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Old 10-30-2018, 05:11 PM   #1
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I'll always regard Billy as one of the best lyricists of all time. However, he's also proven more than capable of writing some straight-up garbage lyrics (especially in recent years). What are some lyrics that made you facepalm and say, "Oh, fuck this song"? Here are some off the top of my head...


Burn down the sun! I'm not everyone!

Lover, you're strange

I will be Special K!

You can follow you,
Everywhere you are

With a girl like you
All I wanna, I wanna do
Love me baby, oh can't you please?
Ooh, with a girl like you

Run2me, run2me
Run2me, run2me
Where the sun never leaves
Run2me, my special love
Run2me

Radio
Play my favourite song
Radio
Radio
Radio
I'm alone
Radio
Radio
Please don't go
Radio

Let me die
Rock n' roll
Let the world forgive the past
Let all the girls kiss the boys at last
Let me go
Let me go
Rock n' roll
Heavy metal
Heavy metal machine

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:14 PM   #2
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i actually like the chorus of hmm.

hate me.

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:31 PM   #3
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HEAR THE PRAIRIE SOUND
OF A FRIEND CALLED NEIL

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:29 PM   #4
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:07 PM   #5
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They say Jimbo is our man
If Jimmy can't do it, I sure can
This is Steve, and it's no wonder
I run like lightnin', pass like thunder
So bring on Atlanta, bring on Dallas,
This is for Mike and Papa Bear Halas
I'm not here to feather his ruffle
I just came here to do
The Super Bowl Shuffle

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:26 PM   #6
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"There you are. As you always warr. In bathing liiiiiiiiiight, and naked blarr"

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:29 PM   #7
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Run2me, run2me
Run2me, run2me
Where the sun never leaves
Run2me, my special love
Run2me


"Nine ass-booting pop metal bullets with SR-71 Blackbird wings," marveled Classic Rock. "It's not just the most svelte, direct and immediate Pumpkins album ever, it's the most misleadingly titled – these are no funeral dirges, but songs of redemption, recovery and romance, drizzled with synth-pop and hooks that could send Cloverfield to the canvas."[37]

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:34 PM   #8
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Right off the silver screen
Into a moonbeam
To the Indian sun
Catch up with Jesus
The stars beneath us
Oh what a beautiful night
Cool in your pocket
You can unlock this night
Cool in your pocket
You can unlock it
You can't stop this night
It's alright
Oh what a beautiful sight
You are to me
Oh what a beautiful night
Cool in your pocket
Rocks for your rocket ride
Cool in your pocket
You can unlock this
You can't help but decide
It's alright
Oh what a beautiful night
Start up the revelry
Roll out the cavalry
Into the waters we dive
Shimmers on the cosmos
Ripple the uppermost
Of the quivering tide
Locks for your locket
You can unlock its fist
Rocks for your rocket
You can unlock it
Cracks for your socket eyes
That shine
Oh what a beautiful sight
You are to me
Oh what a beautiful night
Oh what a beautiful sight
You are to me
Oh what a beautiful night
Night, night
Oh what a beautiful night

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:38 PM   #9
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Owata is a perfect example of Billy taking what could have been an incredibly catchy song and ruining it with lyrics that spoil the mood like a stinky ass fart.

And then there was the music video.

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:43 PM   #10
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[Intro: Swae Lee, Lil Pump & Maluma, Mally Mall]
Oh-oh (uh, uh)
(Lil Pump; Maluma, baby)
Oh, woo-oh-oh, oh, ya-ah-aah
Mally, Mally Mall

[Chorus: XXXTENTACION]
Arms around you
Te amo, mami, let me hold you
Wrap me arms right around you, girl, oh yeah
'Cause I been wrapped up around you
To make sure no one could harm you
Come on, mami, let me have you, oh-yeah

[Verse 1: Lil Pump]
Yeah, she drivin' me crazy (Yeah)
I take drugs on the daily (Ooh)
Pull out the 'rari or the Mercedes (Which one?)
Yeah, she got my heart racing, racing (Yeah)
Foreign cars, foreign hoes
Yeah, we got a lot of those (Ooh)
Diamonds on my Gucci coat (Ooh)
Ten hoes in the studio (Huh)
Yes, I'm gonna miss you though
But I got a lot of dope (Brr)
Spanish bitch, she love the coke (Brrt)
Put my dick straight down her throat

[Bridge: Lil Pump]
I know that your baby daddy broke (Broke)
Bring your wife backstage at a festival
Penthouse, fifty-fourth flo', let's go (Let's go)
And my hotel came with a stripper pole

[Chorus: XXXTENTACION]
Arms around you
Te amo, mami, let me hold you
Wrap me arms right around you, girl, oh yeah (Oh)
'Cause I been wrapped up around you
To make sure no one could harm you
Come on, mami, let me have you, oh yeah

[Verse 2: Swae Lee]
If you ever get to feel my touch
Then you might never get enough
Yes, I know you feel the ambiance (Ambiance, hey)
Love you like I'll never see you again
Only real cause I'm not for pretend (No)
Reaching out with you arms extended (Yeah, yeah)
My love, is emergency
And I can sense the urgency (Ya-aah)
Come, let me, woah-oh-ooh
Your body has stress for me
It was like sorcery
She left me like an alcoholic (Woah-oh-ooh)

[Chorus: XXXTENTACION]
Arms around you
Te amo, mami, let me hold you
Wrap me arms right around you, girl, oh yeah (Oh)
'Cause I been wrapped up around you
To make sure no one could harm you
Come on, mami, let me have you, oh yeah

[Verse 3: Maluma]
Yeah, Maluma baby
Ey, mama (mama), te pego un party en mi cama (Cama)
Me encanta la forma que me hablas (Hablas)
Invita a tu amiga la Juana
Pa' que fumemo' como fumamo' en La Habana
Siempre andamo' positivo
Esa e' la forma en que vivo, activo
Aquí se juega, aquí no e' que 'e lo mismo
Yo disfruto mientra' siga vivo
Y te excita, no te cuesta
Y conmigo estás vestida de Chanel (Oh, yeah)
Hasta lo que (oh, yeah)
Si tú te pone' pal' problema
Yo me pongo como se tiene que ser
De una ve' (Maluma, baby)

[Chorus: XXXTENTACION & Swae Lee]
Arms around you
Te amo mami, let me hold you
Wrap me arms right around you, girl, oh yeah (Oh-ooh)
'Cause I been wrapped up around you
To make sure no one could harm you
Let me, mami, let me have you (Have you), oh yeah

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:57 PM   #11
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:01 PM   #12
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wow i didn't know he was dead. reading about it right now.

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:08 PM   #13
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yikes he wasn't a very nice guy

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:11 PM   #14
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the sewers belch me up

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:17 PM   #15
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Owata is a perfect example of Billy taking what could have been an incredibly catchy song and ruining it with lyrics that spoil the mood like a stinky ass fart.

And then there was the music video.
It goes way beyond lyrics. That song sounds too much like "Whenever I Call You Friend" by Loggins and Nicks, which is much better song, and that's saying something. Owata is worse than Run2Me.

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:18 PM   #16
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cain isn't able to build a superstar

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:19 PM   #17
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she knows
she knows
she knows
she knows.....

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:23 PM   #18
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"you're all wh*r*s and I'm a f*g"

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:24 PM   #19
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also all of xyu is p. damn misogynistic

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:47 PM   #20
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Pretty much everything he said during 1996/97 Silverfucks

 
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:25 PM   #21
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also all of xyu is p. damn misogynistic
Completely agree, though I feel the song is insightful in its own way - it's very vivid and precise in depicting a certain kind of angry mysogny. I think Ava Adore is similar. The reason they both make me uncomfortable is that there's such a strange mix of self-awareness and glamorization there. I can't decide whether they are an exploration of male violence/entitlement, or just an outburst of it. Probably both.

On a similar note:

All you have to do is run away
And steal yourself from me
Become a mystery to gaze into
You're so cruel in all you do
But still I believe, I believe in you

 
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:46 PM   #22
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Ah yes, I always cringe when I get to that beautiful passage of a song as well, what was he thinking!

....?????


in any case,

I'm gonna LOVE you... one hundred ONE percent

has to be the worst of 'em

 
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:50 PM   #23
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I don't think xyu condones misogyny.

 
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:50 PM   #24
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Completely agree, though I feel the song is insightful in its own way - it's very vivid and precise in depicting a certain kind of angry mysogny. I think Ava Adore is similar. The reason they both make me uncomfortable is that there's such a strange mix of self-awareness and glamorization there. I can't decide whether they are an exploration of male violence/entitlement, or just an outburst of it. Probably both.
The ambiguity of those songs are part of what made them interesting in the first place. Let's not start treating lyrics like they're interview answers or something now, specially not from a guy who claims he was "playing a character" for most of the 90s

Like yeah if someone came up to your door and said "i wanna RAPE you" that'd be something to take issue with but, you know, artistic license & all that

 
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:52 PM   #25
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Ah yes, I always cringe when I get to that beautiful passage of a song as well, what was he thinking!

....?????


in any case,

I'm gonna LOVE you... one hundred ONE percent

has to be the worst of 'em
Considering how prolific he is, the fact that these are the most cringey lyrics people can come up with bodes well for BC overall.

 
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Old 10-31-2018, 01:54 PM   #26
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Everyone gather, warm your soul
Everyone gather, warm your soul
Everyone gather, warm your soul, your soul
Everyone, everyone

Everyone gather, warm your soul
Everyone gather, warm your soul
Everyone gather, warm your soul, your soul
Everyone, everyone
Everyone, everyone, everyone, yeah

Everyone gather, warm your soul
Everyone gather, warm your soul
Everyone gather, warm your soul, your soul
Everyone, everyone

Everyone gather, warm your soul
Everyone gather, warm your soul
Everyone gather, warm your soul, your soul
Everyone, everyone
Everyone, everyone, everyone, yeah

Far away light, far away light
Anywhere, anywhere light
Far away light, far away light
Anywhere, anywhere love
Far away light, far away light
Anywhere, anywhere light
Far away light, faraway light

 
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:53 PM   #27
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The ambiguity of those songs are part of what made them interesting in the first place. Let's not start treating lyrics like they're interview answers or something now, specially not from a guy who claims he was "playing a character" for most of the 90s

Like yeah if someone came up to your door and said "i wanna RAPE you" that'd be something to take issue with but, you know, artistic license & all that
No one is treating lyrics like that. Also, I don't think it's this tension that makes them interesting. There are very few things as uninteresting as a display of self-righteous male violence. I said that Billy's depictions of violence can be interesting, but only because in some way he's aware that his anger is dysfunctional. My ambiguous feelings about the songs have to do with the fact that he doesn't push that awareness far enough. Sometimes he gets dangerously close to self-righteous anger.

By and large, Billy's love songs aren't about the person he "loves". They are about Billy. They are about his needs, and his suffering, and his desires. We don't really get a sense of the person on the other side at all. For the record, I think XYU is well-written. It's terribly violent and misogynistic, but it isn't a bad song. It's an ugly, hard-to-stomach song. A lot of his work has to do with grappling with trauma and abuse, and having a really hard time knowing how to be a decent person. It's about trying hard to be a good human, and having glimpses of what could be, but often failing. XYU is about him failing. XYU comes from the same place as his threats to break that trans woman's legs in the early 90s. It comes from the same place as his vicious attacks on Devi.

I used to think there was hope for him. Perfect is lovely, a refusal to grow bitter and to lash out on a misogynistic caricature of his own making. Friends as Lovers is good too. Blank Page is absolutely beautiful, a sincere moment of reckoning with his own ugliness and violence.

But I stand by my opinion that those lines from Behold! The Nightmare are bad. They are objectifying, they don't really convey any warmth or love for the other person, and they make her responsible for his feelings. "You're so cruel in all you do" - no. He's not the center of the world, but he still acts like everything she does is about him. And then comes the self-aggrandizing "But still I believe, I believe in you". Way to play the "good guy". It works in the context of the album, maybe, because it's a very conflicted record. But it doesn't stand on its own as a beautiful moment. At least XYU is honest about its ugliness.

 
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:15 PM   #28
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woah woah he does not say "I want to rape you," he says, "I want to BREAK you"

 
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Quote:
Whose side are you on?
Your blood you cannot buy

Revolution!
Revolution!
Revolution blues
What will they do?
Revolution!
Revolution!
What will they do to you?
Quote:
You can’t deny God and country
We’re fighting for our lives
You can’t deny God and country
Our souls are so aligned
In this time of God and country
Zeitgeist overall is a lyrical dumpsterfire.

 
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A lot of people seem to be criticizing how the lyrics read like an unnecessarily repetitive poem, but lyrics aren't intended to be read. Repetition is a feature of music.

Somehow it never occurred to me that Astral Planes was two phrases that repeat over and over. And it's not a bad song either.

 
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