Thursday, January 14, 2010

Worst Rock Lyrics, Installment 1

Let's start with a powerful double feature: horrid lyrics associated with a horrid song title.

Every day a little sadder
A little madder
Someone get me a ladder
-- Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, "Still ... You Turn Me On"


John McCollum said...

I like the sound of my own voice
I didn't give anyone else a choice
An intellectual tor-toise
Racing with your bullet train


All Because of You, U2

John McCollum said...

Look up, I look up at night
planets are moving at the speed of light
climb up, up in the trees
every chance that you get is a chance you seize
how long am I gonna can stand
with my head stuck under the sand
I start before I can stop
before I see things the right way up


Speed of Sound, Coldplay (who deserve a lifetime achievement award)

John McCollum said...

All that noise, all that sound
all those places that I have found
and birds go flying at the speed of sound
to show how it all began
birds came flying from the underground
if you could see it then you'd understand


Speed of Sound, Coldplay

John McCollum said...

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, Elevation”


Elevation, U2

John McCollum said...

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.


That Was Then, ABC

Natsthename said...

Ohh, that one was doubly bad since it was prog rock! ;)

My then boyfriend was an ELP fiend, and I liked them at first, but grew weary after the 37th listening to a tape in his car. Ugh. That never happened with Pink Floyd, though.

Joe Koch said...

And I'm lookin' in th emirror all the time,
Wondering what she don't see in me
I've been funny,
I've been cool with the lines,
Ain't that the way love's supposed to be?


The best "Awesomely Bad" rock lyric, from the inimitable Rick Springfield. Surely it's not necessary to provide the song title...

weegipup said...

The first thing I met
Was a fly with a buzz

Horse With No Name

Grant Wentzel said...

Does it get better or worse when Greg Lake follows the line "still you turn me on" with a completely cliched wah-wah guitar lick.

Is the six-string capable of irony?

John McCollum said...

Okay. This is hiphop, but it should still count, right?


And she said please no don't stop
And I said I caught a cramp
And she said please keep on goin'/ I said my leg is about to crack
Then she cries out
Oh my goodness, I'm about to climax
And I said cool
Just let go of my leg


Trapped in the Closet, Chapter 4, R Kelly