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Friday, April 07, 2006

Rhyming "neato" with "libido"

The Onion's AV Club has a fun feature on songs with factual or logical mistakes in the lyrics. The obvious example comes first with U2's "Pride (In the Name of Love)" where Bono claims MLK was shot in the morning of April 4 when it was actually early evening. And, yet, Bono still doesn't suck on this blog. How strange.

My favorite entry is about Young MC's "Bust a Move":

Though Young MC is completely logical throughout most of this song––he's absolutely right, in most situations, you should bust a move––things get a little confusing in the last verse. He raps: "Your best friend Harry / has a brother Larry / in five days from now he's gonna marry / he's hopin' you can make it there if you can / 'cause in the ceremony you'll be the best man." Now, why would your best friend's brother choose you as best man over his own flesh and blood? Is Harry just going to be a run-of-the-mill usher at his brother's wedding while you're toasting and keeping track of the rings? Also, why would Larry inform you of his family-shaking decision a mere five days before the wedding? It doesn't make sense. Fortunately, Young MC totally compensates for any logical gaps in the next line, when he rhymes "neato" and "libido."

Read the rest here.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the 'N Sync entry too. Good stuff. -r

12:56 PM  
Blogger mark said...

i like the whole rhyming words that are the same word..

two can be as sad as one, it's the lonliest number since the number one.

that's my type of rhyming. it's a sure thing. i can't risk my color blindness spilling over to my verbals...

steve is neat and he's so cool. i read his column and it is cool.

see?

4:30 PM  
Anonymous cheddar said...

Rap is renowned for this. Some of my favorites.

"I make 3 G's a day, 35 a week..." - Ja Rule

"Dippin' on ya Ninja Honda with Tanisha and Rhonda..." - Lil Kim

"Now as the sun rotates and my game grows bigger..." - Snoop Dogg

5:50 PM  
Blogger mark said...

maybe ja rule invests his 3 g's so that by the end of a week it's 35.. and he just didn't feel like elaborating?

6:16 PM  

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