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    Dumb lyrics stuck in my head...

    Was out riding, when suddenly "Horse with no name" came into my head. I nominate this song as a candidate for the dumbest, most idiotic lyrics of all time. Any other nominations?

    On the first part of the journey
    I was looking at all the life
    There were plants and birds and rocks and things What clever words!
    There was sand and hills and rings Rings???
    The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
    And the sky with no clouds
    The heat was hot and the ground was dry
    But the air was full of sound

    Ive been through the desert on a horse with no name
    It felt good to be out of the rain
    In the desert you can remember your name
    cause there aint no one for to give you no pain "for to give you" huh?
    La, la ...

    After two days in the desert sun
    My skin began to turn red
    After three days in the desert fun
    I was looking at a river bed
    And the story it told of a river that flowed
    Made me sad to think it was dead

    You see Ive been through the desert on a horse with no name
    It felt good to be out of the rain
    In the desert you can remember your name
    cause there aint no one for to give you no pain
    La, la ...

    After nine days I let the horse run free
    cause the desert had turned to sea
    There were plants and birds and rocks and things
    There was sand and hills and rings
    The ocean is a desert with its life underground Huh??
    And a perfect disguise above
    Under the cities lies a heart made of ground Huh??
    But the humans will give no love

    You see Ive been through the desert on a horse with no name
    It felt good to be out of the rain
    In the desert you can remember your name
    cause there aint no one for to give you no pain
    La, la ...
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    Lets compare those lyrics to those of Innagaddadavida.............baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Was out riding, when suddenly "Horse with no name" came into my head. I nominate this song as a candidate for the dumbest, most idiotic lyrics of all time. Any other nominations?

    On the first part of the journey
    I was looking at all the life
    There were plants and birds and rocks and things What clever words!
    There was sand and hills and rings Rings???
    The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
    And the sky with no clouds
    The heat was hot and the ground was dry
    But the air was full of sound

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    Obviously, you remember the 60's, as opposed to having experienced them.
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    You remembered all the lyrics! Apparently the 70's were drug free. That is better than having the Elmo Ladybug counting song stuck in your head. Must have grandkids to understand.

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    When I'm biking, the lyrics from the 70's that usually get struck in my head are:

    I've been a running down the road
    Tryin' to loosen my load
    I've got seven women on my mind.
    Four that want to own me
    Two that want to stone me
    And one says she's a friend of mine.

    Take it easy. take it easy
    Down't let the sound of your own wheels
    Drive you crazy.

    Lighten up while you still can
    And try to understand.
    Just find a place to make your stand, and
    Take It Easy.

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    Is you is or is you ain't my baby?

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    You need to listen to "Burn" by Deep Purple. Now.

    Maybe we should do a thread about songs we all hate. I'd say anything by the Captain and Tennile, and "Lovin You", by Minnie Ripperton, qualify.
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    Interesting. The last three days I've been listening to America a lot ("I need you", "never found the time', "riverside"). None of their words make sense, just like Leo Kottke.

    I find this melding of the minds with DG across the country disturbing.

    BTW, if you want to seek vengence upon your children for any reason, play America loudly for them. I don't think anyone under 30 gets that music at all.

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    Leo Kottke. What a great singing voice HE has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    Interesting. The last three days I've been listening to America a lot ("I need you", "never found the time', "riverside"). None of their words make sense, just like Leo Kottke.

    I find this melding of the minds with DG across the country disturbing.

    BTW, if you want to seek vengence upon your children for any reason, play America loudly for them. I don't think anyone under 30 gets that music at all.

    I'm over 30 and I don't get it, either.
    If I want to hear Neil Young done badly, I'll do it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai View Post
    I'm over 30 and I don't get it, either.
    If I want to hear Neil Young done badly, I'll do it myself.
    I can, you know...
    "Neil Young done badly" seems overly redundant to me.

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    Here, DG, this will make "Horse with No Name" go away!

    Statler Brothers: Flowers on the Wall


    I keep hearin' you're concerned about my happiness
    But all that thought you're givin' me is conscience I guess
    If I was walkin' in your shoes, I wouldn't worry none
    While you 'n' your friends are worried about me I'm havin' lots of fun

    Countin' flowers on the wall
    That don't bother me at all
    Playin' solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
    Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo
    Now don't tell me I've nothin' to do

    Last night I dressed in tails, pretended I was on the town
    As long as I can dream it's hard to slow this swinger down
    So please don't give a thought to me, I'm really doin' fine
    You can always find me here, I'm havin' quite a time

    Countin' flowers on the wall
    That don't bother me at all
    Playin' solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
    Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo
    Now don't tell me I've nothin' to do

    It's good to see you, I must go, I know I look a fright
    Anyway my eyes are not accustomed to this light
    And my shoes are not accustomed to this hard concrete
    So I must go back to my room and make my day complete

    Countin' flowers on the wall
    That don't bother me at all
    Playin' solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
    Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo
    Now don't tell me I've nothin' to do

    Don't tell me I've nothin' to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai View Post
    I'm over 30 and I don't get it, either.
    If I want to hear Neil Young done badly, I'll do it myself.
    I can, you know...
    +1
    I always thought that band (America) suffered from severely low testoterone levels. They would probably never pass a Tour de France drug screening.
    They were right in there with Bread. ack!
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    Dumb Lyrics? Surely, some of you remember (all 7+ minutes) of MacArthur Park.


    Spring was never waiting for us, girl, it ran one step ahead as we followed in the dance,
    Between the parted pages that were pressed,
    A love hot fevered like a striped pair of pants,
    MacArthur Park is melting in the dark, all the sweet, green icing flowing down.
    Someone left the cake out in the rain,
    I don't think I could take it, `cause it took so long to bake it,
    And I'll never have that recipe again, oh no!

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    My car music has been Bob Dylan "Blonde on Blonde" recently. Feeling the urge to buy a leopard skin pillbox helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    Leo Kottke. What a great singing voice HE has.
    "Like goose farts on a muggy day." --Leo Kottke, describing his singing voice.

    The man can play a guitar like nobody's beeswax, though, I'll give him that.
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    I hear Paris Hilton is coming out with a CD

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    What list of stupid lyrics could be complete without some Zappa?

    Dreamed I was an Eskimo
    Frozen wind began to blow
    Under my boots and around my toes
    The frost that bit the ground below
    It was a hundred degrees below zero...

    And my mama cried
    And my mama cried
    Nanook, a-no-no
    Nanook, a-no-no
    Don't be a naughty Eskimo
    Save your money, don't go to the show

    Well I turned around and I said "Oh, oh" Oh
    Well I turned around and I said "Oh, oh" Oh
    Well I turned around and I said "Ho, Ho"
    And the northern lights commenced to glow
    And she said, with a tear in her eye
    "Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow"
    "Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow"
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    I like the music and it has only one word in the song, TEQUILA! So it probably doesn't fit this thread but imagine having that stuck in your head.

    http://www.wimp.com/tequila/

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Lets compare those lyrics to those of Innagaddadavida.............baby!
    Yep, 17 plus minutes of music with five lines of lyrics. But man were those a great 17 minutes. Played them repeatedly on my brother's Magnavox "stereo." Heck, I now have it on CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snavebob View Post
    I like the music and it has only one word in the song, TEQUILA! So it probably doesn't fit this thread but imagine having that stuck in your head.

    http://www.wimp.com/tequila/
    Darn, that was a good one too!! But why is that rabbit giving all of us the finger????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by snavebob View Post
    I like the music and it has only one word in the song, TEQUILA! So it probably doesn't fit this thread but imagine having that stuck in your head.

    http://www.wimp.com/tequila/
    Manyou actually have a video of a girl pole dancing to a j***ed up version of an Enya song!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cool.
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    For all you fanilows out there...

    "Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
    With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
    She would merengue and do the cha-cha
    And while she tried to be a star, Tony always tended bar
    Across a crowded floor, they worked from 8 till 4
    They were young and they had each other
    Who could ask for more?

    At the Copa, Copacabana
    The hottest spot north of Havana
    At the Copa, Copacabana
    Music and passion were always the fashion
    At the Copa....they fell in love"
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotReady4Purple View Post
    Dumb Lyrics? Surely, some of you remember (all 7+ minutes) of MacArthur Park.


    Spring was never waiting for us, girl, it ran one step ahead as we followed in the dance,
    Between the parted pages that were pressed,
    A love hot fevered like a striped pair of pants,
    MacArthur Park is melting in the dark, all the sweet, green icing flowing down.
    Someone left the cake out in the rain,
    I don't think I could take it, `cause it took so long to bake it,
    And I'll never have that recipe again, oh no!
    I always thought that song was deep, man...
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"

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