Happy Hump Day Survey!

Paleocon wrote:
DiscoDriveby wrote:

Hump Day!!

What songs do you love even though they have ridiculous or downright bad lyrics?

The entire Led Zepplin catalogue

Add to that the entire Misfits catalog. It’s such a great example of how ridiculous lyrics can be get a pass if they’re sung with absolute conviction. From the song Hybrid Moments...

Ooh baby when you cry
Your face is momentary
You hide your looks behind these scars

From Bullet...

Texas is the reason that the president's dead
You gotta suck, suck, Jackie suck
Arise Jackie O, Jonathon F. Kennedy
Well, arise and be shot down
The dirt's gonna be your dessert
My cum be your life source
And the only way to get it...

There’s plenty more like that.

DiscoDriveby wrote:

Hump Day!!

What songs do you love even though they have ridiculous or downright bad lyrics?

This question almost seems unfair because I've been listening to mostly Kpop lately. But it also seems unfair for me just to say "Kpop LOL" because some seemingly nonsense lyrics can have hidden meanings.

For example, Mamamoo's "gogobebe" has a bridge that goes "nine slash six, six nineteen, nine slash six, gogobebe"- 9/6 probably refers to office hours as the song is about letting loose after work, 6/19 is their debut date, and the 9 and 6 reference the shape of the lowercase letters g and b in the song title which is further referenced by the 99 and 66 apartment numbers in the video.

So some meaning can sometimes be found in some nonsense lyrics. Of course sometime it's inexplicable, like when Nature sing "some and love" (not "summer love") in their song "Some (You'll Be Mine).

Built to Spill's Carry the Zero. They knowingly do nonsense lyrics typically.

Lyrics:

Spoiler:

I'm not knocking
You're want to carry that home
Took it with you
When you moved and got it broke
Found the pieces
We counted them all alone
Didn't add up
Forgot to carry a zero
I can't be your
Apologist very long
I'm surprised that
You'd want to carry that on
Count your blemishes
You can't, they're all gone
I can't see your
Response putting them back on
Like they're waiting for your guard to fall
So they can see it all and you're so
Occupied with what other persons are
Occupied with
And vice versa
And you've become
What you thought was dumb
A fraction of the sum
Yeah, you've become
Yeah, you have become
A fraction of the sum
The middle and the front
And now it's coming back
Hasn't it come too far?
I was trying to help, but
I guess I pushed too hard
Now we can't even touch it
Afraid it'll fall apart

I feel I must also mention Cocteau Twins who used words as sounds rather than any meaningful lyrics:

Peep hole, peach blow, Pandora, pompadour
Pale leaf, pink sweet, Persephone...

I like when a songwriter takes phrases that are homophonic and morphs one phrase to another. Phish does this in quite a few songs. My favorite might be in the Pavement song Haircut. At the end of the song the lyric goes...

Attention and fame are a career
Career
Career
Korea
Korea
Korea

edit. Apologies. The song is called Cut Your Hair. It’s a criticism of the music industry. “Are they a good band?”, “I can’t remember a single line from their songs, but did you see the drummer’s hair.” I’m paraphrasing. And there’s the line “Songs mean a lot when songs are bought.”, referring to the practice of paying brilliant songwriters to write for the bands with “the look”.

I’ve been listening to that entire record. The album is Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. There is a remastered version which sounds incredible. The album as a whole is absolutely brilliant.

RawkGWJ wrote:

I like when a songwriter takes phrases that are homophonic and morphs one phrase to another. Phish does this in quite a few songs. My favorite might be in the Pavement song Haircut. At the end of the song the lyric goes...

Attention and fame are a career
Career
Career
Korea
Korea
Korea

Probably a reference to Everything Counts by Depeche Mode

Tanglebones wrote:

Faith No More's Epic has intentionally ridiculous over the top lyrics as a pastiche of contemporary epic metal, and it's *still* an absolute banger

Can you feel it, see it, hear it today?
If you can't, then it doesn't matter anyway!

IT'S IT!


My contribution is The Tubes' What Do You Want From Life

Well, you can't have that, but if you're an American citizen you are entitled to:
a heated kidney shaped pool,
a microwave oven--don't watch the food cook,
a Dyna-Gym--I'll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home,
a kingsize Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum,
a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi,
real simulated Indian jewelry,
a Gucci shoetree,
a year's supply of antibiotics,
a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
and Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number,
a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
Rosemary's baby,
a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
a new Matador,
a new mastadon,
a Maverick,
a Mustang,
a Montego,
a Merc Montclair,
a Mark IV,
a meteor,
a Mercedes,
an MG,
or a Malibu,
a Mort Moriarty,
a Maserati,
a Mack truck,
a Mazda,
a new Monza,
or a moped,
a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away,
or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
a Las Vegas wedding,
a Mexican divorce,
a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
or a baby's arm holding an apple

And that's just the conclusion of the song.

It was the 1970's. Not much made sense.

Grenn wrote:

THAT SONG MAKES PERFECT SENSE.

And my favorite song with ridiculous lyrics that's 100% in English: Beck - Nicotine & Gravy

Lyrics a little NSFW:

Spoiler:

Bowl of cheerios gripped up in my left hand
Balling like Lebron, but I'm less tan, sweating no headband
Undercover X-man, posers I hex them
Hear your sh*t, I treat it like my bitch, onto the next jam
Just kidding, I treat my bitches with respect
Talking politics to boys while they're kissing on my neck
I'm Lex Luthor, Carlos Boozer
You wear your laces loose I rock my Nikes looser
The booster seats where I reside, puffing Mary J, pumpin Mary J Blige
And I might go psycho when the mic goes in my hand
Take my Flintstones vitamins
Fixed gear bike I'm cycling
Yeah I when I come in you see me stomping taters
More popular than gefilte fish at a seder
My calculators TI-89, you're stuck on 83
While you all wait in line, I'm on that VIP
Feeling me moving the earth by millimeters with my words
f*ck what you heard verses tighter than Ernie and Bert
Dudes and girls they're lifting their shirts when they see me
That's one of the perks, I'm basically the lady who merks
Everything in sight I'm going berserk
You dummies slower than molasses, I'm cutting classes
As is I earned a perfect grade point average
You're up to bat I'm Greg Maddux, si yo estoy
Making every boys package happy call me Almond Joy
Sharp shooter aim impeccable, roll with Dewey decimal
The dopest animal from here to Senegal
Flow so menstrual I need a tampon on the track
Got a couple bars to kill it and some monkeys on my back
I must admit I'm just a bit custom fitted
Check my sh*t who wants to hit it
Who am I kidding, everyone up in this city wanna get it
Don't need a sidekick
People treat my style like retainer molds and bite it
Smoking, soaking up sun you think I'm done I've just begun
Giant on the mic they're calling me Paul Bunyan
Yakking on some purp' and sipping on some soda
Tell me that I'm fresh I'm like no duh
Smoking, soaking up sun you think I'm done I've just begun
Giant on the mic they're calling me Paul Bunyan
Yakking on some purp' and sipping on some soda
Tell me that I'm fresh I'm like no duh

HUMP DAAEEEEEEE!!!!!

High-jacked from the random non sequitur thread:

50% drop rate: a can of Coke
30% drop rate: a Lego minifig
10% drop rate: a random Kpop idol photocard

75% drop rate: high quality pocketknife
100% drop rate: glasses +2 perception
40% drop rate: 120 credits
10% drop rate: Unique item Journal of Despair

Adderall. When consumed gives +5 to initiative. 8 hour time release.

Nothing! You get nothing! You lose! Good day sir!

Drop: 3DS (I carry this around in my bag all the time)
Steal: US Gov't PIV card. Essential to open up some new quest lines.

A cup of coffee and a Picross puzzle.

Guts. And black stuff. And about 50 Slim Jims.

85% Expired Coupons
23% Old Videogame Guide
16% Fried Chicken
7% Truesilver Ingot
.003% Honjo Masamune

50% Handkerchief (Am I the only person who still carries those)?

35% Dollar coin (love those)

10% Losing Lotto Ticket

4% Lotto ticket that will lose

1% Sonic Screwdriver

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

50% Handkerchief (Am I the only person who still carries those)?

Yes. And unless they’re single use paper handkerchiefs that you immediately toss,.... well... you know the drill. =/

I’d drop...
100% phone
99% clumps of cat hair
20% N7 mug of hot choco

Hump day!!

Best scenes that take place underground?

Scene? I mean, like 75% of The Goonies takes place in the caves underground. And man, that's still one of my favorite movies of all time. I don't even know that I can pick a favorite scene.

Dang! Bruce was so young when they made this.

SO DRAMATIC. (The best part starts at 2:50)