Q Magazine wrote:The worst lyrics of all time
Today BBC 6 Music are to announce the worst song lyric of all time. Surely Snap have to win with their immortal, "I'm as serious as cancer" line? Oasis ought to be ranked highly, too - in fact you could probably fill an entire Top 10 with Noel Gallagher howlers. How about this bit of doggerel from Don't Go Away, which features perhaps the laziest chorus ever written:
"So don't go away, say what you say
But say that you'll stay
Forever and a day."
Rubbish. Anyway, here's the shortlist...
1. 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
2. Snap - Rhythm is a Dancer
I'm as serious as cancer when I say rhythm is a dancer
3. 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
4. Razorlight - Somewhere Else
And I met a girl
She asked me her name
I told her what it was
5. Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know?
And fiery 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. Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Slowly walking down the hall
Faster than a cannonball
Where were you while we were getting high?
7. 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
8. Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
9. 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 Killimanjaro rises like Olympus over the Serengheti
10. U2 - Elevation
I've got no self-control
Been living like a mole now, going down
High and high in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly, so high
They're pretty high on themselves across the pond.
I say, there's plenty of shitty American lyrics that can easily top most of these entries.
I'm calling bullshit on "War Pigs" and I like that "Where were you while we were getting high" line on "Champagne."
Totally agree with that Duran Duran line. I remember thinking the exact same thing as a teenager when it came out.
I really like The Raconteurs, but for fucks sake, "Intimate Secratary" does have some of the worst lyrics ever. I was reminded of this when someone else posted them on Q:
"I've got a rabbit it likes to hop
I've got a girl and she likes to shop
This ringing in my ears won't stop
I've got a red Japanese tea-pot
I've got a pen but I lost the top"