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.
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.
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.
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
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".
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".
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
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.
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.
When I was in kindergarten, I thought the last line of "America" was "Great God our kid."
I thought the lyrics for Lady Gaga's Poker Face was "Cutie pie, cutie pie" instead of "can't read my, can't read my"
I had a toy called Learn Through Music which had cartridges with pictures that would go into a toy with a touchscreen and buttons. The cartridges would be based on popular children's tv shows. My younger siblings would play with it for years. Now here's the belief!
The demo cartridge had samples of the Spongebob cartridge, one slide had him singing about what over, under, and through mean. Part of the lyrics (to the tune of Johnny Comes Marching Home) were:
"Under means go below below, below. Over means go above above, above."
I thought he was singing "underneath" and "overneath"! I knew that overneath wasn't a real word, I thought it was just part of Spongebob's usual silliness. I only realized my mistake in recent years!
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!
When I first heard American Pie, I misheard the chorus as "buy, buy me some 'Merican pie". I didn't know why Don McLean couldn't just buy the pie himself.