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22nd Jan '16 5:50:20 AM Morgenthaler
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** CelticWoman's cover of ''Black is the Colour''. Most other female singers tend to change the "true love" to a male.
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** CelticWoman's Music/CelticWoman's cover of ''Black is the Colour''. Most other female singers tend to change the "true love" to a male.
22nd Jan '16 5:45:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sufficiently old folk songs can go either way. "Black Is The Colour" by... whichever bloke it was originally by has been covered by Cara Dillon, who left it straight, and TheCorrs, who flipped it.
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* Sufficiently old folk songs can go either way. "Black Is The Colour" by... whichever bloke it was originally by has been covered by Cara Dillon, who left it straight, and TheCorrs, Music/TheCorrs, who flipped it.
21st Jan '16 1:22:55 PM missmoon
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* Most times Blixa Bargeld sings the female part of "Where the Wild Roses Grow" with NickCave, there seem to be no pronoun changes from when it was a borderline-SopranoAndGravel duet with KylieMinogue . Or differences in how the two act when on stage. It makes it either a little more confusing or a little more HoYay. (Though it would work fairly well as a song between two men if it weren't for the fact that a major part of the chorus is "for my name was Eliza Day".)
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* Most times Blixa Bargeld sings the female part of "Where the Wild Roses Grow" with NickCave, there seem to be no pronoun changes from when it was a borderline-SopranoAndGravel duet with KylieMinogue .Music/KylieMinogue . Or differences in how the two act when on stage. It makes it either a little more confusing or a little more HoYay. (Though it would work fairly well as a song between two men if it weren't for the fact that a major part of the chorus is "for my name was Eliza Day".)
19th Jan '16 9:52:30 PM Pichu-kun
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* Tyler Ward's cover of Music/TaylorSwift's "Better Than Revenge" changes the love interest into a woman and the 'other' person that into a man. Taylor's original lyrics of "She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress" are changed to "He's better known for the game that he spits/He never loved her". The verse near the end is also replaced with completely different lyrics. He keeps other lines intact, so it seems as if he's attacking both his ex and her new boyfriend instead of Taylor's song which was completely against the woman who is dating her ex.
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* Tyler Ward's cover of Music/TaylorSwift's "Better Than Revenge" changes the love interest into a woman and the 'other' person that into a man. Taylor's original lyrics of "She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress" are changed to "He's better known for the game that he spits/He never loved her". The verse near the end is also replaced with completely different lyrics. He keeps other lines intact, so it seems as if he's attacking both his ex and her new boyfriend instead of Taylor's song which was completely against the woman who is dating her ex.ex. * The Downtown Fiction's cover of Music/NickiMinaj's "Super Bass" is about a woman instead of a man. It also changes the lyrics such as "He might sell coke" to "She might drink Coke" and "I think I like him better with the fitted cap on/He ain't even gotta try to put the mac on" to "I think I like her better with the mini dress on/She don't even gotta put the skirts on."
17th Jan '16 8:13:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* Jonnie Edward's cover of Music/LittleMix's "DNA" changes the male prounouns to female and changes some of the lyrics. It only changes the "And that's what makes a man" part of the chorus - into "And that's what makes me a man" - the first time it comes up though.
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* Jonnie Edward's cover of Music/LittleMix's "DNA" changes the male prounouns pronouns to female and changes some of the lyrics. It only changes the "And that's what makes a man" part of the chorus - into "And that's what makes me a man" - the first time it comes up though.

* Postmodern Jukebox usually uses female singers for their [[{{retraux}} vintage]]covers of songs, even when it's about a man singing about a woman. The result is it being about gay women in the early 20th century. * Neon Jungle's cover of Hozier's "Take Me to Church" keeps the lover female. ** As does the one by Music/EllieGoulding.
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* Postmodern Jukebox Music/PostmodernJukebox usually uses female singers for their [[{{retraux}} vintage]]covers vintage]] covers of songs, even when it's about a man singing about a woman. The result [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning result]] is it being often the songs are now about gay women in the early 20th century. * Neon Jungle's cover of Hozier's "Take Me to Church" keeps the lover female. ** female. As does the one by Music/EllieGoulding.
9th Jan '16 7:55:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Cub cover of TheHollies' "You Know He Did" leaves it intact, suggesting the subject would be happier not merely with the singer as opposed to her newly former boyfriend, but [[GayOption abandoning men entirely.]]
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* The Cub cover of TheHollies' Music/TheHollies' "You Know He Did" leaves it intact, suggesting the subject would be happier not merely with the singer as opposed to her newly former boyfriend, but [[GayOption abandoning men entirely.]]
9th Jan '16 7:46:43 AM Morgenthaler
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** The same for {{Daughtry}}'s version, which does change the word "he" to "you" or "she" every time. * The rock band A New Found Glory (now known as simply "Music/NewFoundGlory") recorded two albums of covers of songs from movies called ''From the Screen to Your Stereo''. The second one features a cover of "Kiss Me" by SixpenceNoneTheRicher (which is featured in ''Film/ShesAllThat''). One lyric originally goes, "You'll wear those shoes and I will wear that dress"; NFG's version appropriately changes it to "I'll wear those shoes and you will wear that dress".
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** * The same for {{Daughtry}}'s Music/{{Daughtry}}'s version, which does change the word "he" to "you" or "she" every time. * The rock band A New Found Glory (now known as simply "Music/NewFoundGlory") recorded two albums of covers of songs from movies called ''From the Screen to Your Stereo''. The second one features a cover of "Kiss Me" by SixpenceNoneTheRicher Music/SixpenceNoneTheRicher (which is featured in ''Film/ShesAllThat''). One lyric originally goes, "You'll wear those shoes and I will wear that dress"; NFG's version appropriately changes it to "I'll wear those shoes and you will wear that dress".
5th Jan '16 7:12:28 PM ginger-spice
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* TLC's cover of Prince's "If I Was Your Girlfriend" keeps all the original lyrics intact. Funny enough, since Prince was the original singing the lyric "If I was your girlfriend..." it actually seems to make more sense coming from TLC. While Prince surely had a specific reason for the gender swapping in the original, TLC's cover seems like a standard song about wanting to be with someone. Another lyric states "If I was your MAN," which TLC also keep in their version.
5th Jan '16 8:15:15 AM Vorhias
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** Likewise for Steampunk group Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys' cover of the same song.

* Steampunk band Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys features a male vocalist, (With a prominent beard) but their cover of "Glory Box" by Portishead keeps the gender firmly female, right on down to the haunting refrain of "I just want to be a woman", which depending on the interpretation has interesting implications.
5th Jan '16 8:14:28 AM Vorhias
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* Steampunk band Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys features a male vocalist, (With a prominent beard) but their cover of "Glory Box" by Music/Portishead keeps the gender firmly female, right on down to the haunting refrain of "I just want to be a woman", which depending on the interpretation has interesting new [[Transsexual implications]].
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* Steampunk band Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys features a male vocalist, (With a prominent beard) but their cover of "Glory Box" by Music/Portishead Portishead keeps the gender firmly female, right on down to the haunting refrain of "I just want to be a woman", which depending on the interpretation has interesting new [[Transsexual implications]].implications.
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