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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

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Brand New Heavies', "Midnight at the Oasis"
The Misheard Lyrics:
At midnight, I see Oasis, sing your camera to bed
At midnight, I see Oasis, send your camera to Beth
The Real Lyrics:
Midnight at the oasis, send your camel to bed
The Story: Not being familiar with the 70s original by Maria Muldaur at the time this Brand New Heavies cover was out around 1994/'95, I thought the song was about seeing the band Oasis (in concert) at midnight - Oasis were very popular at the time so I thought this song was an ode to them! I didn't realise that "oasis" in this song actually referred to a desert - and not the band. - Submitted by: Jacynthia Maries

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