I’ve got two right now:
- Avril Levigne:
Why the HELL does the lyricist rhyme “dead” with “dead”? That’s just plain lazy writing.
- Bowling for Soup:
Taken with the rhythm of the rest of the chorus, this line feels one syllable too short. It seems to me that it would flow better if it were “Her two kids in high school - they tell her that she’s so uncool.” Right now, I keep thinking that that line is missing a note. (This one, I admit, might be a mistake on my part, and it’s just fine. But that was my first instinct.)
This doesn’t have anything to do with cadence, but in one of the Billy Joel songs he sings something like
“What’s the matter if I’m a straight-A student?
If you are then you think too much”
I KNOW it’s really minor…but it always irritated me!
What bothers you about that?
The line is actually
“Should I try to be a straight A student
If you are, then you think too much”
Is it the way he sings “straight A” or just the idea that a person can think too much?
What annoys me is over repetition. My wife is in love with a song that has the line
“over and over again” and repeats it over and over and over and over again.
Sheryl Crow’s participation annoys me. Is there any song she doesn’t have her dirty toes in?