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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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Feb 16
ONE WEEK NOTICE: "This Is Me"

Come one, come all, to the greatest challenge on earth! Parody the Oscar nominated hit song: "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman! Everybody's invited! (Comments & Parodies)

Feb 9
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Malibu" 2.0 (For February 16)

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! (Comments & Parodies)

Feb 2
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Malibu"

Come and join us again in our One Week Notice competition! It's Miley Week, with her brand new hit "Malibu" from 2017! (Comments & Parodies)

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Misheard Lyrics Stories -> Latest Entry

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
Ray Charles', "(Night Time Is) the Right Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Body day
Original Lyrics:
Night and day
The Animals', "House Of The Rising Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
Is when he is on and drunk.
Original Lyrics:
Is when he is on, a drug.
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Chiquitita"
Misheard Lyrics:
You will have no time for breathing.
Original Lyrics:
You will have no time for grieving.
Allan Sherman's, "Moss-Covered Three-Handled Family Gredunza"
Misheard Lyrics:
That my old feline farther bequeathed to me
Original Lyrics:
That my old feline father bequeathed to me
Anne Murray's, "Danny's Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love the guy who holds the work in a paper cup
Original Lyrics:
Love the guy who holds the world in a paper cup
Bruce Springsteen's, "Kitty's Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
She'll have to marry some top cat, ain't it the cool truth
Original Lyrics:
She left to marry some top cat, ain't it the cool truth
Bruce Springsteen's, "Kitty's Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well you better let 'em move fast when they're young
Original Lyrics:
Well you better learn to move fast when you're young
Jackson Browne's, "Redneck Friend"
Misheard Lyrics:
Honey let me introduce you to my red headed friend
Original Lyrics:
Honey let me introduce you to my redneck friend
Jim Croce's, "Time in a Bottle"
Misheard Lyrics:
If I could save time on the bottom
Original Lyrics:
If I could save time in a bottle
John Denver's, "Annie's Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
You give out my censors
Original Lyrics:
You fill up my senses
Kansas', "Carry On Wayward Son"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shirley Feeney waits for you
Original Lyrics:
Surely heaven waits for you
Shirley Bassey's, "Diamonds are Forever"
Misheard Lyrics:
They're lost in love
Original Lyrics:
They'll luster on
Steely Dan's, "Reelin' in the Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are you screaming in my ear?
Original Lyrics:
Are you reelin' in the years?
Steve Miller Band's, "Heart Like a Wheel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hot like a wheel
Original Lyrics:
heart like a wheel
Steve Miller Band's, "Jet Airliner"
Misheard Lyrics:
Big ol' Jedi Line Out
Original Lyrics:
Big ol' jet airliner
The Who's, "Who Are You?"
Misheard Lyrics:
New Orleans. New-new new-new
Original Lyrics:
Who are you? Who-who who-who
 
1980s
Misheard Lyrics:
Relax, just jump on it.
When you want to come
Original Lyrics:
Relax, don't do it
When you want to come
Genesis', "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm/We're gonna make it life
Original Lyrics:
I'm/We're gonna make it right
Jerry Bilik's, "Bless the Beast"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bless the bees and bless the children
Original Lyrics:
Bless the beast and bless the children
Led Zeppelin's, "Fool in the Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well there's a line in your eye that can't shine
Original Lyrics:
Well there's a light in your eye that keeps shining
Phil Collins', "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just a mammary of your taste
Original Lyrics:
Just a memory of your face
Phil Collins', "Sussudio"
Misheard Lyrics:
So-so dubious
Original Lyrics:
Su-Sussudio
Steve Miller Band's, "Abracadabra"
Misheard Lyrics:
Afro, afro on Debra
Original Lyrics:
Abra-Abracadabra
Steve Miller Band's, "Abracadabra"
Misheard Lyrics:
I eat up, I can't go down
Original Lyrics:
I heat up, I can't cool down
 
1990s
Carpenters', "Top of the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
You almost put me on the top of the world
Original Lyrics:
Your love's put me on the top of the world
La Bouche's, "Sweet Dreams"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got a sweet dream of Riverdancing
Don't make me win
Don't make me win
Original Lyrics:
I got a sweet dream of rhythm and dancing
Don't make me wait
Don't make me wait
Metallica's, "Sad But True"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sex patrol
Original Lyrics:
Sad but true
Next's, "Butta Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Butter lard
Original Lyrics:
Butta Love
Next's, "I Still Love You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm still in the foyer, girl
Original Lyrics:
I'm still for you, girl
Next's, "Too Close"
Misheard Lyrics:
I try but I can't find it
Original Lyrics:
I try but I can't hide it
R.E.M. 's, "Man on the Moon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here’s a truck stop instead of St. Peter
Mr. Andy Kauffman in the water heater
Original Lyrics:
Here’s a truck stop instead of Saint Peter
Mr. Andy Kauffman went wrestling.
Smash Mouth's, "All Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey now, you're a monster!
Original Lyrics:
Hey now, you're an All-Star.
Spin Doctors', "Two Princes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dollars in his pockets
Original Lyrics:
Diamonds in his pockets
Tal Bachman's, "She's So High"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mountaintops of silicone
Original Lyrics:
No tucks or silicone
Toad the Wet Sprocket's, "All I Want"
Misheard Lyrics:
The even speed
Original Lyrics:
The evening speaks
USA for Africa's, "We Are the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
So that's our kitten
Original Lyrics:
So let's start giving
Van Halen's, "Right Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
You lose a river
Original Lyrics:
You lose the rhythm
 
2000s
Coldplay's, "Viva La Vida"
Misheard Lyrics:
I hear Jetson bells are ringing
Original Lyrics:
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Commercial's, "Put a Smile On (McDonald's TV Commercial Jingle)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am fender I am fender
Original Lyrics:
Put a smile on, put a smile on.
Five For Fighting's, "Superman (It's Not Easy)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Men want men to ride with clowns between their knees.
Original Lyrics:
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees.
Kid Rock's, "All Summer Long"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sipping lipstick at the bottom
Original Lyrics:
Sipping whiskey out the bottle
Rihanna's, "Disturbia"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your mom is in the studio
Original Lyrics:
Your mind is in disturbia
 
2010s
Demi Lovato's, "Sorry Not Sorry"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I'm out here looking like a b*tch
Original Lyrics:
Now I'm out here looking like revenge
Demi Lovato's, "Sorry Not Sorry"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I'm out
Here looking like a b*tch
Original Lyrics:
Now I'm out
Here looking like Revenge
Ed Sheeran's, "Perfect"
Misheard Lyrics:
Barefoot on the cross
Original Lyrics:
Barefoot on the grass
Future's, "Mask Off"
Misheard Lyrics:
Parkinson's, Milo Parkinson's
Original Lyrics:
Percocets, Molly, Percocets
Post Malone's, "White Iverson"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm saucin', I do the saltin'
Original Lyrics:
I'm saucin', I do this often
Walk the Moon's, "One Foot"
Misheard Lyrics:
One photograph of the other.
Original Lyrics:
One foot in front of the other
Yakuza 6 Soundtrack's, "Honjitsu wa Diamond"
Misheard Lyrics:
get on my bagel
Original Lyrics:
get up my baby
 
christian
Bob Carlisle's, "Butterfly Kisses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Butterfly pisses
Original Lyrics:
Butterfly kisses
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