When I was in kindergarten, I thought the last line of "America" was "Great God our kid."
I thought that Hey Soul Sister was by OneRepublic and released in November 2015
I thought the lyrics for Lady Gaga's Poker Face was "Cutie pie, cutie pie" instead of "can't read my, can't read my"
I had a toy called Learn Through Music which had cartridges with pictures that would go into a toy with a touchscreen and buttons. The cartridges would be based on popular children's tv shows. My younger siblings would play with it for years. Now here's the belief!
The demo cartridge had samples of the Spongebob cartridge, one slide had him singing about what over, under, and through mean. Part of the lyrics (to the tune of Johnny Comes Marching Home) were:
"Under means go below below, below. Over means go above above, above."
I thought he was singing "underneath" and "overneath"! I knew that overneath wasn't a real word, I thought it was just part of Spongebob's usual silliness. I only realized my mistake in recent years!
When I first saw an accordion, I thought it was an engine from a car or truck. I thought they would take it out of the vehicle and stretch it back and forth so they can get dirt and dust out of it. I also wondered why it made a lot of noise and why someone would keep it in their house. I later learned it was only a musical instrument when my grandparents showed one to me. I felt so embarrassed and dumbfounded when they told me what it really was...
I used to think that all music was made by this one big guy, (who in my mind looked something like Danny Devito) who wore a blue and orange vertical-striped polo shirt. He sang every song, and did the instruments for every song. I have no idea where that thought originally came from.
Michael Jackson- Billie Jean.
"Billie Jean's not my love, ah,
She's just a girl and I'm on the run.
The jail is not my son.
She says I'm done.
But the jail is not my son."
I was quite grown up when Irish punk group Stiff Little Finger had a tune (forgot the name) which ends with the singer repeatedly singing “scream whenever you hear this tone”. To me it sounded like “scream banana you’re in his toe”.
"Come On Eileen, I swear I'll eat beets!
At this moment, I'll eat anything!
You want the dress? Eileen, please tell me yes!
You are thirty, Come On Eileen!"
I first heard this song in 2013 and thought it was what he was saying. I still hear these words when I hear this song. :D
A common misheard lyric in BMTH’s ‘Shadow Moses’ is “THIS IS SANDPIT TURTLE!”