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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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1950s
The Platters', "The Great Pretender"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, oh oh yes
I'm the great pre-teddy bear.
Original Lyrics:
Oh, oh oh yes
I'm the great pretender.
 
1960s
Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Up Around the Bend"
Misheard Lyrics:
Leave the sink and sh*t behind
Original Lyrics:
Leave the sinkin' ship behind.
Del Shannon's, "Runaway"
Misheard Lyrics:
To the bottom, I feel the pain
Original Lyrics:
Tears are falling, and I feel the pain
Led Zeppelin's, "Battle of Evermore"
Misheard Lyrics:
A year, or is it thunder, down in the valley below
Original Lyrics:
I hear the horses thunder down in the valley below
Santana's, "Evil Ways"
Misheard Lyrics:
With Jean and Joan and a boh la to
Original Lyrics:
With Gene and Joan and a-who knows who
The Beatles', "The Ballad of John and Yoko"
Misheard Lyrics:
Look around Paul say, "You can make it OK..."
Original Lyrics:
Peter Brown called to say, "You can make it OK..."
The Murmaids', "Popsicles and Icicles"
Misheard Lyrics:
He loves knee highs and brown eyes
Original Lyrics:
He loves Levis and brown eyes
 
1970s
Dazz Band's, "Let It Whip"
Misheard Lyrics:
Five six seven and ninety two
Original Lyrics:
I sense something divine in you
Dazz Band's, "Let It Whip"
Misheard Lyrics:
We both are here in Africa
Original Lyrics:
We both are here to have the fun
Dazz Band's, "Let It Whip"
Misheard Lyrics:
We both are here in Africa
Original Lyrics:
We both are here to have the fun
Elton John's, "Bennie And The Jets"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey kids, listen to the latest sound
I didn't come here just to contemplate the weather
Everybody's talkin' now,
So stick around
Original Lyrics:
Hey kids, shake it loose together
The spotlight's hitting something
That's been known to change the weather
We'll kill the fatted calf tonight
So stick around
Jim Croce's, "You Don't Mess Around with Jim"
Misheard Lyrics:
You don't pull the mask off the Ozone Ranger
Original Lyrics:
You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger
Kim Carnes', "Betty Davis Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got better days aside.
Original Lyrics:
She's got Betty Davis eyes.
Linda Ronstadt's, "Blue Bayou"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put it where the Sun don't shine.
Original Lyrics:
Working till the Sun don't shine.
Pink Floyd's, "Have a Cigar"
Misheard Lyrics:
And did we tell you the name of the game, boy?
We could be riding the gravy train.
Original Lyrics:
And did we tell you the name of the game, boy?
We call it 'Riding The Gravy Train'.
Queen's, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Misheard Lyrics:
Little high, little lore
Original Lyrics:
Little high, little low
Santana's, "Evil Ways"
Misheard Lyrics:
With Jean and Joan and a buloo too.
Original Lyrics:
With Jean and Joan and who knows who
The Jam's, "Eton Rifles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Eat some Rice Balls, eat some Rice Balls
Original Lyrics:
Eton rifles, Eton rifles
The Who's, "Won't Get Fooled Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
We were liberated from the poet's song!
Original Lyrics:
We were liberated from the fold that's all.
 
1980s
Billy Ocean's, "Caribean Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Carry me quick
Original Lyrics:
Caribean Queen
Cyndi Lauper's, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the world gets gay, it's fun!
Oh girls just wanna have fun!
Original Lyrics:
When the working day is done,
Oh girls just wanna have fun.
Dazz Band's, "Let It Whip"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd love to be at your command
Original Lyrics:
I'd love to be your joker man
Golden Earring's, "Twilight Zone"
Misheard Lyrics:
And you were all alone when the bullet hit the phone.
Original Lyrics:
So you will come to know when the bullet hits the bone.
Kentucky Headhunters', "Dumas Walker"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's got a photographic mind
Original Lyrics:
He's got a photogenic mind
Megadeth's, "Peace Sells, But Who's Buying"
Misheard Lyrics:
Peace sells, for the fire
Original Lyrics:
Peace sells, but who's buying?
Motley Crue's, "Kickstart My Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Skydive naked
From an aeroplane
Or livin' with a
Body full of metal springs
Original Lyrics:
Skydive naked
From an aeroplane
Or a lady with a
Body from outerspace
Styx's, "Mr. Roboto"
Misheard Lyrics:
My heart is human
My blood is boiling
My brain a B.M.
Original Lyrics:
My heart is human
My blood is boiling
My brain IBM.
The Go Gos', "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Misheard Lyrics:
I like Cecil.
Original Lyrics:
Our lips are sealed.
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sure as Killem and Jerome rises like a lepress
Above the savage in me
Original Lyrics:
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus
Above the Serengeti.
 
1990s
Bruce Springsteen's, "Linda Let Me Be the One"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wendell let me be the one
Original Lyrics:
Linda let me be the one
David Sanborn's, "Bang Bang"
Misheard Lyrics:
cornbread...?.....and chitterlings
Original Lyrics:
Cornbread, hog maws and chitlings
Pearl Jam's, "Rear View Mirror"
Misheard Lyrics:
Selfies, so much clearer.
Original Lyrics:
Saw things so much clearer.
R.E.M.'s, "Nightswimming"
Misheard Lyrics:
Side by side in orbit around the ferrous sun.
Original Lyrics:
Side by side in orbit around the fairest sun.
Seal's, "Kiss from a Rose"
Misheard Lyrics:
kiss on the nose by a snake
Original Lyrics:
kiss from a rose on the grey.
 
2000s
Justin Timberlake's, "SexyBack"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who's a sexy cow?
Original Lyrics:
Get your sexy on.
Lady Gaga's, "Poker Face"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got to love nobody
Original Lyrics:
She's got me like nobody
Phil Collins', "Fancy"
Misheard Lyrics:
remember my lame
Original Lyrics:
remember my name
R.E.M.'s, "Wanderlust"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want to kiss the astronauts when they sit next to me
Original Lyrics:
I want to kiss the astronauts when they salute to me
Scooter's, "Weekend"
Misheard Lyrics:
P'on the mic
I'm the noodle
The destination is Zulu
Original Lyrics:
P'on the mic
I'm the Voodoo
The destination is Zulu
Under17's, "Tenbatsu Angel Rabbie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tin pots, tin pots, tin pots
Original Lyrics:
Tenbatsu tenbatsu tenbatsu
 
2010s
Charli XCX's, "Boom Clap"
Misheard Lyrics:
Boom clap
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and nananananana
Original Lyrics:
Boom clap
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Ed Sheeran's, "Sing"
Misheard Lyrics:
singing "We Found Love" in an open grave
Original Lyrics:
singing "We Found Love" in a local rave
Paolo Nutini's, "Iron Sky"
Misheard Lyrics:
Screw the science guy
Original Lyrics:
Through this iron sky
Pharrell Williams', "Marilyn Monroe"
Misheard Lyrics:
damn diarrea, it's happening again
Original Lyrics:
Dear diary, it's happenin' again
Psy's, "Hangover"
Misheard Lyrics:
pullover pullover
Original Lyrics:
hangover hangover
Sia's, "Chandelier "
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier
Original Lyrics:
I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier
Studio Killers', "Jenny"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why I wear your lipstick so up-done
Original Lyrics:
Why I borrow your lipstick so often
Taylor Swift's, "Shake It Off"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's what beetles eat!
Original Lyrics:
That's what they'll see!
 
misc
The Bobert Experience's, "Dumped"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got pumped and I smelt really bad
Original Lyrics:
I got dumped and I felt really bad
Train's, "Drive By"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just a shy guy looking forward to my Hefty bag of home fries a-a-a-a-ah love!
Original Lyrics:
Just a shy guy looking for a two ply hefty bag to hold my love.
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