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!”
when i was 9 i misheard one of the boom boom dollar lyrics more time as moan time (like as having sex)
The Limbo Rock - real lyrics:
"Jack be limbo, Jack be quick
Jack go under limbo stick"
But I thought it was:
"Check your limbo techniquique
Check your under limbo seat"
I misheard the "church on time" lyric in David Bowie's "Modern Love" as "ching chong chang" and wondered how such a racist song was allowed to be played on the radio!
I used to believe that both Madonna and Michael Jackson were dead when I was a kid in the early 90s. I thought that every concert and video I saw of them on TV were old and that you could only get that influential after death (for me they were in the same category as Elvis).