I used to believe that if you played the guitar dont sing
I used to believe when I was a kid that songs were easy to do
I used to believe that if you played the saxophone, you were automatically evil and/or shady/suspicious
I used to think that swing music was called that because you listened to it when playing on the swing set.
"California Gurls" by Katy Perry has the lyric "We don't mind sand in our stilettos". When I was 12 I asked my mom what stilettos were and she answered with '"spiky heels". At that time I had dry skin on my heels and I thought that was what stilettos were.
Before I knew inner monologues existed, I thought "getting a song stuck in your head" meant seeing the words in your head.
The singer, Pink, has a song called "So What" which has the lyric "I'm gonna drink my money". Its music video has her drinking at that part. I thought she was swallowing dollar bills and coins!
I thought that Hey Soul Sister was by OneRepublic and released in November 2015
When I first saw an accordion, I thought it was an engine from a car or truck. I thought they would take it out of the vehicle and stretch it back and forth so they can get dirt and dust out of it. I also wondered why it made a lot of noise and why someone would keep it in their house. I later learned it was only a musical instrument when my grandparents showed one to me. I felt so embarrassed and dumbfounded when they told me what it really was...
I used to think that all music was made by this one big guy, (who in my mind looked something like Danny Devito) who wore a blue and orange vertical-striped polo shirt. He sang every song, and did the instruments for every song. I have no idea where that thought originally came from.
When I was little, when the band "Linkin Park" emerged, I thought that the radio said that they were playing a song from 'years and years ago'. Being a kid who only liked new songs, I would switch over whenever they'd play. When I heard 'It is love' on the radio regularly though, I was surprised because I thought it was an old song.
I used to believe that yodeling was illegal in certain countries.
I used to hate that song about the Weeping Willow "crying on his pillow" because I thought it was an actual guy as opposed to a tree, and thought it was too sad. Then, I learnt that Willow was a girl's name and thought that maybe the man was actually named William.
I used to think bands or singers could be sued for plagiarism if they coincidentally had a song that was too similar to one by another artist, but not as a cover!
I thought the song "Pop Goes the Weasel" was about a weasel exploding soda
Are used to think the song white lines was about salt
My mom was a prude who thought everything was "dirty"or bad.She thought "Killing me softly with his song " was about a murder.First the murderer strummed the victim s face with his fingers not strummed his fate.She was messed up.
There's a song which has lyrics that are basically just a bunch of actions followed by "Rawhide" and then it starts again.
Up until I was *seventeen*, I had only heard of rawhide as that stuff you give dogs to chew on, so I thought that it was akin to have a song where you shout, "Dog food!" at random intervals, so the song made no sense to me.
I used to listen to this song at school, and the lyrics were things like "Welcome back" and "We're proud of you". I thought it was about a girl (no idea why I specifically thought she was a girl) graduating a boarding high school, and it was sung by her parents.
Later, I learned that it was about welcoming soldiers back after a war, but I thought my version was better.
When I was a child, I used to believe the singer or the music group lived in my CD's and they allowed to sing (and live) only when I wanted.