Stupidest song lyrics ever

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  1. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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    I just posted a quote from an obscure punk visionary named Sander Hicks that I've always thought was funny. Here's the whole chorus:

     
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    Okay:

    Shooby doo-wa, and Scooby snacks

    I met a fly girl and I can't relax

    The most brilliant lyrics ever written by a band known as LFO. Their 2 hits (!) both had brilliant lyrics.
     
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    We can dance if you want to

    We can leave your friends behind

    Cause your friends don't dance

    and if they don't dance

    then they're no friends of mine.

    Needs to be put in context of the song....

    And what the H-ll is a "safety dance" ?
     
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    I always cringe when I hear;

    "Now my empty cup is as sweet as the punch"

    - Along Comes Mary

    Maybe more so due to just the way it sounds. ???

    C
     
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    I remember reading some music magazine many years ago that voted The Steve Miller Band's "The Joker" as the stupidest song ever written. I mean, what the hell is a "pompatus"??? A line so baffling, they named an entire movie in honor of it!
     
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    listen to any Wesley Willis song. be prepared to laugh.
     
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    One very lame chorus from Yes comes to mind:

    Here is my heart
    Waiting for you
    Here is my soul
    I eat at Chez Nous

    The last line seems like a desperate attempt at coming up with a rhyme.
     
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    Greg -

    Thanx for the link -- I had actually heard before that Steve Miller had just mis-heard some lyrics to an old song that he nicked for "The Joker," but I couldn't remember what it was.

    It's still an astoundingly stupid (though strangely catchy) song, tho.

    I'll put in another (couple of) votes, too. This might not be entirely fair, since neither of these groups are native English-speakers, so some wobbly-ness in English lyric-writing might be expected: the German group Trio (authors of the now-legendary "Da Da Da," as well as its companion piece, "Ya Ya") and seminal '80s one-hit-wonder A-Ha's "Take On Me." (What?)
     
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    Marc, what song is that? Please tell me it's post-Howe era Yes.
     
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    "Someone left the cake out in the rain..."
    MacArthur Park by Richard Harris. A brilliant song musically with incredibly inane (but funny) lyrics.
     
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    Mike,

    It's definetely a post-Howe era Yes.

    It's from their 1987 album titled "Big Generator"... the song is "Love Will Find a Way".
     
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    Ah, yes. Big Generator.
    "Chez Nous?"
    [​IMG]
    I think that CD "found a way" into my garbage can. [​IMG]
    Cheesy lyrics? Anything that DIO sings.
    "When there's lightning
    You know it always brings me down
    Cause it's free and I see that it's me
    Who's lost and never found."
    Sure, Ron, whatever you say.
     
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    I'm drawing a blank right now, so I'll resort to providing some examples from Dave Barry's Book Of Bad Songs, one of the funniest books in recent memory.
    Dan Baird's "I Love You Period":
    I love you period.
    Do you love me question mark?
    Please please exclamation point!
    I want to hold you in parentheses.
    Neil Diamond's "I Am, I Said":
    I am, I said
    To no one there
    And no one heard at all
    Not even the chair.
    Mel And Tim's "Backfield In Motion":
    I caught you with your backfield in motion, yeah
    I'm gonna have to penalize you.
    Backfield in motion, baby
    You know that's against the rules!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Mark,
     
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    I don't know if "Willow Farm" really qualifies as syupid lyrics. It is supposed to be absurd and weird, and the music matches it. Genesis of the Gabriel era was always very careful about lyrical choices, unlike Yes which often seemed totally random. Like in "Heart of the Sunrise:"
     
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    From CCR's Bad Moon Rising:
    "There's a bathroom on the right"
    Hey,I don't care if it's on the right,left,or down the middle-just show me where the bathroom is,ok?[​IMG]
     
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    Andrew,

    Those lyrics will never top Rock and Roll McDonalds!
     

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