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Re: The Boys need a better proofreader!

#121 Post by NikacP0kac » Sat 02 Apr 2016, 6:57 pm

Oh, fu*kin' hell! Look at the lyrics of Say It To Me on the OS. It says:

Tell me want you from me

Instead it should be, obviously:

Tell me what you want from me.

http://petshopboys.co.uk/lyrics/1681/S
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#122 Post by Suburban_Boy » Sat 02 Apr 2016, 7:05 pm

There's a mistake on Sad Robot World also. I sent an email to the info@beckerbrown.com address from the contact-us page on the site, so hopefully they'll pass it to the appropriate person to fix.

Sad robot world
Machinery is sighing
I thought I heard one crying

Should be:

In a robot world
Machinery is sighing
I thought I heard one crying

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#123 Post by Sandy Shaw » Sat 02 Apr 2016, 7:25 pm

There's a mistake in the CD booklet too, but I'm out at the theatre tonight, if no one beats me to it, I will post later.
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#124 Post by Sandy Shaw » Sun 03 Apr 2016, 11:59 pm

The lyrics printed in the CD booklet for Sad robot world have the error pointed out by Suburban_Boy

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Re: The Boys need a better proofreader!

#125 Post by Sandy Shaw » Mon 04 Apr 2016, 12:05 am

NikacP0kac wrote:Oh, fu*kin' hell! Look at the lyrics of Say It To Me on the OS. It says:

Tell me want you from me

Instead it should be, obviously:

Tell me what you want from me.

http://petshopboys.co.uk/lyrics/1681/S
It's interesting how the same error is repeated, the lyrics really weren't given a good read through in this case!
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#126 Post by Sandy Shaw » Thu 02 Feb 2017, 9:46 am

NME Awards are on Wednesday15th February, not Tuesday 14th...
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#127 Post by retrofuturist » Tue 07 Feb 2017, 2:48 am

Greetings,

Sometimes lyrics are baselined (for want of a better term) at the point they are submitted to the publishers, and discrepancies from that baseline can occur during recording. Therefore, sometimes it's not that the lyrics have been transcribed incorrectly, but that the discrepancy between the publisher's baseline and the final recording has not been reconciled.

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Re: The Boys need a better proofreader!

#128 Post by Sandy Shaw » Tue 07 Feb 2017, 11:12 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue 07 Feb 2017, 2:48 am
Greetings,

Sometimes lyrics are baselined (for want of a better term) at the point they are submitted to the publishers, and discrepancies from that baseline can occur during recording. Therefore, sometimes it's not that the lyrics have been transcribed incorrectly, but that the discrepancy between the publisher's baseline and the final recording has not been reconciled.

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Interesting. Yep, I don't think that accounts for Say it to Me though, as the incorrect lyric makes no sense!
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#129 Post by Sandy Shaw » Thu 16 Feb 2017, 10:45 am

There's a website link error. The NME and Daily Mirror links concerning the awards both seem to point to the NME.
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Re: The Boys need a better proofreader!

#130 Post by Sandy Shaw » Tue 04 Apr 2017, 5:36 pm

Here's a fun typo! #PertText
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#131 Post by TallThinMan » Tue 04 Apr 2017, 8:28 pm

I wish someone would sort Chris Heath out. Annually is full of mistakes. "Baseline" (bassline) indeed!

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Re: The Boys need a better proofreader!

#132 Post by Sandy Shaw » Tue 04 Apr 2017, 10:00 pm

TallThinMan wrote:
Tue 04 Apr 2017, 8:28 pm
I wish someone would sort Chris Heath out. Annually is full of mistakes. "Baseline" (bassline) indeed!
"Chris the Speller" or one of his Wikipedia colleagues thinks either word is OK. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseline
I know that doesn't make it correct though, necessarily!
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#133 Post by Sandy Shaw » Wed 07 Nov 2018, 4:54 pm

Five hundred and five copies of

ONE HUNDRED LYRICS AND A POEM

have been hand bound
and signed by the the author
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Re: The Boys need a better proofreader!

#134 Post by daveid » Wed 07 Nov 2018, 11:08 pm

It was nice of Matt Johnson to step in!

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Re: The Boys need a better proofreader!

#135 Post by rashomon » Wed 07 Nov 2018, 11:39 pm

signs books and leaves
you could say conventional ... and I could claim intentional

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