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In tennis; it's the system used to keep the top players apart in the early rounds, so that , in theory, if everyone plays according to their form/status, the best players will reach the finals. Best player is seeded 1, second best seeded 2, and so on. I think they "seed" 16,I'm not sure as I don't really follow the sport...With me, so far?

In this case, "Sue Barker was unseeded that year", is...ermmmm...well, I thought anyway...a pleasing jeu de mots.

She was going out with Cliff. Seed = something that is planted to make things grow... Sue wasn't being "seeded"... Need I explain more??? :blush: ;)

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"If I was a sculptor

But then again, no"

--Elton John's 'Your Song'

(lyrics by Bernie Taupin)

Well, then stop bringing it up already! This line has been wasting our time for three decades.

"Lucky that my breasts

Are small and humble

So you don't confuse

Them with mountains"

--Shakira's 'Whenever, Wherever'

The woman makes a lot of sense. And lucky that Sacagawea wasn't more buxom or Lewis and Clark might not have found the Pacific.

"I love you like

A fat kid loves cake"

--50 Cent's '21 Questions'

Gangsta, schmangsta -- brotha should write Hallmark cards.

"There's an insect

In your ear

If you scratch

It won't disappear"

--U2's 'Staring at the Sun'

It's sure hard to tell that U2 scrambled to finish their 'Pop' album. At least Bono didn't mention "driving rain."

"Relentless lust

Of rotting flesh

To thrash the tomb she lies

Heathen whore

Of Satan's wrath

I spit at your demise"

--Slayer's 'Necrophiliac'

Never mind 50 Cent, these guys should write Hallmark cards.

"Leaving was never

my proud"

--R.E.M.'s 'Leaving New York'

Sorry, Michael, but we scoured all of our reference books, and "proud" just doesn't wash as a noun. Lions do live in prides, but we don't see the relevance.

"I ain't never seen

An ass like that

The way you move it

You make my pee-pee go

'Doing-doing-doing'"

--Eminem's 'Ass Like That'

Undoubtedly poetic stuff, but do pee-pees really go "doing-doing-doing"?

"There were plants

And birds

And rocks

And things"

--America's 'Horse With No Name'

Like in New York, nouns are scarce in the desert, and apparently our poor soft rockers simply ran out of them. Too bad they didn't consult Michael Stipe: "There were plants and birds and rocks and prouds."

"Time is like a clock

in my heart"

--Culture Club's 'Time (Clock of the Heart)'

Awesome analogy. Time is soooo like a clock, because, well, it's freakin' time!

"I wish it was Sunday

That's my fun day

My I-don't-have-to-run day"

--The Bangles' 'Manic Monday'

(lyrics by Prince)

We're cool with the easy rhymes of Monday to Sunday, and even Sunday to fun day, but "I-don't-have-to-run day"? No, now Prince is just messing with us.

"I'm all out of faith

This is how I feel"

--Natalie Imbruglia's 'Torn'

(lyrics by Anne Preven)

Can you say filler line? Like, oh, we get it, this is how you feel -- because it's been so darn long since you told us how you were all out of faith.

"Now you're amazed

By the VIP posse

Steppin' so hard

Like a German Nazi"

--Vanilla Ice's 'Play That Funky Music'

Dude took the original song's "white boy" lyrics a little too literally. Good thing he specified German though, because those Austrian Nazis were way too light on their feet.

"My panty line shows

Got a run in my hose

My hair went flat

Man, I hate that"

--Shania Twain's 'Honey I'm Home'

Horribly trite stuff ... but we do always enjoy the word "panty."

"I don't think that

I've got the stomach

To stomach calling

you today"

--Saves the Day's 'See You'

And we're betting that this clever emo fella doesn't have the eyes to eye you, the hands to handle you ... or even the mouth to mouth your name. Oh, the humanity!

"Your butt is mine"

--Michael Jackson's 'Bad'

The worst opening line in pop history. However, we hear it's huge in Dubai.

"But if this ever-changing

world in which we live in ..."

--Paul McCartney and Wings' 'Live and Let Die'

Dangerous combination: Sir Paul having so much money and prepositional phrases being so cheap. Any junior-high English teacher would take points off for everything after "world."

"Young, black and famous

With money hangin'

Out the anus"

--Puff Daddy and Mase's 'Can't Nobody Hold Me Down'

Sometimes the only things more crude than slang terms are their anatomically correct counterparts.

"I don't like cities

But I like New York

Other places

Make me feel like a dork"

--Madonna's 'I Love New York'

So, so true. Which is of course why Paris is so famously known as the City of Dorks.

"War is stupid

And people are stupid"

--Culture Club's 'War Song'

Boy George again, and this time he's illin' like Bob Dylan. We wrote a song just like this in seventh grade, but the next line was, "And your mom is stupid."

"Coast to coast

L.A. to Chicago"

--Sade's 'Smooth Operator'

Sade was born in Nigeria and grew up in London, but her biggest hit reveals that she's clearly not a smooth navigator.

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"But if this ever-changing

world in which we live in ..."

--Paul McCartney and Wings' 'Live and Let Die'

I read a debate on another site about how Paul might be singing "in which we're livin'"

If that is not what he's singing he deserves a throttling, cause that is just grammar at its worst.

The woman makes a lot of sense. And lucky that Sacagawea wasn't more buxom or Lewis and Clark might not have found the Pacific.

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Now, that's some funny sh*t, Dude. But the one below is probably my favorite...

"Young, black and famous

With money hangin'

Out the anus"

--Puff Daddy and Mase's 'Can't Nobody Hold Me Down'

Sometimes the only things more crude than slang terms are their anatomically correct counterparts.

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"But if this ever-changing

world in which we live in ..."

--Paul McCartney and Wings' 'Live and Let Die'

I read a debate on another site about how Paul might be singing "in which we're livin'"

It must be "in which we´re livin´"... he wouldn´t make such a mistake. Even I would notice :laughing:

Definitely, stupid lyric:

"Told me love was too plebeian,

told me you were through with me"

:thumbsdown:

As I explained on another thread, I love "Cry me a river" but this line is just nonsense...

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It must be "in which we´re livin´"... he wouldn´t make such a mistake. Even I would notice :laughing:

I forgot to include an Editor's note from the site:

Editor's Note: Oops, we originally had "in" instead of "if." (Thanks for correcting us, commenters!) But the rest of it -- "in which we live in" vs. "in which we're livin'" -- is still debatable. Either way, everything after "world" is unneccessary, and that was our point. Macca fans, don't despair, we love him too -- stay tuned for 'Heart of the Country' as an upcoming I Freakin' Love This Song.

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I forgot to include an Editor's note from the site:

Editor's Note: Oops, we originally had "in" instead of "if." (Thanks for correcting us, commenters!) But the rest of it -- "in which we live in" vs. "in which we're livin'" -- is still debatable. Either way, everything after "world" is unneccessary, and that was our point. Macca fans, don't despair, we love him too -- stay tuned for 'Heart of the Country' as an upcoming I Freakin' Love This Song.

This is one of my pet hates and I've raised it before...probably earlier in this thread. To English (well, Scottish in my case)ears he is definitely singing...'in which we live in'...he even seems to stress it slightly as if to emphasise the crapness of it...especially when added to the earlier 'in' in 'in this ever changing world', which, you will note is not 'changin' world' which is what he would have sung if he were a 'g' dropper...what he ain't. }:(:)

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Hey, Johnny. :thumbsup:

Actually, the McCartney lyric is the one line out of all those listed that isn't so horrible. There are upwards of a billion tunes that ignore proper grammar to add to artistic effect.

Granted, the comment following was pretty funny. But is the line really THAT bad? Most of the other lyrics are just plain stupid...especially the one by Eminem. What a goofball that guy is!

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More dumb lyrics:

Sammy Hagar, "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy"

So sublime

Hot, sweet cherries on the vine

Cherries don't grow on vines, they grow on trees. Sammy must have skipped school on the day they taught that in his science class. He must also have missed out on the story of young George Washington chopping down the cherry tree.

The Beatles, "Yellow Submarine"

All our friends are all aboard

Many more of them live next door

How can one live next door to a submarine?

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The Beatles, "Yellow Submarine"

All our friends are all aboard

Many more of them live next door

How can one live next door to a submarine?

Yes, how could they even record such a stupid song? :P

Now, this one is very stupid too:

No me moleste mosquito

No me moleste mosquito

No me moleste mosquito

Why don't you go home

No me moleste mosquito

Let me eat my burrito

No me moleste mosquito

Why don't you go home

I think i remember the remaining Doors released this after Morrison died. Why? :doh:

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Most obvious lyric ever:

Talking Heads, "Once In A Lifetime"

There is water at the bottom of the ocean

Most redundant lyric ever:

Eric Burdon and War, "Spill The Wine"

I could feel hot flames of fire roaring at my back

As opposed to what? Cold flames? Flames of something other than fire?

Most waffling lyrics ever (tie):

Donovan, "There Is A Mountain"

First there is a mountain

Then there is no mountain

Then there is

How can a freaking mountain just disappear, and then come back?

LL Cool J, "Going Back To Cali"

Going back to Cali, Cali, Cali

Going back to Cali

I don't think so

Well, make up your d@#^ mind - are you going back to Cali, or aren't you?

More dumb lyrics:

Paper Lace, "The Night Chicago Died"

Daddy was a cop

On the east side of Chicago

So he was patrolling Lake Michigan?

Thin Lizzy, "Jailbreak"

Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak

Somewhere in the town

Somewhere in the town. Hmm... let me guess, how about... the jail?

The Cyrkle, "Red Rubber Ball"

The morning sun is shining like a red rubber ball

OK everyone, on three... 1... 2... 3:

"RED RUBBER BALLS DON'T SHINE!!!"

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Donovan, "There Is A Mountain"

First there is a mountain

Then there is no mountain

Then there is

How can a freaking mountain just disappear, and then come back?

Didn´t you know about the bananas he used to smoke? :shades:

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So that's why Donovan was mellow. and yellow.

It also explains why Superman and Green Lantern didn't have anything on him. Everybody knows yellow brought down the Green Lantern.

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What annoys me much more than just plain bad lyrics is lines that are just there to sound good, but don't serve any purpose.

Two examples I can think of right now...

Don't Fear The Reaper -

"Come on baby... Don't fear the Reaper

Baby take my hand... Don't fear the Reaper

We'll be able to fly... Don't fear the Reaper"

What's this got to do with being able to fly? It doesn't make sense to me at all in the context of the song, but the image of flying is very popular in songs so they probably just put it because it sounds good.

Down Home Again (Humble Pie) -

It's a very nice love song, one of my favourites, until you get to the end... suddenly you've got these people singing in the background "I don't want your money, I just want your lovin'"

...what? The song doesn't mention money once, it's completely unnecessary and out of place, and that line about love and money is such a cliche it ruins the song for me a bit.

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