Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tired Of These Songs With Open Ended Questions

Ever since Bary Mann asked eager listeners who put the bomp in the bomp-a, bomp-a, bomp, music fans have been inundated with songs that ask open ended questions. We're never did find out who added that magical "Bomp", and, although I assume it was the same person who put the "Ram" in the "Ramala ding dong", I really haven't been given any proof.

The Baha Men never told us who let the dogs out.

Blues Traveler never helped us figure out why that person wanted to give them the runaround.

Jack Johnson never tells us where all the good people went.

Boy George asks if someone really wants to hurt him and make him cry. I know that, when the video was all over MTV back in the 80's, my answer was a definite "Yes" to both questions, but I never found out the real answer.

I'm simply tired of not knowing the answers. How hard is it to write a final verse which finishes the song with some closure? For example, let's take the original offender:

George put the bomp in the bomp-a-bomp-a-bomp!
George put the ram in the ram-a-lam-a-ding-dong!
George put the bop in the bop sh-bop sh-bop!
George put the dip in the dip da dip da dip!
Yes, George was that man! I'm gonna shake his hand!
He made my baby fall in love with me. 

See? How tough was that? Nice, simple, complete.

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