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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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July 13
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Only in America" (Due July 20)

On Friday July 20th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright. On Friday July 20th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright. (Comments & Parodies)

July 6
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One Week Notice is our weekly challenge for as many people as possible to write and submit a parody of the same song on the same day! This week-- "Matilda Mother" by Pink Floyd, due for July 13 publication. Lyrics, YouTube video and details in link. (Comments & Parodies)

June 26
ONE WEEK NOTICE - "So Lonely"

The AMIRIGHT REUNION is coming up this JUNE 29th so why not combine that with a POLICE SONG that has never been on AMIRIGHT BEFORE!!! All you need to do is take the song "So Lonely" and make it about recreational activities (vacations, relaxation, etc) and make sure that it shows up on FRIDAY JUNE 29th!!! (Comments & Parodies)

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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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Misheard Lyrics -> Latest Entries

 
1960s
The Beatles', "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lucy bleeding with the diamonds
Original Lyrics:
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
The Lovin' Spoonful's, "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Say yes to one and let the other one lie
Original Lyrics:
Say yes to one and let the other one ride
 
1970s
Jackson 5's, "I Want You Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every street you walk on I leave s*** stains on the ground.
Original Lyrics:
Every street you walk on I leave tear stains on the ground.
Olivia Newton John's, "Let Me Be There"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let me be there in the morning
Let me be there in the night
Let me take my yellow swan
And make it white
Original Lyrics:
Let me be there in the morning
Let me be there in the night
Let me take whatever's wrong
And make it right
Pink Floyd's, "One Of These Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
One of these days I’m gonna dance with the evil beast
Original Lyrics:
One of these days I'm gonna cut you into little pieces
Steve Miller Band's, "Jet Airliner"
Misheard Lyrics:
We got Chad and lineup.
Original Lyrics:
Big old jet airliner!
UK Subs', "Stranglehold"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got a stranglehold on me
Got a stranglehold on me
Got a stranglehold on me
Strap a whore
Original Lyrics:
Got a stranglehold on me
Got a stranglehold on me
Got a stranglehold on me
Stranglehold
 
1980s
Adam And The Ants', "Kings of the Wild Frontier"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hitler is a redskin
Suffering from centuries of babies
Original Lyrics:
There is a redskin suffering
From centuries of taming.
Bronski Beat's, "Smalltown Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
But the answer you see
Original Lyrics:
But the answers you seek
Culture Club's, "Karma Chameleon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Red-Golden bees Red-Golden bees
Original Lyrics:
Red, gold and green
Red, gold and green
Def Leppard's, "Armageddon It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are you gated
Original Lyrics:
Are you getting it
Department S's, "Is Vic There?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Say, is Vic dead?
Original Lyrics:
Say, is Vic there?
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts', "I Love Rock N Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put another dollar in a shoebox, baby
Original Lyrics:
Put another dime in the jukebox, baby
Les Miserables', "Master of the House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Monster of the house
Original Lyrics:
Master of the House
The Kings', "This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dig it, there's life out there
Original Lyrics:
taking the glide path instead
The Passions', "I'm In Love With A German Film Star "
Misheard Lyrics:
Sitting in a corner with a pervert ghost
Original Lyrics:
Sitting in a corner in imperfect clothes
 
1990s
Beck's, "Loser"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sun over Benidorm
Original Lyrics:
Soy un perdedor
C & C Music Factory's, "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"
Misheard Lyrics:
C'mon, let's set!
Stay!
Original Lyrics:
C'mon, let's sweat!
Sweat!
Frank Black's, "Men In Black"
Misheard Lyrics:
Classic camcorder song, everything
Original Lyrics:
Classic camcorder I saw everything
Frank Black's, "Men In Black"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm washing my back
I'm wearing my hesitation
From the men in black
Are they gay or is it my boy Nixon?
Original Lyrics:
I'm watching my back
I'm waiting my visitation
From the men in black
Are they grey or is it my own nation?
Nalin & Kane's, "Beachball"
Misheard Lyrics:
Be f**king ready, be f**king ready.
Original Lyrics:
People get ready, people get ready.
Sammy Kershaw's, "Cadillac Style"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I dated Burt Reynolds and I dated Tom Selleck
Original Lyrics:
Well I ain't Burt Reynolds And I ain't Tom Sellick
Vengaboys', "We Like To Party"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got noodles for you
Original Lyrics:
I've got news for you
 
2000s
Busted's, "What I Go to School For"
Misheard Lyrics:
Schoolgirls aren't that fancy
Not like Miss Mackenzie
Original Lyrics:
Girlfriends I've had plenty
None like Miss Mackenzie
Gwen Stefani's, "Sweet Escape"
Misheard Lyrics:
If my good scape
Original Lyrics:
If I could escape
KT Tunstall's, "Silent Sea"
Misheard Lyrics:
Floating on emotion and confused
Original Lyrics:
Floating on an ocean and confused
KT Tunstell's, "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I got a hold for the world to see
Original Lyrics:
Now I got a hole for the world to see
Katie Tunstall's, "Black Horse and Cherry Tree"
Misheard Lyrics:
I furdled in fear put my back and said
Don't look back just keep on walking
Original Lyrics:
I felt a little fear upon my back and said
Don't look back just keep on walking
Katie Tunstall's, "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
Misheard Lyrics:
And my hot head a problem in the early out so stopped it dead for a beat up tree
Original Lyrics:
And my heart had a problem in the early hours so stopped it dead for a beat or two
Katie Tunstall's, "Suddenly I See"
Misheard Lyrics:
What the head it means so much to me
Original Lyrics:
Why the hell it means so much to me
Mariah Carey 's, "I Stay In Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I try to front like I will
Each time you f*** around
Original Lyrics:
And I try to front like "oh well"
Each time you let me down
Mcfly's, "Mr Brightside"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chelsea
Turning sex into a scene
Original Lyrics:
Jealousy
Turning saints into the sea
Nickelback's, "Rockstar"
Misheard Lyrics:
With today's dictionary and an Isuzu
Original Lyrics:
With the latest dictionary of Today's who's who
Strong Bad's, "Dangeresque Theme"
Misheard Lyrics:
With an Aldo at his side, he'll have an Aldo at his side
Original Lyrics:
With Renaldo at his side, he'll have Renaldo at his side
T.I. feat Rihanna's, "My Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a big f***in' slut
Original Lyrics:
I'm a paper chaser
Weebl's, "Crabs"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone will look at me and say I've got a mouth full of crap
Original Lyrics:
Everyone will look at me and say I've got a mouth full of crabs
Wilson Phillips', "Release Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you release pee?
Original Lyrics:
Can you release me?
 
2010s
KT Tunstall's, "Silent Sea"
Misheard Lyrics:
On a silent seal
Original Lyrics:
On a silent sea, ohhh
Lights', "Ice"
Misheard Lyrics:
My love is frozen so I can't even speak
Original Lyrics:
My mouth is frozen so I can't even speak
Marina's, "Glam Pop"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't wanna pump your ride
Original Lyrics:
I don't wanna pop you right
Marina's, "Glam Pop"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ready or talking
Original Lyrics:
Radio top 10
Mike Tompkins', "Just the Way You Are"
Misheard Lyrics:
But not till I punch my mom.
Original Lyrics:
But not till I get the punch line wrong.
Pink's, "Just Like Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gimme the money, money, money.
Original Lyrics:
We can get 'em running, running, running
Skrillex & The Doors', "Break'n a Sweat"
Misheard Lyrics:
Greatest freak-out.
Original Lyrics:
Alright, this is the breakdown.
Twirl's, "The Things We Do For Fashion"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll squeeze my baby to the shoes still we play
Original Lyrics:
I'll squeeze my feet in those shoes till they bleed
Twirl's, "The Things We Do For Fashion"
Misheard Lyrics:
We don't lie, we don't lie
Original Lyrics:
We don't mind, we don't mind
 
country
David Ball's, "Thinkin' Problem"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yes I admit I've got a drinkin' problem
Original Lyrics:
Yes I admit I've got a thinkin' problem.
Tracy Byrd's, "Watermelon Crawl"
Misheard Lyrics:
I heard a great big sneeze from a small little mare
Original Lyrics:
I heard a welcome speech from a small-town mayor.
 
misc
Misheard Lyrics:
José, can you flee, buy the Don's pearly flights
But so proudly we fail at the toilet's fast cleaning...
Lose bright stripes and gnawed parts...
And the pocket's dead flair, the bombs thirsting for heir...
O'er the hand of the pee and the poem of the grave.
Original Lyrics:
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming
Whose broad stripes and bright stars...
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air...
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Traditional's, "Home on the Range"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh bring me a whore
Original Lyrics:
Oh give me a home
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