Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Singing About Your Singing

Two years ago, I wrote about songs that refer to the properties of the songs themselves. I've since thought of another one, and I realized that there's a THIRD instance in "Thunder Road" that I somehow overlooked.

In "Thunder Road," Bruce Springsteen sings the line, "I know it's late, we can make it if we run," and he has to speed through the last three words of the line to make it fit.

Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" has the line, "I won't hesitate no more," but he sings the word "hesitate" in a very halting--one could say, hesitating--manner.

Two years ago, Alana told me to check out an instance of this in Handel's "Messiah." Which I did not do. Sorry. I'll try to remember to do it now.

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