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* The chorus of Brian and Michael's "Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs", about the painter L.S. Lowry, has the lines "Now he takes his brush and he waits/Outside the factory gates". The final verse is about Lowry's death, following which this becomes "Now he takes his brush and he waits/Outside them Pearly Gates".


** It's also done in another song from ''The Black Parade:'' "Dead!", which swaps the line in the second repeat of the chorus from "Wouldn't it be grand? it ain't exactly what you planned" to "Wouldn't it be grand to take [[BreadEggsMilkSquick a pistol by the hand?"]]

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** It's also done in another song from ''The Black Parade:'' "Dead!", which swaps the line in the second repeat of the chorus from "Wouldn't it be grand? it It ain't exactly what you planned" to "Wouldn't it be grand to take [[BreadEggsMilkSquick a pistol by the hand?"]]

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** It's also done in another song from ''The Black Parade:'' "Dead!", which swaps the line in the second repeat of the chorus from "Wouldn't it be grand? it ain't exactly what you planned" to "Wouldn't it be grand to take [[BreadEggsMilkSquick a pistol by the hand?"]]


* The intro song to Music/PanicAtTheDisco's album ''Pray For The Wicked:'' [[PrecisionFStrike "(Fuck A) Silver Lining"]] has the chorus of "fuck a silver lining, fuck a silver lining, 'cause only gold is hot enough," but loudly bleeps it out in the final chorus for comedic effect... before immediately saying it again, without bleeping out the swear.

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* The intro song to Music/PanicAtTheDisco's album ''Pray For The Wicked:'' [[PrecisionFStrike "(Fuck A) Silver Lining"]] has the chorus of "fuck a silver lining, fuck a silver lining, 'cause only gold is hot enough," but loudly bleeps it out in the final chorus for comedic effect... before immediately saying it again, [[SubvertedTrope without bleeping out the swear.
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* The intro song to Music/PanicAtTheDisco's album ''Pray For The Wicked:'' [[PrecisionFStrike "(Fuck A) Silver Lining"]] has the chorus of "fuck a silver lining, fuck a silver lining, 'cause only gold is hot enough," but loudly bleeps it out in the final chorus for comedic effect... before immediately saying it again, without bleeping out the swear.



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* In Music/TheBeatles' "Girl" (from the album ''Rubber Soul,'' the first line of verse three is "Was she told when she was young that pain would lead to pleasure?", which was a comment John Lennon made on how Christianity assumed that torture was a means to attain going to Heaven. In printed media of Beatles' song lyrics (including the singalong segment of the band's [[WesternAnimation/TheBeatles Saturday morning cartoon]]), the word "pain" was replaced with the word "fame."
* There were two versions of Music/TheCharlieDanielsBand's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia," a single version for AM radio and the album version for FM radio. The AM version uses the finishing line "'Cause I told you once you son of a gun, I'm the best that's ever been" while the FM version says "I done told you once you son of a bitch, I'm the best that's ever been."


* "Can You Feel It" by The Apples In Stereo: "drown out the static on the FM radio" later becomes "drown out the [[PrecisionFStrike bullshit]] on the FM radio". The music video edit naturally omits this part. Smile'

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* "Can You Feel It" by The Apples In Stereo: "drown out the static on the FM radio" later becomes "drown out the [[PrecisionFStrike bullshit]] on the FM radio". The music video edit naturally omits this part. Smile'




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* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' song "Tongue Tied", the last line of the chorus changes after each verse: "You make me feel a clown"; "[[BringMeMyBrownPants My trousers, they turn brown]]"; and "[[PervertedDrooling I drool so much I drown]]".


* "Can You Feel It" by The Apples In Stereo: "drown out the static on the FM radio" later becomes "drown out the [[PrecisionFStrike bullshit]] on the FM radio". The music video edit naturally omits this part.

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* "Can You Feel It" by The Apples In Stereo: "drown out the static on the FM radio" later becomes "drown out the [[PrecisionFStrike bullshit]] on the FM radio". The music video edit naturally omits this part. \n Smile'
* The last reprise of the chorus of "Love of the Common People" by Music/PaulYoung swaps out "Smiles from the heart of a family man" for "Smile's really hard on a family man".



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* "Can You Feel It" by The Apples In Stereo: "drown out the static on the FM radio" later becomes "drown out the [[PrecisionFStrike bullshit]] on the FM radio". The music video edit naturally omits this part.


** "If all his yarns restrict themselves to masculinity, Why, what a most particularly pure young man that pure young man must be."

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** "If all his yarns restrict themselves to masculinity, Why, what a most particularly pure young man that pure young man must be."


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* The second chorus of "Land Down Under" by Music/MenAtWork replaces "Where women glow and men plunder" with "Where beer does flow and men chunder". There's also variants in whether the singer is being told, being asked, or just stating that he or someone else comes from the land down under.
* "If You're Anxious For to Shine" from ''Theatre/{{Patience}}'', which "The Foundation of SF Success" is a pastiche of, does the same thing, with the line "And ev'ryone will say/As you walk your mystic/flow'ry way" (the first two are the same), followed by:
** "If this young man expresses himself in terms too deep for me, Why, what a very singularly deep young man this deep young man must be!"
** "If that's not good enough for him which is good enough for me, Why, what a very cultivated kind of youth this kind of youth must be!"
** "If he's content with a vegetable love which would certainly not suit me, Why, what a most particularly pure young man this pure young man must be!"
* Music/SaraBarielles' "Love Song":
** The chorus starts off as:
--->I'm not gonna write you a love song,\\
'Cause you asked for it,\\
'Cause you need one, you see.\\
I'm not gonna write you a love song,\\
'Cause you tell me it's make or break in this.\\
If you're on your way,\\
I'm not gonna write you to stay.\\
If all you have is leaving,\\
I'mma need a better reason,\\
To write you a love song today.
** In the final chorus, she's more emphatic about both her opinion of the ultimatum and that she'd write one ''if'' he gave her more of a reason to:
--->Is that why you wanted a love song?\\
'Cause you asked for it,\\
'Cause you need one, you see.\\
I'm not gonna write you a love song,\\
'Cause you tell me it's make or break in this.\\
If you're on your way,\\
I'm not gonna write you to stay.\\
If your heart is nowhere in it,\\
I don't want it for a minute.\\
Babe, I'll walk the seven seas when,\\
I believe that there's a reason,\\
To write you a love song today, today.


* "Ancient Eyes" by Music/SteeleyeSpan is based on the opening scenes of early ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels in which the star turtle would be introduced, and especially the first such scene in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''. One of the lines in the song is "Through a billion stars he flies", except in the final chorus it's "Through a billion stars she flies", referencing A'Tuin's AmbiguousGender, which was a plot point in TCOM.

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* "Ancient Eyes" by Music/SteeleyeSpan is based on the opening scenes of early ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels in which the star turtle would be introduced, and especially the first such scene in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''.''Literature/TheColourOfMagic''. One of the lines in the song is "Through a billion stars he flies", except in the final chorus it's "Through a billion stars she flies", referencing A'Tuin's AmbiguousGender, which was a plot point in TCOM.

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* "Even Though I'm Leaving" by Music/LukeCombs. The first chorus, with a father putting his son to bed, and the second, when he sees him off for military duty, have the line "It's okay, I know you're scared". The last chorus, in which the father is dying, changes the line to "It's okay, boy, I ain't scared."


* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/TheFoundationOfSFSuccess": A recurring rhyme in this [[{Poetry}} poem]] is "And all the fans will say, as you walk your [changes] way". The second-to-last word is either spatial, thoughtful, or narrow. The rhyme that follows is also clearly related, but changes even more dramatically each time it's used.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/TheFoundationOfSFSuccess": A recurring rhyme in this [[{Poetry}} [[{{Poetry}} poem]] is "And all the fans will say, as you walk your [changes] way". The second-to-last word is either spatial, thoughtful, or narrow. The rhyme that follows is also clearly related, but changes even more dramatically each time it's used.


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* The chorus of Morris Minor and the Majors' Music/StockAitkenWaterman parody "This is the Chorus" concludes by warning "And thirty seconds from now you're gonna hear it again". This obviously doesn't work for the final chorus, so they add one last SAW reference with "And if you're [[Music/KylieMinogue lucky, lucky, lucky]], you won't hear it again".

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/TheFoundationOfSFSuccess": A recurring rhyme in this [[{Poetry}} poem]] is "And all the fans will say, as you walk your [changes] way". The second-to-last word is either spatial, thoughtful, or narrow. The rhyme that follows is also clearly related, but changes even more dramatically each time it's used.
** "If that young man indulges in flights through all the Galaxy, Why, what a most imaginative type of man that type of man must be."
** "If that young man involves himself in authentic history, Why, what a very learned kind of high IQ, his high IQ must be."
** "If all his yarns restrict themselves to masculinity, Why, what a most particularly pure young man that pure young man must be."

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* As part of the run-up to ''[[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Battle For Azeroth's]]'' release, Jaina Proudmoore's ''Warbringers'' short consists almost entirely of a musical cautionary tale, presumably titled ''Daughter Of The Sea''. With the subject matter revolves around the death of Jaina's father, Daelin Proudmoore, the swap becomes a callback to the first line Jaina sings - ''"Beware, beware... the Daughter of the Sea"'' - when, after raising a shipwreck from the ocean and sailing it towards Kul Tiras, the final verse ends by showing the steadily rising anger nearly three expansions in the making.
-->''I heard, I heard... across the wounded sea,\\
The old voice warning me:\\
Beware, beware... the Daughter of the Sea.\\
Beware, beware... '''of me'''.''

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