Friday, 11 May 2012

Daft and illogical song lyrics - Part 2

Here’s a coincidence. For some time I have been collecting a second instalment of daft and illogical song lyrics to add to the ones I posted on a earlier blog post - the coincidence is that when I searched my blog archives to create a link to the earlier post I found I’d delivered that first one exactly one year ago. There you go.   

Hope you enjoy this second instalment. Click on the tracks to listen to the songs via Spotify.

I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes,
and I fell out of bed, hurting my head from things that I'd said.

(Where do I start? Everything is wrong about this. More than one sky to look at; looking at skies while running hands over eyes; and conflicting reasons given for a hurting head - not bad for two lines.)

She ain’t no witch

And I love the way she twitch, Ah-ha-ha.

(Just - daft.)

Words are very unnecessary

(Things are either unnecessary or they aren’t)

If Paradise was half as nice as heaven that you take me to,

Who need Paradise, I’d rather have you.

(Well, yes, you would prefer her if Paradise was only half as nice – statement of the obvious)

Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak

Somewhere in this town.

(I wonder where exactly in town a jailbreak might take place)

She called him Speedoo, but his Christian name was Mr Earl

(So what was his surname, Paul?)

If you have any examples you’d like to share, please use Comments to pass them on.


  1. Ooh, these are so frustrating! I know there's at least five that bug me, but of course I can't remember them right now. The only one that really sticks in my head is the grammatical error in Aerosmith's line "my get up and go must have got up and went" - but I like the song!

  2. I like the comic value of "got up and went".

  3. Listening again to Dylan's 'John Wesley Harding' album reminded me of how daft the lyrics of 'As I Went Out One Morning' are, not least the lines:

    '"Depart from me this moment,"
    I told her with my voice.'

    As apart from telling her with... what exactly?