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    Worst song lyrics

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    How about "somebody told me that you had a boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend who I had in February of last year."
     
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    Nah, man. You ain't heard shizzle until you've listened to bad Puerto Rican pop music. Just the worst, man. Yolandita Monge (who is like 900 years old) trying to put out Spanish version of Taylor Swift songs and all the young dudes still (yes, still) do the fish-eye lens, look into the camera, pointing stupidly with douche-bro fingers at the ready.
     
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    There's always Neil Diamond's "Play Me": "Song she sang to me, song she brang to me..."
     
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    Oh, man... I had to go youtube that to verify. Sure enough, brang. LOL :-D
    dt61x.jpg
     
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    Or just the english version of Taylor Swift, those are pretty bad too
     
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    She's been giving the exact same advice to every contestant of The Voice. "Start soft and tender and then hit them with a punch toward the middle. Make it like a present you're holding back from us." I swear I've heard her say some variation of that line to every single person.
     
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    Works for her, not for everyone. Unless we want hundreds of Taylor Swift copycats.

    We don't want hundreds of Taylor Swift copycats.
     
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    I don't want to alarm you, but we already have hundreds of Taylor Swift copycats.
     
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    Okay... I mean hundreds more. I don't need them saturating the radio even more...
     
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    There are some really bad ones and some really strange ones that come to mind. The obvious "bad" one though would be 50 Cent's "I love you like a fat kid loves cake"
     
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    "Only time will tell if we stand the test of time." - Van Halen, "Why Can't This Be Love"
     
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    Batman. Batman. Batman. Batman. Batman, Batman, Batman. Dadadada dadadada dadadada dadadada dadadah, Batman!
    - from some TV show in the 60s.
     
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    Movin' to the country,
    gonna eat a lot of peaches
    Movin' to the country,
    Gonna eat me a lot of peaches
    Movin' to the country,
    gonna eat a lot of peaches
    Movin' to the country,
    gonna eat a lot of peaches

    Peaches come from a can,
    they were put there by a man
    In a factory downtown
    If I had my little way,
    I'd eat peaches every day
    Sun-soakin' bulges in the shade

    Take a little nap where the roots all twist
    Squished a rotten peach in my fist
    And dreamed about you, woman,
    I poked my finger down inside
    Make a little room for an ant to hide
    Nature's candy in my hand or can or a pie

    Millions of peaches, peaches for me
    Millions of peaches, peaches for free

    Look out!

    By: The Presidents of the United States of America (1996)

    THE WORST SONG IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've always hated this stupid song!
     
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    Red Solo Cup -- not sure if it is quite "worst" song lyrics material, but if we were talking about guilty pleasure songs, then this song would be the guiltiest pleasure of them all.

    (i.e. it brings a huge, stupid smile to my face every time)

    "Cause you are the Abbott to my Costello
    And you are the Fruit to my Loom"

    (addressed to the singer's lifelong friend -- you guessed it, his red solo cup)
     
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    And here I thought it was political satire.

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    But really, if your company makes underwear, and you call it Fruit of the Loom, you really are asking to be lampooned up and down and right and left. There's no getting around it.:p
     
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    I know Buddy Holly is considered a god of early rock and roll, but damn, these are the shallowest lyrics I've ever heard:


    If you knew Peggy Sue
    Then youd know why I feel blue
    Without Peggy, my Peggy Sue
    Oh well, I love you gal, yes, I love you Peggy Sue

    Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
    Oh how my heart yearns for you
    Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
    Oh well, I love you gal, yes, I love you Peggy Sue

    Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
    Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
    Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
    Oh well, I love you gal and I need you Peggy Sue

    I love you Peggy Sue
    With a love so rare and true
    Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
    Well I love you gal, I want you Peggy Sue

    Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
    Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
    Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
    Oh well, I love you gal and I need you Peggy Sue

    I love you Peggy Sue
    With a love so rare and true
    Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
    Well I love you gal, I want you Peggy Sue
    Oh well, I love you gal and I want you Peggy Sue
     
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    I did some research.

    Ricky Martin - She Bangs
    Like every girl in history
    She bangs, she bangs

    Madonna - I Love New York
    I don`t like cities, but I like New York
    Other places make me feel like a dork

    Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey
    Shock
    Watch the monkey get hurt
    Monkey

    Sade - Smooth Operator
    Coast to coast
    L.A. to Chicago

    Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna
    See the primitive wallflower frieze
    When the jelly-faced women all sneeze
    Hear the one with the mustache say, "Jeeze
    I can't find my knees"

    Fleetwood Mac - Family Man
    I am what I am...
    A family man
    I am what I am...
    A family man
    Mother... father... brother...
    Mother... father... brother...

    Jimmy Buffett - Cheeseburger In Paradise
    Cheeseburger in paradise
    Medium rare with mustard be nice
    Heaven on earth with an onion slice
    I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise
    I like mine with lettuce and tomato
    Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes
    Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
    Well good god almighty which way do i steer for my
    Cheeseburger in paradise
    Makin' the best of every virtue and vice
    Worth every damn bit of sacrifice
    To get a cheeseburger in paradise
     
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    To be fair, he was IIRC like 18-19 when he wrote most of his songs so it's not that surprising they are pretty shallow.
     
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    I wish I could contribute, but all that comes to mind is a piece of lyric I heard recently that really blew my socks off. It's been taking up so much space in my noggin that I can think of sod all else. It's like a needle stuck on a long player.

    Something of a rarity.

    Bad lyrics are a dime a dozen. And that's why most of the music I listen to is instrumental. I hate hearing a great hook, or groove, spoiled by a crappy lyric.
     
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    And on that note....

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    She's not American, and she was young. We forgive her. ;)
     
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    As much as I like this song, I have always considered those lines to be probably the bizarrest things Bob Dylan has ever sung. Hard as I try to appreciate them in context, they are just jarring when I am trying to sense a cohesive main theme of the song.
     
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    I heard a hip-hop song years ago that had the most depressing song lyrics I've ever heard...lyrics such as "I feel like dying," and "Roses are red and violets are dead!"

    Man! That wasn't a song I liked.
     
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    He also goes on to sing (among other things) 'The ghost electricity howls in the bones of her face, and these visions of Johanna have now taken my place' which admittedly, I have no idea what he means and yet, I do. Dylan would be the first to admit that he doesn't always know just what he means in his lyrics and that they just come to him but then, that's the beauty of it, isn't it?
     

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