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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Beatles - Penny Lane
Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes.
There beneath the blue suburban skies, I sit up, meanwhile back
And Elaine is in my ears and in my eyes.
Troll beneath the blue suburban skies, I sit up, three wild ducks.
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.
I used to think the song "dude looks like a lady" by aerosmith was "doodles like a lady"
I used to think that partridge in a pear tree was "cartridge" in a pear tree(christmas song)
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!
In the little einsteins theme song, I thought they were singing "We're going in a trip in our favorite chocolate chip"
In the song Jump by Van Halen, I used to think that they were singing "You got it top, I've seen the tub of soap 'round".
I thought the song Same Old Love by Selena Gomez was "Same old glove".
In the Avril Lavine song Complicated, I thought she was singing "You're never gonna find your blanket"
I used to believe the lyrics to Rupert Holmes' "Escape" were "if you like pina coladas, and getting cotton lorraine". I had no clear idea what "cotton lorraine" was, but I guessed it was some kind of facial.
When I was little I loved the song Love roller coaster by the Ohio players. I used to think when he says "a crazy ride now" was "eggs and rhyme now". I got the image of scrambled eggs whenever that part came on.
I used to think in "row your boat", they said "life is butter dream". I always pictured rowing your boat down a lake of butter in the sky.
When I heard "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", I always heard "He knows if you've been bad or good" as "he knows if you've been batter good". I thought of cake batter at first, but then I reasoned that "batter good" was an odd term for "very good".
A lot of people think the song Bad Moon on the Rise is Bathroom on the right but I got to see this illustrated live at a Berkeley Folk club by the Celtic Rock band Boiled in Lead.They were introducing themselves and the club at the start of the concert and they said where the exits were, ect. and then they all broke into tune together and sang "by the way there is a bathroom on the righy" which was correct. It was very unexpected and funny and thr audience broke up laughing and clapping.Later they did one better by playing Bad Moon on the bagpipes! It was a great concert.
There's a folk song called "Bay of Fundy " by a singer called Gordon Bok.It's a sea song about how dreary and dangerous this bay in Canada is.There's a line about how thr singer would like to " spend his days on the Labrador" and never see old Fundys shore, as in the area of that name in Canada.I heard the song for the first time when I was about seven, and I was baffled.Tohe only "Labrador " I knew of was the dog ( Labrador ).So in honor of the song I drew a picture of a large black dog with a tiny person on its back and presented it to my mother.She looked really confused and asked me to explain.Annoyed, I said "you know, like the song". To clarify things for idiots, I added a balloon above the tiny person saying "I'm on the Labrador".Mom finally got it and started laughing like crazy.It took several years, and an Atlas, before I finally got the cause of the hilarity.Then I just felt embarrassed.