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When I was youn I thought a 78 rpm record could only be played once and was then discarded. I was impressed by the largesse of my father's friend who played his John McCormack records for us.
The 2nd verse of "You are my sunshine" is "And so I hung my head and I cried". I thought that the person singing - usually my grandmother - would take her head off and hang it up on a hook.
when i was about 7 my parents bought me "Double Platnum" by kiss I didn't know it was a greatest hits album. when i went to my friends and saw other albums by kiss that had some of the songs on my record it made me think that kiss would write a couple of songs for an album and fill in the rest with songs all ready released from olser albums
I used to take the lyrics of songs very literally: The song "Maneater" by Hall and Oats scared me to death every time I heard it. I somehow connected a visual image of this song with a scary poster of Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister eating some nasty piece of meat with jelly on it. This gave me nightmares for years
A college roommate of mine once admitted to me that he used to think the song "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" was written about the Lucy character from "Peanuts" comic strips.
When I was a lot younger I used to think that everytime I played a record on my record player that the singers were singing it live in the studio for me. And when I played a song over and over I worried that the singers were getting tired.
When i was younger i used to think that when i hummed, the noise was onLy in my head, and no one eLse couLd hear my humming. in sixth grade i was humming the barney theme song.. and the teacher said "whoever is humming pLease stop" i then came to reaLize, other peopLe heard me whiLe i was humming...
Before I became enlightened and entered the world of Kerrang, rock and metal I believed that an 'air guitar' was an actual instrument. I always wondered about the physics of a guitar working on air. I also thought air guitars were only used for playing intense solo pieces. I figured out the truth for myself.
Now I own an air guitar and I play along to my cd's on it.
I used to believe that you could only play a record once, and after that all the sound was wiped off.
that the song 'return to sender' was actually 'return to zenda' and that there was a place called zenda were all letters went if you didn't accept them.
I used to think the sound at the beginning of Wings' 'Silly Love Songs' was made by Paul McCartney swinging a squeaky door back and forth and dropping heavy chains on the floor.
I used to think that "Thank You For The Music" was an old wartime song. This is because Vera Lynn oftne used to sing it on Pebble Mill at One and the like in the late seventies.
My little sister used to have her own version of Baa Baa Black Sheep :
"Baa Baa Black Sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full
One for the master, one for the dame
And one for the little girl with holes in her socks."
I have no idea where she picked that up!
I always thought the line in the Carly Simon song about Warren Baity (not sure if the surname is spelt right - sorry Warren!) was about the 'wife of a postman' not a close friend.
i always wondered why people sent plums to the queen, in the anthem "send her victorias"
I used to believe that the lyric "dancing cheek to cheek" refered to rubbing butt cheeks with another person... school dances were wierd and scary places for me
I used to think that music was recorded by many, many tape recorders when the artists were playing their songs. If it was a really popular album, the artist had to do this over and over again because there were not as many tape recorders as tapes.
When I was about 5 I believed that in rock songs space was left after every line so that you could repeat the words that had just been sung.
When I was in elementary school about 45 years ago, the class sang Christmas songs. Being Jewish, I didn't know what these songs were about--I just tried to sing them with the rest of the kids. When they sang, Oh Tannenbaum, I thought everyone was singing about my relatives, the Tenenbaums. When everyone was singing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," I was really wondering if it was about my Uncle Harold or my Cousin Harold Tenenbaum.
whilst listening to a paul Simon CD, my son asked if that song about 'loads of ways to dump your girlfriend' (50 ways to leave your lover)was on it, I nearly crashed the car laughing!