Love and Hyperbole!!!!


Hyperbole: Poetic exaggeration. Some examples:

“Fly me to the moon, and let me play amongst the stars, let me see what love is like on Jupiter and Mars!” ~Bart Howard

“Longer than there’ve been fishes in the ocean, higher than any bird ever flew, longer than there’ve been stars up in the heavens…I’ve been in love with you!” ~Dan Fogelberg

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love, it’s the only thing there’s just too little of.” ~Hal David

“Ain’t got nothin’ but love, girl, eight days a week!” ~Paul McCartney and John Lennon

Poets and fisherman are the two classes of people officially allowed to lie. In fact, when it comes to love songs, hyperbole is a must. Would Marvin Gaye’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough be the classic it is if he’d written, “Only some mountains high enough, not too many valleys low enough, just a few rivers wide enough…to keep me from getting to you”?

I’ve de-hyperbolized the above songs to illustrate how they look with realistic lyrics:

Fly Me to the Moon Ft Wayne

“Fly me to Ft. Wayne, and let me play amongst the corn, let me see what love is like in Peoria and Des Moines…”

Eight Three Days a Week

“Love you frequently, girl, it’s on my agenda. One thing I can say, girl, won’t you be my frienda? Hold me, love me, hold me, love me, three days a week. Three days a week I lo-o-o-o-ove you, three days a week I’ve penciled you in to show I care…”


“Longer than there’ve been fishes in my fish tank, higher than any frisbee ever flew, longer than the last two girls I went out with, I’ve had some feelings for you.”

What the World Needs Now is Love Cash

“Lord, we don’t need another mountain, there are mountains and hillsides in Montana, there are oceans and rivers, all really wet. Oh, listen, Lord, what You need to get: Is what the world needs now is cash, sweet cash, ’cause without it, Lord, we just might do something rash…”

See? So, when it comes to expressing your love, let your hyperbole soar…

To the moon and back!!! Eight days a week!!!!

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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21 Responses to Love and Hyperbole!!!!

  1. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

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  2. So funny! Thanks for the laugh!

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  3. Hilarious! I always appreciate your inspired silliness. (Uh oh. Am I encouraging you?)

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  4. Love this – laughed out loud… in a public place!

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  5. Reality really changes our perspective. You have not shattered this too badly. You put a lot of thought into this one. Great post.

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  6. knabbler says:

    *snort* actually. 🙂

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  7. nancyehead says:

    Hilarity makes the point. God bless!

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  8. boromax says:

    So great. You truly crack me up. This is what ‘LOLs’ are made for!

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