My dad used to sing the song "It's Raining, It's Pouring" to me when I was a kid. When he came to the part that goes "and he couldn't get up in the morning" I used to think he said "and he cooked it up in the morning". I had this scary mental picture of an old man bumping his head so hard that his head fell off, and then he cooked his OWN HEAD the next morning. Why, I don't know. I am laughing so hard right now while typing this that I have tears coming out of my eyes.
Rememer the cheesy 'Superman' song that was around in the late 80's? (Comb your hair, brush your teeth, now FLY! etc) Well I taught all my friends the dance with all the actions. Only I thought that 'Hitch a ride' was actually 'Hit your eyes' so I had all these kids at the school disco hitting themselves, and nobody knew why.
Pink Floyd- Brick Wall.
I used to believe it was "we don't need no fart control" in the second line there.
When we were little, my two sisters and I used to think that Kylie's "I should be so lucky", where it says "i should be so lucky, lucky lucky lucky", said..."asto pistolaki(leave the hairdryer) Laki Laki Laki(greek male name)"......
That Cher song that goes, "I feel something inside that says". I have until this very day thought that she was singing, "I feel something inside this @$$".
Cher of the Sensitive Arse
In the song "I'm Not a Loser" by the Decendents, I thought the line "you just bought her a gram of coke" was actually "you just bought her grandma a coat" which isn't very punk at all.
I used to believe - well actually, somewhere inside I STILL believe - that in Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean", the refrain goes:
Billy Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who says that I am the one
BUT THE CHAIR IS NOT MY SON!
Alright, so it doesn't make much sense, but I like it that way. And MJ should sing clearer.
My son, who's just turned nine (bless him!), chanted this out the other day:
"Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Stabilise! Stabilise!"
Put this to the tune of to the tune of the Bee Gees' 'Staying Alive' and you'll see where the confusion comes in!
When I was a kid, one of my favorite songs was "I'm in Love with My Car" by Queen. However, I was confused by the line, "get a grip on my boyracer rollbar," probably because I heard it as "catch a whiff of my boyish aroma."
My sister, while on a plane was singing bohemian rhapsody by Queen, she got to the bit where the sing 'Gallileo' loudly, except in her childhood innocence she thought it was Gonorrhoea, much tutting, strange looks and an embarresed mother ensued