Thursday, July 28, 2005

More Lyrics

Here are additional lyrics which should have been in my list of Lyrics I Wish I Had Written:

Between the horses of love and lust
We are trampled underfoot.

U2, “So Cruel”

I’m tired of laughing,
and I’m tired of crying.
I’m tired of failing,
and I’m tired of all this trying.
I wanna do some living
cuz I’ve done enough dying—
I just wanna dance
I just wanna fucking dance!

Wayne G mix of “I Just Wanna Fucking Dance” from Jerry Springer - The Opera

But on the other side of the lyrical pendulum, I always cringe whenever I hear the following lines, some of them from songs I like. Maybe it’s the sentiment, maybe it’s the way it was written, or maybe the words just don’t make sense. Whether in form or content let me call them the:

Lines I’m Embarrassed To Sing Out Loud

See me sitting in the palm tree,
Waiting for those little words from you
People laugh and point their fingers,
Like I was a monkey at the zoo
But I will stay here, among my coconuts
So you will know dear, you’re everything I've got

ABBA, “Sitting In The Palm Tree”

Get out of my dreams,
Get into my car (beep-beep-ooh-yeah!)

Billy Ocean, “Get Out Of My Dreams, Get Into My Car”

The reflex is an only child, he’s waiting by the park;
The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark.
And watching over lucky clover, isn’t that bizarre?
Every little thing the reflex does
Leaves you answered with a question mark.

Duran Duran, “The Reflex”

Don’t want to be in public,
My head is full of chopstick, I don’t like it.

Duran Duran, “(I’m Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement”

You’re looking good just like a snake in the grass,
One of these days you’re gonna break your glass.
Don’t bring me down.

Electric Light Orchestra, “Don’t Bring Me Down”

(The next quote I have no problem with the writing; it’s the sentiment that gets me cringing.)
Hello, I'm just a fool who’s willing to sit around and wait for you.
But baby can’t you see, there's nothin’ else for me to do—
I’m hopelessly devoted to you.

Olivia Newton-John, “Hopelessly Devoted To You”

You’ve got the look, you’ve got the hook
U sho’ nuf do be cookin’ in my book
Your face is jammin’
Your body’s heck-a-slammin’
If love is good, let’s get 2 rammin’
U got the look, u got the look

Prince, “U Got The Look”

Baby knows I like to be excited,
No one wants to fight it,
It’s getting late so I’ll just demonstrate
Don’t cry now
Don’t cry now

At the end of the day makin’ love to the paper moon

Robin Gibb, “Boys Do Fall In Love”

Magenta feelings take up shelter
In the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic a cherry cola

Savage Garden, “I Want You”

I’m sure you have your own lines too.

6 Comments:

Blogger sky said...

Pansin ko di mo hilig ang Achtung Baby.

6:22 PM  
Blogger McVie said...

Hahahaha! Actually I already had "One" in the first list, I just forgot to include this other snatch of lines.

But yes, for me "Achtung Baby" is my most favorite U2 album, more than "Joshua Tree".

6:41 PM  
Blogger slim whale said...

this is probably the worst lyrics i've ever heard. it's from a filipino singer a few years back:

"when you need a friend
that you can depend (sic)
you can count on me
and i will be your best friend"

and this is my fave:

"How do you measure a year in your life?
in diapers, report cards, in speeding tickets?
in contracts, dollars, in funerals in births?
In five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes,
how do you measure a year in your life?
how about love?
Measure in love...seasons of love."

10:55 PM  
Blogger sky said...

slim, naaalala ko yan. ha ha! i've heard one from a girl while riding the ikot:

"when you need a friend
that you can depend
you can count on me
because you're my boy friend"

10:08 AM  
Blogger slim whale said...

hahahha! classic!!!

10:21 AM  
Blogger oliver said...

Ano yung kay Jewel... Hands! "My hands are small, I know. But they're not yours, they are my own..." Hehehe :)

12:56 PM  

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