#1
Overused phrases in music. The ones I can think of are:

Rhyming "down" with "around"

Rhyming "Walk" with "Talk"

"In the club"

"Woke up in the morning"

"I want ___" followed by "I need ___"

"Shivers down my spine"

Rhyming "Fire" with "Desire"

"17/18 , You know what I mean"

"Rhyming "High" with "Fly"

And of course, rhyming a word with the same word.


Any I'm missing?
#4
Studio recordings calling out to a hypothetical audience like "Come on!" and "Lets go!"
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#8
"na na na na na na na na na"

Either make up actual words or shorten the song.
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#9
I CAN BE YOUR HEROOOO BAAABY!!!! I CAN TAKE AWAY THE PAIN!!!!

Yeah, Im lettin' loose.
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#10
Emo songs talking plainly about emotions. "I feel sad when she..."
"My emotions are..."
I'm new here. Hurt me plenty.

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#11
Using the word "night" in every possible sentence, and anything by Five Finger Death Punch.
#13
Quote by JustRooster
Whenever I hear "Save me from myself," I can't help but roll my eyes.


Oh yeah this one is right up there.

Anything "me" centric really.

Most anything in a Nickelback song.
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#14
If you took the word "baby," out of every song ever, there would be a lot of short, empty spaces in songs.
#16
For Black Metal, of which i listen to a fair amount, 'Satan' either in lyrics or song titles gets very boring
#19
Quote by DanCochran
I hate the word "jaded" and the phrase "natural fact"

I can't think of any songs that use either of those words or phrases.
#20
Quote by Aoh legend
I can't think of any songs that use either of those words or phrases.

Hollywood by Puddle of Mudd. Can't think of any others that use it a lot though.
http://www.lyrics.net/lyrics/jaded
It's strange how many bands use 'natural fact'.
"This one is machine and nerve, and has its mind concluded
This one is but flesh and faith, and is the more deluded."
#21
I get irritated with:

"feels so real...", "this pain is just too real..." anything 'real' that ends the sentence.

Maybe not a cliche lyric, but when people stretch out words over 4 or 5 beats/measures when singing. I mean, you can't find a longer more appropriate word? Feels lazy to me.
#22
Haha, I'm guilty of high + fly just recently. I don't think its that bad tho, if the subject is asking for it.
#23
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Pussy, money, weed.


What garbage are you listening to? lol
#24
Quote by Aoh legend
I can't think of any songs that use either of those words or phrases.


Jaded is quite common in ballad type stuff.
#26
Quote by JustRooster
Whenever I hear "Save me from myself," I can't help but roll my eyes.

I will use this phrase in a way that does not make you roll your eyes.
#27
Rhyming girl/world.

"Nobody said this would be easy"

"Puppet on a string"
#28
Any referencing to drowning, suffocation, or the inability to breathe 
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#29
Quote by JustRooster
Whenever I hear "Save me from myself," I can't help but roll my eyes.


It's not what you think
just one more little bet
just another cigarette
just one more drink

so lend me just a little more
you know cancer can't catch me
let's have another drink or three
don't be a bore

But oh, don't I know
I'm just digging my own grave
Someone else please save myself from me
Oh lord I know
I'm just digging my own grave
Can someone save myself from me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4n5iH0PAuM


Point is, this song uses it really well.
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#30
Any line of a song that ends in the word "away." (Usually it's sung "awaaaaaaaaay").

Nickelcrack, Puddle of Spunk, Breaking Benjamin, and all of their other clone bands are notorious for this. Literally, it's in every song in that genre.
#31
"water to wine"

on a related note, song titles.

a lot of the rock/glam bands I used to listen to...I guess they run out of material so u often have a song called "bad reputation" lol

I got a bad reputation...im a bad bad boy etc

I give Yngwie credit, at least he was out for like 15 years before he resorted to it

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Then the sort of Don Dokken types it was always the words: looking back, yesterday, dreams, shadows. Me and my buddy used to joke about it a lot. Id tell him that I have an album written. Then I say "well not really an album but I have the titles ready"

1. Looking back at yesterdays dreams

2. The shadow of yesterdays dreams

3. In the shadows of your love

4. Bad boy

5. guilty

6. Wild and Free

7. Bad Reputation

8. Dreaming of yesterdays love

9. Tear it up

10. Drinking with the devil
#33
The word "soul" seems to be commonly used in many metal genres. Did someone already mention "cry" paired with "die"?