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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 one-eyed iron girl
Buying poultry in the sand.
Original Lyrics:
I dig a French bikini on Hawaiian island dolls
By a palm tree in the sand.
Misheard Lyrics:
Stuck with a low tire again
Original Lyrics:
Stuck in Lodi again
Jefferson Airplane's, "Somebody to Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the garden flowers
Feed your dead, yes
And your mind, your mind
Is so full of bread
Original Lyrics:
When the garden flowers
Baby, are dead, yes
And your mind, your mind
Is so full of red
Jefferson Airplane's, "Somebody to Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your mind, your mind is so full of bread
Original Lyrics:
Your mind, your mind is so full of red
Joan Baez's, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
I took a train with Richard Duvell
It's a time I remember, oh so well
Original Lyrics:
By May the 10th, Richmond had fell
It's a time I remember, oh so well
The Beatles', "The Ballad of John and Yoko"
Misheard Lyrics:
Standing in the door at St. Pancras
Original Lyrics:
Standing on the dock of Southampton
The Doors', "Hello, I Love You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you hope to dust this dusky jewel?
Original Lyrics:
Do you hope to pluck this dusky jewel?
Yardbirds', "Shapes of Things"
Misheard Lyrics:
Falling into your passing hands
Original Lyrics:
Falling into your possum's hands
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Dancing Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can dive
Original Lyrics:
You can jive
ABBA's, "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
I'll manage at midnight
Original Lyrics:
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
A man after midnight
Bee Gees', "Tragedy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hercules
When you're feeling strong and your pants are long
You're Hercules
Original Lyrics:
Tragedy
When the feeling's gone and you can't go on
It's a tragedy
Christopher Cross', "Never Be the Same"
Misheard Lyrics:
Parlez-vous love
Original Lyrics:
I live alone
And try so hard to rise above.
Elvis Presley's, "Moody Blue"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bowie Kuhn
Original Lyrics:
Moody blue
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then a man with verdigris stood by her side
Original Lyrics:
Then a man of low degree stood by her side.
Johnny Nash's, "I Can See Clearly Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's gonna be a pride (pride)
Pride
Pride sunshiny Dave
Original Lyrics:
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright
Bright sunshiny day
Starland Vocal Band's, "Afternoon Delight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I always saw the fish were jumping but they didn't bite.
Original Lyrics:
I always thought a fish could not be caught who didn't bite.
The Eagles', "Take It Easy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Flathead Ford
Original Lyrics:
Flatbed Ford
The Police's, "Walking on the Moon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sans blesser (French for without hurting) I'm wishing my days away
Original Lyrics:
Some may say I'm wishing my days away
 
1980s
Air Supply's, "Sweet Dreams"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna see if tonight is my sweet dream
Original Lyrics:
I wanna see you tonight in my sweet dreams
Bananarama's, "Cruel Summer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Crude summer
Original Lyrics:
Cruel summer
Christopher Cross', "Ride Like the Wind"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then it was time to do as I was told
Original Lyrics:
Never was the kind to do as I was told
Cyndi Lauper's, "Time After Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Soon came some mammaries
Original Lyrics:
Suitcase of memories
David Bowie's, "Modern Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Church on time - That reminds me
Church on time - Makes me vomit.
Original Lyrics:
Church on time - terrifies me
Church on time - makes me party.
Def Leppard's, "Animal"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I want, and I need, and I love, animals
Original Lyrics:
And I want, and I need, and I lust, animal
Genesis', "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Denied, denied, denied
Original Lyrics:
Tonight, tonight, tonight
John Lennon's, "Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
On the wings of a shot
Original Lyrics:
For the other half of the sky
Newcleus', "Jam On It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Zamboni! Zamboni!
Zam-chik-chik-chik-chik-zamboni!
Original Lyrics:
Jam on it! Jam on it!
Jam-j-j-j-j-jam on it!
REO Speedwagon's, "Take It on the Run"
Misheard Lyrics:
They say you got a boyfriend
You're rotten every weekend.
Original Lyrics:
They say you got a boyfriend
You're out late every weekend.
Ratt's, "Round and Round"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tied to the bills, of business sales
Original Lyrics:
Tighten our belts, abuse ourselves
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Taste The Pain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now you're not too shy
[and]
With a powerful plastic spoon
For the way you taste the pain
Original Lyrics:
I am not alive
[and]
Funny how the price gets paid
Walk away and taste the pain
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Taste the Pain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now you're not too shy
Original Lyrics:
I am not alive
The Jam's, "That's Entertainment"
Misheard Lyrics:
A posh car and a screamin' siren
New magic Dylan ripped-up cornflakes
Original Lyrics:
A police car and a screamin' siren
Pneumatic drill and ripped-up concrete
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
I blessed Lorraine's down in Africa
Original Lyrics:
I blessed the rains down in Africa
 
1990s
Nirvana's, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hum a lot now. I'm a wino, a school teacher, I'm a beater, yeah!
Original Lyrics:
A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido, yeah!
Spin Doctors', "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cinnamon candy bra
Original Lyrics:
Little miss can't be wrong
 
2000s
Aaron Carter's, "Not Too Young, Not Too Old"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can take it in the a--h---
Woo, your boobs
Make me want to f---
Paddle on the rollerblades
You callin' me a punk?
Original Lyrics:
We can take it to the asphalt
Shoot some hoops
Can you slam dunk the funk
Battle on the rollerblades
You callin' me a punk?
Alicia Keys', "Empire State of Mind"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pasty jungle where peas are made of.
Original Lyrics:
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
Daughtry's, "It's Not Over"
Misheard Lyrics:
This love is Kellan me
Original Lyrics:
This love is killin' me
Eminem's, "Beautiful"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be you blue suede shoes
Original Lyrics:
I'll be you; let's trade shoes
Green Day's, "Letterbomb"
Misheard Lyrics:
The televisions are extortionists
Original Lyrics:
The town bishop is an extortionist
Green Day's, "Letterbomb"
Misheard Lyrics:
There is nothing left in their eyes
Original Lyrics:
There is nothing left to analyze
Green Day's, "She's a Rebel"
Misheard Lyrics:
From Toronto to Toronto, she's the one that they call old whatsername
Original Lyrics:
From Chicago to Toronto, she's the one that they call old whatsername
Green Day's, "St. Jimmy"
Misheard Lyrics:
And a little baggy, too
Original Lyrics:
And a little bag of dope
Scissor Sisters', "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe I could muster up a little sultry Dennis Quaid
Original Lyrics:
Maybe I could muster up a little soft shoe gentle sway.
 
2010s
Bruno Mars', "Uptown Funk"
Misheard Lyrics:
This one for Ken's hood girls, them good girls
Straight nasty pieces
Original Lyrics:
This one for them hood girls, them good girls
Straight masterpieces
Katy Perry's, "Dark Horse"
Misheard Lyrics:
So you wanna play with my cheek?
Original Lyrics:
So you wanna play with magic?
Maroon 5's, "Moves Like Jagger"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kiss me tell choke
Original Lyrics:
Kiss me 'til you're drunk
Meghan Trainor's, "All About That Bass"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass
No trouble
Original Lyrics:
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass
No treble
Taylor Swift's, "Back to December"
Misheard Lyrics:
I go back to diss Amber all the time.
Original Lyrics:
I go back to December all the time.
 
country
Billy Ray Cyrus', "Achy Breaky Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can tell your doctor 'bout my leg.
Original Lyrics:
You can tell your dog to bite my leg.
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