Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliaphobia

from by Caleb Hines

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My entry for the Masters of Song Fu 6, Challenge 2, which was to write a song that doesn't rhyme.

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[Verse 1]
Johnny was a genius, oh a brilliant boy was he,
And so one year he entered in the county spelling quiz.
He studied up the day before to prove that he was smart,
So when he went on stage, next day, he knew each word by rote.

[Verse 2]
Though necessary challenges induced horripilation
His perspicacious intellect persisted unabated
He was indefatigable, until he received
A word he'd never seen before, and this how it went

[Chorus]
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
It's the irrational fear of words that are terribly long.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
If you have it, you are probably scared of this music.

[Verse 3]
Well Johnny felt a fear that he had never felt before,
His heart began to quiver like it never had before,
He curled up in a fetal ball, and he refused to talk,
And now he's living in a cell with padding on the walls.

[Chorus]
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
It's the irrational fear of words that are terribly long.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
If you have it, you are probably scared of this music.

[Bridge]
Johnny also failed,
His poetry assignments.
Except for Haiku.

[Chorus]
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
It's the irrational fear of words that are terribly long.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
If you have it, you are probably scared of this...

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
It's the irrational fear of words that are terribly long.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
If you have it, you are probably screaming in terror!

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
It's the irrational fear of words that are terribly long.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
If you have it, you are probably...

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from Fu For Thought, track released February 22, 2010

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