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Friday Funny February 25, 2022 Some Mondegreens

Happy Friday!  Congratulations on making it to the end of February!  This week I thought I would break out some more song lyrics that are often misheard.  (If you want to impress your friends – they are called mondegreens.)  I am guessing there is a good chance one or more of these songs will be stuck in your head until the first of March.

Enjoy!

“We built this city on sausage rolls”/“We built this city on rock and roll”

‘We Built This City’ by Starship

“Saving his life from this warm sausage tea”/“Spare him his life from this monstrosity”

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen

“A year has passed since I broke my nose”/“A year has passed since I wrote my note”

‘Message in a Bottle’ by The Police

“This is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus”/“This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius”

‘Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In’ by Fifth Dimension

“Kicking your cat all over the place”/“Kicking your can all over the place”

‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen

“We didn’t start the fire, it was always burning, said the worst attorney”/ “We didn’t start the fire, it was always burning, since the world’s been turning”

‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ by Billy Joel

“You’ve been outright offensive, for so long now”/“You’ve been out riding fences, for so long now”

‘Desperado’ by The Eagles

“I travel the world in generic jeans”/“I travel the world and the seven seas”

‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ by The Eurythmics

“See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen”/“See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen”

‘Dancing Queen’ by ABBA

“I’ve got two chickens to paralyze”/“I’ve got two tickets to paradise”

‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ by Eddie Money

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

“Late February days; and now, at last,
Might you have thought that winter’s woe was past;
So fair the sky was, and so soft the air.”


~William Morris, “February: Bellerophon in Lycia,” The Earthly Paradise: A Poem, 1870

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Friday Funny December 18, 2020 More Christmas Mondegreens

Happy Friday!  Christmas is fast approaching and the airwaves are filled with holiday songs.  You may be tempted to cut loose and sing along, but are you sure you are singing the correct words?  If have found yourself mishearing words to songs, you just might have found a mondegreen.  Here are some amusing Christmas song mondegreens.  

Enjoy!

Joy to the World – “Joy to the world! The Lord has gum…”

Joy to the World – “Joy to the world – and let’s have fun, let earth receive her keys…”

The First Noel – “Noel, Noel…Barney’s the king of Israel…”

Away in a Manger – “The catalog glowing…”

Away in a Manger – “The cattle are blowing the poor baby away…”

Angels We Have Heard on High – “Gloria in a Chelsea stable…”

O Little Town of Bethlehem  – “Yet in thy dark streets China…”

Frosty – “Frosty the Snowman – Was a jolly happy soul – With a canecob pipe and a bloody nose…”

Twelve Days of Christmas – “On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, ten lawyers leaving…”

Jingle Bells – ‘“Bells on bob tails ring, making spare ribs bright, what fun it is to laugh and sing, a slaying song tonight…”

Deck the Halls – “Don we now our day of peril, Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la…”

 THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

“Come in, — come in! and know me better, man! I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. Look upon me! You have never seen the like of me before!”  ~ Charles Dickens,  A Christmas Carol

Friday Funny June 26, 2015 More Mondegreens

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Happy Friday!  This week I thought I would share some song lyrics that are often misheard.  If you want to impress your friends – they are called  mondegreens.  (As an added bonus at least one of these songs will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.)

Enjoy!

“and there’s a wino down the road – I should have stolen Oreos”/”and as we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our souls” (Led Zeppelin, “Stairway to Heaven)

“bring me an iron lung!”/”bring me a higher love” (Steve Winwood, “Higher Love’)

“you’ve got mud on your face, front disc brakes”/”you’ve got mud on your face, a big disgrace” (Queen, “We Will Rock You”)

“no dukes of hazzard in the classroom”/”no dark sarcasm in the classroom” (Pink Floyd, “Another Brick in the Wall”)

“stuffing my face with his fingers”/”strumming my fate with his fingers” (Roberta Flack, “Killing Me Softly”)

“you hardly talk to me anymore, when I Kung Fu the door at the end of the day”/”you hardly talk to me anymore, when I come through the door at the end of the day” )Neil Diamond, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”)

“Won’t you be my bald-headed woman? I want to be your bald-headed man”/”Won’t you be my forever woman? I want to be your forever man” (Eric Clapton, “Forever Man”)

“hit me with your pet shark”/”hit me with your best shot” (Pat Benatar, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”)

“Hold me closer, Tony Danza” / “Hold me closer, tiny dancer” (Elton John, “Tiny Dancer”)

“That’s why they call me baboon” / “That’s Why They Call It the Blues” (Elton John, “I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues”)

“There’s a bathroom on the right” / “There’s a bad moon on the rise” (Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Bad Moon Rising”)

“Alfred” / “Half-breed” (Cher, “Half-breed”)

“I’m not talking about millennium” / “I’m Not Talkin’ About Movin’ In” (England Dan & John Ford Coley, “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight”)

“They were all impressed with your Halston dress and the people you knew at the lanes” / “They were all impressed with your Halston dress and the people you knew at Elaine’s” (Billy Joel, “Big Shot”)

“Baking carrot biscuits.” / “Taking care of business.” (Bachman-Turner Overdrive, “Takin’ Care of Business”)

“Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her” / “then I saw her face, now I’m a believer.” (Monkeys, “I’m a Believer”)

“What a nice surprise when you’re out of ice.” / “What a nice surprise bring your alibis.” (Eagles, “Hotel California”)

“She’s got a chicken to ride.”/ “She’s got a ticket to ride.” (Beetles, “Ticket to Ride”)

“Donuts make my brown eyes blue.” / “Don’t it make my brown eyes blue.”
 (Crystal Gale, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”)

Thought for the Week

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. ~Colette

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