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Initial post: Mar 31, 2012 4:36:42 PM PDT
alysha25 says:
I nominate "Loser" by Beck. Such a cool, quirky, bizarre song. What other songs have the weirdest, nonsensical, or bizarre Lyrics?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2012 4:41:42 PM PDT
Northern Zen says:
"Blinded by the Light" - Manfred Mann.

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 5:14:33 PM PDT
alysha25 says:
That's a good one. How about "I am the Walrus" by the Beatles.

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 5:50:46 PM PDT
how bout helter skelter by the beatles damndest thang i ever herd from them whut were they injectin in their veins!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 7:08:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 31, 2012 7:11:15 PM PDT
doodah man says:
http://youtu.be/xLd22ha_-VU

"make me fries", LOL!!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2012 7:10:26 PM PDT
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doodah man says:
Northern Zen says:
"Blinded by the Light" - Manfred Mann

... you can blame Springsteen for that one.

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 7:10:30 PM PDT
bozokarl says:
Most of Phish's songs have nonsense lyrics

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 7:39:40 PM PDT
T. Boyle says:
Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

Louie Louie - The Kingsmen

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 9:00:05 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 31, 2012 9:03:47 PM PDT
alysha25 says:
"doodah man says:

http://youtu.be/xLd22ha_-VU

"make me fries", LOL!! "

Hysterical! After that I just had to go look up the "real" lyrics. One person commented that even Pearl Jam might not know what they are singing . I think it all sounded just like the video!

Really it's about democrats and Anna Nicole.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2012 9:26:32 PM PDT
what is so perplexing about Louie Louie? the lyrics tell a simple tale.

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 11:28:47 PM PDT
It's bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!!

Thanks a lot, Gwen! (rolls eyes) Geesh.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2012 11:34:41 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2012 11:42:30 PM PDT
Northern Zen says:
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doodah man says:
Northern Zen says:
"Blinded by the Light" - Manfred Mann

... you can blame Springsteen for that one.

Yes, I know, but the Manfred Mann version is more well-known, and features the famous revised lyric about the deuce/douche, which just makes it even more surreal. ;-)

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 1:36:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 1, 2012 1:42:49 AM PDT
doodah man says:
Northern Zen,
True; I think when Springsteen sings it you actually hear "deuce", and the MM version is what I heard first, and "wrapped up like a douche" did perplex me for a long time...

Another that I came across is "Glycerine" by Bush. Now, I REALLY like this song, it speaks to me in some manner, but the lyrics go in and out of making any sense at all.

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 2:50:17 AM PDT
J. MINARD says:
Many songs by Yes make no sense to me, but they are an all-time fave to which I still listen often.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 7:31:22 AM PDT
Northern Zen says:
doodah man - Not only does Springsteen sing it more clearly, but his original version can't be mistaken for "wrapped up like a douche." LOL.

"The Earth Band's recording of the song features several changed lyrics. The most prominent change is in the chorus, where Springsteen's 'cut loose like a deuce' is replaced with 'revved up like a deuce.'" (Wikipedia article on "Blinded by the Light.")

I think every one of us who heard that song as teenagers in the 70s thought they were singing "wrapped up like a douche." Not that "go-cart Mozart checking out the weather charts" made any more sense...

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 7:32:37 AM PDT
Northern Zen says:
"Muskrat Love" is about as weird as it gets. I guess the lyrics do make sense, but it's still very weird.

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 11:11:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2012 1:08:36 PM PDT
My sister and I used to be perplexed by a lyric from "Lovin' You" by Minnie Ripperton.

"No one else could make me feel the colors that you bring."

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 12:51:15 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2012 12:51:43 PM PDT
vivazappa says:
Close to the Edge-Yes
(one of my favorite lyrics but WTF?)

A seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace
And rearrange your liver to the solid mental grace
And achieve it all with music that came quickly from afar
And taste the fruit of man recorded losing all against the hour

...and that's just the first 4 lines!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2012 2:08:38 PM PDT
Gena Chereck says:
I like "Mountains come out of the sky, and they stand there" from "Roundabout." :D

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 5:47:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2012 5:50:39 PM PDT
Michael Ary says:
"The Bewlay Brothers" - David Bowie

For me, it's David Bowie's song "The Bewlay Brothers" from the album Hunky Dory. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love this song... considering it possibly one of his best ever written. But, I'll be damned if I can make any sense to it. The words are esoteric, but Bowie defines the song as deeply personal. He even admitted once that "This wasn't just a song about brotherhood... having said that, I wouldn't know how to interpret the lyric of this song other than suggesting that there are layers of ghosts within it." The lyrics are unfathomable, unless you are stoned, but here is an example:

Now the dress is hung,
the ticket pawned
The Factor Max that proved the fact
Is melted down
And woven on the edging of my pillow
Now my Brother lays upon the Rocks
He could be dead, He could be not
He could be You

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 6:44:43 PM PDT
"Incense and Peppermints"--The Strawberry Alarm Clock
"Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)"--John Fred & His Playboy Band

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 8:08:37 PM PDT
Amazon G says:
The Cars: It's All I Can Do...

one too many times I fell over you
once in a shadow I finally grew
and once in a night I dreamed you were there
I canceled my flight from going nowhere

It's like that through the rest of the song too.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2012 9:41:31 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
How about Jackson Browne's song "The Pretender" from the time immediately before his first wife committed suicide.

It has these lines: "And we'll fill in the missing colors. In each other's paint-by-number dreams.."

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 9:57:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2012 9:57:53 PM PDT
OK, this isn't rock 'n' roll, but how about "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" by Dean Martin? My dad's never been too fond of this one. I kinda kid him about it from time-to-time.

"How lucky can one guy be?
I kissed her and she kissed me.
Like the fella once said,
Ain't that a kick in the head?"

I've never been kicked in the head, but I have kissed a few ladies in my 39 years. I don't think the experiences are anywhere near being the same. Only someone as cool as Dino could pull off a lyric such as this.
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