The worst lyrics, post your best examples (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by PaulKTF, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  2. octophone

    octophone Well-Known Member

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    I'll be amazed if this isn;t in the original thread but:

    "He promises me I'm as safe as houses, as long as I remember who's wearing the trousers" - Never Let Me Down - Depeche Mode. Great record, reaaaally bad line.
     
  3. y531ly5

    y531ly5 Forum Resident

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    For French language, all Indochine songs
     
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  4. Dr. Funkenstein

    Dr. Funkenstein Active Member

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    “Burn Bitch Burn” and “Secretly Cruel” by Kiss are two of the worst songs I’ve ever heard, and this is coming from a shameless Kiss-nerd. These were both written when Gene Simmons didn’t care about the band and was trying to break into Hollywood. We all know how successfully that worked out. See the below lyrics:

    “I wanna put my log in your fireplace”

    “It was a hot day, she wore lingerie
    And nothing else in-between”

    “Then she bared herself,
    And stripped my soul,
    Began to shake, rattle and roll
    Then I took control, yeah”
     
  5. "Even Siberia goes through the motions"- Yes
     
  6. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    Lynyrd Skynrd-

    "Ooooh that smell
    Can't you smell that smell
    Ooooh that smell
    The smell of death surrounds you"

    Yes, I smell it and it stinks!!
     
  7. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident

    Song: Scrambled Eggs
    Artist: Pauly & The Moondogs
    Lyric: "Scrambled eggs, oh my baby how I love your legs."
     
  8. HoratioH

    HoratioH Amateur Sparkspert

    As has been mentioned time and time again, the line in that Des'ree song about not wanting to see a ghost because it's the sight she fears most, she'd rather have a piece of toast and watch the evening news!
     
  9. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    You got a
    parada
    bag with a lotta stuff in it.

    -"Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith.
     
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  10. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

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    Baltimore, MD
    Artist: Bonnie Raitt
    Song: Sweet And Shiny Eyes
    Lyric:
    "Your sweet and shiny eyes
    are like the stars above Laredo,
    like meat and potatoes to me."
     
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  11. arley

    arley Forum Resident

    'If you can't find a partner, use a wooden chair.'
     
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  12. Hammerpeg

    Hammerpeg Forum Resident

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    She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah,
    She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah,
    She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah,
    Yeah, yeah, yeah,
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
     
  13. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    "I get some headaches when I hit the heights
    Like in the morning after crazy nights"

    that's OK, then...

    "Like some mother in law in her nylon tights"!

    Queen - Coming Soon.

    Roger Taylor is masterful at bad lyrics! Though he has wrote a lot of good stuff too.
     
  14. intv7

    intv7 Forum Resident

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    Pretty sure the worst lyric in "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" is "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It".
     
  15. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    talk about juvenile and banal at the same time:

    mccartney - and it's over 5 minutes long.

    "Let 'Em In"

    Someone knocking at the door
    Somebody ringing the bell
    Someone's knocking at the door
    Somebody's ringing the bell
    Do me a favour
    Open the door
    And let 'em in

    Oh yeah

    Someone's knocking at the door
    Somebody's ringing the bell
    Someone's knocking at the door
    Somebody's ringing the bell
    Do me a favour
    Open the door
    And let 'em in
    Let ‘em in

    Sister Suzy, Brother John
    Martin Luther, Phil and Don
    Brother Michael, Auntie Gin
    Open the door and let 'em in

    Let ‘Em In

    Someone knocking at the door
    Somebody ringing the bell
    Someone's knocking at the door
    Somebody's ringing the bell
    Do me a favour
    Open the door
    And let 'em in

    Oh yeah

    Someone's knocking at the door
    Somebody's ringing the bell
    Someone's knocking at the door
    Somebody's ringing the bell
    Do me a favour
    Open the door
    And let 'em in
    Let ‘em in

    Sister Suzy, Brother John
    Martin Luther, Phil and Don
    Brother Michael, Auntie Gin
    Open the door and let 'em in

    Oh yeah

    Sister Suzy, Brother John
    Martin Luther, Phil and Don
    Uncle Ernie, Auntie Gin
    Open the door and let 'em in

    Yeah, yeah

    Someone's knocking at the door
    Somebody's ringing the bell
    Someone's knocking at the door
    Somebody's ringing the bell
    Do me a favour
    Open the door
    And let 'em in

    Oh yeah, yeah, let ‘em in now

    Sister Suzy, Brother John
    Martin Luther, Phil and Don
    Uncle Ernie, Uncle Ian
    Open the door and let 'em in

    Yeah, yeah

    Someone's knocking at the door
    Somebody's ringing the bell
    Someone's knocking at the door
    Somebody's ringing the bell
    Do me a favour
    Open the door
    And let 'em in
    Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
     
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  16. Sergius Wegmuller

    Sergius Wegmuller Forum Resident

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    Grateful Dead - 'Looks Like Rain'

    "Did you ever waken to the sound of street cats making love?"

    Ouch
     
  17. mbleicher1

    mbleicher1 Tube Amp Curmudgeon

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    "I love you, 'cause you tell my things I want to know / And it's true that it really only goes to show." - Beatles, Ask Me Why
     
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  18. Diamond Star Halo

    Diamond Star Halo Forum Resident

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    Yeah, I agree. These lyrics have always bugged me. So annoying and stupid.
     
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  19. Jerquee

    Jerquee Take this, brother, may it serve you well.

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    That's funny, I always thought that line was the best of the song.

     
  20. smallworld

    smallworld Forum Resident

    From "Restless Moods" by Ruby Turner:
    It's a solid song otherwise...

     
  21. Diamond Star Halo

    Diamond Star Halo Forum Resident

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    The lyrics are indeed stupid, but also kind of funny in a Spinal Tap sort of way.
     
  22. Jerquee

    Jerquee Take this, brother, may it serve you well.

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    New York
    My go-to example of a bad lyric is this one:

    Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place where as a child I'd hide
    And pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by


    Lordy!
     
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  23. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

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    Always always always hated these Grant Hart lyrics:

    Running around like an insane maniac
    Anywhere that you please
    Taking advantage of anyone handy
    To satisfy your disease
    You're a soldier
    You're a soldier
    Going off on a big adventure
    You never want it to end
    Saving up a million stories
    To tell to all your friends
    You're a soldier
    You're a soldier
    Knocking over everything that's standing in your way
    Can you tell me just how many did you kill today?
    You're a soldier
    You're a soldier
    Patrolling the world with your little boy face
    And a grown-up gun that shoots
    You got a fresh-scrubbed teenage outlook on terror
    And a khaki attitude
    You're a soldier
    You're a soldier
     
  24. Brendan K

    Brendan K Forum Resident

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    Illinois
    Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You

    The actual song is relatively well written, but this hook/chorus drives me nuts with frustration every time I hear it.

    "I really really really really really really like you!"
     
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  25. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

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    The Brazilian/South American thrash metal scene of the late '80s (Sepultura, Sarcofago, MX, The Mist, etc.) was a gold mine of terrible/unintentionally hilarious lyrics. Obviously, a big part of that was due to the language barrier between English and the musicians' native Portuguese.

    My brother had a pen pal in Brazil back then with whom he used to trade records. Every time he got a new "shipment" from this guy we'd read the lyric sheets out loud to each other and laugh ourselves silly. :D

    Unfortunately, most of the examples I can think of off the top of my head are too filthy/unprintable for a family-friendly forum, but here's a tender little ditty from Sarcofago called "Deathrash" (sic) that should give you an idea. It reads like someone putting the lyrics to Metallica's "Whiplash" into Google Translate, changing them to Portuguese, and then back to English again. :D

     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019

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