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In the phrase "You're already the voice inside my head", the pronunciation the singer uses for "head" is bit confusing, I was wondering if it was a "slang" or other particular way of pronunciation of the word. Is it correct?

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    Just an odd way of running "my head" together and eliding the "h." He probably wouldn't pronounce it that way in speech. – TomMcW Apr 10 '16 at 12:50
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    One of the reasons his singing makes my skin crawl – TomMcW Apr 10 '16 at 12:52
  • Hmm. I thought there was a question about this in the past, but I can't find it. – sumelic Apr 10 '16 at 15:11
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    Pronunciation in songs can be idiosyncratic, following poetic rules rather than natural language rules. Which is to say it could easily be because he's artistically drawing out a syllable, not necessarily following any usual elision rule, just to 'sound' good. – Mitch Apr 10 '16 at 21:04
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He's dropping the h to sound British, and slurring it together with the y from my.

The “pop-punk voice” or “pop-punk accent” has a very interesting history. (That article references “I Miss You,” though not that line.) In large part, it's about emulating a particular British accent that's associated with early punk. From the article:

As an ode to the Clash, a lot of their singers adopted a sort of faux-British accent. “I'm an American guy faking an English accent faking an American accent,” Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong told Rolling Stone in 1994.

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    +1 for the explanation for why he's dropping the h. Once you drop the h, of course you'll slur it together with the y from my. – Peter Shor Apr 11 '16 at 0:38

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