Friday, May 19, 2006

Bad lyrics

As promised here is a topic on bad lyrics in metal. As with song titles, it can vary as to what one thinks is bad. Here are some that I consider to be either bad or at least odd or confusing.

From "Dancing in the moonlight" by Thin Lizzy

"Now we go steady to the pictures
I always get chocolate stains on my pants"

This is a very good song, but I can't get past that chocolate stains part. It just feels like it was thrown in at the last mintue.

From "Slip of the lip" by Ratt

"I could tell you wanted someone to call your own
Sweet sixteen, you couldn't see straight
You couldn't let go
Now you're eighteen and you barely make a sound
You're getting older, a little bolder
You're in the lost and found"

It's mainly lines four and six that just make me scratch my head, It just doesn't make sense to me

From "Any way you slice it" by Kiss

"I caught the tail of a hurricane and I've never ever been the same
I went out on a limb, gotcha under my skin, well alright
You got dirt under your fingernails
What I'm thinkin' can land me in jail
Well, you're caught in this trap and you can never go back
Well, oh no no
I know you wanna cross the border and you know the doctor's orders
Well it's better late than never, can't stay innocent forever
It's alright, it's alright, yeah"

When "It's alright, it's alright, yeah" is your best line then you know that you are in trouble.

From Rock-n-roll rebel by Ozzy

"God only knows why they couldn't see the obvious
Is it because they manifest the incubus
The ministry of war that got caught in the draft
The ministry of joy that still hasn't laughed
When it's all boiled down and the day's at an end
I'll give you no bullshit and I'll never pretend"

This was in 1983 so Ozzy hadn't reached his brain dead stage yet. However most of this doesn't make sense.

Do you know of any bad, odd or confusing metal/hard rock lyrics?


Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

Maybe Thin Lizzy should consider eating M&M's.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Fuzz-Or they should use that great invention the napkin.

4:35 AM  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

"HIGH HEEL SNEAKERS, HEAD TO TOE IN LACE..." - Little Miss Dangerous/Ted Nugent

Love the song but that is such a bad image...Who makes those? All Star? :)

5:26 AM  
Blogger FredCQ said...

Those are pretty bad! My favorite bad lyrics are from Hallow's Eve. The song was called Speed Freak. I could not find the lyrics online so to the best of my memory, they were:

"Get me to that show on time/Think I'm bout to lose my mind!/Speed Freak!/Speed Freak!"

"Crashing through the barriers/Like Loaded Missile Carriers/Speed Freak!/Speedfreak!"

7:57 AM  
Blogger Vicious Steve said...

KISS - Great Expectations

You're sittin' in your seat
And then you stand and clutch your breast
Our music drives you wild along with the rest

You watch me singing this song
You see what my mouth can do
And you wish you were the one I was doing it to

And you watch me playin' guitar
And you feel what my fingers can do
And you wish you were the one I was doing it to
KISS - Burn Bitch Burn

Ooh baby, wanna put my log in your fireplace

Gene is the MASTER of the bad lyric

10:37 AM  

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