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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Lyrical Genius!

So, everyone has their reasons for liking a given musical artist; be it for their vocal talent, ability to write good music, or sometimes for their looks.
I've enjoyed "Weird Al" Yankovic for many years, due to his hilarious whit, and his spoofs. But the song "BOB" takes the cake, when up against other songs that were cleverly written. (Is "cleverly" a word?)
In the song "BOB", every line in the many verses are considered palindromes; when read in either direction they are the exact same... just like the name/word "BOB".
For instance, let us take the first verse:
I, man, am regal - a German am I
Read it backwards and you will still get: I, man, am regal - a German am I
And not only are each of his verses palindromes, they also rhyme at the appropriate point in the song. Taking the second and third verse:
Never odd or even
If I had a hi-fi
You'll notice that the third and first verse rhyme. This song must have taken him a while to come up with, but it is so amazing, and funny at the same time.
For your viewing pleasure, here is the entire palindrome song:
I, man, am regal - a German am I
Never odd or even
If I had a hi-fi
Madam, I'm Adam
Too hot to hoot
No lemons, no melon
Too bad I hid a boot
Lisa Bonet ate no basil
Warsaw was raw
Was it a car or a cat I saw?

Rise to vote, sir
Do geese see God?
"Do nine men interpret?" "Nine men," I nod
Rats live on no evil star
Won't lovers revolt now?
Race fast, safe car
Pa's a sap
Ma is as selfless as I am
May a moody baby doom a yam?

Ah, Satan sees Natasha
No devil lived on
Lonely Tylenol
Not a banana baton
No "x" in "Nixon"
O, stone, be not so
O Geronimo, no minor ego
"Naomi," I moan
"A Toyota's a Toyota"
A dog, a panic in a pagoda
Oh no! Don Ho!
Nurse, I spy gypsies - run!
Senile felines
Now I see bees I won
UFO tofu
We panic in a pew
Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo
God! A red nugget! A fat egg under a dog!
Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog!