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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
Dion and the Belmonts', "Runaround Sue"
Misheard Lyrics:
A touch of my hand and these girls won't be friends
Original Lyrics:
The touch of her hair and this girl's warm embrace
Lulu's, "I'm a Tiger"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a tigirl
Original Lyrics:
I'm a tiger
Movie Scripts', "The Teacher's Pet"
Misheard Lyrics:
He works Ensure
Original Lyrics:
He works, I'm sure
Rolling Stones', "Honky Tonk Women"
Misheard Lyrics:
Honkey tonk philly!
Original Lyrics:
Honky tonk woman
Rolling Stones', "Route 66"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nixon, Moscow, San Bernadino
Original Lyrics:
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino
The Supremes', "Baby Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby love, my baby love, I need ya', oh how I need your love
Original Lyrics:
Baby love, my baby love, I need ya', oh how I need ya'
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
a window wake
Original Lyrics:
Mbube
 
1970s
Blondie's, "Heart of Glass"
Misheard Lyrics:
Once I had a love. He was full of gas
Shot it all out. Broke the heart of glass
Original Lyrics:
Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Cheech & Chong's, "Basketball Jones"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got my booze and ex lax
Original Lyrics:
I've got more moves than ex lax
Deep Purple's, "Smoke on the Water"
Misheard Lyrics:
Snow covered horses
Original Lyrics:
Smoke on the water
Earth, Wind & Fire's, "September"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fall n all
Original Lyrics:
Ba-de-ya
Earth, Wind & Fire's, "September"
Misheard Lyrics:
Son, do you remember?
Original Lyrics:
Say do you remember
Elvis Presley's, "Way Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cake down
Original Lyrics:
Way down
Fleetwood Mac's, "Go Your Own Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can comb it under every day
Original Lyrics:
You can call it another lonely day
Nazareth's, "Hair of the Dog"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turpentine and poison ivy
Original Lyrics:
Talkin jivey poison ivy
Steely Dan's, "Don't Take Me Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a bar keepers son
Original Lyrics:
I'm a bookkeeper's son.
The Four Seasons', "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)"
Misheard Lyrics:
As I recall I cleaned out my Deuce Coupe
Original Lyrics:
As I recall it ended much too soon
 
1980s
Christopher Cross', "Ride Like the Wind"
Misheard Lyrics:
Naked to the border of Mexico
Original Lyrics:
Make it to the border of Mexico
Duran Duran's, "Union of the Snake"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me strength, at least give me a sign
If there's anything I could, semper fi,
With a chance you could be right
Original Lyrics:
Give me strength, at least give me a light
Give me anything even sympathy
There's a chance you could be right"
Joy Division's, "Shadowplay"
Misheard Lyrics:
I found you
Original Lyrics:
I found truth
Madonna's, "Into the Groove"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm tired of dancing in Obama's self
Original Lyrics:
I'm tired of dancing in all by myself
Morrissey's, "Everyday Is Like Sunday"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyday is sigh a tunday
Original Lyrics:
Everyday is silent and gray
Pete Townshend's, "Let My Love Open the Door"
Misheard Lyrics:
Atlanta open the door
Original Lyrics:
Let my love open the door
Rod Stewart's, "My Heart Can't Tell You No"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't want you to come round here no more
I beg you for my license
Original Lyrics:
I don't want you to come round here no more
I beg you for mercy
Survivor's, "I Can't Hold Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
Reaching out to bolt the bus
Original Lyrics:
Reaching out to both of us
 
1990s
Bonnie Raitt's, "Have a Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Little by little you bathe while I fall apart
Original Lyrics:
Little by little you fade while I fall apart
Cornershop's, "Brimful of Asha"
Misheard Lyrics:
Grim poodle basher on the 45
Original Lyrics:
Brimful of Asha on the 45
Deee-Lite's, "Groove Is in the Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Throwin' up on the lawn.
Original Lyrics:
Blowin' double on those horns.
Misheard Lyrics:
And I mess you
Like the devils mess the red
Original Lyrics:
And I miss you
Like the deserts miss the rain
INXS's, "Elegantly Wasted"
Misheard Lyrics:
Better get a-wasted!
Original Lyrics:
Elegantly wasted
Jane's Addiction's, "Been Caught Stealing"
Misheard Lyrics:
I didn't trust him then
Original Lyrics:
I enjoy stealing.
Jane's Addiction's, "Been Caught Stealing"
Misheard Lyrics:
She'll tuck it in her skirt
Stick it under her shirt
She gonna raise it for me
Original Lyrics:
She'll go and get her a skirt
Stick it under her shirt
She grabbed a razor for me
Kelsey Grammer's, "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs (Frasier's Theme)"
Misheard Lyrics:
They┬┤re colouring hen
Original Lyrics:
They're calling again
Moby's, "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ears like a donkey
Original Lyrics:
These open doors
Movie Scripts', "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"
Misheard Lyrics:
Think
Original Lyrics:
Bingo
Oasis', "Aquiesce"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'll sleep with an arsehole.
Original Lyrics:
What's sleepin' in our soul.
Pearl Jam's, "Yellow Ledbetter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know if they suntan nails.
Original Lyrics:
I don't know there's something else.
Prodigy's, "Firestarter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a troublestarter, pumpkin instigator
Original Lyrics:
I'm a troublestarter, punkin' instigator
 
2000s
Green Day's, "American Idiot"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't want a nation that doesn't do media.
Original Lyrics:
Don't want a nation under the new mania.
Nelly Furtado's, "Maneater"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make you want more buffalo
Original Lyrics:
Make you want all, of her love
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Dani California"
Misheard Lyrics:
Masturbater, gifted animator
Original Lyrics:
Push the fader, gifted animator
Theme Songs', "Family Guy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rocky is a family guy
Original Lyrics:
Lucky there's a family guy.
Westlife's, "When You're Looking Like That"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's 5 foot 10 in a catsuit and bendy eyes.
Original Lyrics:
She's 5 foot 10 in a catsuit and Bambi eyes.
 
2010s
Bastille's, "Pompeii"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, I'm not gonna be an optimist about this.
Original Lyrics:
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
Commercial's, "Haribo"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kids and grown lawns love the flow
The happy whirl of Haribo
Original Lyrics:
Kids and grown-ups love it so
The happy world of Haribo
Linkin Park's, "Lost in the Echo"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tip eagle
Original Lyrics:
Deep below
Lorde's, "Tennis Court"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a new iPhone showing people how little we care
Original Lyrics:
It's a new art form showing people how little we care
MAGIC!'s, "Rude"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can I have Madonna for the rest of my life?
Original Lyrics:
Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life?
Vocaloid's, "Pumpkin March"
Misheard Lyrics:
Have you ever stopped eating less?
Original Lyrics:
Have you ever stopped being jealous?
 
country
Zac Brown Band's, "Whatever It Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
She gobbled my Adidas
Original Lyrics:
She's got whatever it is
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