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Misheard Lyrics

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
Brenda Lee's, "I'm Sorry"
Misheard Lyrics:
You tell me you ride
All the lands of Kenya
But I don't ride
The wrong that's been done
Original Lyrics:
You tell me mistakes
Are part of being young
But that don't right
The wrong that's been done
Disney's 'The Jungle Book''s, "The Bear Necessities"
Misheard Lyrics:
Forget about your worries and your stripes
Original Lyrics:
Forget about your worries and your strife
Led Zeppelin's, "Living Loving Maid"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a purple operator and a fifty-nine
Original Lyrics:
With a purple umbrella and a fifty-cent hat
 
1970s
ABBA's, "The Winner Takes It All"
Misheard Lyrics:
A victim or it's small
Original Lyrics:
A big thing or a small
Boston's, "Peace of Mind"
Misheard Lyrics:
And you wanna rumble tumble
Original Lyrics:
And you wanna run but somehow
Boston's, "Peace of Mind"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now if you think you've had enough of the tunes you've been playin'
Original Lyrics:
Now if you're feelin' kinda low 'bout the dues you've been payin'
Dj Earworm's, "United States of Pop 2009"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm number one
Original Lyrics:
I know you want
Electric Light Orchestra's, "Sweet Talkin' Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Insufficient dater coming through
Original Lyrics:
Insufficient data coming through
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout uranium
Original Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in
Nazareth's, "Hair of the Dog"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's what the bee-atch do!
Original Lyrics:
Time's come to pay your dues.
Steve Miller Band's, "Jet Airliner"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please don't turn that light off.
Original Lyrics:
Big old jet airliner
Supertramp's, "The Logical Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Presentable, affectionable
Original Lyrics:
Presentable, a vegetable
The Allman Brothers Band's, "Ramblin' Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
And they were havin' a good time down on the bayou bog
Original Lyrics:
And they were havin' a good time down on the bayou, Lord
The Hollies', "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress"
Misheard Lyrics:
A pair of .45's made me open my eyes
Original Lyrics:
A pair of tawny thighs made me open my eyes
 
1980s
Bananarama's, "Venus?"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm your anus, I'm on fire.
You're a crier.
Original Lyrics:
I'm your Venus, I'm your fire
At your desire
Bryan Adams', "Summer of '69"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jimmy Cliff & Joni got married
Original Lyrics:
Jimmy quit and Jodie got married
Cali Swag District's, "Teach Me How to Dougie"
Misheard Lyrics:
teach new tricks to Bobby
Original Lyrics:
teach me how to dougie
Dire Straits', "Sultans of Swing"
Misheard Lyrics:
We are consultants, we're the Consultants of Swing
Original Lyrics:
We're the sultans, we are the Sultans of Swing.
Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram's, "Somewhere Out There"
Misheard Lyrics:
Somewhere out there, if love can seat us through
When we'll be together, somewhere out there
How where dreams come true
Original Lyrics:
Somewhere out there, if love can see us through
Then we'll be together, somewhere out there
Out where dreams come true
Patti Austin and James Ingram's, "Baby, Come to Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Spending every time to keep you talking on the line
Original Lyrics:
Spending every dime to keep you taking on the line
Queen's, "Flash"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dispatch Mork and Ajax
To bring back his body.
Original Lyrics:
Dispatch war rocket Ajax
To bring back his body.
Queen's, "Flash"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dispatch Warika Ajax
To bring back his body.
Original Lyrics:
Dispatch war rocket Ajax
To bring back his body.
Richard Marx's, "Right Here Waiting"
Misheard Lyrics:
I hear the laughter
I taste the Cheers
Original Lyrics:
I hear the laughter
I taste the tears
Starship's, "We Built This City"
Misheard Lyrics:
Police have got the tote board
The wind just loves to beat
Original Lyrics:
Police have got the choke hold
And we just lost the beat.
Starship's, "We Built This City"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who rides the wrecking ball into parked cars?
Original Lyrics:
Who rides the wrecking ball into our guitars?
The Go-Gos', "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Misheard Lyrics:
Allez sous-ciel
Original Lyrics:
Our lips are sealed.
Violent Femmes', "Blister in the Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lemme go home
I have a mistress and a son.
Original Lyrics:
Lemme go on
Like a blister in the sun.
Whitney Houston's, "I'm Your Baby Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the one that pisses on every single one,
I'll be your angel like Benny and niggle
Was it then you wanna smile
Original Lyrics:
I don't want the pieces, I want every single part,
I'll be your angel, I'm ready and able,
Whatever you want is fine
 
1990s
Dj Earworm's, "Mash Up For What"
Misheard Lyrics:
condon to the one
Original Lyrics:
London to Taiwan
Joey Diggs', "Always Coca-Cola"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whenever there's a beat, there's always a plum.
Original Lyrics:
Whenever there's a beat, there's always a drum.
Nelson's, "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't she see until I give up the fight
Original Lyrics:
Can't she see I'll never give up the fight
Nelson's, "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection"
Misheard Lyrics:
I give up my bride to save it from me anymore
'Cause I can't live without your love
Original Lyrics:
I'd give up my pride to save it from being alone
'Cause I can't live without your love
Radiohead's, "Creep"
Misheard Lyrics:
she's running out the ghetto
Original Lyrics:
She's running out again.
Smashing Pumpkins', "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
Misheard Lyrics:
Despite all my age, I am still just a brat on a stage
Original Lyrics:
Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage.
The Beautiful South's, "Perfect 10"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd rather watch to turn you Buddha
But it hurts to feel second-hand
Original Lyrics:
I bought a watch to time your beauty
But I had to fit a second hand
Vanessa Williams', "Colors of the Wind"
Misheard Lyrics:
You think you want whatever land you land on
Original Lyrics:
You think you own whatever land you land on
 
2000s
3 Doors Down's, "Here Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
The mouths just keep rolling
Original Lyrics:
The miles just keep rolling
3 Doors Down's, "Here Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
but all the mouths that separate
Original Lyrics:
but all the miles that separate
50 Cent's, "In Da Club"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's feeling my 'stache she's feeling my flow.
Original Lyrics:
She's feeling my style she's feeling my flow.
Black Eyed Peas', "Meet Me Half Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
sell the seven seas
Original Lyrics:
sail the seven seas
Misheard Lyrics:
Got me look like David cupid sending arrows from above
Original Lyrics:
Don't it look like baby cupid sent her arrows from above?
Jay-Z's, "Empire State of Mind"
Misheard Lyrics:
If Jesus paying LeBron
Original Lyrics:
If Jeezy's paying LeBron
Jewel's, "Intuition"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the cows that rule this land
Original Lyrics:
All the powers that rule this land.
Misheard Lyrics:
Fueling up on weed and whiskey.
Original Lyrics:
Fueling up on cocaine and whiskey.
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "By the Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh, ah! Kissin' in the mystic.
Original Lyrics:
Ooh, ah! Kissed ya then I missed ya!
Tay Zonday's, "Chocolate Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chocolate Rain
Flippin' cows in France the other night
Original Lyrics:
Chocolate Rain
Flippin' cars in France the other night
 
2010s
Daft Punk's, "Get Lucky"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm up all night to watch Rocky
Original Lyrics:
I'm up all night to get lucky
Lukas Plöchl's, "Oida Taunz"
Misheard Lyrics:
Allah Taunts
Original Lyrics:
Oida Taunz (Alter Tanz, engl.: Dance, man!)
Voltaire's, "Riding a Black Unicorn..."
Misheard Lyrics:
alone and uncold
Original Lyrics:
alone in the cold
 
country
Lynn Anderson's, "Rose Garden"
Misheard Lyrics:
So smile for a while and let's be Charlie
Original Lyrics:
So smile for a while and let's be jolly
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