By Larry Fyffe
Here are song lyrics by Bob Dylan that use ‘door’ as rhyme word.
From behind the curtain, the boss crossed the floor He moved his feet, and he bolted the door Shadows hid the lines in his face With all the nobility of an ancient race (Tin Angel)
Well, I see you got a new boyfriend You know, I never seen him before Well, I saw you making love with him You forgot to close the garage door (Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat)
Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing Blowing like she never blowed before Blue light blinking, red light glowing Blowing like she's at my chamber door (Duquesne Whistle)
All night long I lay awake, and listen to the sound of pain The door has closed forevermore If indeed there ever was a door (Forgetful Heart) To protect you, and defend you Whether you are right or wrong Someone to open each and every door But It ain't me you're looking for, babe (It Ain't Me Babe) I've heard it said before Open the door, Richard I've heard it said before But I ain't gonna hear it said no more (Open The Door Homer) Well I rush into your hallway Lean against your velvet door I watch upon your scorpion Who crawls across your circus floor (Temporary Like Achilles) She said, "Would you like to take a shower? I'll show you up to the door" I said, "Oh, no, no I've been through this movie before" (Motorpsycho Nightmare) Was a friend to the poor He travelled with a gun in every hand All along this countryside He opened many a door (John Wesley Harding) Pretty maids all in a row lined up Outside my cabin door I've never wanted any of them wanting me 'Cept the girl from the Red River shore (Red River Shore) All your sea sick sailors, they are rowing home Your empty-handed army is going home Your lover who just walked out the door Has taken his blankets from the floor (It's All Over Now Baby Blue) If not for you Babe, I couldn't find the door Couldn't even see the floor I'd be sad and blue (If Not For You) Come baby find me, come baby remind me of where I once begun Come baby show me, come baby show you know me, tell me you're the one I could be learning, you could be yearning to see behind closed door But I'll always be emotionally yours (Emotionally Yours) Throw my ticket out the window Throw my suitcase out there too Throw my troubles out the door I don't need them anymore (Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With He asks you with a grin If you're having a good time Then he fines you every time you slam the door I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more (Maggie's Farm) Outside the crowd was stirring You could hear it from the door Inside the judge was stepping down While the jury cried for more (Drifter's Escape) Mama, take this badge off of me I can't use it anymore Getting too dark, too dark to see Feel I'm knocking on Heaven's door (Knocking On Heaven's door) I ran right through the front door Like a hobo sailor does But it was just a funeral parlor And the man asked me who I was (115th Dream) Smoke pouring out of a boxcar door You didn't know it, you didn't think it could be done In the final end, he won the war After losing every battle (Idiot Wind) Complete evaporation to the core Though I tried, and failed to find the door I must have thought there was nothing more Absurd than that love is just a four letter word (Love Is Just A Four Letter Word) The call of the wild is Forever at my door Wants to fly like a eagle While being chained to the floor (You Changed My Life) Now I'll cry tonight Like I cried the night before And I'm 'leased on the highway But I dream about the door (I'm Not There)
Footnote from Tony:
This series has really got me thinking about the words people use in their songwriting and I came across a piece of research into how various best selling songwriters use words.
The artist with the widest vocabulary was reported as Eminem, using 8,818 words in the songs studied with a note added to the effect that he uses a word he has not previously used every 11 words. Following on are Jay Z, Tupac Shakur, Kanye West and then Bob Dyal on 4,883. The Beatles are 76th.
Of course it is not just the words that are important, but getting them in the right order helps as well.
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