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easy to remember lyrics

20 Mar 18 - 05:04 AM (#3911980)
Subject: easy to remember lyrics
From: Andy7

Some lyrics are easy to remember, because they tell a sequential story, or there are other clues that lead from one line to the next.

Other lyrics are much more difficult, as they consist of lines with little connection to the ones before and after, or they jump backwards and forwards, seemingly at random, in a story.

Here's an example of good 'clues' in a lyric, from Hart's and Black's 'Love Changes Everything' (music by Lloyd Webber):

Love bursts in, and suddenly,
All our wisdom disappears.
Love makes fools of everyone,
All the rules we made are broken ...

The first 2 lines together are one consequential sentence. Then 'wisdom disappears' naturally links with 'makes fools of everyone'; and finally, there's the rhyme of 'fools' and 'rules' to lead us on to the following line.

What other examples do mudcatters have of easy to remember lyrics? Or of difficult to remember lyrics?

P.S. Before anyone challenges my choice of song ... I'm not claiming that 'Love Changes Everything' is a folk song!


20 Mar 18 - 07:28 AM (#3912014)
Subject: RE: easy to remember lyrics
From: GUEST

Easy to remember lyrics?

"I love you, yes I do
Cause I know that you love me too
I love you, yes I do
Gonna spend all my money on you"

Bad Manners - Special Brew


Hard to remember?

"Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
World serves its own needs,
Don't mis-serve your own needs
Speed it up a notch, speed, grunt, no, strength,
The ladder starts to clatter
With a fear of height, down, height
Wire in a fire, represent the seven games
And a government for hire and a combat site
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry
With the Furies breathing down your neck
Team by team, reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
Look at that low plane, fine, then
Uh oh, overflow, population, common group
But it'll do, save yourself, serve yourself
World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed
Tell me with the Rapture and the reverent in the right, right
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam fight, bright light
Feeling pretty psyched"

R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World