This has always pissed me off about Rhiannon- great song, great band, and as a kid in the 70’s spent many a night fantasizing about Stevie Nicks, but in this song she does something that annoys the hell out of me:
She rules her life like a fine skylark
What the hell is a “fine” skylark? Is there a meaning to this word I don’t know? Sure, some definitions could technically fit, but have you ever heard any one ever
use the word fine when describing a skylark, or any bird for that matter? Why not
take the time to find a better word, or rewrite the line if need be- that line is not crucial to this song. Can anyone else provide examples of songs which obviously add inappropriate words to reatin meter or whatever?
I also loathe songs which use a made up proper name to rhyme, but I can’t think of any examples right now