We've all had songs that we thought we knew the lyrics, only to find out later that we were way off the mark. When I was younger I thought the Michael Jackson song Billy Jean said "but the chairlift's got my son." (I was very into skiing & didn't know there was such a thing as an illegitimate child) It really says "but the kids is not my son."
We had a neighbor girl who would sing at Primary "Jesus said love everyone. Tie them to a tree."
As I listen to my kids sing, I love to hear how they interpret the lyrics and I thought I'd share.
My favorite song that they sing their own way is a John Denver song called Please Daddy don't get drunk this Christmas. They think it says (and sing enthusiastically) "Please Daddy, don't get drums this Christmas. I don't want to see my mama cry!" Thankfully there is a better chance of Tim getting drums for Christmas than getting drunk, but I would cry if drums were brought into my house!
Another cute Christmas lyric change is from my almost 3 year old nephew. He sings "we wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and we're happy you're here." A nice sentiment, also. Too funny!
Tell me some of your funny misunderstandings. (Tell me I'm not the only one...)