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worst lyrics ever written by a bass player

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by jake3, Jan 5, 2014.


  1. jake3

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    "Her hair glistens like robins on a deck
    Branches attack me from her neck
    She's so fine"
     
  2. trevcda

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    I always throw them away before anybody can see them.
     
  3. Bassist4Eris

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    Yeah, I always wondered what was up with those words. My favorite example comes from Jason Newstead, when he was with Flotsam and Jetsam. The song, "Metalshock", details what happens after World War III when we're all dead, but all of the stray radiation gathers into a being called Atomchild, who brings humanity back to life with the awesome power of metal: "The power chords raise the dead/ The people come alive.... banging their heads!!!!"
     
  4. jake3

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    I love me some Noel as much as anyone, but "Branches attack me from her neck, She's so fine"? Could be the worst single line of lyrics ever written.

    Certainly by a bass player.

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  6. Big_Fat_Dynamo

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    I want some of whatever he's smoking....
     
  7. relayer66

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    Must have been a bad trip.
     
  8. snarebear

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    A song by Thin Lizzy(who I like alot) Romeo. Chorus goes something like" Romeo, all alone in his homeo" or something like that. Makes me cringe every time I hear it.
     
  9. BioWeapon

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    Branches attack me from her neck?
    100% metal lyrics.
     
  10. nysbob

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    I heard that one on radio fairly recently. Not only are the lyrics awful, the vocal is too. I think Jimi was just trying to be nice and let Noel have a tune so he could get some mechanicals.
     
  11. pfox14

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    Songwriting was definitely not Noel Redding's forte, but I guess Hendrix felt obligated to include some of his songs on their albums.

    Not sure about the worst lyrics ever by a bass player, but the best lyrics belong to Geezer Butler. Amazing lyric writer.
     
  12. robd

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    "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"

    written by Sting
     
  13. Rickengeezer

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    It does have more syllables than "Ob La Di, Ob La Da"....
     
  14. nysbob

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    "we united just beside a leaf...."


    Ick
     
  15. Rocker949

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    It's possible he may have tried to fool himself for a while, but it's pretty obvious that Noel Redding didn't consider himself a very good singer or songwriter. That's probably why he got Dave Clarke (not of the Dave Clarke Five) to be the lead singer in Noel's last actual band (in Ireland.) Most of the songs Noel did try to write and sing were acid rock type songs with nonsensical lyrics. Here is an example from 1972, a song Noel wrote and sang with his 3-piece band Road. Noel is on bass with Leslie Sampson on drums and Rod Richards on lead guitar.


     
  16. Flabass

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    It's actually "all alone on his owneo." Bad, Bad.
     
  17. icecycle66

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    Any lyrics I've ever written.
     
  18. snarebear

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    Yeah thats it. terrible.
     
  19. Duuuuuuuuuude

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    For me it has to be "Burn Bitch Burn" by Kiss

    "When love rears its head, I wanna get on your case
    Ooh baby, wanna put my log in your fireplace"
     
  20. Jeff K

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    I hate to say this, because I love so much of McCartney's work, but there's one thing that irritates the #### out of me every time I hear it.

    In "Live And Let Die", he has a repeating line that goes, "But in this ever-changing world in which we live in..." C'mon Paul, that's redundant! You don't need both of those last two "in"s. It's kind of like fingernails on a chalk board every time I hear it... ;)
     
  21. David Jayne

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    +1. I think it should have been

    "And in this ever changing world in which we're living..."

    I suspect Paul thought of this but did it the other way to be cute.
     

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