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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


    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!)
    Riddem (or Riddim)
    Hypocrites (heepocreets)
    Jah-this or Jah-that
    Rasta-this or Rasta-that
    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


    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


    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


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


    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


    Jun 27, 2008
  10. Yeah uh huh

    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


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

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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


    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


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