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When I was little and records were still popular, I thought that the singers singing the songs were singing live right at that moment and that if I kept playing either a particular song, or the whole record over and over, that eventually they'd get tired of singing the same songs over and over and over and would eventually yell at me to "pick another song or artist or album". LOL.
I used to take the lyrics of songs very literally: The song "Maneater" by Hall and Oats scared me to death every time I heard it. I somehow connected a visual image of this song with a scary poster of Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister eating some nasty piece of meat with jelly on it. This gave me nightmares for years
i've grown up listening to the beatles, and thus had some interesting beleifs relating to their songs and music, etc.
i always wanted to listen to the beatles when we were in the car, and on one of the songs they use a shaker (looks like an egg and sounds kind of like a maraca). i assumed that there were five beatles. the fifth one played the maracas.
i also thought that the lyrics to lucy in the sky with diamonds went "the girl with colaidis goes by". i thought colaidis was some sort of horrible disease, and when i got older figured it was an STD, and was too embarassed to ask my parents (thank god or they would have wondered about me). i only found out just recently that it goes "the girl with kaleidoscope eyes" when i got so curious i had to look up the lyrics so i knew how to spell colaidis to look it up in the dictionary!
When I was about 5 I believed that in rock songs space was left after every line so that you could repeat the words that had just been sung.
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.
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.
Me and my cousin used to believe that the composer Beethoven was a dog. When we found out he was deaf, we thought it was so amazing how a dog that was DEAF could compose a such a beautiful song, until he told his mom that and he was a bit disappointed and surprised, but it was still amazing.
that the song 'return to sender' was actually 'return to zenda' and that there was a place called zenda were all letters went if you didn't accept them.
the first line of the australian national anthem is "australians all let us rejoice." i remember having an argument with my brother when we were in primary school because i was convinced that the line was "australians all eat ostriches...". needless to say, i was, er, wrong.
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 beleived that when you put the lid down on the record player that people came out to play the music and ran away when you lifted the lid. they were never there when I lifted the lid??
I used to believe that the song "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John was actually performed by the group Kansas, because Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz was from Kansas. I was seven or so, and my mom loved the gorup Kansas, so I just assumed...
When I first heard the term "symphony orchestra", I thought it was "sympathy orchestra". So I envisioned that it was a kind of orchestra that played only at funerals or other events to console friends and relatives of someone deceased.
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 used to believe that the song "Kiss From a Rose" by Seal was originally sung by Chuck E. Cheese and his band because I saw it in their animatronic show. It was not until I was like 12 did I hear that song in the car and I asked my mom, "Why is a Chuck E. Cheese song playing on the radio?"
I used to believe that records housed little people inside the grooves. Music was made when the needle hit them on the head and they made whatever noise was assigned to them.
I used to believe that songs didnt have lyrics, and singers were making just pointless meaningless melodic sounds.
When I was young I used to believe the Y.M.C.A. was some kind of weird hotel because they sang "It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
You can do whatever you feel..."
Why would you "stay" at a gym? You "go" to the gym and "stay" at a hotel.
And I didn't know the Y serves meals???
This isn't so much misheard as misunderstood. I thought the line "And hamsters turn on frequently" from Simon and Garfunkel's "At the Zoo" was talking about robotic hamsters that could turn on and off with a switch. My dad told me the song was about the Central Park Zoo in New York City and I always wanted to go to New York to see the hamsters turn on and off.
When I was little I heard that one Christmas carroll with the phrase "Jack Frost nipping at your nose". I had the most horrible mental picture of an elf with jagged teeth ripping my nose off.