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We Are the Imperials / Shades of the 40's album at
Little Anthony & The Imperials', "Tears On My Pillow"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'd gladly take you back
And temptahesivate.
The Real Lyrics:
I'd gladly take you back
And tempt the hands of fate.
The Story: When I was 9, I was in the play 'Grease' for my summer day camp, and my role was a member of the band that performed in the school dance scene. We had to learn the words to this song, among others. I remember bragging to my mom about how I learned a big word like 'temptahesivate' all by myself, and I asked her what it meant. She laughingly corrected me. And I had thought that I was so smart! - Submitted by: Frann
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