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Worst Lyrics in the World

May 10th, 2007 (10:23 am)

As voted for on BBC6, the top ten run-down of the worst lyrics ever (also undoubtably Brit-biased I warn you, but they're still pretty damn bad).

10: Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Generals gathered in their masses,
Just like witches at black masses.

9: Human League - The Lebanon
Before he leaves the camp he stops,
He scans the world outside,
And where there used to be some shops,
Is where the snipers sometimes hide.

8: Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know?
And firey 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.

7: Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Slowly walking down the hall,
Faster than a cannonball,
Where were you when we were getting high?

6: Toto - Africa
The wild dogs cry out in the night,
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company,
I know that I must do what's right,
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.

5: U2 - Elevation
I've got no self control,
Been living like a mole now,
Going down, excavation,
High and high in the sky,
You make me feel like I can fly,
So high,

4: ABC - That Was Then But This Is Now
More Sacrifices than an Aztec priest,
Standing here straining at that leash,
All fall down,
Can't complain, mustn't grumble,
Help yourself to another piece of apple crumble

3: Razorlight - Somewhere Else
And I met a girl,
she asked me my name,
I told her what it was.

2: Snap - Rhythm Is A Dancer
I'm as serious as cancer,
When I say Rhythm is a Dancer.

1: Des'ree - Life
I don't want to see a ghost,
It's the sight that I fear most,
I'd rather have a piece of toast.

*shudders* Anyone able to beat those for sheer awfulness?


Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: May 10th, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)

If they can, I don't want to know about it!

Posted by: Daveosaurus (southerndave)
Posted at: May 10th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)

actually likes three of those songs...

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 10th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
DW Big Ben

Three, maybe four here myself....

Posted by: foxfire74 (foxfire74)
Posted at: May 10th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)

The wild dogs cry out in the night,
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company

EARWORM!! *flails ineffectually*

Thanks ever so much.

And would this be the time to mention my burning searing passionate hatred of "Imagine"? I've just never been able to see how a song that contains the phrase "and no religion, too" came to be regarded as a masterpiece of the lyricist's art.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 10th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
DW Cat and Doc

Feel free to vent. *grin* And singalong.

I think Robbie Williams should definitely be up there somewhere as well (need to find the precise lyrics, but I swear he has one like he puts the E in my Arsenal, the comb in my 'fro).

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 10th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
saner emu

Actually the Toto one is one of my favourite lines of all time!

I often sit here and ponder why Kilimanjaro couldn't just rise like Kilimanjaro above the Serengeti....

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: May 11th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)

Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

from the song "Macarthur Park," sung by Donna Summer.

Posted by: Daveosaurus (southerndave)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 11:27 am (UTC)

"Anyone able to beat those for sheer awfulness?"

"Where Do You Go To My Lovely".

I can't be bothered hunting down a set of the lyrics (useless internet connection here) but they're (to my mind) the most pretentious load of piffle I've heard on the radio.

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