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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
Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a man with a gum over there
Original Lyrics:
There's a man with a gun over there
 
1970s
10cc's, "The Things We Do for Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Communication is the problem to the a**hole
Original Lyrics:
Communication is the problem to the answer
Ambrosia's, "How Much I Feel"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's how much champagne
Original Lyrics:
That's how much I feel
Barry Manilow's, "It's a Miracle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now you're hearing my arms all around you
And baby they'll be dancing Meryl Streep
Original Lyrics:
Now you're here in my arms all around you
And baby they'll be dancing in the street
Billy Joel's, "The Stranger"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone goes sour
Every now and then
Original Lyrics:
Everyone goes south
Every now and then
Dobie Gray's, "Drift Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me a cheese dog to feed my soul
Original Lyrics:
Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul.
Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions', "Boogie Wonderland"
Misheard Lyrics:
Midnight greats so lonely into hearts Omen who need more than they get
Original Lyrics:
Midnight creeps so slowly into hearts of men who need more than they get
Edward Bear's, "Last Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Did you know my goat's asleep
Original Lyrics:
Did you know I go to sleep
Eric Clapton's, "Cocaine"
Misheard Lyrics:
It don't lie
It don't lie
It don't lie
Croquet
Original Lyrics:
She don't lie,
she don't lie,
she don't lie,
cocaine.
Misheard Lyrics:
And the sign said "Won't be freaky"
Original Lyrics:
And the sign said "Long hair freaky"
John Prine's, "That's the Way the World Goes 'Round"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a happy enchilada and it thinks it's going to town
Original Lyrics:
There's a half an inch of water and you think your gonna drown
Schoolhouse Rock's, "I'm Just a Bill"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just a bell
Yes, I'm only a bell
or
I'm just a pill
Yes, I'm only a pill
Original Lyrics:
I'm just a bill
Yes, I'm only a bill
Schoolhouse Rock's, "Interjections!"
Misheard Lyrics:
He cured the infection with one small infection
While Reginald uttered some indigestion
Original Lyrics:
He cured the infection with one small injection
While Reginald uttered some interjections
Schoolhouse Rock's, "Mother Necessity"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mother no sesame
Original Lyrics:
Mother Necessity
Schoolhouse Rock's, "Schoolhouse Rocky (theme song)"
Misheard Lyrics:
A chip off the plot of your favorite schoolhouse
Schoolhouse Rock!
Original Lyrics:
A chip off the block of your favorite schoolhouse
Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock's, "The Great American Melting Pot"
Misheard Lyrics:
With her book of masterpiece
Original Lyrics:
With her book of recipes
Schoolhouse Rock's, "Three is a Magic Number"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trees, it's a magic number
Original Lyrics:
Three is a magic number
Sex Pistols', "Holidays in the Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
Clintaphoria
It's too much paranoia
There's too much traffic
So when will we fall
And now I gotta reason - it's no real reason - to be waiting : the Berlin wall
I gotta go over the Wall, I don't understand this myth at all,
These herd-like like beat-moving chumps
Cheat, die alone, cheater since you seen me
Original Lyrics:
Claustrophobia, there's too much paranoia
There's too many closets I went in before
And now I gotta reason - it's no real reason - to be waiting : the Berlin wall
I gotta go over the Wall, I don't understand this bit at all,
This third-rate, B-movie show
Cheap dialogue/cheap, essential scenery
 
1980s
ABBA's, "When All Is Said and Done"
Misheard Lyrics:
A lion on the phone
Original Lyrics:
And lying on the floor
Ambrosia's, "Biggest Part of Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make a list baby
Original Lyrics:
Make a wish baby
Great White's, "Once Bitten Twice Shy"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's blood on my ass and by left ball's beat.
Original Lyrics:
There's blood on my amp and my Les Paul's beat.
Judas Priest's, "Turbo Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm your terrible brother
Original Lyrics:
I'm your Turbo Lover
Lipps Inc.'s, "Funkytown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Won't you take me to Fuckingtown?
Original Lyrics:
Won't you take me to Funkytown?
U2's, "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
Misheard Lyrics:
Buddies strewn across the dead orange street
Original Lyrics:
Bodies strewn across the dead end street
 
1990s
Ace of Base's, "Beautiful Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're looking for someone to the north
You're sending all along
For someone to guide you all away
Now and Beretta
Original Lyrics:
You're looking for somewhere to belong
You're standing all alone
For someone to guide you all the way
Now and forever
Beastie Boys', "Body Movin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like a bottle of Chateau, I love to pap
Original Lyrics:
Like a bottle of Chateau Neuf Du Pap
Beastie Boys', "Three MCs And One DJ"
Misheard Lyrics:
You'll wanna get next to me in a Rolls-Royce
Original Lyrics:
I wanna get next to you like Rose Royce
Destiny's Child's, "Say My Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cinnamon, cinnamon!
Original Lyrics:
Say my name, say my name!
Eiffel 65's, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm blue if I was green I would die...if I was green I would die
Original Lyrics:
I'm blue (da ba dee da ba di)
Justice Crew's, "Gangsta Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
rollo de huevo
Original Lyrics:
too much television
Korn's, "Freak on a Leash"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some things they...KORN!
Original Lyrics:
Some things they DIE!
Nightcrawlers', "Push the Feeling On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Been lied to again, been lied to by a foolish spoon.
Original Lyrics:
Their lives again, their lives ... to pull us through.
Nirvana's, "About A Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm taking Benadryl
You leave me out to dry.
Original Lyrics:
Take advantage while
You hang me out to dry.
Nirvana's, "Aneurysm"
Misheard Lyrics:
She keeps a pumpkin straight in my heart
Original Lyrics:
She keeps it pumpin' straight in my heart
Nirvana's, "Lounge Act"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jealous f*cking c*nt
Original Lyrics:
'Til it's f***ing gone.
Queen Latifah's, "Just Another Day..."
Misheard Lyrics:
Just another day
Nothing in the hood
Original Lyrics:
Just another day
Living in the hood
Queen Latifah's, "We Are Living Single (Living Single theme)"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a nanny's kind of world
Original Lyrics:
In a '90s kind of world
System of a Down's, "Mind"
Misheard Lyrics:
DIE,WHY
Original Lyrics:
BLAME, HATE
Train's, "Meet Virginia"
Misheard Lyrics:
and Shea Boulevard, is unusual
Original Lyrics:
And the shape of her body, unusual
Trippin' Daisy's, "I Got a Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got a girl
She's but a guy!
Original Lyrics:
I got a girl
She's got a guy!
 
2000s
Blink-182's, "First Date"
Misheard Lyrics:
On it!
Checkmate!
This may last forever!
Original Lyrics:
Honest!
Let's make!
This night last forever!
Destiny's Child's, "Jumpin' Jumpin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ladies leave your man at home
The club is full of bottles and the bucket's for the grown
Original Lyrics:
Ladies leave your man at home
The club is full of ballers and their pockets full grown
Duffy's, "Mercy"
Misheard Lyrics:
You got me begging you for birdseed
Original Lyrics:
You got me begging you for mercy
Fall Out Boy's, "Dance Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is
A falling apart
For the last time
Original Lyrics:
Dance, dance
We're falling apart to halftime
Muse's, "Time Is Running Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now that you know I'm trapped since ovulation
Original Lyrics:
Now that you know I'm trapped, sense of elation
Rascal Flatts', "Bless the Broken Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let God blast the broken road
That led me straight to you
Original Lyrics:
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
 
2010s
Grouplove's, "Tongue Tied"
Misheard Lyrics:
I peed the bed up in the sky.
Original Lyrics:
Like Peter Pan up in the sky
Hozier's, "Take Me to Church"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take me to church and I'll worship like a dog on a Saturday night
Original Lyrics:
Take me to church and I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
Imagine Dragons', "Gold"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm dying to feel again, again
Oh, anything at all, oh, anything at all,
But oh, I feel nothing, nothing, nothing, NUTSACK!
Original Lyrics:
I'm dying to feel again, again,
Oh, anything at all, oh, anything at all,
But oh, I feel nothing, nothing, nothing, NOTHING!
Major Lazer's, "Lean On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Marcus, fire a gun
Original Lyrics:
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
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