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25th May '16 6:56:34 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* NineInchNails is usually better about this, but the beginning of "Terrible Lie" is somewhat cringe-worthy.

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* NineInchNails Music/NineInchNails is usually better about this, but the beginning of "Terrible Lie" is somewhat cringe-worthy.
24th Feb '16 7:50:24 AM spiritsunami
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* BillyJoel was prone to these. From "Tell Her About It":

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* * BillyJoel was prone to these. From "Tell Her About It":



* LFO's "Summer Girls" takes this to WordSaladLyrics extremes, throwing out {{Non Sequitur}}s every other line in order to rhyme with the previous one ([[PainfulRhyme and not always succeeding, infamously rhyming "sonnets" with "hornet".)

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* LFO's "Summer Girls" takes this to WordSaladLyrics extremes, throwing out {{Non Sequitur}}s every other line in order to rhyme with the previous one ([[PainfulRhyme and not always succeeding, infamously rhyming "sonnets" with "hornet"."hornet"]].)
24th Feb '16 7:46:43 AM spiritsunami
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* LFO's "Summer Girls" takes this to WordSaladLyrics extremes, throwing out {{Non Sequitur}}s every other line in order to rhyme with the previous one ([[PainfulRhyme and not always succeeding, infamously rhyming "sonnets" with "hornet".)
30th Jan '16 2:26:10 PM Twentington
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** Also from Diamond Rio is "Walkin' Away", with the line "These occasional moments of weakness only ''makes'' our love more strong". Subect/verb disagreement, anyone?
16th Jan '16 8:28:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* FrouFrou has a song, ''Flicks'', which is basically this trope.

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* FrouFrou Music/FrouFrou has a song, ''Flicks'', which is basically this trope.
14th Jan '16 11:42:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Na Na Na Na Naa" is the name of a song by KaiserChiefs, as well as a great deal of the lyric. It verges on being the band's LyricalTic.

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* "Na Na Na Na Naa" is the name of a song by KaiserChiefs, Music/KaiserChiefs, as well as a great deal of the lyric. It verges on being the band's LyricalTic.
5th Jan '16 4:26:42 AM JewelSparkles
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* Against Me! (well, technically Laura Jane Grace, as she writes all of their lyrics) invokes this in many of their songs. "You Look Like I Need a Drink" is an extreme example, requiring Grace to employ rapid-fire vocal delivery just to keep in time, which is already at a very high tempo. Less extreme, but still a painful example: the minor hit "Thrash Unreal".
29th Dec '15 9:53:21 AM Twentington
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* Almost anything written by John Rich. One particularly painful example is "New York City town" from "Shuttin' Detroit Down". Not to mention that he [[{{PainfulRhyme}} uses the town/down rhyme ''twice'']] in the chorus.

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* Almost anything written by John Rich. One particularly painful example is "New York City town" from "Shuttin' Detroit Down". Not to mention that he [[{{PainfulRhyme}} uses the [[StockRhyme town/down rhyme ''twice'']] rhyme]] ''twice'' in the chorus.



* "8.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu" from Tim [=McGraw=]'s "Live Like You Were Dying".


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** "8.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu" from "Live Like You Were Dying" sticks out as a particularly specific line in an otherwise fairly broad-strokes song.
29th Dec '15 9:51:15 AM Twentington
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* Music/RascalFlatts's "Feels Like Today" has "The last sacred blessing and, hey / Feels like today." Really? That was the best rhyme the writers could come up with?

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* Music/RascalFlatts's "Feels Like Today" has "The last sacred blessing and, hey ''hey'' / Feels like today." Really? That was the best rhyme the writers could come up with?



--->''When you're drivin' me, ooh, [[PainfulRhyme crazy]]''

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--->''When you're drivin' me, ooh, [[PainfulRhyme [[StockRhyme crazy]]''



* "Twenty years have came and went" from "Angry All the Time" by TimMcGraw. "Have come and gone" ''would'' have scanned, you know.
** From another one of Tim's songs, "My Old Friend": "They laugh and they cry me / And somehow sanctify me".

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* "Twenty years have came and went" from "Angry All the Time" by TimMcGraw.Music/TimMcGraw. "Have come and gone" ''would'' have scanned, you know.
** From another one of Tim's songs, "My Old Friend": "They laugh and they cry me / And somehow sanctify me". Verbs do not work that way.



* The third verse of Music/AlanJackson's "Where I Come From". Besides having {{Painful Rhyme}}s out the wazoo, it tries to pass off "use my finger" as a synonym for hitchhiking, andů well, it's anyone guess what the second half of this verse is trying to even say:

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* The third verse of Music/AlanJackson's "Where I Come From". Besides having From" is a {{Painful Rhyme}}s out the wazoo, it tries to pass off "use my finger" as a synonym for hitchhiking, andů well, it's anyone guess what the second half Rhyme}}-ridden mess of this verse is a word salad. Good luck trying to figure out what he's even trying to say:



* "That's Enough of That" by country singer Mila Mason: "That's enough of this crying, enough of this whining, enough of this ''over-react''".

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* "That's Enough of That" by country singer Mila Mason: "That's enough of this crying, enough of this whining, enough of this ''over-react''".''over-react'' / That's enough of this all-day, everyday, thinkin' maybe someday you're comin' back / That's enough of that".
29th Dec '15 8:29:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* RascalFlatts's "Feels Like Today" has "The last sacred blessing and, hey / Feels like today." Really? That was the best rhyme the writers could come up with?
* FaithHill's "The Way You Love Me" features a completely avoidable pronoun flub:

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* RascalFlatts's Music/RascalFlatts's "Feels Like Today" has "The last sacred blessing and, hey / Feels like today." Really? That was the best rhyme the writers could come up with?
* FaithHill's Music/FaithHill's "The Way You Love Me" features a completely avoidable pronoun flub:



* VanHalen's "Why Can't This Be Love?": "Only time will tell if we [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment stand the test of time]]".
* BobDylan does this a lot, most famously adding the word "babe" at the end of lines. Other examples from his early work: "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (rhyming "knowed" with "road"); "Tomorrow Is a Long Time" ("there's beauty in the sunrise in the sky"--where else would the sunrise be?)

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* VanHalen's Music/VanHalen's "Why Can't This Be Love?": "Only time will tell if we [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment stand the test of time]]".
* BobDylan Music/BobDylan does this a lot, most famously adding the word "babe" at the end of lines. Other examples from his early work: "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (rhyming "knowed" with "road"); "Tomorrow Is a Long Time" ("there's beauty in the sunrise in the sky"--where else would the sunrise be?)
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