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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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Mar 22
Return of O.W.N. - Week 1 - "Start Wearing Purple"

Return of the O.W.N. with a band that we originally planned for Artistry 2 but didn't get to play with. This week's song is "Start Wearing Purple" by the Gypsy Punk and Gogol Bordello! It's a fun tune! Can't wait to see what you guys have in store for it! Plus if you guys want to host and submit your own song feel free! It needs to be something hardly parodied on Amiright and only 1 per week but feel free to submit your own idea and let us hear some new music! (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
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap's, "Lady Willpower"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll shower your heart with tender hair and miss me
Original Lyrics:
I'll shower your heart with tenderness endlessly
Marvin Gaye's, "How Sweet it Is to Be Loved By You"
Misheard Lyrics:
On CBS, there'll be enough on you
Original Lyrics:
How Sweet it Is to Be Loved By You
Percy Sledge's, "When a Man Loves a Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
He'd give up all his condoms
Original Lyrics:
He'd give up all his comforts
 
1970s
Bob Dylan's, "Tangled Up in Blue"
Misheard Lyrics:
We drove that cow as far as we could Abandoned it out west Split up on the docks that night Both agreeing it was best
Original Lyrics:
We drove that car as far as we couldAbandoned it out westSplit up on a dark sad nightBoth agreeing it was best
Commercial's, "Lowenbrau"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here's to good fans
Original Lyrics:
Here's to good friends
Misheard Lyrics:
Drano
Original Lyrics:
Layla
Eagles', "Desperado"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy.She'll beat you if she's a bull.
Original Lyrics:
Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy.She'll beat you if she's able.
Fleetwood Mac's, "Dreams"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the werewolf shaves you clean, you'll know
You will know.
Original Lyrics:
When the rain washes you clean you'll know
You will know.
Misheard Lyrics:
Dreft
Original Lyrics:
Jet
Queen's, "Play the Game"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you’re feeling down, and your resistance is low, Light another cigarette, and let Joseph go.
Original Lyrics:
When you’re feeling down, and your resistance is low, Light another cigarette, and let yourself go.
Rita Coolidge 's, "We're All Alone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Through the caves of owls
Original Lyrics:
Through the caves of ours
Rose Royce's, "Car Wash"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lurk and lurk
Original Lyrics:
Work and work
 
1980s
Alabama's, "If You're Gonna Play in Texas"
Misheard Lyrics:
He said, "We love what you done, boys don't get us wrong,
There's just something missin' on your sauce."
Original Lyrics:
He said, "We love what you're doin', boys don't get us wrong,
There's just something missin' in your song."
Alabama's, "If You're Gonna Play in Texas"
Misheard Lyrics:
I remember down in Houston, we were putting on a show,
When a cowboy in the back stood up and stepped on my toe!
Original Lyrics:
I remember down in Houston, we were putting on a show,
When a cowboy in the back stood up and yelled "Cotton-Eyed Joe!"
Alabama's, "If You're Gonna Play in Texas"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you're gonna pay your taxes, you gotta have a fiddle in the band.
Original Lyrics:
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band.
Andrew Gold's, "Thank You For Being A Friend (Golden Girls Theme)"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're a pal and a cosmonaut
Original Lyrics:
You're a pal and a confidant
Clash's, "Rock the Casbah"
Misheard Lyrics:
The local guitar picking club
Is guitar picking fun
Original Lyrics:
The local guitar picker
Got his guitar picking thumb
Jody Watley's, "Looking for a New Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm looking for a nude love
Original Lyrics:
I'm looking for a new love
Judas Priest's, "Ram It Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rabbit Town
Original Lyrics:
Ram it down
Men at Work's, "Be Good Johnny"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jermaine!
Original Lyrics:
Johnny!
Men at Work's, "Down Under"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm in from a man in Brussels
Original Lyrics:
Buying bread from a man in Brussels
Paul McCartney's, "Coming Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tommy Union
Original Lyrics:
Coming up
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a western town of dead and old....
Original Lyrics:
In a West end town a dead end world...
Phil Collins', "You Can't Hurry Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now free
Original Lyrics:
Now break
Prince's, "1999"
Misheard Lyrics:
Assault me if I go too fast
Original Lyrics:
So sue me if I go too fast
Queen's, "One Vision"
Misheard Lyrics:
One man, one go, one mission
Original Lyrics:
One man, one goal, one mission
The Police's, "Don't Stand So Close To Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
This girl is half insane
Original Lyrics:
This girl is have his age
The Ramones', "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's get f***ed
Original Lyrics:
Blitzkrieg Bop
 
1990s
Deicide's, "When Satan Rules His World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Open the door whoever you are
Original Lyrics:
Open the door Jehovah you whore
Eiffel 65's, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm blue and I will bleed I will die
and I will bleed I will die
and I will bleed I will die
Original Lyrics:
I'm blue - da-ba-de-da-ba-di da-ba-de-da-ba-di da-ba-de-da-ba-di
Eiffel 65's, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
Misheard Lyrics:
it's in and outside
Original Lyrics:
it's sitting outside
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Scar Tissue"
Misheard Lyrics:
With the purple shades it’s a long laid few
Original Lyrics:
With the birds I'll share this lonely view
Sheryl Crow's, "Everyday is a Winding Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
I get a little bit clustered
Original Lyrics:
I get a little bit closer
Smash Mouth's, "All Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
Block star
Original Lyrics:
Hey now you're a rock star
Get the show on, get paid.
TLC's, "Waterfalls"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go, go Jason wonderful
Listen to the lyrics like the way that you used to
Original Lyrics:
Don't go chasing waterfalls,
Please stick to the rivers and lakes that you're used to
The Verve's, "Bittersweet Symphony"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am here—in my MO [= M.O., modus operandi]
Original Lyrics:
I am here in my mold
Tina Turner's, "Disco Inferno"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go baby go
Original Lyrics:
Burn baby burn
 
2000s
Buckwheat Boyz's, "Peanut Butter Jelly Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dago
Original Lyrics:
There he go
D12's, "My Band"
Misheard Lyrics:
All because I'm the niece who takes off my pants
Original Lyrics:
All because I'm the lead singer of my band
Misheard Lyrics:
Now that I'm in love with my best friend
Original Lyrics:
Lucky I'm in love with my best friend
Movie Scripts', "Erin Brockovich"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cancellers
Original Lyrics:
Councilors
Rascal Flatts', "Life Is a Highway"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh my god
Original Lyrics:
All night long
Ricky Martin's, "She Bangs"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sheba, Sheba
Original Lyrics:
She bangs, she bangs
 
2010s
Fall Out Boy's, "Centuries"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mummified my teenage dreams
No, there’s nothing wrong with me
The kids are all gone, the lights are all off
Heavy metal broke my heart
Come on, come on and let me in
I’m frozen and I’m fried with my fingertips
So this is for tonight
The darkness that you felt I never meant for you to fix yourself
Original Lyrics:
Mama, fight my teenage dreams
No, it's nothing wrong with me
The kids are all wrong, the story's aloof
Heavy metal, rock my heart
Come on, come on and let me in
I'm cruising on your thighs, leave my fingerprints
And this is for tonight
I thought that you would feel I never meant for you to fix yourself
Foster The People's, "Pumped Up Kicks"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You better run, better run, outrun my mom.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You better run, better run, faster than my oven.
Original Lyrics:
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You better run, better run, outrun my gun.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.
Maroon 5's, "Girls Like You"
Misheard Lyrics:
We spent the late nights
Making eggs right between us
Original Lyrics:
We spent the late nights
Making things right, between us
Rihanna's, "Work"
Misheard Lyrics:
Work work work work work work Simmer do me dur dur dur dur dur dur Summer butter wah wah wah wah wah wah When you gonna ya ya ya ya ya ya Me naka maka tur tur tur tur tur tur
Original Lyrics:
Work work work work work You see me I be work work work work work You see me do me dirt dirt dirt dirt dirt dirt There’s something ‘bout that work work work work work work When you gonna learn learn learn learn learn learn Me na care if me tire tire tire tire tired
Timmy Trumpet's, "Freaks"
Misheard Lyrics:
The bass and the tweeters make the speakers going "whaa"
Original Lyrics:
The bass and the tweeters make the speakers go to war
Twenty One Pilots', "Stressed Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lightning hurts my face and I have to blink.
Original Lyrics:
My name's Blurryface and I care what you think.
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