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Man With a Mission: "Dead End in Tokyo"

On a dead-end street in Tokyo
I finished my bottle all alone
Where I'll end up, well I just don't know
Another dead end in Tokyo
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What about Creedence Clearwater Revivals (and Tina Turner's smoking cover of) "Proud Mary?

Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of 'pane down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city
'Til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen
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From Sinatra's "Let's Get Away from It All":

Let's take a boat to Bermuda
Let's take a plane to Saint Paul.
Let's take a kayak to Quincy or Nyack,
Let's get away from it all.
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Also from "Little Green Apples":

It don't snow in Minneapolis in the wintertime.
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What's the rhyme there? All I can figure is that they split the line in the middle of the word:
"It don't snow
in Minneapo-
lis in the wintertime"
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Old 06-23-2019, 03:40 PM
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What's the rhyme there? All I can figure is that they split the line in the middle of the word:
"It don't snow
in Minneapo-
lis in the wintertime"
I guess "Minne-ap'lis" (like "Indian-ap'lis") sounds kind of like "green apples" if you stretch it a bit.

Don't blame me, I didn't write the song!
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I didn't see Jimmy Buffet's Volcano in this thread yet...
"But I don't want to land in New York City
Don't want to land in Mexico
Don't want to land on no Three Mile Island
Don't want to see my skin aglow
Don't want to land in Commanche Sky Park
Or in Nashville, Tennessee
Don't want to land in no San Juan airport
Or the Yukon Territory
Don't want to land no San Diego
Don't want to land in no Buzzards Bay (no no no)
Don't want to land on no Ayatollah
I got nothing more to say"
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:13 AM
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I guess "Minne-ap'lis" (like "Indian-ap'lis") sounds kind of like "green apples" if you stretch it a bit.

Don't blame me, I didn't write the song!
I did mention the song in my OP #1.
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:04 PM
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I did mention the song in my OP #1.
You mentioned Indian-ap'lis, but not Minne-ap'lis.
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I didn't see Jimmy Buffet's Volcano in this thread yet...
"But I don't want to land in New York City
Don't want to land in Mexico
Don't want to land on no Three Mile Island
Don't want to see my skin aglow
Don't want to land in Commanche Sky Park
Or in Nashville, Tennessee
Don't want to land in no San Juan airport
Or the Yukon Territory
Don't want to land no San Diego
Don't want to land in no Buzzards Bay (no no no)
Don't want to land on no Ayatollah
I got nothing more to say"
None of the city names in that are used as rhymes.
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None of the city names in that are used as rhymes.
Yeah, I realized that after posting.
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The reprehensible "Me and you and a dog named Boo"--where the narrator "can still recall the wheat fields near St. Paul"...

There ARE NO F----ng wheat fields here, dammit.
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Well, not any more. Dude's got a long memory.
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I loaded up their furniture and took it to Spokane
And auctioned off every last Naugahyde divan-- "Mr. Bad Example" Warren Zevon
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:16 AM
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I did mention the song in my OP #1.
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You mentioned Indian-ap'lis, but not Minne-ap'lis.
Right you are. How did I miss that?

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None of the city names in that are used as rhymes.
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Yeah, I realized that after posting.
Don't want to land in no Buzzards Bay (no no no)
Don't want to land on no Ayatollah
I got nothing more to say

"Buzzards Bay" and "say" rhyme.

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Old 06-29-2019, 08:48 AM
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The only town in the Beach Boys Kokomo that's in the US of A:

Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go
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ABBA's Super Trouper starts out with a rhyme I love:

I was sick and tired of everything
When I called you last night from Glasgow
All I do is eat and sleep and sing
Wishing every show was the last show

Hey! Show me where they sing "Scotland." There are US states with a town named Glasglow
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