Lyrics that make you go HMMM?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Wybren, Nov 27, 2008.

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    Wybren

    Wybren Crooked Warden

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    Ok So I was listening to the radio today and wondering if there was anyone else who ever hears a song and listens to the lyrics and things WTF? How did that song ever get on the radio with those lyrics or WTF where they thinking when they wrote that song...

    So here are some that I find incredibly amazing that they made it

    From Katy Perry's Hot 'n' cold

    "'Cause you're hot then you're cold
    You're yes then you're no
    You're in and you're out
    You're up and you're down
    You're wrong when it's right
    It's black and it's white
    We fight, we break up
    We kiss, we make up"

    and this just gets repeated over and over like they couldn't think of anything else to write so...

    Beyonce's If I were a Boy

    "
    If I were a boy
    I think I could understand
    How it feels to love a girl
    I swear I’d be a better man
    I’d listen to her
    Cause I know how it hurts
    When you lose the one you wanted
    Cause he’s taken you for granted
    And everything you had got destroyed
    "

    This song makes no sense, if you were a boy you wouldn't understand because you would be a boy, and if you were a girl in a boys body, you still wouldn't really understand because you would not be really a boy, you'd be thinking like a girl in a boys body.

    The way I are - Timberland

    "Baby if you strip, you can get a tip
    'Cause I like you just the way you are
    (I'm about to strip and I'm well equipped
    Can you handle me the way I am are?)
    "

    Um yeah like most girls are going to see that as a great pick up Oh and the bad grammer just makes my head hurt..


    Anyways these are just some I find questionable... Anyone got any others?
     
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    Simian

    Simian Geezenstack

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    This thread instantly reminded me of going to see Dave Spikey (British comedian) in Manchester earlier on this year. He was talking about the same sort of thing, and held up the song Life by Des'ree as the worst example of random lyrics he'd found:

    'I don't want to see a ghost,
    It's a sight that I fear most
    I'd rather have a piece of toast
    And watch the evening news'

    (Best Dr. Evil voice) Riiiiight.
     
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    Wybren

    Wybren Crooked Warden

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    Yep that is pretty bad
     
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    The Ace

    The Ace Aye fur Alba

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    The intro to Beyonce's, 'Crazy in Love.' Sounds like a cat being sick.
     
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    Tillane

    Tillane Left-minded

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    As anyone who's dropped into the Now Playing thread knows, I love Californian daft punk band The Mr T Experience, and I particularly like their often completely off-the-wall lyrics. However, when they covered REM's Can't Get There From Here - complete with Dr Frank's own interpretation of lyrics he admitted he didn't know - they kind of reached a new level of oddness. Though I still like the line "Donna Reed is not my mom.":rolleyes::D

    When your world is a lobster,
    A band to swallow your hole.
    With your space-impeded tree limbs
    Throw the trolls out the door.

    Yeah, if you're needing inspiration
    Modern math is where I go;
    Dem bones.
    Lawyer Jeff for no one, slow down,
    Spiderman gives it, oh no.
    I'll get there, I know the way,
    Can't get there from here.

    When your hands are feeling icky,
    Spit can jump in off the ground,
    Round.
    This is shower, sugar, beer now,
    Donna Reed is not my mom.

    Hands down; ain't she bad?
    Can't stop, hit the ground,
    Doin' the town in a communist court.
    Round and round
    Go ahead
    Mr. City-wide, hypnotize, Zoom time,
    Gentlemen, just we five, spilling all over Manhattan...
     
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    The Ace

    The Ace Aye fur Alba

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    Oh, and Britney Spears latest is a pile of repetitive sh*t and her only saving grace is getting her kit off in the video. No change there, then.:rolleyes:
     
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    Lioness

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    Anything by Pussy Cat Dolls...

    'Loosen up my buttons, babe'

    and 'beep'
     
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    sloweye

    sloweye Lord Shaman.

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    I'm surprised nobody posted the most pointless lyrics ever...........and i'm a fan:D

    Load up on guns
    Bring your friends
    Its fun to lose
    And to pretend
    Shes overboard
    Myself assured
    I know I know
    A dirty word

    Hello (x 16)

    With the lights out its less dangerous
    Here we are now
    Entertain us
    I feel stupid and contagious
    Here we are now
    Entertain us
    A mulatto
    An albino
    A mosquito
    My libido
    Yea

    Im worse at what I do best
    And for this gift I feel blessed
    Our little group has always been
    And always will until the end

    Hello (x 16)

    With the lights out its less dangerous
    Here we are now
    Entertain us
    I feel stupid and contagious
    Here we are now
    Entertain us
    A mulatto
    An albino
    A mosquito
    My libido
    Yea

    And I forget
    Just what it takes
    And yet I guess it makes me smile
    I found it hard
    Its hard to find
    Oh well, whatever, nevermind

    Hello (x 16)

    With the lights out its less dangerous
    Here we are now
    Entertain us
    I feel stupid and contagious
    Here we are now
    Entertain us
    A mulatto
    An albino
    A mosquito
    My libido
    Yea
     
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    Urlik

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    the lyrics that have confused me the most and given me sleepless nights trying to understand them are those for Carly Simon's " You're So Vain"

    from the first line, "You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht" up to the end of the last verse with "you're with some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend.", the song IS about him or the "you" it is apparently directed at.

    so why does the chorus imply that the song isn't?

    that would be like me now saying that this post isn't really about that song and implying that if you thought it was there is something wrong with you.

    those lyrics have been doing my box in for 36 years
     
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    The Procrastinator

    The Procrastinator 1 Candlepower Brain

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    Well, that's how vain you are, you see. You're so vain that you think this song is about you, even though it is. Clear as mud?
     
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    Urlik

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    precisely
    the lyrics are paradoxical to say the least
     
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    Wybren

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    Yeah I always thought that song made no sense.

    There was a thing on the telly tonight about songs that get stuck in your head and it played one that always got me stumped

    Can anyone explain to me what a Zigazig ha is? and the line "If you want to be my lover you gotta get with my friends" why would anyone want to date someone who has just got with all their friends?
     
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    Urlik

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    ah the spice girls :rolleyes:

    I think the line about friends means "if my friends don't like you you have no chance"

    the zigazig ah could mean that she hopes her friends like him ;)
    and it gets past the censor without a bleep
     
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    Wybren

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    Ah thanks Urlik, cause over here "Getting with someone" means getting amorous.
     
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae Why?

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    Wybren, Beyonce and Timberlake are "modern american pop artists". Their songs aren't supposed to make sense. See, the thing is, lyrics in this day and age don't matter. People just like a beat to dance to now. It's horribly sad.
     
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    Wybren

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    If they want a beat to dance to why do they even put lyrics to songs then?
     
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    Urlik

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    that's even easier :D

    new lyrics over old beat = new song

    think of the phrase "money for old rope"
     
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae Why?

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    Urlik just answered my question, Wy.

    It's horribly, horribly sad. That's one reason why I'm a Jethro Tull fan. It's an old band, yes, but their lyrics actually hold something.


    But you have to remember, that people tend to ignore lyrics, especially in this day and age.
     
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    Jinxs

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    what about the NElly and Tim Mcgraw song "over and over again":

    "Cause it's all in my head
    I think about it over and over again"
     
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    Majimaune

    Majimaune Actum pro novus diem

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    "My hair feels like spagetti
    and my mouth tastes like the cheese"

    Adam Cousens - Raise Up Your Glasses.

    Awesome song and everything but those two lines just make me go WHAT?
     

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