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Too Dumb To Live: Music

  • The narrator of Billy Joel's "You May Be Right" is self-admittedly Too Dumb to Live:
    I've been stranded in the combat zone
    I walked through Bedford-Stuy alone
    Even rode my motorcycle in the rain
    And you told me not to drive
    But I made it home alive
    So you said that only proves that I'm insane!
  • The victim in Mark Dinning's "Teen Angel", the Glurge-worthy granddaddy of all Teenage Death Songs:
    That fateful night
    The car was stalled
    Upon the railroad tracks
    I pulled you out
    And we were safe
    But you went running back.
    • And what was so damn important that she was willing to throw herself back into the path of an oncoming train?
    They said they found my high school ring
    Clutched in your fingers tight...
  • "Dumb Ways to Die" by Metro Trains:
    Set fire to your hair
    Poke a stick at a grizzly bear
    Eat medicine thatís out of date
    Use your private parts as piranha bait
  • "We Threw Gasoline On The Fire And Now We Have Stumps For Arms And No Eyebrows" by NOFX
  • "Dumb Things" by Paul Kelly:
    Saw the knives out, turned my back
    Heard the train coming, stayed right on the track
  • Reinhard Mey (German songwriter and singer) had a song Die Legende vom Pfeifer (there's even an English version called The Whistler) about a gunman who always whistles before he shoots. Someone convinces him to go to the sheriff and tell him who he is and that he'd like the bounty that was offered for himself. He gets sentenced to die, and hung - or they try to, but the branch keeps breaking until the movie director decides to call it a day and continue shooting the final scene the next day...
  • That girl with a white flag in the last verse of "Hero of War" by Rise Against. So, you're in the middle of a war, and a soldier carrying a BFG is asking you to stop. What do you do? Why, keep walking! Of course she got shot, white flag or no white flag.
  • Shania Twain's "That Don't Impress Me Much". She's wandering around the desert in furs and no head cover, without water, and she keeps rejecting every guy who offers her a ride to safety. Yeah, Shania, that guy might've been a rocket scientist, but you sure ain't. As MTV pointed out: "Shania's chances of survival don't impress us much."
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