Wednesday Question: Worst Lyric Lines?

Name the most cringeworthy lyrics in rock history, now!

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As much as they are able to deeply touch fans and make one think about certain matters, rock lyrics have the colossal power of making your teeth cringe with anger and make the listener genuinely embarrassed.

For this week's Wednesday question, we'll focus on the latter type. So without further ado, the question we're asking you is:

What's the worst lyric line in rock?

The metal genre is also included in the vote of course. Anyhow, can you think of that rant-inducing line that makes you feel nauseous from the very first word? Some cock-rock loving, pseudo-philosophical gibberish or a certain form of furniture with a flat horizontal upper surface used to support objects of interest, for storage, show, and/or manipulation? Yes? No? Take your pick and share it in the comments.

Same rules as always apply - only one suggestion per comment, vote up the ideas you support and vote down the ones you dislike. We'll sum up your votes by Friday and bring you another traditional UG Top 10. May the worst lyrics win!

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    Nero Galon
    The table is there because UG already know whats coming haha.
    cyclonus
    Dial L for Lulu!
    peachesenregali
    A picture of Dream Theater would be equally appropriate. The absolute worst lyricists in world music. They personally offend me.
    Shotgunmerc
    How do they personally offend you
    pjn7000
    Guys, relax. Its not worth arguing with someone uninformed enough to classify Dream Theater as "world music".
    the_bi99man
    Your life must suck balls, to be so easily offended. I'm sorry. I'm not even going to flame you (even though you deserve it for such a laughably uninformed and ignorant comment) because your life is surely terrible enough as it is.
    peachesenregali
    Yea my life sucks...aside from everything about it. Even as a Dream Theater fan I can't take the lyrics seriously. They are so bad. 'Several years ago In a foreign town Far away from home I met the Count of Tuscany A young eccentric man Bred from royal blood Took me for a ride Across the open countryside Get into my car Let's go for a drive Along the way I'll be your guide Just step inside Maybe you recall A cannibal curator A character inspired by my brother's life Winding through the hills The city far behind On and on we drove Down narrow streets and dusty roads At last we came upon A picturesque estate On sprawling emerald fields An ancient world of times gone by Let me introduce My brother A bearded gentleman Historian Sucking on his pipe Distinguished accent Making me uptight No accident I want to stay alive Everything about this place Just doesn't feel right I I don't want to die Suddenly I'm frightened for my life I want to say goodbye This could be the last time You see me alive I- I may not survive Knew it from the moment we arrived Would you like to see Our secret holy place? I come here late at night To pray to him by candle light Then peering through the glass I saw with disbelief Still dressed in royal clothes The saint behind the altar History recalls During times of war Legend has been traced Back inside these castle walls Where soldiers came to hide In barrels filled with wine Never to escape These tombs of oak are where they died Down the cellar stairs I disappear Like the English heir The end is near Come and have a taste A rare vintage All the finest wines Improve with age I want to stay alive Everything about this place Just doesn't feel right I I don't want to die Suddenly I'm frightened for my life I want to say goodbye This could be the last time You see me alive I I may not survive Knew it from the moment we arrived Could this be the end? Is this the way I die? Sitting here alone No one by my side I don't understand I don't feel that I deserve this What did I do wrong? I just don't understand Give me one more chance Let me please explain It's all been circumstance I'll tell you once again You took me for a ride Promising a vast adventure Next thing that I know I'm frightened for my life Now wait a minute man That's not how it is You must be confused That isn't who I am Please don't be afraid I would never try to hurt you This is how we live Strange although it seems Please try to forgive The chapel and the saint The soldiers and the wine The fables and the tales All handed down through time Of course you're free to go Go and tell the world my story Tell about my brother Tell them about me The Count of Tuscany...' Maybe I should rephrase my original comment. John Petrucci is the worst lyricist in prog. James Labrie is the best lyricist in Dream Theater, but he's hardly Tom Waits.
    third(-)eye
    I agree with you. Also one of the most annoying singers in metal.
    latinromans
    His voice is nasally at times but damn do I love near everything else about it, I feel even if it's not always pretty it's extremely expressive and shows a very delicate musical touch as well as packing a wallop when he needs it.
    Maiden95
    He sounded better than ever on the this tour too! One other thing I love about Labrie as a vocalist is his power to actually narrate a story in the song.. Not just sing the lyrics. Like in Octavarium or In the Presence of Enemies or Six Degrees, he really tells the story better than anyone else could.
    peachesenregali
    If at least half of the people who downvoted this can produce an example of good Dream Theater lyrics I'll take it back. Dream Theater lyrics are shit, and that's a fact.
    Silver Blues
    Just look at the story Metropolis Pt. 2 tells, and tell me if that could have happened without the lyrics. Taken in a vacuum they might not be the world's most poetic lyrics but that isn't always the point. Or, if you insist, what about this snippet from "The Enemy Inside"? I'm a burden and a travesty I'm a prisoner of regret Between the flashbacks and the violent dreams I am hanging on the edge Disaster lurks around the bend Paradise came to an end And no magic pill can bring it back again This exact situation hits home for a large number of people. Good lyrics tell a story or make an impact, and I believe both examples I have given you do this. I don't believe you can justify your claim that Dream Theater are the "worst lyricists in the WORLD of music", when we have such a slew of far more awful lyricists to pull from.
    telephonebear
    i agree, metropolis is possibly the best rock opera ever (story wise at least, rudess' keyboard randomness isnt great though)
    TheLiberation
    I don't even know why I'm wasting my keyboard for someone who calls his (dumb and ignorant) opinion a fact, but: In The Name of God Trial of Tears Beneath The Surface Voices Just a completely random bunch of songs that popped into my head that wipe your point into oblivion with zero effort.
    evanfurillo
    In As I Am, I forget how it goes exactly but the one line ends with "justify you" then the next line ends with "just defy you". I always thought that was pretty clever.
    perilio
    "Thats a fact" This isn't science man, there are no facts in art. Even thought there might be some occasional stinkers they do have great lyrics For example, the songs; Lines in the sand, scarred, silent man, wait for sleep, space dye vest, a change of season, voices, another day, hollow years, trial of tears and many more have excellent lyrics.
    MetalRock4ever
    This is the issue with nearly every single band in the world. No matter how many great songs you write (lyrically), there will always be a couple, or more, where the lyrics aren't up to the same standard. But hey, they are still human, they aren't machines built to make beautiful rhymes/lyrics, cut most of these musicians some slack
    Maiden95
    "Sudden burst of heat Burning source of life Masterful destruction Power's not an act It's understanding truth Changing my direction" "'Seize the Day' I heard him say Life will not always be this way Look around Hear the sounds Cherish your life While you're still around"
    purplecashew
    Well, what do you define "good" lyrics? There's a bit in one of their songs (Octavarium) that seems to make little sense but is actually quite clever. The lyrics are: "Sailing on the seven seize the day tripper diem's ready Jack the ripper owens wilson phillips and my supper's ready Lucy in the sky with diamond dave's not here I come to save the Day for nightmare cinema show me the way to get back home again" Some explanation i found on a forum: "- Sailing on the seven seize the day tripper, diem's ready ...sailing on the seven seas: OMD song ...seize the day: famous DT line from A Change of Seasons ...day tripper: Beatles song ...diem's ready: Carpe Diem from A Change of Seasons -Jack the ripper, Owen's Wilson Phillips and my supper's ready ...jack the ripper: Judas Priest song ...owen wilson: if you dont know this youre retarded ...phillips and my: not sure lol ...supper's ready: Genesis song -Lucy in the sky with diamond, Dave's not here ive come to save the day ...lucy in the sky with diamonds: Beatles song ...daves not here: Yes song -For nightmare cinema show me the way to get back home again ...nightmare cinema: antonym to Dream Theater, and also a joke band they made with Derek Sherinian (former DT keyboardist) ...home: Dream Theater song"
    qrEE
    Can we have a list of "top ten tables in music" next? and have James Hetfield top the list?
    Rimfrost
    Not saying it isn´t stupid, but does "The Table" even count, he wasn´t supposed to sing it, i´m pretty sure he´s supposed to sing tablet, which would make sense in context. I´m going to suggest "Waggle your ass like a dog prostitute" instead, that´s the funniest line on the entire album :p.
    OllieSevenfold
    KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL! - All Within My Hands by Metallica.
    TheLiberation
    As much of a mess as St. Anger may be, All Within My Hands has to be one of the most genuinely passionate and pissed off songs they've made I think.
    OllieSevenfold
    I think the whole album is very emotionally driven, i just find that one part of the song hilarious sometimes ><
    Democrab
    MY LIFESTYLE DETERMINES MY DEATH STYLE - Frantic LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD! - The Day That Never Comes
    JewishMilkman
    I feel like some people might be misunderstanding the whole "four letter word" thing.I know that where I'm from, the term "four letter word" is used as a euphemism for swear words like "****" and shit", much like somebody might say "the N word" or "the F word". The lyrics are in the context of a broken relationship between a father and son, so the idea of love being an obscene word in a home without love makes sense to me. Hetfield wasn't just pointing out that there are four letters in the word "love", so if that's what people think he was doing, I can understand why they'd think that the lyric is retarded.
    metallicaboeh
    Even I knew that! And English is not my mother tongue. If people don't even know what they're trolling about they should stop it. Didn't they ever realize most swearwords have four letters? (****, shit, crap, ****, ...)
    Sebo
    Considering his chronic alcohol abuse, the frantic lyrics make very much sense in my opinion.
    Shadow914
    Except that Kirk wrote the 'my lifestyle determines my death style" lyric, not James.
    SleepFan
    Love is a four letter word! - "The Day That Never Comes" Yeah, you got it. This isn't just as dumb as Lulu, but it's from a fairly good songwriter like James. He just doesn't have any creativity when it comes to lyrical inspiration anymore.
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    The table is there to prove that UG are not sitting working on the weekly question and are now relying on the top ten questions we said we wanted on April fools!
    Unf
    Call me what you will , but that's actually listenable
    Boomer904
    Everything in its Right Place - Radiohead "Yesterday I woke up suckin' a lemon" I know it's a metaphor or whatever, just bothers me.
    conorpatt
    Ok, so the worst lyric of all time is decided by the fact that it bothers you? Huh, you must feel a great sense of entitlement to the validity of your own opinion.
    phidias13
    Limp Bizkit - Nookie "I did it all for the nookie C'mon The nookie C'mon So you can take that cookie And stick it up your, yeah!! Stick it up your, yeah!!" Nothing to add.
    K33nbl4d3
    "I ****ing hate you, You're such a liar, I'd love to hang you, You're all the same to me." - I Fucking Hate You - Godsmack Inspiring stuff.
    KJP
    To be fair, anything by Godsmack could make the list. I'm pretty sure Sully just draws phrases out of a hat.
    K33nbl4d3
    I'll agree that little if any of their stuff is amazing lyrically - though I'm not the expert I was 6 years back - but that particular number's an easy one. Also one of the few I could remember from when I listened to them.
    Unf
    I want so much to hurt you I want so much to hurt you I want so much to hurt you Marry me I want you as my wife Spermless like a girl More man than I
    Rimfrost
    The delivery makes it even better, i love it when he sings the last 3 lines, it´s so funny xD.
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    There was a Quiet Riot song I don't remember what it's called but it had the lyric "I wanna kiss your lips...not the ones on your face!"
    Dannym95
    Let's Get Crazy. XD
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    Motley Crüe - girls girls girls
    Teamster
    A couple one that comes to mind. Imagine Dragons : Welcome to the new age, to the new age, Whoa, oh I'm radioactive, radioactive. (No your not) Weezer : Beverly Hills, that where I want to be. (Nope) Carly Rae Jepsen : Here's my number, so call me maybe... (No I wont) Miley Cyrus : Wrecking ball (the whole song) Katy Perry : I Kissed a girl just to try it, hope my BF don't mind it. (No he don't) Crazy Town : Come come my lady, you're my butterfly, Sugar baby (Retarded)
    Chickendirt
    Imagine Dragons: It's a pop hook, it's suppose to be repetitive and catchy Weezer: Really clever line when placed in context with the songs meaning Carly Rae: Not even close to the worst lyric in that song, it just finishes the chorus in an appropriate way Miley Cyrus: Actually doesn't have bad lyrics other than the chorus Katy Perry: Again, appropriate to the context of the song Crazy Town: Another hook. It's suppose to be simple and catchy I don't think you necessarily think that these lyrics are bad, just you dislike the song and everything about it
    TheLiberation
    As for Wrecking Ball, I think that the lyrics and singing in that song is literally the only non-retarded thing Miley Cyrus has done in the past year or so and I was surprised by how non-horrible the song is. Although the Drewsif Stalin cover is massively superior.
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    thank you
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    Steel panther - if I was the king
    tchesher
    Dude!!!!! How could u not like them lyrics If I was the King I would get myself a bitchin' crown And I'd make all the bitches call me Sir Michael Starr I'd have a castle and a bitchin' throne And at night I'd go in the town In a big stretch Hummer with a hot tub and a bar If I was the King I would outlaw clothes for chicks So you could see if the shaved their pussies Or if they were hiding dicks I'd lower the drinking age So little kids could get drunk too And I'd make it a ****ing crime to wear a wedding ring If I was the King That'd be ****in' nice right? I'd knock down all the schools And put up licquor stores And give free boobjobs to the strippers and the *****s I would outlaw common sense Feed the homeless to the wolves And if you didn't like Steel Panther you'd go to jail! If I was the King I'd make beer the official food And you'd never have to take the trash out If you happen to be born a dude You could buy hand grenades at Starbucks And take a shit right on the street And I'd kill Katy Perry so I wouldn't have to hear her sing If I was the King Her comes the court jester man! And if the mother****ing peasents didn't like it I would tell them all to suck my dick Suck my dick Suck my dick Legalize masturbation At every strip joint in the nation And the minimum cup size would have to be a double D Oh yeah But if you were in a band You wouldn't have to use your hand There'd be mandatory blowjobs for guys like you and me! If I was the King Megan Fox would be my Queen But I'd still **** Christie Brinkley And any girl older than 16 I'd execute One Direction And drop a nuke on the Middle East But I'd take the oil first so we wouldn't have to feel the sting If I was the King If I was the King If I was the King
    Alex051993
    Unimaginative, vile, immature lyrics. Whats most irritating about SP is that their biggest fans are circa 13 year olds and this is what they think is cool and funny. This band is a disgrace to music, the old excuse that "they are a parody of hair metal" doesn't excuse their mysoginistic, crude songs.
    Dreadpool
    Just went through this comment section to find a bunch of fuddy duddies. I hate steel panther. Not gonna bag on them for being "vile and immature" though. They're a parody band. Seriously try to get more upset about a band who honestly doesn't give a **** or doesn't live up to your lyrical standards. Also, its spelled "Misogynistic".
    MattTheHack
    Jeez, Lighten up dude - life's a party and everyones invited, feel free to stay at home but don't kill our buzz!
    thechaostheory
    Well I'm 17 and quite like them. They're not meant to be taken seriously, and you don't need to be immature to like their music either. They actually have some good riffs and solos. Vocal melodies too. Give them another chance without that mindset and maybe you'll like them. If not, then that's fine too.
    blackone666
    "I'm just here to listen to the BEATZ. I love TUNEZ. I'm 17, pay attention, I'm 17 guys. I love Steel panther - you suck I'm 17, guys...guys?"
    DickHardwood
    Yes,because every single branch of rock and metal has to be serious for some ****ing reason, right Captain Buzzkill?
    Patrijz
    I agree, AlexSOMENUMBERS. But that's because I take music to seriously. Steel Panther is, like Tenacious D, party/comedy rock. It's simply not my cup of tea for the reasons you noted, but I do understand why people like them.
    Nuclearcrayon
    Alex051993 really just ignore all the downvotes from the Steel Panther fanboys. IMHO They're beyond doubt one of the most Irritating and Immature bands out there and regardless of wether they're a parody act or not they're still a bad influence on todays youth and their lyrics and music video's are nothing short of revolting.
    rmack4341
    No artist has a responsibility to be a "positive influence". If that were the case in all of entertaintment, we'd have nothing but Raffi on the radio and 7th Heaven on TV. People like you make me sick. You don't even deserve to listen to music. Go deaf, bitch!
    Nuclearcrayon
    rmack4341 Bit harsh don't you think? You want me to go deaf because I don't have the same opinion as you? Are you a ten year old? I quite simply don't like steel panther because their music is Immature, Vulgar and a nuisance to my ears. And really, it seems to me as though you're suggesting that negative influence is "good".
    rmack4341
    Nuclearcrayon, I'm saying your definition of a negative influence is completely subjective. You listen to this and think kids can be adversely affected. I listen to it and find humor in it, plus I just like the songs. I don't think you should go deaf because you have a different opinion. I think you should go deaf because you clearly have no appreciation for the art of music. Eminem was seen as a negative influence by many people, certainly parents. At the same time he was praised by critics for for well crafted artistry, "negative" content included. But there are "vulgar' or "mysoginist" themes dating back to early days of rock and roll. Do you have a problem with any music that is "indecent", or just music that is overtly vulgar? Again, if you want to attack lyrics for being just poorly written, poorly structured, bland, predictable, etc... I'm with you all day. But once you start with the b.s. about content and some sort of looming responsibility for musicians to not offend anyone, you completely cross over into an area you have no right to go, nor does anyone else for that matter. Not sure if you live in the States, but you would make a great addition to our FCC, aka the content police.
    Jonagorn
    You can't dispute the fact that they are really good musicians. I'd love to hear a proper song by them.
    Thestrangepoet
    Bear in mind that probably the worst lyrics in history have been written not by famous musicians but by struggling hopeful musicians hoping to make it big one day. So, what i'm saying is that most musicians on UG who are in a band or making music with lyrics are all probably writing horrible lyrics. I'm not exempt from this at all, if the following lyrics aren't an indication. Tongue tied with nothing much to say I didn't want to listen to you anyway Cherry-coated eyes stare at the ceiling A masochist tired from constant kneeling The goddess in bloom steps into the room Living in a tomb hidden from the moon Hiding from the day and hiding from the night Je t'adore baby, turn off the light Acid police I choose charizard I see pony shirts I said punish her Etc.....
    TheLiberation
    You may love or hate their lyrics (I'm not a great fan of "shock value" type of lyrics either), but if we're talking about good or bad lyrics, it does make a difference whether the band was trying to be serious or intentionally bad. For example, Dethklok would also count as a terrible band lyric-wise if they were serious, but the way they are, I nearly die from laughter.
    manyscissors
    that literally reads like a horrid henry book. I think that might be a UK only thing, but I'll just say that they're ****ing terrible.
    MaggaraMarine
    I don't think Steel Panther is a good example of bad lyrics because they are not meant to be taken seriously. And that's why they actually work. They are meant to be stupid. IMO bad lyrics are something that are meant to be good but just sound so wrong.
    pjn7000
    "I loved her fancy underwear" -Lil Wayne The song, Prom Queen, is off of that '"rock" album Rebirth, so it should count as a rock lyric, right?
    nboyjn
    Not as bad as "Make a movie with your bitch, Steven Spiel-nigga". I swear that's an actual Lil' Wayne lyric.
    Izzy-Sweet
    Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing The whole song's cheesy, of course. But there's one line; "I'll kiss your eyes and thank God we're together" KISS YOUR EYES?! WHAT?!
    heatho91
    You've never kissed somebody eyes before
    Izzy-Sweet
    I'll try it when I get a girlfriend and report back to you on that
    jamie_hough
    Unfortunately you may be reporting back to us single if you did indeed kiss her eyes. Not worth the risk dude, just stick with French kissing the earhole like the rest of us.
    pray_003
    To be fair, if you're Steven Tyler, you're kissing eyes even though you're aiming for, presumably, lips.
    latinromans
    WTF!?! Also that song makes me think of Celine Dion for some reason. I mean i can imagine her singing it, or am I imagining Steven Tyler in a dress?
    rmack4341
    Fair enough, but Aerosmith didn't write the lyrics to that song, it was written by a woman.
    Izzy-Sweet
    I'm aware of that. I'm also aware of the fact that the song was offered to Cher first and she turned it down. That's right, folks. Even Cher was too metal for I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing.
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    Poison - nothing but a good time "if you could hear me think this is what I'd say" (proceeds to shout chorus)
    CPEngel
    Def Leppard is so much cheesier "Cry wolf, given mouth to mouth Like a movin' heartbeat in the witching hour I'm runnin' with the wind, a shadow in the dust And like the drivin' rain, yeah, like the restless rust I never sleep"
    Shadow914
    While I personally love Def Leppard, the one lyric of theirs that I always cringe at: "Such a woman, you got style, you make every man, feel like a child."
    latinromans
    It seems rather standard rock fare, have you never met a woman with a mature fashion sense and a really intense maternal vibe?
    robo37
    Manowar - Die For Metal
    "I need metal in my life just like an eagle needs to fly"
    liam_nz
    "I walked inside so I could hear, and the guy beside me gave me a beer! He had his fist up in the air, and called me brother, said my friends are over there!"
    Elderer
    Josh Homme is a very good lyric writer when he wants to,Them Crooked Vultures had amazing lyrics(Warsaw,Reptiles,Mind Eraser,Gunman and Warsaw).
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    What Courtney cox article?
    K33nbl4d3
    The one on the front page, the one about QOTSA before that, probably other ones. He just goes on about "Homme-osexuals" and how he really hates people that Courtney Cox hates. Not you, in case you thought that.
    finallife6
    Wrong Courtney dude, I highly doubt a star of friends being a crazy drug addict.
    K33nbl4d3
    God I'm a ****. If it helps, I'm not 100% at the moment... Nah, I'd probably've made that typo if I was totally healthy too.
    telephonebear
    something similar in that awful band falling in reverse's song 'good girls' "I just wanna kiss your lips The ones between your hips" and then later "Sorry girl if this is quick So please just take it in the ass, and suck my d!ck"
    CrazyAce#7
    There's a low chance of this being seen but what has to be the worst line has to go to Lil Wayne. "I see she wearing them jeans that show her butt crack. My girls can't wear that why, that's where my stash at." Why? I don't want any booty dew on my weed. Or "The best rapper alive" LOL
    Unf
    Sodom - Blasphemer "my life begins at midnight twelve I masturbate to kill myself"
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    seriously, I love QOTSA but "Feel Good Hit Of The Summer" has some of the worst lyrics ever. Nicotine, Valium, Vicodin, Marijuana, Ecstasy, and Alcohol (repeat way too many times) C-C-C-C-Cocaine!!!
    latinromans
    Seriously, I love Stephen Colbert but he's just incapable of presenting his world views without sounding ridiculous.
    Vincentdrummer
    Riot!! woohoohoo Riot!! woohooohooo Here come the sirens here comes the law woohoohoo Run from the sirens run from the law woohoohoo Riot - BFMV
    Reevo
    Big BFMV fan here, that song lyrically was a mess, i have no idea what Matt was thinking -_-
    Nuclearcrayon
    Another incredibly cheesy BFMV lyric from the song "Fever": "It's hot as hell in here Everybody wants to lose control The music's turned up loud, the lights We'll turn them low" When did they start writing generic dance floor pop lyrics??
    Blitzkrieg_SAJ
    BFMV is a great band and all, but since when have their lyrics been good at all? (Barring a A FEW exceptions.)
    Gibson_SG_uzr55
    I liked their first three albums in spite of the lyrics. Cliched in general, a few lines are decent, but so many cringey moments. Temper Temper could have been a just okay album had it had actually good lyrics, but that's asking the impossible from them. They also decided to write their worst lyrics ever. Such a disaster
    JewishMilkman
    Hay! I'm not insane cut out my heart with this razor blade Take this sacrifice You can feed on me Can I feed on you? Pain and Pleasure - BFMV
    ChucklesMginty
    "Over the top, over the top. Right now it's killing time." I know that's not necessarily a bad song, but those lyrics are terrible.
    Blitzkrieg_SAJ
    BFMV is a great band and all, but since when have their lyrics been good at all? (Barring a A FEW exceptions.)
    mercanaree
    Matt Tuck has publicly stated he hates writing lyrics. Still is no reason for their suckiness.
    Gibson_SG_uzr55
    His guitar-playing has gotten worse over time too, you would think with the little effort put into lyric writing he would have improved
    maleficus333
    I remember hearing a Black Veil Brides song that had a lyrics that went something like "We'll change the world with these guitars". Such a terrible line
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    Devo - jocko h0mo
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    Bang Camaro (self titled song) - bang camaro there's one line and it's the band name!
    SynzShadow
    Don't knock Bang Camaro! They may have trash lyrics, but they have some excellent instrumentalists!
    MetalRock4ever
    Most of Falling In Reverse's lyrics. One specifc lyric that I remember goes along the lines of 'gut you like a f**king avacdo'.
    ChucklesMginty
    Isn't there a line like "I've been into rap since I was shittin' in pampers." Awful.
    JadenCaruso
    that's their song Alone. I think it's "papers", not pampers, but I could be wrong. ALSO.
    3:16 for the most hardcore moshpit ever
    Reevo
    Rolling Stone - Falling in Reverse is the one"In layman's terms I am the best you must agreeI got that white boy swagger rappin' right down to a TI got my hand up on the throttle holdin' up a broken bottleReady to cut you up and gut you like a ****ing avocado"I like FIR, not Ronnie himself really hes quite the egotistical douche but i enjoy his music, but when he said that line "I got that white boy swagger.." i was just like WTF? Are you serious dude? Also Alone - Falling In Reverse, the songs grown on me, i like it a bit as a guilty pleasure kinda thing, but imo it seems like the song lyrically was written so bad intentionally.
    50fitty
    I agree with you completely. Their lyrics are pretty bad, but still fun to listen to. Their guitarist is pretty solid too.
    MeepMan
    I wish he would find a better band, so much talent.
    MetalRock4ever
    He played the guitar for Death From Above, by Oh Sleeper. He should really leave FIR because Radke is going to make it more pop than rock. I bet quite a few bands would like to get him to join them, seriously he is a good guitarist.
    MetalRock4ever
    That's the song with the avacado reference! I couldn't bring myself to listen to that album again to find out which song it was...
    vppark2
    "You can't buy love but bitch, you'll love this shit I'm so high up, **** you. I'll never quit." - Good Old Friend by Abandon All Ships for example.
    vppark2
    Asking Alexandria - Reckless And Relentless. "Pass me a glass and let's destroy everything in this ****ing place Life at 300 miles an hour You pussies can't keep up with this ****ing pace". "Music is ****ing dead! Thanks to you ****s, stabbing it the ****ing chest! You, and all these fake, righteous, undeserving bands! Fuck you!"
    Dannym95
    "If I waggle my ass like a dark prostitute, would you think less of me?" Lou Reed in Pumping Blood. RIP and stuff though.
    iommi600
    Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit "Its all about the he says she says bullshit/I think you better quit/Lettin' shit slip/Or you'll be leavin with a fat lip" Absolutely laughable. It's like it was written by a 13-yo.
    razorback91
    Hua89
    Oh my god, I'm almost crying laughing so hard. Thanks dude!
    pjn7000
    And let's not forget: "Throw them fingers up, and finger f**k the sky She like the way we pump it, I call her pumpkin pie" -Limp Bizkit, Ready to Go
    Maiden95
    In similar fashion.. Anything.. ANYTHING by Five Finger Death Punch.. Examples.. "You better back the f*ck up you better shut the f*ck up." "Nfl, nba, Brett favre, king James" "One two F*CK YOU"
    chrisvasco23
    i personally dislike the spoken word part in the song "war is the answer" "I'll slap you so f***in' hard, It'll feel like you kissed a freight train. F*** you!" thats poetry right there. men slapping and kissing freight trains.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    Especially Under and over it has a bad stanza Did you hear the one about me playin' the game? Sellin' my soul and changin' my name? Did you hear the one about me bein' a prick? Did you know I don't care? You can suck my. I mean come on, either finish the word d*ck if you are so badass, and Do I care if you hate me? Do you wonna know the truth? C'est la vie adios good riddance **** you WTF is that.
    arabmetallion
    More lyrical genius by Durst... "where you are welcome to the jungle punk take a look around it's limp bizkit ****in' up your town we downloaded the shockwave for all of the ladies in the cave to get your groove on" Limp Bizkit - My Generation
    vash.kilgannon
    One Week - Barenaked Ladies "chiciky china the chinese chicken have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin'" or some other lines from that song
    Honey Badger
    This is totally unrelated, but I thought I'd post this where a lot of people would see. I just saw Black Sabbath for the third time (Vancouver, Calgary, and now Edmonton), and after talking about how well 13 did in Canada, Ozzy mentioned that they were planning on getting back into the studio at the end of the summer. You heard it first from the Honey Badger!
    Honey Badger
    Not sure why I'm getting downvotes; I heard it from the Ozzman himself tonight. I guess we'll just have to wait until the end of the summer for official word.
    Dannym95
    Who mentioned that they were going into the studio? By the way you've wrote it you've made it sound as though you think Black Sabbath is a person...xD (Update: Nevermind, you've corrected it now)
    justkevkev
    Nickelback - any line
    ThatFunkyGuy
    Look at this photograph Every time I do it makes me laugh How did our eyes get so red? And what the hell is on Joey's head? Photograph - Nickelback
    connor494
    Who's coming with me, to kick a hole in the sky? I love the whiskey, let's drink that shit til it's dry. So grab a Jim Beam, JD, whatever you need. Have a shot from the bottle, doesn't matter to me. 'Nother round, fill 'er up , hammer down, grab a cup, bottoms up! This is what it's all about, no one can slow us down. We ain't gonna stop until the clock runs out. (Bottoms up) Hell can't handle all of us, so get your bottles up. Drinkin' every drop until it all runs out. 'Nother round, fill 'er up, hammer down, grab a cup, bottoms up! Even Nickleback must think this sucks!
    LeperDog
    Cannibal Corpse: "Addicted to Vaginal Skin" I don't know I just took that knife And I cut her from her neck Down to anus And I cut out the vagina And I ate it A relapse of my body Sends my mind into multiple seizures Psychologically a new human being One that has never been Cursed by the shamen his voodoo spell has my soul My limbs go numb I can't control my own thought Are his now his evil consuming me ever telling me begin the clit carving Slowly turning me, into a flesh eating zombie Knowing this spell can only be broken by the vaginal skins of young women I proceed to find the meat their bleeding ****s will set me free I can't control my own thought I can't control my own thoughts Warmth seeping from this Body Rotted After I sucked the blood from her ass I feel more alive more alive than I've ever been Even though now I'm dead within My mouth drools As I slice your perinium My body smeared With the guts I've extracted through her hole, came swollen organs cunnilingus with the mutilated My spirit returned from the dead Released by the priest but I felt more real when I was dead The curse is broken I have a dependence on vaginal skin It's become my sexual addiction I must slit, the twitching clit Rotted cavity hold the juice Between the legs, I love to carve My cock is dripping with her blood
    betojmd
    is this real?
    Koda Fuller
    I apologize guys, my laptop decided to freeze as I was posting it. I got frustrated and smashed the "comment" button xD
    Koda Fuller
    Cannibal Corpse is great. But they do have lyrical issues. BUT, Chris Barnes was the original vocalist, and he was replaced by George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher who is just a phenomenal song writer. Beg for your life, you won't escape the knife Your fate was sealed today Disease has spread you pray for death Evisceration plague Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague.
    Koda Fuller
    Cannibal Corpse is great. But they do have lyrical issues. BUT, Chris Barnes was the original vocalist, and he was replaced by George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher who is just a phenomenal song writer. Beg for your life, you won't escape the knife Your fate was sealed today Disease has spread you pray for death Evisceration plague Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague.
    Koda Fuller
    Cannibal Corpse is great. But they do have lyrical issues. BUT, Chris Barnes was the original vocalist, and he was replaced by George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher who is just a phenomenal song writer. "Beg for your life, you won't escape the knife Your fate was sealed today Disease has spread you pray for death Evisceration plague" Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague. Brutal. Much better than "Addicted to Vaginal Skin" xD
    toasty333
    OR... Swollen with liquid Ready to burst A load of my lymph Will quench this dead body's thirst One month in the grave Twisted and half decayed She turned a putrid yellow I pissed in her maggot filled ******* Fucking the rotting, my semen is bleeding The smell of decay Seeps from her genital cavity The smell was unbearable, as I unburied her I cum blood from my erection I feel it run Down her throat, swallow Eyes glassy and vacant Body dug up to play with Skin greasy and naked Tonguing her rotted anus I need a live woman To fill with my fluid A delicate girl To mutilate, **** and kill Her body exceptional She thought I was normal But I wanted more I came blood inside of her Choking on the clot Gagging on the snot Gushing blood, from her mouth Bloody gel leaking out Body buried in a shallow grave Unmarked for none to find The sickness I have left behind Undetected go my crimes The greatest thrill of my life To slit my cock with a knife Violent, climax, serging serum on my skin Back from the dead I am resurrected to spew, putrefaction Cannibal Corpse - I Cum Blood
    olidooley
    Not rock, or metal; but oh my this is terrible. I wanna f*** you hard on the sink After that, give you somethin' to drink Kanye West Bound 2
    tH3lukas
    This just came out and has to top the list... Avril Lavigne - Hello Kitty Mina sako arigato, k-k-k-kawaii K-k-k-kawaii. [Verse 1] Mom's not home tonight So we can roll around, have a pillow fight Like a major rager OMFG Let's all slumber party Like a fat kid on a pack of Smarties Someone chuck a cupcake at me It's time for spin the bottle Not gonna talk about it tomorrow Keep it just between you and me Let's play truth or dare now We can roll around in our underwear how Every silly kitty should be [Pre-chorus] Come come Kitty Kitty You're so pretty pretty Don't go Kitty Kitty Stay with me Come come Kitty Kitty You're so silly silly Don't go Kitty Kitty Play with me [Chorus] Kawaii Hello Kitty, hello Kitty Hello Kitty, you're so pretty Hello Kitty, hello Kitty Hello Kitty, you're so silly [Verse 2] Wake up, got a secret Pinky swear that you're gonna keep it I've got something you need to see Let's be friends forever I wanna do everything with you together Come and play with Kitty and me [Pre-chorus] Come come Kitty Kitty You're so pretty pretty Don't go Kitty Kitty Stay with me Come come Kitty Kitty You're so silly silly Don't go Kitty Kitty Play with me [Chorus] Kawaii Hello Kitty, hello Kitty Hello Kitty, you're so pretty Hello Kitty, hello Kitty Hello Kitty, you're so silly Mina sako arigato! Kawaii! [x2] Kawaii! [x4] Meow. [Chorus] Hello Kitty, hello Kitty Hello Kitty, you're so pretty Hello Kitty, hello Kitty Hello Kitty, you're so silly [Pre-chorus] Come come Kitty Kitty You're so pretty pretty Don't go Kitty Kitty Stay with me Come come Kitty Kitty You're so silly silly Don't go Kitty Kitty Play with me
    Guns N' Chains
    Two things: 1. Chad Kroeger probably wrote those lyrics 2. Read between the lines, someday her target audience of young girls will understand what the lyrics mean.
    Dannym95
    I also think the lyrics to Iron Maiden's Transylvania are terrible. :/
    jpob
    Silverchair - Tomorrow "The water out of the taps is very hard to drink"
    sickman411
    To be fair, they were like 14 when they released that song.
    howyjr
    But also to be fair, Daniel Johns continued to write terrible lyrics long after that song. It's a pity though because they have some awesome songs nevertheless
    jamie_hough
    Every time I hear 'My lifestyle determines my deathstyle" from whatever song it is on St Anger, my stomach ingests itself from the cringe. There are a LOT of awful lyrics on that album though.
    Democrab
    That's because they got Kirk, Lars and that Phil guy to contribute lyrics. Mind you, "Love is a four letter word" off of The Day That Never Comes is pretty bad IMO.
    6-String_Madman
    That's the result of not getting the context of the lyrical line... That's very judgmental in my book.
    goochmaster15
    One thing that has to be kept in mind for the entirety of St. Anger is the context in which most of the songs were written; the album was made pretty much as a form of self therapy, unleashing everything negative that was clouding their minds to help them let go certain aspects of their personal lives (specifically, James' abandonment issues and all of the members problem with alcoholism).
    jpguitar34
    Also "I'll wash your back, so you don't stab mine" is just stupid and terrible.
    joshy656
    "You're such a dumb ****. You need to shut up. You bring a picture of me every time you get your haircut." - Some Ronnie Radke song.
    Rossenrot
    Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra [i]Abra-abra-cadabra, I want to reach out and grab ya. It gets no worse.
    vppark2
    Five Finger Death Punch - Under And Over It. "Did you hear the one about me playing the game? Selling my soul and changing my name. Did you hear the one about me being a prick? Did you know I don't care? You can suck my..."
    Dannym95
    Although I like the band, the lyrics have swearing a lot of the time so it makes little sense that they decided to pussy out on just saying the word "dick"...
    MeepMan
    I imagine they did it to be amusing rather than crude.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    The song is rather serious and they act like badasses. finish the word or don't use the sentence at all.
    Dannym95
    Here, I'll do a similar verse... Hey there you Fucking Fucking Cunt I'm Fucking bad Ass because I do Fucking stunts I can even Fucking climb a massive Fucking rock And if you look down you'll see my 20 inch ...
    Maiden95
    Well, either way, to be crude or to be amusing, it sucks. And they are the epitome of buttrock.
    crazyhorse174
    Anything by Chickenfoot I reckon. e.g. 'Backstage without a pass "This Bud's For You" is tattooed on her ass' Groan.
    VeryHeavyMetal
    The second verse of Elton John's Rocket Man makes me facepalm every time. "Mars ain't the kinda place to raise your kids, in fact, it's cold as hell and there would be no one there to raise them if you did" NO FUCKING SHIT.
    mattru486
    'I don't ride in limos cos limos make me car sick' - Fred Durst ladies and gentlemen
    Pitwulf
    Nirvana - Smells like Teen Spirit Probably gonna get shit for it but come on: Here we are now, entertain us A mullato, an albino, a mosquito, my libido yay
    WiltStumblin
    But it is awesome at the same time because it shows just how much Kurt didn't give a ****. Some of my favorite lyrics are random lyrics that don't make sense.
    RetroGunslinger
    What this comment section tells us is a lot of people on ultimate guitar are completely missing the point on a variety of different lyrics
    INstaNt-RocK
    "Let's all slumber party, Like a fat kid on a pack of smarties" Avril Lavigne - Hello Kitty We let that happen, people. We let that happen.
    Koda Fuller
    I love Pantera. One of my favorite bands. But if you haven't heard "Good Friends and A Bottle Of Pills" You're missing out on some god awful lyrics. Every bit of the song. Every bit. ALL OF IT. Especially the opening line.
    MattHessing
    Lenny Kravitz - Fly
    MattHessing
    I wish that I could fly Into the sky So very high Just like a dragonfly It pretty much maintains that level of lyricism throughout the song.
    the_bi99man
    Thank you! I've been saying since the first time I heard that song that the lyrics were absolute, unadulterated dogshit. I wanna see the stars... the milky way.. or even mars... If I even have to explain why that's retarded..
    Ryderx2
    Any line of any song in the "Temper Temper" album from Bullet For My Valentine
    wasnevercool
    I close my eyes, begin to pray, as tears of joy, stream down my faaaaacceeeee -Creed, With Arms Wide Open
    Shreddaboi12
    Rebecca Black - Friday. The entire song.
    cfhdomination
    From the song Home by Three Days Grace: By the time you come home I’m already stoned You turn off the TV And you scream at me I can hardly wait Till you get off my case It's like there was absolutely zero thought when writing these lyrics. Freaking horrible.
    TaV0
    Limp Bizkit - Nookie. C'mon, the song was complete bollocks all the way through.
    N7Crazy
    1. "If I was invisible I would be the smartest man" - Clay Aiken, "invisible" 2. "I love your lack of self-respect while you're passed out on the deck, I love my hands around your neck" - Nickelback, "Figured you out" (And let's not forget the masterful poetry in "photograph" with touching lines such as "What the hell is on Joey's head?") 3. "What you gonna do with all that junk? All that junk inside that trunk? I'ma get, get, get, get you drunk, Get you love drunk off my hump." - Black eyed peas, "My humps" 4. "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday" - Black Eyed Peas, "I've got a feeling" 5. "Email my heart and say our love will never die" - Britney Spears, "E-mail my heart" 6. "I'm drinkin' a soy latte, I get a double shotie, It goes right through my body, and you know I'm satisfied, I drive my mini cooper, And I'm feeling super-duper, Yo they tell me I'm a trooper, And you know I'm satisfied" - Madonna, "American life" 7. "Then he looks at her, she looks at me, I look at them, and we look at him" - R. Kelly, Trapped in the closet chapter 7 (Weird Al made an awesome parody including a take on these specific lines called "trapped in the drive-thru) 8. "And she said please no don't stop, and I said I caught a cramp, And she said please keep on goin', I said my leg is about to crack, then she cries out, oh my goodness, I'm about to climax, and I said cool, climax, just let go of my leg" - R. Kelly, trapped in the closet chapter 9. "I mean you're so shy and I'm loving your tie/ You're slicker than the guy with the thing on his eye" - Nicki Minaj, "Super bass" 10. "She on a diet, but her cock is eating cheesecake" - Nicki Minaj, "Monster" And my personal favorite: -drumroll- "In Portuguese it means bring your butt on the floor, and move it real fast, I want to see your kitty and a little bit of puppies" - Kevin Federline, "Popazao"
    N7Crazy
    Ah, forgot to write that I'm only nominating the last one - The rest are just examples of equally awful/bizarre/laughable lyrical atrocities.
    LazerMoose420
    Swap meet Sally Tramp Stamp Tat Mouse-wife to Mom-shell in the time it took to get that new tattoo, Tattoo tattoo tattoo tattoo Show me your dragon magic! tattoo tattoo So auto-bio-graphic. I'm sorry guys...
    staceap
    Do Mindless Self Indulgence count as rock in any way? If so, I nominate the chorus of "F**k Machine". I know they're meant to be silly songs, and most of them are fine, but F**k Machine just grates me!
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    Wiki the band and see what it says their genre is
    staceap
    If I based a genre assumption on Wikipedia, you'd probably rip me for that too. I dunno, thought it was worth asking given the heavy electronic influence on their sound, despite their having a guitar, a bass and a drummer in the band.
    emerson1
    "I'm so ****in' broke I can't even afford to pay attention " Metal Church, Date with Poverty
    B_Pan
    America A Horse With No Name "There were plants and birds and rocks and things"
    eGraham
    Eh, it's an observational song, so I don't think it's that bad,