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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.
I thought that song, "If You're Happy And You Know It" put lots of pressure on kids. Like, what if you DON'T know when you're happy, then what?
I have no idea why, but I used to believe that "The Little Drummer Boy," my favorite Christmas carol as a child, and "Do You Hear What I Hear?" were the same song. Except the former was the original and better version, while the latter was a crappy spinoff in which someone had decided to mess with the tune and add their own lyrics. Whenever I heard "Do You Hear What I Hear?" sung on the radio at Christmas, I felt angry at the artist for singing "The Little Drummer Boy" wrong and ruining it.
In nursery school I was taught a song, a part of which mentioned making tea for your parents after they came back home from work. At that time I didn't know what tea was, saw I imagined having to serve my parents huge chunks of meat.
My aunt told me that in order to play her old piano you first had to drop a few coins in between the slots of the keys. So for quite a few years I would ask my grandma for coins when I was over, and slip them in between and under the keys.
It took me quite a while to realize she was only kidding!
When I was little I couldn't understand how my friends would know which 45 records to buy at the store. I asked them did the store let you listen to them before you bought them? It didn't occur to me that they bought songs they had heard on the radio, because we weren't allowed to listen to the radio.
I was such a sheltered kid.
Well, this isn't really miheard, ju8st misunderstood i suppose. There is a piece of classical music on guitar called air on the G-string, meaning guitar, but i wasn't too clued up on instruments at the time, so i thought it was like describing a blow-job or something.
i used to believe that all rock music had subliminal messaging and i was scared to ever start liking rock music....now thats all i listen to \m/
I just found out that Weezer was not a person.
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.