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MartianJoeyWinson
Jan 14th, 2003, 02:10 AM
We'll get this straight. The most lazy example of song lyrics is

"Put your hands up in the air, and wave them like you just don't care". (lyrics may vary)

Usually used by rather inept rappers who start to freestyle but then use that line as a bail-out when they realise it's all going belly up, or used by boy bands who try to rap.

Other examples of lazy lyrics...

Rhyming the word "waiting" with "anticipating" and "hesitating".

Persistent rhyming of words ending in "ation" (See Sum41, Stereo MC's, The Shamen)

Every lyric Avril Lavigne has written or will ever write.

toreador
Jan 14th, 2003, 02:13 AM
i agree with u about avril lavigne

Car Key Boi
Jan 14th, 2003, 02:18 AM
Song writing law #345

'years' must always be used to rhyme with 'tears'

MartianJoeyWinson
Jan 14th, 2003, 02:27 AM
D'yknow what? I think if we continue to contribute to this thread, we could possibly write a song (probably a ballad more than likely but with a rap bit in the middle for the "hands in air, wave like dont care" bit)...

"years" can be rhymed with "fears" too but "tears" always seems to be used. Why not use "Beers", "rears", "Tangires", or "gears".

toreador
Jan 14th, 2003, 02:28 AM
so we're gonna be songwriters?

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jan 14th, 2003, 05:47 AM
I hate whenever an artist can't find a rhyme for 'life' and says 'wife' gggggggggrrrr

Hurley
Jan 14th, 2003, 06:36 AM
Avril Lavigne truly is a very lazy lyricist. I like the part in "I'm With You" where she tells us:

yeah yeah yeah/a-yeah yeah/a-yeah yeah/a-yeah yeah/yeaaah!

Also poor are all of these techno songs which have the one verse repeated three times. Like that's supposed to fool me!

King Satan
Jan 14th, 2003, 06:37 AM
"Put your hands up in the air, and wave them like you just don't care". Pure Genius :D

yeah! hurley

Hurley
Jan 14th, 2003, 06:38 AM
Also, when she rhymes "TV" with "MTV" in "Sk8r Boi." I mean...genius worthy of Donne.

gentenaire
Jan 14th, 2003, 06:52 AM
"an eagle flies"(+ variations) I've always wondered what that eagle's doing there

"the skies are blue"

or how about this classic? (sorry Sarah)
"boom boom boom boom, I want you in my room"

Car Key Boi
Jan 14th, 2003, 06:55 AM
"he was the Car Key Boi ! she said see yuo later boi !..... he wasn't good enough for her"

"down in the parking lot ! he used to frown a lot ! .... keying up the car of hers"

- Car Key Boi :cool:

gentenaire
Jan 14th, 2003, 07:05 AM
"he was the Car Key Boi ! she said C U later boi !..... he wasn't good enough for her"

"down in the parking lot ! he used 2 frown a lot ! .... keying up the car of hers"

this is cooler :cool:

Car Key Boi
Jan 14th, 2003, 07:16 AM
Originally posted by Beggin' Beguine
"he was the Car Key Boi ! she said C U later boi !..... he wasn't good enough for her"

"down in the parking lot ! he used 2 frown a lot ! .... keying up the car of hers"

this is cooler :cool:

honey, i think this could be the start of very successful relationship, yuo and I, we could be the next Lennon/McCartney

- Car Key Boi :cool:

Mitch01
Jan 14th, 2003, 07:25 AM
How about...'la la la, la la la la la la la la, la la la la la' 'set me free, set me freeeeee...stay forever, and ever, and ever, and ever....la la la...' courtesy of the gorgeous, but musically challenged, Kylie Minogue ;)

Viva
Jan 14th, 2003, 07:42 AM
Hey Kylie's great!!

"I should be so lucky
lucky lucky lucky
I should be so lucky in looooooooove"

See!

But seriously, I love Kylie's music so BACK OFF! ;)

JonBcn
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:09 AM
Listen to Coldplay - they annoy me so much. They get so much credit and their lyrics are shit. Every line of every song has to rhyme.

Troub-awl!
Bubb-awl!


Ugh, I hate that guy.

JonBcn
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:10 AM
oh, and anybody who ever talks about 'being in da house tonight'

Princess Fiona
Jan 14th, 2003, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by JonBcn
Listen to Coldplay - they annoy me so much. They get so much credit and their lyrics are shit. Every line of every song has to rhyme.

Troub-awl!
Bubb-awl!


Ugh, I hate that guy.

:sad:

Bryan Adams: "Let's make this a night to remember/From January to December"

Bryan Adams!! :sad: :fiery:

I apologise to any fans of the man, but, noooooooo!!!

JonBcn
Jan 14th, 2003, 11:04 AM
Songs about getting parties started suck too (and that didnt just start with Pink, she's the latest in a long line of offenders)!


The worst lyric of all time award goes to Sheryl crow for the following:

"I dont have digital
I dont have diddly squat..."

Beat
Jan 14th, 2003, 11:10 AM
i always go grrrrrrr :mad: when someone rhymes "sky" with "high". stand up, oasis! actually, we could fill a whole thread with oasis-couplets.

Princess Fiona
Jan 14th, 2003, 11:17 AM
No no no no no no no no no no no no there's no liiiimittttttt!!

:bounce: ;)

Techno techno techno technooooooo!!

:cool: ;)

MartianJoeyWinson
Jan 14th, 2003, 02:26 PM
Infact Cathy Dennis wrote "Can't get you out of my head"..

One of the most "you've gotta hand it to him for trying" lyrics is Roger Miller for attempting to rhyme "purple" with "maple syruple"...

Hurley
Jan 14th, 2003, 05:03 PM
Matchbox 20 songs also make me recoil in horror quite often. The opening two lines of "Real World" have made me fire my cannons into my car stereo on more than one occasion. I can't even type them, they're so awful.

:fiery: at Jon for bashing Coldplay :mad:

Zamboni
Jan 14th, 2003, 06:56 PM
All techno/house/trance/however-you-want-to-call-it lyrics are terrible ;)

Tammy
Jan 14th, 2003, 07:20 PM
"I wonder what its like to be the rainmaker, I wonder what its like to know that i made the rain" :o;):angel:

.. oh and following those lovely *cough* lyrics are some more choice words: ;)
"i'd store it in boxes with little yellow tags on everyone and you can come and see them when im done - when im done"

*vomits* :p

:angel:

Hurley
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:02 PM
GAH!

*aims cannon at Tammy*

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jan 14th, 2003, 09:03 PM
I can't believe no one mentioned the most notorious!:::

blah blah blah blah blah, ooooooohh baby

or

baby baby, blah blah blah

or

blah blah blah, bbaaaaaaaaabbbyyy

or

yeah, baby

or

blah blah blah, baby, blah blah blah


... Baby can come in so many forms

Dirty Sanchez
Jan 14th, 2003, 09:05 PM
Worst lyrics ever has to go to that oh so annoying boyband 5ive who told us "wiggy wiggy, I'm getting Jiggy".

Yes, this group topped the UK charts many times!

Snuffkin
Jan 14th, 2003, 09:06 PM
My particular favourite is from Carly Simon's 'Nobody Does It Better'. Admittedly the song is great, but please a line of:
'The way that you hold me
Whenever you hold me'
just sounds like she couldn't be bothered to complete the line properly.

Dirty Sanchez
Jan 14th, 2003, 09:11 PM
Eiffel 65's Blue had terrible lyrics as well, it was basically

I'm blue da ba de da be dy oh da be dda be dy da be da da ba dy

Lot of thought clearly went into the song.

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jan 14th, 2003, 09:14 PM
hahaha, this:::

Britney Spears "Hit Me Baby One More Time"

oh baby baby, how was I supposed to know
that somethin' wasn't right here
oh baby baby, I shouldn't have let you go
but now you're out of sight

wow, what tedious effort! LOL!

adss
Jan 14th, 2003, 09:22 PM
worse line ever: "i'm not a girl, not yet a woman"

Emola
Jan 14th, 2003, 09:59 PM
I dont know if its lazy but its stupid :o David Sneddon rhyming cafe with coffee.:o

Tammy
Jan 15th, 2003, 01:10 AM
Originally posted by Hurley
*aims cannon at Tammy*

:sad: - stop abusing me *slap**slap**slap*:mad:


:angel:

~ The Leopard ~
Jan 15th, 2003, 08:09 AM
Ebony and Ivory live together in perfect harmony
side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don't we?

We all know that people are the same where ever we go
There is good and bad in ev'ryone,
we learn to live, we learn to give
each other what we need to survive together alive.

Ebony and Ivory live together in perfect harmony
side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord why don't we?

Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony
Ebony, ivory, ooh

We all know that people are the same where ever we go
There is good and bad in ev'ryone,
we learn to live, we learn to give
each other what we need to survive together alive.

Ebony and Ivory live together in perfect harmony
side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord why don't we?

Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony (repeat and fade)</

===========================================

Why the fuck would we want to live on Paul McCartney's keyboard anyway? It would get awfully cramped.

:confused:

Princess Fiona
Jan 15th, 2003, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by Clijsters Fan
Eiffel 65's Blue had terrible lyrics as well, it was basically

I'm blue da ba de da be dy oh da be dda be dy da be da da ba dy

Lot of thought clearly went into the song.

I have a blue house with a blue window
Blue is the colour, I thought that I wearrrrrr!!

;)

I actually like this song... :cool: Who CARES about lyrics, huuuuh? :p ;)

MartianJoeyWinson
Jan 15th, 2003, 04:40 PM
Waaaawaaaawaaaaaawaaaaawaaa,
Unbelievable...
Waaaawaaawaawaaaaaa!
Unbelievable...

(I like that song)

Dirty Sanchez
Jan 15th, 2003, 06:42 PM
Lol one of my favourite songs, Coal Chamber - Tragedy, features the lyrics on the first post!

"Waiting, anticipating & coping with tears"

Oh well, I still like the song! ;)

MartianJoeyWinson
Jan 15th, 2003, 07:02 PM
Quoting labels is another very lazy rap technique... usually mentioned are Gucci, Prada and DKNY. And Bentleys.

Moving off lyrics for a bit, remember when almost every R&B song started with a harpsichord intro as though it was f**king mandatory? And moaning about "ain't got no money"...

Wyclef's "One Time" is another example of laziness, but at teh same time "Killing me softly" wouldn't have been the same record without it :)

Dirty Sanchez
Jan 15th, 2003, 07:19 PM
Lol @ Bentleys :)!

It's so true, every rap song mentions them at least 4 times!

Kisha
Jan 15th, 2003, 10:06 PM
guys, arent we all forgetting the wonderful lyrics to 'Life' by Des'ree?:p :p

'I'm affraid of the dark,
specially when i'm in a park,
and theres no-one else around, ooh i get the shivers!
I dont want a see a ghost,
thats the sight that i fear most,
i'd rather have a piece of toast,
what the evening news!

Life, oh life, oh lifffffe, oh life
do do do do
Life, oh life, oh liffffe, oh life
do do do do

etc....

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Jan 15th, 2003, 10:07 PM
don't be fooled by the rocks that i got, i'm still (i'm still) jenny from the block......
used to have little now have a lot.........

:p

Tammy
Jan 15th, 2003, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by Martian Marri
don't be fooled by the rocks that i got, i'm still (i'm still) jenny from the block......
used to have little now have a lot.........

*shudders* :sad:

*slap* - i hate and yes i mean HATE!! her f***** music :mad::sad:

:angel:

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Jan 15th, 2003, 10:35 PM
wtf where you slapping me for....... :eek: :o :o

*slap* now, get down on your knees you diRRty girl!

:angel:

Tammy
Jan 15th, 2003, 10:38 PM
:o:o
.. er idk i just had the urge to slap you maybe? :confused:

.. and :worship: just for you ;):o:angel:

:p

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Jan 15th, 2003, 10:45 PM
idk? what's that?? lol :o

urge to slap me ey?....... :o :cool:

:worship:

Tammy
Jan 15th, 2003, 10:57 PM
idk = i dont know ..hmm *pat* *pat* - so its been a long day or night has it? :p:angel:

aww look at your lil cute icon ;)http://www.diamondtalk.com/forums/images/smilies/cheerleader.gif

Sridevi
Jan 15th, 2003, 11:10 PM
Worst lyrics ever by Wyclef:

Just because she dance the Go-GO
Don't mean that she's a ho no

MartianJoeyWinson
Jan 15th, 2003, 11:17 PM
Kisha, I think Des'ree 's song was a bit tongue in cheek...

However she did do

"Money don't make my world go round,
I'm reaching out to a higher ground"

toreador
Jan 17th, 2003, 08:58 PM
how about jennifer lopez's 'baby i love u'

Boy I never knew I could feel
The way I felt, when I felt
They way you were feelin me baby

Keith
Jan 17th, 2003, 09:55 PM
I never understood some of savage garden's pathetic lyrical indecency!

I like them but.....

Laying in ocean with you until the sky falls down? (courtesy of truly madly deeply, or as I refer to it, 'the boo hoo song')

Yeah ok, but before that, you'd probably die of a)hypothermia b) starvation c)high tide or exposure...so many things. Just not the way I'd want to be stuck with a person that I love.

MartianJoeyWinson
Jan 18th, 2003, 01:00 AM
Keith, that song is about committing suicide...

Fieke
Jan 18th, 2003, 01:05 AM
How about this one? Don't get it how on earth this song made it to the top spot in the UK charts :confused:

The Cheeky Song

I never ever ask where do you go
I never ever ask what do you do
I never ever ask whatís in your mind
I never ever ask if youíll be mine
Come and smile donít be shy
Touch my bum this is life.

Oooooh

We are the cheeky girls
We are the cheeky girls
You are the cheeky boys
You are the cheeky boys
We are the cheeky girls
We are the cheeky girls
You are the cheeky boys
You are the cheeky boys

(song goes on and on and reapeats the word cheeky for about a milllion times)