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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
The Beatles', "Across the Universe"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jack aru David
Original Lyrics:
Jai guru deva om
The Turtles', "Happy Together"
Misheard Lyrics:
Imagine me and you au deux
Original Lyrics:
Imagine me and you, I do
Theme Songs', "Speed Racer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dopey racer, dopey racer, dopey racer ho!
Original Lyrics:
Go Speed Racer, go Speed Racer, go Speed Racer go!
 
1970s
Barry Manilow's, "Copacabana (At The Copa)"
Misheard Lyrics:
His name was Weako
Original Lyrics:
His name was Rico
Barry Manilow's, "Weekend in New England"
Misheard Lyrics:
I feel brave and dairy
Original Lyrics:
I feel brave and daring
Billy Preston's, "Nothing from Nothing"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not tryin' to be Dosie Doe
Original Lyrics:
I'm not tryin' to be your hero
Blondie's, "One Way or Another"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lead you to the supermarket, check out some vegetables
Original Lyrics:
Lead you to the supermarket checkout some specials
C.M.U.'s, "Heart of the Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
And we can kiss this f***ing world goodbye
Original Lyrics:
And we can kiss this mocking world goodbye
Grand Funk Railroad's, "We're An American Band"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ate some taquitos in Omaha
Original Lyrics:
Four young chiquitas in Omaha.
Harry Nilsson's, "Everybody's Talkin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Going where the weather soothes my soul
Original Lyrics:
Going where the weather suits my clothes
Kamahl's, "For the Good TImes "
Misheard Lyrics:
Lay your head upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender potty
Close to mine
Original Lyrics:
Lay your head upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body
Close to mine
Lynyrd Skynyrd's, "Sweet Home Alabama"
Misheard Lyrics:
Miss m'whole family once again, and I think it's a sin.
Original Lyrics:
I miss Alabamy once again
And I think it's a sin, yes.
Neil Diamond's, "If You Know What I Mean"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the radio played a forgotten old tune
Original Lyrics:
And the radio played like a carnival tune
Paul McCartney's, "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"
Misheard Lyrics:
I had another look and I had a cup of tea and a butterpie!
(A whattapie? She wouldn't put it in her mouth so I put it in her pie! Oh alright!)
Original Lyrics:
I had another look and I had a cup of tea and a butterpie!
(Butterpie? The butter wouldn't melt so I put it in the pie. Alright!)
Rod Stewart's, "The Killing of Georgie, Part I and II"
Misheard Lyrics:
A story comes from Mike, a friend of mine
Original Lyrics:
A story comes to mind of a friend of mine
Sex Pistols', "Anarchy in the UK"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause I wanna be Anarchy No Doug Funnie
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I wanna be Anarchy No dogsbody
Starbuck's, "Moonlight Feels Right"
Misheard Lyrics:
Moonlight
At night.
Original Lyrics:
Moonlight
Feels right.
The Ramones', "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nothing to do, no way to go home
Original Lyrics:
Nothing to do, nowhere to go-ho
 
1980s
Bananarama's, "Cruel Summer"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a cool (cool), cool summer
Leave a meat here on my own
It's a cool (It's a cool), cool summer
Now you're gone
Original Lyrics:
It's a cruel (cruel), cruel summer
Leaving me here on my own
It's a cruel (It's a cruel), cruel summer
Now you're gone
Bananarama's, "I Heard a Rumor"
Misheard Lyrics:
I heard a Roomba
Who said you have a broken heart?
Original Lyrics:
I Heard a Rumor
They say you have a broken heart
David Bowie's, "Ashes to Ashes"
Misheard Lyrics:
What I need's to break the ice
Original Lyrics:
Want an axe to break the ice
Greg Kihn Band's, "Reunited"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fly United, with my baby
Uh uh uh...
Original Lyrics:
Reunited, with my baby
Uh uh uh...
Judas Priest's, "Livin' After Midnight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rockin' through the door
Original Lyrics:
Rockin' 'til the dawn
Queen's, "Another One Bites the Dust"
Misheard Lyrics:
Buy a dachshund!
Original Lyrics:
Bite the dust, yeah!
R.E.M's, "Gardening At Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
They said I couldn't be a man
Original Lyrics:
They said it couldn't be arranged
REO Speedwagon's, "In Your Letter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Inuleda! Oooh, Inuleda!
Original Lyrics:
In your letter! Oooh, in your letter!
Run DMC's, "Ghostbusters"
Misheard Lyrics:
The wife's at work and I'm home jerkin'
I just love my boys
Original Lyrics:
The wife's at work and I'm no jerk
And I just left my boys
The Kinks', "Come Dancing"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know together we would think she never could,
But if I asked her I wonder if she would,
Original Lyrics:
She knows they get away with things she never could,
But if I asked her I wonder if she would,
The Police's, "Canary in a Coalmine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mary is a coalmine
Original Lyrics:
Canary in a coal mine.
 
1990s
Beck's, "Loser"
Misheard Lyrics:
Soul of a predator
Original Lyrics:
Soy un perdedor
Blind Melon's, "Galaxie"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I'm not a Polaroid frame, and I'm not blame.
Original Lyrics:
But I'm not appalled or afraid, verbal pocket play.
Counting Crows', "Hangin' Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
She said "right now I'm so f***ed"
Original Lyrics:
She sat right down on the sofa
Pavement's, "Cut Your Hair"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fortunate name of Korea Korea Korea
Original Lyrics:
Fortune and fame's our career, career, career
Soundgarden's, "Fell on Black Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
She don't mind the change
Original Lyrics:
I sure don't mind a change
Tom Waits', "Sixteen Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna will you into killing
Original Lyrics:
Gonna whittle you into kindling.
Tracy Chapman's, "Mountains 'O Things"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be dreaming of lima beans
And mountains
Oh mountains o' things
Original Lyrics:
I'll be dreaming of a live of ease
And mountains
Oh mountains o' things
 
2000s
30 Seconds To Mars', "The Fantasy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Traitor
Traitor
Traitor to believe
Traitor
Traitor to be
Original Lyrics:
Say it
Say it
Say what you believe
Say it
Say it to me
Beyonce and Shakira's, "Beautiful Liar"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's kill a farmer
Original Lyrics:
Let's not kill the karma
Green Day's, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wore cologne, I wore cologne
Original Lyrics:
I walk alone, I walk alone
Misheard Lyrics:
What this says for God
Original Lyrics:
What this is, forgot?
Weebl's, "Owls"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone is fond of vowels
Original Lyrics:
Everyone is fond of owls
 
2010s
30 Seconds To Mars', "Conquistador"
Misheard Lyrics:
A battle scar, cock he's the door
Original Lyrics:
A battle scarred conquistador
Kings of Leon's, "Manhattan"
Misheard Lyrics:
I like to dance all night and some of the day
Original Lyrics:
I like to dance all night, summons the day
Lady Gaga's, "Applause"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm eating applesauce
The sauce
The sauce
Original Lyrics:
I live for the applause applause applause
Lady Gaga's, "Paparazzi"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shadow is blurred, we dance and we twirl
My lashes are dry, bubble teardrops I cry
Original Lyrics:
Shadow is burnt, yellow dance in return
My lashes are dry, purple teardrops I cry
Lorde's, "Team"
Misheard Lyrics:
Live in ruins of vampires within my dreams
Original Lyrics:
Livin' in ruins of a palace within my dreams
Of Monsters and Men's, "Little Talk"
Misheard Lyrics:
So hold my hand on the barbeque, my dear.
Original Lyrics:
So hold my hand, I'll walk with you, my dear.
Robin Thicke's, "Blurred Lines"
Misheard Lyrics:
You wanna f*** me
What rhymes with f*** me
Original Lyrics:
You wanna hug me
What rhymes with hug me
Sara Bareilles', "Brave"
Misheard Lyrics:
Honest Abe, I want to see you be brave.
Original Lyrics:
Honestly, I want to see you be brave.
 
country
Roger Miller's, "King of the Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sailors for sale or rent
Original Lyrics:
Trailers for sale or rent
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