y'know, songs where the rhyme scheme makes you think a line will end in a curse word, but instead you get a short pause and a different word that doesn't even fit the rhyme. I know this trick must be incredibly common in country music, but the only thing I can think of now is Jean Shepard - "Two Whoops and a Holler":
How come a man can fight and cuss and smoke and drink and chewStep out on their wives and do the things they shouldn't do?But it's all right in the publics' eye, they say he's just a manBut if a woman does one little thing, she's not worth a......Two whoops and a holler, she's lower than a houndIf she drinks or smokes or tells a joke, she's a lowest thing in town
...where a drumbeat and a rhythmic jolt replaces the damning word, almost like they cut out a short section of the tape. can I have some more examples? and when did people stop doing this?
― crütis what we aim for (unregistered), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:42 (8 months ago) Permalink
Craig Campbell - Fish
The first time we did it I was scared to deathShe snuck out in that cotton dressJumped on in and we drove to the lakePut her hand on my knee and said I can't waitI had everything we needed in the bed of my truckTurns out my baby loves to...
Fish, she wants to do it all the timeEarly in the morning, in the middle of the nightShe's hooked and now she can't get enoughMan, that girl sure loves to fish
― skip, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:45 (8 months ago) Permalink
Killers, "Mr. Brightside"
now they're going to bedand my stomach is sickand it's all in my headbut she's touching his...chest, now
Huey Lewis & The News, "The Heart of Rock and Roll"
When they play their music, that hard rock musicThey like it with a lot of flashBut it's still that same old back beat rhythmThat really kicks 'em in the....They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating
― da croupier, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:45 (8 months ago) Permalink
granted the killers were smart enough not to put a bass slide or something in between the lines
― da croupier, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:46 (8 months ago) Permalink
I never noticed that in the Killers song
― Poliopolice, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:48 (8 months ago) Permalink
Fluffy Hunter & Jesse Powell - Walk Right In basically rules this:
― Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:49 (8 months ago) Permalink
I didn't notice the Killers bit myself until it was mentioned on some other thread years ago
― da croupier, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:51 (8 months ago) Permalink
awesome, Col. Poo! I'm looking for old stuff like that.
― crütis what we aim for (unregistered), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:56 (8 months ago) Permalink
ugh there's an old song that does this over and over that they play on the todd glass show all the time as a joke but i have no idea what it is, has kind of a polka feel
― congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:58 (8 months ago) Permalink
― this is the dream of avril and chad (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 16:10 (8 months ago) Permalink
Madvillain - Great Day
Last wish, I wish I had two more wishes And I wish they fix the door to the Matrix, its mad glitches Spit so many verses sometime my jaw twitches One thing this party could use is more... Booze.
― save the game like a memory card (cajunsunday), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:24 (8 months ago) Permalink
My baby drives a truckMy baby sure is good luckMy baby has a pet duckAnd my baby is a heck of a... ffff-riend
Yeah, that's right, Somebody kicked my dog Mavis and I'm gonna find out just who the hell it wasI'm all messed up on cough syrup right now so just like never mind
from "Rastabilly" by the Dead Milkmen
― Poliopolice, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:53 (8 months ago) Permalink
"Why don't you all f-f-f-fade away..."
― Choogle Image Search (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:55 (8 months ago) Permalink
Here's "Shaving Cream"
― Brad C., Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:58 (8 months ago) Permalink