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8th Apr '18 10:18:21 PM MikeK
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* TakeThat: In "It Could Have Been Paradise" Stephen Merritt alludes to Shakespears Sister ripping off one of his songs: Siobhan Fahey, the main member of Shakespears Sister, wanted to cover Future Bible Heroes' "Hopeless" but rewrite the lyrics and take half the songwriting credit and royalties. Merritt denied permission, but the song appeared on the next Shakespears Sister album anyway, with altered lyrics and no mention of Merritt or the other members of the group. In the song, he compares this to an earlier incident where a boyfriend of his mother set his lyrics to music without his permission in an attempt to impress her:

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* TakeThat: In "It Could Have Been Paradise" Stephen Merritt alludes to Shakespears Sister ripping off one of his songs: Siobhan Fahey, the main member of Shakespears Sister, wanted to cover Future Bible Heroes' "Hopeless" but rewrite the lyrics and take half the songwriting credit and royalties. Merritt denied permission, but the song appeared on the next Shakespears Sister album anyway, with altered lyrics and no mention of credit given to Merritt or the other members of the group. In the song, he compares this to an earlier incident where a boyfriend of his mother set his lyrics to music without his permission in an attempt to impress her:
8th Apr '18 10:15:48 PM MikeK
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* TakeThat: In "It Could Have Been Paradise" Stephen Merritt alludes to Shakespears Sister ripping off one of his songs - Siobhan Fahey, the main member of Shakespears Sister, wanted to cover Future Bible Heroes' "Hopeless" but rewrite the lyrics and take half the songwriting credit and royalties - Merritt denied permission, but the song appeared on the next Shakespears Sister album anyway, with altered lyrics and no mention of Merritt or the other members of the group. In the song, he compares this to an earlier incident where a boyfriend of his mother set his lyrics to music without his permission in an attempt to impress her:

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* TakeThat: In "It Could Have Been Paradise" Stephen Merritt alludes to Shakespears Sister ripping off one of his songs - songs: Siobhan Fahey, the main member of Shakespears Sister, wanted to cover Future Bible Heroes' "Hopeless" but rewrite the lyrics and take half the songwriting credit and royalties - royalties. Merritt denied permission, but the song appeared on the next Shakespears Sister album anyway, with altered lyrics and no mention of Merritt or the other members of the group. In the song, he compares this to an earlier incident where a boyfriend of his mother set his lyrics to music without his permission in an attempt to impress her:
8th Apr '18 10:14:31 PM MikeK
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* TakeThat: In "It Could Have Been Paradise" Stephen Merritt alludes to Shakespears Sister ripping off one of his songs - Siobhan Fahey, the main member of Shakespears Sister, wanted to cover Future Bible Heroes' "Hopeless" but rewrite the lyrics and take half the songwriting credit and royalties - Merritt turned it down, but the song appeared on the next Shakespears Sister album anyway, with altered lyrics and no mention of Merritt or the other members of the group. In the song, he compares this to an earlier incident where a boyfriend of his mother set his lyrics to music without his permission in an attempt to impress her:

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* TakeThat: In "It Could Have Been Paradise" Stephen Merritt alludes to Shakespears Sister ripping off one of his songs - Siobhan Fahey, the main member of Shakespears Sister, wanted to cover Future Bible Heroes' "Hopeless" but rewrite the lyrics and take half the songwriting credit and royalties - Merritt turned it down, denied permission, but the song appeared on the next Shakespears Sister album anyway, with altered lyrics and no mention of Merritt or the other members of the group. In the song, he compares this to an earlier incident where a boyfriend of his mother set his lyrics to music without his permission in an attempt to impress her:
8th Apr '18 10:14:05 PM MikeK
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* TakeThat: In "It Could Have Been Paradise" Stephen Merritt alludes to Shakespears Sister ripping off one of his songs - Siobhan Fahey, the main member of Shakespears Sister, wanted to cover Future Bible Heroes' "Hopeless" but rewrite the lyrics and take half the songwriting credit and royalties - Merritt turned it down, but the song appeared on the next Shakespears Sister album anyway, with altered lyrics and no mention of Merritt or the other members of the group. In the song, he compares this to an earlier incident where a boyfriend of his mother set his lyrics to music without his permission in an attempt to impress her:
--> He stole my song, better back off mister
--> Fast forward two decades,
--> Same thing happened, but with Shakespears Sister
19th Nov '17 6:35:28 AM TrippyDippy
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The entire point of ''50 Song Memoir''.
19th Nov '17 6:31:49 AM TrippyDippy
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* LovesMyAlterEgo: "Andrew in Drag", about a guy who's in love with his best friend's drag persona.
19th Nov '17 6:30:22 AM TrippyDippy
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* ILoveTheDead: ''Zombie Boy''
* InstructionalTitle: ''How to Say Goodbye''

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* ILoveTheDead: ''Zombie Boy''
"Zombie Boy"
* IllBoy: The song "Weird Diseases" was written about Merritt's own battles with epilepsey, hyperacusis, and various other medical disorders he experienced throughout his life.
* InstructionalTitle: ''How "How to Say Goodbye''Goodbye", "How to Play the Synthesizer"
19th Nov '17 6:24:22 AM TrippyDippy
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* InTheStyleOf: ''Distortion'' is essentially an album-long homage to ''Music/Psychocandy'' by Music/TheJesusAndMaryChain.

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* InTheStyleOf: ''Distortion'' is essentially an album-long homage to ''Music/Psychocandy'' ''Music/{{Psychocandy}}'' by Music/TheJesusAndMaryChain.
19th Nov '17 6:23:32 AM TrippyDippy
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* InTheStyleOf: ''Distortion'' is an album-long homage to ''Psychocandy'' by Music/TheJesusAndMaryChain.

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* InTheStyleOf: ''Distortion'' is essentially an album-long homage to ''Psychocandy'' ''Music/Psychocandy'' by Music/TheJesusAndMaryChain.
19th Nov '17 6:21:11 AM TrippyDippy
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* InTheStyleOf: ''Distortion'' is an album-long homage to ''Psychocandy'' by Music/TheJesusAndMaryChain.
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