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Do you sing dodgy lyrics?

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Posted By : Kevo - Roadhog | Comments : 26

Singers! Whats the worst lyric that you have to warble in your set?


We're learning Saxon's 'Strong Arm of the Law' which surely has the naffest lyrics in any rock song....but I love it anyway.

Rod Stewart's 'Hot Legs' is a saucy classic but has the line "...hot legs! are you still in school?..." !! ahem...

So which songs do you do that have lyrics that make you cringe?

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# Posted by WAGONTOWN - 27/03/2012, 19:13 (GMT)

Ha Ha ,I sing Are we Human or are we Hamsters and no ones ever noticed,well not many anyway.....T


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# Posted by Steve McCartney - 27/03/2012, 19:30 (GMT)

I have to be very careful singing this line from Gimme Some Money by Spinal Tap:

'your face is OK but your purse is too tight'.

Without careful annunciation that can sound a little bit fruity ;)


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# Posted by Kevo - Roadhog - 27/03/2012, 20:48 (GMT)

Ha, some great tongue twisters!

During my cabaret days the singer refused to sing the dancefloor filler 'Disco Inferno'. He simply couldn't bring himself to sing the word 'disco'....!


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# Posted by Steve - 27/03/2012, 20:54 (GMT)

'Scuse me while I kiss this guy' - at least that's what I think Hendrix sang?!


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# Posted by Rusty Bullets - 27/03/2012, 22:45 (GMT)

Bad moon rising .... "there's a bathroom on the right" always makes me smile

We don't do Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy yet, but "Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak, somewhere in this town... " always makes me think... it's probably gonna be at the Jail, why don't you try there...?


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# Posted by Keith Stewart Cruden - 28/03/2012, 00:24 (GMT)

Last line of 'Red House'...

'If my baby dont love me, I know MY sister will'

I just cant help myself!


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# Posted by Rusty Bullets - 28/03/2012, 07:02 (GMT)

LOL @ Boss Stewart... you may have altered that song for me now!


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# Posted by Mark L - 28/03/2012, 07:45 (GMT)

I write dodgy lyrics ;)


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# Posted by Mark Daynes - 28/03/2012, 09:20 (GMT)

OMG - Red House - I'll never listen to that song again in the same way.


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# Posted by Mr Cottonhouse - 28/03/2012, 10:00 (GMT)

My Sharona - A bit dodgy.


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# Posted by Jez - 28/03/2012, 10:07 (GMT)

I dont sing them but here's 2 from the 60s.
Gary Puckett - Young Girl...
"Young girl, get out of my mind My love for you is way out of line Better run, girl You're much too young, girl" - a basic admission of sexual deviance.

The other is Tom Jones and Delilah. If a rapper or metal band sang about stabbing your missus for cheating, there would be uproar!


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# Posted by Havoc 51 - 28/03/2012, 11:25 (GMT)

About a year ago we played a private do and got told off at the end by a dear old granny who had completely misheard us doing "Play that funky music"


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# Posted by viking - 28/03/2012, 11:26 (GMT)

don't sing 'em, but i listen to 'em frequently-
ac/dc-"whole lotta rosie"- talk about "euphemisms"?? same with "touch too much" and ....."you shook me all night long"....... "she had the sightless eyes, telling me no lies. knockin' me out with those American thighs. Taking more than her share. Had me fighting for air. She told me to come but I was already there ..." hokayyyyy!!! lol!! ;-D


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# Posted by Poison Whiskey - 28/03/2012, 11:34 (GMT)

I have to sing a few risqué lyrics in our set

Let it bleed by the Stones is particularly tasty

but my favourites come from Led Zeppelin's take on Robert Johnson's 'Travelling Riverside Blues"

"she ain't but 16 but she's my rider"

and

"Squeeze my lemon til the juice run's down my legs"

Lovely stuff!


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# Posted by Poison Whiskey - 28/03/2012, 11:39 (GMT)

And I can't decide whether:

Brown sugar, You taste so good
Brown sugar, Just like a young girl should

or

Brown sugar, You taste so good
Brown sugar, Just like a black girl should

is worse to say.

Do others just sing it 'as is' with them both in or do you tend to go for one or the other throughout?


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# Posted by Kevo - Roadhog - 28/03/2012, 12:59 (GMT)

Ha ha! Some great stuff here! Like Rusty said, could risk ruining a few songs for me too!

Also used to do the Elvis Costello tune 'Olivers Army', until we got told off about the line "...one less white.."


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# Posted by Steve - 28/03/2012, 13:51 (GMT)

Wham bam Mon chat splash git Sur Mon lit a buffe se longe en bouvent tout Mon whisky quand a moi peu dormir vide brime jai du dormir dans la guttierre. Ou jai ou un flash.
Ooo ooo oooo oooo
en quatre coulers.

Or something like that........ .


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# Posted by viking - 28/03/2012, 14:43 (GMT)

@ navigation road-ca plane pour moi, dude!! (acksherly (and don't tell anyone) i reckon that's not a bad TUNE!! ) - mind you-some say i am the king of the divans!! lol!

sofa, so good, did i hear you say?

leathers on and bike warmed up!! :-D


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# Posted by Steve - 28/03/2012, 14:58 (GMT)

It is a mint song. Just the lyrics are complete nonsense.
Great party piece, people always amazed I know the words. Am just sad.

Of course, we now know that Alain aka Bertrand did not actually record it, but that's another blog line I think.

You are the king of the divans. (je me dit en passent)


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# Posted by ROADHOG - 28/03/2012, 18:51 (GMT)

Good morning little school girl , can I go home with you. ah erm
There are bucket loads of crappy lyrics:-
CREAM-BADGE
and I told you 'bout the swans that they live in the park.

ZZ TOP--CHEAP SUNGLASSES
molasses- grasses-classes or anything that rhymes with glasses.

BLACK SABBATH (IAN GILLANS)--DIGITAL BITCH
keep away from the digital bitch she's a witch the digital bitch

WANG CHUNG --DANCE HALL DAYS
take your baby by the hair , pull her closer there there there,
take your baby by the ear , do the next thing that you feel.

T REX- JEEPSTER-HOT LOVE AND MANY MORE
you've got a hub cap diamond star halo
you're built like a car oh yeah
she aint no witch and I love the way she twitch
she's faster than most and she lives on the coast . YIKES

I'll let someone else have a go.
Graham




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# Posted by ROADHOG - 28/03/2012, 18:59 (GMT)

JAMES (BORING FART) BLUNT---YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL
He is a serious stalker. Personally I would like to see his head on a spike.


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# Posted by viking - 28/03/2012, 20:46 (GMT)

@ roadhog-ah! iffen we're talking "serial stalker" they don't get much cree[ier than this, methinks bro?

Aerosmith............

I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you're far away and dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Where every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure

Don't wanna close my eyes, I don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you baby and I don't wanna miss a thing
'Cause even when I dream of you the sweetest dream would never do
I'd still miss you baby and I don't want to miss a thing

Lying close to you feeling your heart beating
And I'm wondering what you're dreaming
Wondering if it's me you're seeing
Then I kiss your eyes and thank God we're together
I just wanna stay with you in this moment forever, forever and ever

I don't wanna close my eyes, I don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you baby and I don't wanna miss a thing
'Cause even when I dream of you the sweetest dream would never do
I'd still miss you baby and I don't want to miss a thing

I don't wanna miss one smile, I don't wanna miss one kiss
I just wanna be with you, right here with you, just like this
I just want to hold you close, feel your heart so close to mine
And just stay here in this moment for all the rest of time

Don't wanna close my eyes, don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you baby and I don't wanna miss a thing
'Cause even when I dream of you the sweetest dream would never do
I'd still miss you baby and I don't want to miss a thing

I don't wanna close my eyes, I don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you baby and I don't wanna miss a thing
'Cause even when I dream of you the sweetest dream would never do
I'd still miss you baby and I don't want to miss a thing

I don't wanna close my eyes, I don't wanna fall asleep
Yeah, I don't wanna miss a thing


any woman in her right mind would run like wind to get away from that? ;-/


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# Posted by viking - 28/03/2012, 20:46 (GMT)

@kevo-roadhog-what??? pmsl!!! ;-P

me leathers are on and the bike's warmed up-i'm gone!! ;-D


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# Posted by Kevo - Roadhog - 28/03/2012, 20:58 (GMT)

@ Viking...What do you mean what?......!!!

I must be getting my Ratsnake mixed up with my Whitesmith....or summat !

Anyway, songwriters even write terrible lines about struggling with lyrics....

' I sat on the roof, kicked off the moss. Well some of the verses, got me quite cross'

.....even David Furnish couldn't defend that!


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# Posted by viking - 28/03/2012, 21:03 (GMT)

@kevo-roadhog-bugger!!-iffen it hadn't been for them pesky lyrics i'da gotten away with it!!!! :-P


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# Posted by viking - 28/03/2012, 21:24 (GMT)

@kevo-roadhog-bugger!!-iffen it hadn't been for them pesky lyrics i'da gotten away with it!!!! :-P

back on topic........

then there's foreigner's "hot blooded"....

"Well, I'm hot blooded, check it and see. I got a fever of a hundred and three"
...........................ermmm-no you ain't, dude-you'd be very dead!!!!

then there's the perenial favourite misheard lyric from "ziggy stardust"......"making love to his eagle"???-brings a whole new meaning to the pastime of "twitching", don't it??? ;-D


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