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These are lyrics by Jim Reeves that we think are kind of nonsensical.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics, Jim Reeves

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Jim Reeves', "Billy Bayou"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Billy was a boy kinda big for his size.
Why They're Nonsensical:
I suppose the nonsense here is intentional, aimed at being whimsical. But "big for his size" makes no sense. Whatever his size is, it is just that. One can be neither big nor little for one's size. A similar (and I suppose intentionally) nonsensical phrase that I've heard is "young for his age".
Submitted by: Ava Murphy
Jim Reeves', "Bottle, Take Effect"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Then just lead me to those lights of blue on the corner of regret.
Why They're Nonsensical:
What shape is regret, that it has any corners? Triangular, square, or pentagonal? Or maybe even a cube or a dodecahedron?
Submitted by: Karen Smith
Jim Reeves', "Welcome To My World"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Step into my heart,
Leave your cares behind.
Welcome to my world
Built with you in mind.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Step into my heart? I'd like to see that happen! On second thought, no one should ever attempt such a thing. And was any world ever built with anyone specific in mind?
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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