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worst lyrics ever written by a bass player

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

  1. jake3

    jake3 Guest

    Aug 23, 2013
    "Her hair glistens like robins on a deck
    Branches attack me from her neck
    She's so fine"
  2. I always throw them away before anybody can see them.
  3. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    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

    jake3 Guest

    Aug 23, 2013
    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.

  5. kshewchuk


    Jun 3, 2007
    I want some of whatever he's smoking....
  6. relayer66


    Oct 10, 2002
    Ebina, Japan
    Must have been a bad trip.
  7. snarebear


    Apr 19, 2012
    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.
  8. Branches attack me from her neck?
    100% metal lyrics.
  9. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    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.
  10. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    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.
  11. "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"

    written by Sting
  12. Rickengeezer


    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Steve Clayton Accessories
    It does have more syllables than "Ob La Di, Ob La Da"....
  13. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    "we united just beside a leaf...."

  14. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    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.

  15. Flabass

    Flabass Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg
    It's actually "all alone on his owneo." Bad, Bad.
  16. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
    Any lyrics I've ever written.
  17. snarebear


    Apr 19, 2012
    Yeah thats it. terrible.
  18. 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"
  19. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    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... ;)
  20. +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.