My mum imparted several words of wisdom before moving off this mortal coil. Always leave the last button on a blazer undone. Gotten isn’t a word. And half-rhymes aren’t rhymes, and have no business being in songs.
In this post, we’ll explore some recent(ish) examples that employ half-rhymes in a chorus, which therefore repeats the cringe many times!
Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks, famous for holding the Guinness record for longest song sung through a crappy telephone:
All the other kids;
With their pumped up kicks. ♫
Stitches by Shawn Mendes:
I’m without your kisses;
I’ll be needing stitches. ♫
And We Are Young by Fun:
So let’s set the world on fire.
We can burn brighter;
Than the sun ♫
I’m still painfully sad she’s not around, but at least she avoided these lyrical monstrosities.