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I used to believe the lyrics to Rupert Holmes' "Escape" were "if you like pina coladas, and getting cotton lorraine". I had no clear idea what "cotton lorraine" was, but I guessed it was some kind of facial.

Anon
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When I was little I loved the song Love roller coaster by the Ohio players. I used to think when he says "a crazy ride now" was "eggs and rhyme now". I got the image of scrambled eggs whenever that part came on.

Anon
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I used to think in "row your boat", they said "life is butter dream". I always pictured rowing your boat down a lake of butter in the sky.

Anon
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When I heard "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", I always heard "He knows if you've been bad or good" as "he knows if you've been batter good". I thought of cake batter at first, but then I reasoned that "batter good" was an odd term for "very good".

Batter Good
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A lot of people think the song Bad Moon on the Rise is Bathroom on the right but I got to see this illustrated live at a Berkeley Folk club by the Celtic Rock band Boiled in Lead.They were introducing themselves and the club at the start of the concert and they said where the exits were, ect. and then they all broke into tune together and sang "by the way there is a bathroom on the righy" which was correct. It was very unexpected and funny and thr audience broke up laughing and clapping.Later they did one better by playing Bad Moon on the bagpipes! It was a great concert.

Bathroom was on the right
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There's a folk song called "Bay of Fundy " by a singer called Gordon Bok.It's a sea song about how dreary and dangerous this bay in Canada is.There's a line about how thr singer would like to " spend his days on the Labrador" and never see old Fundys shore, as in the area of that name in Canada.I heard the song for the first time when I was about seven, and I was baffled.Tohe only "Labrador " I knew of was the dog ( Labrador ).So in honor of the song I drew a picture of a large black dog with a tiny person on its back and presented it to my mother.She looked really confused and asked me to explain.Annoyed, I said "you know, like the song". To clarify things for idiots, I added a balloon above the tiny person saying "I'm on the Labrador".Mom finally got it and started laughing like crazy.It took several years, and an Atlas, before I finally got the cause of the hilarity.Then I just felt embarrassed.

Anon
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I used to think that chorus to the song "Tiny Dancer" was "hold me close now Tony Danza." This was until I was about 16.

Laura
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I went to Church camp when I was ten, and we sang a song called "Put Your Hand in the Hand of the Man from Galilee". I thought it went "Put your hand in the hand that spilled the water" ( it actually was actually STILLED the water)and the next verse was I thought ;Put your hand in the hand of man who climbed the tree" ( actually "calmed the sea".

Anon
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I thought the line "round yon virgin" in Silent Night was supposed to be "round young virgin" (I wasn't sure what a virgin was, but I knew it meant Mary). I thought it was a commentary on Mary's post-pregnancy body, kind of like a polite way of saying she was fat.

Cherelle
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In the song "Jet Airliner" by Steve Miller Band, the line is "big old jet airliner, don't carry me too far away" but what I heard was "big old Jed and Alina...." and in my mind these were two giants who were going to be kidnapping someone.

Camie
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The band Garbage' Song: Only happy when it rains when Shirley Manson sings the part ' I didn't accidentally tell you that '

I always seem to hear ' To get the message to you behind your back'

I was 17 when I first heard this song now I'm 26
Still hear that part of the song as my version :-)

Anon
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Believe that the Star-Spangled Banner said "The bombs bursting in air, they blew through the night but our flag was still there.

Anon
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In the song "Let's get it on", I seriously thought they were saying "candy on Crome".

Kate P
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I thought the song Controversy by Prince was not saying "controversy" but instead "count your blessings". I like my version better

Alfred Butler
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I had been listening to the song "AFRICA" by Toto since I was about 9. well for some reason I could never get what he was saying in the chorus. I asked around and people said he was saying "I guess it rains down in Africa!" It didn't make a whole lot of sense either. like why wouldn't it rain there? I started singing that but it still didn't sound right. And it didn't make sense eith I finally found out it was "I BLESS the rains down in Africa!" when I was 22!

Kim
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Eurythmics song of "right by your side", I used to think that it was a song about a man in love with a 12 yr old boy because it sounded like a man singing and I thought the lyrics was like this " I want to be right by your son!!!" XD oh gosh that one part gave me a very bad thought and I was freaking out whenever I heard that song.

Aine wolf
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One of the first songs I learned in nursery school was "My Bonnie is over the ocean". We used to sing it with the English lyrics even though none of us little children understood the meaning, and so I always imagined a pony on a ship crossing the ocean.

At the end of the song, the chorus goes "Brought back, brought back, oh brought back my Bonnie to me" - in my version, this became "Brotbeck (= bread baker in Swiss German), Brotbeck, oh Brotbeck my pony to me". Makes sense, right?

Bread baker
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I used to love the song All Star, by Smashmouth. I always thought some of the lyrics were "She was looking kinda dumb with her finger up her bum, and the shape of an elf on her forehead."

Anon
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The children were never given service books in the choir. We learnt the service by heart. The first time I was given a service book I was shocked that in the Eucharistic prayer it said, ' It is meet and right so to do.' I had always thought it said, '...meat and rice.'

Anon
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I thought in the Transformers theme song were it says "robots in disguise" it was saying "robots in the skies" which I thought was weird because not all of the robots can fly!

Golic
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