Worst lyrics in songs ?

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Worst lyrics in songs ?

Postby bruneau » Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:38 pm

Over here in Belgium there is a tendency to "translate" songs in Dutch or French language and most of the time it has nothing to do with the original song.
For example "Give me hope Johana" was "translated" in "Laat het gras maar groeien" wich means something like 'Let the grass grow' and became a very stupid meaningless song.

Do you know other songs with stupid lyrics in it ?
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RE: Worst lyrics in songs ?

Postby panhead74 » Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:32 pm

...ummm...

Me and you and a dog named boo?
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RE: Worst lyrics in songs ?

Postby ricochet » Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:49 am

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and little lamzy divy?

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."
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Postby badfinger » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:28 am

"Mairzy doats and dozy doats and little lamzy divy?"

Which is Tennesseean for:

"Mares eat oats, and does eat oats, but little lambs eat ivy..."

It goes on: "Diddley-divy doo, wuddle-oo"

Translation: "A kid'll eat ivy too, wouldn't you?".

Wonderful stuff!

How about:
"Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah and a brawla, brawla sooit..." ?

(I think it's somewhere near Gilligilliossenfefferkantzenellaboganbythesea...")

As to the subject title, I have problems with talking about "lyrics", per se, preferring the term "words": few songs adverted on this board can be regarded as lyrical.
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Postby jellyroll baker » Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:58 am

Ireallyreallyreallywannazigazigah?
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Postby stumblin » Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:16 am

This shouldn't really qualify as a "worst", but I think you'll see why it's here when you see it written down:
"If the kids are united, they will never be divided"!!!
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RE: Worst lyrics in songs ?

Postby badfinger » Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:59 am

"How do you do what you do to me?
I wish I knew
If I knew how you do it to me
I'd do it to you"
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RE: Worst lyrics in songs ?

Postby bruneau » Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:31 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Sep-29-05 AT 06:32 AM (EST)]This is only the title of the song

"Would You Rather Be a Colonel with an Eagle on Your Shoulder or a Private with a Chicken on Your Knee?"

You can guess the rest,I hope!!!
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Postby maxx england » Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:42 pm

I seem to remember Ella Fitzgerald singing " A tisket, a tasket, I bought my love a basket".
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Postby mickeypainless » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:25 pm

"I called da witch doctor, he told me what to do. He said....
"Oooo(ewww)EiOoooAhAhTingTangWallaWallaBingBangOoooEiOoooAhAhWalla and a WallaBingBangBoom....."

Can't remember fer the life of me who sang that but it was a hit in the early 60's
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Postby badfinger » Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:27 pm

"Can't remember fer the life of me who sang that but it was a hit in the early 60's"

It was the summer of 1958 (a very good year) and the song was by David Seville.. He didn't do much else as DS, but went on to make a load of money with "The Chipmunks".

There must have been something in the air that year, because it was also the year of

"It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater..."

by Sheb Wooley. (Don't know why, cos he did alright as an actor in "Stagecoach", "Giant", "War Wagon", "The Outlaw Josie Wales"; he also worked for years in the TV series "Rawhide".)
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Postby bruneau » Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:44 pm

"Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting ho ha..."
I think Carl Douglas was singing this?
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Postby jellyroll baker » Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:51 am

"Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like a bowl of soup,
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like a rolling hoop,
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like a ton of lead,
Wiggle - you can raise the dead."
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Postby srvlives » Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:48 am

"I'm the araldite,
for your broken dreams"

If you listen to F(*#k)M radio in Oz you've heard this shite......

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'Do the shing-a-ling now baby'
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Postby badfinger » Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:41 am

Whoops! Forgot about all those cowboy songs...

"Walk backwards when you leave me,
So I'll think you're coming home..."

"There are holes in the floor of heaven,
So mummy's tears can fall as rain..."

"If you want to keep your beer cold,
Put it next to my wife's heart..."
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