Monday, August 25, 2014

Song lyrics I can totally get behind

After writing my last blog post (which was kind of negative, although I meant it to be more thought provoking!), I realized I needed a good post to balance it out! Thus, I present to you: song lyrics I love. 

Ludacris's Get Back: It's the knick-knack paddy-whack, still drivin' Cadillacs. It's like he didn't know what else rhymed with Cadillac, so he busted out some elementary school rhymes.

Weird Al's Word Crimes (okay, lots of Weird Al songs, but this is my current favorite line): It's quite apparent, your grammar's errant, you're incoherent. Genius rhymes.

Five's Slam Dunk (Da Funk): Rockin' the extracurricula', ladies love particula', fellas who knock the meter get the boom shake regula'. I don't even know what this means but it's my favorite Five line of all time. I also dare you to watch this video and not giggle the whole way through.

Michael Jackson's Wanna Be Startin' Somethin': You're a buffet, you're a vegetable. No commentary is needed, but man, I could watch this dude dance all day.

Now that we've griped about song lyrics that make us cringe, let's chat about the good stuff! What are some of your favorite song lyrics? Leave a comment and tell me!


Auntie H said...

Favorite line, played really loud after a tough day at work (yes, back in the day when I worked):
"20, 20, 24 hours to go, I wanna be sedated
Nothin' to do and no where to go--o-oh I wanna be sedated"
And if you do it right, you sing along (also LOUD) and do a pre-Taylor Swift version of the shake-it-off dance.

Auntie H said...

Oops, forgot to give citation: The Ramones, "I Wanna Be Sedated"

Micah said...

Great round-up. Major points for including 5ive!!! :) (They may have appeared on my blog earlier this week as well. Heh.)

Now, for a few lyrics I can get behind ...

"Don’t you know that it’s not fair to yourself to cast aside all your neverending dreams screaming out to come alive."
from Todd Carey - "The First Day"

"Because I care too much about what people think and it kept me inside my shell. But the people that like me like me anyway and everybody else they can go to hell."
from Tim Stop - "Open Road"

"I feel invincible with my headphones on."
from Matt Nathanson - "Headphones"

Yeah, they're all serious lyrics.

Amanda said...

For Weird Al it's "errant" not "arrant"! Thanks for sharing too, I've never heard this one and you know I like me some Al!

Whitney H said...

Nick and I sat down a few weeks ago and watched the videos for all of Weird Al's new songs. The guy's a freaking genius. I love it!