Upsetting Day: Lou Monte’s Italian Animal Songs

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If there’s one good thing to come out of the Vietnam War, it’s that our national mood changed just enough over it to permanently stop bullshit like this from charting ever again.

I do consider myself fairly bilingual, but there really something about the english language I can’t wrap my head around. Why do poets insist on only rich rhymes to be valid rhymes ? Josephine and Brooklyn sounds valid to me.

I still admit I am no expert in these matters. I am an ESL, and I have been misled in the pronunciation of many english words over the years. Really, I just wanted to say, if you’re going to be that stringent over the structure of rhymes…Just don’t be. Poetry isn’t a legal case to be made. It’s a beautiful music to be composed in pure words, unrestrained.

Though you did made the case that guy wasn’t good at it anyway.

There’s no upvote feature so I’ll just’a say I agree with you completely. Also you posted at 4:20am so I want to say how’a ’cool that is. Que cazzo!

Thank you. And as a tangent, I will say that I loved my four trips to Italy. (Firenze, specifically. Love that town)

And the 4:20 thing was definitely coincidental. Wouldn’t even have noticed if you didn’t point it out.

My mother was upset for most of her life over the horse related lyric “He was a good one/he looked like he could run.” I never understood why. The rhyme offended her.


So here is a pop-pop culture reference of one of the best “rhyming words that shouldn’t rhyme” verse I ever heard and I love it. Take it away, Juicy J!

“ Uh, she’s a beast
I call her KARMA (come back)
She eats your heart out like Jeffrey DAHMER (whoa!)
Be careful
Try not to lead her on (mm)
Shawty’s heart was on steroids
‘Cause her love was so strong
You may fall in love when you meet her (meet her)
If you get the chance you better KEEP HER (keep her)
She’s sweet as pie, but if you break her heart
She’ll turn cold as a FREEZER (freezer)
That fairy tale ending with a knight in shining ARMOR
She can be my Sleeping Beauty
I’m gon’ put her in a COMA (whoa!)
Damn, I think I love her
Shawty so bad, I’m sprung and I don’t care
She got me like a roller coaster
Turn the bedroom into a fair (a fair)
Her love is like a drug
I was tryna hit it and quit it
But lil’ mama so dope
I messed around and got addicted”

I don’t know what upsets me more, the fact that the mafia is behind this or that they keep saying “Italian fun songs” instead of “fun Italian songs”.

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