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Lyrics That Are Wrong. AIBU?

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TiggyD Thu 13-Sep-12 20:28:02

Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchel
"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum.
And they charged all the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em."

Is it just me, or does that sound like really good value for money? They have all the trees! A complete monopoly and they only charge a dollar and a half. Maybe they make the money back on the gift shop and food and drink but even if they charge National Trust prices I still think it'll be a bargain day out.

PomBearWithAnOFRS Thu 13-Sep-12 20:30:02

I always thought it was "twenty five bucks just to see 'em"
I wonder if the price has gone up with cover versions over the years grin

TyrannoWearsGoldKnickers Thu 13-Sep-12 20:37:06


'Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you'.

What the fuck does that even mean? What a fucking silly instruction.

Susieloo Thu 13-Sep-12 20:43:52

Last gaga's 'marry the night' really gets on my nerves, every time I hear it I just want to shout 'well you can't so move on' it makes no sense at allangry

degutastic Thu 13-Sep-12 20:48:19

That awful Bruno Mars Marry You song drives me insane when it's on the radio - "is it that look in your eyes, or is it this dancing juice, who cares baby I think I want to marry you"

Seriously hmm being pissed sounds like an excellent reason to marry someone. Well done mate, you're a tosser.

TiggyD Thu 13-Sep-12 20:50:37

Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
"Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak
Somewhere in this town"

How many jails does that town have?

Cameraneverlies Thu 13-Sep-12 20:51:36

How the very flip can one set fire to the rain?

lovebunny Thu 13-Sep-12 20:52:32

'everywhere you go' always sounded like 'you always take the devil with you,' to me!

that tree thing was very worrying in the 70s.

devonshiredumpling Thu 13-Sep-12 20:54:03

i blame you for the moolit sky and the sleeping satellite??? WTF

TiggyD Thu 13-Sep-12 21:01:11

"Are we human or are we dancers?" - The Killers.

Isn't it possible to be both human and a dancer?

AuntLucyInPeru Thu 13-Sep-12 21:03:33

Worse than that, in think the lyric is, 'Are we human, or are we dance*r*'. WTF is that?!

ZillionChocolate Thu 13-Sep-12 21:05:44

On the Wombats first album one song refers to his GP having a PhD, possible, but unlikely, and another song refers to a stripper as a lady of the night. Really like the album but those two lines make my teeth itch.

ppppppppenguin Thu 13-Sep-12 21:06:26

also Bruno Mars marry you: "if you wake up and you wanna break up that's cool" what's the point in getting married then??

SillyBeardyDaddyman Thu 13-Sep-12 21:06:48

That stupid song about the girl who doesn't know she's beautiful and that's why she's beautiful. If you tell her she's beautiful then her reason for being beautiful disappears and she becomes ugly!

Pickles77 Thu 13-Sep-12 21:06:49

Gnarls barkley- crazy
I remember when, I remember when I lost my mind.

Errr if you've lost your mind how can you remember? hmm

Shakey1500 Thu 13-Sep-12 21:07:53

May I suggest the entire catalogue of Michael Bubble's lyrics? wink

ArtexMonkey Thu 13-Sep-12 21:11:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Lovelygoldboots Thu 13-Sep-12 21:12:46

It's clouds illusions I recall, in Both sides now, classic Joni Mitchell and is a really bonkers lyric.

Yourefired Thu 13-Sep-12 21:14:12

Whereever I lay my hat that's my home. What if you left it on the bus, would that be your home. You're a silly man.

BigHairyFlowers Thu 13-Sep-12 21:16:06

"See if I was in your blood, then you wouldn't be so ugly"

from Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy

which I know is not the point of the thread, but I would hate to pass up an opportunity to express my desire to jump up and down on Kid Creole's head.

And his coconuts too!


babybythesea Thu 13-Sep-12 21:16:41

The Spice Girls must get a mention surely - I really really really wanna what now?? If it is that important for you to share with me, then tell me precisely what you mean.

DrawnOnAndDogEared Thu 13-Sep-12 21:17:06

Squeeze - Up the junction

This morning at 4:50
I took her rather nifty
Down to an incubator
Where thirty minutes later
She gave birth to a daughter


diddl Thu 13-Sep-12 21:17:08

Macarthur Park!

PoshPaula Thu 13-Sep-12 21:17:14

Is it the BeeGees that sang 'More than a woman'. most misogynistic lyric ever.

MadStaringEyes Thu 13-Sep-12 21:18:54

Are we human, is a Hunter S. Thompson quote, here

And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas, what, not even on the atlas mountains? Never mind that most of Africa is south of the equator, so its summer there.

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