Exploring How Misheard Lyrics Would've Altered Our Favorite Songs

This blog post is a parody. No sausages were harmed in the writing process.

Starship – We Built This City (Official Music Video)

Ah, the age-old game of "What did they just say?" From "Sweet dreams are made of Cheese" to "Hold me closer, Tony Danza," we've all been guilty of hilariously mishearing song lyrics. But what if some of these misheard masterpieces were actually part of the songs?

Let's take a ride into the topsy-turvy world of misinterpreted melodies, starting with the epic anthem by Starship: "We Built This City."

Artist: Starship
Song: We Built This City
Album: Knee Deep In The Hoopla (1985)
Charted: 🇬🇧 12 🇺🇸 1

Misheard Lyric: We built this city on sausage rolls
Correct Lyric: We built this city on rock and roll

Starship's Gastronomical Vision: A Sausage Legacy

The generative AI tool, Midjourney, visually interprets the mistaken lyrics of Starship's "We Built This City."

Imagine if, instead of belting out the ode to rock's rebellious spirit, Starship was actually singing praises to the humble sausage roll? The entire song now paints the portrait of a city built on a foundation of delicious, meat-filled pastries.

Verse 1:
The once poignant critique of commercial radio now becomes a celebration of a world dominated by sausage roll vendors. Picture radio shows running ads like, "Come on down to Dave's Deli—our sausage rolls are so good, they're practically architectural!"

"Marconi plays the mamba" might've been a head-scratcher, but with our new context, it's clear he’s doing a celebratory dance after eating the best darn sausage roll of his life.

Verse 2:
"Who counts the money underneath the bar?" Clearly, the earnings from the most successful sausage roll franchise in the city! The underlying question becomes: is the sausage roll business shady, or are they just keeping cash safe from meat-loving thieves?

"Don't you remember? We built this city!" Well, now it’s an homage to the city founders who apparently used sausage rolls as currency, foundation stones, and perhaps even as construction workers' uniforms? Who knows!

Now, the deeper implications of such an interpretation:

  1. The Entire City Smells Delicious: Instead of the grungy rock-and-roll streets of LA or New York, this city probably smells like fresh-baked pastries. Tourism would skyrocket! I mean, who wouldn't want to visit the land of eternal breakfast delights?
  2. The Great Sausage Conflict: While the original song critiqued corporate rock, our version might shed light on the battles between sausage roll vendors. Think "West Side Story," but with more pastry and less dancing (unless Marconi’s mamba counts).
  3. Music Videos Would Be... Different: Instead of rock bands jamming out, imagine chefs rolling dough, stuffing sausages, and a monumental sausage roll statue right in the city center.

While it's clear that Starship’s original intent was to rally against the commercialization of rock music, we can't help but chuckle at the deliciously absurd world where a city's foundation is a savory snack.

So next time you're singing along to your favorite song, and the lyrics sound a tad off, just remember: your version might just be a zanier, weirder, or even tastier alternate universe waiting to be explored.

Up Next:Did Elton John really croon about a "Tony Danza" of "Who's the Boss"
? Stay tuned!

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