We all got shitty on rum and coke

Who doesn’t love We Built This City by Starship? Well, probably lots of people. But we here at Songspeak do.

My co-worker has alternate lyrics for the chorus, though, that she sang either back in high school or college. Instead of “we built this city on rock and roll”, they used to sing, “we all got shitty on rum and coke“. And though we occupy different offices at work, we both typically have mix 93.1 playing throughout the day, and whenever the song comes on, she’ll usually send me an IM with her alternate lyrics.

***Note: This is NOT my co-worker.

It’s nice to know that long before the term songspeak was conceived, people were songspeaking their hearts out.