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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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May 3
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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1950s
Jackie Wilson's, "Lonely Teardrops"
Misheard Lyrics:
My heart is hidin’, hidin’
Love the cheese drops
Original Lyrics:
My heart is cryin’, cryin’
Lonely teardrops
 
1970s
Bonnie Tyler's, "Lost in France"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the street a friend was playing
Original Lyrics:
In the street a band was playing
Bonnie Tyler's, "Married Men"
Misheard Lyrics:
They whine you and dine you
Original Lyrics:
They wine you and dine you
Bonnie Tyler's, "More Than a Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
Plumbing like leaks
Original Lyrics:
Falling like leaves
Carole King's, "I Feel the Earth Move"
Misheard Lyrics:
I feel this guy fumbling down
Original Lyrics:
I feel the sky tumbling down
Carole King's, "It's Too Late"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now you look so unhappy
And I feel like a food
Original Lyrics:
Now you look so unhappy
And I feel like a fool
Carole King's, "So Far Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Doesn't ever know
Original Lyrics:
Doesn't help to know
Elton John's, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can't let leaving your pet out
Original Lyrics:
You can't plant me in your penthouse
Fleetwood Mac's, "Go Your Own Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can throw it away
Original Lyrics:
You can go your own way
John Denver's, "Rocky Mountain High"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rockin' mighty fine
Original Lyrics:
Rocky Mountain High
John Mellencamp's, "I Need a Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
I need a mother that won’t drive me crazy
Original Lyrics:
I need a lover that won’t drive me crazy
Pilot's, "Magic"
Misheard Lyrics:
Never believe it's my song
Original Lyrics:
Never believe it's not so
Pilot's, "Magic"
Misheard Lyrics:
Uh-oh, it's magic
Original Lyrics:
Oh, oh, oh, it's magic
Van Morrison's, "Domino"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, dining out
Original Lyrics:
Oh, domino
 
1980s
Bonnie Tyler's, "Holding Out for a Hero"
Misheard Lyrics:
I need a beer mug
Original Lyrics:
I need a hero
Dan Fogelberg's, "Missing You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Along for too long
Original Lyrics:
Alone for too long
Disney's 'The Little Mermaid''s, "Part of Your World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bred them women, sick of swimmin', ready to stand.
Original Lyrics:
Bright young women, sick of swimmin', ready to stand.
Fleetwood Mac's, "Gypsy"
Misheard Lyrics:
You see you're in D.C.
Original Lyrics:
You see your gypsy
John Mellencamp's, "Cherry Bomb"
Misheard Lyrics:
And grooming was grooming
Original Lyrics:
And groovy was groovy
John Mellencamp's, "Crumblin’ Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some people say that I’m nauseous and feeling sick
Original Lyrics:
Some people say that I’m obnoxious and lazy
Paula Abdul's, "The Way That You Love Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's just the way that you're in Raleigh
Original Lyrics:
It's just the way that you love me
Rick Springfield's, "Jessie’s Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wish that I had Gypsie's girl.
Original Lyrics:
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
Squeeze's, "Labelled with Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like some kind of wish with blue fingers in mittens
Original Lyrics:
Like some kind of witch with blue fingers in mittens
The Vapors', "Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm Carrie Fisher
Original Lyrics:
I got your picture
Whitney Houston's, "Saving All My Love for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I'm sending all my love for you
Original Lyrics:
Now I'm saving all my love for you
Whitney Houston's, "So Emotional"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a shock what love can do
or
It's shocking what love can do
Original Lyrics:
Ain't it shocking what love can do?
Whitney Houston's, "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the only thing I've yearned
Original Lyrics:
And the only thing I've learned
 
1990s
'N Sync's, "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"
Misheard Lyrics:
More precious than any life in a pearl
Original Lyrics:
More precious than any diamond or pearl
B*witched's, "Jump Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's why I'm letting you go
Gotta jump down
You're always around
Just stopping the ground
OR
Just stabbing the ground
Original Lyrics:
That's why I'm letting you know
Gotta jump down
You're always around
Just stamping the ground
Disney's The Lion King's, "The Circle of Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gods of Ehn’gha
Original Lyrics:
Nants ingonyama
Joan Osborne's, "One of Us"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cept for the pub maybe in Rome.
Original Lyrics:
'Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome.
Metallica's, "Enter Sandman"
Misheard Lyrics:
tuck you in, warm within, keep you free from sin
'Til Yosemite [Sam] comes.
Original Lyrics:
tuck you in, warm within, keep you free from sin
'Til the Sandman, he comes
New Order's, "Regret"
Misheard Lyrics:
Look at me, I've got you
Original Lyrics:
Look at me, I'm not you
Snap!'s, "The Power"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the lyrics of Jesse James
Original Lyrics:
I'm the lyrical Jesse James
Technotronic's, "Get Up (Before the Night Is Over)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get it on, get a move on, kiss
Original Lyrics:
Get it on, get a move on, kids
Technotronic's, "Get Up (Before the Night Is Over)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna see you potty
or
I wanna see your body
Original Lyrics:
I wanna see you party
Technotronic's, "Get Up (Before the Night is Over)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get down to the beef
Original Lyrics:
Get down to the beat
Technotronic's, "Move This"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on, Hoosiers!
Original Lyrics:
Come on, move this!
Technotronic's, "This Beat is Technotronic"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't need your face and my erection
Original Lyrics:
I don't need your face in my direction
The Bucketheads', "The Bomb (From ESPN Presents Jock Jams)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pea pies, pudding, chips, and rice
Original Lyrics:
Street sounds swirling through my mind
Defense!
 
2000s
John Bergeron's, "I Feel Fantastic"
Misheard Lyrics:
I feel Santa’s dick
Hey hey hey
You feel Santa’s dick
Hey hey hey
You are Santa’s dick
Hey Hey Hey
Original Lyrics:
I feel fantastic
Hey hey hey
You feel fantastic
Hey hey hey
You are fantastic
Hey hey hey
Misheard Lyrics:
So God is dead, like Meacham said.
Original Lyrics:
So God is dead, like Nietzsche said.
Marc Anthony's, "I Need To Know"
Misheard Lyrics:
I Nintendo, I Nintendo (I need 'Tendo, I need 'Tendo)
Original Lyrics:
I need to know, I need to know
Michelle Branch's, "All You Wanted"
Misheard Lyrics:
We figured out then
Original Lyrics:
We figured out that
Pink's, "Just Like a Pill"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're just like a bell
Original Lyrics:
You're just like a pill
Sheryl Crow's, "Soak Up the Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna sum up this song
Original Lyrics:
I'm gonna soak up the sun
 
2010s
John Legend's, "All of Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're my downfall, you're my youth
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues
I can't stop singing, it's ringing, in my head for you
Original Lyrics:
You're my downfall, you're my muse
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues
I can't stop singing, it's ringing, in my head for you
Lana Del Rey's, "Summertime Sadness"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dancin' in the dark in the pilgrim light
Original Lyrics:
Dancin' in the dark in the pale moon light
Lana Del Rey's, "Summertime Sadness"
Misheard Lyrics:
Honey I'm-I'm fine, I feel it everywhere
Original Lyrics:
Honey I'm on fire, I feel it everywhere
 
misc
Doja Cat's, "Need to Know"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, wait, you a fan of the merch?
Original Lyrics:
Oh, wait, you a fan of the magic?
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