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I'm not one for taking a great deal of notice of lyrics but every so often I do. I rather like "Where your eyes don't go" by They Might be Giants on Lincoln is good for reminding us of our egos:

"Where your eyes don't go a filthy scarecrow waves its broomstick arms

And does a parody of each unconscious thing you do

When you turn around to look it's gone behind you

On its face it's wearing your confused expression

Where your eyes don't go....."

Anyone care to share some of theirs?

 

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"I'm serious as cancer, when I say rhythm is a dancer"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYIaWeVL1JM

 

A seriously tasteless lyric from the song Rythem is a Dancer by Snap! Surely when they wrote this song they must have known what a utterly stupid line that is. :shame:

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Officially the worst... Ever

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2274009/Worst-lyric-of-all-time-Im-serious-as-cancer-when-I-say-rhythm-is-a-dancer.html

 

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Adam Duritz of Counting Crows is nothing short of a lyrical genius:

 

I step out the front door like a ghost into the fog where no-one notices the contrast of white on white.

 

"If dreams are like movies then memories are films about ghosts"

 

"I was out on the radio just starting to change"

 

"The smell of hospitals in winter, and the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls."

 


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I Want You by Elvis Costello is one of the most disturbing songs I can think of: the lyrics are like a stalker's manifesto... But it's not just the lyrics, but also his vocals, plus the way the music builds in an increasingly distorted, dynamic way, before ending in quiet menace. Genius.

http://open.spotify.com/track/4LBnvKaSC9RqnFYA0LDIGt

 

 

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Mack the Knife has great lyrics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiGFZUnJgqU

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steve_1979 wrote:

"I'm serious as cancer, when I say rhythm is a dancer"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYIaWeVL1JM

 

A seriously tasteless lyric from the song Rythem is a Dancer by Snap! Surely when they wrote this song they must have known what a utterly stupid line that is. :shame:

Dont say youre easy on me. Youre about as easy as a nuclear war.
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Strangely genius or making something up that rhymes?

 

There is no real substitute
For a ball struck squarely and firmly
And you're the kind of girl who wants to
Open up the bottle of pop
Too early in the journey
Our love went flat just like that

It doesn't matter the colour of the car
But what goes on beneath the bonnet
Is there a flag that flies above your heart
And is my name writ there upon it
Wedding cake and toothache
Equals love and pain

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That Johnny Cash song about the kid who shoots someone by accident...  *shudders*

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Paul. wrote:

That Johnny Cash song about the kid who shoots someone by accident...  *shudders*

do you mean "well i shot a man in reno just to watch him die"
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Clare Newsome wrote:

I Want You by Elvis Costello is one of the most disturbing songs I can think of: the lyrics are like a stalker's manifesto... But it's not just the lyrics, but also his vocals, plus the way the music builds in an increasingly distorted, dynamic way, before ending in quiet menace. Genius.

http://open.spotify.com/track/4LBnvKaSC9RqnFYA0LDIGt

What do you make of "Alison"? Don't fully understand it myself I mean, especially this bit "Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking

when I hear the silly things that you say.
I think somebody better put out the big light,
cause I can't stand to see you this way."

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Sex Pistols Bodies: "Her name was Pauline, she lived in a tree."

 

Plus a few lines that are not suitable for repeating on a family friendly forum like this.

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shep1968 wrote:

Strangely genius or making something up that rhymes?

 

There is no real substitute

 
For a ball struck squarely and firmly

 
And you're the kind of girl who wants to
Open up the bottle of pop

 
Too early in the journey

 
Our love went flat just like that

It doesn't matter the colour of the car

 
But what goes on beneath the bonnet

 
Is there a flag that flies above your heart

And is my name writ there upon it

Wedding cake and toothache

Equals love and pain

Sex on a 1st date? Don't think I'd say no!  >)

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I turned to face

the empty space

where you used to lie

and look for the spark 

that lights the night

through a tear drop 

in my eye

 

I really enjoyed it this morning although it has been somewhat over-played. 

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You learn more from a three minute record baby than you ever learn in school.....................

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shep1968 wrote:

Paul. wrote:

That Johnny Cash song about the kid who shoots someone by accident...  *shudders*

do you mean "well i shot a man in reno just to watch him die"

I think the song is "I hung my head"

 

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