“Fall of Rome” by James Reyne

Everybody said, “What’s that sound?”
Put it in a skillet and a-slap it all around


It’s actually hard to decide what part of this metaphor is more broken. Aside from the simple grammatical error of the first line (people do not say questions, they ask them), there’s also the second line’s apparent belief that sounds are in fact solid objects. And, considering what skillets are usually used for, possibly edible ones as well.

Believe it or not, the rest of the song may actually be more disturbing, but only for its implication that James Reyne is the evil Queen from Snow White – why else would he implore his mirror not to lie?


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