15 March 2007

"Finding rhymes is hard for diseases"

Tom Waits:
This project that they’re doing in England…I don’t know if it’s ever going to happen, but they said, "pick a disease" and they had this long list of these terrible diseases, and they want you to write a song about this disease, then they’re going to put it all on a record. It’s just gotten out of hand. I didn’t want to get involved. I just said, "No, I can’t pick a disease." Scurvy is a disease. Finding rhymes is hard for diseases. Scurvy. What rhymes with scurvy? "She had scurvy, but she was so curvy…" That’s not going to fly.
Sounds like he needs Dr. Lambshead.

4 comments:

  1. More evidence that Monty Python > Tom Waits.

    http://www.metrolyrics.com/lyrics/13220/Monty_Python/Medical_love_song

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  2. singing diseases leads to sneezes

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  3. Gothsheep got it: many diseases' names end with "disease," so what's the problem?

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  4. Also: "My Favorite Diseases", which used to be a favorite of mine on the Dr. Demento show.

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