Maybe you’re just like my mother
She never sat outside
– Prince, When Doves Cry, according to my friend Ken’s mother.
They’re called mondegreens, those hilariously misheard song lyrics. My own mother thought that Ohio Player’s Rollercoaster was called Join The Coast Guard. (Sing it out loud, it kind of works.) My ex used to sing a line from Bowie’s Rebel, Rebel as “hot potato”, rather than “how could they know?” Hot potato! Hot tramp, I love you so!
Now you. Own your shame.