Lyrics that "sound good" but are untrue or don't make sense...

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  1. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Silver Supporting Member

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    Of course, I hope for most of us, lyrics don't have to make sense. They might evoke feelings or images, create a little world of their own that take us away from the world of doing things by the book or else. They an make a kind of sense while at the same time seeming like non sense.

    Or sometimes they just fit the meter and rhyming scheme of the song, and the amount of space within a song there is to fill.



    Muddy Waters, Feel Like Going Home--

    Brooks run into the ocean, ocean run into the sea

    Maybe that's not quite the way we learned it in geography class! Our teachers did their job, but Muddy was a great teacher too, in his own way.
     
  2. stanshall

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    "Girl you thought he was a man but he was a muffin"

    /\ completely untrue: she thought he was a muffin but he actually was a man

    "No cries is heard in the night as a result of him stuffin'" : this part was true
     
  3. TopJimmy5150

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    I have a friend that wrote an entire song of just weird lines....it's funny as hell.... He had me add lead guitar to it.

    Gypsy Teeth
    You can set my alarm to 2, but don't wake me before noon
    If you want me to eat that evil spider stew, I prefer to use your spoon
    You can dance with me in your fishnets, but you have to wear the nose
    Bring me my flamenco dentures, so we can both bear down on the rose

    I'll put on my (something something) silk, with the plunging neckline reversed
    If you want me to see that evil mother's milk, I prefer that you light it first
    You can dance with me in your gypsy heels (I can't make out the next line)
    bring me my favorite cable, not that one...the one that played the major chord

    Set out my favorite Jesus ashtray, pour in a splash of kerosene
    I want to see your evil pinata sway, fill it with crack and benzadrine
    You can dance with me in your manteeya (???) but a jacket is required
    And bring me my leather tango jeans the ones with the lightning bolt up the side

    You can call my favorite swat team, we'll tell them that there's hostages inside
    If you want to marry an evil voodoo priest, I prefer that he be the bride
    You can dance with me and the dog, but put a movie on to distract the cat
    And bring me my Fender Ballerina, turn it up until it's feeding back

    https://soundcloud.com/jay-northrop/gypsy-teeth
     
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  4. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    prophetic +1
     
  5. Eric Rowland

    Eric Rowland Supporting Member

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    "In the garden district
    Where the plants grow strong and tall
    Behind the bush there lurks a girl
    Who makes them strong and tall
    The villagers call her
    Quicklime girl..... behind her back
    Quicklime girl..... behind the bush
    Quicklime girl
    She's the mistress of the salmon salt"
     
  6. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    I cringe when this band comes on
     
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  7. hank57

    hank57 Silver Supporting Member

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    Every picture tells a story.

    Well that does not work when it’s Ellsworth Kelly’s stupid canvases with one dang color. Can’t stand his art.
     
  8. Lance

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    Roger Waters Final Cut, "Breznev took Afghanistan." The Russians pulled out and failed, just as we did because of the extensive underground cave network. They know it, we don't.
     
  9. jimijimmyjeffy

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    Nobody said anything about those issues. Just neutrally responding to the OP's request. Lecture unnecessary therefore. Been a Yes fan since the 70s.
     
  10. HugoTheCat

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    It appears that you know the muffin man. Impressed.
     
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  11. gretschplayer

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    You remember the artist's name and particular works. There's a story in there.
     
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  12. stanshall

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    some cats I know lived next door to him, you know, in Drury Lane
     
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  13. Jimmy_Rage

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    Invisible blades penetrate
    Whereas stabwounds are not detectable

    Stabwound

    The blade that stabs a back
    Unsuspecting, forms the symbolic...

    Stabwound

    There is no shield to protect from
    Attacks led by the ones one used to trust

    Stabwound

    The blade that stabs a back
    Unsuspecting, forms the symbolic...


    I find this idiotic as hell.
     
  14. crossbones

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    I thought,
    there's no one out there who would take my post seriously.
    Wow...
     
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    If only there was some way to know if a poster is posting a sarcastic post.....:sarcasm
     
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    "you could hear me screaming a mile away As I was headed out towards the door"

    How could anyone a mile away hear him if he was still inside?
     
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    Us alcoholics sometimes have some really good advice about staying sober.
     
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    Don't try to deny this lyrical knowledge.......

     

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