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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.
For my kindergarten Christmas concert, my class sang that song that goes "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me." Even though the song emphasizes the togetherness of all people as brothers, I completely missed the point and believed the line "Let me walk with my brother" referred specifically to my older brother Adam. I imagined us going for a stroll in our neighborhood on a sunny spring day. I thought it would have been nice to have my little brother along, too, but he was only two then and I didn't think he could keep up.
When I was 7-10 years old, I used to believe that music would eventually end one day. That the singers would run out of ideas and music just end like any other thing!
I used to think when they say ''i walk a lonley road,the only one that i have ever known'' in Greenday's song Blvd of Broken Dreams that he was saying that all his life he lived on some road called Blvd of Broken Dreams in that house thing they pass on the music vidio. and i didn't get when he said ''I walk alone'' and Mike & Tre were walking right next to him
In the song "Oops I Did it Again" by Britany Spears there is a line that goes "I played with your heart, got lost in the game." I always imagined Britany Speras getting lost in a giant game of chess.
When I was about 4 or 5, there was this song I heard on the radio all the time (apparently by Quarterflash, according to a Google search I just performed), which contained the lyrics "I'm gonna harden my heart, I'm gonna swallow my tears". I took this literally. I believed that if you swallowed your tears, your heart would harden and you would die. One day, after bumping my head on a table leg, I started to cry a little, and a tear dripped into my mouth. I started screaming hysterically, telling my mom I needed to go to the hospital. Of course she was freaking out, thinking I'd split my skull open or something. Through my sobs, I explained that I had jusy swallowed a tear, and would soon die of heart failure. Just like the song says. She looked at me in disbelief, and started laughing.
When I was a kid, only having started learning to read a couple of years or so earlier, there was a popular song called "Patches" by Dickey Lee. The title character is a girl, of whom the singer laments that his parents forbid him to be in love with her because she's from the poor side of town. I remember for quite some time mistaking the name of the title character (and hence of the song as well) as "Hatches". I remember my sister getting a good laugh at me for thinking the song and character were named "Hatches". She acted as if it were crazy to think anyone would be named that. But why not? People ARE given unexpected names from time to time. Anyhow, I don't remember whether it was before or after the time that my sister got such a laugh at my expense in correcting my idea of tha name of "Patches", but I was in a record store and almost bought a record that I thought at first had the title "Hatches" on it. If it was after my sister corrected me, then I guess I thought I'd prove to her that "Hatches" was correct after all. It was the kind of single records of that era, known as 45s. Anyhow my hesitation to buy it started when I noticed the title wasn't exactly "Hatches", but had an "R" in it, making it apparently "Heratches" to the best of my ability to read at the time. It did seem that my sister had likely already told me that the real name was "Patches", as I vaguely remember already having some doubt about the name being "Hatches", a doubt all the more strengthened with doubt that "Heratches" could be the correect name. So I didn't buy the record. Thinking back on it through the years, and never learning that "Heratches" is a real word, I puzzled repeatedly over what could be the name of the song on that record I saw. Eventually as a grownup, I learned that there is a song called "Heartaches", and decided that that is in all likelihood the title that I mistook for "Heratches".
I used to believe "Young Hearts Run Free" was sung by Rod Stewart. It sounded similar to "Do ya Think I'm Sexy?" to me at the time, and now I know the two songs are COMPLETELY different.
One time I was at my aunt and uncle's house and I heard the song Islands in the Stream on the radio. From that day on I believed it was my aunt and uncle singing that song. So every time it came on the radio I would say that was their song untill my mom finally asked me what I meant. she got a good laugh before she told me it was actually Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
When I was little, my mom had a record player, and she had like a song by the beatles or sumthing about the presidents, and i thought abe lincoln was singing the song, and that abe lincoln must be alive because I believed that when you heard someone in a record, they were singing in real life. I was confused.
My sisters told me, and I still believe, that the 'Hokey Pokey' is the Devil's song.
Until I was like 7 I believed that a song was a long as a TV show...30 minutes. So when I asked my mom something like how long it was going to take to drive somewhere and she would say "3 songs", I thought it was like and hour and a half.
this is about music... when i was young and i watched performances, i thought the conductors and the performers have a secret code, like "when i raise my right hand you start playing." i didnt know conductors were there to keep the time til i joined a band...
I used to beleive that the muzak being palyed in the doctors office, was played on a boombox throught the air conditioning vents, and a group of nuns were up there, choosing what song to play.
This isn't a misheard lyric. I heard the right words, but I didn't know what they meant. The Christmas song "Silent Night" contains the lyrics "All is calm, all is bright / 'Round yon virgin mother and child". Everything is calm and bright 'round (around) them.
I heard "'round yon virgin" and imagined that she was round because she was pregnant.