Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Favorite song lyrics of all time, the IA edition.

The people of the U.K. has a lot of time on their hands and they love to take polls on some of the most meaningless things. The latest meaningless poll is the U.K.’s favorite song lyric. U2’s “One” contains their favorite lyric, “One life, with each other, sisters, brothers.” I guess that is alright. It seems that the U.K. is an upbeat nation of music lovers.

That is until we get to the U.K.’s second favorite song lyric from The Smiths’ “How Soon is Now” with “So you go and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home, and you cry, and you want to die.” There you have it, the yin and the yang.

I wonder what my favorite song lyric is. AC/DC’s “Let Me Put My Love into You” with “Let me cut your cake with my knife” is pretty good, but favorite? No.

Perhaps a more obscure lyric from an obscure band the Eagles of Death Metal’s “Wastin’ Time” with “Wastin my time, Lord, wastin my time, with no ambition than to waste some more.” That says it all.

I think we may need to explore a couple of the greatest lyricists of all time, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss.

Here’s a good one from “Heaven’s on Fire,” “Baby don't stop,
take it to the top, eat it like a piece of cake.”
It seems metallers love to use cake in their metaphors for sex.

I believe my favorite song lyric of all time is actually a verse from Kiss’ “C’Mon and Love Me.” It goes a little something like this,

“I'm a man, I'm no baby
And you're lookin' every inch a lady
You're good lookin' and you're lookin' like you should be good
You were distant, now you're nearer
I can feel your face inside the mirror
The lights are out and I can feel you, baby, with my hand.”

It doesn’t get much better than that, my friends. Rock on!!!!


BRATCH said...

What about The Doors "Riders on the Storm" with the lyric "There's a killer on the road, his brain is squirming like a toad."

Piccu said...

We may have a new winner, I love that lyric. Only Jim Morrison could sing that and not get laughed off the stage.

Travis said...

Here's a couple of my favorite lyrics off the top of my head. Now I can see you're trying to think of crazy lyrics and I'm not keeping up with your theme, but I'm just throwing these out here anyway.

"Honey I'm a 'pass' and you're a 'catch' and we're a perfect match." -Nickle Creek

"Open up that book you keep deep inside and let the pages yellow in the sun" -Tonic

"It’s a 7-11
Do you wanna take a walk outside
If you want a burrito
You can have another bite of mine
It could last you forever" -Pete Yorn (that's more like what you guys have come up with)

BRATCH said...

Then there is Jethro Tull's "Aqualung" line of "Snot is running down his nose!"

And pretty much the entire first album by The Darkness.

Piccu said...

Here are some other great lyrics.

Alice Cooper, "Cold Ethyl"
"Ah one thing no lie Ethyl's frigid as an eskimo pie
She's cool in bed she's gotta be 'cuz Ethyl's dead"

My favorite Guns n Roses lyrics from "Nighttrain."
"Well I'm a west coast struttin'
One bad mother
Got a rattlesnake suitcase
Under my arm
Said I'm a mean machine
Been drinkin' gasoline
An honey you can make my motor hum"

Here is the whole lyrical content of the Queens of the Stone Age song "Feel Good Hit of the Summer"
"Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol.

We may have a new leader in favorite lyric, I don't even have to tell you the artist or the song.

"This sh-- is bananas B-A-N-A-N-A-S"

Orelinde_03 said...

I can't believe you're all forgetting :The Knack's 'My Sharona'!

Oh my little pretty one, pretty one
When you gonna give me some time Sharona
When you make my motor run, my motor run
Gun it coming, off the line Sharona

*Never gonna stop, give it up
Such a dirty mind, always get it up
For the touch of the younger kind
My my my i yi woo
My my my my Sharona

Come a little closer huh, ah will ya huh,
Close enough to look in my eyes Sharona
Keeping it a mystery gets to me
Running down the length of my thighs Sharona