marc riley on bbc6 is asking us to vote for the worst lyrics ever. read more about it on his web page taxing lyrical. meanwhile, here are some examples given online:
1. Spandau Ballet - Highly Strung
“She used to be a diplomat, But now she's down the Laundromat”
2. Des'ree - Life
"Ooh, I get the shivers,
I don't want to see a ghost,,
It's a sight that I fear most,
I'd rather have a piece of toast,
And watch the evening news."
3. 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"
4. Razorlight - Somewhere Else
"And I met a girl,
she asked me my name,
I told her what it was."
5. Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know?
"And firey demons all dance when you walk through that door,
Don't say you're easy on me you're about as easy as a nuclear war."
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. Elton John - Your Song
"If I was a sculptor
But then again, no"
8. Shakira - Whenever, Wherever
"Lucky that my breasts
Are small and humble
So you don't confuse
Them with mountains"
9. U2 - Staring at the Sun
"There's an insect
In your ear
If you scratch
It won't disappear"
10. Wings - Live and Let Die
"But in this ever-changing
world in which we live in ..."
it's kind of depressing that such things make millions of dollars. i can write at least as bad as that :-) oh bernie ...
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