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I grew up in Portsmouth, with the Isle of Wight within sight across the sea, reachable by ferry or hovercraft in minutes. The name of the town immediately on the other side was called Ryde.

So when the Beatles composed a song called 'Ticket to Ride', I naturally thought they were talking about someone who had a Ticket to Ryde. It seemed a little odd that the lady in question had no cares or worries because she had a ticket to Ryde, since it wasn't much of a place to visit. Still I reasoned it was at least a tranquil on the whole.

Years later it still called Ticket to Ryde in my head.

David
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I used to believe that in "Combine Harvester," by the Wurzels, they sang "Come on now let's get together and burp in harmony." Would you believe.

MICHAEL BUTCHER
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I used to be really into Johnny Horton when I was younger (probably because of that amusing alligator line in "Battle of New Orleans"). Anyways, whenever I listened to "Sink the BIsmark" (and probably cause I didn't clean out my ears as often as I should have) for about a year I heard "the world depends us" line as the "world had been so nuss". I was corrected (and probably told to do a better job of cleaning my ears) when I asked what "nuss" means.

Anon
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When I first heard ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ by Madonna, I thought it was an anti abortion song. Hence the lyrics: “But I made up my mind, I’m keeping my baby”

Annodam
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I had no idea what a “pufferbelly” was for an embarrassingly long time. The closest thing I had as an idea for what it meant was that a “pufferbelly” was some kind of humanoid, due to the Wiggles performing the song. It was only until I was in my mid teens that I had to be told they were steam engines!

Miru
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I used to think that “The Fine Columbian” line from Deacon Blue by Steely Dan was “Fine Combed Ambience.”

Anon
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I used to think Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “That’s a Cold Shot Baby” was “Let’s Go Shopping”

Anon
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When I first heard "The Twelve Days of Christmas" on the radio in my parents' car, I could not understand the lyrics very well. I thought the last line of each verse was "And a parpridge pinapear tree." I have spelled them exactly the way I heard them about about age six. I had never heard of a partridge, let alone a parpridge. I really didn't know what a pinapear tree was. I still think it is a rather silly song.

Merry Christmas!

VIcki J.
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I swear I heard a Disney Channel/Radio Disney song where the chorus was a repeated “Damn it”

SpengBab
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Instead of "Talk to me, boy", I thought the song "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake contained the line "Dr. McCoy".

Anon
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