Monday, May 07, 2007

Worst lyrics ever?

Apparently, BBC radio has done a poll of "worst lyrics ever". I have a hard time getting fully behind a list that doesn't include "Yummy Yummy Yummy/I've got love in my tummy" or N'Sync singing "Your soul is like a secret/I just couldn't keep" (the horrors of working at a restaurant in the summer of 1998 - I heard that song to the point of vomiting). Still, I fully support the inclusion of Oasis (everytime I hear how "great" they are, I cite the lyric at hand), and there are some doozies on this list.


1. 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"
2. Snap - 'Rhythm Is A Dancer'"I'm as serious as cancer when I say rhythm is a dancer"
3. Razorlight - 'Somewhere Else'"And I met a girl/She asked me my name/I told her what it was"
4. 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!"
5. 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"
6. 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"
7. Oasis - 'Champagne Supernova'"Slowly walking down the hall/Faster than a cannonball/Where were you when we were getting high?"
8. Duran Duran - 'Is There Something I Should Know?'"And fiery demons all dance when you walk through that doorDon't say you're easy on me you're about as easy as a nuclear war"
9. 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"
10. Black Sabbath - 'War Pigs'"Generals gathered in their masses/Just like witches at black masses"