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In the eponymous song by Cliff Richard, the line goes, 'It's so funny, how we don't talk anymore.' I always thought: "Who's Howie?"
I used to believe that one of the songs my kindergarten class sang to the American flag every morning had something to do with cake. You know,
"My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty,
Of the icing (of thee I sing)."
Once when I was young I heard a song I don't remember the name on now..but the lyrics was: "The Answer My Friend, Is Blowing In The Wind..The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind" but I thought it was: "The Ants Are My Friends, Their Blowing In The Wind..The Ants Are Blowing In The Wind" so I went around singing that and everybody made fun of me! xD
When I was younger I thought the lyrics to Feliz Navidad were Police never die and no one corrected me until I was 12!
My father, as a young boy, misunderstood some of the lyrics in Roger Millers 'King of the Road':
Actual words: 'Trailer for sale or rent...'
He heard: 'Trailer for sailorettes (as in, female sailors!)
In the Avril Lavigne song "I Can Do Better" she sings:
"I will drink as much lemoncello as I can..."
But for a while I did not know that lemoncello is a kind of liquor, did not even know that it is a word.
So I heard it as:
"I will drink as much lemon jello as I can..."
I spent hours wondering how a person could drink jello.
When I was younger I didn't have the greatest hearing. I would sing songs with the lyrics I thought I heard and add my own rationale to why they would be saying these things. For instance, I thought Sinead O'Connor's song "Nothing Compares" was Compincon Pears. An exotic fruit she was handing out. "Compincon pears to you!"
I believed this far past the age I should have.
Only recently when I've been listening to ABBA again with my children have I realised that what I thought for years in 'Gimme, gimme, gimme' was "take me to the doctors at the break of the day" is in fact "take me through the darkness at the break of the day".
There's a line in the Michael Jackson / Paul McCartney song that goes like this "Say, Say, Say what you want, but don't play games with my affection". My younger sister used to think it went: "Say, Say, Say what you want, but don't be afraid of my complexion".
Ironic, given Jackson's "complexion" these days!
You know the song 'don't cry for me argentina? well my friend used to think it was about some woman on a constant diet and was singing 'Don't fry for me, Alf and Tina'
and when my daughter was about 8 yrs old, she was listening to Wet, wet wet, singing 'Love is all around' and the opening line 'I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes'she used to sing 'I feel my tingly fingers each time I pick my nose'
"Going to the jazz club in my mind"? Not me! "Going to Nebraska in my mind..."
I thought the Bon Jovi song went "Shot through the heart and your to blame, you give love a bandaid" because I figured the bandaid covered the shot wound.
Enrique Iglesias' song "Bailamos," which means "We dance" in Spanish goes like this:
Bailamos - let the rhythm take you over Bailamos
Te quiero amor mio - Bailamos
Wanna live this night forever - bailamos
Te quiero amor mio - Te quiero
But I thought the song was "By The Balls." Let me then show you what the chorus sounded like to me:
By the balls - let the rhythm take you over By the balls
(unintelligable spanish) - By the balls
Wanna live this night forever - by the balls
Needless to say, I was very, very confused, especially when I started singing MY version in class during middle school and everyone just stared at me in disbelief. Ah, fond memories...
my brother, now 27, asked my mom one time why Madonna was singing about "living in a cereal bowl." The song was actuall "Material Girl"
I used to believe that the lyrics "Don't go chasing waterfalls" TLC's song "Waterfalls" was actually saying "Don't go Jason water ball" referring to Jason from the original Power Rangers TV show. I was always confused because I could never understand why they said "Water ball"
I used to believe that the song "Another one bites the dust" was "Another one rides the bus"
In the Tears For Fears song it goes:
"Shout, Shouts, Let it all out,"
When I was 5, I thought the lyrics were:
"Shout, Shout, La De Do Dout."
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
Until I was about 15:
Mairzy Doats and Dozey Doats
And Little Lamzey Divey
A Kiddeley Divey too
Wouldn't I what?
when I was young the Eagles song "Lyin' Eyes" was very popular. After hearing it so many times on the radio I had to ask my mom,"What kind of eyes to lions have"?