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Flickerstick’s original “Coke” lyrics drew Coca-Cola’s attention.

Flickerstick’s original “Coke” lyrics drew Coca-Cola’s attention.
Originally, Flickerstick’s latest single, “Coke,” which is on their new album, included the line, “Come on, I’d like to buy the world a Coke and lie here naked with my girl.” Band member Brandin Lea says, however, that Coca-Cola said “they would sue us if we had their name in the song with the word ‘naked,'” and also suggested that the line amounted to plagiarism. Flickerstick changed the word “naked” to “taken.”

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