Thursday, July 20, 2006

Another Lyric For Your Consideration

Look, I need to get ready for work. Maybe I'll have more to post later. In the interim, consider:

"Generals gather in their masses/Just like witches at black masses" from Black Sabbath's classic "War Pigs"

Honestly, it would be difficult to envision the entire existence of Metallica, Megadeth, etc. without Black Sabbath, and I think "War Pigs" in particular. I'm not the world's foremost expert on heavy metal, but I hear "Master of Puppets" by Metallica, and I can trace it back to "War Pigs".

But, that's neither here nor there.

The subject is "Why the hell would you rhyme the same word?" Just because it has different usages/meanings doesn't mean it's not the same damned word!!! C'mon, that's just lazy.


Blogger Beth said...

Or, that's just Ozzy.

6:03 AM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...


Ozzy hasn't always been quite that muddled (as he appered on the MTV show The Osbournes), has he???

Or, maybe he has...

7:51 AM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

"appeared", not "appered"...sorry

7:51 AM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

As a boy that injested by fair share of drugs in days gone by, I can tell you that they thought it was great.

But what easier way to rhyme than to use the same word. It takes away all of those words that kind of sound alike. Those words that you have to change to make them fit like Dylan likes to do.

It's just easier.

And let us not forget that Ozzy was actually thrown out of Black Sabbath for being so stoned and out of control all the time.

I'm trying to think of something to compare that to and I just can't reach that far.

8:32 AM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger JM said...

I do not question God, Kevin Smith, Greg Dulli and Sabbath. That is just the way it is man.

1:03 PM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

Keith: Ah, yes, Ozzy was replaced by Ronnie James Dio. A glimpse into the hallucinatory nature of the Haahnster's mind: I have been known to refer to deodorant as "Ronnie James". This of course, developed from 1st truncating "deodorant" to "deod". At some point, this sounded enough like "Dio" to make a connection which evolved into calling deodorant "Ronnie James". In case you're counting, "deodorant" is 4 syllables and "Ronnie James" is only 3, so yes, it qualifies as a verbal short-cut.

JM: You're probably right about not questioning Sabbath. And, thanks for using "man", man.

1:47 PM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

That sound amazingly like what we say when we take shit down here. We say we're taking an "Ole Miss".

I guess that's a verbal long way around.

But the description fits for us.

2:09 PM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger westerberg said...

I think the line is pure and simple genius.

3:40 PM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

Keith: I like substituting names (of people, places or things) for the word "shit". It's just good fun!

Westerberg: Welcome! Wow, a quick scan of your profile reveals, among other things, that your favorite movies include This Is Spinal Tap and Cool Hand Luke, your favorite music includes The Stones and "Bob fucking Dylan", and favorite books include Lolita, Crime and Punishment, and Steppenwolf. Are you sure we are not the same person?????

4:03 PM, July 20, 2006  

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