The Killers Top Poll of Weirdest Lyrics With 'Human'

The Las Vegas rockers beat songs by The Beatles, Oasis and Michael Jackson.

The Killers Top Poll of Weirdest Lyrics With 'Human'
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A line from the Killers' song "Human" has been voted the weirdest ever song lyric in a new poll.

According to a survey by streaming service Blinkbox Music (via NME), a sample of 2,000 people found the most confusing song lyric line was "Are we human? Are we dancer?"

Elsewhere on the list of confusing lyrics were the Beatles' "I Am the Walrus" ("I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob") and Oasis' "Champagne Supernova" ("Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball").

Some two-fifths of those surveyed said they do not tend to grasp the meaning of the words they hear in pop songs.

Managing director of Blinkbox, Mark Bennett, said: "It's true that song lyrics are sometimes as crazy as a box of frogs, but then that's show business. It would be a really boring world if everything was logical and made sense."

The top ten misunderstood lyrics are:

1. The Killers – "Human" ("Are we human, or are we dancer?")
2. The Beatles – "I Am the Walrus" ("I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob")
3. Michael Jackson – "Earth Song" ("What about elephants? Have we lost their trust?")
4. Lionel Richie – "All Night Long" ("Tom bo li de say de moi ya, yeah jambo jambo")
5. Carly Rae Jepsen – "Call Me Maybe" ("Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad")
6. Black Eyed Peas – "Boom Boom Pow" ("Beats so big I'm stepping on leprechauns")
7. Duran Duran – "The Reflex" ("The reflex is an only child, he's waiting in the park")
8. Wham! – "Club Tropicana" ("Club Tropicana, drinks are free, fun and sunshine, there's enough for everyone, all that's missing is the sea")
9. Taylor Swift – "Love Story" ("Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter, and my daddy said stay away from Juliet")
10. Oasis – "Champagne Supernova" ("Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball")

What weird lyrics do you remember?

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    Rimfrost
    Earth Song is probably the number 1 on this list, mostly because i suspect Jackson was being 100% serious when he wrote that line.
    Lightning_Ray
    Apparently back in the day no one was able to correctly quote the lyrics to "Smells Like Teen Spirit", I'm actually surprised it didn't make the list.
    JAHellraiser
    "What about elephants? Have we lost their trust?" lol it's funny to just read that as a normal phrase and not sing it with a melody.
    twiggy3634
    No one has weirder lyrics than Dr. Octagon. Also, "Horse Latitudes" by The Doors is pretty weird.
    bangbang!!
    Also System of a Down. Banana banana banana terracotta banana terracotta terracotta pie! Is there a perfect way of holding you baby?! (Liar) Vicinity of Obscenity in your eyes! Terracotta terracotta terracotta PIE! Is there a perfect way of holding you baby?! (Liar) Vicinity of Obscenity in your eyes! Terracotta pie (Hey!)
    RegularMexicola
    IT'S A NONSTOP DISCO BET YOU IT'S NABISCO BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW OOOOOHH HOOOO NONSTOP DISCO BET YOU DIDN'T KNOWWWW BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW NONSTOP DISCO BETYOUDIDNTKNOWBETYOUDIDNTKNOWBETYOUDIDNTKNOW IT'S A VIOLENT PORNOGRAPHY CHOKING CHICKS AND SODOMY THE KIND OF SHIT YOU GET ON YOUR TV
    matteo cubano
    Agree with both of you, but also the National should be on any weird lyrics list made by anyone, any day.
    Sixxstarr
    Do we all learn defeat from the *****s with bad feet Beat the meat (beat the meat), Treat the feet (treat the feet) To the sweet, milky seat
    YoungFluff
    Hahahahahahahaha, so glad you mentioned Dr Octogon. Anything from Kool Keith is pretty damn odd anyway!
    Kueller917
    I never noticed the Call Me Maybe one.
    dewitt
    Is it not saying that she just met this person who she thinks is the one she's been waiting for? What's so weird about that? I could understand if you had no preferences or if that lime was totally out of context, but I don't see what's Top 10 weird about it.
    telephonebear
    its using a confusing and slightly oxymoronic combination of phrases in such a way to create the feeling of longing she has now and extrapolate this over her life so far which has been so devoid and bereft of such a perfect companion. shame he turns out to be gay, they could have been a great couple.
    Absurder22
    I love the Killers, but no, those lyrics are just dumb. Most of the time they just write nonsense with maybe a few lines to hint at the song being about something, but Human is hands down just nothing but words put next to each other.
    MrPajamaShark
    Coheed and Cambria, "Mother Superior" Mother Superior Come catch the rabbit, he runs. My, how've you been? You're frightened of leaving this Truly gone fishing amalgam. Go fetch your gun.
    YoungFluff
    Everyone appears to have completely moved on from Lulu and neglects to even reference the anomalies within! May I contribute the speaking of "spermless like a girl--more man than I" several times within the song Frustration? Aha.
    Floyd Phoenix
    3, 7, 8 and 9 all make sense to me... And I can think of some way better lyrics to fit this...
    ounceler
    Where is Bob Dylan? Desolation Row or Highway 61. They are crazy abstract and certainly more relevant than Taylor Swift's attempt at it.
    BadBikaDamo
    Most of the early Manic Street Preachers when Richey James did the lyrics. Conscience binds you in chains Trail by stone hammer and nails No-one made the holes but me Misery mourns to be devoured Killed God blood soiled unclean again Killed God blood soiled skin dead again Again everywhere again Never grown preserved gently A bronze moth dies easily Unknown to others weak to me Broken hands never ending Aimless rut of my own perception Numbly waiting for voices to tell me For voices to tell me