Worst lyrics ever? Eh…

Posted May 3rd, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 3 Comments

BBC6 is having a vote on the worst lyrics of all time. The top ten nominees could have been far worse had anyone thought to include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will beat anyone in a shitty lyrics contest any day of the week. Doubt me? Here’s a stanza from “Snow” off Stadium Arcadium (see, even their titles are ass): “Hey oh listen what I say oh/I got your Hey oh/now listen what I say oh.” Out of the following list, I’d have to vote for either U2 or Oasis. (via The Tripwire)

ABC – That Was Then But This Is Now

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

ABC Official site

Snap – Rhythm Is A Dancer

I’m as serious as cancer,

When I say Rhythm is a Dancer.

Snap on Wikipedia

Human League – The Lebanon

Before he leaves the camp he stops,

He scans the world outside,

And where there used to be some shops,

Is where the snipers sometimes hide.

Human League on Wikipedia

Razorlight – Somewhere Else

And I met a girl,

she asked me my name,

I told her what it was.

Razorlight Official site

Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know?

And firey demons all dance when you walk through that door,

Don’t say you’re easy on me you’re about as easy as a nuclear war.

Duran Duran Official site

Oasis – Champagne Supernova

Slowly walking down the hall,

Faster than a cannonball,

Where were you when we were getting high?

Oasis Official site

Des’ree – Life

I don’t want to see a ghost,

It’s the sight that I fear most,

I’d rather have a piece of toast,

Watch the evening news.

Des’ree Official site

Black Sabbath – War Pigs

Generals gathered in their masses,

Just like witches at black masses.

Back Sabbath official site

Toto – Africa

The wild dogs cry out in the night,

As they grow restless longing for some solitary company,

I know that I must do what’s right,

Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.

Toto on Wikipedia

U2 – Elevation

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

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 radiofreekevin // May 3, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Toto? Get them the eff off this list. Toto is teh heat!

  • 2 radiofreekevin // May 3, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    You’re right, too: This list is moot without anything from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    Suck my kiss, Eric.

    “With the birds I share this lonely view…”

    If you’re sharing the view with the birds, it ain’t lonely is it? You mongoloid.

  • 3 eric // May 3, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    indeed. well played, sir.