This morning, as is the case with most Sunday mornings, I was pootling around in my office reading a bit of this and listening to a bit of that when something struck me about several of the songs I had just heard: they all had lyrical punch lines at the end of the song:
Dear Dad by Chuck Berry, in which Chuck writes home to his Dad complaining about his crappy car, the punchline being that his Dad is Henry Ford (I’m guessing that when Dad sent him an Edsel in response, he stopped writing)
The Ocean by Led Zeppelin, in which it is revealed in the last line that the girl who has captured his heart is his 3-year old daughter.
Jiggery Pokery by the Duckworth Lewis Method (aka Pugwash and The Diving Comedy) where the rotter is revealed to be Shane Warne (although anyone with enough cricket knowledge to get the punchline would have figured it out well before).
What else is there? I actually couldn’t think of any others though I’m sure there are hundreds. The punchline can be comical or dramatic but it has to occur in the final line of the song (And yes I know that there is that doo-woppy bit at the end of The Ocean after the last verse, but that doesn’t count!).
Get to it.