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uncle squeegee
04-08-2008, 02:11 PM
Recent posts about bad songs and beautiful lyrics made me think of this:
Bad songs with one or two lines that rise above the rest of the song.

My entry: "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" by Meatloaf.
The line: "It was long ago and it was far away and it was so much better than it is today."

Little Nemo
04-08-2008, 02:46 PM
"Penny Lane" doesn't qualify as a bad song, but I've always thought the line about the nurse: And though she feels as if she's in a play/She is anyway was one of the best things Lennon ever wrote.

Peter Morris
04-08-2008, 02:55 PM
You think that's a bad song? It's full of great lyrics.

You haven't even chosen the best bit

I swore that I would love you to the end of time
So now I'm praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
I don't think that I can really survive.

uncle squeegee
04-08-2008, 03:17 PM
You think that's a bad song? It's full of great lyrics.

You haven't even chosen the best bit

Maybe "Cheesy" is a better description.

But I must admit it's a great road trip sing-along.

MadTheSwine
04-08-2008, 03:24 PM
"Penny Lane" doesn't qualify as a bad song, but I've always thought the line about the nurse: And though she feels as if she's in a play/She is anyway was one of the best things Lennon ever wrote.

I thought Paul wrote that song.

MadTheSwine
04-08-2008, 03:26 PM
Maybe "Cheesy" is a better description.

But I must admit it's a great road trip sing-along.

I would say funny(and a great lyric).It is a fun song,I like it.

fessie
04-08-2008, 03:28 PM
Pete Townsend's Slit Skirts has a nice bit:

And I know that when she thinks of me,
She thinks of me as "him"

Little Plastic Ninja
04-08-2008, 03:28 PM
2 AM is not in itself a bad song, but before this verse it's somewhat predictable alternative fare:

2 AM and I'm still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it's no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you'll use them, however you want to

Which gives me major shivers whenever I hear it and both tears me up and renews my huge girl crush on Anna Nalick whenever I see the video.

Ponch8
04-08-2008, 03:46 PM
"Jungle Love" by Steve Miller Band isn't that bad of a song, but it does have a classic line:
"The question to everyone's answer
is usually asked from within."
That line really makes you think.

WordMan
04-08-2008, 03:54 PM
"Penny Lane" doesn't qualify as a bad song, but I've always thought the line about the nurse: And though she feels as if she's in a play/She is anyway was one of the best things Lennon ever wrote.

I concur with Mad - to my knowledge that song is 100% Paul's...

And while the thread is looking for bad songs with good lyrics, I am still struck by the un-articulate-able perfection that is encapsulated in a different Beatles song:

She was just 17 - you know what I mean...

Oh yes - we know *exactly* what you mean...

(and while that WAS written by Paul, to my knowledge John gets credit for it because Paul had the line as filler, sang it when running through the song and apologized for the lyric, saying he'd change it. John said no that it was perfect as is - and he was right!)

Fourth Wall
04-08-2008, 05:25 PM
Debateable as to whether this is a bad song or not, but this is definitely a classic line:

"Well I'm not the world's most masculine man, but I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man, and so is Lola."

BubbaDog
04-08-2008, 06:02 PM
I've always liked a line from the old "Refreshments" song Bandito - "Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people"

"I've got the pistols so 'll take the Pesos. Yeah, that seems fair"

Peter Morris
04-08-2008, 06:27 PM
O' a' the toons that I've been in,
I dearly love Dundee,
It's there the bonnie lassie lives,
The lass I love to see.
Her face is fair, broon is her hair,
And dark blue is her e'e,
And aboon a' the lasses e'er I saw,
There's nane like her to me.


A few halfway decent lines of poetry written by ....

William Topaz McGonagal

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