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Until recently, I was pretty firmly convinced that The Police were singing "...I'll send an S.O.S. to a squirrel". My husband recently informed me otherwise, after I belted out the song at the top of my lungs while in the car with our friends.
The song: Village People’s “Macho Man”
Lyric: Possess the strength and confidence, life's a steal,
I heard “with zesty strip and confidence,” life’s a steal instead
Lyric: He's a special person in anybody's land.
I heard, “he’s a special butt sock” in anybody’s land instead
you know the song "cheer up sleepy jean_____a daydream believer and a homecoming queen"? I thought the words were: " cheer up sweet pea gee, ______ a daydreaming beaver and I hope you are clean"
When I was in 1st grade we would sing My Country, Tis of Thee every day after saying the pledge of allegiance. All through 1st grade I believed one line in the song-"of thee, I sing"- was actually "of B.I.C." I had no idea what that stood for, but since everyone else seemed to know, I thought I should keep my mouth shut. Once I saw the letters b-i-c on my dad's cigarette lighter, but instead of being a tipoff that my lyrics were wrong, I assumed it must just mean the lighter was made in the USA. It wasn't until 2nd grade when the words to the song were printed on the first page of our social studies books that I discovered my error- and felt like an idiot.
The song "Chasing Pavements" by Adele goes like this:
"Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing pavements?"
For the longest time, I thought it went like this:
"Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing penguins?"
"Blinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann goes
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
My dad used to think it was:
Blinded by the light,
wrapped up like a douche,
another boner in the night.
Olivia Newton John did sing let me hear your budgie talk! didn't she
My mother was a huge Jimi Hendrix fan when I was growing up. I always thought he was saying "Excuse me while I kiss this guy" in "Purple Haze."
I was convinced for a time Maddonna sung 'Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie, put your hands all over my body', which is somewhat disturbing.
I thought the line in the song "more than a woman" was "four-legged woman".
In the Beach Boy's Kokomo, instead of that Monserrat mystique....I always thought they were saying Vermont's a rotten state. I still can't bring myself to sing it correctly.
Remember that song by Starship "We Built This City"? My sister and I used to believe that the actual lyrics were "we built this city on ROCKS AND COAL". The true words are "we built this city on ROCK AND ROLL". We still think our version made more sense from a construction perspective...
My friend like listening to (and singing to loudly) soundtracks from Movies. In The Lion King, there is a line in the Song "Akunamatata" that goes "...it's our problem free philosophy..." she would belt out "...it's problem free, for lots of things..."!!
I used to believe that the Beegees song 'staying alive' was actually called 'stabalise', as in the stabalisers you get for bikes, so i thought they all couldn't ride bikes yet...
You know that song by Whodini?
That infamous chorus, "The freaks come out at night?"
Being little when it came out, I didn't really understand anything BUT that line. Except I heard "The freaks come out at nine", AKA 9:00 on the dot.
I got freaky visions of hundreds upon hundreds of Hellraiser-like creatures coming out of the misty fog down my Dead-End street, lurking around my house at 9:00 (sharp) in hopes of peeling my flesh off.
And God forbid, I'd play my radio at 9:00 with THAT song playing (Which that station played quite often when it first came out.)
So when my mum said I had to be in bed at 9:00, I didn't complain... she was just trying to protect me. She's the reason I'm still here! I wuv my mommy...
Come to find out, I'm not the only person to mishear this lyric, so now I don't feel that stupid.
In that song "Kung Fu Fighting", it says, "Everybody was kung-fu fighting; those kicks were fast as lightning." For the longest time, I thought it said "Those STICKS were fast as lightning." Sticks as in needle sticks, like injections.
This was accompanied by a mental image of little kids kung-fu kicking doctors since they didn't want to get shots. Thus, the doctors had to hurry up "fast as lightning" to give them their shots.
Makes sense to me; I was one of those kids that would scream and kick and cry hysterically when I had to get a shot.
It wasn't until about 3 years ago that I was enlightened to the song's true lyrics! (I like my version better.)
My family is Catholic, and every Sunday when I was a kid we'd go to church. Just before the kids left the main sermon for Sunday school, we'd sing Hosanna in the Highest. Despite being in the church choir, five-year-old me thought "Hosanna" was actually "Lasagna." (We're also Italian; maybe I had lunch on the brain?) I couldn't, for the life of me, figure out why the adults were singing about holy lasagna.
I had a cousin who was convinced the first line of "you're the one that I want" [from Grease] was "I got you, them bolts are flying" [it's "I got chills, they're multiplying"] I didn't know what the words were and she was so adamant she was correct I believed her and could actually *hear* "I got you, them bolts are flying" every time I heard the song, until a friend wet herself laughing at me and told me what the words actually are.
I have another cousin who was running around yelling "Hey whatcha doin'" to a familiar tune, I asked what she was singing and she said "winter wonderland", the first line of which is, I corrected her [nicely!], "Sleighbells ring, are you listenin'".
I knew a guy who's nephew thought the Ghostbusters! theme was called "Jack the bastard", none of us could quite figure out why ...
I don't know the name of the song, but it was by Miya, describing the type of man she wanted. I'm still not sure but I think she says "I'm looking for a brother who likes to have fun, a 'fly chilled-out guy' who knows how to please a woman" I am however quite sure she does not want a 'flatulent guy' as I had first thought, I was deply concerned at the time - she does sing that line quite fast though.
Another error I made was thinking that Miss-Teeq were singing "pants down, grab a man" instead of "glance down" and I was most unhappy about the message the song was sending out, bless me!
Finally, I thought, in the song "Bad", that Michael Jackson was singing about my friend Sian Moore (I now think it might be "you know it" but my judgement is forever clouded by my previous belief) I was insanely jealous that he loved her and not me - it was when he still looked like a man.
When I was young and I heard the song, Sweet Home Alabama, I didn't that arrangement of words. The lyrics I heard was "Free fall down the mountain, i am coming home to you!!" i felt really stupid when my roomate in college told me the real lyrics!!