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Vybik Jon
Vybik Jon
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Rhymes In Lyrics
Jul 11, 2017, 22:17
I'm partial to a rhyme in lyrics.

Not the moronic banality of, say, morning/dawning nor the forced awfulness of something line "Going to write a classic, Going to write it in an attic".

But I do like a slightly unexpected rhyme and here's 2 personal favourites for starters:

Motorhead: "Fourth in a five day marathon, We're moving like a parallelogram"

The Ramones: "Now I guess I'll have to tell 'em, That I've got no cerebellum"

Any more for any more?
Andfurthermoreagain
Andfurthermoreagain
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Re: Rhymes In Lyrics
Jul 12, 2017, 11:59
Vybik Jon wrote:
I'm partial to a rhyme in lyrics.

Not the moronic banality of, say, morning/dawning nor the forced awfulness of something line "Going to write a classic, Going to write it in an attic".

But I do like a slightly unexpected rhyme and here's 2 personal favourites for starters:

Motorhead: "Fourth in a five day marathon, We're moving like a parallelogram"

The Ramones: "Now I guess I'll have to tell 'em, That I've got no cerebellum"

Any more for any more?


Aha, I like where you're coming from here;

Speaking of Hawkwind (via Motorhead) - I really like the slight internal rhyme of "so your thoughts they were expecting assault and battery of the human anatomy",
and you can add pretty much the entirety of Orgone Accumulator - particularly the line "Energy simulators, just turn your eyeballs into craters".

As for Cope, he must have loads (given his fondness for throwing esoteric cultural and archaeological references into most of his latter day work) - the first one that springs to mind being the rhyming of "...weight of the world", with "feelin' very Aubrey Burl'd" in Dying To Meet You.
lostinspace
lostinspace
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Re: Rhymes In Lyrics
Jul 12, 2017, 12:48
A hidden gem in the art of the unexpected rhyme is Nick Cave/Grinderman's almost funky "Palaces of Montezuma".
I tried to pick my favourite couplet but gave up so here is the whole darn thing...

Psychedelic invocations
Of Mata Hari at the station
I give to you
A Java princess of Hindu Birth
A woman of flesh a child of earth
I give to you
The hanging gardens of Babylon
Miles Davis the black unicorn
I give to you
The Palaces of Montezuma
And the Gardens of Akbar's tomb
I give to you
The spider Goddess and the Needle Boy
The slave-dwarves they employ
I give to you
A custard-coloured super-dream
Of Ali McGraw and Steve McQueen
I give to you

C'mon baby, let's get out of the cold
And give me, give me, give me your precious love for me to hold

The epic of Gilgamesh
A pretty little black A-line dress
I give to you
The spinal cord of JFK
Wrapped in Marilyn Monroe's negligee
I give to you
I want nothing in return
Just the softest little breathless word
I ask of you
A word contained in a grain of sand
That can barely walk can't even stand
I ask of you

etc
carol27
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Edited Jul 12, 2017, 14:48
Re: Rhymes In Lyrics
Jul 12, 2017, 14:35
Ian Dury...most of it

Had a love affair with Nina
In the back of my cortina
A seasoned up hyena
Could not of been more obscener
She took me to the cleaners & other misdeameanours
But I got right up between her
Rum & her Ribena

etc etc

Tom Waits

Uncle Vernon, Uncle Vernon
Independent as a hog on ice
He's a big shot down there at the slaughterhouse
Plays accordion for Mr Weiss

etc etc
carol27
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Edited Jul 12, 2017, 14:46
Re: Rhymes In Lyrics
Jul 12, 2017, 14:46
Ramones

PT boat on the way to Havana
I used to make a living' man
Pickin' the banana
Now I'm a guide for the CIA
Hooray for the USA

There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin'
Ya gotta keep it beatin' for the hoppin' cretins

Best on the brat, beat on the brat, beat on the brat
With a baseball bat

First rule is "the laws of Germany"
Second rule is "be nice to mommie"
Third rule is "don't talk to Commies"
Fourth rule is "eat Kosher salami"

Genius:)
jb lamptoast-morsley
jb lamptoast-morsley
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Edited Jul 13, 2017, 23:06
Re: Rhymes In Lyrics
Jul 13, 2017, 19:15
Neil Young - Speaking Out:

You know I lose
You know I win
You know I called for the state I'm in
It's just a game that I play
Only real in the way
That I feel from day to day


Edit. Got that slightly wrong. The track is World on a string and the first verse is as follows:

You know I lose,
you know I win
You know I call for
the shape I'm in.
It's just a game you
see me play,
Only real in the way
That I feel
from day to day.
Popel Vooje
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Re: Rhymes In Lyrics
Jul 13, 2017, 19:49
"Just like poison in a phial, she was often very vile".

That's from "Caroline Says" by Lou Reed, and seems to be generally regarded as one of his clunkier rhymes, but I like it.
Stevo
Stevo
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Re: Rhymes In Lyrics
Jul 13, 2017, 21:42
Vybik Jon wrote:

Motorhead: "Fourth in a five day marathon, We're moving like a parallelogram"


Does that count as synecdoche?
Parallelogram is the wrapper for speed innit?
caldervalium
caldervalium
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Re: Rhymes In Lyrics
Jul 13, 2017, 21:57
Bedoin tribes ascending
From the egg into the flower,
Alpha information sending
State within the heaven shower
From disciples the unending
Subtleties of river power
They slip inside this house as they pass by

If your limbs begin dissolving
In the water that you tread
All surroundings are evolving
In the stream that clears your head
Find yourself a caravan
Like Noah must have led
And slip inside this house as you pass by.
Slip inside this house as you pass by.

True conception, knowing why
Brings even more than meets the eye
Slip inside this house as you pass by.

In this dark we call creation
We can be and feel and know
From an effort, comfort station
That's surviving on the go
There's infinite survival in
The high baptismal glow.
Slip inside this house as you pass by.

There is no season when you are grown
You are always risen from the seeds you've sown
There is no reason to rise alone
Other stories given have sages of their own.

Live where your heart can be given
And your life starts to unfold
In the forms you envision
In this dream that's ages old
On the river layer is the only sayer
You receive all you can hold
Like you've been told.

Every day's another dawning
Give the morning winds a chance
Always catch your thunder yawning
Lift your mind into the dance
Sweep the shadows from your awning
Shrink the fourfold circumstance
That lies outside this house don't pass it by.

Higher worlds that you uncover
Light the path you want to roam
You compare there and discover
You won't need a shell of foam
Twice born gypsies care and keep
The nowhere of their former home
They slip inside this house as they pass by.
Slip inside this house as you pass by.

You think you can't, you wish you could
I know you can, I wish you would
Slip inside this house as you pass by.

Four and twenty birds of Maya
Baked into an atom you
Polarized into existence
Magnet heart from red to blue
To such extent the realm of dark
Within the picture it seems true
But slip inside this house and then decide.

All your lightning waits inside you
Travel it along your spine
Seven stars receive your visit
Seven seals remain divine
Seven churches filled with spirit,
Treasure from the angels' mine
Slip inside this house as you pass by.
Slip inside this house as you pass by.

The space you make has your own laws
No longer human gods are cause
The center of this house will never die.

There is no season when you are grown
You are always risen from the seeds you've sown
There is no reason to rise alone
Other stories given have sages of their own.

Draw from the well of unchanging
Its union nourishes on
In the right re-arranging
Till the last confusion is gone
Water-brothers trust in the ultimust
Of the always singing song they pass along.

One-eyed men aren't really reigning
They just march in place until
Two-eyed men with mystery training
Finally feel the power fill
Three-eyed men are not complaining.
They can yo-yo where they will
They slip inside this house as they pass by.
Don't pass it by.
jb lamptoast-morsley
jb lamptoast-morsley
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Re: Rhymes In Lyrics
Jul 13, 2017, 22:56
Blimey, I didn't know the lyrics were that! I was too put off by the sounds of simmering soup to bother to listen.
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