I heard New Order's True Faith for the first time in ages yesterday.
Apparently the line *When I was a very small boy, very small boys talked to me. Now that we've grown up together they're afraid of what they see* originally ended with *they're all taking drugs with me.* but they changed it to get more radio airplay.
I really think the changed line is way more powerful.
Which other songs have been changed for commercial reasons but actually improved as a result?