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Old 02-13-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Lyrics that make you go WTF!?!

Man On The Edge - Iron Maiden
Once he built missiles a nation's defence
Now he can't even give birthday presents


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Please, Zoots.....here you go:

Maniac, by Michael Sembello

Just a steel town girl on a saturday night, lookin' for the fight of her life
In the real-time world no one sees her at all, they all say she's crazy

Locking rhythms to the beat of her heart, changing woman into life
She has danced into the danger zone, when a dancer becomes a dance

It can cut you like a knife, if the gift becomes the fire
On a wire between will and what will be

She's a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
She's a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

On the ice-build iron sanity is a place most never see
It's a hard warm place of mystery, touch it, but can't hold it
You work all your life for that moment in time, it could come or pass you by
It's a push of the world, but there's always a chance
If the hunger stays the night

There's a cold connective heat, struggling, stretching for defeat
Never stopping with her head against the wind

She's a maniac, maniac, I sure know
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
She's a maniac, maniac, I sure know
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

It can cut you like a knife, if the gift becomes the fire
On a wire between will and what will be

She's a maniac, maniac, I sure know
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
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REM "Leaving New York"

leaving was never my proud

I want to beat Michael Stipe with a stick whenever I hear that line in an otherwise lovely song.
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Yeah Maniac sounds pretty damn WTF! I've heard the song before of course but never paid attention to the lyrics.

As for Stipe, he used a little poetic license... give him a break!
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I hope that Shakira breasts/mountains lyric is gonna be posted here at some point!

I don't really know the song or else I would post it here myself. lol
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Heirloom - Björk

I have a recurrent dream
Everytime I loose my voice
I swallow little glowing lights
My mother and son baked for me

And during the night
They do a trapeze walk
Until they're in the sky
Right above my bed

While I'm asleep
My mother and son pour into me
Warm glowing oil
Into my wide open throat


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As for Stipe, he used a little poetic license... give him a break!
Poetic license is all fine and good until it sounds stupid and like they don't know how to use English.
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Quote:
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I hope that Shakira breasts/mountains lyric is gonna be posted here at some point!

I don't really know the song or else I would post it here myself. lol

"Lucky that my lips not only mumble, they spill kisses like a fountain. Luck that my breasts are small and humble, so you don't confuse them with mountains."

It's from "Whenever, Wherever"
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I guess pretty much all of Visions of Johanna. And it's still one of my favorite songs of all time.
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I am gonna have a field day with this thread.

Give me a little while.
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Re: Lyrics that make you go WTF!?!

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Man On The Edge - Iron Maiden
Once he built missiles a nation's defence
Now he can't even give birthday presents



That's bad, but let's go back 24 years ago to a much better (and similarly themed) Maiden lyric:


"The body bags and little rags of children torn in two
And the jellied brains of those who remain to put the finger right on you.
As the madmen play on words and make us all dance to their song,
To the tune of starving millions to make a better kind of gun."

--from 2 Minutes to Midnight
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REM "Leaving New York"

leaving was never my proud

I want to beat Michael Stipe with a stick whenever I hear that line in an otherwise lovely song.

You can hand that stick to me when you're done.
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Look at this photograph
Every time I do it makes me laugh
How did our eyes get so red
And what the hell is on Joey's head



Well, I don't know what on his head, Chad. I can't see the damn thing. Maybe music is the wrong medium for this sort of exhibition.
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The Irish have been coming here for years
Feel like they own the place
They got the airport, city hall, asphalt, dance floor, they even got the police
Irish, Italians, Jews and Hispanics
Religious nuts, political fanatics in the stew,
Living happily not like me and you
That's where I lost you... NewYork
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Fucking awful. Honestly. So bad.
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Look at this photograph
Every time I do it makes me laugh
How did our eyes get so red
And what the hell is on Joey's head



Well, I don't know what on his head, Chad. I can't see the damn thing. Maybe music is the wrong medium for this sort of exhibition.
I'll have a quesadilla?
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How did our eyes get so red
And what the hell is on Joey's head


I can't believe those are the actual third and fourth lines! I usually change the station after the second line.
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As much as this song rocks....

Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Can't stop addicted to the shin dig
Cop top he says I'm gonna win big
Choose not a life of imitation
Distant cousin to the reservation
Defunkt the pistol that you pay for
This punk the feeling that you stay for
In time I want to be your best friend
Eastside love is living on the westend
Knock out but boy you better come to
Don't die you know the truth is some do
Go write your message on the pavement
Burnin' so bright I wonder what the wave meant
White heat is screaming in the jungle
Complete the motion if you stumble
Go ask the dust for any answers
Come back strong with 50 belly dancers

The world I love
The tears I drop
To be part of
The wave can't stop
Ever wonder if it's all for you
The world I love
The trains I hop
To be part of
The wave can't stop
Come and tell me when it's time to

Sweetheart is bleeding in the snowcone
So smart she's leading me to ozone
Music the great communicator
Use two sticks to make it in the nature
I'll get you into penetration
The gender of a generation
The birth of every other nation
Worth your weight the gold of meditation
This chapter's going to be a close one
Smoke rings I know your going to blow one
All on a spaceship persevering
Use my hands for everything but steering
Can't stop the spirits when they need you
Mop tops are happy when they feed you
J. Butterfly is in the treetop
Birds that blow the meaning into bebop

The world I love
The tears I drop
To be part of
The wave can't stop
Ever wonder if it's all for you
The world I love
The trains I hop
To be part of
The wave can't stop
Come and tell me when it's time to

Wait a minute I'm passing out
Win or lose just like you
Far more shocking
Than anything i ever knew
How about you
10 more reasons
Why i need somebody new just like you
Far more shocking than anything I ever knew
Right on cue

Can't stop addicted to the shin dig
Cop top he says I'm gonna win big
Choose not a life of imitation
Distant cousin to the reservation
Defunkt the pistol that you pay for
This punk the feeling that you stay for
In time I want to be your best friend
Eastside love is living on the westend
Knock out but boy you better come to
Don't die you know the truth is some do
Go write your message on the pavement
Burnin' so bright I wonder what the wave meant

Kick start the golden generator
Sweet talk but don't intimidate her
Can't stop the gods from engineering
Feel no need for any interfering
Your image in the dictionary
This life is more than ordinary
Can I get 2 maybe even 3 of these
Come from space
To teach you of the pliedes
Can't stop the spirits when they need you
This life is more than just a read thru
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RHCP's whole discography is pretty much WTF when it comes to lyrics. Here's a particularly amusing section of the song Give It Away...

My mom I love her 'cause she love me
Long gone are the times when she scrub me
Feelin' good my brother gonna hug me
Drinkin' my juice young love chug-a-lug me
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Quote:
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RHCP's whole discography is pretty much WTF when it comes to lyrics.
Proving how lazy, trite, boring, and stale they can be and, more often than not, are.

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Re: Lyrics that make you go WTF!?!

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Man On The Edge - Iron Maiden
Once he built missiles a nation's defence
Now he can't even give birthday presents


Quest for Fire is worse than this (Bruce wrote the lyrics for this one, and it's pretty bad, usually Maiden have great lyrics)

In a time when dinosaurs walked the earth
When the land was swamp and caves were home
In an age when prize possession was fire
To search for landscapes men would roam.

Then the tribes they came to steal their fire
And the wolves they howled into the night
As they fought a vicious angry battle
to save the power of warmth and light.

Drawn by quest for fire
They searched all through the land
Drawn by quest for fire
Discovery of man.

And they thought that when the embers died away
That the flame of life had burnt and died
Didn't know the sparks that made the fire
Were made by rubbing stick and stone.

So they ploughed through the forest and swamps of danger
And they fought the cannibal tribes and beasts
In the search to find another fire
To regain the power of light and heat.

Drawn by quest for fire
They searched across the land
Drawn by quest for fire
Discovery of man.
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