I was listening to Raspberry Beret the other day and I always cringe at these lines - I was working part time in a five-and-dime My boss was Mr. McGee He told me several times that he didn't like my kind 'Cause I was a bit too leisurely The forced rhymes - dime/kind and McGee/leisurely. (Plus I don't believe for a minute Prince had a boss named Mr. McGee.) Prince can write great lyrics but he's not immune from these kind of painful rhymes. E.g. Manic Monday - It's just another manic Monday I wish it was Sunday 'Cause that's my fun day My I don't have to run day It's just another manic Monday There's a page about this on TV Tropes: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PainfulRhyme What painful rhyme schemes can you share?