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Songwriting

It’s Only Words

Posted on 2007.04.01 at 13:36
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Deacon Blues - Steely Dan
AOL just posted a link to a site called Spinner.com, on which those fine folks have attempted to document the 20 worst song lyrics ever. Understand, they’re not talking about complete songs here, merely individual lines or couplets. You can see the list by CLICKING HERE.

For me, the list consisted of some songs I knew, some that I didn’t know, some choices I agreed with, and some that I did not. The one that resonated with me the most was their #1 pick – it’s a lyric from the song “Smooth Operator” by Sade. It’s one that bothered me when I first heard the song and though I’d never mentioned it to anyone else, I felt a sense of vindication when I saw it on the list. Specifically it’s the lyric, “Coast to coast, L.A. to Chicago…” Do we even need to get out the atlas for this one?

Comments:


beautifulsoup at 2007-04-01 18:44 (UTC) (Link)
That is not U2's worst lyric. I could make that list entirely out of bad U2 lyrics.

My all-time favorite lyric has to be from Kanye West's "Jesus Walks": "Like Kathie Lee needed Regis, that's the way I need Jesus." It never fails to amuse me.
Chuck
charlesofcamden at 2007-04-01 19:27 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't know that one. Wow. Now there's a memorable lyric. Yeah, I'm going with that adjective, memorable.
actuary67 at 2007-04-01 19:07 (UTC) (Link)

perhaps she means the "coast" of Lake Michigan ? :)

(probably not!)
Chuck
charlesofcamden at 2007-04-01 19:25 (UTC) (Link)
Funny you should bring that up -- my roommate and I just had discussion about that. We ultimately agreed that seas have coasts but lakes have shores, so we're not letting Sade off the hook!
jenniferblaufrau
jenniferblaufra at 2007-04-01 23:01 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. That gave me a good laugh. :)
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