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i used to study in a chinese kindergarten. i still remember the last lyrics of the school asthem was "be a good child"(jok ho hi ji) but i sang it as "be a good banana"(jok ho heung jiu). at that time i kept wondering why and how to be a good banana.
i used to wonder what a beach full of poppadoms would look like after hearing madonna's song poppadom beach... or was it actually papa don't preach???
When ever Elvis sang "In the ghetto" I always thought he said "In the kettle." For years I thought he sang a song about a bunch of people living in a tea pot.
I used to think that the Elton John song "That's Why They Call It The Blues" went "That's why they call it a loo." For years, I was certain that the song was about a toilet, although I don't know why anyone would want to sing about one.
I thought America the Beautiful was written for me because my name is "Erika". I thought they were singing "I'm Erika, I'm Erika. God shed his grace on me."
No wonder I'm in therapy ...
when i was little i thought in queen's "we will rock you" he was saying " waving your bladder all over the place." rather than "wvaing your banner all over the place"
You know the song "Eighteen Wheeler", by Alabama? My little brother used to belt out with all his heart instead of "Eighteen Wheeler", "Raging Weiner". ...that's what he thought it said.
My best friend until a year ago would sing 'Israeli men! Hallelujah!' instead of 'It's raining men! Hallelujah!'. She's 22.
She also used to think the song 'Where have all the cowboys gone?' was 'Where have all the punjabs gone?'. I have no idea where this preoccupation with ethinic men has come from!
I've never let my mum live down the time when she was singing 'Take That Look Off Your Face' from the musical 'Song and Dance' (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Don Black).....she sang 'There's more than one car with knickers on'!
Personally I'm yet to see one car like this!
OK, you know the song 'Killer Queen' (by Queen)? There is a line in the refrain 'Wanna try'.
Well, when I was very young and first heard this song, I thought it said 'What a drag' as in how boring.....of course, when I was older I held onto my version because it then seemed to make perfect sense that the song was about a drag queen.
I was only enlightened a few days ago - oops!
Reading another belief on here just reminded me of this. I used to think that 'Feed the world, let them know it's Christmas time' was in fact 'Heathrow, whooooooa, let them know it's Christmas time'. To go with this was a bizarre mental image of aeroplanes celebrating Christmas..........don't ask!
'When Smokey sings, I hear violins'
I don't! I hear 'When smoke gets in, I feel firing'.
Made perfect sense to me!
"Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tangerine, oooh yeaaaaah" ...
I used to think that tangerines used to make a special sound when you hit them. Cue squashed citrus fruit all over the house. My mother was not happy.
I used to hear the lyrics to Culture Club's Karma Chameleon as "Become-a come-a come-a come-a come-a comedian..." Oh well...
I used to think that the song from CATS ("Gelical cats!") actually went "Genital cats!" I thought Genital Cats was like, another euphemism for crabs or soething, because the song went, "Genital cats are black and white. Genital cats are rather small...."
In the song All Star by Smashmouth I thought the line
"I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed"
"I ate the sharpest tool in the shed"
and I got these freaky images of a fat guy eating a saw.
Theres a bit in Avril Lavigne's Complicated where she sings "Honestly promise me I'm never gonna find you fake it". I was pretty sure I heard the line "Thomas please promise me I'm never gonna find you naked"
My flatmate at the time was a guy called Tom so it was particularly apt. It was like she was singing to me maaan, it was like Lavigne UNDERSTOOD.
Unahappy ending to this story though as I did inadvertently come home to find Tom naked.
Thanks for listening, this is far cheaper than therapy
I have an older brother named Sean, who's only about a year older. When I was little, my mom used to sing to him, "You are my sun shine, my only sun shine..." I was very jealous of him, becasue my mom had written a song for him, and not for me! I thought the lyrics were, "You are my son, Sean, my only son, Sean..."
I used to believe that they the line from Hey ya, by Outcast was "shake it like a qualified teacher". Its actually shake it like a polaroid picture!
How would a qualified teacher shake it anyway?
My dad used to think that the part of the ghostbusters theme that went 'Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!' actually said 'Who you gonna call? THOSE BASTARDS'.