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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
Elvis Presley's, "One Pair Of Hands"
Misheard Lyrics:
pants
Original Lyrics:
hands
 
1960s
Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Down on the Corner"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where the Pump Boys are playin',
Where you'll meet those happy feet
Original Lyrics:
Willy and the Poor Boys are playin',
Grab a nickel, tap your feet
Procol Harum's, "A Whiter Shade of Pale"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turned the wide earth shade of pale
AND
One of sixteen plessal virgins
Original Lyrics:
Turned a whiter shade of pale
AND
One of sixteen vestal virgins
The 5th Dimension's, "Stoned Soul Picnic"
Misheard Lyrics:
There'll be trays of possum,
There'll be trays of possum.
Original Lyrics:
There'll be trains of blossoms.
There'll be trains of blossoms.
 
1970s
Alice Cooper's, "The Black Widow"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm black with a baby
Original Lyrics:
I'm black widow baby
Boston's, "More Than a Feeling"
Misheard Lyrics:
So I send all the a**holes to war.
Original Lyrics:
'Til I see Marianne walk away.
Dr. Hook's, "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you're in love with a beautiful grandma
Original Lyrics:
When you're in love with a beautiful woman
Elton John's, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
After the Hollywood, down Inglewood
Huntin' the Holly back tow
Original Lyrics:
Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny-backed toad.
Harry Chapin's, "She Is Always Seventeen"
Misheard Lyrics:
She has a dream that she will end us
Original Lyrics:
She has a dream that she will lend us
Jackson 5's, "I'll Be There"
Misheard Lyrics:
Alfie there, Alfie there
Whenever you need me, Alfie there
Original Lyrics:
I'll be there, I'll be there
Whenever you need me, I'll be there
Jay and the Americans', "Come a Little Bit Closer"
Misheard Lyrics:
She beloged to Batman Jose.
Original Lyrics:
She belonged to bad man Jose.
Neil Diamond's, "I Am... I Said"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am my Christ
I am to die
Original Lyrics:
"I am" ... I cried.
"I am" ... said I
Peter Gabriel's, "Solsbury Hill"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll tell them 'bout the smell in my basement
Original Lyrics:
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
Queen's, "'39"
Misheard Lyrics:
The sweetest sign ever seen
Original Lyrics:
The sweetest sight ever seen
Steely Dan's, "This All Too Mobile Home"
Misheard Lyrics:
I get forty five miles a gallon in this old car
Original Lyrics:
I get four or five miles a gallon in this old car
The Bee Gees', "Stayin' Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
The New York Times or Midmar Dam
Original Lyrics:
The New York Times' effect on man
The Clash's, "Career Opportunities"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every job they offer used to kick you off the dock
Original Lyrics:
Every job they offer you is to keep you out the dock
The Clash's, "Career Opportunities"
Misheard Lyrics:
I won't open flower bombs for you
Original Lyrics:
I won't open letter bombs for you
The Clash's, "Deny"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can't be Joe
Original Lyrics:
I can't control
The Clash's, "London's Burning"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody's driving with four headlights
Original Lyrics:
Everybody's driving with full headlights
Warren Zevon's, "Werewolves of London"
Misheard Lyrics:
Werewolves of onions
Original Lyrics:
Werewolves of London
 
1980s
Heart's, "Alone"
Misheard Lyrics:
I hear the ticking of the clock,
I'm lying here in Brunswick's [sic] Dock.
Original Lyrics:
I hear the ticking of the clock,
I'm lying here, the room's pitch dark.
Kim Wilde's, "Kids in America"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a nude, it's coming, I warn you
or
There's a n00b, it's coming, I warn you
Original Lyrics:
There's a new wave coming, I warn you
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on from the first stroke
Original Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop.
Murray Head's, "One Night in Bangkok"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd let you watch, I would invite you, but the
Queen's wheels would not excite you
Original Lyrics:
I'd let you watch, I would invite you, but the
Queens we use would not excite you
 
1990s
Blur's, "Country House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lovely, lovely house, I am so sad, I don't know why.
Original Lyrics:
Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why.
Culture Beat's, "Mr. Vain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Call him Mr. Bean
Original Lyrics:
Call him Mr. Vain
Culture Beat's, "Mr. Vain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Call him a masturbator.
Original Lyrics:
Call him Mr. Raider.
Culture Beat's, "Mr. Vain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Call me Breda.
Original Lyrics:
Call me Raider.
Michelle Gayle's, "Sweetness"
Misheard Lyrics:
S**t hoop.
Original Lyrics:
Shoo doop
Michelle Gayle's, "Sweetness"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your sweetness is my weirdness.
Original Lyrics:
Your sweetness is my weakness.
Pearl Jam's, "Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Terribly Spoken, Ass o' day
Original Lyrics:
Jeremy spoke in class today.
Queen's, "The Hitman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a hair-trigger
Original Lyrics:
I'm a head shredder
Queen's, "The Hitman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the headband
Original Lyrics:
I'm the hitman
REM's, "Losing My Religion"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's pee in the corner, let's pee in the spotlight
Original Lyrics:
That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight
Simply Red's, "Fairground"
Misheard Lyrics:
Measure up the fairground on the way.
Original Lyrics:
Pleasure at the fairground on the way.
Smashing Pumpkins', "I Am One"
Misheard Lyrics:
See you, down in the water
See you, I am one.
Original Lyrics:
See you. Don't you just want to?
See you. I am one.
Sophie B Hawkins', "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
But don't ever, don't ever, don't ever!
Original Lyrics:
Forever and ever and ever.
Sophie B Hawkins', "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shocks! For me there is no other.
Original Lyrics:
Shucks! For me there is no other.
Sophie B Hawkins', "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
This little cake can't stand to see you black and blue.
Original Lyrics:
This monkey can't stand to see you black and blue.
Sophie B Hawkins', "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why can't I be your mother?
Original Lyrics:
Tonight I'll be your mother.
 
2000s
30 Seconds To Mars', "From Yesterday"
Misheard Lyrics:
He doesn't want to read the message yet.
Original Lyrics:
But he doesn't want to read the message here!
Caramell's, "Caramell Dansen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Eyes only yours
Cap in a handbag
Yours only yours
Say more it's in a chest hey
This no lie
Lisa in the castle
Look Annie had me caramelldansen!
Original Lyrics:
Dansa med oss
Klappa era hnder
Gr som vi gr
Ta ngra steg t vnster
Lyssna och lr
Missa inte chansen
Nu r vi hr med Caramelldansen
Green Day's, "Jesus of Suburbia"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the son of Regelov
Original Lyrics:
I'm the son of rage and love.
Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine's, "Doctor Pressure"
Misheard Lyrics:
Won't you help me Doctor Pete?
Doc Doc Doc Doc Doctor Pete.
Original Lyrics:
Won't you help me Doctor Beat?
Doc Doc Doc Doc Doctor Beat.
 
2010s
Ariana Grande's, "Break Your Heart Right Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
But baby you're a circus, so good, you had me going blind
Original Lyrics:
But baby you were so good, so good, you had me going blind
Marina and the Diamonds', "Primadonna"
Misheard Lyrics:
I really don't know why it's such a big dildo
Original Lyrics:
I really don't know why it's such a big deal though
Meghan Trainor's, "All About That Bass"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I can shake it, shake it like I'm a prostite
Original Lyrics:
But I can shake it, shake it like I'm supposed to do
Nicki Minaj's, "Starships"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's go to the beach, beach,
Let's go to the waves.
or
Let's go to the lake.
Original Lyrics:
Let's go to the beach, each,
Let's go get away.
Queen's, "Radio Ga Ga"
Misheard Lyrics:
All we hear is Radio Ghana
Original Lyrics:
All we hear is Radio Ga Ga
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