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Robust below wax
Semiautomatic aqua
Accompany slacks

"In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey
Butane in my veins and I'm out to cut the junkie
With the plastic eyeballs and spraypaint the vegetables..."
Beck, "Loser"

"Normalized the signal and you're banging on freon
Paleolithic eon
Put the fake goatee on"
Soul Coughing, "Sugar Free Jazz"

"Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come
Corporation t-shirts, stupid bloody Tuesday
Man, you've been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, Goo goo ga joob"
The Beatles, "I Am the Walrus"

"Interior crocodile alligator
I drive a Chevrolet movie theater"
Chip tha Ripper, "S.L.A.B. Freestyle"

"It is now time to make it unclear
To write off lines that don't make sense"
Nirvana, "On a Plain"

"Chickity China the Chinese chicken
You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin'
Watchin X-Files with no lights on, we're dans la maison
I hope the Smoking Man's in this one
Like Harrison Ford I'm getting Frantic
Like Sting I'm Tantric
Like Snickers, guaranteed to satisfy
Like Kurosawa I make mad films
Okay I don't make films
But if I did they'd have a samurai
Gonna get a set of better clubs
Gonna find the kind with tiny nubs just so my
irons aren't always flying off the back-swing
Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon
Cause that cartoon has got the boom anime babes
that make me think the wrong thing"
Barenaked Ladies, "One Week"

"Tape has brightening arm connect"
"Wait, that didn't make sense"
"Self paint lever itching does"
"That made even less sense..."
"Shaving copter anymore"
"That's not even a sentence!"
"Weld crat tonsil speep enact"
"Some of those aren't words..."
-They Might Be Giants, "Thinking Machine"

I'm jumping in a pimento shower
I wanted the music first
In the tragic square of the Fresh Prince
There went a perfect brown baby
The guards can see we're all out of weapons, no machetes
Lotion raw bruises
Lotion raw bruises
or sip
A wench
At our hotel
Wolf government anchovies-when they laugh at you, you'll drown
Eye of the sparrow
This girl slipped on my arrow
Jim Lehrer, Bad Lip Reading, "Eye of the Sparrow"

Ah, Satan sees Natasha, no devil lived on
Lonely Tylenol, not a banana baton
No "X" in "Nixon", O stone be not so
O Geronimo, no minor ego!
"Naomi", I moan, "a Toyota's a Toyota"
A dog! A panic! In a pagoda!
Oh no Don Ho! Nurse I spy gypsies-run!
Senile felines, now I see bees I won

I was once a treehouse, I lived in a cake
But I never saw the way the orange slayed the rake
I was only three years dead, but it told a tale
And now listen, little child, to the safety rail
Is that how it's told now? Is it all so old?
Is it made of lemon juice? Doorknob ankle cold
Now my song is getting thin, I've run out of luck
Time for me to retire now and become a duck.

Well I'm a peanut bar and I'm here to say,
Your cheques will arrive on another day.
Another day, another dime, another rhyme, another dollar
Another stuffed shirt with another white collar
Prisons recruitin', and police be shootin'
Then rap artists lootin' and the labels all dilutin'
And Barack Obama, BE SCAAAARRRED of me
Cause I don't swallow knowledge and I spit it for free
Dean Pelton, Community, "VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing"

Why am I so
sleepy now
I do not
want anything
Heart does not move
My brain turning green rapidly
Too much thinking
SATOMI, "It's a pit world" by Shohei Tsuchiya, Groove Coaster

    Quotes about nonsensical lyrics 
"Let's see the fuckers figure that one out!"
John Lennon to Paul McCartney after writing "I Am The Walrus"

Does it hurt when 'glossolalia coats your skin?' Where can I find a nice new pair of 'unkempt nourishment plows?' What are 'castrating kisses stalactite stems?' I certainly don't know, and neither do the members of Mars Volta who wrote these lyrics.
Dustin Glick, The Five Most Unintentionally Funny Albums of 2006

"I must have played this song like 3000 times in concert. And after all this time, I still have no idea what the fuck it's about."
-Peter Buck talking about the song "Orange Crush"

Bernie Taupin has the ability to use allegory and irony in his lyrics to express profound truths about the human condition ... He also has the ability to write lyrics that make no fucking sense at all...

"We pretty much write these songs and let other people figure them out."

"Now they're trying to come up with meanings for Beatles songs. I never understood what any of them were about, myself..."

"No-one else can make me feel the colors that you bring." What the fuck is that even supposed to mean?
-Bennett the Sage, on Minnie Riperton's "Loving You"

OK, see, according to every Internet site I consulted (believe me, I consulted a lot of them), what Kanye's saying is "bathe my ape in your Milky Way". (plays line with subtitles) That can't possibly be the case, and if it is: Kanye, there's an art to sexual innuendo. You've gotta have some kind of sense. You can't just take a vaguely sexual sentence and throw random words into it!

A great track, but the lyrics are fucking gibberish. You look at them and go, "Stop watching documentaries, you knob". Who knows what I was going on about? I was fucking stoned.
Robbie Williams, on Bodies

"You know how many critics have ragged on Train, telling them to go back and rewrite some of their songs? This makes them look competent, because every single line here is just there to rhyme with the previous one with no time for sense or logic!"
The Social Tune, on "Summer Girls" by LFO


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