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(BBC)   The Killers lyric "Are we human or are we dancer?" named the weirdest song lyric ever written, beating out everything written by Frank Zappa   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 146
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2014-08-01 08:17:42 PM  
"Are we human or are we dancer?"
 
2014-08-01 08:21:36 PM  
Electric Aunt Jemima, goddess of love
 
2014-08-01 08:33:04 PM  
"Evelyn a Modified Dog"

In pedal depressed panchromatic resonance and other highly ambient domains "Arf" she said.
 
2014-08-01 08:58:46 PM  
Not even close. For example, check Syd Barret "The Madcap Laughs". Or even some Tori Amos if you're wanting some wacky feminist mojo. :-)
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-01 09:02:54 PM  
Irving Maimway

I read an explanation of "Evelyn" that made sense. I still don't get the lyric in the headline, but I admit the Killers are good at writing catchy tunes.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-01 09:05:22 PM  
Taylor Swift, Love Story -"Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter, and my daddy said stay away from Juliet."

Why is that weird? Makes sense to me and I'm not even a teenage girl.
 
2014-08-01 09:19:01 PM  

ZAZ: Why is that weird? Makes sense to me and I'm not even a teenage girl.


Shakespeare and Nathaniel Hawthorne in one sentence?
 
2014-08-01 09:22:53 PM  
And what of literally everything Beck has ever written?
 
2014-08-01 09:27:36 PM  

kronicfeld: And what of literally everything Beck has ever written?


"I'll take you for a ride on my garbage truck."

Makes perfect sense to me. Did you mean figuratively?
 
2014-08-01 09:47:21 PM  

ZAZ: Taylor Swift, Love Story -"Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter, and my daddy said stay away from Juliet."

Why is that weird? Makes sense to me and I'm not even a teenage girl.


I'm not sure how many people in her target demographics would get the scarlet letter reference.
 
2014-08-01 10:36:51 PM  
The thing that you're hearing is only the sound of the low spark of high heeled boys...
 
2014-08-01 10:45:31 PM  

Sid_6.7: ZAZ: Taylor Swift, Love Story -"Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter, and my daddy said stay away from Juliet."

Why is that weird? Makes sense to me and I'm not even a teenage girl.

I'm not sure how many people in her target demographics would get the scarlet letter reference.


Considering the target audience is freshman in high school and Hawthorne is usually required reading at that age, I'd say...none of them.
 
2014-08-02 12:06:40 AM  

Irving Maimway: kronicfeld: And what of literally everything Beck has ever written?

"I'll take you for a ride on my garbage truck."

Makes perfect sense to me. Did you mean figuratively?


"You know, when I'm upset, I write a song about it. Like when I wrote Devil's Haircut, I was feeling really... what's that song about?"
 
2014-08-02 12:07:33 AM  
I'm surprised the line from Weird Al "That snorkel was just like a snorkel to me", or really anything in the song Albequerque or Weasel Stomping Day didn't win it.
 
2014-08-02 12:10:53 AM  
The three that always get me:

Ricky Martin - She Bangs

"You lit a fuse and now I'm ticking away
Like a bomb"

I know English isn't your first language, Ricky, but bombs with lit fuses do not tick.

------------------------------------------

Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away

"Let's go and see the stars
The milky way or even Mars"

Mars is IN the Milky Way, dumbass.

-----------------------------------------

Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles

"Cause you know I'd walk
A thousand miles
If I could
Just see you
Tonight"

She must walk really fast.
 
2014-08-02 12:24:39 AM  
God I hate that song.
 
2014-08-02 01:36:33 AM  
In 1972, this was by far my favorite LP for disturbing my parents.

/and all the girls wore practically nothing
 
2014-08-02 01:47:29 AM  
 
2014-08-02 01:59:15 AM  
Tin roof rusted
 
2014-08-02 04:38:50 AM  
In related news, musical 'artists' slap random words together to make bullshiat lyrics in attempts to sound deep and poetical.
 
2014-08-02 05:04:02 AM  
Salesmen!
 
2014-08-02 05:22:12 AM  
I take it the judges never listened to any Beck or Bush.

/waits for people to start in with older bands with nonsense lyrics.
 
2014-08-02 05:23:20 AM  

kronicfeld: And what of literally everything Beck has ever written?


I think you mean Kurt Cobain.
/Huge Beck fan
//"huger" Nirvana fan.
 
2014-08-02 05:34:02 AM  
"I saw a lion he was standing alone, with a tadpole in a jar."

-Dancing Days
 
2014-08-02 05:34:38 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-02 05:47:16 AM  
www.yeatssociety.com
 
2014-08-02 05:51:47 AM  
Hubcap diamond star halo
 
2014-08-02 05:54:15 AM  

plushpuppy: Tin roof rusted


That's not weird. It's a description of the shack.
 
2014-08-02 06:01:18 AM  
You've got that rainbow feel but the rainbow has a beard.
 
2014-08-02 06:35:10 AM  
Surprised this didn't make the list:

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name, 
It felt good to be out of the rain.
In the desert you can remember your name, 
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.
 
2014-08-02 06:42:28 AM  
This table must be for the "No Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, or Procul Harem" League.
 
2014-08-02 07:04:37 AM  
I got a Telefunken U47 that says Zappa is still weirder.

And far, far better. Dude was a musical genius.
 
2014-08-02 07:12:08 AM  
I am forced to listen to the crap song -the Killers one-on the work muzak, cringe-worthy, stupid but bizzarre/weird, no.
 
2014-08-02 07:12:52 AM  
Where's the confounded bridge?
 
2014-08-02 07:20:41 AM  
In and around the lake, mountains come out of the sky and stand there!

There's a bustle in your hedgerow.

Someone left the cake out in the rain

I can't pick a good Zappa lyric just now. But he has two of the best song titles:
Nasal Retentive Calliope Music
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Sexually Aroused Gas Mask
 
2014-08-02 07:29:17 AM  

ZAZ: Irving Maimway

I read an explanation of "Evelyn" that made sense. I still don't get the lyric in the headline, but I admit the Killers are good at writing catchy tunes.


they got soul, but they're not a soldier...
 
2014-08-02 07:30:24 AM  
"...there's an old man sitting next to me making love to his tonic and gin"

WTF, Billy Joel!  It's a "gin and tonic", not "tonic and gin!"

What were they smokin' in the 70s, amirite?
 
2014-08-02 07:45:08 AM  
Evelyn, a modified dog
Viewed the quivering fringe of a special doily
Draped across the piano, with some surprise

In the darkened room
Where the chairs dismayed
And the horrible curtains
Muffled the rain
She could hardly believe her eyes

A curious breeze
A garlic breath
Which sounded like a snore
Somewhere near the Steinway (or even from within)
Had caused the doily fringe to waft & tremble in the gloom

Evelyn, a dog, having undergone
Further modification
Pondered the significance of short-person behavior
In pedal-depressed panchromatic resonance
And other highly ambient domains...

Arf she said
 
2014-08-02 07:47:11 AM  
I always thought the "pigeon from hell" from Back on the Chain Gang was weird. I wasn't until I was a lot older that I discovered it's from a book.
 
2014-08-02 08:10:05 AM  
Halcyon prick absinthe loaded.  Pope's moselle in Christ.
Slurping dead Jim's fatass wife with shamrocks and driftwood.
I'm an articulate man but the chantey says to f**k.
Scrape.
Sterilized aqua rectum.  Chumley the walrus.  Adventures bloop gumption's "if?"
Catholics' crust lust my stomach.  Jim's dumb tame moray.
How many times, Timmy?  How many times, Jenny?  Let's rinse and rinse.
Scrape.
Cheap man's lumbering hulk city bus will swoop me off at nine.
Tards with lunchpails.  Bums hacking snot.  Some fruit sniffing shampoo.
A drunk busdriver.  Kill the busdriver.  Kill the f**king busdriver.
Scrape.
Hey, here's part of my new book.
A clever political anthology.
It's for the pretentious and cute.
So I named it 'America, will you please stick it in and ride?'
Fly dove.  We fly.
Vacillate stance silver Zippo and cotton.  My varicolored weapons and wasps.
I'm ok.  I'm fine.  Feels swell.  It's neat.  Don't bump me.
Bang bang delicious, go bang bang delicious in the bathroom at Crosswinds Mall.
Scrape.
I'm a f**king popstar.  Non-threatening music.  Chipped meat hunk seen on Fox.
Scrape.
I'm a f**king popstar.  Budweiser-sponsored.  I've made it.  Put it there chum.
Scrape.
I bought a song.
Some sort of Neil Sedaka sample.
Hey, pay attention to me, it's so damn important.
Well f**k ya.  So stick it in and ride.
Fly Bush.  We fly and ride.  Free Quayle.  We fly.
Angie's lonely and stinking drunk with morals like frozen piss.
She'll stick it in and ride.
Fly Rush.  We fly and ride.  Free horse.  We fly.

~  Thought Industry, "hOrsepOwered"

/Brent Oberlin pwns all your lame asses
 
2014-08-02 08:24:47 AM  
I've always thought, "José, can you see?" was really weird.

Who cares?
 
2014-08-02 08:33:32 AM  

buntz: "...there's an old man sitting next to me making love to his tonic and gin"

WTF, Billy Joel!  It's a "gin and tonic", not "tonic and gin!"

What were they smokin' in the 70s, amirite?


WTF is a real estate novelist?
 
2014-08-02 08:38:02 AM  
I'm not sure if they're the weirdest lyrics ever written but I would have to give a nod to the lyrics for the Tragically Hip's "Vaccination Scar":

So the chemistry's set,
and I'm not the saddest cheerleader
to forget the american word
for the gang in the head
that dwindles 'til no members when
The mystery's met,
the sky looks threatened
heading home in the dust,
singing 'Life Is Forgettin
good enough for the frivilous'

There's one thing I remember is
this tear on your bare shoulder this
little silver boulder
this slowly falling star
rolling, so what
never getting older
where the moon-shocked curtains part
The start of enough
a tear dropped in a vaccination scar

I'll tell ya if I'm able that is
I'll tell ya like it is
He went down like a bad card table, like
the Tacoma Narrows Bridge
like the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Swimming on a bit
stop you're treading water as the sun assimilated the words
For lighthouse fire
burning down to embers' end
The mystery met
the sky just reddened,
heading home under dusk
Is life just forgetting 
another word for frivilous?
or little silver boulder
silence from Mars
For the heart of enough
or a teardrop in a Vaccination Scar?

Wherever you are, scar
 
2014-08-02 08:44:06 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: WTF is a real estate novelist?


Actually I heard an interview with him about that and he said it was a guy he knew who was a real estate agent who wanted to be a novelist.
It's that simple.

He said the whole song were basically real people he knew when he played at a piano bar for a couple of months.  Davey, from the Navy, John the bartender... etc.
 
2014-08-02 08:48:01 AM  
THIS FOR THE WIN:

"IT'S THE BLIMB, IT'S THE BLIMB!"

Pretty much ANYTHING from Captain Beefheart, ESPECIALLY the amazing "Trout Mask Replica."

Get it, listen, and destroy your brain...
 
2014-08-02 08:53:12 AM  
Sorry, Blue Oyster Cult wins in my book with the beautifully bizarre "She's As Beautiful As A Foot"
the music is strange enough, dark and loungey. but then those lyrics kick in.

don't put your tongue on the bloody toothmark place
her face changes now, a gurnsey cow.
 
2014-08-02 09:01:59 AM  
Just like a penguin in bondage boy.
 
2014-08-02 09:02:23 AM  

Imaginativescreenname: Sorry, Blue Oyster Cult wins in my book with the beautifully bizarre "She's As Beautiful As A Foot"
the music is strange enough, dark and loungey. but then those lyrics kick in.

don't put your tongue on the bloody toothmark place
her face changes now, a gurnsey cow.


That whole album is farking amazing. Nothing else sounded quite like it at the time, and it still doesn't. One of my favorites.
 
2014-08-02 09:05:59 AM  

reported: Not even close. For example, check Syd Barret "The Madcap Laughs". Or even some Tori Amos if you're wanting some wacky feminist mojo. :-)


I thought all Tori Amos songs went like this:

Rape rape rape rape rape rape Catholicism rape rape.
 
2014-08-02 09:07:19 AM  
A nice heart and a white suit and a baby blue sedan
And I am doing the best that I can
All the eunuchs, they were standing in rows
singing, "Please stud us out just as fast as you possibly can."
Sad song, last dance and no one knows who the band was
And Henry, you danced like a wooden Indian
Except this one mattered and I felt it had a spirit
And I shot the story because I didn't hear it that way
And it's hard to be a human being
And it's harder as anything else
And I'm lonesome when you're around
And I'm never lonesome when I'm by myself
And I miss you when you're around

Modest Mouse - Baby Blue Sedan
 
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