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Contradicting song lyrics

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by chips, Feb 14, 2006.


  1. Gday guys,

    This thread is for you to post stupid lyrics, that either make no sense at all, or contradict each other.

    Today at work, we get to listen to commercial radio (yay:meh: ), and that Say My Name song came on by destinys child or beyonce. Listening to the lyrics, shes all like "Say my name, say my, you been acting shady, keep calling me baby" (or something like that), then the next line goes "Say my name, say my name, when no one is around you, say BABY i love"

    ***, typical of women :)p ). She tells him not to call her baby, and call hey by her name, next line shes telling him to call her baby:rollno:

    Peace
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    just cause you can sing and piece a melody together doesn't mean you are smart.

    (same goes for acting)


    Best singer I ever worked with was let go because he couldn't remember any single complete set of lyrics to any of the covers we did... messed up something in EVERY tune. Smokin' voice, but a bit dense.
     
  3. That reminds me of some interview on TV a week or so ago with the backstreet boys about their reformation. One of them made the comment they wanted to be taken seriously as musicians among other things. Urm, WHAT? Your a money making boy band, who all you can do is sing, dont compose your own music, and most liekly dont even write your own music.

    And before some one says they might, i'd like to see it before i believe it

    Peace
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Morrissey :

    America your head's too big, Because America, Your belly's too big
    And I love you, I just wish you'd stay where you is

    In America, The land of the free, they said, And of opportunity, In a just and a truthful way
    But where the president, Is never black, female or gay, And until that day
    You've got nothing to say to me, To help me believe

    In America, It brought you the hamburger, Well America you know where, You can shove your hamburger
    And don't you wonder, Why in Estonia they say, Hey you, Big fat pig
    You fat pig, You fat pig

    Steely Blue eyes with no love in them, Scan The World,
    And a humourless smile, With no warmth within, Greets the world
    And I, I have got nothing, To offer you
    No-no-no-no-no
    Just this heart deep and true, Which you say you don't need

    See with your eyes, Touch with your hands, please, Hear through your ears, Know in your soul, please
    For haven't you me with you now?
    And I love you, I love you, I love you, And I love you, I love you, I love you


    Contradictory in a good way!! ;)
     
  5. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    Although I dig the lyrics, lucy in the sky with diamonds comes to mind.

    As my sister put it: "The Beatles at their most stoned" :D
     
  6. cowsgomoo

    cowsgomoo gone to Longstanton Spice Museum

    Feb 8, 2003
    UK
    yup... they are pretty contradictory considering Morrissey spent a good part of the last 10 years enjoying the benefits of living in a huge mansion in Los Angeles

    if he had to live in a mud hut in Cameroon he'd have something to moan about

    mind you, he's always been a moaning, contrary wind-up merchant... that's why we love him :)
     
  7. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    That song is about a cheating boyfriend and you misinterpreted the lyrics.

    Basically:

    Say my name, say my name, you have been acting shady, but you still call me baby
    Say my name, say my name, when (if) no one (another girl) is around you say baby I love you (and get found out).

    She is telling the man to say, "I love you" and thus out himself to the girl he is cheating with. Not exactly eloquent, but the lyrics certainly aren't contradictory.
     
  8. i think you look to far into things


    :bag: :p
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    How are the lyrics self-contradictory? :confused:
     
  10. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member


    Actually from what abark000 says - it sounds like you didn't look far enough! ;)
     
  11. need4mospd

    need4mospd

    Dec 22, 2005
    Houston
    Bingo! abark got it right.

    Correct lyrics might help more too...

    And if you listened to one of the verses...

     
  12. i can understand what the song is about... I still dont get the chorus though :p
     
  13. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    well not so much contradictory as insane. I guess it just deserves an honorable mention. :)
     
  14. Strawberry Fields... is kind of contradictory...
     
  15. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Bruce, you're repeating yourself.

    I think hanging with certain folk in certain forums is having a bad effect on you.

    :D , but not really.
     
  16. Johnny Rotten:

    God save the queen
    The fascist regime
    They made you a moron
    Potential H-bomb

    God save the queen
    She aint no human being
    There is no future
    In England's dreaming

    Don't be told what you want
    Don't be told what you need
    There's no future no future
    No future for you

    God save the queen
    We mean it man
    We love our queen
    God saves

    God save the queen
    'Cos tourists are money
    Our figures head
    Is not what she seems

    Oh god save history
    God save your mad parade
    Oh lord god have mercy
    All crimes are paid

    When there's no future
    How can there be sin
    We're the flowers in the dustbin
    We're the poison in your human machine
    We're the future you're future

    God save the queen
    We mean it man
    We love our queen
    God saves

    God save the queen
    We mean it man
    And there is no future
    In England's dreaming

    No future no future
    No future for you
    No future no future
    No future for me

    No future no future
    No future for you
    No future no future
    No future for you
    No future no future for you
     
  17. whitedk57

    whitedk57

    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    I am the eggman,
    They are the eggmen
    I am the walrus


    I'm confused! Who is who anymore?
     
  18. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well the original poster asked for examples of contradictory lyrics - I don't think anybody else has provided a better example....

    Actually I don't think anybody else has actually provided a single example...:meh:
     
  19. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    One of the most confusing songs for me to sing is "Two Out of Three" by Meatloaf.
    Sounds like one mixed up guy, but what the heck, I love singing it.

    Baby we can talk all night, but that ain't getting us nowhere

    I told you everything I possibly can there's nothing left inside of here

    And maybe you can cry all night but that'll never change the way that I feel

    The snow is really piling up outside I wish you wouldn't make me leave here


    I poured it on and I poured it out I tried to show you just how much I care

    I'm tired of words and I'm too hoarse to shout

    But you've been cold to me so long I'm crying icicles instead of tears

    And all I can do is keep on telling you



    {Refrain}
    I want you (I want you), I need you (I need you) But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you

    Now don't be sad (don't be sad) 'cause two out of three ain't bad

    Now don't be sad 'cause two out of three ain't bad



    You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach you'll never drill for oil on a city street

    I know you're looking for a ruby in a mountain of rocks

    But there ain't no Coupe de Ville hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box


    I can't lie (I can't lie) I can't tell you that I'm something I'm not

    No matter how I try I'll never be able to give you something, something that I just haven't got


    There's only one girl that I will ever love and that was so many years ago

    And though I know I'll never get her out of my heart, she never loved me back, ooh I know

    Well I remember how she left me on a stormy night; oh she kissed me and got out of our bed

    And though I pleaded and I begged her not to walk out that door she packed her bags and turned right away

    And she kept on telling me, she kept on telling me, she kept - on - telling - me

    {Refrain twice}

    Now don't be sad 'cause two out of three ain't bad

    Baby we can talk all night, but that ain't getting us nowhere
     
  20. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    nice!