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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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1960s
Peter, Paul, and Mary's, "Too Much of Nothing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Send them all my celery
Original Lyrics:
Send them all my salary
Roger Miller's, "King of the Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Destination bangarang
Original Lyrics:
Destination: Bangor, Maine
The Move's, "Curly"
Misheard Lyrics:
Though he played with mud, and won.
Original Lyrics:
Though he played with more than one.
 
1970s
Blue Oyster Cult's, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't feed the reefer
Original Lyrics:
Don't fear the reaper.
Jerry Reed's, "Amos Moses"
Misheard Lyrics:
They raised up a son who could eat up his weight in girlfriends
Original Lyrics:
They raised up a son who could eat up his weight in groceries.
Lipps Inc's, "Funkytown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Won't you get me a, Toothpick mister
Original Lyrics:
Won't you take me to Funky Town?
Manfred Mann's Earth Band's, "Blinded By The Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
And she was blinded by the light
Wrapped up like a douchen in the middle of the night.
Original Lyrics:
And she was blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.
Paul McCartney & Wings', "Live and Let Die"
Misheard Lyrics:
Little lead guy
Original Lyrics:
Live and let die
The Manhattan Transfer's, "Operator"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me cheeses or the wine
Original Lyrics:
Get me Jesus on the line
The Manhattan Transfer's, "Operator"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me cheeses or the wine
Original Lyrics:
Get me Jesus on the line
The Wrights', "Evie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stevie, Stevie, Stevie let your hair hang down
Original Lyrics:
Evie, Evie, Evie let your hair hang down
Theme Songs', "Sesame Street"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sunny day, sleeping up, tots a way.
Original Lyrics:
Sunny day
Sweepin' the clouds away
 
1980s
Adam And The Ants', "Ant Rap"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fargo Man, Jerry Lee
Original Lyrics:
Marco, Merrick, Terry Lee
Adam And The Ants', "The Human Beings"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lots of funny chants (Crow!)
Apache, Arapaho
Original Lyrics:
Blackfoot, Pawnee, Cheyenne, Crow!
Apache, Arapaho
Elton John's, "Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I've been knocking most solidly
Original Lyrics:
And I've been knocking most of the day
Elton John's, "Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now it's ready for rain
And with every crop that grows
We hear your name
Original Lyrics:
Now we pray for rain
And with every drop that falls
We hear your name
Elton John's, "Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some say he found his best in younger years
But he'd have said with roots grew stronger
If only he could give
Original Lyrics:
Some say he farmed his best in younger years
But he'd have said that roots grow stronger
If only he could hear
R.E.M's, "Can't Get There from Here"
Misheard Lyrics:
Philomath can know the lowdown
Original Lyrics:
Lawyer Jeff he knows the lowdown
REM's, "Pilgrimage"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take our turn, take our fortune
Original Lyrics:
Take a turn, take off marching.
Steve Perry's, "Oh Sherrie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sugar bean gum!
Original Lyrics:
You should have been gone!
Theme Song's, "Ai o Torimodose!!"
Misheard Lyrics:
You are shark!
Original Lyrics:
you wa shock!
Tom Petty's, "Free Falling"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got shiny bright elbows
Original Lyrics:
She's crazy 'bout Elvis
 
1990s
Beck's, "Loser"
Misheard Lyrics:
Soy on petit fours
Original Lyrics:
Soy un perdedor
Bush's, "Glycerine "
Misheard Lyrics:
Must be the scent, of CK-N!
Original Lyrics:
It must be your skin, I'm sinking in
Cornershop's, "Brimful of Asha"
Misheard Lyrics:
Behind those movie screens, Asha balls me
Original Lyrics:
Behind those movie screens, Asha Bhosle
Go West's, "Faithful"
Misheard Lyrics:
Faithful to my love affair
Original Lyrics:
Faithful to my lover's prayer
REM's, "Man on the Moon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Martin Luther and the game of Life
Original Lyrics:
Mott the Hoople and the game of life
Right Said Fred's, "I'm Too Sexy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Alma mater
Original Lyrics:
I'm a model
Salt n Peppa's, "Push It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ah, Pussy - Pussy good
Ah, Pussy - Pussy real good
Ah, Pussy - Pussy good
Ah, Pussy - P-Pussy real good
Original Lyrics:
Ah, push it - push it good
Ah, push it - push it real good
Ah, push it - push it good
Ah, push it - p-push it real good
Spice Girls', "2 Become 1"
Misheard Lyrics:
Drink a little Budweiser, baby
Original Lyrics:
Be a little bit wiser, baby
Spice Girls', "2 Become 1"
Misheard Lyrics:
I need summer love like I never needed love before
Original Lyrics:
I need some love like I never needed love before
The Proclaimers', "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I throw up, well you know I'm gonna be,I'm gonna be the man that throws up next to you.
Original Lyrics:
And if I haver
Yeah, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you.
Wilson Phillips', "Hold On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sunday somebody's gonna make you wanna turn around until you die
Original Lyrics:
Someday somebody's gonna make you wanna turn around and say goodbye
 
2000s
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just a god's cornflakes, cook me in pudding
Original Lyrics:
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it.
Lady Gaga's, "Bad Romance"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want your psycho, your vertical stick
Original Lyrics:
I want your psycho, your vertigo shtick
Muse's, "Feeling Good"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bosom in the tree
Original Lyrics:
Blossom in the tree
Muse's, "Feeling Good"
Misheard Lyrics:
Set up a pun
Original Lyrics:
Scent of the pine
Muse's, "New Born"
Misheard Lyrics:
Liquid to the wound
Liquid to yourself
Original Lyrics:
Link it to the world
Link it to yourself.
Trivium's, "Into the Mouth of Hell We March"
Misheard Lyrics:
We can't wait to masturbate, and you can't fap for each day.
Original Lyrics:
Make your way to a massive grave, if you can't fight for each day.
 
2010s
Adele's, "Send My Love (to Your New Lover)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Send my love to you in a letter
Treat our butt holes
Gotta let go of all of our gloves
We both know we ain't kids no more.
Original Lyrics:
Send my love to your new lover.
Treat her better.
We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain't kids no more
Christina Perri's, "Jar of Hearts"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who do you think you are
Running 'round here with scars
Collecting your jar of farts
Tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ass inside your soul
Original Lyrics:
And who do you think you are
Running 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
George Ezra's, "Budapest"
Misheard Lyrics:
My libido
Original Lyrics:
I'd leave it all
Katy Perry's, "Roar"
Misheard Lyrics:
Already 'cause she's up the duff
Original Lyrics:
Already brushing off the dust
Kiiara's, "Gold"
Misheard Lyrics:
caught up in my, caught up in my teeth
Original Lyrics:
gold up in my, gold up in my teeth
Nico and Vinz's, "Am I Wrong"
Misheard Lyrics:
That s***'s how I feel
Original Lyrics:
That's just how I feel
Pixie Lott's, "Boys and Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
You gotta move when the floorboard dumps
Original Lyrics:
You gotta move when the floorboard jumps
Sia's, "Cheap Thrills"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby I don't need Columbians to have fun tonight
Original Lyrics:
Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight
Vocaloid's, "Echo"
Misheard Lyrics:
How long have I been gone?
Original Lyrics:
How long have I been up?
 
country
Roger Miller's, "King of the Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trailers for sailor rent
Original Lyrics:
Trailers for sale or rent
 
misc
Theme Songs', "Sesame Street"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sunny neighbor zet, that's where we leave.
Original Lyrics:
Friendly neighbours there, that's where we meet.
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