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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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Misheard Lyrics -> Latest Entries

 
1950s
Patti Page's, "Cross Over the Bridge"
Misheard Lyrics:
Leave your sticklebacks behind you
Original Lyrics:
Leave your fickle past behind you
 
1960s
Donovan's, "Sunshine Superman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Through the meadow green land Turningcott, you never know me.
Original Lyrics:
Superman or Green Lantern ain't got nothin' on me.
The Beatles', "Rock and Roll Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
I took my love you know across the track
So she could call my man a whale, in fact
Original Lyrics:
I took my loved one over across the tracks
So she could hear my man a-wail a sax
Zager & Evans', "In the Year 2525"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yes, it's time for the judgement day
Original Lyrics:
Guess it's time for the judgement day
 
1970s
AC/DC's, "Highway to Hell"
Misheard Lyrics:
Seasoned nigger
Original Lyrics:
Season ticket
Dave Loggins', "Please Come to Boston"
Misheard Lyrics:
And there's some stars who fell from the sky
Who live in a barn here
Original Lyrics:
And there's some stars that fell from the sky
Livin' up on the hill
Eddie Money's, "Two Tickets to Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got two chickens to paradise
Won't you pack your fags and leave tonight?
Original Lyrics:
I got two tickets to paradise
Won't you pack your bags, we'll leave tonight?
Elton John's, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can't trap me in your henhouse, I'm going back to my cloud.
Original Lyrics:
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough.
Elton John's, "Tiny Dancer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Goin' down the Hershey Highway
Original Lyrics:
Count the headlights on the highway.
Hap Palmer's, "Opposite "
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you do the Apples It?
Original Lyrics:
Can you do the Opposite?
Hap Palmer's, "Opposite "
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you do the Apples It?
Original Lyrics:
Can you do the opposite?
Queen's, "We Will Rock You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Buddy you're a boy maker, big night day...
Original Lyrics:
Budd you're boy make a big noise, playing....
Ricky Nelson's, "Garden Party"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, I went to a guardian parting
And reminisced with my old friends
Original Lyrics:
Well, I went to a Garden Party
To reminisce with my old friends
Rush's, "Fly By Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
My shift is a coming and I just can't pretend.
Original Lyrics:
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend.
 
1980s
Frida's, "I Know There's Something Going On"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know what you think by watching your mind
Original Lyrics:
I know what you think and what's in your mind
Level 42's, "Something About You"
Misheard Lyrics:
There is something about you baby, you are so bright
Original Lyrics:
There is something about you baby, you are so right
Madonna's, "Express Yourself"
Misheard Lyrics:
And when you're gone he might be ready
Original Lyrics:
And when you're gone he might regret it.
Madonna's, "Express Yourself"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make you feel like the queen of Rome
Original Lyrics:
Make you feel like a queen on a throne.
Madonna's, "Express Yourself"
Misheard Lyrics:
Think about the love he wants
Original Lyrics:
Think about the love he once had
Madonna's, "Express Yourself"
Misheard Lyrics:
What you need is to lift your head
Original Lyrics:
What you need is a big strong hand.
Madonna's, "Express Yourself"
Misheard Lyrics:
What you need is to place your head
Original Lyrics:
What you need is a big strong hand.
Madonna's, "Like a Prayer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Life for coursing
Original Lyrics:
Let the choir sing
REO Speedwagon's, "Keep On Loving You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Instead you lay still in my bed, all caught up in his scent.
Original Lyrics:
Instead you laid still in the grass, all coiled up and hissin'
Rush's, "Tom Sawyer"
Misheard Lyrics:
The world is, the world is
Love and like body.
Original Lyrics:
The world is, the world is
Love and life are deep.
The Jets', "You Got It All"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hearing me call you when
Out on inland
Original Lyrics:
Hearing me call, you went
Out on a limb.
Wang Chung's, "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
The ship of fun is sailing on
Original Lyrics:
The ship of fools is sailing on
 
1990s
BoDeans', "Closer to Free"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody wants to be closer to freak
Original Lyrics:
Everybody wants to be closer to free
Fastball's, "Out of My Head"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was waiting for an imitation
But it was hard to find
Original Lyrics:
I was waiting for an indication
It was hard to find
Meat Loaf's, "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)"
Misheard Lyrics:
A cheddar burrito
Original Lyrics:
You better believe it
Moby's, "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ears of a dog
Original Lyrics:
These open doors
Nelson's, "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can't live without your love and defection
Original Lyrics:
I can't live without your love and affection
Nelson's, "More Than Ever"
Misheard Lyrics:
All I ever wanted in a llama was a pretty face
Original Lyrics:
All I ever wanted in a lover was a pretty face
Nelson's, "Only Time Will Tell"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I really missed your snout
Original Lyrics:
But I really missed your smile
Soundgarden's, "Birth Ritual"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lyin' like Nedo I'm Forrest Gu-ump
Original Lyrics:
Lyin' like needles
On forest earth
The Offspring's, "All I Want"
Misheard Lyrics:
You gotta speak up and yell out defeat
Original Lyrics:
You gotta speak up and yell out your piece
The Prodigy's, "No Good (Start the Dance)"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're no wildebeest, I don't need nobody.
Don't need no one, that's no wildebeest
Original Lyrics:
You're no good for me, I don't need nobody.
Don't need no one, that's no good for me
The Rembrandts', "Just the Way It Is, Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
You spilled it out with blackened eyes
Original Lyrics:
You spelled it out in black and white
 
2000s
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm never gonna find your blanket
Original Lyrics:
I'm never gonna find you faking
Creed's, "One Last Breath"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm 16 from the edge and I'm sinking
Original Lyrics:
I'm 6 ft from the edge and I'm thinking
Flaming Lips', "The Impulse"
Misheard Lyrics:
And it steals like Muppets got a tennis mind
or
And it's dreams like Muppets gone and tennis mind
or
And it seems like Muffy's gone and tennis mind
or
And it streams like roughage on a tennis high
or
And it seems like nothing's got a tennis mind
Original Lyrics:
But it seems like nothing's gonna satisfy
Jennifer Love Hewitt's, "BareNaked"
Misheard Lyrics:
Huzzah!
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I'm...
Kylie Minogue's, "Love at First Sight"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was love on Fox 5
Original Lyrics:
It was love at first sight
 
2010s
L'il John's, "Get Low"
Misheard Lyrics:
Paul Brumlow is a wop.
Original Lyrics:
From the window to the wall
Lady Gaga's, "Judas"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just a horny fool, and baby it's so cool
Original Lyrics:
I'm just a Holy fool, and baby he's so cruel.
Linus' Blanket's, "Blanket Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Only feeling I found in you was some lettuce
Original Lyrics:
Only feeling I found in you was loneliness
Meghan Trainor's, "All About That Bass"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every itch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top
Original Lyrics:
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top
Meghan Trainor's, "Lips Are Moving"
Misheard Lyrics:
I might be yum, but I ain't stupid
Original Lyrics:
I might be young, but I ain't stupid
Muse's, "Revolt"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can crawl
(You can crawl!)
You can crawl
(You can crawl!)
Original Lyrics:
You can grow
(You can grow!)
You can grow
(You can grow!)
P!nk's, "Just Like Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
We can eat some raw eggs, raw eggs, raw eggs
Original Lyrics:
We came here to run it, run it, run it
Selena Gomez's, "Same Old Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm so sick of that same old glove, the kind that breaks your heart
Original Lyrics:
I'm so sick of that same old love, the kind that breaks your heart
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