Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Rhyme Doesn't Pay

In "Born in the U.S.A.," Bruce Springsteen manages in the space of a single verse to cram together four lines that almost but don't quite rhyme:

Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hands
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man

Come on, Bruce. Couldn't they have put a rifle in your hand? Or sent you off to foreign lands? Try a little harder next time.

1 comment:

  1. They could have sent him to France, with a rifle in his pants. I don't understand why Bruce never calls me when he gets stuck like this.