'Knee-deep in the hoopla' and other horrible song lyrics

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  1. Kirby

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    For some reason I have had the Jefferson Starship song 'We Built This City on Rock and Roll' running through my head for the past day and a half, and while the entire song is super-cheesy, the line 'knee-deep in the hoopla' is just cringe worthy.

    We haven't had a bad song lyrics thread in a while, what else ya got?
     
  2. J.T.B.

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    That's pretty odd, because I was thinking of what a stupid lyric that is just yesterday. It was also the name of the album. That whole song is crap. "Marconi plays the mamba"?!

    I can't think of any more awful lyrics off the top of my head (but they will come). But here is one of my least favorite "rhymes" in all pop music:

    Billy Mack is a detective down in Texas
    You know he knows just exactly what the facts is​

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    Steve Miller is the king of forced lyrics.
     
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  8. Allyn Gibson

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    I have to be honest. That was the first album I ever bought. And it was just Starship, not Jefferson Starship. Okay, technically, it was the fetid remains of JS, but there was a lawsuit and they decided to drop the Jefferson from their name.
     
  9. C.E. Evans

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    Actually, I listen to that song just for that one line.

    My vote:
    "Forces of evil on a bozo nightmare
    Ban all the music with a phony gas chamber
    'Cause one's got a weasel and the other's got a flag
    One's on the pole, shove the other in a bag..."

    --Beck, "Loser"

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    Not seeing that. Its almost conversational.
     
  13. Ar-Pharazon

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    I always thought that of Graham Bonnet. Every song he ever wrote seemed like it had way too many words crammed in.

    Maybe a different idea of forced.


    As far as Starship, if they didn't put "knee deep in the hoopla" into one of the songs, they'd never have justified the album title ;)
     
  14. 1001001

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    Plus, he has this:

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  18. Greg Cox

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    Here's an oldie from Cole Porter:

    "Where is the fun I used to find?
    "Gone! Gone with the wind!"

    Huh? Sure it looks good on paper, but since when does "wind" (as in a strong breeze) rhyme with "find"?
     
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