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I used to believe until I was probably thirteen that the Ace of Base song "Don't Turn Around" was about a witch and her captive slave. I never really understood the lyrics and never bothered looking them up. Every time I heard the song in a store or on the radio, I would cry because the witch I had in my head was scary. I eventually realized what the song meant and I don't cry anymore. In fact, I enjoy the song.
I used to think that, since 'The Christmas Song' was the 'official' Christmas song, then I figured that 'The Hanaka[sp?] Song' by Adam Sandler was the official Hanaka[sp?] song.
I used to wonder how bands and orchestras knew how to play music for vocalists (I didn't understand that performances were prepared because it appeared to me that the singer spontaneously started breaking into song and the musicians were able to figure out how to play for him/her).
When I first heard the song "Your Nose is gonna grow" I actually thought a girl sang it. (it was on a record called 'wacky weirdos" and the artist names weren't mentioned). I learned that it was sung by Johnny Crawford only a year ago. I didn't pay attention to the lyrics before but now I do and laugh at them for Ex.."I saw you late last night/you were holding that other boy tight" And I thought it was a girl singing it about her boyfriend not a guy singing about his girlfriend. LOL still love to play it today and pretend it's a girl. He sure sounded like one.
The first time I ever heard a harmonica was on Black Sabbath's debut album on the song entitled
"the Wizard" My brother told me the harmonica on the song was actually a ghost on the record. I was about 4 years old. Now at 38, the song still creeps me out (the cover was pretty scary too). And any song I hear with a harmonica similar to it reminds me of "the ghost" and the "witch woman"on the album cover. Good one brother.
The first time i heard "I Want Candy" by Aaron Carter, I thought it was sung by a girl, and that she really really wanted some candy!
As a kid I'd never heard the word "accord" before when I first heard it in the last verse of "The First Noel", in the lines:
Now let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord.
The only guess I could then come up with for the meaning of "accord" was that it might be short for "accordion". I thought that a neat image, singing Christmas songs with accordion accompanyment. But I puzzled as to why it said "one accord", as if something would be wrong with Christmas singing to the accompanyment of more than one accordion. Perhaps accordions are loud enough that two would drown out the singing, I thought.
I have been Pokemon-obsessed since I was six and I still am. When I was seven my mom used to play this tape of 80's music and I became convinced that all the songs were sung by Pokemon, and I would imagine what Pokemon were singing it and give the groups all Pokemon names. Because of this I kept begging my parents to put the tape in whenever we got in the car (it annoyed them after a while). Eventually the tape got lost.
I used to think the song "Mustang Sally" was about the astronaut Sally Ride, because the only part I knew was the chorus "ride, Sally Ride."
When i was in the second grade my friend and I were in class reading and my friend started to sing "yesterday" by the beatles (mind u i was named after the song "michelle" so my parents played the beatles all the time) i asked her o0o whered you get that song?! and she told me she wrote it..so a few years later my dad and i were in the car and the radio started to play "yesterday" and i got excited and exclaimed "thats Natalis song!!" my dad laughed...
I used to think that air guitar was a style of guitar playing in rock music.
I used to think that if I sang in the car to songs, the people passing by in other cars would actually think I was the real singer!
When the Cindy Laupher song She Bop came out when I was seven years old I thought it was about dancing. As I heard pop songs from the 50's and 60's in which the word "bop" was used for dancing for a long time I had just thought the song was about getting in trouble for dancing ( sort of like in the Footloose movie). It wasn't until I was nineteen I discovered from an older friend what She Bop actually meant, and I blushed so many shades of red. LOL.
I used to beleive that in the center of the earth was a chipmunk and it became hot outside when he was using his oven thanx to the song "worms make dirt" by the aquabats!
You know the Beach Boys' song "Surfin' in the U.S.A."? Well, I knew lived in America, but I used to wish that I lived in the USA "instead" so that I could go surfing.
When I was little, my dad and I would watch Sesame Street together, and my dad would sing along to the songs. One day I asked him how come he knew the song, and he said he knew all of them - meaning he knew all the Sesame Street songs since we watched it so often. I, however, took that to mean that my dad knew every song ever made in the world. So I would ask him for lyrics to a song when I didn't know them, and my dad would go look them up if he didn't know them... So I decided that meant that he had a really big memory but it was too big to carry all of it around in his brain, so he would open his head and change the memory part of his brain.
When I was little my sister told me that if I put a C.D. in the wrong case, it would mess up the C.D.'s songs.
Until I was about nine or ten, I believed that the famous Beethoven piece "Fur Elise" was called "Fury Lice" I always wondered why Beethoven wrote a song for lice... and then I figured it was because he lived in the old days in Europe.. and that lice were so common, that it was the equivelent of writing a song about love... haha
i used to to think, without having ever heard the song, that 'jesus freak' was a cover version of that old song 'super freak' - the one that sounds like 'can't touch this'. I used to go around singing 'jesus freak jesus freak' to the melody. I don't know why. Later on when older I figured it would sound different but still liked my version. I finally heard the song last week, It sounds nowhere near what i had in mind!
that music was just instruments. not words also. so when i first heard music with words i got so unhappy and angry.