History Main / WordSaladLyrics

18th Jun '17 9:31:15 PM jormis29
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* "Oh Industry" by BetteMidler, lyrics to which may be found [[http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/beaches/ohindustry.htm here.]] Great song, but... "the mud's prophecy"? "Hydrogen fuel, it burns so clean; throbs in the veins, a mother lovin' machine"? Whaaa?

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* "Oh Industry" by BetteMidler, Music/BetteMidler, lyrics to which may be found [[http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/beaches/ohindustry.htm here.]] Great song, but... "the mud's prophecy"? "Hydrogen fuel, it burns so clean; throbs in the veins, a mother lovin' machine"? Whaaa?
21st May '17 4:48:54 PM nombretomado
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* The anime ''WeissKreuz'' has image songs for all the major characters. "Spiritualized", the song for psychic Schuldig, is like this, likely to illustrate the [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead chaotic feeling of touching unshielded minds]].

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* The anime ''WeissKreuz'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' has image songs for all the major characters. "Spiritualized", the song for psychic Schuldig, is like this, likely to illustrate the [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead chaotic feeling of touching unshielded minds]].
15th May '17 9:26:12 AM Bahuvrihi
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* Creator/MichaelNesmith's 1967-68 [[TheMonkees Monkees]] songs, which also usually had [[WordSaladTitle inscrutable titles that appeared nowhere in the lyrics:]] "Daily Nightly", "Auntie's Municipal Court", "Tapioca Tundra", "Writing Wrongs", "Circle Sky", "Highway 99 with Melange".
** Also bandmate Creator/MickeyDolenz' "Randy Scouse Git" ("Alternative Title" in the UK, where they knew what "randy Scouse git" meant; Mickey heard it on Series/SteptoeAndSon and thought the words were inherently funny).

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* Creator/MichaelNesmith's Music/MichaelNesmith's 1967-68 [[TheMonkees [[Music/TheMonkees Monkees]] songs, which also usually had [[WordSaladTitle inscrutable titles that appeared nowhere in the lyrics:]] "Daily Nightly", "Auntie's Municipal Court", "Tapioca Tundra", "Writing Wrongs", "Circle Sky", "Highway 99 with Melange".
** Also bandmate Creator/MickeyDolenz' Micky Dolenz's "Randy Scouse Git" ("Alternative Title" in the UK, where they knew what "randy Scouse git" meant; Mickey Micky heard it on Series/SteptoeAndSon TillDeathUsDoPart and thought the words were inherently funny).
1st May '17 3:51:21 AM Andyroid
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* One of the more interesting examples has to be Music/TheyMightBeGiants' "On Earth My Nina", whose lyrics are {{Mondegreen}}s from playing TMBG's "Thunderbird" backwards.
** Music/TheyMightBeGiants songs in general. They [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory seem to mean something]], but [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible good luck figuring out what.]].

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* One of the more interesting examples has to be Music/TheyMightBeGiants' "On Earth My Nina", whose lyrics are {{Mondegreen}}s from playing TMBG's "Thunderbird" backwards.
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Music/TheyMightBeGiants songs in general. They [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory seem to mean something]], but [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible good luck figuring out what.]].]].
** One of the more interesting examples has to be "On Earth My Nina", whose lyrics are {{Mondegreen}}s from playing their song "Thunderbird" backwards.


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** "Cowtown":
-->''The yellow Roosevelt Avenue leaf overturned\\
The ardor of arboreality is an adventure we have spurned''
23rd Apr '17 6:50:25 AM Andyroid
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has Homestar's attempt at singing a song for a stirring utensil in "Halloween Potion-Ma-Jig".
-->'''Homestar Runner:''' Backyard peaches! Treats come true!\\

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
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Homestar's attempt at singing a song for a stirring utensil in "Halloween Potion-Ma-Jig".
-->'''Homestar --->'''Homestar Runner:''' Backyard peaches! Treats come true!\\



** ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' #125, "rock opera", has the eponymous rock opera "[=SBEmail!=]", a song with lyrics based on randomly-chosen words from the last 124 Strong Bad Emails, strung together into semi-coherent sentences.
-->Join me on my single hundred toilet dreams picture\\

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** ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' #125, "rock opera", "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE125RockOpera rock opera]]", has the eponymous rock opera "[=SBEmail!=]", a song with lyrics based on randomly-chosen words from the last 124 Strong Bad Emails, strung together into semi-coherent sentences.
-->Join --->Join me on my single hundred toilet dreams picture\\





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\n** [=SBEmail=] #155, "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE155ThemeSong theme song]]", features a vaguely-inspirational "life-affirming pop-ballad type theme song" with nonsensical lyrics.
--->''You and me babe, livin' for dreams\\
Livin' for love, drinkin' for free\\
Sittin on top of an old robot\\
Sharin' and carin' it out\\
The memory's scrubbing you down\\
Memories scrubbing you down!''

21st Apr '17 7:33:14 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Opus tries to think up a poem in an old ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' comic:
-->How I love to watch the morn, with golden sun that shines,
-->Up above to nicely warm these frozen toes of mine.
-->The wind doth taste of bittersweet, like jasper, wine, and sugar,
-->I bet it's blown through others feet like those of -
-->''(BeatPanel as he thinks.)''
-->...Caspar Weinberger.[[note]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspar_WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger]] was President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's Secretary of Defense, this strip aired in 1983.[[/note]]
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12th Apr '17 10:06:29 AM Siempie
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* ''VideoGame/Portal2'' has four different title-screen pieces (one for each act, and another for after completion). The song that plays in Act II titled [[spoiler: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejF920hrgTs [=PotatOS's=] Lament]]]] is a hauntingly beautiful song, sung in Latin. That is, high-school student Latin. The lyrics, while sung very beautifully, make absolutely zero sense.
-->''Potato lacrimosa [Weeping potato]\\
Potato po outa [Power potato vows]\\
Dive me a atra anima evicta [My soul won over by the black goddess]\\
Diu e me a atra a mei a adiu [Me from my long black out, from any aid]\\
Tristi anima evicta [Sadness won over my soul]\\
Tristi demu notu [Sadness at last known]\\
Do mo nata anima evicta [I give only the soul born the right to win]\\
Dega mi atra ala te teme cha [You yourself live because of the black wing of my charity]''
12th Mar '17 10:05:09 PM moose1324
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*While most of Music/{{Matthew Good}}'s lyrics do have some meaning to them, obscured or otherwise, the lyrics to Hello Time Bomb are a bit of a headscratcher. Somewhat understandable, as Matt's gone on record saying that the song came from a discussion with some friends about "songs that are about nothing".
-->I found me a reason\\
So check me tomorrow\\
We'll see if I'm leaking\\
Push and push and push till it hurts\\
My devil's on roller skates\\
Down at the roller rink\\
Picking up chicks for me\\
Ones that push and push and push till it hurts\\
Push and push till it hurts
**Lampshaded by Matt himself during the Live at Massey Hall album:
-->''"What's with that lyric, that sugar smacks lyric? It's so lame... you know, you look back after ten years and go "What the fuck was I thinking?". I gotta say, one of the shitty things about being a musician or an artist in general is... while it might seem envious to some, you have a permanent record of your own idiocy. [[NeverLiveItDown And hundreds of thousands of other people have it too."]]''
2nd Mar '17 11:01:30 AM igordebraga
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* Music/{{Metallica}} lyrics sometimes seem like a sequence of short, cool-sounding phrases, such as "The End of the Line".

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* Music/{{Metallica}} lyrics sometimes seem like a sequence of short, cool-sounding phrases, such as "The End of the Line". James Hetfield [[http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-james-hetfield-discusses-metallicas-death-magnetic even admitted]] that the cryptic "anonymous but powerful" approach helps fans find some meaning of their own.



* "Walking Contradiction", "Brain Stew", both by Music/GreenDay.

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* Music/GreenDay usually has cohesive lyrics, but a few rare songs seem like a bunch of random sentences, such as "Walking Contradiction", and the "Brain Stew", both by Music/GreenDay.Stew"/"Jaded" duo (the latter has the excuse of being written during an insomnia crisis).
26th Feb '17 8:12:43 PM gewunomox
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* "Fireflies" by the musical project OwlCity, featuring such gems like "Cause I'd get a thousand hugs/From ten thousand lightning bugs/As they tried to teach me how to dance." Then again, pretty much anything by Owl City fits this trope.

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* "Fireflies" by the musical project OwlCity, Music/OwlCity, featuring such gems like "Cause I'd get a thousand hugs/From ten thousand lightning bugs/As they tried to teach me how to dance." Then again, pretty much anything by Owl City fits this trope.
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