I Ride the Songs
Posted by Neal on December 15, 2004
Now for some more ambiguous song lyrics, Christmas edition. Here’s a line from “Jingle Bells” that always makes me think for a second or two:
Bells on bobtail ring,
making spirits bright.
What fun it is to ride and sing
a sleighing song tonight!
How exactly does one ride a song?, I wonder. Oh, wait, it’s not:
[ride] and [sing] a sleighing song,
[ride] and [sing a sleighing song]!
That’s hard to get, man: a coordination that looks like it ends nice and neat at the end of a line, but really has the second coordinate stretching all the way to the end of the next line!