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Really horrible lyrics for a song that "made it"


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Got any?

 

In the TV show The Office, on the most recent episode, they did a little thing at the beginning with Semisonic's hit single "Closing Time". The MUSIC is moderately catchy, so I figured I'd play it a few times just for fun, so I did...singing too.

 

Well, my 11-year-old son heard me and said out loud what I was thinking...

 

"Time for you to go back to the places you will be from"?

 

I said, "yep, those are some bad lyrics". The only good lyric in that song is what bar owners say at the end of the night - "you don't have to go home but you can't stay here."

 

So, that for me is the top of the heap just off the top of my head.

 

Got any others with really bad lyrics?

Steve (Stevie Ray)

"Do the chickens have large talons?"

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Creep - Radiohead

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Tomorrow Night - Atomic Rooster (maybe not horrible but meh)

Anything from Velvet Revolver

 

hmm...i'll think of more later

 

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You gotta beep a gunk a chucha

Honk konk konk

You gotta each you puna

Each ya bop a luba

Each yall bump a kechonk

Ease sum konk

Ya, ride

 

 

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So can a auto Mechanic." - Stokes Hunt

 

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I always enjoy lyrics that are bad on purpose...you know, tongue-in-cheek. Like Camper Van Beethoven - they're full of gems, like:

 

"so just be glad you live in America,

Just relax and be yourself

'Cause if you didn't live here in America,

You'd probably live somewhere else"

 

Of course there are others...They Might Be Giants comes to mind - pretty much pick any of their songs.

 

"they want what they're not, and i wish they would stop saying

Deputy dog dog a ding dang depadepa

Deputy dog dog a ding dang depadepa

 

D, world destruction

Over and overture

N, do I need

Apostrophe T, need this torture?

 

Don't don't don't let's start, This is the worst part

Could believe for all the world that you're my precious little girl

But don't don't don't let's start, I've got a weak heart

And I don't get around how you get around"

 

Many more examples

Dan

 

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Uga chucka uga chucka

 

Back in the day when we got to the breakdown in BTO's Takin Care of Business we you go into the Uga chucka uga chuckas and then to the head of Hooked on a Feeling and play it.

"It doesn't have to be difficult to be cool" - Mitch Towne

 

"A great musician can bring tears to your eyes!!!

So can a auto Mechanic." - Stokes Hunt

 

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Superstar... Here's what happens when you write two lines of words for three lines of music...

 

"Don't you remember, you told me you loved me baby

You said you'd be coming back this way again baby

Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh baby"

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There couldn't be a bigger Beatles disciple than me, but let's be honest:

 

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

 

...is what it is.

Weasels ripped my flesh. Rzzzzzzz.
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Well of course, there's always:

 

"Every day a little sadder, A little madder, Someone get me a ladder."

 

That's far from the worst of Lake/Sinfield, but the OP specified a song that "made it."

 

While I like the song, I can hardly listen to ELP's "Lend Your Love To Me Tonight" without cringing...

 

"Arrest the sun and shoot the moon

The lamp of laughter dies too soon

To live reflected in a spoon

Makes it too hard to stay in tune

Believe me"

 

 

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Can you imagine no love, pride, deep fried chicken, your best friend always stickin up for you, even when I know youre wrong? Can you imagine no first dance, freeze dried romance, five hour phone conversation, the best soy latte that you ever had. And me?

 

:P

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Can you imagine no love, pride, deep fried chicken, your best friend always stickin up for you, even when I know youre wrong? Can you imagine no first dance, freeze dried romance, five hour phone conversation, the best soy latte that you ever had. And me?

 

:P

 

Come now, that's contextual. ;)

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Sir Paul's "But if this ever-changing world in which we live in" always gets an award in this contest.

 

Larry.

 

Edited to add: I also hold Sir Paul responsible for "the doggone girl is mine." Is that the only two-sylable adjective he could find?

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In the heat with a blue jean girl, Burnin' love comes once in a lifetime

 

Streetlights people, living just to find emotion, Hiding, somewhere in the night.

 

Madman drummers bummers,Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat

In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat

With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older, I tripped the merry-go-round

With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin, the calliope crashed to the ground

 

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