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Worst rock lyric ever

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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2012 5:17:55 PM PDT
Jules says:
Hey, I remember when that happened! Oh right, lyrics to a Bon Jovi song, not my life;0

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2012 5:19:23 PM PDT
Jules says:
I was thinking pot pipe, not crack, but that's just me....

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2012 5:25:04 PM PDT
Jules says:
That's because it's an older guy putting the moves on a too-young girl, and he doesn't care what she has to say! Really dumb song. I thought that when some dude was singing with it to me. Made me want to say NO to everything-no, I'm not hot, no, I'm not old enough, no, I don't like guys who have the flu;)

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 4:28:18 AM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Plus he calls her "mama". That'll make you popular with the babes. Guess it's better than "beer wench" or something.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 8:32:08 AM PDT
Jules says:
What about 'To Be With you', by Mr. Big. "I'm the one who wants to be with you
Deep inside I hope you'll feel it too
Waiting in a line of greens and blues (WTH?)
Just to be the next to be with you.

OMG, what a terrible line to use on a poor girl who has just been through a bad relationship! The lyrics just get worse and now I wonder (not that much) what is a line of greens and blues?

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 8:37:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 14, 2012 8:38:25 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
Are you surprised, coming from a metal band that has the good taste to call itself "Mr. Big"?

Good call on Bon Jovi. One of the most consistently bad lyricists in rock history.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 8:50:57 AM PDT
Jules says:
The mr. Big song has been a love/hate thing with me. Whenever I hear it I turn it up, sing along badly, laughing, at the smarmy come ons. Yet they perform it with such intensity!

I can remember being young and stupid enough to believe 'Living on A Prayer'. Turns out you need more than a prayer...

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 9:20:16 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
"Livin' on a Prayer" is a good tune. Nobody listens to Bon Jovi for the lyrics!

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 11:47:57 AM PDT
CD Lover says:
Oh, that Mike Reno from Loverboy could pen some lyrics, such as these from "Hot Girls In Love":

"She's so young at heart
She likes the pleasure of his company
She cuts the inside groove
With her silver spoon
She likes her tapes on 10
And it's the same as her anatomy
She's on a rainbow cruise
All the way to my room"

And then who could forget that gem "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" from Rupert Holmes, including the following:

"Yes, I like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain
I'm not much into health food, I am into champagne"

Really? You're "into champagne"? Dude, you are one party animal...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 4:14:16 PM PDT
Jules says:
Funny stuff; that Piña Colada song had large plot holes. How did they not know this stuff about each other? "they'd been together too long," seems they didn't talk much, huh? And when they meet and discover it's "the same old lovely lover" no one even gets angry. Your partner is placing/responding to personal ads and you just shrug and go home together, I guess, lol!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 4:24:37 PM PDT
Jules says:
It is a good tune, I listen to all lryics. That's why I find this thread so interesting and hilarious. Others were wondering about some of the same lryics I was, like WTF does that mean? The funniest post was the poster who thought The Band song, "The Weight" with it's lines about taking a 'load' off meant going #2, and said it was the most distugusting line ever! Now when I hear that song, that's all I will be able to think of. "And you put the load right on me", takes on a whole new meaning.;)

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 11:08:56 PM PDT
A says:
Spent some time in Brazil many moons ago. Lionel Richie was huge at the time. Can't tell you how many people there who, upon discovering that I was American just like Mr. Richie, asked me to translate this gem into Portuguese for them:

Say you say me
Say it together naturally

Huh? How can I translate that into Portuguese when I'm not even sure what it means in English?

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 11:20:52 PM PDT
A says:
Suckin' on chili dog outside the Tastee Freeze
Diane's sittin' on Jackie's lap, got his hand between her knees
(something about going off behind some shady trees)
Dribble off them Bobby Brooks, let me do what I please

Did liNes like this ever actually work outside of songs?

I've also always appreciated Bruce Springsteen's sweet nothings in Thunder Road":

You ain't a beauty
But hey you're alright

Thanks for that glittering compliment, Bruce!

Posted on Sep 15, 2012 4:53:31 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
> Say you say me
> Say it together naturally

Neither soul/R&B nor easy listening are bastions of great lyric writing. Lionel Richie's got two strikes against him.

"Out of the tree of life, I just picked me a plum
You came along and everything started to hum"
- "The Best Is Yet to Come", Frank Sinatra

If Carolyn Leigh had only picked another damn fruit, she wouldn't have been stuck with this terrible, awkward rhyme.

"Strumming my pain with his fingers, singing my life with his words...
I heard he sang a good song, I heard he had a style
And so I came to see him, to listen for awhile...
I felt all flushed with fever, embarrassed by the crowd
I felt he found my letters, and read each one out loud
I prayed that he would finish, but he just kept right on"
- "Killing Me Softly with His Song", Roberta Flack

Message: Don McLean's music is like sexual assault. And the lines don't scan at all. A good melody crippled by awkward lyrics.

"I'm gonna take you places
You've never been before and
You'll be so happy that you came"
- "That's the Way Love Goes", Janet Jackson

This ultra-repetitive, pathetic cliché, probably written in two minutes, actually won the Grammy for Best R&B Song in 1994. After many great songs from the Jackson-Jam-Lewis team ("Escapade", "Miss You Much", "Rhythm Nation", "Lonely"...), it's insulting that they gave the award to this song.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2012 11:29:55 AM PDT
Johnny Bee says:
Can you see in the snow
And fiery demons all dance
When you walk through that door
Don't say you're easy on me
You're about as easy as a nuclear war

For all you Durannies (rhymes with......)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2012 12:57:13 AM PDT
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Posted on Sep 27, 2012 10:27:10 AM PDT
Steelers fan says:
So why are those bad lyrics?

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 6:12:10 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 2, 2012 11:51:28 AM PDT
take403 says:
Ok, for the sake of the offended, I deleted my post. Also, a deejay explained the meaning behind the lyrics and made the song have more sense. However, I still think Never Say Goodbye is dumb song and not something I'd want my daughter dancing to with some dude at prom night. So there!

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 6:17:54 PM PDT
John Cammack says:
Neil Young has done some brilliant stuff from time to time, but on Prairie Wind's "No Wonder" he stumbled and almost fell when he sang, "That song from 9-11 keeps ringin' in my head; I'll always remember something Chris Rock said." Who the heck cares what Chris Rock said?! This is a very weak spot in an otherwise very good song.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 6:13:14 AM PDT
Steelers fan says:
"I bless the rains down in Africa"

Now that's specific. It's a continent!

Hey, you from New York? You know a guy named Joey?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 8:52:19 AM PDT
Jules says:
Reminds me of the song by "Conctrete Blonde" "Joey." Another lyrics gem. I always pictured the guy 'passed out on the floor,' but the singer does have an awesome voice;). Ahhhh, the 80s....

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 9:05:13 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
Concrete Blonde's Bloodletting was from 1990.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 1:28:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 18, 2012 1:28:42 PM PDT
DRedWingsDJY says:
Limp Bizkit - Rollin

"Now I know ya'll be lovin this **** right here
L.I.M.P Bizkit is right here"

You can't rhyme "here" with "here". It's the same word!

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 4:12:54 PM PDT
D. Mok says:
> "Now I know ya'll be lovin this **** right here
> L.I.M.P Bizkit is right here"
> You can't rhyme "here" with "here". It's the same word!

It's not a rhyme. Sheesh.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 5:08:52 PM PDT
DPask says:
I heat up I can't cool down
You got me spinnin'
'Round and 'round
'Round and 'round and 'round it goes
Where it stops nobody knows

Abra abra cadabra
I wanna reach and and grab ya
Abra abra cadabra

hand shaped like a gun
index finger to temple
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