The Crap Lyric Thread

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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by Kory » 10 Aug 2018, 12:58pm

Marky Dread wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 12:54pm
Kory wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 12:52pm
oliver wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 11:27am
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 2:33pm
Heston wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 2:13pm
Duran Duran's "You're about as easy as a nuclear war" was pretty crass in an era of heightened cold war tension.
I love DD - but they had some massively crap lyrics.
From start to finish "The Reflex" has to be a contender for the worst lyric as a whole.
I always cringe on hearing "why don't you use it? Try not to bruise it, buy time don't lose it"
When I was quite young and not aware of popular music, this song was included in one of Weird Al's polka medleys and I was completely baffled by where it came from and what the hell it was supposed to mean.
Never mind being young mate, I'm baffled now.
Yeah but I didn't even have context. Plus Al sings it like a sheep for some reason.
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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by revbob » 10 Aug 2018, 1:00pm

Kory wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 12:52pm
oliver wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 11:27am
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 2:33pm
Heston wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 2:13pm
Duran Duran's "You're about as easy as a nuclear war" was pretty crass in an era of heightened cold war tension.
I love DD - but they had some massively crap lyrics.
From start to finish "The Reflex" has to be a contender for the worst lyric as a whole.
I always cringe on hearing "why don't you use it? Try not to bruise it, buy time don't lose it"
When I was quite young and not aware of popular music, this song was included in one of Weird Al's polka medleys and I was completely baffled by where it came from and what the hell it was supposed to mean.
Did it have the cheesey camera sound too?

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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by WestwayKid » 10 Aug 2018, 1:00pm

oliver wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 11:27am
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 2:33pm
Heston wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 2:13pm
Duran Duran's "You're about as easy as a nuclear war" was pretty crass in an era of heightened cold war tension.
I love DD - but they had some massively crap lyrics.
From start to finish "The Reflex" has to be a contender for the worst lyric as a whole.
I always cringe on hearing "why don't you use it? Try not to bruise it, buy time don't lose it"
I think you're just all upset because you're "on a ride" and you "wan't to get off" but they just won't slow down the damned roundabout!?
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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 10 Aug 2018, 1:17pm

Kory wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 12:58pm
Marky Dread wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 12:54pm
Kory wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 12:52pm
oliver wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 11:27am
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 2:33pm


I love DD - but they had some massively crap lyrics.
From start to finish "The Reflex" has to be a contender for the worst lyric as a whole.
I always cringe on hearing "why don't you use it? Try not to bruise it, buy time don't lose it"
When I was quite young and not aware of popular music, this song was included in one of Weird Al's polka medleys and I was completely baffled by where it came from and what the hell it was supposed to mean.
Never mind being young mate, I'm baffled now.
Yeah but I didn't even have context. Plus Al sings it like a sheep for some reason.
"Context" Duran Duran? Nope sorry baffled again.
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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by Kory » 13 Aug 2018, 1:16pm

revbob wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 1:00pm
Kory wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 12:52pm
oliver wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 11:27am
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 2:33pm
Heston wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 2:13pm
Duran Duran's "You're about as easy as a nuclear war" was pretty crass in an era of heightened cold war tension.
I love DD - but they had some massively crap lyrics.
From start to finish "The Reflex" has to be a contender for the worst lyric as a whole.
I always cringe on hearing "why don't you use it? Try not to bruise it, buy time don't lose it"
When I was quite young and not aware of popular music, this song was included in one of Weird Al's polka medleys and I was completely baffled by where it came from and what the hell it was supposed to mean.
Did it have the cheesey camera sound too?
No, but there was an accordion...
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by WestwayKid » 06 Sep 2018, 8:21am

I heard "Horse with No Name" by America this morning while pumping gas (I always hear the worst songs at the gas station). Man...that song has some AWFUL lyrics. There were plants and birds and rocks and things? 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain?
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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by laxman » 06 Sep 2018, 12:30pm

WestwayKid wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 8:21am
I heard "Horse with No Name" by America this morning while pumping gas (I always hear the worst songs at the gas station). Man...that song has some AWFUL lyrics. There were plants and birds and rocks and things? 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain?
Also, why didn’t he just give the horse a name? He must have had time to think of one in the desert ;)

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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 06 Sep 2018, 1:32pm

laxman wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 12:30pm
WestwayKid wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 8:21am
I heard "Horse with No Name" by America this morning while pumping gas (I always hear the worst songs at the gas station). Man...that song has some AWFUL lyrics. There were plants and birds and rocks and things? 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain?
Also, why didn’t he just give the horse a name? He must have had time to think of one in the desert ;)
I hope the poor horse could swim.

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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by Heston » 06 Sep 2018, 3:25pm

I still think "Horse With No Name" is a really good song with a good eco message, dodgy lines aside.
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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by Silent Majority » 06 Sep 2018, 4:04pm

Heston wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 3:25pm
I still think "Horse With No Name" is a really good song with a good eco message, dodgy lines aside.
I like it. Larrikin Love did a good cover.
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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by Olaf » 06 Sep 2018, 4:14pm

I think it was Tom Waits who suggested to change the lyrics to "I've been through the desert on a horse with no legs".

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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by WestwayKid » 07 Sep 2018, 11:15am

Silent Majority wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 4:04pm
Heston wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 3:25pm
I still think "Horse With No Name" is a really good song with a good eco message, dodgy lines aside.
I like it. Larrikin Love did a good cover.
Yeah, actually a pretty catchy tune - just some clunky word play.
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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 23 Oct 2018, 3:17pm

‘4am in the morning’ - Moonlight Shadow

Well it isn’t going to be 4am in the afternoon!!!!

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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by Heston » 23 Oct 2018, 7:08pm

101Walterton wrote:
23 Oct 2018, 3:17pm
‘4am in the morning’ - Moonlight Shadow

Well it isn’t going to be 4am in the afternoon!!!!
:mrgreen:

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Re: The Crap Lyric Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 23 Oct 2018, 7:12pm

Heston wrote:
23 Oct 2018, 7:08pm
101Walterton wrote:
23 Oct 2018, 3:17pm
‘4am in the morning’ - Moonlight Shadow

Well it isn’t going to be 4am in the afternoon!!!!
:mrgreen:

"He could preach the bible like a preacher"

From the otherwise perfect "Rasputin" by Boney M.
Well it could be "He could preach the bible like a drunk".
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