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1960s
Cream's, "Crossroads"
Misheard Lyrics:
I went down to the crossroads
Tried to play Gay Ride.
Original Lyrics:
I went down to the crossroads
Tried to flag a ride.
 
1970s
Billy Joel's, "Only The Good Die Young"
Misheard Lyrics:
Did Chrissie Evert say a prayer for me?
Original Lyrics:
Did she ever say a prayer for me?
Carly Simon's, "You're So Vain"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're head was seemingly dipped and forlorn one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
Original Lyrics:
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf, it was apricot.
Dan Hill's, "Sometimes When We Touch"
Misheard Lyrics:
My mommy speaks too much
Original Lyrics:
The honesty's too much
Dan Hill's, "Sometimes When We Touch"
Misheard Lyrics:
The others think too much
or
The others speak too much
Original Lyrics:
The honesty's too much
Electric Light Orchestra's, "Mr. Blue Sky"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody's positive
Original Lyrics:
Everybody smiles at you
Elton John's, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Goodbye yellow brick road,
With the dog outside of the house.
You can't find me a new pen pal
Going back to the plow
Original Lyrics:
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't put me in your pen house
I'm going back to the plough
Fleetwood Mac's, "The Chain"
Misheard Lyrics:
We will never bring cocaine
Original Lyrics:
You would never break the chain
Golden Earring's, "The Twilight Zone"
Misheard Lyrics:
and you were long gone, when the bullet hit the bone.
Original Lyrics:
Soon you will come to know, when the bullet hits the bone
John Sebastian's, "Welcome Back (Welcome Back Kotter Theme)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh-a pledge of allegiance
(Ooh-a pledge of allegiance)
Yeah-a pledge of allegiance
(Yeah-a pledge of allegiance)
Original Lyrics:
Who'd have thought they'd lead you
(Who'd have thought they'd lead you)
Back here where we need you
(Back here where we need you)
Jose Feliciano's, "Feliz Navidad"
Misheard Lyrics:
Police know my dad
Police know my dad
Police know my dad (and they)
Properly fleece my dad
Original Lyrics:
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero año y felicidad
Kraftwerk's, "Trans-Europe Express"
Misheard Lyrics:
Test your express.
Original Lyrics:
Trans Europe Express.
Paul McCartney's, "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"
Misheard Lyrics:
Admiral Halsey came to find me
He had to have a book or he couldn't put to sea
I had another look and I had a cup of tea and a pot of pie
(Of pie?? I wonder what smells as horrid as a pie!!)(Alright, alright!)
Original Lyrics:
Admiral Halsey notified me
He had to have a berth or he couldn't get to sea
I had another look and I had a cup of tea
And butter pie.(Butter pie?)
The butter wouldn't melt so I put it in the pie.
Talking Heads', "Psycho Killer"
Misheard Lyrics:
F-f-f-f***head!
Original Lyrics:
F-f-f-far better
The Eagles', "New Kid in Town "
Misheard Lyrics:
It’s those Christmas cards you never mailed
Original Lyrics:
It’s those restless hearts that never mend
 
1980s
Commercial's, "Action Park"
Misheard Lyrics:
Reaction never stops
Original Lyrics:
The action never stops
Dire Straits', "Money for Nothing"
Misheard Lyrics:
We got some disco microwave ovens,
Custom kitchens, delivery;
We got some movies, refrigerators,
We got some movies, color TVs
Original Lyrics:
We got to install microwave ovens,
Custom kitchens, delivery;
We got to move these refrigerators,
We got to move these color TVs.
Don Henley's, "Drivin' with Your Eyes Closed"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's go scrape on the tarantula
Original Lyrics:
Let's go scrape across the terrazzo
Misheard Lyrics:
Slippery locks
Original Lyrics:
Slippery rocks
Indeep's, "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
A paraplegic saved my life from a broken heart.
Original Lyrics:
Last night, a deejay saved my life from a broken heart.
Irene Cara's, "Breakdance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Great dancing, break down
Original Lyrics:
Breakdancing, break out
Irene Cara's, "Out Here On My Own"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes I wander, where I bid
Original Lyrics:
Sometimes I wonder where I've been
Irene Cara's, "The Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Been looking through a rainbow of cheer
Original Lyrics:
Been looking through a rainbow of tears
Quiet Riot's, "Cum On Feel the Noize"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on, be annoying!
Original Lyrics:
Cum On Feel the Noize
Razor's, "Edge Of The Razor"
Misheard Lyrics:
Safety light, black or white, broke my night
Original Lyrics:
Save your life, hide your wife from my knife
Razor's, "Edge Of The Razor"
Misheard Lyrics:
The flowers are killing the men
Original Lyrics:
The power to kill many men
Razor's, "Edge of the Razor"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm drinking some glorious iodine
Original Lyrics:
A victim of lower society
Rush's, "Natural Science"
Misheard Lyrics:
A mechanized world out of ham
Original Lyrics:
A mechanized world out of hand
Rush's, "Subdivisions "
Misheard Lyrics:
Suffering
Original Lyrics:
Subdivisions
Simply Red's, "Money$ Too Tight (To Mention)"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're talking about the Dollar Tree
Original Lyrics:
We're talking about the dollar bill
The Associates', "Club Country"
Misheard Lyrics:
Our lives are kinky at the Country Club
We're always sickening at the Country Club
Original Lyrics:
Alive and kicking at the Country Club
We're old and sickening at the Country Club
The Motels', "Remember the Nights"
Misheard Lyrics:
Little girl that asked you booze
Original Lyrics:
The little girl that asks you who
The Motels', "Shame"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shame on Evelyn
Original Lyrics:
Shame on every little bit
 
1990s
Blind Melon's, "No Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
All I can say is that my life is really play
Original Lyrics:
All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
Blind Melon's, "No Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
All I can say is that my life is really play
Original Lyrics:
All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
Blind Melon's, "No Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
And all I can do is read a book and stay away
Original Lyrics:
And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
Kris Kross', "Warm It Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
One-o Kris.
Original Lyrics:
Warm it up Kris
 
2000s
Black Eyed Peas', "Let's Get It Started"
Misheard Lyrics:
Anne Boleyn, Anne Boleyn
Original Lyrics:
And runnin' runnin'
Counting Crows', "Big Yellow Taxi"
Misheard Lyrics:
They saved paradise, I've put up a f***ing lot.
Original Lyrics:
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.
Linkin Park's, "Numb"
Misheard Lyrics:
Caught a Neandertal
Original Lyrics:
Caught in the undertow
Regina Spektor's, "Oedipus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Born to him with my ears still on
Original Lyrics:
Born to him the night still young
The Aquabats', "Share"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fun together, cherry forever
Original Lyrics:
Fun together, sharing forever
Weebl's, "Owls"
Misheard Lyrics:
Except for my Sandshrews
Original Lyrics:
Except for mice and shrews
Yo Gabba Gabba's, "Family Tree"
Misheard Lyrics:
Algaes and alcoles
Original Lyrics:
Aunties and uncles
 
2010s
Benny Blanco & Halsey's, "Easteside"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I was young, I fell in love
With Mr. Old Ass Man, that was enough (yeah)
Then we grew up, started to touch
Then we grew up, started to touch
Used to kiss underneath the light on the back of the bus (yeah)
Oh no, your daddy didn't like me much
And he didn't believe me when I said you were the one
Oh, every day she found a way out of the window to sneak out late
Original Lyrics:
When I was young, I fell in love
We used to hold hands, man, that was enough (yeah)
Then we grew up, started to touch
Used to kiss underneath the light on the back of the bus (yeah)
Oh no, your daddy didn't like me much
And he didn't believe me when I said you were the one
Oh, every day she found a way out of the window to sneak out late
Childish Gambino's, "This Is America"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah, yeah, this is gorilla (woo)
Original Lyrics:
Yeah, yeah, this is guerrilla (woo)
Thousand Foot Krutch's, "Be Somebody"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your thoughts burn through me like a fart
Original Lyrics:
Your thoughts burn through me like a fire
Zayn Malik's, "Pillowtalk"
Misheard Lyrics:
F***ing in, farting on.
Original Lyrics:
F***ing in, fighting on
Zayn's, "Dusk Till Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Not tryna be indie
Original Lyrics:
Not tryna be in here
iDOLM@STER's, "Beyond the Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
We can grow any whale
Original Lyrics:
We can go anywhere

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