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When I was about 5, my family and sunday school liked to sing the song "Climb up Sunshine Mountain." The lyrics said "Climb up Sunshine Mountain, faces all aglow." I thought that the glowing faces were what the mountain was made of. I always felt eerie hearing about little kids climb up (what I pictured to be) a mountain giant green monster faces.
When I was young I thought that piano notes stood for words. Now I think about how could you play piano with them?
i used to think all songs were exactly one minute long, and it wasn't until i was nine that i realized that wasn't true.
i used to think air guitar was the same as electric guitar, i just thought air guitar was ran by air.
I used to think that the reason people were bad is because they listen to rap music and no other reason. But I listen to a lot of rap now, 4 years later
I always thought that "Staying Alive" by the Bee Gees was sung by Aretha Franklin.
When I was young, my mom listened to the oldies station on the radio a lot. I grew up believing that all the old songs were very recent. It didn't even occur to me until later that there other styles of music, and that the songs I'd heard weren't necessarily the most popular ones at the time.
I used to think that in the song "beer for my horses" that toby keith and willie nelson actually drank whiskey and gave beer to their horses lol
When I first heard as a child the song, "What Child Is This?", with its line "Whom angels greet with anthems sweet", I thought that anthems were some kind of flowers.
I once was terrified of the Christmas song "Deck the Halls" because I was certain that the line, "troll the ancient yuletide carol" referred to a big mean troll tending to a fireplace.
I used to think that the Police song, Roxanne, was about traffic lights.
I was about 14 when I figured it out.
As a child, I heard the song "Bristol Stomp" by the Dovells. I assumed then that the title dance was named for the only Bristol I then had heard of, the one along the Tennessee / Virginia border. After growing up, I learned that the original (and probably most famous) Bristol is in England. I decided I surely must have been mistaken, and that Bristol, England was surely the dance's place of origin. Eventually I learned that I'd been wrong both times. The actual place referred to in the song is Bristol, Pennsylvania.
By the time I was nine, I firmly believed I already knew every Christmas song in existence. I was completely blown away when I found out that there were even more out there that I'd never heard of.
I've always been a huge Beatles fan. When I was younger, I remember listening to "Ticket to Ride" - "I think I'm gonna be sad, I think it's today...the girl that's driving me mad is going away." Couldn't figure out for the life of my why someone would be sad if the person who was making them mad was going away - shouldn't they be happy? Of course, I figured it out!
i used to think the air guitar was a real instument
When I was about 6, I thought that when a song fades out, the effect is created by the band performing on the back of a truck, which then drives away from the microphone.
I was also highly confused by songs which had the same person's vocals played over the top of each other, wondering how the hell it was possible to sing two things at the same time. When my mum told me that it was done by a mixer, I imagined a mixer to resemble a big washing machine.
You know that song 'Heven is a Halfpipe' that goes:
'If I die before I wake
At least in heaven, I can skate,
'Cos right now on earth, I can't do jack,
Without the man upon my back.'
I was only little when I first heard it, and my friend and I had started to learn to skateboard. We were very confused by the last couple of lyrics in the chorus, but in the end, we decided that 'Jack' was a trick that we hadn't heard of, and this guy was really crap at it, and had to have the inventor of the trick on his back, telling him what to do all the time, and in heaven, he'd be able to do 'Jack' perfectly.
I'm forteen now, and I only realised the other day!
Until my late teens, i believed the air guitar was a kind of electric guitar powered by air. But I was ashamed to ask my friends, they'd think I was not "in" if I didn't know this cool instrument.
When I was younger my sister told me she was allergic to country music so she wouldn't have to listen to me play it and I completely believed her. I actually thought you could be allergic to a certain kind of music! Later that day I went through a bunch of records to see if I was allergic to any kind of music.
For the longest time (at age 10 in 1972) and for many years after, I swore that the song "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress," actually performed by the Hollies, had been performed by the Rolling Stones! I could've SWORN this!! (Still, wouldn't it be cool to have the Stones cover this song?! Phish did, in their earliest years and just before they broke up!)