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I've always been a bit amused with some song lyrics, especially the 1970s stoner lyrics but some of the modern ones are just beyond parody.  I was out driving at lunchtime and had the radio on, Lorde singing Green Light and the first bit I heard was: "Those great whites, they have big teeth. Hope they bite you"

Do people actually listen to lyrics these days or am I just showing my age?

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There's always been plenty of dodgy lyrics in songs. 

I remember one from an ABC record that went something like 'come on now, mustn't grumble, come and have some apple crumble'

Plenty of others... Heading for Venus.. Maybe they've seen us? 

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I listened to Sugar Mice by Marillion the other night, that had a good line:

"So if you want my address it's number one at the end of the bar"

At first I thought Lordi the Euro vision winners had made a comeback but Lorde is a girl.

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A majority of the time I don't think lyrics matter if the tune is good.

T-Rex and Oasis are two particular examples.

In addition I have been getting into German Industrial/Electro Metal band Rammstein lately but I haven't the foggiest what they are on about most of the time!

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7 minutes ago, Mumby Magic said:

A majority of the time I don't think lyrics matter if the tune is good.

T-Rex and Oasis are two particular examples.

In addition I have been getting into German Industrial/Electro Metal band Rammstein lately but I haven't the foggiest what they are on about most of the time!

Love Rammstein.  Don't even care about the lyrics Till has a wonderful voice.

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Don't think I can moan about today's lyrics when my generation sang along to the likes of "I'm as honest as the day is long.  The longer the daylight the less I do wrong" :laugh:

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Madness!! I think this was written as a denial of culpability so makes sense - 

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I'm not much of a fan of Sting but the line he wrote in "Can't stand losing you" which goes...

"I'm too full to swallow my pride"

..is pure genius.

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Surely the mist bizarre lyrics are from 

GUY Marks song "Loving you has made me bananas"

If you dont know it look it up on Youtube. I love it

Verse 1
Oh, your red scarf matches your eyes
You closed your cover before striking
Father had the shipfitter blues
Loving you has made me bananas
Verse 2
Oh, your red scarf matches your eyes
You closed your cover before striking
Father had the shipfitter blues
Loving you has made me bananas
Bridge
Oh, you burnt your finger that evening
While my back was turned
I asked the waiter for iodine
But I dined all alone
Verse 3
Oh, your red scarf matches your eyes
You closed your cover before striking
Father had the shipfitter blues
Loving you has made me bananas

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The Christmas before last my brother bought me "Hallo Sausages - The Lyrics of Ian Dury",one of the greatest song writers in the English language. 

Billericay Dickie is one of my personal favourites, especially this verse:

Had a love affair with Nina
In the back of my Cortina
A seasoned up hyena could not have been more obscener
She took me to the cleaners
And other misdemeanours
But I got right up between her
Rum and her Ribena

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1 hour ago, Mumby Magic said:

A majority of the time I don't think lyrics matter if the tune is good.

T-Rex and Oasis are two particular examples.

In addition I have been getting into German Industrial/Electro Metal band Rammstein lately but I haven't the foggiest what they are on about most of the time!

I think, for Marc Bolan, if sounded good, it didn't have to make sense. Hey, why not?

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54 minutes ago, Ullman said:

The Christmas before last my brother bought me "Hallo Sausages - The Lyrics of Ian Dury",one of the greatest song writers in the English language. 

Billericay Dickie is one of my personal favourites, especially this verse:

Had a love affair with Nina
In the back of my Cortina
A seasoned up hyena could not have been more obscener
She took me to the cleaners
And other misdemeanours
But I got right up between her
Rum and her Ribena

The difference being Ian Dury was a genuine lyrical genius who wrote musical poetry, Lorde is just looking for something that rhymes.

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and...

You should never hold a candle if you don't know where it's been
The jackpot is in the handle on a normal fruit machine

although I always preferred What a Waste

Because I chose to play the fool in a six piece band
First night nerves every one night stand
I should be glad to be so inclined
What a waste what a waste Rock'n'Roll don't mind

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13 minutes ago, Shadow said:

The difference being Ian Dury was a genuine lyrical genius who wrote musical poetry, Lorde is just looking for something that rhymes.

Absolutely, and just looking for rhymes leads to monstrosities like this from Nicki Minaj:

I think I met him in the sky,

When I was a geisha, he was a samurai

Somehow I understood him when he spoke Thai

 

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2 hours ago, Ullman said:

The Christmas before last my brother bought me "Hallo Sausages - The Lyrics of Ian Dury",one of the greatest song writers in the English language. 

Billericay Dickie is one of my personal favourites, especially this verse:

Had a love affair with Nina
In the back of my Cortina
A seasoned up hyena could not have been more obscener
She took me to the cleaners
And other misdemeanours
But I got right up between her
Rum and her Ribena

Fantastic! 

Cortina eh?, what is it with Ford car models and saucy words?

Fiesta and Escort anybody:ph34r:

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Pah, these young kids don't write magnificent and meaningful lyrics like the real legends (aka what I liked when I was their age)!

"I’m sorry that I doubted you, I was so unfair. 
You were in a car crash and you lost all your hair."

Don't pass me by (The Beatles)

"I know a mouse and he hasn't got a house.
I don’t know why I call him Gerald."

Bike (Pink Floyd)

"She has brown sugar all over her booga-wooga." 
Kinky Reggae (Bob Marley & the Wailers)

"Oh babe, I wanna put my log in your fireplace."
Kiss (Burn #####, burn)

"I feel real phoney when my name is Bill… or was that Phil?"
Love (The Red Telephone)

"She’s got everything, like a moving mouth, body control and everything."
Deep Purple (Highway Star)

"Ob la di ob la da life goes on bra
La la how the life goes on"

The Beatles... again

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3 minutes ago, Old Frightful said:

Fantastic! 

Cortina eh?, what is it with Ford car models and saucy words?

Fiesta and Escort anybody:ph34r:

Nothing meaner.

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wish that I could be like him

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Not forgetting:

"Lay me place and bake me Pie
I'm starving for me Gravy"

David Bowie (The Bewlay Brothers)

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21 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

 

"Ob la di ob la da life goes on bra
La la how the life goes on"

The Beatles... again

On the subject of those famed songwriters from the Beatles you get "I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, koo koo ka choo"

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Posted (edited)

"All the power's in the hands

off the people rich enough to buy it

while we walk the streets too chicken to even try it"

 

The Clash 

 

Edited by Phil
Apostrophe
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Posted (edited)

More from The Clash

"Don't talk shop
Fingerpop
Don't talk shop
Fingerpop"

Edited by Futtocks

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Posted (edited)

2 hours ago, Shadow said:

wish that I could be like him

8 track blazin' Brucie Springsteen, bomber jacket - dressed to kill.

 

I remember getting  Power in the Darkness  (which ironically is probably deemed racist now) , man I was so right on. Still a great LP though and Tom Robinson is one of lifes nice guys. 

Edited by Johnoco
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Stop your cheap comment - cos we know what we feel 

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On the subject of the Clash

 

They got Burton suits, ha, you think it's funny
Turning rebellion into money

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