Posted by on Aug 20, 2008 in Palaver |


… or rock ‘n’ roll as we know it would cease to exist.

But that’s not the point of this post, to the extent that any post here has a point. What tickles me is when an American singer-songwriter tries valiantly to rhyme “pain” or “rain” with “again.”

They don’t have the cojones to go all out and bellow a-GAYNE, so they tend to bite back on it and hustle on to the next verse (in which they invite their lover to walk ‘cross that floor/And walk right out that door).

And wouldn’t you know it, I can’t think of a single example. Will update if and when I do.

PS: Yes, I am aware that Nigel Tuffnel is not American. Been a huge fan ever since the New Originals days.