Songs that rhyme a word with itself

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  1. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient Thread Starter

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    I noticed two classic songs have lyrics where a word is rhymed with itself.

    The Beatles' "Don't Pass Me By" rhymes "myself" with "myself".
    Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" rhymes "masses" with "masses".​

    Any other examples?
     
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  2. nb2k

    nb2k Forum Resident

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    Don McLean - American Pie. "Bad news on the door step. I couldn't take one more step."
    Step and step. :)
     
  3. elgoodo

    elgoodo Forum Resident

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    Beastie Boys- Pass The Mic
    "Everybody rapping like it's a commercial/acting like like is a big commercial"
     
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  4. stevemoss

    stevemoss Forum Resident

    R Kelly's "Trapped In The Closet" rhymes closet with closet about 46 times.
     
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  5. Twodawgzz

    Twodawgzz But why do you ask such questions...

    Beck - End Of The Day. "Before"
     
  6. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Lol
     
  7. Meddows

    Meddows Forum Resident

    Kanye West. Rhymes money with money


    She was supposed to buy your shorty Tyco with your money
    She went to the doctor, got lipo with your money
    She walkin' around lookin' like Michael with your money
    Shoulda got that insured, Geico for your money
     
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  8. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    Ringo rhymes "myself" with "shelf", but just does it twice in a row.
     
  9. Meddows

    Meddows Forum Resident

    Kanye West. Black skinhead.
    (I’m seeing a pattern here )

    My leather black jeans on
    My by any means on
    Pardon, I'm getting my scream on
     
  10. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Forum Resident

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    It's weird that pairs of words like this ("door step", "more step") work fine, but if the only rhyme is in the repeated word(s) it clangs off our ears horribly.

    Beefheart's "I Got Love On My Mind" is a good (awful) example.

    "I got love on my mind
    And I can't make up my mind"
     
  11. Culpa

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    Imagine:
    "You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope some day you'll join us
    And the world will live as one."
     
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  12. Culpa

    Culpa Forum Resident

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    The Live 1969 version of "New Age":

    "Waiting for the phone to ring
    Diamond necklace on my shoulder
    Waiting for the phone to ring
    Lipstick on my neck and shoulder."
     
  13. Nostaljack

    Nostaljack Resident R&B enthusiast

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    The rhyme is "door" and "more". Ah, pedantry... ;)

    Ed
     
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  14. Aurora

    Aurora Forum Resident

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    "Give Me Everything" - Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer

    Me not working hard? Yeah right
    Picture that with a Kodak
    Or, better yet, go to Times Square
    Take a picture of me with a Kodak
     
  15. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

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    What the hell am I doing here
    I don't belong here

    Radiohead - Creep
     
  16. savemenow

    savemenow Forum Resident

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    Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society

    We are the Village Green Preservation Society
    God save Donald Duck, vaudeville and variety
    We are the Desperate Dan Appreciation Society
    God save Donald Duck, vaudeville and variety

    God save the Village Green!

    BTW...God Save the Kinks!
     
  17. "If Mars had life on it, I might find my wife on it"

    The Beach Boys - Solar System
     
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  18. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Forum Resident

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    I think this one's fine - the rhyme is "society" and "variety", it just happens twice in a row. If you look at the rest of the song, the rhymes are in adjacent lines, not line 1 with line 3 and line 2 with line 4. There are some brilliant rhymes in this song.
     
  19. kouzie

    kouzie Forum Resident

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    Sheryl Crow's If It Makes You Happy

    You listen to Coltrane, derail your own train

    Just because it's different spellings doesn't make it any less lazy.
     
  20. lavalamp3

    lavalamp3 Forum Resident

    Another song of John’s from the same year, ‘Power to the People’ rhymes “She’s got to be herself so she can free herself...”.
    Like Phil Tate says up thread, it kinda seems ok if there’s a previous word that rhymes... in this case, “be” and “ free”.
     
  21. lavalamp3

    lavalamp3 Forum Resident

    Hey Jude, don’t make it bad
    Take a sad song and make it better
    Remember to let her into your heart
    Then you can start to make it better
     
  22. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    Wiz Khalifa rhymes "itself" with "itself" three times at the beginning of "Itself".
     
  23. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Forum Resident

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    This is a great example, those lines have always made me cringe.
     
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  24. Culpa

    Culpa Forum Resident

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    But he gets points for the two internal rhymes:
    "Hey Jude, don't make it bad
    Take a sad song and make it better
    Remember to let her into your heart
    Then you can start to make it better."

    :)
     
  25. bataclan2002

    bataclan2002 All You Need Is Now.

    Joan Crawford by BOC rhymes trucks with trucks.
     

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