Recent music keeps placing itself in front of me, as if to say "Hey! Lay off! We haven't abandoned all sense of Fun With Words!"
The group Foxymorons
Is this the first time anyone thought of this? I can't imagine, but I was jealous/sad that I hadn't come up with it. In 6th grade, when my friends and I learned what an oxymoron was, the best we could come up with was "no, you're the oxymoron!" Later, someone came up with a definition that included acne.
Fiery Furnaces' "Chief Inspector Blancheflower"
This is a way-trippy song, especially the ADHD first three minutes. But what jumped out at me, as it played in the background, was this line:
And after that rustic imposition I took a deposition
I shared a Woodpecker cider with a local fratricider
Whaaa?! Just a few days ago, I was pondering another recent song with the line:
My dewy-eyed Disney bride, what has tried
swapping your blood with formaldehyde?
Whiskey-plied voices cried fratricide!
Is this a trend? A sub-genre of fratricide songs?
If so, I have a couple of suggestions:
Dylan’s “Ain’t No More Cain”
James Taylor’s “Friendly Fire and Rain”
Iggy Pop’s “Romulus for Life”
The act of killing a jackass for meat.
-Ambrose Bierce, Devil's Dictionaries, Revised and Expanded