having a snog
Original Lyrics:
He painted kids on the corner of the street that were sparking clogs.
Elton John's, "Rocket Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Breathing out his fuels on everyone
Original Lyrics:
Burning out his fuse up here alone
Kate Bush's, "Wuthering Heights"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's me, it's me on caffeine
Original Lyrics:
Heathcliff, it's me Cathy
Led Zeppelin's, "Livin', Lovin' Maid"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a purple umbrella and a fifth in her hand.
Original Lyrics:
With a purple umbrella and a fifty-cent hat.
Queen's, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Misheard Lyrics:
Miss Miller!
Original Lyrics:
Bismillah!
Steely Dan's, "FM (No Static At All)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hurry the bottle
Original Lyrics:
Bury the bottle, mama.
The Beatles', "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
Misheard Lyrics:
A girl with colitis goes by
Original Lyrics:
A girl with kalidescope eyes
The Eagles', "Take It Easy"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a girl, my Lord, in a fat red Ford slowin' down to take a look at me
Original Lyrics:
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me
The Hollies', "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sandy, the fireworks are hanging over - they're leading tonight.
For me, this bog one life's full.
Original Lyrics:
Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight.
For me, this boardwalk life is through.
 
1980s
Belinda Carlisle's, "I Get Weak"
Misheard Lyrics:
I get weeks when you're next to me
Original Lyrics:
I get weak when you're next to me
Belle Stars', "Iko Iko"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jack 'em off in L.A.
Original Lyrics:
Jockamo fina anane
Matthew Wilder's, "Break My Stride"
Misheard Lyrics:
I sailed the way vagina
In a little red boat too finer
Original Lyrics:
I sailed away to China
In a little rowboat to find ya
Motley Crue's, "Smokin' in the Boys Room"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who'll be the Wookie in ma school book store?
Original Lyrics:
Put me to work in the school book store.
Rick Springfield's, "Carry Me Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Show me a set of wheels
Original Lyrics:
Show me something real
The Go-Go's', "We Got the Beat"
Misheard Lyrics:
We got the beep
Original Lyrics:
We got the beat
The Police's, "Every Breath You Take"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a pool hall ace
Original Lyrics:
How my poor heart aches.
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
I shot the plains down in Africa
Original Lyrics:
I bless the rains down in Africa
 
1990s
Bob Dylan's, "Standing in the Doorway"
Misheard Lyrics:
There are things I could say, but I don't
I know the posse of God must be near
Original Lyrics:
There are things I could say, but I don't
I know the mercy of God must be near
Bob Dylan's, "Trying to Get to Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna sleep down in the harbor,
And relive my dreams
Original Lyrics:
Gonna sleep down in the parlor,
And relive my dreams
Bush's, "Everything Zen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jessie lost my wife
Original Lyrics:
Try to see it once my way.
Cher's, "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)"
Misheard Lyrics:
How about the waving ass?
Original Lyrics:
How about the way he acts?
Korn's, "Make Me Bad"
Misheard Lyrics:
I feel the reason, as it's leaving me, no not again
It's quite deceiving as I'm feeling not flesh, make me bad
Original Lyrics:
I feel the reason as it's leaving me, no not again
It's quite deceiving, as I'm feeling THE flesh, make me bad
R.E.M's, "Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Calling Chad Baker
Original Lyrics:
Call me when you try to wake her up
The Pixies', "Where Is My Mind?"
Misheard Lyrics:
And heaven will collapse if there's nothing in it
Original Lyrics:
Your head will collapse if there's nothing in it
The Spice Girls', "Wannabe"
Misheard Lyrics:
I really really really want a really big ball
Original Lyrics:
I really really really wanna zig-a-zig ah
 
2000s
Epiclore's, "Northern Paladins"
Misheard Lyrics:
On the fields of victory we stand alone and divine, our answer's this prize
Original Lyrics:
On the fields of victory we stand alone and revive our ancestors' pride
One Republic's, "Apologize"
Misheard Lyrics:
I said it's too late to call the chimes
Original Lyrics:
I said it's too late to apologize
Scooter's, "The Only One"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wanker! Can't wait for the day to be done
Original Lyrics:
Welcome, can't wait for the day to be done
The White Stripes', "The Hardest Button to Button"
Misheard Lyrics:
A box a self admitted
Original Lyrics:
A box with something in it
 
2010s
Ariana Grande's, "Problem "
Misheard Lyrics:
Every time you touch me
And say you love me
I get a little bit breathless
I shouldn't want it
But I do-o-o!
Original Lyrics:
Every time you touch me
And say you love me
I get a little bit breathless
I shouldn't want it
But it's you!
Beyonce's, "Drunk in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
We be alright, yeah, yeah, we be alright
Original Lyrics:
We be all night, love, love, we be all night
Everything, Everything's, "Kemosabe"
Misheard Lyrics:
I keep wasabi on my lawn,
Yeah, right on my lawn
Original Lyrics:
Hey Kemosabe I'm alone!
Ayah! I am a! I am alone!
Olly Murs', "Dear Darlin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dear diary, please excuse my writing
Original Lyrics:
Dear darling, please excuse my writing
Stromae's, "Ta Fête"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dolphin
Original Lyrics:
Ta fête
Taylor Swift's, "Shake It Off"
Misheard Lyrics:
Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the bakers gonna bake, bake, bake, bake, bake
Original Lyrics:
Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
 
country
Dolly Parton's, "Here You Come Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
you're messing up my mind, and filling out my sentences.
Original Lyrics:
you're messing up my mind, and filling up my senses.
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