For some people the emphasis is always on the lyrics to a song and for others the focus is on the melody. But for these songs you can only imagine that they thought their audience only cared about the melody because there is little that makes sense about these lyrics.
1. NewsBoys “Shine”
The Newsboys were formed in 1985 in Australia and they have since become one of the best-selling Christian rock groups of all time. You would think with a following that large they would assume that someone somewhere is going to be paying attention to the lyrics, but perhaps not. Though it is pretty ingenious to suggest that vegetarians put hamsters on the bar be cue.
“And try as you may
there is no way
to explain the kinda change
that would make an eskimo renounce fur
that would make a vegetarian barbeque hamster
unless you can trace this about-face to a certain sign”
2. LL Cool J “Shake it Baby”
LL Cool J began making music at the young age of 16 and has since become a very well known rapper. He has released 12 albums since 1985 and he has even broke into acting making himself a big presence in both music and film. He is one of the best MCs in the world. You would think all of this great experience and talent would meant that he would be able to put together great rhymes that made sense but the lyrics for his song Shake it Baby really make you wonder.
Yellow canary, tennis bracelet necklace, knahmsayin?
Three quarter black mink; shades, canaries in both ears
Knahmsayin? Black Phantom, triple black, with the oak wood
Gucci shoes, that’s how I play
3. Beatles “I am the Walrus”
There is little doubt that the Beatles were one of the most popular and successful rock groups in history. There are few rock bands who have left such a strong legacy behind and who continue to inspire new musicians. But there is little doubt that some of their songs are just a little bit strange and this song is perhaps the most bizarre.
“Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody tuesday.
Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob.”
4. Scotty Vanity “I Like Your Hair”
Scotty Vanity is a very talented musician having taught himself piano and keyboards at the age of 5. He was 15 when he released his first single “I Like You Hair.” The song’s success is undoubtedly based on the catchy nature of the lyrics and the melody because it is certainly not because of the deep meaning behind the words.
“Hey there, I like your hair
Who does your hair?
I wanna go there
Pshyeah, I like your hair
Who does your hair?
I wanna go there”
5. Fluke “Absurd”
Fluke is an electronic rock band that was formed in the late 1980s. They were known for performing a wide variety of electronic music and have released 9 albums. Apparently lyrics do not matter as much as the electronic part of the music because these lyrics certainly do not make sense but then again that might be the point.
“King kong, in Cannes, on a date with Spiderman,
Dan Dare’s sitting there, scared by the killerteddy bears,
Down town, Mini Mouse is slippin micky’s in the famous grouse,
While Big Bird spreads the word,
Anybody with a heart votes love.
Judge Dredd, found dead, face down in Snoopy’s bed,
Outside, Tweetie pie’s, getting itchy on more supplies,
Meanwhile, Snow White getting ready for work tonight,
Turning tricks with crystal tips,
Trying to make the best of it’s absurd.”
6. Johnny Cash “I’ve been Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart”
Johnny Cash is truly an influential musician and few musicians will say that he was not one of their inspirations. He was known for his dedication to his music and his powerful lyrics. Though if all of his songs had lyrics like this one his career may have gone quite a bit differently.
“I’ve been washed down the sink of your conscience
In the theater of your love I lost my part
And now you say you’ve got me out of your conscience
I’ve been flushed from the bathroom of your heart”
7. Primus “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver”
Primus is a rock band that formed in the mid 1980s. They have a very diverse sound which allows them to really attract fans from a wide variety of genres. They have been described as a number of different thing in regard to their crazy approach to music and their bizarre melodies and lyrics. Not in the least of which is this song.
“Wynona’s got herself a big brown beaver
and she shows it off to all her friends.
One day, you know, that beaver tried to leave her,
So she caged him up with cyclone fence.
Along came Lou with the old baboon
And said “Recognize that smell?”
“Smells like seven layers,
That beaver eats Taco Bell.”
8. Frank Zappa & The Mothers “Montana”
Frank Zappa’s career spanned 30 years and he was considered to be one of the most original guitarists and composes of his time. Though they could not all be completely perfect and more than a few were just a little bit on the strange side. See if you can make sense of these lyrics.
“I might be movin’ to Montana soon
Just to raise me up a crop of
Raisin’ it up
Waxen it down
In a little white box
That I can sell uptown
By myself I wouldn’t
Have no boss,
But I’d be raisin’ my lonely
Author: Stephanie Schoppert — Copyrighted © roadtickle.com