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When I first heard the song "Mi Vida Loca" by Pam Tillis, I was totally unprepared to understand the line that says "Destiny turns on a dime". For one thing, I'd known a girl named "Destiny" but wasn't familiar with "destiny" as just a common noun. As a WORD I had no idea what it meant. Secondly, I was totally unfimiliar with the phrase to "turn on a dime". The only way I could guess the meaning was that first, It was about a girl named "Destiny", and secondly the turning on a dime" was meant as if somehow a dime might have an on / off switch. But I puzzled greatly how one could "turn on" a dime in that since (as if it were a light or something). So the song left me wondering in what since a dime could possibly have been "off" so that this girl Destiny could then turn it "on".

Hayley
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Near the beginning of the song 'Billy Jean' by Michael Jackson, there's a bit that goes 'Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed'' and I used to think it was 'Then Harry hit her with ice cream'.

MJ fan
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I used to believe that the lyrics to The Christmas Song were "... and so, I'm offering this simple phrase to kids FROM ROOM 292..." the number of the room in which my elementary school music class took place.

Rebecca
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I used to think one line to the All American Rejects' "Gives You Hell" was "I've never seen you fart so hard." Turns out it's actually "fall!"

Also, I thought that some Mamma Mia song had a line that said "Ooh, since the baby farted..." My friend agreed with me. After a few more times hearing it I figured out that it's actually "Since the day we parted."

I have a pretty wrong mind when it comes to lyrics... and farts...

Aretia
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For the longest time I thought Credence Clearwater Revival's song "Bad Moon Rising" had the lyrics

Don't go around tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
"There's a bathroom on the right"

The line is really

"There's a bad moon on the rise"

anony
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I was 19 when I was singing "Dirty Deeds Dunder Chicken" which my now husband looked and said WHAT? The AC/DC song Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheep was on. He died laughing. I just knew Done Dirt Cheap was Dunder Chicken.

torijo
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When I was young I believed that in Queens Bohemian Rhapsody they sang..."Hes just a poor boy from a poor family. Spare him his life from these pork sausages!" when it was actually..."Hes just a poor boy from a poor family. Spare him his life from this monstrosity"

Also when I heard ABBA singing Super Trouper I thought the lyrics were..."I was sick and tired of everything, when I called you last night from Tesocs" when it's actually "I was sick and tired of everything, when I called you last night from Glasgow"...oops!

lyricsfreak
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I used to think the lyrics from XTC's "senses working overtime" were '1,2,3,4,5, Susie's working overtime!" Dave, Lancashire

Anon
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When i was little my mom and my aunt told me that the song "The Macarena" was actually called Morgarena and that it was written for me...i believed them for a good 4 years. Its still a joke between them....haha very funny

Morgan Woodard
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When I first started school, my class used to sing the hymn 'He's got the whole world in his hands' and I thought the words were 'He's got the whole world, P.E. Sands'. I wondered who P.E. Sands was and why he would be holding the world in his hands.

Mellie
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In Beyonce's song "Single Ladies" are the lines:

"I need no permission, did I mention?
Don't pay him any attention."

For a long time I thought those lines said:

"I need no permission, did I mention?
Duct tape 'em many attentions."

Shelley
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This is not my belief but my 5 year old cousins. I heard her singing Beyonce the other day.. according to her it's 'All the single lettuce, all the single lettuce'

Kayla's belief
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In the song 'Sleeping Satellite,' Tasmin Archer sung 'I wonder why, are the seas still dry?'
I used to think she sung 'I wonder why, are the seats still dry?' I thought the song was about a very scary space mission where it was common for people to wet their pants on their seats.
As a kid, I was rather obsessed with people peeing and pooing themselves, especially with fear.

Kid obsessed with peeing and pooing with fear
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Up until very recently (I'm now 25) I thought the line in the song Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison was ' going down on the old man with a transister radio' .....the line is actually ' going down the old mine with a transister radio'......obviously it didn't make sense when I was little, but when I was a teenager I just accepted what I thought I had heard and came to the conclusion that Van Morrison was just plain dirty.

Teresa
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"Sunglasses at Night" - real lyrics:

Don't masquerade with the guy in shades
oh no

I just looked up the lyrics when I realized that my idea was probably wrong. I heard:

Don't masturbate with the guy in shades
oh no

joana
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My dad used to listen to 80's music while painting. Once, when listening to the song, 'Voices Carry', I became convinced that the lyrics were...

Oh, I'll
Eat without you
This is scary!

After that, I refused to eat alone for a great deal of time.

David
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I used to believe the lyrics in Lynard Skynard's "That Smell" were somewhat anti-semetic: "The smell of death is a round Jew".

DarkSock
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The song "The Girl is on to you" by Bette Midler has a line
"She's grown much wiser than you realize," which I heard as "She's grown much wider than you realize."

Anon
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Bon Jovi was a huge hit when I 13 and I used to think that they lyrics to "Wanted Dead or Alive" were...."on a steering horse I ride", my husband informed me 2 years ago that I had been singing it all wrong for 17 years.

Jacquelyn A
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Anyone remember this hysterical Bilbo-Baggins-song done by Leonard Nimoy? At one point he says "to help some dwarves get back their gold" and it totally sounds like "help some whores" I used to wonder what whores were doing in a song about Hobbits, and even now I hear whores instead of dwarves every time!

highly logical
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