Lyrics for the Next Saturday in the Park Public Sing-Along
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This month we’re singing famous mondegreens – the ones below are courtesy of this article.
We will only be singing the ones with links, otherwise, it would take two hours! Plus we have sung some of these recently so, well, repeats.
Saturday In The Park (we always start here)
Mondegreen: There’s a bathroom on the right.
Should be: There’s a bad moon on the rise.
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Mondegreen: ‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy.
Should be: ‘Scuse me, while I kiss the sky.
Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
Mondegreen: Bake me a pie of love.
Should be: Bring me a higher love.
Higher Love – Steve Winwood
Mondegreen: I want a piece of bacon.
Should be: I wanna be sedated.
I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
Mondegreen: I sometimes wish I’d never been boiled in oil.
Should be: I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all.
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Mondegreen: No Dukes of Hazzard in the classroom.
Should be: No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd
Mondegreen: We are living in a Cheerio world, and I am a Cheerio girl.
Should be: We are living in a material world, and I am a material girl.
Material Girl – Madonna
Mondegreen: Wrapped up like a douche, another runner in the night.
Should be: Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.
Blinded by the Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Mondegreen: Take your pants down and make it happen.
Should be: Take your passion and make it happen.
Flashdance – Irene Cara
Mondegreen: Back in ’55, we were makin’ fun that hurts.
Should be: Back in ’55, we were makin’ thunderbirds.
Makin’ Thunderbirds – Bob Seger
Mondegreen: I can see you … your bra-strap’s shining in the sun.
Should be: I can see you … your brown skin shining in the sun.
The Boys of Summer – Don Henley
Mondegreen: A year has gone since I broke my nose.
Should be: A year has passed since I wrote my note.
Message in a Bottle – The Police
Mondegreen: And there’s a wino down the road.
Should be: And as we wind on down the road.
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Mondegreen: Your legs move but I can’t hear what you’re saying.
Should be: Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying.
Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
Mondegreen: See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen.
Should be: See that girl, watch that scene, digging the dancing queen.
Dancing Queen – Abba
Mondegreen: There’s nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do.
Should be: There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do.
Africa – Toto
Mondegreen: Joy to the visions that the people see.
Should be: Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea.
Joy to the World – Three Dog Night
Mondegreen: Are you ringing in the ears?
Should be: Are you reelin’ in the years?
Reelin’ In The Years – Steely Dan
Mondegreen: I got my first real sex dream, I was 5 at the time.
Should be: I got my first real six-string, bought it at the five-and-dime.
Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Mondegreen: Money for nothin’ and chips for free.
Should be: Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free.
Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
Mondegreen: Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you.
Should be: Every time you go away, you take a piece of me with you.
Every Time You Go Away – Paul Young
Mondegreen: It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not.
Should be: It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Mondegreen: Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her.
Should be: Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer.
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Happy (we always close with this one)
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