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I agree with Seeker that a bad lyric can be one that disrupts the storyline of an otherwise good song. I feel the same way about acting performances in certain movies.

Now that A-Rod and Madonna are an item, how about this one to describe their love:

"Romeo and Juliet, they never felt this way, I bet."

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I actually like the "Love Hurts" lyric.

#1 seems like too easy a target - it was like they were trying to write stupid lyrics.

Anyone remember the SNL skit where the New Kids on the Block went on Arsenio Hall to debut their new single that they wrote themselves? The lyrics were something like:

"Girl, you are so... awesome.

You are so wicked... awesome."

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Any offensive lyrics and bad words can be consider as worst.

Absolutely not. Consider this.

"She said I was good-looking; I looked a bit like George Michael.

But she didn't want a f*cking,

She was on her menstrual cycle"

from "God's Gift To Women" by The Macc Lads

Genius, in anyone's book.

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But moving onto the subjct of bad lyrics. I was in a shop today when Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" came on; a decent enough tune- a classic, even. Who could help but like it? Then there's that line: "you laughed at all my jokes, My love you didn't need to coax".

Fer pity's sake.

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Never liked Maggie May. Don't like the name Maggie. Don't like the name May. Don't like Rod Stewart. DO like those lyrics up there because they ref George Michael and call him good looking. Yeahhhh I think so too :thumbsup:

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Absolutely not. Consider this.

Another example:

The smokestack is spitting black soot into the sooty sky

The load on the road brings a tear to the Indian's eye

The elephant won't forget what it's like inside his cage

The Ringmaster's Telecaster sings on an empty stage

God d**n right it's a beautiful day Uh-huh

God d**n right it's a beautiful day Uh-huh

from Mr. E's Beautiful Blues

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[From playonlyrics.com]

Back in the day, one time Tonight Show host and hack musician Steve Allen used to read out lyrics from popular songs just to make fun of young musicians. That used to bug us. Taking lyrics out of context can be a distasteful and irrelevant exercise by the smug and untalented. After all, “The Doo Ron Ron†is a great song about nothing.

But, sometimes lyrics are just so bad you just have to stop and ask the question “what were they on when they wrote that?â€

The lyric I remember Steve Allen famously mocking was this gem, also from Donna Summer:

Donna Summer, "Hot Stuff"

Sittin' here, eatin' my heart out waitin'

waitin' for some lover to call

dialed about a thousand numbers lately

almost rang the phone off the wall

Lookin' for some hot stuff baby this evenin'

I need some hot stuff baby tonight

I want some hot stuff baby this evenin'

gotta have some hot stuff

gotta have some lovin' tonight

I need hot stuff

I want some hot stuff

I need hot stuff

Lookin' for a lover who needs another

don't want another night on my own

wanna share my love with a warm blooded lover

wanna bring a wild man back home

Gotta have some hot love baby this evenin'

I need some hot stuff baby tonight

I want some hot stuff baby this evenin'

gotta have some lovin'

got to have a love tonight

I need hot stuff

hot love

lookin' for hot love

Hot, hot, hot, hot stuff

hot, hot, hot

hot, hot, hot, hot stuff

hot, hot, hot

How's that hot stuff baby this evenin'

I need some hot stuff baby tonight

gimme little hot stuff baby this evenin'

hot stuff baby got to I need your love tonight

I need hot stuff

lookin' for hot stuff

gotta have some hot stuff

Sittin' here eatin' my heart out no reason

won't spend another night on my own

I dialed about hundred numbers baby

I'm bound to find somebody home

Gotta have some hot stuff baby this evenin'

I need some hot stuff baby tonight

lookin' for some hot stuff baby this evenin'

I need your love baby

don't need your love tonight

Hot stuff

baby this evening

I need hot stuff baby tonight

yes, yes, I want some hot stuff baby this evenin'

I want some hot stuff baby tonight

yes, yes, yes now hot stuff baby

I need your hot stuff baby tonight

I want some hot stuff baby this evenin'

hot stuff baby

got to I need your love tonight

16. Wang Chung, “Everybody Have Funâ€

Everybody have fun tonight

Everybody have fun tonight

Everybody wang chung tonight

“Rats, what rhymes with fun? Er…wait a moment. Wang Chung! That rhymes. Hurrah! That was lucky.†Yes there was some good music in the 1980s. And then there was Wang Chung.

And this song lyric provided the butt of a joke for a memorable scene from Kelsey Grammer in "Cheers"

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If the language seems a little archaic, 'tis because the lyric is a biblical quote.

Someone more enlightened than me might even know the chapter and verse?

Okay, so I'm responding about five years too late on this one . . . but anyway. If I remember right from my days as an alter boy, that would be the first line of The Song on Solomon, or "The Song of Songs"

1)The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.

Colloquy of Bride and Friends

2)Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine,

3)your anointing oils are fragrant, your name is perfume poured out; therefore your maidens love you

And since this is a thread for terrible lyrics, here are some that make me cringe every time:

Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz

I wish that I could fly

Into the sky

So very high

Just like a dragonfly

I'd fly above the trees

Over the seas in all degrees

To anywhere I please

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