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I used to think the lyrics to Dancing Queen by Abba were "you can dance, you can die, having the time of your life." I used to remember thinking that although dancing was fun I wouldn't want to die from doing it too much
When my cousin and I were teenagers, she
used to think that the Stacy Q song "Two of
Hearts" was actually "2 poptarts". mmm, yum!
The song "The Girl is on to you" by Bette Midler has a line
"She's grown much wiser than you realize," which I heard as "She's grown much wider than you realize."
When I was young I believed that in Queens Bohemian Rhapsody they sang..."Hes just a poor boy from a poor family. Spare him his life from these pork sausages!" when it was actually..."Hes just a poor boy from a poor family. Spare him his life from this monstrosity"
Also when I heard ABBA singing Super Trouper I thought the lyrics were..."I was sick and tired of everything, when I called you last night from Tesocs" when it's actually "I was sick and tired of everything, when I called you last night from Glasgow"...oops!
I was 19 when I was singing "Dirty Deeds Dunder Chicken" which my now husband looked and said WHAT? The AC/DC song Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheep was on. He died laughing. I just knew Done Dirt Cheap was Dunder Chicken.
Cutting crew- I just died in your arms tonight...
I just died in your arms tonight, it must have been some kind of cheese. I should have walked away.
Must have been a really pungent stilton.
I don't want to know what the real lyrics are, it'll spoil my the bad stilton experience in my head.
In the song 'fear of the dark' (Iron Maiden) I used to think it was 'fear of the duck'. Couldn't quite figure why everyone was so afraid of that duck...
You know REM's song "It's the End of the World"? The chorus says, "Can I have some time alone?" but I always thought it said, "Can I have some Tylenol," which made a lot of sense to me. If the world were ending, I'd want a LOT of Tylenol.
I used to believe the song 'Felice Navidad' was 'Release Navidad' and was a protest song about some Latin American political prisoner. Never could work out why it then went on to say 'We want to wish you a Merry Christmas'. And this was well into my twenties.
There is a song we used to sing at Sunday School that went 'Jesus' friend of little children, be a friend to me, take my hand and ever keep me close to thee....
Now my little ears heard and my little mouth sang,
Jesus scared of little children be afraid of me....
I had always thought the song "Material Girl", by Madonna was always saying...
Because we are living in a cheerio word and I am a cheerio girl..
Mama cheerio...Mama cheerio...Mama cheerio world..
Sometimes I still sing the lyrics that way!
In the Shwayze song "Corona and Lime" there's a line that goes "I ain't met her but I'll get her when I do". I always thought that it said "I ain't mad about her ghetto attitude".
That makes more sense to me.
There is a church song called "Companions on a Journey." It goes: "We are companions on a journey, eating pread and sharing life."
When I yas little I thought (and sang) "We are camels on a journey eating bread and cherry pie."
I used to believe the words to my dad's favorite song(Mysterious Ways, by U2) were, "Shamu the mysterious whale!" Instead of "She moves in mysterious ways!"
For the longest time I thought Credence Clearwater Revival's song "Bad Moon Rising" had the lyrics
Don't go around tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
"There's a bathroom on the right"
The line is really
"There's a bad moon on the rise"
In the song "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" by Tears for Fears there is a line "if you're a worried man, shout about it. For a long time I thought it was "If you're a wanted man, shout about it" and thought it was weird because if you were a wanted man I assume you wouldn't want people to know..
I used to think in "row your boat", they said "life is butter dream". I always pictured rowing your boat down a lake of butter in the sky.
This is actually a mis-heard lyric of my husband's:
In RUSH's song "Free Will" - My husband believed that the lyric was "I will choose a Bathosphere" instead of a "Path that's clear"...
I will choose Free Will!
I guess that is why he did not choose oceanography as a lifelong career...
Oldies Song Peggy Sue. I used to think that he was talking about how much he loves his "Baggy Suit".
Because my mom was a big fan i used to listen to The beatles all the time.
In Lucy in the sky with diamonds I thought they sang "The girl with colitus goes by" when it's actually "The girl with kaelidoscope eyes".
Also Michelle the french part sounds so much like "Sunday Monkey won't play piano song, play piano song" when it's actually some french babble.
And then there's the classic "She's got a chicken to ride" (ticket to ride!)
Sorry Beatle people!