Would I Lie to You? (Oh Yeah!)

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    Can anyone explain to me why the titular question "Would I lie to you?" is repeatedly answered in the affirmative?

     
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    Elton John purports to be telling us why they call it "the blues" but there's absolutely nothing in the song that even comes close to explaining it.

     
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    It's amazing - and a little scary - how Charlie Puth manages to get "nothing on me" to rhyme with "call away" and "save the day".

     
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    I like the song (the song part anyway) but the ungrammatical title line really grates on me. The funny thing is she does sing "I am his, and he is mine" not "him is mine".

     
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    Loved this song!!
     
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    It wasn't as bad as END OF THE ROAD. How I hated that slimy song.
     
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    Nooooo, loved that one too!!!
     
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    THIS is great 90s sound:
     
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    I like that one!!!
     
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    At about 1:03 the line, "The only one for me is you, and you for me". It's the same thing twice.

     
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    I think art (song lyrics, poetry etc) allows artists to play with language. So I'm not sure if "and you for me" should be considered a mistake.
    They wanted to make it sound catchy, not convincing.



    There must be 50 different "You And I" songs, but shouldn't that be "You And Me"?


    Like Krystle Carrington said to Nick Toscanni: "...or is it I?"
     
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    Yes, you wouldn't say "this is the story of I" but I find that a lot of people seem to say "you-and-I" almost as one word, no matter the context.

    Here's another one. It should be "the magic between you and me" but, as you say, allow for poetic licence; it does have to rhyme (although it's not a good rhyme either).

     
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    Can't Get Enough of Your Love Baby - Barry White

    In his spoken introduction White disputes the notion that too much of anything is bad for you on the basis that, as much love he has had from his baby, it's not enough.

    These concepts are of course highly subjective but, as a matter of logic, if he claims that he has not had enough, he can't simultaneously claim that he's had too much.

     
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    But there's a difference between what "some people" say and what he says.
    He already has her love, but he wants more and more, like an addiction. So, too much is not bad for him.
     
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    But what he says is self-contradictory. In effect what he's really disputing is "some people"'s opinion that he's had too much.
     
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    For a change, here's something I like.

    This pair of rhyming couplets in Steve Forbert's "Romeo's Tune".

    Meet me in the middle of the day
    Let me hear you say everything's okay

    and
    Meet me in the middle of the night
    Let me hear you say everything's all right

    One of those great ideas that seem so obvious - after someone else has thought of it.

     
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    Africa ~ Toto

    Some clunky lyrics that don't quite scan but one of the best riffs ever.

     
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    Whitney asks ... Cher answers.



     

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