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Waxing Moronic: 10 Wrong Facts From Song Lyrics


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'Don't Stop Believin'' by Journey
Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, Steve Perry and Steve Smith in all their Journey glory. Note: None of them were born and raised in south Detroit. © Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis
Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, Steve Perry and Steve Smith in all their Journey glory. Note: None of them were born and raised in south Detroit. © Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis

The next time you're out doing karaoke with your pals at the local bar, someone will sing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," because facts are facts. And when they do, you now have a choice to make. Would you like to be that person who snottily tells everyone how very wrong Steve Perry is regarding the geography of Detroit, or would you like to keep your friends? Consider.

As many Michiganders will tell you, "born and raised in south Detroit" sounds pretty badass, but it is in, in fact, totally made-up. There's no south Detroit to speak of, unless you count the Detroit River. Which, on second thought, is a pretty hardscrabble place to call home.