Monday, November 22, 2010

We Can’t Even Think Of A Word That Rhymes!

One of my favorite lyrics, from Alice Cooper’s School’s Out. It works in the song, and doesn’t rhyme. I thought of this today, as I was listening to a song with a painfully forced rhyme. Neil Diamond’s #4 hit from 1971: “I Am… I Said”.

I am, I said, To no one there
And no one heard at all, Not even the chair

Huh? The Chair? Really? Um, the chair didn’t hear? Ah, I’m struggling a bit with this one. Yeah it rhymes, but it also is (at best) stupid. Geeze, it’s not like anybody’s going to confuse Neil Diamond with Bob Dylan, but he did manage to pen a few songs in his career. .

I'm sure there's lots of others, and probably worse.  Any nominees?  Meanwhile, how about a chair photo??

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