Metaphor

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You're never too young to learn about metaphors. Also, milk bone underwear!

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A metaphor’s a way to say the way a thing is seeming
Instead of saying “smiling”, you can say that one is “beaming”
And so make a comparison: that person is the sun
We know they’re not, but we forgot how much they act like one

When you describe the beauty of the world as something more
You use a metaphor

A metaphor can help us to explain just what we’re feeling
It helps us share, enhances, without being too revealing
And in so doing we can see the truth below the bottom
We get to understand ourselves, thank metaphors we’ve got ‘em

When you describe the beauty of the world as something more
You use a metaphor

It’s a tasty song, but you can’t eat it
She’s an open book, but you can’t read it
It’s a house of cards, but you don’t live there
It’s a dog eat dog world and you’ve got milk bone underwear

A simile’s a comparison that uses “as” or “like”
A metaphor is similar, but goes straight for the mic
It loudly and directly says a thing is something else
A helpful lie it hopes will clarify the thing itself

When you describe the beauty of the world as something more
You use a metaphor

It’s a tasty song, but you can’t eat it
She’s an open book, but you can’t read it
It’s a house of cards, but you don’t live there
It’s a dog eat dog world and you’ve got milk bone underwear

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from Rock, released December 24, 2010
Mr. E: Vocals, Chipmunk
Mr. Hoo: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Loops

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The Alphabeticians Portland, Oregon

Self made millionaires seeking out vigilante justice from a cave? No. Huge, scary, reptilian beasts from an ancient time? No. Space travelers from the other side of the universe trapped here because their ship ran out of fuel? Maybe, but no. Then who, or more precisely, what are The Alphabeticians? They are 2 guys (Mr. Hoo & Mr. E) who love playing quirky, funny, upbeat songs for kids & families. ... more

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