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In the early 1960s, Peter, Paul & Mary's recording of "Puff the Magic Dragon" was played on the radio a lot. Yes, I am old enough to remember hearing it on the radio in my parents' car. There is a line in which Little Jackie Paper would bring to Puff : ". . . strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff". I did not know what sealing wax was; I only knew what a ceiling was. I knew plenty of people waxed their kitchen floors. But I didn't know anyone who waxed their ceiling. I still haven't met anyone who waxes their ceiling, or seen ceiling wax in any store.
When I was in Grammer school we sang a Polish folk song about how the "Vistula" ( a river in Poland) was flowing. I misunderstood and thought it was "fistula" for years.. Then someone told me a fistula was a boil you get on your rear end. Talk about embarrassed...
When I was eight, I loved Madonna's "Papadompe Beach." Didn't get why she was in trouble, though....
For years I thought that ABC's 'when smokey sings said 'When Smokey Sings, I hear violence', thinking that smokey drove people to fighting. My brother pointed out that it's 'I hear violins'. I reckon either makes sense though. No?
What about "Another one buys a Datsun." You know, instead of "Another one bites the dust.
The second line of "just call me angel of the morning" was "just scratch my feet before you leave me, baby". I still don't know what it is, but I'm putting my money on the probability that that ain't it.
there's a song "so happy together" that i used to hear on the radio. one line goes, "the only one for me is you, and you is me, so happy together". until i was at least 11 i thought the line was, "the only one for me is sue, and sue is me, so smack me with feathers." and i still sing this whenever it's on.
Well I believed that the song 'Constant Craving' (by KD Lang, I think) was actually can't stand gravy!! And sang these words right up until my husband pointed the correct words out to me about 3 years ago!!
The first Madonna song I ever heard was "Material Girl" when I was 5. I thought she was singing "Cheerio Girl". I thought she was soo cool, because I was a girl and loved Cheerio's too.
In the song 'Back to Life' by Soul to Soul I thought it was "I dont wanna be a woman, I wanna be an earwig" When in fact the lyrics where "However do you want me, however do you need me" I was only about 7!
I always thought the lyrics to the Aerosmith song were "You look like a lady" until about 5 minutes ago when I saw other people getting the lyrics wrong.
I am 21 years old, clearly I should have found out about this earlier!
... "we are living in mama's cereal world.. and I am mama's cereal girl".... sounded good to me. I loved cereal.
When my big sister kindly pointed out to me that it was "material girl"... I thought she was one of those ladies at the fabric counter measuring out yards of material... I didn't like that as much.
The song I was taught when I was little was:
Mare's eat Oats
and Does eat Oats
and Little Lambs eat ivy,
A kid will eat ivy too
This is what I would always sing, thinking the words:
Marsey Dotes and Dosey Dotes
and little lamsey divey
A kiddley divey doo
I could never understand what it meant but never really questioned it, until I became much older and met up with someone who thought the same thing. After talking about it we came to the conclusion "Oh! So those are the words!"
in the song "what a wonderful world" sung by Louise Armstrong, a line goes, the brightness of day and the dark sacred night, as a child i believed the line was the brightness of day and the dogs say goodnight!
I was always a very good speller as a kid, except for one day as an 11-year-old when I attempted to sing along to Aretha Franklin:
I thought she was just naming off random letters.
"Care less whispers"- I used to belive he siad "Cat less whiskers"
My friend Karen used to think Britney Spears' song "Baby One More Time" started off "Oh, biben, biben, how was a supposed to know..."
Also she always sang "Turn the beat around, love to feel the cushion" . Never let her live down this one.
in the jimi hendricks song purple haze i thought that when they say "scuse me while i kiss the sky" i thout they said "scuse me while i kiss this guy"
i thought jimi hendrics was gay
When I was maybe 8...I was addicted to watching CSI with my parents. The lyrics to the opening song are; 'Whooooo are you!? Who, who, who, who!?' However, I was convinced that that they were; 'Gooood morning! Good, good, good, good!' When I sang along to my version....my parents laughed so much :)
Recently my sister told me that in Fallout Boy's 'The Take Over The Break's Over' lyrics were actually 'Flash flash flash, photography', not 'Scratch scratch scratch, for tiger-people'. We both though that was pretty funny.