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9th Feb '18 1:56:47 PM SenseiLeRoof
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** The twist here is that the grammar is actually correct -- the boy's sentence ends with an unspoken "do".


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** They can get away with it, being British. Note the line from MontyPython's "Eric the Half-a-Bee" where JohnCleese describes his pet fish Eric as "He's an 'alibut."
9th Feb '18 1:39:35 PM SenseiLeRoof
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** And "Unbelievable" has "She's so beautiful, it's undisputable / It's undeniable, she's ''gottahaveable''". Writer Jeffrey Steele supposedly disliked this line.
* Steam's "Nah Nah, Hey Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye", ends in an extended chorus of the refrain, "Na-na-na-nah, Na-na-na-nah, Hey-hey-hey, goodbye", because the band realized that the track was a bit short without it.

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** And "Unbelievable" "Kissable, Huggable" has "She's so beautiful, it's undisputable / It's undeniable, she's ''gottahaveable''". Writer Jeffrey Steele supposedly disliked this line.
* Steam's "Nah Nah, Hey Hey, Kiss Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye", Goodbye)", ends in an extended chorus of the refrain, "Na-na-na-nah, Na-na-na-nah, Hey-hey-hey, goodbye", because the band realized that the track was a bit short without it.



* The song "We're Knights of the Round Table" from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' is composed entirely of this trope, to the point that it includes the Lampshade:

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* The song "We're Knights "Knights of the Round Table" from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' is composed entirely of this trope, to the point that it includes the Lampshade:



* The theme song for ''Series/MurderMostHorrid'' has a line at the end which goes "and you wake in the night, wipe the sweat from your forehead (pronounced as forrid)/ [[TitleDrop Murder Most Horrid]]", and each episode has a different word substituted that rhymes with "horrid", such as torrid and borrowed (pronounced [[PainfulRhyme "borrid"]]). They seem to run out of words at one point, and the line becomes "and you wake in the night... la la la la la lorid".

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* The theme song for ''Series/MurderMostHorrid'' has a line at the end which goes "and you wake in the night, wipe the sweat from your forehead (pronounced as forrid)/ [[TitleDrop Murder Most Horrid]]", and each episode has a different word substituted that rhymes with "horrid", such as torrid and borrowed (pronounced [[PainfulRhyme "borrid"]]). They seem to run out of words at one point, and the line becomes "and you wake in the night... la la la la la lorid". The fact that it's PlayedForLaughs eases the [[PainfulRhyme pain]].
3rd Feb '18 5:31:13 PM nombretomado
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* {{Nickelback}} songs should only be listened to and never analyzed on paper for this very reason. The lyrics come off as a bit sing-songy and childish when they're just read through.

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* {{Nickelback}} Music/{{Nickelback}} songs should only be listened to and never analyzed on paper for this very reason. The lyrics come off as a bit sing-songy and childish when they're just read through.
3rd Feb '18 4:15:38 PM nombretomado
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* Carl Newman of TheNewPornographers takes this trope and just runs with it. He's admitted that a lot of his lyrics don't really mean anything, that he just uses whatever sounds best in the song, or will use certain words because their vowels and consonants go well with a melody.

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* Carl Newman of TheNewPornographers Music/TheNewPornographers takes this trope and just runs with it. He's admitted that a lot of his lyrics don't really mean anything, that he just uses whatever sounds best in the song, or will use certain words because their vowels and consonants go well with a melody.
16th Jan '18 2:29:23 AM Ezclee4050
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* After Barry [=McGuire=]'s ProtestSong "Eve of Destruction" became a #1 hit, an answer song called "The Dawn of Correction" by The Spokesmen was quickly recorded and released and became a Top 40 hit in its own right. The original had some notable Shoehorns ("My blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin' ") of its own, but "The Dawn of Correction", in trying to make a coherent comment on 1965 current events, while trying to have practically every line of its verse end with an "-ation" rhyme, came up with quite a few doozies:
-->''You missed all the good in your evaluation.\\
What about the things that deserve commendation?\\
Where there once was no cure, there's vaccination.\\
Where there once was a desert, there's vegetation.\\
Self-government's replacing colonization.\\
What about the Peace Corps organization?\\
Don't forget the work of the United Nations.''\\
30th Dec '17 5:40:48 PM nombretomado
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** Or his example of "Clementine" as it might sound if written by GilbertAndSullivan...

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** Or his example of "Clementine" as it might sound if written by GilbertAndSullivan...Creator/GilbertAndSullivan...
7th Dec '17 4:43:59 PM nombretomado
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* The first verse of "Dear Mr. Governor" by DaYoopers starts off fine, but totally derails on the last line:

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* The first verse of "Dear Mr. Governor" by DaYoopers Music/DaYoopers starts off fine, but totally derails on the last line:
30th Nov '17 12:16:26 AM Ezclee4050
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\n* The later verses of "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" are very guilty of this:
-->''With little tin horns and little toy drums\\
Rooty-toot-toots and rummy-tums-tums\\
Santa Claus is comin' to town\\
With curly-head dolls that toddle and coo\\
Elephants, boats'',[[note]]it doesn't help that a lot of singers run these two together, so it sounds like "elephant boats"[[/note]] ''and kiddie cars too''
23rd Nov '17 6:27:19 PM MikeK
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* Edwin [=McCain=]'s "I'll Be" has "I'll be your crying shoulder". It's not grammatically incorrect or anything, but it sounds a little odd because no one really phrases "a shoulder to cry on" that way.

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* Edwin [=McCain=]'s "I'll Be" has "I'll be your crying shoulder". It's not grammatically incorrect or anything, but it sounds a little odd because no one really phrases the usual expression is "a shoulder to cry on" that way.on". The listener might end up with the mental image of [[AmbiguousSyntax a shoulder that's crying, rather than a shoulder being used to cry on]].
20th Nov '17 4:00:34 PM SomberCaelifera
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* {{Incubus}} seems to make a game out of smashing as many free-verse syllables as possible into every stanza.

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* {{Incubus}} {{Music/Incubus}} seems to make a game out of smashing as many free-verse syllables as possible into every stanza.
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