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I used to think the lyrics in Madonna's 'Material Girl' was 'Cos everybody's livin in a material world, and i am mom material girl' I just thought it meant she was the leader or 'mother' in this material world of hers :D
When I was younger I didn't have the greatest hearing. I would sing songs with the lyrics I thought I heard and add my own rationale to why they would be saying these things. For instance, I thought Sinead O'Connor's song "Nothing Compares" was Compincon Pears. An exotic fruit she was handing out. "Compincon pears to you!"
I believed this far past the age I should have.
When I was growing up in Southern California, there was this used car lot that would play commercials on TV. They always started out with "This is Cal Worthington and his dog Spot." Then the theme song would start. For years I thought the chorus of the song was "pussycow, pussycow, pussycow" instead of "go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal". For years I wonder what the heck a pussycow was.
When I was in the 8th grade, there was a
fairly popular girl in school who thought that
George Harrison's song "I've got my mind set
on you" was actually "Wake up I might sit on
you" yeah, she was blonde...(no offense to
the intelligent towheads!)
When my cousin and I were teenagers, she
used to think that the Stacy Q song "Two of
Hearts" was actually "2 poptarts". mmm, yum!
I remember listening to the radio in the car as a child when the hymn "How Great Thou Art" came on. Instead of "how great thou art", I thought it was "I'll break your heart."
While singing Christmas carols as a child, I was confused by "Angels We Have Heard on High." Instead of "in excelsis Deo," I thought it was "in Aunt Chelsea's stable."
Remember the song from the '60's, "Beauty's Only Skin Deep"? Until I was 20, I thought the title was, "Do You Wanna See Me". I thought I was showing my worldliness and maturity when I sang it one day...that is, until my 31 year old friend laughed himself off a sofa while correcting me.
I used to believe that the lyrics "my son John" really were "mice on John" in the nursery rhyme, "Diddle, diddle dumpling, my son John, went to bed with his stockings on..." I found this to be a disturbing way to sleep. And I still have trouble remembering the real words. "Mice on John" just flows off the tongue... :)
My parents really liked Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. So imagine my mom's amusement when, in the car at age 2, I asked her to put on "Running Down The Drain". It was really "Running Down a Dream", but... I liked mine better, and I still do. =P
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
"Weīre caught in a trap, we canīt walk out,..."
"We call it fraud, we canīt walk out,..."
still sing it like that, too.
i thought that the lyrics from i saw her standing there where
"..and i held her hand in my ear"
As a big Culture Club fan, I often get lyrics mixed up.
Take for example Miss Me Blind:
Bet you got a good gun
Bet you know how to have some fun and then
You turn it around on me because
I'm better than the rest of the men
I heard it as:
Bet you got a good bun
Bet you know how to have some fun in bed...
I figured that it was just another song about Jon Moss and his buns.
In David Bowie's song Life On Mars, I thought the lyrics were:
Sane Lords fighting in the dance hall
Oh man, look at those gay men go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the law man
Felling up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best-selling show
Is there life on Mars?
It kind of makes sense.
I used to sing the lyrics to Robbie Williams's Angels 'Through it all, she offers me me protection, a lot of love and erection'... it kind of makes sense but the real lyrics are a lot nicer
I always though the lyrics to Home on the Range' were home, home on the range, where the deer and the cantaloupes play... I never did get that
a friend thought that the song "dirty deeds done dirt cheap" was saying "dirty deeds dunderchief"
There is a church song called "Companions on a Journey." It goes: "We are companions on a journey, eating pread and sharing life."
When I yas little I thought (and sang) "We are camels on a journey eating bread and cherry pie."
In "All Star," the line goes: "All that glitters is gold, only shootin' stars break the mold." (or something like that)
My friend thought: "All the rivers are gold, only shootin' stars wait for morn."
The first line of "Sweet Home Alabama" is "These wheels keep on turnin." For the longest time I thought it was "Sweet, sweet home school Bob Simon."