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Worst rock lyric ever


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In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 9:01:59 PM PDT
Jules says:
Have to agree on the crazy lyrics from the Beatles. How about "Yellow Submarine"? And "Rocky Racoon"? Talk about being on drugs!

Posted on May 5, 2012 11:15:13 AM PDT
@ J. Reener

"Rocky Racoon" is actually a weird parody of the "murder ballad" country songs that were popular during the 60s. That being said The Beatles have a whole lot of nonsense songs. The first few songs of the Abbey Road Medley really make very little sense ("Polythene Pam", "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window", etc.) The just seem like a bunch of random images and ideas loosely connected into songs.

@C. Miroslaw

Song writing is not Emerson, Lake and Palmer's strong point. While there are a few exceptions, most early Progressive Rock in general seems to have strange standards for lyric writing.

Posted on May 5, 2012 11:25:32 AM PDT
ALL of "Sylvia's Mother"! Jeeeze-Us!

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2012 4:38:17 PM PDT
Jules says:
That is very interesting! No wonder it reminded of a country song. Thinking about the other songs, they do flow nicely. Much as I love them, I believe they were taking too many drugs! ;o

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2012 5:00:11 PM PDT
".. The sun is not yellow .. it's Chicken!" .. Bob Dylan .. Tombstone Blues .. it's also one of my favorite lyrics!

Posted on May 5, 2012 10:33:28 PM PDT
SuzLily says:
"And I'm gonna miss you like a child misses (her) blankie."--Fergie Talk about lame!!!

Posted on May 6, 2012 3:14:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2012 3:16:37 AM PDT
tokolosi says:
I'm so glad, I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I'm so glad, I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do
I'm tired of weeping, I'm tired of moaning, I'm tired of crying for you
I'm so glad, I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I'm so glad, I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I'm tired of weeping, I'm tired of moaning, I'm tired of groaning for you
I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do
I'm so glad, I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I'm so glad, I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
(Chorus repeated 5 times)

now, don't get me wrong -- it's a catchy tune, but dang, flesh out the lyrics a bit more please...

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 6:53:53 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2012 6:55:47 AM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers:

And I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know,
Hey, I oughtta leave young thing alone
But ain't no sunshine when she's gone

Extremely repetitive *and* grammatically uncorrect! ;op

Posted on May 6, 2012 7:59:57 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
I've never understood about "Ain't No Sunshine"...supposedly that section was Withers showing off. But it's not a particularly interesting melody or lyric, so how does repeating it ad nauseam make the song better?

Posted on May 6, 2012 8:01:06 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
"Yeah yeah yeah/Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah/Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah...yeah"
- "Born Entertainer", Veruca Salt

"Yeah-yeah/Yeah-ye...ah
Yeah-yeah/Yeah-ye...ah
Yeah-yeah yeah...ah...ah
Yeah-ah yeah...ah, yeah"
- "Lithium", Nirvana

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 8:19:27 AM PDT
tokolosi: The very first album I bought with my own money was "Goodbye Cream", it was 99 cents in a Bargain Bin at Woolworths, and I played "I'm So Glad" about a thousand times!

Posted on May 6, 2012 10:16:57 AM PDT
'First, there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is'

I like Donovan and this song, but the lyric is still stupid...wonder what he was on when he came up with this one?

Posted on May 6, 2012 4:19:54 PM PDT
Michael Ary says:
The Swinging Blue Jeans hit single "Hippy Hippy Shake" (1964" in the U.S. charts) is so simplistic and dumb it defies all reason for reaching the charts.

Posted on May 6, 2012 4:30:28 PM PDT
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Posted on May 6, 2012 5:11:01 PM PDT
Michael Ary says:
"Out here on the perimeter there are no stars
Out here we is stoned - immaculate." Jim Morrison "The Wasp"

One of the best lines and one of the worst lines in rock.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 5:19:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2012 5:21:19 PM PDT
Jules says:
A long time ago, when I was a teen I thought he was a poet and genius! Lol. Now it does sound pretty stupid and bad grammar!

Posted on May 7, 2012 3:52:52 PM PDT
Savage Lucy says:
Actually listening to this right now - "One way ticket to hell and back."

I'm sorry, Darkness, but that is a round trip ticket.

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 6:10:45 PM PDT
Anna Krouse says:
wait what.

Posted on May 7, 2012 6:21:09 PM PDT
D. Mok says:
The Darkness had some godawful lyrics. "Love on the Rocks with No Ice", "Physical Sex", "Dinner Lady Arms", "Knockers"...ugh.

Posted on May 7, 2012 6:37:35 PM PDT
Brian says:
I LOVE "WE BUILT THIS CITY" BY STARSHIP!!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 9:22:52 PM PDT
John Cammack says:
Tune into the entire thread about "We Built This City" where the concensus is that the song is pure crap and would make a great torture device:
http://www.amazon.com/forum/rock/ref=cm_cd_rvt_np?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=FxIFKXY58GJX8Z&cdPage=10&cdThread=Tx3JF3H08LL8YGI#CustomerDiscussionsNew

Posted on May 8, 2012 8:36:23 AM PDT
Savage Lucy says:
I kinda love the song "Knockers". They do have pretty stupid lyrics in most of their songs now that I think about it though...

Posted on May 8, 2012 9:28:32 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
You think about The Darkness' lyrics...?

Posted on May 8, 2012 9:31:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 8, 2012 9:35:51 AM PDT
MK Hill says:
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Posted on May 8, 2012 9:38:20 AM PDT
Savage Lucy says:
MK - Just because something is popular doesn't mean it isn't stupid... And just because we are not song writers does not mean we cannot critique the lyrical efforts of those who make a living at it. Do all movie critics act, direct, and write? Are all book critics novelists? Are all music critics accomplished musicians? Your argument is invalid.

D. Mok - Well, not often. It's best not to.
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