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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
Theme Songs', "Flintstones"
Misheard Lyrics:
To the circus we have friends to eat
Original Lyrics:
Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet
 
1970s
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the microphone smells like a beard
Original Lyrics:
And the microphone smells like a beer
Billy Joel's, "The Entertainer"
Misheard Lyrics:
So they cut it down to VO5
Original Lyrics:
So they cut it down to 3:05
Dolly Parton / Kenny Rogers', "Islands in the Stream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Islands in the stream
Original Lyrics:
Islands INDUSTRY!!
Jethro Tull's, "Aqualung "
Misheard Lyrics:
Eyeing little girls with bandaged hands
Original Lyrics:
Eyeing little girls with bad intent
Joni Mitchell's, "The Circle Game"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the painted boners go up and down
Original Lyrics:
And the painted ponies go up and down
Journey's, "Wheel in the Sky"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's kissing the derriere
Original Lyrics:
It's kissing the dirty air
KC and the Sunshine Band's, "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bake your cookies
Original Lyrics:
Shake your booty
Stevie Wonder's, "Superstition"
Misheard Lyrics:
Buried superstition
Original Lyrics:
Very superstitious
The Mash's, "Suicide Is Painless"
Misheard Lyrics:
Zooming side is painless
It brings on many train jets
Original Lyrics:
Suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
 
1980s
Baltimora's, "Tarzan Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mack the Knife
Original Lyrics:
Night tonight
Falco's, "Rock Me Amadeus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't you dare
Original Lyrics:
Amadeus
Genesis', "Invisible Touch"
Misheard Lyrics:
She seems to have an invisible top shirt.
Original Lyrics:
She seems to have an invisible touch, yeah.
George Harrison's, "All Those Years Ago"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oma, she's a girl
Original Lyrics:
All those years ago
Iron Maiden's, "Twilight Zone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because, I see, I take no s**t gone wrong.
Original Lyrics:
Because, you see, I can't take no shape or form.
Metallica's, "Jump in the Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jump in the fi-ya.
Original Lyrics:
Jump in the fire.
Paul McCartney's, "My Brave Face"
Misheard Lyrics:
Simple ass things set me off again
Original Lyrics:
The simplest things set me off again
Quiet Riot's, "Breathless"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go on, leave me briefless
Original Lyrics:
Go on, leave me breathless.
R.E.O. Speedwagon's, "Take It on the Run"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pack it up and run
Original Lyrics:
Take it on the run
Rick Springfield's, "Jessie's Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
The point has brought them loose
Original Lyrics:
The point is probably moot
Rod Stewart's, "Forever Young"
Misheard Lyrics:
Forever yuck
Original Lyrics:
Forever young
Stevie Nicks', "Edge of Seventeen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just like the white wind blows...
Original Lyrics:
Just like the white winged dove.
Stiff Little Fingers', "Gotta Getaway"
Misheard Lyrics:
God! Get away!
God! Get away!
Original Lyrics:
Gotta get away!
Gotta get away!
The Dream Academy's, "Life in a Northern Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, ah, ma, ma, ma - she lives in Nyack.
Original Lyrics:
Hey, ah, ma, ma, ma, into the night
 
1990s
Bette Midler's, "From a Distance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bob is watching us
Bob is watching us
Bob is watching us
From a distance
Original Lyrics:
God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us
From a distance
Sugar Ray's, "Someday"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sunday
Original Lyrics:
Someday
U2's, "The Sweetest Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
My girl she grows me like a rubber duck
Original Lyrics:
My love she throws me like a rubber ball
 
2000s
Aaliyah's, "Try Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now Tennessee, what this could be
The eternity or just a week
Original Lyrics:
Not 'til I see what this could be
Be eternity or just a week
Celine Dion's, "That's the Way It Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a mountain climb
Original Lyrics:
It's an uphill climb
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm so high, I can hear rivers
I'm so high, I can hear rivers
Whoa, but rivers, no rivers, don't hear me.
Original Lyrics:
I'm so high, I can hear Heaven
I'm so high, I can hear Heaven
Whoa, but Heaven, no Heaven don't hear me.
Katy Perry's, "UR So Gay"
Misheard Lyrics:
PMS
Original Lyrics:
P*nis
Lordi's, "Devil Is a Loser"
Misheard Lyrics:
My ironing's overrated
Original Lyrics:
Via hell incorporated
Panic! At the Disco's, "Bittersweet"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just shedding
I'm just shedding a trap and I'm not pulling hoe
Original Lyrics:
I'm just setting
I'm just setting a trap and I'm not pulling no
Panic! At the Disco's, "L.A Devotee"
Misheard Lyrics:
swimming balls on the desert skies
Original Lyrics:
Swimming pools under desert skies
Pearl Jam's, "Glorified G."
Misheard Lyrics:
Glorified version of a pelican
Original Lyrics:
Glorified version of a pellet gun
The Pussycat Dolls', "Buttons"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm telling you to loosen up my butthole babe
Original Lyrics:
I'm telling you loosen up my buttons baby (Uh huh)
U2's, "Vertigo"
Misheard Lyrics:
Met the police go vertical
Original Lyrics:
I'm at a place called Vertigo
U2's, "Walk On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rock on
Original Lyrics:
Walk On
 
2010s
Arctic Monkeys', "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High"
Misheard Lyrics:
A talkin' moose ain't shy
Original Lyrics:
Talking the same shite
Beck's, "Wow"
Misheard Lyrics:
with the luminous moose
Original Lyrics:
with the luminous moves
Calum Scott's, "Dancing on My Own"
Misheard Lyrics:
Saddam in the corner, watching you kiss her, oh no
Original Lyrics:
Sit down in the corner, watching you kiss her, oh no
Cast of "Rick and Morty"'s, "The Rick Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
it's the wig dance
Original Lyrics:
it's the Rick dance
Gojira's, "Magma"
Misheard Lyrics:
Close your eyes and drop your pants
Original Lyrics:
Close your eyes and drop your things
Idina Menzel's, "Let It go"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let It go, Let It go
Turtle Wayne Slammed The Door.
Original Lyrics:
Let it go Let it go Turn away and slam the door.
Katy Perry's, "Pearl"
Misheard Lyrics:
But now she's stuck deep in some man
Original Lyrics:
But now she's stuck deep in cement
Ke$ha's, "Your Love Is My Drug"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Russians weren't the price I paid.
Original Lyrics:
The rush is worth the price I pay.
Vocaloid's, "Little Allen's Big Polka"
Misheard Lyrics:
you better run 'cause I'm circumcised
Original Lyrics:
you better run 'cause you sure can't fight
Wildways 's, "Don't Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
A jello man walks in and robs the door
Original Lyrics:
A gentleman walks in and grabs the door
 
christian
Steven Curtis Chapman's, "For the Sake of the Call"
Misheard Lyrics:
We were not Vanna at all
Original Lyrics:
We will abandon it all
 
misc
Taylor Swift's, "I Don't Wanna Live"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I'm in a cat box tell me where your place is!
Original Lyrics:
Now I'm in a cab I tell em where your place is.
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