Red Rubber Ball -Song Lyric Sunday – Metaphor


Red Rubber Ball – Song Lyric Sunday – Metaphor IMG_1345

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/10/18


Helen has taken another suggestion from Jim, and used the prompt of ‘metaphor’ used in songs. Thanks Helen, and Jim! ๐Ÿ™‚

I had to look up what a metaphor was. It seems it is about the same as a simile, but not exactly.ย  A simile says one thing isย  like another thing, and a metaphor doesn’t use the word ‘like’, but still compares two ideas. Well, sorry,ย  I’m not good at explaining these things. Here’s Jim’s explanation, which is far better than mine: A metaphor is a comparison between two words or phrases that doesnโ€™t use the words โ€œlikeโ€ or โ€œasโ€, because then it would be a simile.

Go check out Song Lyric Sunday! It’s so much fun! Also, stop by Jim’s place to see the song he chose…it’s a good one! ๐Ÿ™‚


I’ve always liked this song, and every time I hear it, it reminds me of the time I was in Jr. High School. I took a summer class of homemaking/sewing/cooking, that summer. We had a lot of fun, and could listen to the radio while we were in class. This song played a lot during those days.

I think this song uses both metaphor and simile. Can you find them?

The lyrics are on the video!


“Red Rubber Ball”, by the Cyrkle, was released in 1966 from their album, “Red Rubber Ball”. It was written by Paul Simon and Bruce Woodley, and is on the Columbia label.



Thanks for visiting! Peace โ˜ฎ๏ธ

ยฉ 2018 BS

22 responses »

  1. Thanks so much for this one! I haven’t heard or even thought about it in years but I loved the catchy tune and lyrics. Now it will be in my head for a few hours…but that’s okay!

    • Oh, I’m glad you liked this song, Lydia! Thanks for letting me know. It’s one from way back, but still good. I do the same…the songs I hear on Song Lyric Sunday get in my head, so I’m humming or singing them for quite awhile. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is such a coincidence as I just wrote a post about ‘There Are Plenty of Fish in the Sea’ and this song mentions that ‘You are not the only fish in the sea’. It has been a long time since I listened to this song, but I still love it and that is a great metaphor.

    • Thanks, Jim! That’s pretty funny about the song and your post mentioning fish in the sea! Interesting how it happens like that. Glad you found a metaphor in the song, as I wasn’t totally sure about it. Great prompt suggestion, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. In my neighborhood that was just about everyone’s first record. A very good song, really: simple music and lyrics, fun to listen to and sing along, not to mention dance to, and it tells a great story.

    • Thanks, John! Sometimes the simple, easy to sing along to, are best. I love how a song can take me back to memories of what was going on at the time it was popular. This one is a fun one, even if they were singing about a break-up! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Helen! I think the main character of this song was relieved the relationship was over, too. Guess it just didn’t work out, but now they are both free to find someone else. Funny how some very simple songs can tell a deeper story. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. The difference between metaphors and similes was one of the things that was rammed into my head by my junior high English teacher. That I remembered, but I still like to use the word ain’t…

    Good song, BTW!

    • I don’t remember studying those in school. All I remember from English classes is writing essays, which I loved to do, and reading required books, which I liked, too. Nothing wrong with the word ‘ain’t’. I use it all the time. … Yes, it’s a fun to sing song. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oh yeah! Hullabaloo was one of my favorite shows back then, and probably saw them all. In fact, one of the fun nicknames my friends gave me was Hullabaloo! Another favorite show was Where the Action Is. Did you watch that one, too? ๐Ÿ™‚

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