Block Party: ’80s Mashup

Lyrics from two different ’80s hit songs have been broken apart into blocks and scrambled. Punctuation has been removed; underscores represent spaces between words. Can you reassemble the lines and identify the songs – which incidentally share a word in their titles?

_AT_N _BE_SAF _BETT _CAN_
_SORRY _YOUV A_TRA BEEN_L
CE_I_ DREAM E_GON E_IVE_
E_THAN EE_YOU ER_ME_I ER_TO
HOUT_ IGHT_I ONLY_S OST_WIT
R_FACE SAY_AFT SINCE TS_NO

 

Song #1:

Song #2:

Common word:

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Answer:

Lyric #1: “Since you’ve gone I’ve been lost without a trace / I dream at night I can only see your face” – “Every Breath You Take,” The Police

Lyric #2: “Say after me / It’s no better to be safe than sorry” – “Take On Me,” a-ha

Common word: TAKE

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