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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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Return of OWN-Week 7 -"Old Town Road"(Lil Nas X)

This week we're taking a look at the popular "Country?" / "Rap?" song "Old Town Road" performed by the 20-year-old Lil Nas X and his buddy Billy Ray Cyrus who hasn't been relevant in 20 years! Due = 5-10-2019 (Comments & Parodies)

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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
Aretha Franklin's, "Chain of Fools"
Misheard Lyrics:
J, J, J
Original Lyrics:
Chain, chain, chain
Pink Floyd's, "Jugband Blues"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I'm grateful that you threw away my old shoes
And brought me here instead dressed in rags!
Original Lyrics:
And I'm grateful that you threw away my old shoes
And brought me here instead dressed in red!
The Beatles', "No Reply"
Misheard Lyrics:
This happened first before
Original Lyrics:
This happened once before
The Spencer Davis Group's, "Gimme Some Lovin’"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gimme southern lovin’
Original Lyrics:
Gimme some lovin’
 
1970s
AC/DC's, "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you're Heaven zepple
Original Lyrics:
If you're havin' trouble
Alice Cooper's, "No More Mr Nice Guy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got no friends 'cause they read the papers that can't be seen
Original Lyrics:
I got no friends 'cause they read the papers
They can't be seen with me
Bee Gees', "More Than a Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Four-letter woman
Four-letter woman to me
Four-letter woman
Four-letter woman to me
Original Lyrics:
More than a woman
More than a woman to me
More than a woman
More than a woman to me
Billy Joel's, "Only the Good Die Young"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sooner or later it comes to debate
Original Lyrics:
Sooner or later it comes down to fate
Bobby Vinton's, "My Melody of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oya, Olga Natchimova
Original Lyrics:
Moja droga, ja cie kocham.
Elton John's, "The Bitch Is Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh the bitch is black
Original Lyrics:
Oh the bitch is back
Seals & Crofts', "Get Closer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dolly, if you want me to be
Original Lyrics:
Darling, if you want me to be
Vicki Lawrence's, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's Delilah, Delilah went out in Georgia
Original Lyrics:
That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia
 
1980s
Aretha Franklin and George Michael's, "I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I knew you were reading
I knew you were reading for me
Original Lyrics:
I knew you were waiting
I knew you were waiting for me
Genesis', "Tonight Tonight Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I’m coming down, coming down like a bundt cake.
Original Lyrics:
I'm coming down, coming down like a monkey.
Lipps, Inc.'s, "Funkytown"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got a new bra
Original Lyrics:
I gotta move on
Lipps, Inc.'s, "Funkytown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Won't you take me to a ghostly town?
Original Lyrics:
Won't you take me to Funkytown?
Madonna's, "Open Your Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Open your blog to me
Original Lyrics:
Open your heart to me
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Imma say what's on my mind i'm not gon stop
Original Lyrics:
Mama-se, mama-sa, mama-coo-sa
Olivia Newton-John's, "Landslide"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chorus really slow
Original Lyrics:
Cold winds rarely blow
Prince's, "Sign O' the Times"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some say a man ain't a man
Until a man truly dies
Oh why...?
Original Lyrics:
But some say a man ain't happy
Unless a man truly dies
Oh why...?
Queen's, "I Want to Break Free"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want to rape bees.
I want to raaaaape bees.
I want to rape bees from the hive

Oh I've got to rape bees.
God knows, God knows I've got to rape bees
Original Lyrics:
I want to break free.
I want to break free.
I want to break free from your lies

Oh I've got to break free.
God knows, God knows I've got to break free
Simple Minds', "Alive and Kicking"
Misheard Lyrics:
I love you KI Ki! Haha
Original Lyrics:
Alive and kicking
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
I always gave you my knee arrangement
Original Lyrics:
All wet, hey you might need a raincoat
The Go-Go’s', "Vacation"
Misheard Lyrics:
Vacation, all from Willy Wonka
Original Lyrics:
Vacation, all I ever wanted
The Moody Blues', "Your Wildest Dreams"
Misheard Lyrics:
Once we meet the stars
Original Lyrics:
Once beneath the stars
 
1990s
Misheard Lyrics:
You left me hiding
Original Lyrics:
You left me crying
Jon Bon Jovi's, "Blaze of Glory"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm going down
Original Lyrics:
I'm no one's son
Call me young gun
Michael Jackson's, "Heal the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turn their swords into Flushing
Original Lyrics:
Turn their swords into plowshares
Michael Jackson's, "Heal the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turn their swords into plushes
Original Lyrics:
Turn their swords into plowshares
Money featuring Gwen Stefani's, "South Side"
Misheard Lyrics:
I watch Pope come over me
Original Lyrics:
I watch hope come over me
Nine Inch Nails', "Head Like a Hole"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fall down before the one you serve
Original Lyrics:
Bow down before the one you serve
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Scar Tissue"
Misheard Lyrics:
With the dudes of Cher it’s in love with you
Original Lyrics:
With the birds I’ll share this lonely view
Rod Stewart's, "Faith of the Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know it's gonna bend or break me
Original Lyrics:
No one's gonna bend or break me
The Bucketheads', "The Bomb!"
Misheard Lyrics:
Eat some pudding, my pie-ei-ei
Original Lyrics:
Street sounds swirling through my mind
The Struts', "Wild Child"
Misheard Lyrics:
I’m a riled up child
Original Lyrics:
I’m a wild child
 
2000s
Cast of 'Chicago''s, "All the Jazz"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bruise my knees
Original Lyrics:
Rogue my knees
Empire of the Sun's, "Walking on a Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Is it brand new
Two people become one
I can feel now
Two people become one
Original Lyrics:
Is it real now
When two people become one
I can feel it
When two people become one
Nine Days', "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I absolutely robbed her when she stole
Original Lyrics:
I absolutely love her when she smiles
 
2010s
2 Chainz's, "I'm Different"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pull up to the scene with my silly missus
Original Lyrics:
Pull up to the scene with my ceiling missing
Capital Cities', "Safe and Sound"
Misheard Lyrics:
Even in a hurricane of rounds
I know that we'll be safe and sound
Original Lyrics:
Even in a hurricane of frowns
I know that we'll be safe and sound
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm on my way To the upside down To the upside down To the upside down To the upside down
Original Lyrics:
I'm on my way To the upside now To the upside now To the upside now To the upside now
Maren Morris', "The Bones"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the bones are good, the breasts don't matter
Original Lyrics:
When the bones are good, the rest don't matter
Post Malone's, "Congratulations"
Misheard Lyrics:
How can I make sense when I got minions on my mind
Original Lyrics:
How could I make sense when I got millions on my mind
Post Malone's, "Congratulations"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nanny always said congratulations
Original Lyrics:
Now they always say congratulations
Rihanna's, "Pour It Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
That’s how we follow
That’s how we follow
That’s how we follow
or
That’s how we fall out
That’s how we fall out
That’s how we fall out
Original Lyrics:
That's how we ball out
That's how we ball out
That's how we ball out
Taylor Swift's, "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Misheard Lyrics:
I knew you were traveling; you walked in
Original Lyrics:
I knew you were trouble when you walked in
 
christian
Maurette Brown Clark's, "It Ain't Over"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep fighting, keep praying, keep fasting. It ain't Oprah, no. Keep pressing, progressing, keep moving. It ain't Oprah, no. Keep reading, interceding, keep believing. It ain't Oprah, no.
Original Lyrics:
Keep fighting, keep praying, keep fasting. It ain't over, no. Keep pressing, progressing, keep moving. It ain't over, no. Keep reading, interceding, keep believing. It ain't over, no.
 
country
Faith Hill's, "The Way You Love Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh, I love the way you want me
Original Lyrics:
Ooh, I love the way you love me
Faith Hill's, "This Kiss"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a casual bliss
or
It's a casual blitz
Original Lyrics:
Its perpetual bliss
 
misc
Diplo & Miguel's, "Don't Forget My Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tantrums set fires, two dives, we broke, exile
Your eyes, inhale the light
In the dark, rules break, why pretend?
Original Lyrics:
Tantrum, set fire, two dice, we roll, excite
Your eyes, inhale the love
Play in the dark, rules break, why pretend?
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