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Thread started 09/29/16 3:39pm

pah

Updated lyrics (Just for fun)

We all know that Prince regularly modernized the "Dynasty" lyric to Kiss -- with varying levels of success and appreciation -- in order to give it a more contemporary feel. In a four decade career, it is inevitable that some lyrics betray their age.

While I was listening to Raspberry Beret today, it occurred to me that my kids have probably never heard of a Five and Dime, even though I grew up with (and had two family members who worked at) the local Five and Ten. Bemused, I thought that maybe there needed to be updated lyrics to other songs as well.

How about "I was working next door at the Dollar Store" for the new generation? lol

Anyone else want to play?
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Reply #1 posted 09/29/16 4:03pm

nonames

From 17 Days:
Whatsapped you yesterday
I still can't see the blue ticks
The main drag is knowing that
You probably weren't alone

It's the best I can do right now. I'll think of a better one in the morning...
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Reply #2 posted 09/29/16 4:13pm

bobgeorge77

I'll play!! Off the top of my head (though I would be quite upset if any of these really changed!)...

"How come u don't snapchat me anymore" or

"Lady...Uber driver"

both r bad... I will try and think more.... eek

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Reply #3 posted 09/29/16 5:08pm

SquirrelMeat

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I'm gonna drive,

My Daddy's Tesla X

A white rad ride, (16)

its so glam its not a Lex,

Gonna put her in the back seat,

And Drive her, to Tennessee...

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah



Somebody once told him that he wouldn't click on Prince as a singer,
Let him go down as a washed up singer
Ain't that a bitch?
Thinkin' all along that he wanted to be rich
Never respected that Google is the root of evil and he still don't to this day, huh
Bury that youtube, let the motherfuckers kiss click like, OK?

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Reply #4 posted 09/29/16 5:49pm

eightiesbrat

bobgeorge77 said:

I'll play!! Off the top of my head (though I would be quite upset if any of these really changed!)...

"How come u don't snapchat me anymore" or

"Lady...Uber driver"

both r bad... I will try and think more.... eek

Lady . . .Uber driver . . .I loled lol

We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams. . .
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Reply #5 posted 09/29/16 6:21pm

pah

Thanks. These are fun. Hubby is actually going to start working at Uber in a week. I'll never see that job the same way again!

(And I've always said that Google will eventually become Skynet...)

EDIT: I also wouldn't want any real changes. I didn't care for it when he changed "Dynasty", even.
[Edited 9/29/16 18:23pm]
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Reply #6 posted 09/29/16 7:20pm

eightiesbrat

pah said:

Thanks. These are fun. Hubby is actually going to start working at Uber in a week. I'll never see that job the same way again! (And I've always said that Google will eventually become Skynet...) EDIT: I also wouldn't want any real changes. I didn't care for it when he changed "Dynasty", even. [Edited 9/29/16 18:23pm]

I've actually wanted to ask this before but I never create threads and you've made the perfect one for me to do it here. . .what were some other things he changed Dynasty to? I know about Sex and the City but what were some other things he used there?

We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams. . .
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Reply #7 posted 09/29/16 9:12pm

pah

eightiesbrat said:



pah said:


Thanks. These are fun. Hubby is actually going to start working at Uber in a week. I'll never see that job the same way again! (And I've always said that Google will eventually become Skynet...) EDIT: I also wouldn't want any real changes. I didn't care for it when he changed "Dynasty", even. [Edited 9/29/16 18:23pm]

I've actually wanted to ask this before but I never create threads and you've made the perfect one for me to do it here. . .what were some other things he changed Dynasty to? I know about Sex and the City but what were some other things he used there?



I just saw a Canadian TV show on YouTube where he said MTV. I think he may also have used Real Housewives at some point, IIRC. I just remember that because it was so jarring. And frankly, none of those really have the same "feel" as Dynasty, dated as it is.
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Reply #8 posted 09/30/16 6:52am

eightiesbrat

pah said:

eightiesbrat said:

I've actually wanted to ask this before but I never create threads and you've made the perfect one for me to do it here. . .what were some other things he changed Dynasty to? I know about Sex and the City but what were some other things he used there?

I just saw a Canadian TV show on YouTube where he said MTV. I think he may also have used Real Housewives at some point, IIRC. I just remember that because it was so jarring. And frankly, none of those really have the same "feel" as Dynasty, dated as it is.

Thank you! Yes, I agree whenever I hear the SITC substitution, it just doesnt sound quite right to my ears.

We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams. . .
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Reply #9 posted 09/30/16 7:40am

LBrent

eightiesbrat said:

pah said:

eightiesbrat said: I just saw a Canadian TV show on YouTube where he said MTV. I think he may also have used Real Housewives at some point, IIRC. I just remember that because it was so jarring. And frankly, none of those really have the same "feel" as Dynasty, dated as it is.

Thank you! Yes, I agree whenever I hear the SITC substitution, it just doesnt sound quite right to my ears.

I heard him sing it as "You don't have to be A KARDASHIAN" once.

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Reply #10 posted 09/30/16 1:21pm

pah

From Tick, Tick, Bang, how about:

Like this chain around my hip, I want an 18 karat relationship

Because who can afford 24k gold anymore? (Besides Prince, I mean.) biggrin
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Reply #11 posted 09/30/16 7:36pm

bobgeorge77

I don't have the mental energy at the moment, but I was just thinking tht Sign o' the Times we be ripe for an updated interpretation....

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Reply #12 posted 09/30/16 8:58pm

eightiesbrat

LBrent said:

eightiesbrat said:

Thank you! Yes, I agree whenever I hear the SITC substitution, it just doesnt sound quite right to my ears.

I heard him sing it as "You don't have to be A KARDASHIAN" once.

o.k. that one did make me chuckle smile Thank you!

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Reply #13 posted 10/01/16 12:55pm

206Michelle

pah said:

We all know that Prince regularly modernized the "Dynasty" lyric to Kiss -- with varying levels of success and appreciation -- in order to give it a more contemporary feel. In a four decade career, it is inevitable that some lyrics betray their age. While I was listening to Raspberry Beret today, it occurred to me that my kids have probably never heard of a Five and Dime, even though I grew up with (and had two family members who worked at) the local Five and Ten. Bemused, I thought that maybe there needed to be updated lyrics to other songs as well. How about "I was working next door at the Dollar Store" for the new generation? lol Anyone else want to play?

I was thinking just substitute "dollar store" for "five and dime" because it's the same number of syllables. => I was working part time in a dollar store.

--

At his R&RHOF induction, he substituted "Sex and the City" for Dynasty during his performance of "Kiss."

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #14 posted 10/10/16 12:58am

GanoLac

pah said:

From Tick, Tick, Bang, how about: Like this chain around my hip, I want an 18 karat relationship Because who can afford 24k gold anymore? (Besides Prince, I mean.) biggrin

Prince great vocalist, lyricist & singer, his voice is so lovely and pleasant to listen. Tick, Tick, Bang i loved this song so much.


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