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Up until five minutes ago, I thought the lyric in Maybe Tomorrow by the Jackson 5 was "I only know my head when it's here on Earth, this time you'll look into my eye" when it turns out it's really "I only know my heaven is here on Earth, each time you look into my eyes". It's strange because my version still made sense to me.

Mr. Bills
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i thought "two pence a bag" from feed the birds from mary poppins was "toppins of ag"

Anon
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The song called heart of glass mixed me up as a kid. I heard "Heart and ass".

oops
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When I was a kid in the song "Boom Boom Pow", I thought the lyrics "Gotta get that" was "Got a kitty cat".

Molly
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When I first heard the song "Feliz Navidad", I had no idea that it's a Spanish phrase, so I thought it was actually something like "At least knock me down"

AnonymynonA
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I used to believe that swing low sweet chariot was talking about some guy named Jerry-O. I may have read the word chariot but never heard it. Also, I thought "Jordan" referred to my mother's maiden name, not knowing of the river.

jerry o'jordan?
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I thought the lyrics to Changes by David Bowie specifically the second verse "I watch the ripples change their size but never leave the stream of warm impermanence" as "I watch the nipples change their size but never leave the stream, I want another sandwich"

Anon
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I thought until I was 11 years old that it was "Little Miss Muppet, Sat on a tub-pit, eating her Kurds and lye"

one who eats lye and Kurds
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In the Beatles "Help", they sing "and I do appreciate you being 'round", "'round"of course being abbreviated for "around". However, I thought they were singing about appreciating someone literally being round. I thought it was nice they were so appreciative of fat circle-shaped people.

Round people
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In the song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer there is a line that goes "As they shouted out with glee". When my mom was little she used to sing "As they shouted out with Gleem". Gleem was a toothpaste brand back then. We still sing it this way just to tease her.

Anon
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My parents were Folkies, and I REALLY murdered the beautiful, tragic"No More Songs" by Phil Ochs.I thought the line "he whithers on the beat, he's dying" was "the whale is on the beach, he's dying".I..gulp.. Sang it that way for years.

A whale of an error
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When I first heard the Leonard Cohen song "Hallelujah" I misunderstood the line that goes "love is not a victory march" I thought it said "love is not a HIPPY march". Oops!

Anonymouse
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In the song Bad Romance I thought "want your bad romance" was "watch out bad romance". I am 16 and i found this out recently.

Molly
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In 2nd grade we sang a song for our winter concert, I don't remember what it was called but it had one line that went "With the flutes I'll play my balalaika". Well, after practice I heard a friend sitting next to me singing to themself "With the fruits I'll play my but I like ya". We still joke about it to this day whenever someone mentions a flute or a balalaika.

Anon
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Beatles - Penny Lane
Actual lyrics:
Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes.
There beneath the blue suburban skies, I sit up, meanwhile back

My lyrics:
And Elaine is in my ears and in my eyes.
Troll beneath the blue suburban skies, I sit up, three wild ducks.

Anon
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When i first heard Lips are Moving, i thought she was singing "I gave you paste, you gave me sleep talk" until i found the real lyrics.

Anon
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I used to think the song "dude looks like a lady" by aerosmith was "doodles like a lady"

I used to believe
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I used to think that partridge in a pear tree was "cartridge" in a pear tree(christmas song)

Erica
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I used to think the song "all about that bass" by Megan Trainor was "all about that paste" and I thought she was singing about toothpaste!

Anon
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In the little einsteins theme song, I thought they were singing "We're going in a trip in our favorite chocolate chip"

Brianna
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