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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
Beach Boys', "California Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
I dig a French bikini on a wild-eyed hoss
Writin' poetry in the sand
Original Lyrics:
I dig a French bikini on Hawaiian Island dolls
By a palm tree in the sand.
Brian Hyland's, "Sealed with a Kiss"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want to tenderly hold you.
But darling you won't be there.
Original Lyrics:
I'll run to tenderly hold you.
But darling you won't be there.
Matthews' Southern Comfort's, "Thoughts for a Friend"
Misheard Lyrics:
His mild approach was more a way of life
His way of living just evolved
or
His mild approach was more a way of life
His way of living - just avoid
Original Lyrics:
His mild approach was more a way of life
His way of living just a ball
The Yardbirds', "Heart Full of Soul"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just give her my message, get her off my feet
Original Lyrics:
Just give her my message, tell her of my plea
 
1970s
Bob Dylan's, "Tangled Up in Blue"
Misheard Lyrics:
She lit a burner on the stove
And offered me a grape
Original Lyrics:
She lit a burner on the stove
And offered me a pipe
Earth, Wind & Fire's, "Got to Get You Into My Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then I suddenly see you poo
Original Lyrics:
Then I suddenly see you, ooh
Elton John's, "Crocodile Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
Me and Suzie dogs on my tongue
Original Lyrics:
Me and Suzie had so much fun
Elton John's, "Grey Seal"
Misheard Lyrics:
Damn me, grey seal
Original Lyrics:
Tell me, grey seal
Elton John's, "This Song Has No Title"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm terminally ill
Original Lyrics:
I'm turning the wheel
Jimmy Buffett's, "Margaritaville"
Misheard Lyrics:
Looking for my lost Sugar Dog
Original Lyrics:
Searchin' for my last shaker of salt
Misheard Lyrics:
We come together
Original Lyrics:
We go together
Pink Floyd's, "Us and Them"
Misheard Lyrics:
Haven't you heard?
It's a battle of words, and nothing is on my mind....
Original Lyrics:
Haven't you heard?
It's a battle of words
The posterbearer cried.
 
1980s
ABC's, "All of My Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
You hook me up and I have a pooh at your place
Original Lyrics:
You hook me up a rendezvous at your place
ABC's, "Poison Arrow"
Misheard Lyrics:
The sweetest smell of pee
Original Lyrics:
The sweetest melody
Air Supply's, "The One That You Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Asking for an Arbor Day
Original Lyrics:
Asking for another day
Bonnie Tyler's, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only calling DuPont
Original Lyrics:
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only falling apart
Bonnie Tyler's, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only falling upon
Original Lyrics:
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only falling apart
Bruce Springsteen's, "Cover Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tum me
Original Lyrics:
Cover me
Dan Byrd's, "Boulevard"
Misheard Lyrics:
Never knew that it would go so far.
Why you love me on that boulevard.
Come again you would release my pain.
And we could boulevard again.
Original Lyrics:
Never knew that it would go so far.
When you left me on that boulevard.
Come again you would release my pain.
And we could be lovers again.
George Harrison's, "When We Was Fab"
Misheard Lyrics:
Back when we was fag
Original Lyrics:
Back when we was fab
Golden Earring's, "Twighlight Zone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Faces a madhouse
Feels like King Kong
Original Lyrics:
This place is a madhouse
Feels like being cloned
INXS's, "Never Tear Us Apart"
Misheard Lyrics:
I love your bishop card
or
I love your fishing rod
Original Lyrics:
I love your precious heart
Little River Band's, "Cool Change"
Misheard Lyrics:
Time for cool change.
I know but it's time for cool change.
Now that my life, so over you yet.
I know but it's time for cool change.
Original Lyrics:
Time for cool change.
I know that it's time for cool change.
Now that my life is so prearranged.
I know that it's time for cool change.
Men Without Hats', "Pop Goes the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pop goes the worm
Original Lyrics:
Pop goes the world
Men Without Hats', "Safety Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're condensed
Original Lyrics:
We can dance
Misheard Lyrics:
Colisious novel
Original Lyrics:
Condition's normal and you're coming home.
Paul McCartney's, "Coming Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stra Min Ahh
Original Lyrics:
Coming up
Steely Dan's, "Hey 19"
Misheard Lyrics:
The queer won't go
The pine cone ambiance
Original Lyrics:
The Cuervo Gold
The fine Colombian
Steve Perry's, "Oh Sherrie"
Misheard Lyrics:
fools gold, fools gold.....
Original Lyrics:
Holds on, hold on
 
1990s
Barry White's, "Practice What You Preach"
Misheard Lyrics:
Breakfast what you breach
Original Lyrics:
Practice what you preach
Huey Lewis and the News', "Couple Days Off"
Misheard Lyrics:
I need a little loving only you know what I mean
Original Lyrics:
I need a little R and R if you know what I mean
Moby's, "Natural Blues"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh, boy, colorful guy,
Original Lyrics:
Ooh, Lordy, trouble so hard.
Theme Songs', "Magic School Bus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Alligator!
Original Lyrics:
Navigate a nostril!
Theme Songs', "Magic School Bus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rock the river of lava
Original Lyrics:
Raft a river of lava
Theme Songs', "Magic School Bus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Surfin' on the subway, swingin' through the sun
Take your lefted you'll be tempted, take your sacrament that one
Original Lyrics:
Surfin' on a sound wave, swingin' through the stars
Take a left at your intestine, take your second right past Mars
Wu Tang Clan's, "Tearz"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bloody Mary on with the same old story
Original Lyrics:
But he carried on, with the same old stuff
 
2000s
AFI's, "Miss Murder"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where is my Arcanine?
Original Lyrics:
Hey, Miss Murder, can I?
Avenged Sevenfold's, "Bat Country"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come here in a foreign place
Original Lyrics:
Caught here in a fiery blaze
Carly Simon's, "With a Few Good Friends"
Misheard Lyrics:
And like Tigger for tea
And Owl for sulfur
Original Lyrics:
Invite Tigger for tea
And Owl for supper
Gavin DeGraw's, "Chariot"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh cherry dead
Original Lyrics:
Oh, Chariot
Ice Cube's, "It Was a Good Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
Went to Short Dog's house and they was watching
You on TV rap
Original Lyrics:
Went to Short Dog's house and they was watching
Yo! MTV Raps
Linus Blanket's, "Stop Liking, Start Loving"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your kisses and cuddles confuse me like a rattle
I hope I can't explore your heart
Original Lyrics:
Your kisses and cuddles confuse me like a riddle
I hope I can explore your heart
Linus' Blanket's, "Blanket Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I see my eyes in
Needle bomb
Original Lyrics:
When I see my eyes in
Little pond
Skillet's, "Monster"
Misheard Lyrics:
The secret sodomy
Original Lyrics:
The secret side of me
 
2010s
DNCE's, "Cake by the Ocean"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ah dai dai dai dai dah, keep on hoping there's a cake on the ocean
Original Lyrics:
I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hoping
We'll eat cake by the ocean
DNCE's, "Cake by the Ocean"
Misheard Lyrics:
I, I, I, I, I, I keep on hoping I'll eat Kate by the ocean.
Original Lyrics:
Ah ya ya ya ya I keep on hoping we'll eat cake by the ocean
Empire of the Sun's, "High and Low"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've been pulled sideways, high and low
Original Lyrics:
I feel most times we're high and low
 
country
Dixie Chicks', "Long Time Gone"
Misheard Lyrics:
No I ain't shucked a corn since I don't know when
Original Lyrics:
No, I ain't honked the horn since I don't know when.
 
misc
Cast of Oliver!'s, "Food, Glorious Food"
Misheard Lyrics:
Poop, glorious poop
Original Lyrics:
Food, glorious food
Traditional's, "Home on the Range"
Misheard Lyrics:
A discouraging one
Original Lyrics:
A discouraging word
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