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Song lyrics that infuriate you

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JimmyJabs Sat 19-Sep-20 11:32:28

I'm sure this has been done before but I just heard Moonlight Shadow on the radio and it's set me right off. "4am in the morning"! A.m. MEANS morning, Oldfield, you oaf. It's tautological and really pissing annoying.

Also, Razorlight's woeful effort "I met a girl, she asked me my name, I told her what it was".

Share your annoyances so that we can all be enraged too!

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iklboo Sat 19-Sep-20 11:35:27

Babooshka - Kate Bush

'Just like his wife before she freezed on him'


sunnysidegold Sat 19-Sep-20 12:07:22

I think i heard this on the radio....but it's an ed sheeran song where the line goes :

"She handed me a bottle of water filled with tequila"

The listener was arguing that it should be a "water bottle filled with tequila" because surely a bottle can't be a bottle of water and tequila at the same time.

Also Mr sheeran, "we push and pull like two magnets do" annoys me but I don't really know why.

I don't have anything against his music really, just those two lines.

Frownette Sat 19-Sep-20 12:15:22

Ex used to play a song quite a lot and some of the lyrics were irritating:

Josie's on a vacation far away, come around and talk it over. So many things that I want to say, you know I like my girls a little bit older

Josie being girlfriend.

Some of the other lyrics were I just want to use your love tonight and as you leave me please can you close the door

just because I'm wrong that don't mean you're right

QuentinQuarantino Sat 19-Sep-20 12:21:02

I'm a huge Lady Gaga fan but on the track Free Woman on Chromatica she sings:

So light up my body
And kiss me, too hardly

Makes me wince 😫

JaneJeffer Sat 19-Sep-20 12:24:16

"A few questions that I need to know" by All Saints. Answers is what you need.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 19-Sep-20 12:42:47

The one that goes ‘ if you receive your calling before i awake, could i make it through the night’
Cherish - kool and the gang

Tigger03 Sat 19-Sep-20 12:44:59

Carly Rae Jepson call me maybe ‘who gave you eyes like that, said you could keep them’

Who is giving and then stealing eyes?!

SantanaBinLorry Sat 19-Sep-20 12:46:25

Are we human or are we dancer?

wtf are you on about!?

MiddleOfThePack Sat 19-Sep-20 12:49:50

Can't stand 'Hallelujah', by Leonard Cohen. Nasty vicious lyrics and if anyone else sings it on rubbish talent shows I'll scream!

Along with Nessun Dorma: There are other songs out there you know.

Frownette Sat 19-Sep-20 12:52:40


Can't stand 'Hallelujah', by Leonard Cohen. Nasty vicious lyrics and if anyone else sings it on rubbish talent shows I'll scream!

Along with Nessun Dorma: There are other songs out there you know.

Oh I like hallelujah (when Jeff Buckley sings it), I'll go back and read the lyrics, thanks

Mamette Sat 19-Sep-20 12:53:22

My Sharona

^Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind
I always get it up, for the touch of the younger kind^

Ugh. Why are they still playing it on the radio.

Mamette Sat 19-Sep-20 12:53:36

Italics fail ^

TinyMetalBirds Sat 19-Sep-20 12:54:13

There is a lovely Richard Thompson song called Beeswing, about the singers lost love who was independent and restless, and how he regrets being too much of a square for her, but whenever I listen to it I just think the woman sounds like a fucking nightmare and he made the right decision.

JimmyJabs Sat 19-Sep-20 12:54:34

There's one called Spanish Eyes, can't remember who sings it, which has the lyric "Say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me". What situation might arise where she would wait for him but her eyes wouldn't, or vice versa?

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Frownette Sat 19-Sep-20 12:57:02

My Sharona is a tricky one because the song's so catchy grin

But yeah lyrics are actually horrid. Someone did a version of it to My Corona with the pandemic

NeedToKnow101 Sat 19-Sep-20 12:57:44


Are we human or are we dancer?

wtf are you on about!?

This always reminds me of a colleague, sadly deceased now. Every time senior management made another shit decision or announcement she would quote that and start laughing. Always tickled me.

FlouncerInDenial Sat 19-Sep-20 12:57:47

Vogue by madonna.
She sings Harliw, Jean so it can rhyme with magazine. Annoys me intensely.

I recently googled the lyrics to john Wayne is big leggy by hazy fantazy (a minor hit in the 80s). My god, the lyrics are hideously politically incorrect now

woodhill Sat 19-Sep-20 12:58:10

And Centre Fold is a bit like my Sharona - sleezey

FlouncerInDenial Sat 19-Sep-20 12:58:58

Harlow blush

FlouncerInDenial Sat 19-Sep-20 13:00:59

There's soooo many sleazy songs out there - loads and loads which are paedophillic now. Young girl, don't stand so close to me, to name but too

Drawmelikeoneofyourfrenchgirls Sat 19-Sep-20 13:01:20

The Ed Sheeran song where he says ‘dancing in the dark, with you between my arms’ between his arms?? Should it not be in his arms? I always have visions of him dancing with his arms outstretched and her just shuffling in the middle. Makes me really irrationally angry

FlouncerInDenial Sat 19-Sep-20 13:01:34

I can write, honest

woodhill Sat 19-Sep-20 13:01:49

Turning Japanese by the Vapors

I've got your picture, I've got your picture
I'd like a million of you all 'round my cell
I want the doctor to take your picture
So I can look at you from inside as well

Last line makes me feel nauseous

AWiseWomanOnceSaidFuckThisShit Sat 19-Sep-20 13:04:13

Little Mix, Black Magic "come and get it at a knockdown price"

So you're cheap then?!

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