Lyrics that just bug you

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  1. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Picture this by Blondie is particularly grating.
     
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    Maybe in a different vein than what you're asking, but "Please Release Me" drives me nuts. It has a beautiful melody. I want to sing it. I want to take up trombone again just to play it. It's a long-time earworm for me.

    But those words. Some lying, cheating, slimy sack of doo-doo has "fallen in love" while his wife--who will be happy to release him when she finds out--is played for a fool. The song runs through my mind all the time, has for years, but each time it does I feel kind of dirty.
     
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    Other songs about adultery are available.
     
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    I know, but their melodies don't drill themselves into my soul thataway.
     
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    On another thread, someone pointed out 'Tonight there's gonna be a Jailbreak - somewhere in this town.' In the jail, duh. I kid, of course - big fan. ;)
     
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    "Highway To Hell?" No thanks...
     
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    Sounds more like a lawsuit to me.
     
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    Wife absolutely hates Muskrat Love...so naturally I slip in in the oil’ 70s playlist once in a while, hehehe.
    Is there in fact someone who did in fact leave a cake out in the rain? I know that’s an English saying but really??? It was mentioned many posts ago. What a waste of cake!
     
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    "Love is like a stove, it burns you when it's hot"

    I always thought Gram Parsons (or whoever the hell actually wrote this song) could have spent maybe a minute or two longer thinking about that line before committing it to tape.

    "You told your mama I'd get you home, but you didn't say I had no car - I saw a lion he was standing alone, with a tadpole in a jar"

    Well, of course that follows... Happens all the time. Actually, that entire song is just word salad.

    "I'll be the roundabout - The words will make you out and out."
    "Call it morning driving through the sound and in and out the valley"
    "Ten true summers we'll be there and laughing too - Twenty four before my love and you'll see I'll be there with you"

    I love Yes, but even Jon Anderson admits that his lyrics are meaningless, and that he just throws in random words that sound good together. I guess the only lyrics that have any real inspiration or meaning are on "Tales from Topographic Oceans", but that album is unlistenable.
     
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    I gotta say though...without these grating lyrics would the songs really be the same? In a Gadda da vida.....in a garden of eden. Nuff said, right?
     
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    the best thing about that line is that clearly someone did try to explain magnets to them, and they got mad about it.
     
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    "Two Princes" by Spin Doctors

    I'll spare you all posting those horrible painful lyrics.

    Find them on the Googles if you dare
     
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    I just put it down to the scouse accent!
     
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    Witty, yes. Rhyming, not even close. :)
     
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    ...and from that same risible song, what the sodding buggery bollocks does 'tippy-tippy-tay' mean? Stuck for a word to rhyme with 'play' was he? :mad:


    And that's why I prefer instrumental music!
     
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    I have an emense distain for teen rock anthems 2 in particular , the lyrics in their entirty grate like fingers on a chalk board
    boys in the bright white sports car and Bar room blitz , make me want blow chunks when i hear them, horrible tunes , with nothing redeeming at all
     
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    Lyrics are poetry, you all know that, right? You sometimes have to peel the onion.
     
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    Bruce Springsteen...


    "I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396
    Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor"

    I remember the first time I heard that song, I was checking valve clearance on my Kawasaki, I dropped my tools and exclaimed "WTF?? "

    A 396 is big block Chevrolet engine with a Bore center of 4.840", a "fuelie" head is from a small block fuel injected application, it doesn't fit!
     
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