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I thought "a partridge in a pear tree" was actually a cartridge in a pear tree, and I don't know why they would put a cartridge in a tree. I thought "two turtle doves" was a turtle and a dove, making two in total.

Anon
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I used to think that the song "my Bonnie lies over the ocean" was actually "my body lies over the ocean", about a dead person's ghost singing about his/her floating body :/

Anon
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Lysics by Anastacia: I paid my dues.
Lyrics as i sang them: I paid my jews.
I just assumed the jews where bankers and she had a debt from an old loan.
Believed this until I was 15...

Eliot
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I thought the song "Karma Police" was actually saying "call the police" before I learned the title

Alberto Richardson
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I used to think the Macarena was a counting song and that there was something special about the number 10. I would sing it "one maca two maca...seven maca eight maca nine Macarena Hey Macarena!"

Anon
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I thought the song Shattered Dreams was acutaly "Shadow Dreams" and wondered what shadow dreams were

Golgademon
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My husband told me that when the song Rock Me Amadeus came out that the lyrics were "I'm potatoes I'm potatoes." I guess he used to actually sing it with his friends, who all thought the same thing, on his schoolbus

Demonica
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I used to believe that the song by the monkees that says "take the last train to Clarksville" actually said "take the last Santa Claus sleigh" I didn't realize my mistake until I was well into my teens

Michelle
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When I was little, instead of singing 'Shake it like a polaroid picture' when listening to Hey Ya!, I sang 'Shake it like a bowl of raw pizza'. It's my mums ice breaker whenever she meets my friends/ boyfriends.

Chloe
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The song: Do They Know It's Christmas Time

The lyric: Feed the World....do they know it's Christmas time..

My thought: BEEE A WEEEEEELL. DO THEY KNOW ITS CHRISTMAS TIME


Anon
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I used to believe that the last line of Row Row Row Your Boat was 'Life is butter dream'.

Mindless Misfit
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I thought on the song The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats when they say "we can act real rude and totally removed and I can act like an imbecelle" was actually "we can act real rude and totally removed like an African imbecelle" and was shocked they would put that in a song because it seemed really racist!

Nate
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In the song 'Boys' by Sabrina, I thought the lyrics were 'Everybody Needs Someone to Love'. instead of 'Everybody, Summertime Love'

Anon
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So, it turns out that Neil Diamond song ISN'T about a country pastor that goes by the name of "Reverend Blue Jeans."

J B Howard
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My mom almost wrecked the car when she heard my sister and me singing along with Helen Reddy: "Yes, I was, but I squeezed up all the paint!"

Turns out she was saying, "Yes, I'm wise, but it's wisdom born of pain." That doesn't sound like near as much fun.

J B Howard
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Cutting crew- I just died in your arms tonight...

I just died in your arms tonight, it must have been some kind of cheese. I should have walked away.

Must have been a really pungent stilton.

I don't want to know what the real lyrics are, it'll spoil my the bad stilton experience in my head.

spike
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On the show "My Life as a Teenage Robot," there was a song called "The Miki Momo." I was so sure as a kid that it was a direct parody of another song, called "Michi Mombre." I had even heard it in my gym class:

"Mombre, muvva-nuvva, I'm gonna mamba, I'm gonna Michi-michi-michi-michi Mombre, muvva-nuvva...."

What I was ACTUALLY hearing was the song "One Way or Another" by Blondie. For years I thought the song was called "Michi-Mombre" and there was a dance that went along with it, obviously, called the "Michi Mombre Muvva-Nuvva."

ZE AMBULANCE
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When I used to listen to The Ballad of John and Yoko I thought there was a friend of the band who was of African descent and resembled Paul McCartney named Brown Paul who was mentioned in the lyrics “Brown Paul say you can make it okay. You can can get married in Gibraltar or Spain”. The actual lyrics were “Peter Brown called to say you can make it okay”

JR
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I thought that the song "Hands off she's mine" by The English Beat was actually saying "Anton, she's my aunt"

Nate
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I thought the song "Party Time" by Moby was actually saying "heart attack" (this was before I knew the title)

Elviessa
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