Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Funniest Song Lyrics Kids Ever Got Wrong

Last week, after hearing her son sing a heartwarming rendition of "Boobs like Jagger", Lydia asked you to send us the funniest song lyrics your kids ever got wrong and they were so awesome.

Being indecisive and not wanting to play favorites, we asked our buddies Guru Louise, Mom in a Million, Stark.Raving.Mad.Mommy and the international superstar Pregnant Chicken (she's from Canada) to help us.

Here are the ones that made us snort our loud:

From:  Anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 10:20 PM
My daughter is not old enough to mess up lyrics yet, but growing up my favorite one was for the song "Summer Breeze makes me feel fine..." My friend thought it was "Summer's Eve makes me feel fine...". Everbody laughed and she didn't know why until she got older and found out what Summer's Eve was.

From: My side of the fence on Jan 12, 2012 10:03 PM
My daughter Alex thought the words to "Get Down Tonight" were: "Do a little dance, smack that duck, get down tonight"....she used to sing it all the time lol

From: Kara on Jan 12, 2012 10:05 AM
This one struck me so funny that I had to pull the car over because I was laughing so hard. My 8 yo daughter thought the words to a Katy Perry song was "I kicked a squirrel and I liked it!" and she was quite upset that someone would be so mean.

From Anonymous on Jan 13, 2012 06:30 AM
Both my boys sang, "I got to move my dragon, I got to move my dragon!"

From: Anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 02:36 PM
 When my daughter was little she sang "Don't you wish your goldfish was hot like me!"
And more of a mistake of the mouth than thinking if the wrong words- once she was singing Beyonces Halo- supposed to be "baby I can see your Halo" and she belted out "Baby I can see your A- hole!"

From: Milli on Jan 12, 2012 10:06 AM
We went through a phase of listening to a lot of Schoolhouse Rock.  I can't hear it now without thinking of the lyrics my son (then age 4) supplied... "Lolly lolly lolly get your badgers here!"

From: Julia on Jan 12, 2012 07:59 AM
My three year old had two that really stuck:  "Waving your bladder all over the place" in We Will Rock You.

From Christine on Jan 12, 2012 07:25 AM
Beach Boys "Help Me Rhonda" by my 7 year old:  "Since you let me down I've got owls poopin in my head."

From: Tamar A. on Jan 12, 2012 03:58 AM
The other day we were headed to preschool and my 3-and-a-half year old son suddenly "sang", "I like big trucks and I cannot lie!" That was apparently all he knew, and I have no idea where he heard the original.

From: Anonymous on Jan 13, 2012 02:13 PM 
A friend's little brother used to sing "Big ol' Jed had a rhino. . " instead of "Big old jet airliner". But I actually think that's what Steve Miller Band sings if you listen!

From: Katy on Jan 12, 2012 06:13 AM
While driving a few months back my three year old started dancing and singing along with Lady Gaga. At first it was just a bunch of gibberish, but then came the chorus-
"Can't eat my, can't eat my, no he can't eat my POPCORN FACE! It is so yummy, yummy!"
Mommy had to pull over until she could get her laughing under control.

And at the suggestion of our dear friend Stark.Raving.Mad.Mommy, we have a couple of categories…
HOLIDAY LYRIC FAIL
From: Anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 11:37 AM
My 3 year old son just spent the last 2 months singing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Glory to the New Donkey!" That can't be good.
F-BOMB WINNER
From KimR on Jan 12, 2012 06:28 AM
My son thinks Pumped Up Kicks is Funked Up Kicks, but when he actually sings it, it sounds like F*cked Up Kicks. No amount of arguing, begging, bribing or pleading will convince him that A) I'm right, or B) please don't sing that song in public.

INTELLECTUAL WIN
From Barkingkel on Jan 13, 2012 10:17 AM
My girls sing "I throw my hands up in the air sometimes saying AO Galileo"

SLIGHTLY CREEPY AWARD
From EviesMomma on Jan 12, 2012 10:08 AM
Apparently he's not Michael Jackson, he's called Uncle Jackson. Try as I may, I cannot convince my 3.5 year old of his actual name. We had this conversation this morning while she danced her version of Thriller for me.
COMPLETELY RANDOM AWARD
From Anonymous on Jan 13, 2012 05:35 AM
I'm guilty of this too and I'm 35. Before my husband corrected me, I thought the lyrics to that same song were, "You've got the moves, Luck Dragon'...you know, Falcor? That big, flying dog thing in The Neverending Story? Yeah, he does have the moves...

And the overall winner of the title of
MOST WHUCKTASTIC INTERPRETATION OF A SONG LYRIC BY A KID IS…
From: My side of the fence on Jan 12, 2012 10:03 PM
My daughter Alex thought the words to "Get Down Tonight" were: "Do a little dance, smack that duck, get down tonight"....she used to sing it all the time lol

And for those of you who (like me) maybe, possibly let their kids listen to songs that are in questionable taste, we have this 100% safe for work and small eyes/ears parody of LMFAO's Sexy (and I know it).


(c)Herding Turtles, Inc. 2009 - 2011

72 comments:

  1. That Elmo video is pretty amazing, but if you know anything about Tom Waits, this is even better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5X4N2exOsU

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  2. "Happy Barfday to You," no less.

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  3. These were so freaking funny! I want more! I had a friend in college who thought "I'm the lyrical gangster" (from Ini Kamoze's Hotstepper) was "I'm the leprechaun dancer." The song would come on and he would start clicking his heels together.

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  4. My cousin's 4 year old sang the song "Like a G6" like this "Now I'm feeling so fried like a cheese stick." it actually makes more sense than the real lyrics.

    When I was little, I thought Paula Abdul's song "Opposites attract" was "I Can Say Subtract."

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  5. Walking in a Winter Wonderland by my 3 year old = Looking out the window at a lamb.

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  6. These are awe-some! Thanks for always keeping things interesting ladies!

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  7. I still remember that I used to sing "Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a douche..." LOL I still do it, sometimes, just to be funny.

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    1. You're in good company. Me and both of my brothers also sang the song this way. Dad found it hilarious.

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    2. Apparently this was one of the most confusing lyrics ever! I think everyone I know thought it was the same thing!.. I had the most fun telling them it was "DEUCE" not douche, the embarrassment it caused was always the highlight of my day.

      Frankly, I still don't know what "wrapped up like a deuce" even means!

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    3. A Deuce is a two seater sports car according to the Boss who wrote it

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  8. Oh my gosh, I feel so honored! This is better than winning a Grammy!

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  9. I have to say I hear 'Galileo' too. I suspected it might not be right but I never figured out the correct lyrics on my own. Google told me :p

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  10. It took me awhile to convince my son that it was "Feliz Navidad" not "Puh-leeze Mommy Dead."

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    1. My nephew always thought it was "fleas on the dog" and still has trouble singing it the right way from having sung it the wrong way for so long! It was always funny to hear though..

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  11. Can I add one? When my now 14 year old was about 3, he used to love Christmas Carols. His favorite had this line: "Ho, ho, the missing toe." We still sing it that way to this day.

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  12. These are so hilarous! A friend of mine has a toddler that likes the Far East Movement song Like A G6...only he sings it "like a cheese stick."

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  13. Oh my gosh...thanks for the belly laugh to start the day. Needed that!

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  14. When younger my sister asked when billy Joel would get out of jail. Mom asked what she was talking about so my sister explained; "give me the beach boys & free billy Joel I wanna get lost in Rock n roll" Despite being in her 30's we still make fun to this day

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  15. This morning CCR's Bad Moon Rising was on...my 3yo listened to the beginning then started to hum along, them..."there's a bathroom on the right". I thought, if she's only said that a few days ago!!

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  16. Had to share the "I'm Elmo and I know it" video on my fb page! To cute!

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  17. My LO is too little to sing words yet but I'm guilty of flubbing CCR's "Bad Moon On The Rise..." My mom said I would hang my head out of the window of her VW bus singing "There's a bathroom on the right!" Made sense to me!

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  18. My friend's kid was selected to lead the Pledge of Allegiance over the loud speaker..."and to the republic for Richard Stanz, one nation......"

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  19. OK I have had this same problem with the Steve Miller Band. I used to think it said " Big ol Jed and Lionel" I never could figure out why Jed and Lionel were carrying him too far away. It wasn't until I was 21 and saw the CD case that it clicked. " OOOH that is what it says" Forehead smack.

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  20. I wish I had seen this before. My daughter at the age of 3 (she is now 13) would sing...at the top of her lungs I might add... "JUICE BOX HERO Got straws in his eyes"

    Foreigner would be so proud!

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  21. Man, I can always count on you ladies to make me laugh. My 3 year old started breaking it down to the Elmo song and I laughed so hard I spilled coffee all over myself.

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  22. In the same vein, my 7 year old pick things saying "eeny meeny miny mo, catch a tuh piger poe. You are not it" she speaks the tuh piger part VERY clearly & will not even hear that it might be something else. Given the less than politically correct origins of that little ditty, I don't correct her. She makes up her own lyrics too but there's so many of them I couldn't even begin to catch them all.

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  23. This one is about me and what I thought I heard while my daughter was watching Sesame Street one day. Elmo and friends were singing a song about "the furry four", needless to say, in my half @$$ed listening to the song as I went about my other work it sounded like they were singing something about a "dirty whore". I knew that's not what they were singing, it's Elmo after all so I stopped to listen a little more closely and heard what they were actually singing. I told some of my friends about it and the next day one of them saw the same show and commented "I know what you mean about that song. I can totally understand where you heard that."

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  24. My son sings Starships' "We Built This City". He will sing it right the first time through but then .... "We built this city on rock and rock... but without this city we're homeless." I have corrected him but he likes his version better

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  25. I like big butts and a can of lie... by Hunter, age 6 :)

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  26. My husband not too long ago heard someone singing the Dolly Parton song "Joleene" and the part where it is "Joleene, Joleene, Joleene, Jo-LEENE" He thought was "Joe leave" and husband says "Man, she really wants Joe to leave."

    Another husband one "Ocean front property in Arizona" = "Going to Montgomery in Alabama."

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  27. I'm 48 and my sister is 44, but when we were younger, she used to sing "My candelabra" instead of "my kind of lover" (Billy Squire). We still tease her to this day!!!

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  28. My cousin used to think "Ice, Ice, Baby" was really "Rice, Rice, and Gravy!"

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  29. It's not one I have heard a kid say, but I heard it on the radio when I was a kid and it just stuck with me. There was a line in a song that the host wanted to see if people knew what they said and the person who got it right would win some tickets. The song was Sixpence None The Richer "Kiss Me" The line was "Upon it's hanging tire." The caller thought it said "My bra is haing tight."

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  30. Here are a few of my favorites from my son (recently turned 4):
    "Video killed the radio car, video killed the radio car, in my mind and in my art"
    "I'm Jessie and I know it." (My sister's name is Jessie, I think that's where the confusion started)
    "All the other kids with the bumped up sticks better run better run out of my gun."
    Then there are the lyrics he gets 100% right:
    "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do..." (nothing like seeing a 4 year old belting out some songs from Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog)

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  31. Ok, I have to share even though this isn't about my kids messing up lyrics (my hubby is the one with lyricosis). My son has always been somewhat of a comedian. When "Who Let The Dogs Out" was popular, I heard more of it then I wanted. One day, there was a lyric change. We were on a road trip and the kids were finally quiet when we passed a field of cows. Out of the quiet, I hear, "who let the cows out? moo, moo, moo, moo."
    Then there was the time, Toby Keith's "I wanna talk about me" song was on the radio and once again my son changed the lyrics for a laugh. Everyone knows how little boys love bathroom humor. Well, every time Toby Keith sang, I wanna talk about me, my son changed it to poop, farts and other bathroom type words. I was laughing so hard, I had to pull over and dry my eyes. lol

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  32. LOL! Thanks for the laughs ladies! I was seeing double from a work email. This was a nice little laugh break. I always know where to go when I need a chuckle.

    My now 7yo used to sing a horror version of jingle bells... "slashing through the snow.."

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  33. Oh my gosh, I'm getting such looks as I laugh hysterically at the Coffee Bean! I'm reminded of when my daughter would listen to "Teddy Bears Picnic" and would sing "watch them catch their underwear" instead of "watch them, catch them unprepared!" She's 36 now, and we still laugh about that!

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  34. I've never actually heard Brittany Spears' song Criminal, but my five year old daughter once came up to me with a completely straight face and sincere tone and said: Momma I'm in love with a criminal, but please don't cry, I will be ok.

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  35. According to my then 4 year old the best part of waking up is 'soldiers' in your cup.

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    1. Of COURSE there's soldiers in your cup... they fight off those morning growly bugs, and definitely save the day!!! Very cute. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  36. My brother used to sing, "Don't you want, me, Baker?" to the Human League song and it didn't matter how much we told him it didn't make sense. Eventually he allowed as how it might possibly be, "Don't you want me, Vapor?" instead.

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  37. These are great!! I am reminded of my now 9yo - then, much younger! - daughter singing along with "The Bare Necessities"... "forget about your worries and your stripes." We still sing it this way!

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  38. My husband's favorite song as a child was "Crispy Love" Oh honey, tell me why can't this be love. He'd demand that his mom play "Crispy Love" all the time. Although last winter I caught him sing "Farmer Brown" instead of Parson Brown in Frosty the Snowman so maybe he hasn't grown out of it?

    Some other cuties I know sang, forget about your worries and your stripes instead of strifes in the Bear Necessities!

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  39. These were so funny!

    My little girl used to think in Amazing Grace it went: "Through many dangers, toiet snails, we have already come..."

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  40. My 29 year old husband thought up until like a few years ago that the song "Secret Agent Man" was "Secret Danger Man" ahahahaha

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    1. ...'Secret Asian Man'. Why is the Asian Man so secretive, is he like a secret agent or something? now 'Secret Agent Man', that would make alot more sense than 'Secret Asian Man'...what's that you say? It is 'Secret Agent Man'? Oh, well, of course it is, I...um, can we change the subject?

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  41. My daughter likes Beyonce's All the Single Ladies, but swore up and down it sang, "I'm a cigarette; I'm a cigarette" LOL

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  42. Hysterical! But what about the opposite, as in a 4 year old who loves the song "So Long, Farewell" from The Sound of Music and can sing one line with crystal clear clarity: "I'd like to stay and taste my first champagne"

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  43. All I've got to say is "Red Hot Love" (Radar Love) and "Hey there, Rodrego" (opening line to Brown Eyed Girl--"Hey, where did we go...")

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  44. I love Mondegreens! Check out Gavin Edwards's "'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: And Other Misheard Lyrics" - lots of funny ones! Our favorite is "Alex the Seal" (The GoGo's "Our Lips Are Sealed"). Our little girl is only 10 weeks old, but she'll have a lifetime of misheard lyrics thanks to my husband - he entertains her by making up new lyrics to various songs. And they even rhyme!

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  45. Hahaha, I never thought my complete randomness would earn me an award, but I't totally psyched about it anyway...thank you!!! :)

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  46. In our house we sing "Hold me close young Tony Danza" instead of "Hold me closer tiny dancer" and the 9-year-old has busted out "Here she comes, she's an anteater" instead of Hall & Oates' Maneater.

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  47. My 41/2 year old was Justin "Beaver" for Hallowen - he will not be convinced that it is Bieber. Add to that the paternity allegation at the time...and he got some chuckles when asked what he was for Halloween!

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  48. "My potty lies over the ocean" instead of Bonnie & on Row, row, row your boat..."Mary, Mary, Mary, like a butter dream." Also, baa, baa black sheep llama, llama WOO!

    Kids are funny.

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  49. I thought it was 'I had my first real sex dream/Oh at the five-and-dime/Played it til my fingers bled/It was the summer of sixty-nine.' I only found out the real lyrics when I asked my American boyfriend what a 'five-and-dime' was, and he killed himself laughing. 'What did you think the bit about "played it til my fingers bled" meant, then?' 'Well, quite frankly, I thought it was a bit disgusting and he deserved to go blind.'

    We're now married, and he still starts to laugh hysterically whenever he hears that song playing.

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  50. From my now 6-yr old, "Apple butter jeans, boots ripped the furrrrrrr!"
    and, "Like a cheese stick, like a cheese stick...now I'm feelin' so fly, like a CHEESE STICK!"

    Oh, and let's not forget his favorite Ke$sha line, which he swears is super-awesome because it reminds him to keep up with his dental hygiene: "When I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack..." now he wants to know where to buy "Bottle of Jack" toothpaste!

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  51. A friend's daughter used to sing the old George Michael song I Want Your Sex as "I want your socks...I want your feet..."

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  52. I'm sorry ... but for your viewing pleasure -- I must humbly submit my son's take on the popular song, "Shake Your Booty ..."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3XPYfNNico&list=UU2oH6qm6awjGs76e6XdcgEQ&index=5&feature=plcp

    Best part is roughly one minute in ...

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  53. My son 1st heard Big Pimpin' a few Octobers ago, so naturally he thought JayZ was saying "Big Punkin'" Unfortunately he gets ALL the lyrics to Apple Bottom Jeans right; please picture my dad's face while his 4 year old grandson sings "She turned around and gave that big booty a slap!" clearly I share Lydia's affinity for inappropriate rap music n:)

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  54. I will never forget my daughter at age four treating us to a rendition of 'Away in a manger' about the little bored Jesus asleep in his crypt....

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  55. I had my holiday playlist on in the car, and G. Love's "Christmas Baby" was playing. Love that song. Anyway, from the backseat, the daughter (8yo) asked, "Mommy, why is he so sad it's five?" Real lyrics: "I'm so satisfied". Almost had to pull over, I was laughing so hard.

    Gotta say, I about passed out due to lack of oxygen from laughing over the "I kicked a squirrel and I liked it" misheard lyrics.

    Deb

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  56. My sons versions of schoolhouse rock, "lolly lolly lolly get your ass over here." apparently he he's that from mommy a lot....

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  57. My husband (who was in his early 30s at the time) made the mistake of wondering aloud, "What IS a dunderchief?" Me: "What's a WHAT?" Him: "You know, 'Dirty deeds and a dunderchief ...'" If you think I still tease him about this ten years later, you are correct. (And now we know that the Dunder Chief is Michael Scott.) ;)

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    1. I don't remember what the stand in lyric was back in Jr high school, but I DO remember when I finally realized it was "Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap!".... I thought, omgosh, I've been singing it wrong all this time and no one, NO ONE ever corrected me! Later on I guessed that EVERYONE was saying it wrong.. too funny.

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  58. My daughter likes to sing we wish you a merry christmas all year. Her version is
    "We wish you merry mismash,
    we wish you merry mismash,
    we wish you merry mismash
    and a happy... (arms in the air for a big finish) HAPPY... NEW DAYYYYYYYYYYY"

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  59. my son loved spongebob... he used to sing the theme, changing the words to "absorbent and pussy is he"

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  60. "Bu-bu-bu boogerface mu-my BOOGERFACE!" Lady Gaga's "Pokerface" as interpreted by Donovan, age 3.

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  61. Caught my daughter singing destinys child.
    The shoes on my feet appalling
    the car im driving appalling
    the house i live in appalling

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  62. Is it sad that Sexy and I know it, is my boys favorite song they are 3 and 4 and they listen to it repeatedly. They also love, touch me there, from the Glee sound track and 'Baby O', by the Biebs.

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  63. I'm late to this party, but when my daughter was about 2 1/2 we were driving with her and singing "Old McDonald Had a Farm" and suddenly from the back seat we hear, "...and on this farm he had a f***, E I E I O. With a f*** f*** here and a f*** f*** there..." I have no idea to this day where she heard that particular word. She went through a phase where she said it all the freakin' time!

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