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Words from Flocabulary's "Rhyme Rehab" rap

October 5, 2011
To see the "Rhyme Rehab" video and to find out more about Flocabulary, check out the interview "Word Up: Putting the Flow in Vocabulary Instruction" ( http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/teachersatwork/2993/).
addict
I’m an addict, which means I have to have it.
cold turkey
When I try to go cold turkey, it only worsens,
So immediate action is needed, it’s urgent!
magnetic attraction
I feel a magnetic attraction to verses,
I steal rhymes from Biggie, but I’d never snatch purses.
rhyme
I’ve got a twisted mind, and my bad habit is rhymes!
firebrand
Better yet, call a firebrand!
nauseous
I need to be more wary and more cautious,
About what I eat so I don’t get nauseous.
hearse
I’d climb into a hearse made from a Ford Taurus,
I like when people gather to sing in a chorus.
toxic
See, too much of a good thing can be toxic,
I once ate a whole jar of mustard and got sick.
conjure
I need to conjure up a cure for rhyme sickness,
I must create a remedy with magical quickness.
quench
Rhymes satisfy and quench my thirst,
If nothing rhymed with "thirst" that would be the worst.
analyze
It’s something subtle, it’s diffi cult to analyze,
Like the right amount of salt to put on your French fries.
aspire
I aspire to quit, I really hope I can stop,
But no matter what I try, another rhyme just pops
Into my head and then falls out of my voice,
I really am a rhyme addict and it’s not by choice.
metaphor
My pen and my pad’s like my shield and my sword,
And I’m ready to conquer any enemy with my metaphors.
lyric
I’m like a sailor on dry land until I get my hands
On lyrics that sound like they line-dance.
wary
I need to be more wary and more cautious,
About what I eat so I don’t get nauseous.
sullen
If I can’t, I get sullen, quiet, and mad,
I can’t stop; I’m a word nerd like Tupac.
mirth
I feel mirth and joy,
And happiness, you know, when I acquire,
When I somehow get the rhymes I desire.
conquer
My pen and my pad’s like my shield and my sword,
And I’m ready to conquer any enemy with my metaphors.
urgent
When I try to go cold turkey, it only worsens,
So immediate action is needed, it’s urgent!
acquire
I feel mirth and joy,
And happiness, you know, when I acquire,
When I somehow get the rhymes I desire.
gravity
Give me a pen and a pad,
I’m ready to rap and write, so get ready for that.
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I know a few rhyme addicts, but I think none are bad as me,
The need to rhyme pulls me in like gravity.
subtle
It’s something subtle, it’s diffi cult to analyze,
Like the right amount of salt to put on your French fries.
remedy
I need to conjure up a cure for rhyme sickness,
I must create a remedy with magical quickness.
chorus
I’d climb into a hearse made from a Ford Taurus,
I like when people gather to sing in a chorus.
verse
I feel a magnetic attraction to verses,
I steal rhymes from Biggie, but I’d never snatch purses.
immediate
When I try to go cold turkey, it only worsens,
So immediate action is needed, it’s urgent!

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