Top 10 Worst Lyric Lines in Rock

Prepare to be embarrassed, here are the worst lyrics in rock history.

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For this week's Wednesday Question, we asked you to name the single worst lyric line in the history of guitar-driven genre.

As always, you guys delivered, reminding us of some of the most ridiculous lines of all time.

Check out the list you compiled below.

10. Black Veil Brides - The Legacy ("We'll change the world with these guitars")

Cheesy stuff doesn't cut it for UG, so the idea of "changing the world with these guitars" wasn't exactly met with ecstatic praise.

9. Metallica - Frantic ("My lifestyle determines my death style")

James Hetfield delivered some truly profound and deep lyric in his career, but not too many of them came from "St. Anger."

8. Bullet for my Valentine - Riot ("Riot! woohoohoo Riot! woohooohooo Here come the sirens here comes the law woohoohoo Run from the sirens run from the law woohoohoo")

The collectively bashed "Temper Temper" record is widely considered to contain some of the worst Bullet for My Valentine music ever. One of those tunes is "Riot" and its not-too-clever chorus you guys opted for.

7. Any Falling in Reverse line

Ronnie Radke and co. simply aren't UG's cup of tea, so just about any of their lyrics work fine for the list. How about "Tragic Magic?" "Magically I turn / Tragedy into / Melodies over / Catchy beats it comes so / Naturally so smooth and / Casually thats why they / Call me king of the / Music scene / La la la la la..." Wow...

6. Warrant - Cherry Pie ("Swingin' in the living room / Swingin' in the kitchen / Most folks don't / 'cause they're too busy bitchin' / Swingin' in there 'cause / She wanted me to feed her / So I mixed up the batter / And she licked the beater")

So cheesy it made a full circle and became cool, Warrant's "Cherry Pie" did manage to stand the test of time and basically become an epitome of cheesy '80s rock. Well, it's something.

5. Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing ("I'll kiss your eyes and thank God we're together")

Arguably the band's biggest hit, Aerosmith's "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" is constantly finding itself on the border of cheesiness, crossing the line on several occasions. One of them is of course the "I'll kiss your eyes and thank God we're together" line.

4. Lou Reed and Metallica - Pumping Blood ("If I waggle my a-s like a dark prostitute, would you think less of me?")

Late Lou Reed delivered quite a few odd lines in his career. Take the "Pumping Blood" lyrics you guys singled out as one of the examples. Mr. Reed was also in charge for the whole infamous table thing.

3. Any Line by Nickelback

Seriously, what the hell is on Joey's head? Cracking the big 3, just about any Nickelback would do. So how about "Everything I Wanna Do?" "You and me sittin' in a tree, F-----K-I-N-G"?

2. Quiet Riot - Let's Get Crazy ("I wanna kiss your lips... not the ones on your face!")

The Quiet Riot gang brings us closer to No. 1 with "Let's Get Crazy" line - "I wanna kiss your lips / Not the ones on your face" ...

1. 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!")

Finally, the one and only Mr. Durst. You shouldn't go too hard on the guy, after all, he did it all for the nookie.

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    Luke-LikeICare
    This is a good list, I found myself laughing at a fair few of these xD
    MichaelScarn
    Can we do a Top 20 worst Limp Bizkit lines?
    Barricade_28
    "My lifestyle determines my death style". Crap album but I liked that lyric.
    JSmith38
    Didn't Kirk write that one? Seems like it in the documentary "Some Kind of Monster" also a great lesson in band dynamics and how NOT to record an album.
    slipdisk
    yeah kirk wrote that one. and the rest of the band laughed and kinda ridiculed it. and then it ended up in the song
    Jrhammett
    james wrote it, kirk just read it aloud cuz james was writing during some sit down in the studio
    CoolMcAwesome
    I thought that line was the best line on that album, and one of the more clever ones they've come up with.
    tomyo117
    metallica are so retarded for writing an album on 'their worst time ever'. honestly what normal band would write an album when their bassest has lest, their vocalist is in rehab and their drummer is being a dick (even more than usual)
    Barricade_28
    What happened to Lulu's "I am the table"?
    gabriel.mercier
    I mean, is it really a bad line? The other on this list were just stupid or super cheesy but this one is just incomprehensible
    Rimfrost
    Actually i think it might be a stupid mispronounciation, i'm pretty sure that he was supposed to sing "Tablet" considering that the rest of the lines are speaking of The 10 commandments.
    KerryKing01
    Its misinng "you know my name not my story" from Megadeath.
    tomyo117
    your an inbred fag, megadeth have more talent in one ink cell off of one of their album covers than you or your entire family does
    iommi600
    I'd be disappointed if Fred Durst didn't lift this trophy. He's the definition of lyrical herpa derpa. Examples: "Why is everybody always pickin' on me?/Does anybody really know a thing about me?" "It's just one of those days/Feelin' like a freight train/First one to complain/Leaves with a bloodstain" "Nobody loves me, nobody cares/Nobody loves me, maybe I’ll go eat worms"
    Bati
    "Nobody loves me, maybe I'll go eat worms" made me spit out my drink. Man!
    fidgit
    "It's just one of those days/Feelin' like a freight train/First one to complain/Leaves with a bloodstain" Huh... all this time I'd thought that line was "first one to the plane, leaves with a bloodstain". And I'd never stopped long enough to think about it to realise that makes no sense...
    Maiden95
    Oh come on guys, Five Finger Death Punch got the most nominations aside from Frantic haha
    Mephysteaux
    I've long held that "One, two, **** you" is the worst lyric line I've ever heard. And they made that their catch phrase, too.
    tomyo117
    5FDP actually have brilliant lyrics, yeah not all of them are good but a good 96% are which is pretty good if you ask me
    spikewolf123
    I feel any Falling In Reverse and any Nickelback line are a bit presumptuous. Like when worse album was any Oasis album and any Kiss album.
    Gubbeman
    I agree. Personally I feel that while a lot of the critisism aimed at Nickelback is valid, claiming their lyrics are bad isn't. Writing lyrics is one of the things they do quite well, in my opinion.
    Vash_15
    They're not bad. They're just insanely derivative and unoriginal. But they fit in to the melody well enough.
    Reevo
    Im a mixed fan of FIR, I like their music, but I dislike Ronnie alot, but I believe hes a pretty decent lyric writer. There are a few songs (Especially off Fashionably Late) that are pure laziness in my opinion. Good Girls Bad Guys, Rolling Stone, Alone, Fashionably Late, are examples of this, I like them as guilty pleasure songs, but as far as song writing goes, they are just crap. I can pretty much say the same of Nickelback too.
    fromzero
    You gotta get back up from the wreckage above and walk right through the fire. No matter what happens, the fact is that the flames keep getting higher. You gotta keep it going, keep tiptoeing through the fire and the flames and the pain of knowing. That the world is dark, gotta keep on going, gotta give that spark, gotta keep on.... etc. Good stuff.
    KoRnpirate
    Isn't the Frantic line by Krik Hammett? I also do not think it's bad
    password123
    Yeah it actually makes perfect sense to me, I don't see why it's hated on so much...
    tomyo117
    because he is shit, always uses wah and constantly just plays as many notes as he can on solos
    vikkyvik
    'Tis indeed by Kirk Hammett. And 'tis indeed a good lyric, in my opinion. I actually found it thought-provoking.
    thebigredjj10
    On an album with not many redeeming moments I thought it was one of the best lines on the album. Frantic was a good song.
    LynchMobster
    Agreed, I dont think that line was bad at all. If there was was a bad lyric from St. Anger, it would definitely be "What don't kill ya make ya more strong."