Rant of the Week

The Worst Lyrics in Pop Music


Sugar Sugar, Honey Honey
You are my candy girl, and you've got me wanting you. 

[the Archies, "Sugar Sugar"]

Can you cook and sew
make flowers grow
can you understand my pain

[Bob Dylan, "Is Your Love In Vain", proving that even the very best have their moments of weakness.]

Life, I love you, all is groovy

[Paul Simon, Feelin' Groovy

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun

[Terry Jacks, performing Rod McKeun's "Seasons in the Sun", translated from a French song which adds to my comprehension of why Jerry Lewis was believed to be an "artist" in France.]

I don't think that I can take it
'cause it took so long to bake it
and I'll never have that recipe again

[Jimmy Webb, McArthur's Park-- yes, easy target.]

This mountain we must climb,
seems like the world upon my shoulders. 

[Foreigner, "I Want to Know What Love is"]

All in all it's just another brick in the wall.

[I don't buy the idea that Roger Waters is any kind of genius or that "The Wall" was anything other than sophomoric.]

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