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Words I never want to hear in a song ever again

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by wideyes, Jul 26, 2011.


  1. wideyes

    wideyes

    May 9, 2007
    Eugene, OR
    Oh boy, there's a lot of them. Reggae in particular, being the torch-bearer for world music, has some themes that have been flogged to death, resurrected, flogged to death again and then painfully left to decay in the sun. Reggae's abused words that give me the chills now:

    Babylon (Buhbeelahn!)
    Zion
    Riddem (or Riddim)
    Hypocrites (heepocreets)
    Jah-this or Jah-that
    Rasta-this or Rasta-that
    Ganja
    Fire (fiyah)

    Combining some or all of these words in a contrived stream of nonsensical righteous pseudo-Patois is de rigueur for the genre these days. I'll give you an example, shall I?

    "Baaahbeelahn seestem buuuurn, one fiyah teach the cheeldrens to luuuurn, Rasta man is Jah only man can fight the heepocreets! Jah fiyah, Jah fiyah, Jah fiyah..."

    Feel free to lift my example lyrics if you wish to start a derivative "world music" band of your own.

    Feel free to take this opportunity to let off some steam about oft-abused words and themes in genres you try to enjoy.
     
  2. Handyman

    Handyman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    "The blues" - the blues.

    Really, if you need to tell me you have the blues by saying you have the blues, you're not very good at the blues.
     
  3. Tupac

    Tupac

    May 5, 2011
    My personal hatred lies with "baybeh!" in rock songs.
     
  4. Ohh baby, oh oh, all that backing vocal filler crap. Grease Light'nin'! Rhyming 'fine' with 'mine'..
     
  5. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Pain. All songs with the word "pain" in them would be improved by replacing it with "paint".
     
  6. WackoStu

    WackoStu

    Dec 6, 2010
    Sturtevant WI
    What really gets my goat is "chew" as in when "with you" is turned to witchew (among other "chews).
     
  7. wideyes

    wideyes

    May 9, 2007
    Eugene, OR
    "King of Paint" has a nice ring to it :p
     
  8. Bob C

    Bob C

    Mar 26, 2000
    Duluth, MN
    That's gold.
     
  9. Papazita

    Papazita

    Jun 27, 2008
    Ohio
    Friday
     
  10. Yeah uh huh
    Baby
    Uh

    Basically, anything sang once then looped as backing vocals.
     
  11. tommy gilstrap

    tommy gilstrap Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2004
    Orange Park, Fl.
    "Woke up this morning"
     
  12. Martin89

    Martin89

    Nov 8, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    Unofficial Endorser: Ibanez, D'Addario, Zoom
    Achey-Breaky
     
  13. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I, me, mine, and, you
     
  14. hdracer

    hdracer

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    wop bop a loom a boom bam boom
     
  15. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    I'm with ya on that one. Sick of it.:atoz:

    Another that gets me is "country boy.":rollno:
     
  16. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    + 1

    I was listening to some "country" music that was playing in the background of a store I was in... I can't remember what the song was, or even the lyrics, but MAN! It was cliche after cliche after cliche!!!!! Plus some new ones that I never ever want to hear in a song again!
     
  17. "yeah"
     
  18. Demon_Hunter

    Demon_Hunter

    Jun 8, 2008
    ...down on my knees...
    ..beggin you please...
    ..from the cradle to the grave...
    and that noise james hetfield makes at the end of every sentence
     
  19. pgolliher

    pgolliher

    Apr 27, 2010
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Anything that rhymes "School" and "Fool".
     
  20. "Whoaaaahoah, your sex is on fire"