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    Awful lyrics

    I heard “The Lebanon” by The Human League today for the first time in ages. In fact, I can’t have heard it since I was wee, otherwise i’d have been aware before now just how terrible the lyrics are. It’s like a 14 year old’s poem. Cracking tune - simple, but great bass line and thrilling guitar - but, my god the words make it almost unlistenable.

    And of course it’s not alone. What are your top stinker lyrics?


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    Bicycle, bicycle, bicycle
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    The Members - Solitary Confinement. Great tune but....

    On your own
    By yourself
    On your own
    By yourself
    By yourself
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    The Stone Roses' (should've been strangled at birth) comeback single.

    "If we all join hands we'll make a wall"

    ffs

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    The closing lines in Joan Osborne's "What if God Was One of Us".

    Nobody callin' on the phone
    'Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome

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    I think it was by Laurie Anderson? The lyric is

    Superman ah ah ah ah............repeat ad infinitum

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeMeSouviens View Post
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    The Stone Roses' (should've been strangled at birth) comeback single.

    "If we all join hands we'll make a wall"

    ffs
    I didn't think that was that bad a song - the lyrics were atrocious, and if they'd spent a bit more time getting them right then it would have been a different story.

    "I love you from the bottom of my pencil case" always got on my nerves. Terrible start to a song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie View Post
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    I didn't think that was that bad a song - the lyrics were atrocious, and if they'd spent a bit more time getting them right then it would have been a different story.

    "I love you from the bottom of my pencil case" always got on my nerves. Terrible start to a song.
    That was deliberate. The whole song's about writing crap songs.

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    ‘Ironic’ by Alanis Morissette.

    Unless her whole point was she was being ironic with the lyrics, in which case she may have got away with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glory Lurker View Post
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    I heard “The Lebanon” by The Human League today for the first time in ages. In fact, I can’t have heard it since I was wee, otherwise i’d have been aware before now just how terrible the lyrics are. It’s like a 14 year old’s poem. Cracking tune - simple, but great bass line and thrilling guitar - but, my god the words make it almost unlistenable.

    And of course it’s not alone. What are your top stinker lyrics?
    Guess what song kept me awake last night? Thanks for that

    Fwiw I don't think you can separate lyrics from music in a song and interpretate them as good or bad on their own. Either they fit or they don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
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    Guess what song kept me awake last night? Thanks for that

    Fwiw I don't think you can separate lyrics from music in a song and interpretate them as good or bad on their own. Either they fit or they don't.
    Great tune, though

    I probably spoil it for myself because I do focus on the lyrics. Spent too much of my teens listening intently to the words of songs for right-on declarations I could quote on my jotter covers, and earnest declarations of commitment I could try to impress girls with . It got me in to the way of considering the lyrics the same way as I take I need the voice and the instruments. Not to say that i’ll not like a song just because it has brutal lyrics, but I find it impossible to ignore.

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    "lucky that my breasts are small and humble, so that you don't confuse them with mountains" has to be up there as one of the worst ever....

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