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When I was like 8 or so I heard the Rolling Stones' song with one of the lines bing"I will be your bbeast of burden" well, I heard " Never leave your pizzas burnin'" yea- sure

Burnt Pizzas?
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In the song "Green Grow the Rushes O" I thought - all through my childhood up until in my twenties - that the line 'Four for the Gospel makers' was 'Four for the Golf ball makers' ... never thought to question it . . .

lucidlupin
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A while back, The Wallflowers had a popular song on the radio, it was called "One Headlight."
The (real) chorus goes: "But me and Cinderella, put it all together."
One day, while in the car with 4 of my friends, that song came on. I began to sing it at the top of my lungs. When the chorus came (and I was belting it out) my friends started hysterically laughing. They asked me to sing the chorus, and being the good sport that I am, I obliged. I sang, "The incinerator, put it all together." They actually had to pull the car over because they were laughing so hard! They never corrected me, instead they would ask me to sing it for whoever we knew. I thought that they were impressed by my singing voice.
Later, they told me the truth. They had allowed me to make a fool of myself for nearly a year! What's that old saying? "With friends like these, who needs enemies?"

Anon
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in the song "show me heaven" i used to sing "make me breakfast" instead of "leave me breathless"

Anon
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is it just me or are the words 2 Macey gray ''try to say goodbye and i choke, try to walk away and i stumble, though i try to hide it its clear, i wear GOGGLES when you are not here' Listen. i think you'll find I'm right. Also a friend of mine was once convinced that the words to 'gangsters paradise' were infact 'and the day has just been top of the pops' instead of 'living in a gangsters paradise.' god only knows...

suga_plumziz
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My sister used to think the song that went " every time you go away, you take a piece of me with you" said every time you go away you take a piece of meat with you.

Anne
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When my sister and I were little, my father used to drive us around, listening to cheesey 80's rock. Our favorite song to sing along to was "Egg nog, egg nog...don't dream it's over" which we would BELT, at the top of our lungs, every time the song came on. Not until I was in high school did I realize that Egg Nog was, in fact, "Hey now, hey now...don't dream it's over," by Crowded House.

Celia Rangel
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Billy Jean is not my mother
Just a girl who says that "I am your mom"
But the chair is not my son ....

If anyone wants to interpret that for me, it'd be much appreciated

Jimmy
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I was convinced that the line "Another Brick In The Wall" was 'no dogs or cats are in the classrooms' instead of 'no dark sarcasm'.

Gary
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As a kid growing up in the 80s and 90s, I loved Madonna.

Only, her songs sometimes confused me.

Vogue, for instance was puzzling.

I really couldn't fathom why she was singing about gum disease. ("Gingivitus, dance on air... ") Turns out she was ACTUALLY singing about Ginger Rodgers. ("Ginger Rodgers, dance on air...") Hmmm... Good to know.

Incidentally, "dance on air" could have easily been legionnaire's. I briefly considered re-making the song into a song about different diseases. Thankfully, I didn't have that much spare time.

Kasey, from Michigan
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When I was little, I went to camp for a week. We sang songs every night, and I remember one in particular... part of the lyrics go, "And my father wants me wed..." (as in married). Well, I always heard- and sang- "And my father wants me dead..." One of the counselors overheard me and thought I had, and I quote, "some kind of problem."

Katie
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In Nelly's song "Hot in Herre" he says "I'm looking for the right time to shoot my seed", ie masturbation. Well, when the song came out I was 10 and didn't know what that was, and I heard "I'm looking for the right time to shoot my steed". As I loved horses, I thought it was terrible that Nelly would want to shoot one.

Katie
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I thought until yesterday that the lyrics of the teenage mutant ninja turtles' s theme tune was-
Whan the Evil-Shredder-Of-Tax,
(rather than the evil shredder attacks)
I always thought it had some obscure political message.

Jude
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Until recently, I thought the singer of 'Fortunate Son' was passionly singing 'DMV! DMV! DMV!' As is turns it, he was saying 'It ain't me! It ain't me! It ain't me!' I did wonder why the guy was screaming about a driving department.

Maddy
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When I was little, the song "How Bizarre" by OMC was really popular. And I always thought he said "cruising down the freeway in my hot croissant".
I had weird images of the guy and his whole band driving a giant pastry roll thing.

Katie
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I thought the lyrics to "Camptown racer" were:

"Countdown ladies sing this song! Tuna! Tuna!"

Later, I figured out that they weren't saying Tuna, but even after that, I thought it was "Countdown ladies"

Anon
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Until my sister saw the Star Spangled Banner written down on one of those paper flags that were passed out after 9/11 she thought the line went.. Oh say can you see by the donserly light... She was so suprised that it was actually Dawn's Early light. She just thought that the donserly light was a type of light that they used back when the song was written. (she was 18 at the time :oP )

Lisa
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When I got Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' album (around age 9), I thought the line in Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance that goes, "I'm lookin' for a woman needs a worried man" was "I'm lookin' for a woman needs a one-eyed man".

Anna
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In the song "dude looks like a lady" I thought the lyrics were "do the funky lady" i thought that until I was probably 14, and I'm 17 now.

nicole
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I thought the line "Gina works the diner all day," in Bon Jovi's Livin' On A Prayer was "Gina wants to die of old age,". My friend thought it was that too ...

Peppermint Penguin
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