Lyrics that just bug you

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  1. Commodore 64

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    Faster Pussycat. House of Pain. A very poignant song.

    "Wasn't I worth the time?"
    A boy needs a daddy like a dance to a mime"
    And all this time, I looked up to you."

    WTF bolded.
     
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    The Eggman supposedly was Eric Burdon, who supposedly broke a few eggs in his time. You can search it.
     
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    I've heard of Eric Burdon. They say the guy was an animal.
     
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    Uh, no. The big difference is not gravity (which is about 1/6 of the Earth’s) but atmosphere - or rather the lack of it. That means the particles of dust thrown up by the lunar rover (or indeed by the LEM landing, or the astronauts kicking of the ground as they move around) doesn’t behave like dust on Earth: with no atmosphere it falls back to the surface as quickly as it goes up. Drifting dust clouds like you might expect to see on Earth are impossible on the Moon.
     
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    Love and Other Bruises by Air Supply has the following lyric;

    blah, blah, blah, something something <-- (couldn't be bothered looking it up)
    As the ice melts into snow

    NO IT DOESN'T!!!!!
     
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    Is there gas in the car?
    Yes, there's gas in the car.

    I had to learn to appreciate the musicianship of Steely Dan before I could like their songs.
     
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    “I look at the floor, and I see it needs sweeping. Still my guitar gently weeps.”

    First George sees love then he notices how dirty the room is.
     
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    “All along the watchtower” only makes sense if the watchtower is lying on its side. You could go up and down the watchtower, or all along the curtain-wall. Or play another song with lyrics that aren’t portentous-sounding gibberish. Hmph.
     
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    actually the entire song was stupid

    then there’s Steve Miller’s space cowboy.
     
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    It's actually "But if this ever-changin' world in which we're livin..."


    Here's one, from China Grove: "The sheriff and his buddies with their samurai swords..."

    Tom, Tom, Tom...samurais are a Japanese thing. Not Chinese.


    Another Sammy Hagar one, from Your Love is Driving Me Crazy: "Hot sweet cherries on the vine..."

    Grapes grow on vines, Sambo. Cherries grow on trees.
     
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    I am positively shocked no-one has brought up that song about a cake in the rain.

    Oh, wait...
     
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    I generally want songs to make sense or at least have the kind of coherence you expect for poetry. One song the really makes my flesh crawl is “bohemian rhapsody.” The lyrics are incoherent. Stairway to heaven? That song was always two minutes of WTF in the lyrics department

    even as a kid, I was annoyed by rhyming El Paso, with “hassle” and “justice” with “taxes.”
     
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    Every Pearl Jam song.
     
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    Oh, there's an 'even worser' line in that tune:

    "Spring was never waiting for us, girl; it ran one step ahead
    As we followed in the dance
    Between the parted pages and were pressed in love's hot, fevered iron
    Like a stripe-ped pair of pants"


    Well, of course: who in their right mind doesn't press their striped pants in love's hot, fevered iron?
     
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    Yeah and then he went to war.
     
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    The Undertones, My Perfect Cousin

    He thinks that I'm a cabbage
    'Cause I hate University Challenge

    Nice rhyming there, guys.
     
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    Must have been talking cherry tomatoes! :lol:
     
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    Edie Brickell is the truth. *drops mic* JK! Hehe, I can see how her voice can be annoying, funny, didn't notice it years ago when I bought her album. I can see the self centeredness there... Sounds like a more immature Janis.

    Her guitarist was phenomenal though... Unique tone, insane chops.
     
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    The entire song "Imagine" by John Lennon bugs me.
     
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