Friday, September 28, 2007

Partners in Rhyme

David Bowie:

I'll stick with you, baby, for a thousand years
Nothing's gonna touch you in these golden years

What'sa matter, Ziggy, couldn't you come up with a rhyme for "years"? Try one of these: fears, tears, arrears (the Gratfeul Dead made good use of that one), Britney Spears (I guess that's not really eligible), three musketeers...

I'll stick with you, baby, after watching "Cheers"
Nothing's gonna touch you in these golden years

That's better, isn't it?

Bowie's still not as bad as Madonna and her inane rap for "Vogue" (which I still maintain originated as a poem she wrote on the back of her ninth-grade Social Studies folder), in which she rhymes two words with each other:

Don't just stand there, let's get to it
Strike a pose, there's nothing to it

That's almost as brilliant as thinking Joe DiMaggio would have been on the cover of Vogue magazine.

The all-time champ of lazy rhyming, though, has to be Gewn Stefani and Moby in their song "South Side," wherein Gwen -- who is only singing the choruses, remember, not the verses -- uses the word "ride" nine times. It's still a pretty good song, though.

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