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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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May 11
ONE WEEK NOTICE - "Myxomatosis" Due May 18

On Friday May 18th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright, and I'm now inviting you (Yes, that means YOU!) to write one too. (Comments & Parodies)

May 4
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Gimme Sympathy" (Due May 11)

On Friday May 11th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright, and I'm now inviting you (Yes, that means YOU!) to write one too. (Comments & Parodies)

May 1
ONE WEEK NOTICE - "Short Skirt, Long Jacket"

The core of One Week Notice is this: We all write parodies of the same original song - and then we post them on the same day! DUE MAY 3RD, 2018 (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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Misheard Lyrics -> Latest Entries

 
1960s
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hoist up the zombie sail
Original Lyrics:
Hoist up the John B's sail!
The Marcels', "Heartaches"
Misheard Lyrics:
Party, party
Original Lyrics:
Heartaches, heartaches
 
1970s
AC/DC's, "TNT"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lock up your pet, oh run for your life
Original Lyrics:
Lock up your back door, run for you life
Bee Gees', "Love You Inside Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love you inside an ant
Original Lyrics:
Love you inside and out
Bill Withers', "Lovely Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
Coverage, coverage, coverage, coverage
Original Lyrics:
lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovely day
Billy Joel's, "Big Shot"
Misheard Lyrics:
You had to open up around
Original Lyrics:
You had to open up your mouth
Billy Joel's, "Just the Way You Are"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're two for million
Original Lyrics:
You're too familiar
Billy Joel's, "Until the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've been denied
I've been denied
Whoa
I just like bacon
Original Lyrics:
Until the Night
Until the Night
Whoa
I just might make it
James Gang's, "Walk Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wonka Way
Original Lyrics:
Walk away
Manfred Mann's Earth Band's, "Blinded by the Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
And she was blinded by the light
Wrapped up like a douche and a rotor in the night
Original Lyrics:
And she was blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.
Molly Hatchet's, "Flirtin' with Disaster"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I'm floodin' with disaster
Original Lyrics:
And I'm flirtin' with disaster
Misheard Lyrics:
Hate me
Original Lyrics:
Amie
Steve Miller Band's, "The Joker"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a midnight talker
Original Lyrics:
I'm a midnight toker
 
1980s
.38 Special's, "Hold On Loosely"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on Lucy
Original Lyrics:
hold on loosely
Bob Seger's, "Like a Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lava rock
Original Lyrics:
Like a rock
Commercial's, "Doublemint Gum"
Misheard Lyrics:
Making you evil eyes
Original Lyrics:
Making you realize
Commercial's, "Red Robin"
Misheard Lyrics:
Red Robin...Yo!
Original Lyrics:
Red Robin...Yum!
Commercial's, "Verzenio"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I treat my NBC
Original Lyrics:
And I treat my MBC
Commercial's, "Wrigley's Spearmint Gum"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's that little lick from Wrigley's Spearmint Gum
Original Lyrics:
It's that little lift from Wrigley's Spearmint Gum
Elton John's, "Nikita"
Misheard Lyrics:
Counting tensioned soldiers in a row
Original Lyrics:
Counting ten tin soldiers in a row
Elton John's, "Sacrifice"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cocaine Heart, as done by you
Original Lyrics:
Cold cold heart, hard done by you
Elton John's, "Sacrifice"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cocaine Heart
Original Lyrics:
Cold, cold heart
Huey Lewis and the News', "The Heart of Rock and Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now the odor may be barely breathing
Original Lyrics:
Now the old boy may be barely breathing
James Reyne's, "Hammer Head"
Misheard Lyrics:
It stands for Lipton tea for the hound in my head
Original Lyrics:
Some silken slip of evil
Hammer head.
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
Misheard Lyrics:
But the Chad I not my son
Original Lyrics:
The kid is not my son.
Mr. Mister's, "Kyrie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Korean Lace along the the road that I must travel
Original Lyrics:
Kyrie eleison down the road that I must travel
Sade's, "Smooth Operator"
Misheard Lyrics:
Smoke by the river
Original Lyrics:
Smooth operator
Sergio Mendes', "Never Gonna Let You Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
I gave some then but now I, hit a ten Or I loved you then but now I, hit a ten
Original Lyrics:
I gave some then but now I intend Or I loved you then but now I intend
The Kinks', "Come Dancing"
Misheard Lyrics:
My aunt Vachona died. Just died.
Original Lyrics:
Part of my childhood died. Just died.
The Pointer Sisters', "I'm So Excited"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know, I know, I know, I know
I want you, I want you
Original Lyrics:
I know, I know, I know, I know
I want to, I want to
 
1990s
Alice In Chains', "Nothin' Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got this dick at 7:38
Can't Hitler for nothing I ate
Original Lyrics:
Began this take at 7:38
Head hit the board, enough that it aches
Boyz II Men's, "Motownphilly"
Misheard Lyrics:
BBC
Original Lyrics:
BBD
Elton John and George Michael's, "Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
News and everything
Original Lyrics:
Losing everything
Genesis', "No Son Of Mine"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know son, you're no son of mine.
Original Lyrics:
You're no son, you're no son of mine.
Mariah Carey's, "Fantasy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Image is a rapture, creep into me so hard
Original Lyrics:
Images of rapture creep into me slowly
Mariah Carey's, "Honey (Bad Boy Remix) "
Misheard Lyrics:
So when you cover your mouth they could hear you still sneeze
Original Lyrics:
So when you cover your mouth they could hear you still scream
The Lion King's, "Circle of Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
Aaaaaah sevenya mamamichi mama
Original Lyrics:
Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba Sithi uhm ingonyama
Misheard Lyrics:
Greenland rocks!
Original Lyrics:
Cleveland Rocks!
 
2000s
Coldplay's, "Viva la Vida"
Misheard Lyrics:
Missionaries in a farm field
Original Lyrics:
Missionaries in a foreign field
Out Hud's, "How Long"
Misheard Lyrics:
How long has it been since Danzig?
Original Lyrics:
How long has it been since then (since then)?
Porcupine Tree's, "Deadwing"
Misheard Lyrics:
I hate all you Jews
Original Lyrics:
Paying all your dues
Switchfoot's, "Meant to Live"
Misheard Lyrics:
We want more than the morals of our fathers
Original Lyrics:
We want more than the wars of our fathers
The Cooler Kids', "Dreams Can Be"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you take a chance and you make the league
Original Lyrics:
If you take a chance and you take a leap
The Cooler Kids', "Dreams Can Be"
Misheard Lyrics:
my crying eyes were too burnt to see
Original Lyrics:
my crying eyes were too blurred to see
 
2010s
Beck's, "No Distraction"
Misheard Lyrics:
W-T-F
Original Lyrics:
Pull you to the left
Dihaj's, "Skeletons"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stroke his cheekbones, think it out
Original Lyrics:
Talk is cheap, don't speak in tongues
Dua Lipa's, "New Rules"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got ohms I got 'em
Original Lyrics:
I got new rules I count 'em
Ed Sheeran's, "Shape of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everythin' is covered in something brand new
Original Lyrics:
Every day discovering something brand new
Gin Wigmore's, "Head to Head"
Misheard Lyrics:
But Howl, it's cold out
Original Lyrics:
But hell, it's cold out
Tich's, "Dumb"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sorry got a weasel
Original Lyrics:
Sorry gotta be so
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