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A thread for lyrical inconsistencies/utter baws in songs. Not dissimilar to the Pet Hates thread, but a little more specialist.

I'll start with the most obvious:

Another that irks me is Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak. Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak, somewhere in the town...

The fucking Jail would be a reasonable place to start investigating, cunt.

Anyone else get really annoyed by a particular lyric?

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The start of the B52's love shack.

'If you see a faded sign by the side of the road that says 15 miles miles to the looooove Shack!'

Then WHAT?!?!

The chorus of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Impression that I get.

Is it:

Never had to (referring to the situtation proposed in the verse); knock on wood (hoping that i never have to experience said situations).

Or:

Never had to knock on wood (I've never had to perform the action)

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"Zombie" came on the radio at the weekend & I forgot how shit it was -

"With their tanks and their bombs, And their bombs and their guns."

Ok, Cranberries, we get it - they have bombs, right?

However, the one I detest most is from Joan Osbourne (I had to google that) and is called "If God Was one of us" -

What if God was one of us

Just a slob like one of us

Just a stranger on the bus

Trying to make his way home

He's trying to make his way home

Back up to heaven all alone

Nobody calling on the phone

Except for the pope maybe in rome

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I only really noticed this one yesterday.

Oasis - Up In The Sky

"How does it feel, when you're inside me?"

Just realised how odd that sounds. Is Noel talking about someone pumping him?

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Another that irks me is Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak. Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak, somewhere in the town...

The fucking Jail would be a reasonable place to start investigating, cunt.

Maybe the Irish rocksters had dug a tunnel in a random direction and weren't quite sure where it would come out?

Far fetched?

Can't be any worse than the idea of a hole in a jail cell wall that you could drive a Scania through going undetected for 30+ years in the Shawshank Redemption...or the entire plot of Prison Break :)

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The Darkness - Growing On Me

"I want to banish you from whence you came".

Well you can't do that. You can banish something to whence it came (ie, get rid of it back to where it came from), but you can't banish it from whence it came. That means you don't want it to leave.

I'm still not sure if this one of the Darkness' "joke" lyrics, or if they're just dumb. It annoys me anyway.

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YouTube - Natasha Bedingfield - These Words

Also containing the line: "Read some Byron, Shelley and Keats; Recited it over a hip-hop beat"

Great shout. All her songs have really strange lyrics.

Lahndan singers tend to have annoying lyrics too. Lille Allen, that 'you think i'm so bittah' quine, etc.

I particularly hate 'Struggling with her bags from tesco'

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Lots of my least favourite songs are so awful because of their lyrics. Bad lyrics make a bad song truly objectionable. I'm trying not to think about them though. There's that Lily Allen song where she rhymes Tesco with al fresco. Don't make me think about that song. I really hate that song.

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