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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 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
Frank Sinatra's, "High Hopes"
Misheard Lyrics:
He’s gone high-low
Original Lyrics:
He’s got high hopes
 
1960s
Disney's 'The Jungle Book''s, "I Wan'na Be Like You"
Misheard Lyrics:
An ape like me-e-e
Can learn to be
Human too-oo-oo!
Original Lyrics:
It ain't like me-e-e.
Can I learn to be
You, man, too-oo-oo?
Donovan's, "Atlantis"
Misheard Lyrics:
Which lay before the Greek flood
Original Lyrics:
Which lay before the great flood
Donovan's, "Colours"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the morning, in your eyes
or
In the morning, when we ride
or
In the morning, when we drive
Original Lyrics:
In the morning, when we rise
Donovan's, "There Is a Mountain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Maria
Original Lyrics:
Oh Juanita
Donovan's, "Turquoise"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the kid's disguise
Original Lyrics:
In the pastel skies
Eddie Floyd's, "Knock on Wood"
Misheard Lyrics:
I think I'd better mop, mop, mop the floor
Original Lyrics:
I think I'd better knock, knock, knock on wood
The 5th Dimension's, "Stoned Soul Picnic"
Misheard Lyrics:
There'll be trained opossum (There'll be trained opossum)
There'll be trains of music (There'll be music)
There'll be trains of trust, trains of Laudenberg
Lautenberg, oh, sweet trains of sun, surry on down
Original Lyrics:
There'll be trains of blossoms (There'll be trains of blossoms)
There'll be trains of music (There'll be music)
There'll be trains of trust, trains of golden dust
Come along and surry on, sweet trains of thought, surry on down
The Searchers', "Love Potion Number Nine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gypsy with gold capped tooth
Original Lyrics:
Broke my little bottle of Love potion no. 9
 
1970s
Average White Band's, "Pick Up the Pieces"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pick up the B6
or
Pick up the V6
Original Lyrics:
Pick Up the Pieces
Barbra Streisand's, "Evergreen (Love Theme from a Star Is Born)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Time we’ve learned to sell a book
Original Lyrics:
Time we’ve learned to sail above
Bee Gees', "How Deep Is Your Love?"
Misheard Lyrics:
'cause we're reading in a world of books
Original Lyrics:
'cause we're living in a world of fools
Bee Gees', "Too Much Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can see my underwear
Original Lyrics:
I can see beyond forever
Dr. Hook's, "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
probably has adopted home before
Original Lyrics:
problem is I've been fooled before
Electric Light Orchestra's, "Ma-Ma-Belle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on with my healthy loaf
Original Lyrics:
Keep on with my heavy load
Grateful Dead's, "Brown Eyed Women"
Misheard Lyrics:
The blotter was dusty, but the liquid was clean
Original Lyrics:
The bottle was dusty, but the liquor was clean.
Squeeze's, "Slap and Tickle"
Misheard Lyrics:
She was frigid like Joe Biden
Original Lyrics:
She was frigid like a bible
Steve Miller Band's, "Jet Airliner"
Misheard Lyrics:
Big old hairy vagina
Gonna wanna make you stay
Original Lyrics:
Big old jet airliner
Don't carry me too far away
Wings', "Let 'Em In"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sister Suzy, Brother John, Martin Bormann, Phil and Don
Original Lyrics:
Sister Suzy, Brother John, Martin Luther, Phil and Don
 
1980s
Aretha Franklin's, "Freeway of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Girl! Girl! Girl!
Original Lyrics:
Go! Go! Go!
Buckner & Garcia's, "Do the Donkey Kong"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do the copycat!
Original Lyrics:
Do the Donkey Kong!
Fleetwood Mac's, "Everywhere"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want you to take me everywhere
Original Lyrics:
I wanna be with you everywhere
Irene Cara's, "Fame"
Misheard Lyrics:
Breaker-ba
Original Lyrics:
Remember
Lionel Richie's, "Hello"
Misheard Lyrics:
Below
Original Lyrics:
Hello
Natalie Cole's, "Pink Cadillac"
Misheard Lyrics:
For the bullish things I do
Original Lyrics:
For the foolish things I do
Survivor's, "Burning Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a birthday card
Original Lyrics:
With a burning heart
 
1990s
Bjork's, "Big Time Sensuality"
Misheard Lyrics:
It takes courage to enjoy the end
Then woohoo!
And we turn to a big time sensuality
Original Lyrics:
It takes courage to enjoy it
The hardcore and the gentle
Big time sensuality
Chemical Brothers', "Block Rockin' Beats"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are you not ready to rock steady?
OR
Are you ready to rock steady?
Original Lyrics:
We're about ready to rock steady
Imajin's, "Shorty (You Keep Playin’ with My Mind)"
Misheard Lyrics:
You’re cheesy all the time
Original Lyrics:
You tease me all the time
M People's, "Don't Look Any Further"
Misheard Lyrics:
Day of Amadeus, mumbo-jumbo G-I-O
Original Lyrics:
Day o umba day o mambu ji ay o
Michael Jackson's, "Black or White"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not going to spend my life being a cola
Original Lyrics:
I'm not going to spend my life being a color
Mr Blobby's, "Mr Blobby"
Misheard Lyrics:
No Captain Cool
(Later)
Although he's unconventional, it's true
(Later)
Blobby, Mr Blobby, your deeds are guaranteed to shoot them high
Original Lyrics:
No cat too cool
(Later)
Although he's unconventional in hue
(Later)
Blobby, Mr Blobby, your deeds are guaranteed to stupefy
Phil Collins', "Do You Remember?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Despite all the pain
Original Lyrics:
In spite of all the pain
Wet Wet Wet's, "Don't Want To Forgive Me Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
She casts the spell to freeze me
She's on the mike, she's out of touch
(Later)
The roses are withered, darling
It's true that life's like this
Original Lyrics:
She casts the spell then leaves me
She's on the make, she's out of touch
(Later)
The rose in a withered garden
Then true love lies like this
 
2000s
Cast of Between the Lions', "Silent E Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Silently
Original Lyrics:
Silent E
Misheard Lyrics:
C-R-O-P, crop
Original Lyrics:
Cream of the O-P crop
Cast of Between the Lions', "Sometimes Y"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why don’t you cry?
Original Lyrics:
Y, don’t you cry
Cast of Between the Lions', "Without an S"
Misheard Lyrics:
Even the big blues would be you without a mess
or
Even the blues would be blue with PMS
Original Lyrics:
Even the blues would be blue without an S
Commercial's, "Sleepy's"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just sleepy for the rest of your life
Original Lyrics:
Trust Sleepy's for the rest of your life
Usher's, "Yeah!"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, well, well
Original Lyrics:
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
 
2010s
Sabaton's, "Coat of arms"
Misheard Lyrics:
Look north
Original Lyrics:
Look now
 
country
Alan Jackson's, "Drive (For Daddy Gene)"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I was kinky emulsion
Original Lyrics:
But I was king of the ocean
 
misc
Carl Orff's, "O Fortuna"
Misheard Lyrics:
O vulture nuts!
Original Lyrics:
O fortuna!
Cast of the Wizard of Oz's, "Follow the Yellow Brick Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Follow the elephant's roar
Original Lyrics:
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
 
xmas
Backstreet Boys', "Christmas Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
When we saw the world in Hominy
Original Lyrics:
When we saw the world in harmony
Barenaked Ladies', "Green Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bundle up against the core
Original Lyrics:
Bundle up against the cold
Boney M's, "Mary's Boy Child"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let everyone know,
There is hope for all to find sleaze
Original Lyrics:
Let everyone know,
There is hope for all to find peace
Nat King Cole's, "O Come, All Ye Faithful"
Misheard Lyrics:
O God, let us adore him
Original Lyrics:
O come let us adore him
Peggy Lee's, "Happy Holiday"
Misheard Lyrics:
May the calendar keep winging
or
May the calendar keep dreaming
Original Lyrics:
May the calendar keep bringing
Ray Conniff's, "Ring Christmas Bells"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rain Christmas bells
Original Lyrics:
Ring Christmas bells
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