Sunday, July 17, 2005

Christmas Snow II

Here, I think, is the verse to Ricky, the Snot-Nosed Rock Star (preceding this post):

There was Hendrix, and Joplin, and then Harry Nilsson;
Jerry Garcia, and poor Brian Wilson:
Only one survived,
Though his fame was rather shortlived—

Ricky, the snot-nosed rock star, etc.

The echo of "famous reindeer" in "fame was rather" works, I think. And referring to poor Brian Wilson, who showed us that some conditions are worse than death, is muy touching, nicht wahr?

I confess that "then," while chronologically accurate, was inserted only to take up the metrical slack, and is therefore to be condemned.

Lyric © 2005 Nathaniel DesH. Petrikov


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