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Does Skyfall really rhyme with 'crumble'...

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LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Fri 19-Oct-12 07:18:03

Does it bug anybody else that 'Skyfall' and 'crumble' follow each other in Adele's James Bond theme tune, or have I misheard it?

WMittens Sat 20-Oct-12 11:41:57

Just about, by lengthening the syllable: 'crumBALL'.

It wouldn't in ordinary speech, but for song lyrics/poetry I think it's OK.

The one that irks me slightly is in the first verse: most lines end with an 'en' syllable (or similar), but she pronounces 'again' as 'agayn'; if she had pronounced it 'agen' then it would have fitted better I think (although 'agayn' sounds more 'musical', if you know what I mean).

mumblechum1 Sat 20-Oct-12 11:48:49

Is she an Essex gel? It did strike me when I heard it the othr day that she sings "Skyfowl"

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Sat 20-Oct-12 20:03:03

Mumble, maybe she was trying to get skyfall/skyfowl to rhyme with crumbowl.
Whatever, it bugs me everytime - shame as it is a big, old school JB theme tune.

MirandaGoshawk Sun 21-Oct-12 18:10:24

Crumble? Really? Hadn't actually listened to the words...

Yeah, she's Essex, I believe.

As for that Agen/agayn argument, what about Lady in Red? Makes me want to thump someone Chris de Burgh, actually.

He sings dance, romance and chance and says, IIRC, dance the way Craig Revel-Horwood would say it and chance and romance to rhyme with pants. It is very annoying!

whatinthewhatnow Sun 21-Oct-12 18:26:34


It really annoys me. I'm glad it's not just me.

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