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When I was a child, I thought that the Heavy Metal was Satanic music.

Anon
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I told my brother, Myles Kidd , a dumb story about how the Moody Blues all died tragically after recording 'Nights in White Satin'.
He used to cry whenever he heard it and only recently found out the truth after 20-odd years.

Tania Bradshaw
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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.

Gary
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When I was about 5 years old, my aunt would always sing the song "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine..." (I don't know the title) to me because she knew I hated it. At the age of 5 I must have been pretty messed up, because I thought the song was a guy who got caught cheating on his wife. I thought he was singing the song to his mistress, telling her she was his sunshine, when his wife found them together. He then sang to his wife, "You never know dear, how much I love you, so please don't take my sunshine away." Sick mind I had.

asapin
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When I was a kid and we'd sing:

"My country t'is of the
sweet land of libery
of thee I sing"

I thought we were singing,

"My country Tisabee,
sweet land of liver-ty,
of the IC."

I had no clue where Tisabee was, where they ate liver and belonged to a club called the I.C.

Anon
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I used to think that record players were connected to special phone booths. The singers on record albums would wait in those booths, then sing into the telephone receiver when you played their songs.

Patti
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Before I knew anything much about cocktails, I wondered for years about who the Margarita was in Jimmy Buffett's song MARGARITAVILLE, and what made her famous enough to have a town named for her.

Andrea
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My grandma used to hold me on her lap and sing the "I love you! A bushel and a peck..." song. I was an adult before I knew that it was from the musical GUYS AND DOLLS, and that my grandma didn't write it. My little brother and I were both pretty sad that she didn't make up that song for us--we assumed she had...

Lucy
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When I was really little I watched sesame street and my favourite song was a parody of Madonna's Material Girl called Cereal Girl, because I also walways ate cereal. My Aunt had a disco for her birthday once and they played the real version, and when I heard someone say something about 'the real material girl' i naturally assumed that they were talking about me.

Ariane
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When I was a child I honestly used to think when we were driving in the car and we had the radio on and we returned to the car after an hour or so, the same song would be playing?!?!

Jena
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As a child, I was for a long time perplexed by the reference to "the land of the free and the home of the brave" in the last line of the U.S. national anthem (The Srar Spangled Banner). I thought it referred to two separate parts of the U.S. I tried for awhile drawing maps, coloring states two separate colors, trying to figure out correctly which states made up the land of the free and which ones made up the home of the brave.

Tonya
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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.

Tessa
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When i was a child, i thought everytime i listened to a CD that person would sing it everytime i played it and that artist was singing directly to me and me only.

sydney creech
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I remember telling my sister when she was little that I could read the words to a song playing on our record player(yes, I am very old) - if you look really closely, you can see the words written in the grooves you know!! Of course I knew the words anyway, but she believed it to be true. I thought it was so sweet.

Jackie
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On the back cover of records, if a song title had an asterisk next to it, I thought my mom put it there to indicate which songs were her favorites.

Ray
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When I was little, my mom and I would always sing "The Paw Paw Song." It was a little song about picking up the paw paw fruit and putting it in a basket. Trouble was, I called my grandpa "Paw Paw." So for years, I always thought they were picking up grandpas and putting them in baskets.

stephanie
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I just found out that Weezer was not a person.

Carolyn
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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.

Anon
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Every year for about 8 years now I've gone to my friend's shorehouse for a big party. Each year the party involves Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell album being played, so I've known all the good Meat Loaf songs for years.

When I was about 8 (I'm 15 now) I thought that in "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" they were talking about a road trip when they said "We're gonna go all the way tonight" and that they got bored and started listening to a baseball game on the radio. It wasn't until I was about 13 that I figured out when the song was really about.

Slightly Dense Child..
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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

jake myers
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