Awful Rhymes in Pop Music
Just as on the Good Rhymes page, I'm not looking here for predictable pairings such as me/free and love/dove/above. Let's see if we can find some truly awkward, clumsy, and wince-worthy examples. Feel free to send me your dorky discoveries.
- "Imagine," John Lennon, 1971
Imagine there's no countries.
It isn't hard to do.
Nothing to kill or die for
and no religion too.
- "She's a Woman," Beatles, 1964
My love don't give me presents.
I know that she's no peasant.
(Go to the Good Rhymes tab for other lines in this song.)
- "It Don't Come Easy," Ringo Starr, 1971
I don't ask for much;
I only want trust.
- "Eleanore," Turtles, 1968
You're my pride and joy et cet'ra.
Tell me that you love me better.
- "Darlin' Companion," Lovin' Spoonful, 1966
Come on and give me understandin'
and let me be your champion,
the hand to hold your pretty hand in.
(Disclaimer: The Turtles wrote this as a spoof of their own "Happy Together" hit. They tried to write a bad song and failed. It shot up to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.)
- "Fort Worth, Dallas or Houston ," George Hamilton IV, 1964
I don't care if she is pretty or sexy,
as long as she comes from deep in the heart of Texas.
- "Abracadabra," Steve Miller Band, 1982
I wanna reach out and grab ya.
- "I'm in the Mood," John Lee Hooker, 1951
Every time I see you, baby,
walking down the street,
know I get a thrill now,
from my head down to my toes