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While singing the Australian Anthem in primary school, I was utterly convinced the first line (actually saying "Australian all let us rejoice") said "Australians all eat ostriches."
I found out otherwise when my teacher overheard my loud singing and pulled me aside to get me in trouble. I was very confused.
When I was young,I thought the lyrics "Secret Agent man" were actually "Secret Asian Man".
In the song 'Don't leave me this way', Thelma Houston sings 'Baby, my heart is full of love and desire for you'. I used to think she sang 'Baby, my heart is revolving and to cipher you'.
Until about 10 years ago, whenever I heard the song, "On the Road Again" by Willie Nelson I thought the part that says "we're the best of friends" actually was saying "You're a Mexican". I always thought that was very rude and what did it matter anyway?
When I use to listen to the song 'Wings of Love', I used to think the line 'Only the two of us together flying high' was 'Only the two of us to give a flying eye'.
in somebody to love by queen i used to think the line "everybody wants to put me down they say i'm crazy" was everybody wants a crocodile they think i'm crazy!!!" whoops =P
In the song RIGHT HERE by ''SWV'' I used to think in the lyircs they were saying just ''RIGHT HERE-you can have it all'' ON THE CHORUS..THEY WERE ACTUALLY SAYING ''Right here, be right here, right here, BE RIGHT here, NO FEAR, have no fear, NO TEARS, love is here..
when i eas yound i thought the village people singing YMCA were yelling "GUM-MAC!"
acually it was "YOUNG-MAN!"
I used to belive in the song Sk8er boy by avril lavin the line "and thay had a problem with his baggy cloths" when i was littel i thogt that the line was "and thay had a problem with his pet crows
i used to believe the song barbara ann was boparam
so i was singin
boparaaaam please take my hand
boparaaaam you got me rockin and a rollin rockin and a reelin
In the song "I Need You", Linda Ronstadt sings "I need you like a shot needs to shoot".
I always heard it as "I need you like a shark needs shoes".
Australian politician and feminist Irina Dunn wrote that "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle", and I always think of that when I hear this song.
Until quite recently I thought that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers "Running down a Dream" was called "Running Down the Drain" For years while hearing it I've been picturing a little man trying to resist getting sucked down a drain in the kitchen sink!
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
When I was little I used to sing that the sun dried "a ball of rain" instead of "up all the rain." duh
I used to think these were the words to "Under my Umbrella"
Alcual words: I took an oath and I'm stickin to it till the end
What I thought: I will take a tack and stick you to the end.
i used to think that in the Jackson 5 song rockin robin when they sung ' He out bobbed the buzzard and the oriole'
i thought he said he out bopped the b buzzard and the Oreo!
The song Puff The Magic Dragon made me kind of cross, at their fleeting reference to their friend "Frolicton the Ottomist". I didn't know what an Ottomist was, and wished the song would go into more detail.
It took me a few years to work it out.
my mum used to think the song she moves in her own way was furbie kiss she moves in her own way!
In the Shwayze song "Corona and Lime" there's a line that goes "I ain't met her but I'll get her when I do". I always thought that it said "I ain't mad about her ghetto attitude".
That makes more sense to me.
My earliest memories begin in the early 1960s, when Peter, Paul and Mary were singing "Puff, the Magic Dragon" on the radio. I understood most of the words and the general idea. Besides, Captain Kangaroo helped a lot with his Magic Drawing Board.
But there was a verse that mentioned "sealing wax". I didn't know what sealing wax was. I sincerely (pardon the pun) thought they were singing about "CEILING wax"! I knew people waxed their floors, but I didn't know anyone who waxed their ceiling!
In the song, "Puff the Magic Dragon," I always thought that Jackie Paper brought Puff ceiling wax.