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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
Hoyt Curtin's, "Quick Draw McGraw "
Misheard Lyrics:
The high pollutinest, fast and shootinest, cowboy you ever saw, that's Quick Draw McGraw.
Original Lyrics:
The high fallutinest, fast and shootinest cowboy you ever saw, that's Quick Draw McGraw.
 
1960s
Billy Joe Royal's, "Down in the Boondocks"
Misheard Lyrics:
Down in the boudoir
Original Lyrics:
Down in the boondocks
 
1970s
AC/DC's, "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
Misheard Lyrics:
General Lee and the Thunder Chief.
Original Lyrics:
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap.
Billy Joel's, "The Entertainer"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am the educator
Original Lyrics:
I am the entertainer
Elvis Presley's, "Burning Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty love
or
Dirty mop
Original Lyrics:
Burning love
Golden Earring's, "Radar Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
She serves me comfort coming in from the bluff
It don't even matter at all
Original Lyrics:
She sends her comfort coming in from above
We don't need no letter at all
Jim Croce's, "I Got a Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
But they can't shave me
Original Lyrics:
But they can't change me
LaBelle's, "Lady Marmalade"
Misheard Lyrics:
Boys drink all that mango ya want
Original Lyrics:
The boy drank all that magnolia wine
LaBelle's, "Lady Marmalade"
Misheard Lyrics:
He set in a boon dock of scene Frenchie love,
Boys drink all that mango ya want.
Original Lyrics:
He sat in her boudoir while she freshened up,
Boy drank all that magnolia wine.
LaBelle's, "Lady Marmalade"
Misheard Lyrics:
He set in a boon dock of sweet Frenchie love,
Boys drink all that mango ya want.
Oh oh, black satin Jeans suedes on the feet, yeah.
Original Lyrics:
He sat in her boudoir while she freshened up,
Boy drank all that Magnolia wine.
On her black satin sheets
Is where he started to freak, yeah.
LaBelle's, "Lady Marmalade"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now he's back home doin' 95.
Living with great satellite.
Original Lyrics:
Now he's back home doin' 9 to 5
Living the grey flannel life.
LaBelle's, "Lady Marmalade"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sex on the beach with a side order of chili fries. More! More! More!
Original Lyrics:
Made the savage beast inside roar until he cried, 'More! More! More!'
Lynyrd Skynyrd's, "Gimme Three Steps"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ba-by steps
Original Lyrics:
Gimme three steps
Sanford-Townsend Band 's, "Smoke From a Distant Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
And if the trees don't hit you on your way out.
Original Lyrics:
Don't let the screen door hit you on your way out.
Styx's, "Lorelei"
Misheard Lyrics:
As gentle as a butter pie
Original Lyrics:
As gentle as a butterfly
Yvonne Elliman's, "If I Can't Have You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm surviving every night and day
Original Lyrics:
I'm surviving every lonely day
 
1980s
ABBA's, "When All Is Said and Done"
Misheard Lyrics:
We are lions, snakes, monkeys
or
We are flies, snakes, monkeys
Original Lyrics:
We fly instinctively
AC/DC's, "Hells Bells"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cow's bells
Original Lyrics:
Hells bells
Alison Moyet's, "Is This Love?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Settee work, oily hands make these thoughts
Had I planned them, they never would be teasing me
As viciously as thee
Original Lyrics:
Set to work idle hands make these thoughts
Had I planned them they never would be teasing me
As viciously as these
Cyndi Lauper's, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
Misheard Lyrics:
They're just brothers
Original Lyrics:
They just wanna
Deacon Blue's, "Real Gone Kid"
Misheard Lyrics:
And a player of old 45s
That now mean nothing to me
(Later)
Leave me alone, leave me alone
About all the old 45s
And the paperback brooms
And it's scattered all the photographs
Of cumbersome sons
Original Lyrics:
And I'll play you old 45s
That now mean nothing to me
(Later)
Let me know, let me know
About all the old 45s
And the paperback rooms
And it's scattered all the photographs
Of summers and suns
Depeche Mode's, "Just Can't Get Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I just can't get in love
Original Lyrics:
And I just can't get enough
Hall & Oates', "Maneater"
Misheard Lyrics:
And she kept time by a pearly Tag Heuer
Original Lyrics:
A she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar
Moti Special's, "Cold Days, Hot Nights"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can't find my feet
Original Lyrics:
I keep on my feet
Musical Youth's, "Pass the Dutchie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Archie brothers on the left hand side
Original Lyrics:
Pass the dutchie on the left hand side.
Sting's, "If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free"
Misheard Lyrics:
Three three, Satcom Three
Original Lyrics:
Free, free, set them free
 
1990s
Backstreet Boys', "All I Have to Give"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't care what he does to make you smile,
But I'll be there to make you cry
Original Lyrics:
I don't know what he does to make you cry,
But I'll be there to make you smile
Backstreet Boys', "As Long as You Love Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't care who you've bitten in your history
As long as you ain't killin' me
Original Lyrics:
Don't care what is written in your history
As long as you're here with me
Backstreet Boys', "As Long as You Love Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
It doesn't really matter if you're old or young,
It seems like were meant to be
Original Lyrics:
It doesn't really matter if you're on the run,
It seems like were meant to be
Backstreet Boys', "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Am I original? (Yeah.)
Am I the only one? (Yeah.)
If I sex you out?
Original Lyrics:
Am I original? (Yeah.)
Am I the only one? (Yeah.)
Am I sexual?
Backstreet Boys', "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Am I rich enough?
Original Lyrics:
Am I original?
Backstreet Boys', "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I sex you while
Original Lyrics:
Am I sexual?
Backstreet Boys', "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Backstreet smacks, alright!
Original Lyrics:
Backstreet's back, all right!
Backstreet Boys', "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Backstreet's tracked, alright!
Original Lyrics:
Backstreet's back, alright!
Backstreet Boys', "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can I sex you up? (Yeah)
Original Lyrics:
Am I sexual? (Yeah)
Backstreet Boys', "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can I sex you up?
Original Lyrics:
Am I sexual?
Backstreet Boys', "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna tell the world naked understand.
Original Lyrics:
I'm gonna tell the world make you understand.
Backstreet Boys', "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
Misheard Lyrics:
You better rub your butt enough
Original Lyrics:
You better rock your body now
Backstreet Boys', "Everybody, Backstreet's Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
Anal sexual!
Original Lyrics:
Am I sexual?
Commercial's, "Pepto-Bismol"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nachos, tacos, empanadas, jalapeƱos Buritos!
Original Lyrics:
Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea
Culture Beat's, "Mr. Vain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Calling Mr. Famous.
Calling Mr. Wrong.
Calling Mr. Fame.
I know what I want, and I want it now.
I want you, 'cause I'm Mr. Famous.
Original Lyrics:
Call him Mr. Raider.
Call him Mr. Wrong.
Call him insane.
He'd say, "I know what I want, and I want it now."
"I want you, 'cause I'm Mr. Vain."
Enya's, "Anywhere Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
But all I hear are loathed sounds
or
But all I hear are those sounds
Original Lyrics:
But all I hear are low sounds
Jamiroquai's, "Cosmic Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Right across from where I'm spinning
or
Right across from where I'm spending
(Later)
Do I have to go for chicken
'Cause it's you that should be a chicken
So she's a lesbian, me with her cosmic eyes
She's just a cosmic girl
From another galaxy
My heart, you see, would rather be
Original Lyrics:
Right across from where I'm standing
(Later)
Do I have to go star-trekking
'Cause it's you I should be checking
So she laser beamed me with her cosmic eyes
She's just a cosmic girl
From another galaxy
My heart's at zero gravity
Jamiroquai's, "Virtual Insanity"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a world where a man can eat a toe
Original Lyrics:
It's a wonder man can eat at all.
Modest Mouse's, "Interstate 8"
Misheard Lyrics:
You go out like a retard
Original Lyrics:
You go out like a riptide
Neneh Cherry's, "Buddy X"
Misheard Lyrics:
Call yourself a fan-made man?
Talking about your family's plants
(Later)
And what about your gunman?
Original Lyrics:
Call yourself a family man?
Talking about your family's plans
(Later)
And what about your woman?
The Beautiful South's, "Pretenders to the Throne"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're European, that's not where I mean
It's got glass and it's got elegance
Like you've never seen
Original Lyrics:
If you've been, that's not where I mean
It's got class and it's got excellence
Like you've never seen
 
2000s
Death Cab For Cutie's, "The New Year"
Misheard Lyrics:
As dirty dialogues bleed into one
Original Lyrics:
As thirty dialogues bleed into one
Taio Cruz's, "Break Your Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Before I up and leave you
or
Before, I'd love to leave you
Original Lyrics:
Before I love and leave you
 
misc
Sophie Ellis-Bextor's, "Murder on the Dance Floor"
Misheard Lyrics:
And salt, and salt, and salt, and salt, and salt, and salt, and salt
Original Lyrics:
And so, and so, and so, and so, and so, and so, and so
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