Typically, our posts total about 1,000 words when you add He Said & She Said. Unfortunately for me, Nifer just had a case of the runs…on her post. Really, Nifer? 8effing47 words on lyrics? Don’t get me wrong I love your passion, but you are leaving me with quite a dilemma – do I write a full post, which between the two of us would probably bore the shit out of people…or do I keep it short and sweet, throw in a few jabs at people and call it a day? I think I’ll go with the latter, so as not to test our reader’s sanity too much. Oh, also, for what it’s worth…great selections. I am not being sarcastic. Promise.
Ok, so I’ll start with what I think is the all-time worst lyric. It comes from everyone’s favorite fake punk rock chick, Avril Lavigne (fyi – there was an Avril look alike at my undergrad institution, I was infatuated…she probably still doesn’t know who I am). Let it first be known that I loved “Complicated,” lest you think I just want to rip on Avril. But the first time I heard “Sk8er Boi” I almost puked in my mouth. The opening line to the chorus is, “He was a skater boy, she said ‘see ya later boy.'” Now, I am not a master of the English language (clearly), but even if technically ‘boy’ and ‘boy’ rhyme, they are the same effing word. I could go on for pages about this one line, but a promise is a promise…
I have far too many favorite lyrics to elaborate on, so I’m simply going to list them with the song and author. If you want to pursue them, feel free…
“I’ve got so much beauty around me I can’t move/I’ve got so much beauty around me I can’t lose/I’ve got so much beauty around me I can’t choose” Damien Rice, Toffee Pop
“Don’t it make you smile? When the sun don’t shine, it don’t shine at all…I miss you already” Pearl Jam, Smile
“They say time will make all this go away, but it’s time that has taken my tomorrows, and turned them into yesterdays” Ben Harper, Walk Away
“You think I got my eyes closed…But I’m looking at you the whole fucking time” Pearl Jam, Once. So badass, I wish I was that badass…the end.