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When you were a kid and listened to a song, what did you get totally wrong about it?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. KevinP

    KevinP Forum introvert

    Location:
    Daejeon

    I can top that.

    I thought it was 'Life in the Vaseline'.
     
  2. Saganomics

    Saganomics Billions (and billions)

    Location:
    PacNW
    Thirteen month old baby
    Broke the looking glass
    Seven years of bad luck
    ...do things in your pants?

    Seemed logical when I first heard it, and I was young enough not to give it much more thought. Babies DO do things in their pants. Breaking a mirror could easily cause that reaction. The laughter of those in the room when I sincerely announced my interpretation could have easily done the same.
     
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  3. OneStepBeyond

    OneStepBeyond Nuttier than a Snickers bar

    I have thought about what would happen if I were to make similar leads up but with our mains plugs looking like this, it would be far more obvious...I think. :D
    [​IMG]
     
  4. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Livingston NJ
    The Stones "Honky Tonk Wonen",

    "She had my peenie right across her shoulders...":eek:
     
  5. HaileyMcComet

    HaileyMcComet Forum Resident

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    Kaohsiung
    Did you think that money was heaven sent

    [​IMG]
     
  6. HaileyMcComet

    HaileyMcComet Forum Resident

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    Kaohsiung
    Isn't it?
     
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  7. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

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    Livingston NJ
    George Harrison, "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)"

    I always thought it was
    "Give me light
    Give me life
    Keep me free as a bird"

    Actual lyric is
    "Keep me free from birth"

    I think mine makes more sense :shrug:
     
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  8. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon We've all got our faults, mine's the Calaveras

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    Hollister, CA
    I thought it was "keep me free from burden"
     
  9. Donfrance

    Donfrance Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vesoul, France.
    I see, I'm still thinking that. So what does he actually sing?
     
  10. Donfrance

    Donfrance Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vesoul, France.
    In Money for Nothing, I understood the words chicks for free. (Being Dutch and all) I just didn't get what Sting and Mark wanted with all that poultry...
     
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  11. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

    Location:
    Oregon
    As a kid when I first heard "P.S. I Love You" by the Beatles, I thought the opening line was "As I ride to Saturn..."
    Add me to the list of those who thought John sang "Do You Want to Know a Secret?"
     
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  12. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

    Location:
    Oregon
    "Riders of the Storm": I always thought the lyric was "Like a dog without a bone and a cat without a moan".
     
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  13. Donfrance

    Donfrance Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vesoul, France.
    I do agree, however, a Lonely Days version by Lennon would have thrown everybody on the wrong path.
     
  14. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Livingston NJ
    For a long time I thought it was "checks for free", free banking I guess? :shrug:
     
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  15. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

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    Livingston NJ
    I believe it's "I can't hide"
     
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  16. cuddlytoy

    cuddlytoy Forum Resident

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    Northeast Ohio
    I have a feeling that, at my advanced age, there are still a lot like that for me.
     
  17. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Livingston NJ
    A rather scary image from CSNYs "Helpless"

    "Yellow moon on the rise
    Big Bird's flying across the sky
    Throwing shadows on our eyes..."
    :yikes:
     
  18. Rising Sun

    Rising Sun Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York
    I thought "Day Tripper" was about a river in China, Yangtze River.

    I thought "Honky Tonk Woman" was about a hockey player named
    Hockey Puck Willy.

    I thought Rod Stewart was wearing "chicken slacks" while twistin the night away.
    Yup, yellow tights with feathers on em seemed like something Rod would wear for a night out on the town.
     
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  19. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston MA
    I thought the Stones were singing about the famous sculptures at the NY Public Library:

    Ooh the storm is threatening
    Library Lions today
     
  20. timnor

    timnor Forum Resident

    Location:
    Germany
    I thought that albums were recorded in one take and that the musicians had to fade their instruments, step back from the mics, and stand in silence preparing for the next track.
     
  21. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Location:
    Oregon Coast
    i thought Creedence was from the South.
     
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  22. powerq

    powerq Forum Resident

    Tramps like us =/= Slam. Slide. Dust. Although that could fit into a highway song.
     
  23. Liam Brown

    Liam Brown Forum Resident

    "oh give me the beach boys to sooth my soul i wanna get wild like rock and roll and drift away"
     
  24. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Livingston NJ
    I thought the same about the original Sam Cooke version, I thought that "chicken slacks" were some kind of early 60s fashion trend :cool:
     
  25. Egg Crisis

    Egg Crisis Forum Resident

    Location:
    Yorkshire, England
    Until 2 minutes ago I thought it was "chicken slats". Yes I know it doesn't make sense. The lyrics go quick enough that by the time the song has ended it's forgotten about, and consequently I never think of looking it up. I probably have many more misheard lyrics that I've never looked up for the same reason.
     

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