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Journey - Don't stop believing

"She" took the midnight train, then "He" took the midnight train

"He" took the midnight train both times

More than a slip?

Here's another alternative memory which has previously been reported for a different reason. The first time was when the song "suddenly" appeared for many people and seemed to be getting played everywhere - this was discussed on Reddit. This time it's a lyric change, and a pretty obvious one too. 

At the start of Journeys' "Don't stop believin'", the written lyrics are:

Just a small town girl
Livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin' anywhere
Just a city boy
Born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train goin' anywhere

Yet today you can clearly hear "He" took the midnight train both times, which makes no sense.

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Often described as the "perfect rock anthem", it has featured countless times due to it's obvious inspirational message. So this means it clearly should be more widely known.

It's an unusual song for a different reason - the traditional Verse / Chrous / Verse ... Bridge ... / Verse / Chorus  structure is totally dispensed with yet there is a very recognisable Verse and Chorus.The actual Chorus isn't heard until the end of the song when there is only 50s of it left. There's also no "South Detroit" because the city borders Canada, but lead singer Steve Perry thought "South" sounded better than "North", East" or "West " Detroit. It's been regularly played at Detroit Red Wings home games, and famously featured at the end of the TV series The Sopranos.

Lyrics which apparently change are no stranger to the Mandela Effect - in one famous example, the ending of the main theme of the song itself is cut off with Queen's "we are the champions".