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#1
ive been wondering for a while now, why is it that bands like dragon force, or helloween and bands like that, who are great musicians feel they have to write stupid lyrics about the cosmos, and dragons eating their villages or anything "fantasy" kinda crap like that?
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#2
Because that's the style they want to play and the themes they want to base their music on. There are plenty of people who like to listen to it and just because you don't like it doesn't mean you can call the lyrics stupid.
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#3
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Because that's the style they want to play and the themes they want to base their music on. There are plenty of people who like to listen to it and just because you don't like it doesn't mean you can call the lyrics stupid.


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#4
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Because that's the style they want to play and the themes they want to base their music on. There are plenty of people who like to listen to it and just because you don't like it doesn't mean you can call the lyrics stupid.

+1
#5
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Because that's the style they want to play and the themes they want to base their music on. There are plenty of people who like to listen to it and just because you don't like it doesn't mean you can call the lyrics stupid.

yep just like that one band Coheed & Cambria they tell a story throughout their songs I often wonder if bands like that run out of things to write about. It would be like George Lucas making another Star Wars film
#6
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yep just like that one band Coheed & Cambria they tell a story throughout their songs I often wonder if bands like that run out of things to write about. It would be like George Lucas making another Star Wars film

what?? just no
#8
They arent THAT bad. Lets compare snippets of songs by power metal artists and then some more br00tal bands.

Heres a snippet of delight from In An Excruciating Way Infested With Vermin And Violated By Executioners Who Practise Incendiarism And Desanctifying The Pious by Wormphlegm -

Torture Jew:
Burn swastikas onto his skin 1000 and 1 times with
this burning hot marking iron
-So I shall burn swastikas onto his skin 1000 and 1
times with this burning hot marking iron

Torture priest:
Boil him in 1000-degree hot excrement
-I shall boil him in 1000-degree hot excrement
Penetrate his virgin ass with satan-shaped phallus
-I shall penetrate his virgin ass with S-S phallus

Torture Jehovah:
Tear down his kingdom and destroy his minions
-I shall tear down his kingdom and destroy his minions
Convert his followers or kill them if they resist
-I shall convert his followers or kill them if they resist

Torture Martin Luther:
Destroy his life work and rip all his skin slowly
-I shall destroy his life work and rip all his skin slowly
Beat him and impose thoughts of an anti-christian world on him
-I shall beat him and impose thoughts of an anti-christian world on him

Torture Allah:
Burn down Mecca and feed him all muslims
-I shall burn down Mecca and feed him all muslims

Torture Hindu:
Stick your hand into his anus and pull out his
guts, then feed him with the holy cow
-I shall stick my hand into his anus and pull out
his guts, then feed him with the holy cow

Torture Martin Luther King:
Break His Bones
-I shall Break his bones
Cut off his penis
-I shall cut off his penis
Cut off his tongue
-I shall cut off his tongue
Burn "White Power" onto his forehead
-I shall burn "White Power" onto his forehead

Torture Lars Levi Lestadius:
Incinerate his offspring
-I shall...
Grind his bones while he still breathes and feed
them to Saint Paul
-I shall...

Torture Saint Paul:
Make him blind again and feed him his eyes
-I shall...

Torture all:
Vomit on everyone, Crush everyone's bones
Rape everyone, Burn everyone
post-mortem for everyone


And heres a bit of the song Halloween by, well, Helloween -

Masquerade, masquerade,
Grab your mask and don't be late
Get out get out well disguised
Heat and fever in the air tonight
Meet the others at the store,
Knock on other people's door
Trick or treat they have to choice,
Little ghost's are makin'lotsa noise

But watch out... beware - listen... take care

[chorus]
In the streets on Halloween
There's something going on
No way to escape the power unknown
In the streets on Halloween
The spirits will arise
Make your choice, it's hell or paradice
Ah - It's Halloween
Ah - It's Halloween... tonight!

Someone's sitting in a field,
Never giving yield
Sittinh there with gleaminf eyes,
Wating for big pumpkin to arise
Bad luck if you get a stone,
Like the good old Charlie Brown
You think Linus could be right
The kids will sy it's just a stupid lie

But watch out... beware - listen... take care
[Chorus]

Listen now - we are calling you...
And there is magic in the air


Magic in the air... on Halloween
Black is the night full of fright
You'll be missing the day
What will be here very soon
Changing your way
A knock at your door
It is real or is it a dream
On trembling legs you open the door
And you scream... on Halloween


Darkless
Where am I now
Is there anybody out there
What has happened
Am I in heaven
Or is it hell

I can see a light comin'
It's comin' nearer
It's shining
It's shining so bright
It's shining on MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!


Its metal, cheese is everywhere not that there isnt some really intelligent lyrics around too, but nevertheless, metal has a high factor for dumb lyrics (although they are usually tongue in cheek)
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#9
I love when bands write lyrics like that. It goes so well with the music (examples: Viking and Folk metal bands.)
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#10
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I love when bands write lyrics like that. It goes so well with the music (examples: Viking and Folk metal bands.)



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#11
Not completely related, but one song that has terrible lyrics, well, rhyming, is a line from Motorbreath by Metallica.

"Don't stop for nothing, it's full speed or nothing"

C'mon James, you can rhyme something with nothing that isn't nothing.
#12
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Not completely related, but one song that has terrible lyrics, well, rhyming, is a line from Motorbreath by Metallica.

"Don't stop for nothing, it's full speed or nothing"

C'mon James, you can rhyme something with nothing that isn't nothing.

thats the gayest line ever
#13
They relay more in impressive riffs and technique rather than trying to impress you with words. I guess there is nothing wrong about it. Either that or they simply dont have anything inteligent to say.
#14
Quote by brentondig
Not completely related, but one song that has terrible lyrics, well, rhyming, is a line from Motorbreath by Metallica.

"Don't stop for nothing, it's full speed or nothing"

C'mon James, you can rhyme something with nothing that isn't nothing.


I know it's not metal but The Doors did the same thing...


"C'mon baby light my fire... Try to set the night on FIRE!"

You can't rhyme fire with fire Jim....
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#16
opeth

i know somebody will cry because i said that, but they honestly just write loose frames for lyrics and then rape a thesaurus.
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#17
Yeah, alot of power metal bands like to have stories set in medieval times and other fantasy worlds, because it's awesome! I read that Hansi from Blind Guardian writes his lyrics with the melodies of Andre's guitar. He likes for the words to fit more than to be really deep, which isn't bad if you look at the big picture.
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opeth

i know somebody will cry because i said that, but they honestly just write loose frames for lyrics and then rape a thesaurus.


ha, imagine the paper cuts.


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#19
The band with the stupidest lyrics I've ever heard would have to be Metalucifer. Take their song Heavy Metal Chainsaw for example. The opening verse goes something like this:

"Smoking a cigarette, and putting on leather gloves. Standing up without a sigh. Taking off a black coat, putting a hat on. Slowly walking without a smile. Start the engine, the gas tank is full. The sound is the sign of the hunter."

Cheesy/stupid lyrics are everywhere. And it shall remain like that. Why people write such stupid lyrics will probably be a mystery for a long long while.
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Stupid lyrics?

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#22
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brilliant music though.
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#24
The worst lines ever are probably from Arch Enemy's End of the Line:

You had one life
You had one shot
You blew it
And you knew it


yeah...
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#25
Dragonforce's lyrics were part of the reason of why i thought Dragonforce were dance music the first time I heard them.
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#26
Bentons lyrics in Vital Remains arent near as bad as Deicide. Compare a song like **** Your God to Dechristianize. Benton is still kind of a douche though.
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#28
I love the lyrics to SYL's "U Suck", but man are they stupid. That's what makes it so fun, I guess.
#29
WHOA
Give us all that you are
I HATE ME!
Give me all that you are!
WHOA YEAHHH!
HELL YEAH!!
WHOA Give us back the temptation
WE HATE YOU
This is not the temptation
WHOA YEAH!!
HELL YEAH!
Tell us how much they ****ing suck!
HELL YEAH THEY ****ING SUCK!
You and your band you ****ing suck!
HELL YEAH YOU ****ING SUCK!
I don't give a **** you ****ing ****!
HELL YEAH YOU ****ING SUCK!
Come on tell me how much we ****ing suck
HELL YEAH YOU ****ING SUCK!
Hell yeah we ****ing suck!
Hell yeah we ****ing suck!
Oh **** us all!

(solo)

Oh yeah!
HELL YEAH!
WHOA YEAHHHH!!!!
HELL ****ING YEAH!!!
WHOA
Give us back the temptation
WE HATE YOU!!!
This is not the temptation
Sing it now!
OHHH YEAH!
HELL YEAHHHH!!!
Tell us how much they ****ing suck!
HELL YEAH THEY ****ING SUCK!
Even your girlfriend ****ing sucks!
HELL YEAH SHE ****ING SUCKS!
Oh **** you you ****ing ****!
HELL YEAH YOU ****ING SUCK!
Tell me how much you ****ing suck!
HELL YEAH WE ****ING SUCK!
Hell yeah you ****ing suck!
Hell yeah you ****ing suck!
We are the losers of all that we know!
**** us all!

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#30
I think that alot of times grindcore/brutal death lyrics are worse than power metal. I mean sometimes, it seems like the bands are just trying to scare people, by using the words vomit, gore, maggot, dissection and sodomy, as many times as possible. Although the lyrics in power metal are cheesey, you have to admit that it does take more talent, to write an epic story, than to write a 30 second spew of incoherent gore, like what Cannibal Corpse does. But the bands like Avantasia and Rhapsody Of Fire, tell a story, throughout all of their albums. Its hard to write three whole albums, that follow a certain story line. It is cheesey, but then again, even The Lord Of The Rings, gets cheesey at times. Now I'm not saying all power metal lyricists are talented, but the bands like Rhapsody Of Fire, and Avantasia are talented, but the music is not for everyone.
#31
^ I agree with you. I Think Power Metal lyrics are Cheesy and I think Gore bands lyrics are just dumb, but then again I don't listen to music for the lyrics.
#32
Quote by GNR4EVER
Because that's the style they want to play and the themes they want to base their music on. There are plenty of people who like to listen to it and just because you don't like it doesn't mean you can call the lyrics stupid.


Exactly, TONS of the greatest songs out there are based on fantasy. Look at Blind Guardian, they made an entire album around LotR, and it was GREAT. All of those lyrics can be really versatile too, they can be funny, sad, happy, they can have twists in the story, all that.

It might also help to say I'm a nerd, and I love that stuf anyway.
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#33
Hell yeah man, NIME is possibly one of their top albums along with ANATO. And lyrics can mean anything you want them to mean.
#35
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gore and some death metal lyrics are alot worse than power metal lyrics. the power metal lyrics are usually high forms of really intelligent literature, while the latter is not so high forms of being ****ed with a knife or something similar (but i still enjoy those lyrics as well \m/).

anyways, people should just stop bashing on power metal.

Have you ever read Carcass's lyrics, or Exhumed's for that matter? 10 bucks says you wouldnt be able to understand them unless you were a professor of medicine. And to make the words rhyme that they use isn't an easy feat. At least they sing about **** that can actually happen... Power Metal is writing songs about goblins and ghouls and **** - who cares, that's totally fvcken gay.
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#36
^^ Not all carcass songs are like that.

Frenzied Detruncation

Limb from limb...
Curled glands...
Hacked giblets...
Stumps for hands...

Limb from bloody limb

Ruptured spleen...
Rancid loin...
Shattered ribs...
Splattered groin...

Retching pus...
Dissect and slash...
Limb from limb...
Stenching gash...

nothing technical there.
#37
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System of a down is similar


Not Metal No0b

Anyways dragon forces lyrics are really corny, and based on the same stuff, but it is a very popular style that is very colorful and sounds good.
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#38
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WHOA
Give us all that you are
I HATE ME!
Give me all that you are!
WHOA YEAHHH!
HELL YEAH!!
WHOA Give us back the temptation
WE HATE YOU
This is not the temptation
WHOA YEAH!!
HELL YEAH!
Tell us how much they ****ing suck!
HELL YEAH THEY ****ING SUCK!
You and your band you ****ing suck!
HELL YEAH YOU ****ING SUCK!
I don't give a **** you ****ing ****!
HELL YEAH YOU ****ING SUCK!
Come on tell me how much we ****ing suck
HELL YEAH YOU ****ING SUCK!
Hell yeah we ****ing suck!
Hell yeah we ****ing suck!
Oh **** us all!

(solo)

Oh yeah!
HELL YEAH!
WHOA YEAHHHH!!!!
HELL ****ING YEAH!!!
WHOA
Give us back the temptation
WE HATE YOU!!!
This is not the temptation
Sing it now!
OHHH YEAH!
HELL YEAHHHH!!!
Tell us how much they ****ing suck!
HELL YEAH THEY ****ING SUCK!
Even your girlfriend ****ing sucks!
HELL YEAH SHE ****ING SUCKS!
Oh **** you you ****ing ****!
HELL YEAH YOU ****ING SUCK!
Tell me how much you ****ing suck!
HELL YEAH WE ****ING SUCK!
Hell yeah you ****ing suck!
Hell yeah you ****ing suck!
We are the losers of all that we know!
**** us all!

26 f-bombs.


Strapping Young Lad ftw!
#39
Quote by reed
opeth

i know somebody will cry because i said that, but they honestly just write loose frames for lyrics and then rape a thesaurus.


I do concur.

"Alas, I lament the majesty of my solitude, and in forlorn lamentations I lament the lamented from afar"
#40
Shut Up, Shut Up
I'll stick to my guns while you stick to yours
Sit Down
Let's not pretend that I'll have to use force
Are you Satan?
I don't think so
You Copy my style
and you call yourself a man.

You want a piece of me?
Yeah... you do
Begging for this and asking for that
Shut Up, ****ing Twat

Shut Up ****ing Twat

Shut Up Shut Up
I'll stick to my guns
Now you stick to yours
Sit Down
Let's not pretend
That I'll have to use force
Are you satan?
I don't think so
you copy my style
and call yourself a man

Never could fathom my hate
Unable to take a hint
You haven't got a clue
Satanism is lost on you.
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