Would please tell me if the following sentence is acceptable (in lyrics - not written or spoken language)
" getting wet inside out "
meannig: getting wet completely, thoroughly. I'd like to avoid "getting wet from the inside out" - because it's too long and does not fit rythmically in the song.
Thanks a lot in advance.

Ela
Poland
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Would please tell me if the following sentence is acceptable (in lyrics - not written or spoken language) " getting ... avoid "getting wet from the inside out" - because it's too long and does not fit rythmically in the song.

Song lyrics don't need to be perfect literature and are often best when they aren't- they just need to convey a thought or a feeling. If you try to write your song in perfect English, it will probably end up sounding really stilted and awkward.
Regards,
Ian.
Song lyrics don't need to be perfect literature and are often best when they aren't- they just need to convey a thought or a feeling. If you try to write your song in perfect English, it will probably end up sounding really stilted and awkward.

Good point Emotion: smile
Well, actually I know it, but o the other hand, i would be nice, if the lyrics expresses the feeling - instead of or confusing natives or making them laugh , for example Emotion: wink
So, is my frase acceptable or not? Emotion: smile
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Ela
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Would please tell me if the following sentence is acceptable (in lyrics - not written or spoken language) " getting ... inside out" - because it's too long and does not fit rythmically in the song. Thanks a lot in advance.

It doesn't make sense to me, but song lyrics often don't make sense. In conversation, I'd use "soaked to the skin" but I'd exempt lyrics from all rules.
"Getting wet from the inside out" seems to describe sweating rather than being rained on.
"Moss grows fat on a rolling stone" doesn't make a lot of sense, but Don McLean used it and it didn't seem to be a problem with the success of the song.

Tony Cooper
Orlando FL
Good point Emotion: smile Well, actually I know it, but o the other hand, i would be nice, if the lyrics expresses the feeling - instead of or confusing natives or making them laugh , for example Emotion: wink So, is my frase acceptable or not? Emotion: smile

Very difficult to say without the context. Garments can be inside out, by metaphoric extension feelings can be turned inside out, but "getting wet (from the) inside out" could well evoke either sweat or suppuration, possibly not what you wanted.

Adrian Smith
Would please tell me if the following sentence is acceptable (in lyrics - not written or spoken language) " getting wet inside out " meannig: getting wet completely, thoroughly.

Yes.
Adrian
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Song lyrics don't need to be perfect literature and are ... it will probably end up sounding really stilted and awkward.

Good point Emotion: smile Well, actually I know it, but o the other hand, i would be nice, if the lyrics expresses the feeling - instead of or confusing natives or making them laugh , for example Emotion: wink So, is my frase acceptable or not? Emotion: smile

I think it's quite acceptable. Listeners can read their own meanings into grammatically-imperfect lyrics and all take something slightly different away from the experience. Art isn't about being perfect- it's about interpretation. And when it comes to song lyrics, just sit back and give yourself broad artistic license.
Consider these examples just off the top of my head: "I can't get no satisfaction"- Rolling Stones, "I cannot forget from where it is that I come from"- John Cougar Mellencamp, (Small Town) "cause I speak with the pompetus of love"- Steve Miller, (The Joker) "Da do ron ron"- The Crystals, "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"- Manfred Man. Lyrics don't need to make literary sense in order to work, and they don't even need to be real words as you can see in the last three examples.

Just sing it like you mean it.
Regards,
Ian.
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Would please tell me if the following sentence is acceptable ... getting wet inside out " meannig: getting wet completely, thoroughly.

Yes. Adrian

You could also consider "inside and out". I don't know what kind of song this is; you should be aware that "getting wet" can be an informal way of saying "becoming sexually excited", especially with reference to a woman.
Good point Emotion: smile Well, actually I know it, but o ... example Emotion: wink So, is my frase acceptable or not? Emotion: smile

Very difficult to say without the context. Garments can be inside out, by metaphoric extension feelings can be turned inside out, but "getting wet (from the) inside out" could well evoke either sweat or suppuration, possibly not what you wanted.

You left out sexual arousal.

john
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