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I used to think that in the song "Everytime you go away" by Paul Young that he was singing..."Everytime you go away you take a piece of MEAT with you". Just the thought of a man packing a suitcase with a big fat porterhouse steak is enough to crack me up now that I know the actual lyrics!

Keri
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When I was in Jr. High (in the late 80's) there was this song by Debbie Deb called "Lookout Weekend". I was bustin' a move and dancing in the living room one day then my Mom pulled the plug on the radio 'cause she was so annoyed. Just as she did that I belted out "Look out we can cuss-here I come!! Because we can twirl-made for fun!"
Well, she just about died laughing and said the real lyrics were "Lookout weekend cause, here I come
Because weekends were, made for fun!" She always had a way of bursting my bubble.

crabbychris
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When I was younger (in the early 90's) I listened a lot to Guns n' Roses. In their song Paradise City I was sure that the chorus went "Take me down to the Paradise City, where the beer is free and the girls are pretty."
To my grave disappointment it was the, in my opinon, lamer "where the grass is green and the girls are pretty". My version just seems to be more Rock n' Roll.

dzy
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I used to think that Elton John's "Benny & The Jets" was "banging on your chest" and every time the song came on I'd bang my chest like Tarzan.

Lauren D
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I used to think it was 'Everywhere you go, always take a weapon with you' instead of 'always take the weather with you' in that song by Crowded House

Mafi
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I was listening to a radio competition where they play part of a song and the person on the phone has to complete the lyrics, Bachman Turner Overdrive had a song out that went "Taking care of business everyday, Taking care of business everyway," They stopped the music and the caller continued "Baking carrot biscuits everyday, Baking carrot biscuits everyway."

Gary (Frankston Australia)
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When I first heard Stawberry Fields Forever, I misheard the lyrics as Strawberry Fields For Trevor.

Matt
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Dexy's Midnight Runners. Always heard "come on Eileen oh I swear unto thee" as "oh you swear on TV". Because nobody ever swore on TV, so that would be an outrageous thing to do.

too young, not religious enough
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I used to think "Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh..." was "Dashing through the snow in a one horse soap and sleigh..." and my dad didn't miss the opportunity to humiliate me about it, either. LOL.

Lisa
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My daughter told me last year, at age 14, that when she was younger she thought the lyrics to "Winter Wonderland" were....... "Later on we'll EXPIRE, as we dream by the fire...."

Kath
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Don't let the sun go down on me'

but I heard them as

Don't let your son go down on me'

Around the time that he (CAME OUT - I guess is the politically correct terminology) admitted how gay he was, I was talking to a crazy friend of mine (Elton came out, not my friend) who knew all the Elton John lyrics from back then, and I mentioned that it was no wonder that he sang about somebody's son going down on him, and how prophetic that was, when my friend laughed hysterically and corrected my mistake. I had been happily singing along for years, thinking all the time how gay Elton John must be, Oh, well.

Unknown
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In the song "Youth of the Nation" by P.O.D, in the part where they say, "We are we are...the youth of the naaation!" I used to think it was, "We are we are...the euthanaaaasia!" It made sense to me because as they were a hard rock band, they would sing songs about killing people...

Katie
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Another One Bites The Dust - Queen

Another one rides the bus
Another one ride the bus
And another one's gone
And another one's gone
And another one rides the bus

MaryKate
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Years ago the group Simple Minds released a song called "Alive and Kicking". I could've sworn they were singing 'I love my kitchen'.

toon
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My sister used to sing Kylie's "cheese on my pillow", somehow tears works better.

Tom
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Yrs ago, when David Bowies Starman came out, when he sings the line...pick him upon channel two, I thought he was singing...picking my bum......channel two

Anon
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I have two after reading some of the other entries. Same songs, different misheard lyrics. First is the song by Neil Diamond called "Forever in Blue Jeans". I thought it was "A River in Blue Jeans". 'Nuff said...
The second is Huey Lewis' "I Want a New Drug". In that song he says, "...the old boy may be barely breathing..." I used to think he was saying, "the oboe may be barely breathing."

Lisa
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In Benny and the Jets by Elton John, I always thought the line 'He's got eletric boots and a mohair suit' was 'She's got electric boobs and her mom has, too.' As a kid, I kept wondering what electric boobs could possibly look like, and what kind of sad genetic defect it was that could affect a whole family. The REALLY funny thing is that without really talking about it, my sister misinterpreted the same line the same way. What a warped family I come from

Lisa in Colorado
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I thought the Beatle's song "I wanna hold your hand" went "I wanna colder hand" And I thought how awful it was that they were criticizing their girlfriends' hands.

Anon
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I thought the beatles' lyric "I'll give you everything I've got for a little peice of mind" was "I'll give you everything I've got for a little peice of pie." I always wondered why he wanted pie so much.

Anon
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