1. avatar DeliriumTremens
    Unfortunately for me and my sanity i have to listen to cool FM in the office. While listening to that bloody terrible Sarah Bareilles song i realised how truely awful the opening lines are-

    Head under water
    And they tell me to breathe easy for a while
    Breathing gets harder, even I know that

    WTF, is she serious, breathing does get harder under water, so hard in fact that you cant actually do it. Anyone got anything better. Oh yeah and the rest of the song is pure disposable pop shite as well, your 15 mins are nearly up love.
  2. avatar mullinino
    ...and where are you in the charts? :wink:
  3. avatar RedLikeCrimson
    [quote:309b46a373]...and where are you in the charts? [/quote:309b46a373]

    Isn't the main problem with the music industry that your opinion is only valid if you are in the charts... thus distorting the natural evolution of music...
  4. avatar DeliriumTremens
    [quote:f2860ff9a4="mullinino"]...and where are you in the charts? :wink:[/quote:f2860ff9a4]

    Thankfully for us thats something we're never going to have to deal with
  5. avatar mullinino
    wow!what are yees on? distorting the natural evolution of music?go on,dare you to try and explain yourself...the main problem with the music industry is the word "industry".If youre worried about the music on your radio leave your shitty office job and do something about it.as for her lyrics,can i hear some of yours to compare?at least shes the balls to DO it,my friend,whereas you sound like youre going to be a very bitter old man....what if?.... :roll:
  6. avatar ShowYourBones
    [quote:9949900140="mullinino"]at least shes the balls to DO it[/quote:9949900140]
    Impossible in a biological sort of way.
  7. avatar fastfude
    It worked OK for Dana International.
  8. avatar DeliriumTremens
    [quote:19a1be510c="mullinino"]whereas you sound like youre going to be a very bitter old man....what if?.... [/quote:19a1be510c]

    Im amazed you can make such an assumption about me from what ive posted.

    What if what?? :?

    Heres the link to my bands myspace page mullinino, tell me what you think.

    http://www.myspace.com/deliriumtremensrock
  9. avatar ShowYourBones
    [quote:ee07fe496c="fastfude"]It worked OK for Dana International.[/quote:ee07fe496c]
    All Kinds Of Everything...
  10. avatar Niall Harden
    there's a song on the new radiohead album that starts
    [i:78d2bc6ad3]i don't wanna be your friend / i just wanna be your lover[/i:78d2bc6ad3]

    stinkin
  11. avatar noble-man
    that radiohead song is house of cards

    a real blunt / straight to the point statement for an opening line u know but i like it
  12. avatar ShowYourBones
    It just rolls off Thom Yorke's tongue though, I like it too, in fact after listening to the New York Dolls, I'm gonna stick on In Rainbows again. Niall Harden for that, I salute you.
  13. avatar TalkShowMan
    "I always see you in my teenage twilight"
    (or words to that effect)

    Wow, that's awful.
  14. avatar myspace.com/eleventhnote
    funny opening lines should come up....we got our EP reviewed in Drop-D last week...and we were told

    "Opening line “Fading in and out of prison” is hardly inspiring or original and casts a shadow over the rest of the track after such a bursting intro."

    I kina thought this was a tad mean....but its made us think a bit more about how an opening line can make you dislike the rest of a song no matter how good...

    hmmmmm...ho hum!

    the rest of the review for those intereted parties...it was a bad review lol

    http://www.drop-d.ie/article.php?article_id=633
  15. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:0827495486="myspace.com/eleventhnote"]

    I kina thought this was a tad mean....but its made us think a bit more about how an opening line can make you dislike the rest of a song no matter how good...

    [/quote:0827495486]

    Well, I hope you've learnt your lesson.

    I reccomend something more instantly classic like:

    "Sex, guns, death hookers,
    Floating through space."

    I mean, what's not to like about that?
  16. avatar Chi-Lite
    "I wouldn't kiss Van Morrison,
    Guns N Roses or Muddy Waters
    I wouldn't kiss Brian Wilson
    Or his lovely wanky daughters.
    And i wouldn't drop a hand on Bono,
    there'd be far too many legal wrangles
    But Jesus Christ almighty,
    I'd love to kiss the Bangles"
  17. avatar Daz
    What makes a good lyric?

    Can you get away with having a song full of metaphor? Does it matter if it's obvious and literal?

    Example:
    [quote:d3d06e7adf][i:d3d06e7adf]So let's get a party going (let's get a party going)
    Now it's time to party and we'll party hard (party hard)
    Let's get a party going (let's get a party going)
    When it's time to party we will always party hard[/i:d3d06e7adf][/quote:d3d06e7adf]
    It's hardly the most poetic song, but fook me it's catchy!
  18. avatar myspace.com/eleventhnote
    [quote:839375badc="Steven Dedalus"][quote:839375badc="myspace.com/eleventhnote"]

    I kina thought this was a tad mean....but its made us think a bit more about how an opening line can make you dislike the rest of a song no matter how good...

    [/quote:839375badc]

    Well, I hope you've learnt your lesson.

    I reccomend something more instantly classic like:

    "Sex, guns, death hookers,
    Floating through space."

    I mean, what's not to like about that?[/quote:839375badc]

    I concur....its beautiful and thought provoking...

    question though, is there meant to be a coma between death and hookers...or are they some sort of special hookers that also supply death services...kind of like murderous prostitutes?!
  19. avatar rentaghost
    if they are in a coma maybe they aren't dead?
  20. avatar myspace.com/eleventhnote
    [quote:2e861e789a="rentaghost"]if they are in a coma maybe they aren't dead?[/quote:2e861e789a]

    lmao....i love my grammar

    good point...whole new can of worms there...prostitutes in a coma that kill people, much like Uma Therman in Kill Bill when she kills the trucker dude
  21. avatar rentaghost
    zombie death hookers from outer space
  22. avatar myspace.com/eleventhnote
    anybody need a name for a band....your sorted

    i can see it now the zombie death hookers from outer space in the pavillion thursday the 32nd of October 2010
  23. avatar PhatBob
    [quote:80a8e87e6b] wouldn't kiss Van Morrison,
    Guns N Roses or Muddy Waters
    I wouldn't kiss Brian Wilson
    Or his lovely wanky daughters.
    And i wouldn't drop a hand on Bono,
    there'd be far too many legal wrangles
    But Jesus Christ almighty,
    I'd love to kiss the Bangles [/quote:80a8e87e6b]

    That's hilarious - what is that?
  24. avatar Menwhatdorockbaby
    [quote:494d85bcb2="PhatBob"][quote:494d85bcb2] wouldn't kiss Van Morrison,
    Guns N Roses or Muddy Waters
    I wouldn't kiss Brian Wilson
    Or his lovely wanky daughters.
    And i wouldn't drop a hand on Bono,
    there'd be far too many legal wrangles
    But Jesus Christ almighty,
    I'd love to kiss the Bangles [/quote:494d85bcb2]

    That's hilarious - what is that?[/quote:494d85bcb2]

    I'd love to kiss the Bangles - The Saw Doctors. :D
  25. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:2f9078aa58="Niall Harden"]there's a song on the new radiohead album that starts
    [i:2f9078aa58]i don't wanna be your friend / i just wanna be your lover[/i:2f9078aa58][/quote:2f9078aa58]

    They have ended a song with "today is the first day of the rest of your days, so lighten up squirt", which is just bad too :)
  26. avatar RedLikeCrimson
    [quote:bc47f83640="myspace.com/eleventhnote"]anybody need a name for a band....your sorted

    i can see it now the zombie death hookers from outer space in the pavillion thursday the 32nd of October 2010[/quote:bc47f83640]

    you can safely assume that a band with a name like that wont need that long to prepare...
  27. avatar myspace.com/eleventhnote
    [quote:7dc43450ce="RedLikeCrimson"][quote:7dc43450ce="myspace.com/eleventhnote"]anybody need a name for a band....your sorted

    i can see it now the zombie death hookers from outer space in the pavillion thursday the 32nd of October 2010[/quote:7dc43450ce]

    you can safely assume that a band with a name like that wont need that long to prepare...[/quote:7dc43450ce]

    dont tell anyone from 'TZDHFOS' but the 32nd of October doesnt exist!!!

    They could do covers of Daphinie and Celeste
  28. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    [quote:0428b6f6c0="myspace.com/eleventhnote"]anybody need a name for a band....your sorted

    i can see it now the zombie death hookers from outer space in the pavillion thursday the 32nd of October 2010[/quote:0428b6f6c0]

    Duh, the 32nd of October 2010 is a Monday - idiot.
  29. avatar myspace.com/eleventhnote
    [quote:4c117c98be="boarsheadtaverncheapside"][quote:4c117c98be="myspace.com/eleventhnote"]anybody need a name for a band....your sorted

    i can see it now the zombie death hookers from outer space in the pavillion thursday the 32nd of October 2010[/quote:4c117c98be]

    Duh, the 32nd of October 2010 is a Monday - idiot.[/quote:4c117c98be]

    I am mildly appauled that you actually went to the extent of looking up a calendar to find that out....EFFORT!
  30. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    Mate, I even thought about whether there should be a 32nd of October 2008 and 2009 'cause then it would be a Wednesday, but alas, there is no 32nd of October, which is the gag.
  31. avatar myspace.com/eleventhnote
    ahhh i never even thought of that....damn. there should be a lobby in stormont for the creation of the 32nd of October so that TZDHFOS can have their first gig....itd be the first useful thing theyve ever did up there....except maybe the pavarotti gig....
  32. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    "I am a sailor, and your my first mate"


    Christy Moore - The Voyage. fuck.
  33. avatar Joeplaysthedrums
    "Auschwitz - The Meaning of Pain!!'
  34. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    "I'm afraid of the dark
    Especially when I'm in a park..." :!:
  35. avatar TalkShowMan
    Ooh, good one. I hate that song. Especially the line about having a lucky rabbit's tail....It's a lucky rabbit's foot for fuck's sake!!
  36. avatar RedLikeCrimson
    [quote:e36723dc52="myspace.com/eleventhnote"]ahhh i never even thought of that....damn. there should be a lobby in stormont for the creation of the 32nd of October so that TZDHFOS can have their first gig....itd be the first useful thing theyve ever did up there....except maybe the pavarotti gig....[/quote:e36723dc52]


    SSSSsshhhhhhhhuuuushhhhh......... Sting's ego will be able to hear you...
  37. avatar mcflymo
    Interesting thing about these threads about lyrics:

    A lot of music I like: I don't give a fuck what they lyrics are about, except a line here and there, that maybe just fits nicely.

    Sometimes lyrics do make a song though, because they're so well placed to the music etc.

    It seems silly to say, "that's a crap opening line, therefore this song is shit". You might have to consider the context, or the fact the music and delivery of the lyrics in the song aren't supposed to be the focus.
  38. avatar palrub
    anything by scouting for girls

    and plain white t's 'hate' alá love love love love love

    mush

    hows about locally?
  39. avatar Tele
    "I am the baker, I bake the cake. Make no mistake, I like to bake."

    The Aquabats - The Baker
  40. avatar Seamy ALB
    I think that Voyage & Angel of Death are both excellent songs lyrically in conveying the sentiments of those songs.

    Bad lyrics to me are ones that do not make any kind of sense or say anything.
  41. avatar The_Martyr
    1. Sarah Bareilles is a saint, hands off.

    2. Opening lyrics can really set a song off well, but if they're not that great, you can usually move past it. There are few tracks where the lyrics are cracker from start to finish. I'm happy to find something I like in them somewhere.

    3. Sarah Bareilles is a saint, hands off.
  42. avatar Gripper Magee
    [quote:4221582da7]I'm an alligator, I'm a mama-papa coming for you
    [/quote:4221582da7]

    Genius.
  43. avatar captain a
    [quote:b8e332a9a0="Niall Harden"]there's a song on the new radiohead album that starts
    [i:b8e332a9a0]i don't wanna be your friend / i just wanna be your lover[/i:b8e332a9a0]

    stinkin[/quote:b8e332a9a0]

    that song sounds like
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJknm_MQ2s0
  44. avatar Stevie Mac
    one that's been bugging me recently, being as it is on the GTA4 soundtrack, is Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak'.

    "Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak,
    somewhere in this town"

    Just a hunch Phil, but if it's going down it'll probably be at [i:a0ed6a6d2d]the jail[/i:a0ed6a6d2d].
  45. avatar frajam
    ' I said what what in the butt '
  46. avatar flmcasey
    Vertigo - U2
    'uno, dos, tres, catorce'

    I never did spanish, but isn't catorce 14? :?
  47. avatar The Old New
    'Stack shot Billy in the back of the head, Stack made sure Bily Lyons was dead'

    Unreal.

    On the flipside to what is not unreal.

    'My mind's telling me no.....but my body....my body's telling me yeah'
  48. avatar drive by fader
    [i:350df51b82]"My sex-change operation got botched,
    My guardian angel fell asleep on the watch,
    Now all I've got is a barbie-doll crotch,
    I've got an angry inch"[/i:350df51b82]

    Angry Inch by Hedwig And The Angry Inch

    Now [i:350df51b82]that[/i:350df51b82] grabs the attention...
  49. avatar drive by fader
    Locally, lyrics tend to be a bit better than the trash you get in London. Here's a couple of opening line gems that have had us stifling our laughter...

    [i:0ff5e20a18]"I sent you some correspondence. To which you did not reply"[/i:0ff5e20a18]

    [i:0ff5e20a18]"I want to put you in a cigarette and fucking smoke you"[/i:0ff5e20a18]

    Fun times.
  50. avatar The enfant terrible
    [quote:f5aa82ecab="drive by fader"]

    [i:f5aa82ecab]"I want to put you in a cigarette and fucking smoke you"[/i:f5aa82ecab]

    [/quote:f5aa82ecab]

    If this was Kieth Richards singing about his dead da it'd be okay but otherwise it's a bit head for exit if this is about you.
  51. avatar BOOZEHOUND
    'a wop bop a loo bop, a wop bam boom!'

    'who put the bump in the bump-a-bump-a-bump, who put the ram in the ram-a-lam-a-ding-dong?'


    ahhh the 50's....(sigh)they don't write 'em like that anymore.



    thank fuck!
  52. avatar lightsinthesky
    lets just all admit...there are some pretty shitty lyrics...i probably couldnt do much better but i wouldnt sing them like i was proud...for example

    Murderdolls - Dead in holywood

    "Hey draculua..i heard you...suck"

    Now im not one to judge...but come on. :wink:
  53. avatar The enfant terrible
    The worst one I can thing of is The Name Game by Shirly Ellis, that said it's a cracker wee tune.


    [quote:4c2565213e]The name game!

    Shirley!
    Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana fanna fo Firley
    Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley![/quote:4c2565213e]

    Then it goes
    [quote:4c2565213e]Lincoln!
    Lincoln, Lincoln bo Bincoln Bonana fanna fo Fincoln
    Fee fy mo Mincoln, Lincoln![/quote:4c2565213e]
  54. avatar Mardy-Bum
    Some Wombats Tune Goes

    "Id Say That This Is The Darkest Song Id Ever Wrote"

    While cool...
  55. avatar Rich.Vaughan
    Yep
  56. avatar markmarkymark
    Burning, looting, rape and shooting
    Burning, looting, rape and shooting
    Burning, looting, rape and shooting
    Burning, looting, rape and shooting...

    Song: Warriors of Genghis Khan

    Artist: Bad News

    ;)