Years ago, when my kids were still children, Macy Gray came out with a song called "I Try."
When I heard the kids singing, the chorus went:
I try to say goodbye and I choke, I try to walk away and I stumble, though I try to hide it, it's clear, I wear goggles when you are not near.
Of course, it's not "I wear goggles when you are not here", even if my youngest son swore it was … The actual line is "My world crumbles when you are not near" … which makes a lot more sense.
This has happened to me several times as well (recently, too – which prompted this post).
Turns out, we humans are pattern-matching machines. But not all of the patterns we perceive are really there.
Peter Kay plays on our disposition with this funny bit about misheard lyrics.
Worth a watch.