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I was born into a musical family, so I was raised on classical music and oldies. I had never really heard any music that was made past the 80s until I was 9. I thought that there wasn't any new music past 1985, and I grew up in the 90s!
I thought for a long time the singers of "My Boyfriend's Back" were black (don't know how it started...maybe because some singers sound alike to each other), until I saw a music commercial...
I used to think that in the real world, people would burst into song at pivotal moments in their life like in disney movies and musicals like "the King and I". I had never seen any adult do it, but when I was alone I would sing (badly) about how I felt.
I used to believe that I was the only person in the entire world who knew about my favorite ratio station.
up until i took my grade 2 on violin i was convinced that the string family were literally a family...i thought the double bass was the dad, the cello was the mum, and the viola and the violin where children.....i was slightly embaressed when i explained my veiws to my violin teacher and she laughed.....= S
from Denmark, so the spelling might not be correct...
that one day everybody would stop making music, because there's only 12 tones. Theres only so many ways you can combine 12 tones, I thought...
I was convinced that the person who sang and recorded a song was the writer of that song. I was very impressed to find out Kenny Rogers "wrote" a certain Christmas carol.
My father played a lot of Beatles music for me as a child. Until high school, I thought that the standard color for submarines was yellow, like school buses.
When I was like, 11, I really liked that Puddle of Mudd song "Blurry". My mom and I listened to it on the radio, and I must have asked her what it was about because I remember her saying "It's about a man who can't see his own son." A short while later, I saw the video. I went and asked my mom, "If the guy from that song is blind, wouldn't it be unsafe for him to throw the kid up in the air?" She was like, "What?"
It turns out that song is about not having custody of your kid after a divorce.
I took it to mean literally, he COULDN'T SEE his kid.
Dean Martin's "That's Amore" used to really confuse the heck out of me. Not the words themselves, but rather what they meant. Especially the verse that goes "When the moon hits your eye/like a big pizza pie..." It painted this bizzare picture in my mind that something would literally shoot out of the moon and fly into in your eye. The part about the 'pizza pie' made me think that "that something" was like a piece of pizza or a topping from a pizza such as a mushroom or slice of pepperoni.
I used to have a tape that I played over and over until everybody was sick of it. It was one of those silly song tapeswith goofy kids songs. There was a song that mentioned several types of food and had something that rhymed with it. It was crazy. One of the verses went like this:
Oh it's meat, meat, meat that knocks you of your feet.
So one day after playing that tape, we were having dinner. I was scared to death to take a bite of the meat. We were sitting in the floor around a coffee table in front of the TV, and I thought if I ate the meat, I would be lifted through the air and thrown to the other side of the room. My mom got so agravated trying to get me to understand that the people on the tape were not serious. I didn't like meat anyway, so when this happened, she thought it was because of the tape.
I used to believe that "No woman, no cry" by Bob Marley, meant that being single was the path to happiness instead of being words of comfort.
Until my vacation a few weeks ago, I thought that the new music was only played for a few weeks, then forgotten for something new. Because I only listen to the old songs, like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc. I really believed that it was no use to get attached to new music because after a year you'd never hear it again! ... I AM a bit stupid at times.
Until I was a teenager, I thought the song "Maneater" was about a cannabilistic woman. I pictured her looking like a demon with wild Medusa-like hair!
Watch out, boy! She'll chew you up!
I was pretty young when the song "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes came out, & I remember asking my mom what it was about. She gave some vague explanation that I interpreted as if you are good enough, you get to pick a friend and go live inside the moon. It had lots of windows like a school bus, so you could look out & watch everybody back on Earth.
When I was around six, I wondered why in real life, people did not go around singing the way they did in musicals and disney movies. Sometimes I used to just sing when I was in public, hoping that people would join in. It's quite embarrassing to think of now, because I had no talent! And I didn't even sing real songs, just random lines that came to my head to no particular tune.
I thought Madonna's song "Papa Don't Preach" was a complicated metaphor about something I didn't understand (but definitely NOT about keeping an actual baby).
I believed that song lyrics had no meaning- they were just words strung together to fit the melody of the music. I thought this until I was about 7 or 8 and a friend's mom broke down the song "Candle in the Wind" to help me understand its meaning. Yes, the song was touching, but I was impressed that songs had 'meanings' at all!
Until recently (I'm 17) I thought the song by The Who, "Happy Jack" was about an unpopular Australian politician who managed to usurp and abuse most of the country's power. Because the people hated him, they tied stones to the ends of rope, slung the rope over him and drowned him. I believed the line "They couldn't stop Jack or the water's lapping/ and they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy" referred to the water lapping over his head as he drowned with a smile on his face because of all the immoral things he'd done. The best part is I didn't even realize I believed this until I listened to the song this year and memories of my odd little story came back!
When i was verry little i used 2 think that when i had a song in my head that i was really hearing it and that it was cos the band was practicing 2 loud
i would actualy complain 2 my mom that the backsteat boys wer practicn 2 lout
the bad part is i b-lvd this till i was like 9 lol