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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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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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I used to think that the lyric in Deck the Halls was "'tis the season tube-ey, jolly." Tube-ey as in another word for tubular.

Doing just Tubular
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The song "My Country 'Tis of Thee" contains a phrase "Of thee I sing." I thought, when I first heard it (and sang it, along with however many other 5-year-olds) I thought that "My Country Tizzaly" contained the phrase "Of V.I.C," and I had no idea what V.I.C. stood for.

IMMarkotron
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I thought the line in Papa Roach- Last Resort that says "Would it be wrong would it be right, if I took my life tonight? Chances are that I might" actually said "Chances are dynamite". I figured it meant he was going to blow himself up with dynamite.

Anon
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For a long time I thought the song "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred was saying "I'm a martyr, you know what I mean", instead of "I'm a model, you know what I mean". I didn't question it for ages, as I just figured some people would find it sexy if someone was willing to suffer for their beliefs.

Anon
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There's a line in Donna Lewis's "I love you always forever" that says "You've got the most unbelievable blue eyes I've ever seen". Up until recently, I thought she was saying "the most stumbling blue eyes I've ever seen". I figured Stumbling meant something similar to "stunning" in this context

Nateor
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When I was a kid and I watched The Powerpuff Girls, I used to mishear the credits theme's line "Bubbles, she is the joy and the laughter" as "Bubbles, she likes to play with the water". Not too bad? Well, I misheard "Buttercup, and she's the toughest fighter" as "Buttercup, and she's a topless spider".
And this isn't something I misheard, but my friend said she misheard "Blossom, commander and the leader" as "Blossom, she really is the leader".

Anon
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I used to sang wrong in the song "Filhote do Filhote" by Rubinho do Vale, in the stretch "I live in a beautiful blue ball that floats through space", until last week I sang "I live in a beautiful blue house that floats through space".

g.s.n
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I had a Wiggles video with a song about a grocer that went "lettuce sing, fresh fruits and veggies, lettuce sing, fruit in the bag"

I thought it said "fruit in the back" and that it was mean to put fruit in the back while veggies were in the front

fruit salad
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I thought "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits was a fictional advertisement for a store like Best Buy, and that they were trying to get you to buy something more expensive than just a CD with music on it by insulting the artist.

Millionaire
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I used to believe that the lyrics to "Mothers Talk" by Tears for Fears started out "My peaches fall with the change in the weather" but in actuality its "My features form...". It took until like 2016 before I realized this.

creightn
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When I was in kindergarten, I thought the last line of "America" was "Great God our kid."

CC
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