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Better Lyrics

Take lyrics and apply poetics
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Dumb lyrics ruin songs. There should be a site explaining exactly why. Heavily moderated, contributors must have advanced degrees in poetry and poetics.
nomocrow, Mar 14 2018

Spitting Image - The Chicken Song https://www.youtube...watch?v=RQ5AFxzY-nM
"Behead an eskimo" "Stick a deckchair up your nose" [bigsleep, Mar 16 2018]

This song has better lyrics. https://www.youtube...watch?v=kaM411ryCxs
[MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 17 2018]

Kimbra - Good Intent https://genius.com/...-good-intent-lyrics
Most poetic song I can think of off the top of my head. Very difficult to sing along to, but a lot of fun once you learn it. [notexactly, May 10 2018]

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       Poetry is only useful for getting laid.   

       Poetry doesn’t necessarily make a good lyric. Songs have much wider scope, and can blur or glue together wide spans of time. For example, making you think that Rihanna’s Umbrella only came out recently whereas it was released eleven years ago, and So Solid Crew’s Seventeen Seconds only came out recently whereas it was released seventeen years ago, and that Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant was just back then in our youth, whereas it was actually closer to WWII than it is to now.
Ian Tindale, Mar 14 2018
  

       Just the other day, I heard on the radio Kate Bush's song "I, I, granny, granny, granny, I, I".   

       She had solved this problem on the cheap by translating it into a foreign language, so her intended audience wouldn't notice the dumbth.
pertinax, Mar 14 2018
  

       "Hoooooooooooold a chicken in the air..."
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 15 2018
  

       OK, doing that; now what?
pertinax, Mar 15 2018
  

       stick a deckchair up your nose
hippo, Mar 15 2018
  

       Imagine it very small.
pertinax, Mar 15 2018
  

       I dunno, I think there's something to be said for gross stupidity in lyrics ("Party 'til you puke / Party 'til you puke / Party 'til you puke / Party 'til you puke / Go / Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go"). Not everyone can be Leonard Cohen or, indeed, bomb atomically, and sometimes you don't want to hear complex poetics. Sometimes the words are just another instrument ("Maximum respect to the whole European posse! / Make some noise! / Ravers of the universe, you keep the spirit alive! / Come on! Come on! Hardcore!!").
calum, Mar 15 2018
  

       Better ideas...   

       Dumb ideas ruin advancement. There should be a site explaining exactly why. Oh wait, there is the help file...
RayfordSteele, Mar 15 2018
  

       But actually, the idea might have comic potential - pseuds corner applied to the gormless chuntering of popstrels and dancemongers.
calum, Mar 15 2018
  

       Rayford you are becoming grumpy.
pashute, Mar 15 2018
  

       Hey, nobody calls my mate [Rayfo] "becoming".
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 15 2018
  

       Personally I’m a fan of disco, particularly late 70s / early 80s European disco, of the “Munich machine” sort, typically involving one, two or a group of ladies to “front” the group, and a relatively anonymous “producer” in an attic in Germany with a double-mortgage and a Fairlight CMI II or similar self-sufficient studio arrangement.   

       Some of the product of this day was truly inspiring from both a musical composition point of view, and a lyrical aspect. Take one of my favourites, Silver Convention. The lyrics to “Fly Robin Fly” are a work of craft:   

       [“Fly, robin fly” [repeat x3] “Up, up to the sky”][ repeat x3]   

       Scholars since the late 70s have surmised as to the hidden inner meanings of this piece, and so far the main theories relate to a small bird, the upper stratosphere, and a journey.
Ian Tindale, Mar 16 2018
  

       Or Batman.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 16 2018
  

       Speaking of deep, meaningful songs about birds, I looked up one of my favorite lyrics and was disturbed to see that the person who transcribed this and put it on the web:   

       A) Transcribed this and put it on the web and   

       B) Got the lyrics wrong. It's "The Bird is THE word..."   

       For review in case he made other mistakes.   

       A-well-a ev'rybody's heard about the bird B-b-b-bird, b-birdd's a word A-well, a bird, bird, bird, bird is a word A-well, a bird, bird, bird, well-a bird is a word A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word A-well, a bird, bird, bird, well-a bird is a word A-well, a bird, bird, b-bird is a word A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word A-well, a bird, bird, bird, well-a bird is a word A-well, a bird, bird, b-bird's a word A-well-a don't you know about the bird? Well, everybody knows that the bird is a word A-well-a-bird, bird, b-bird's a word, a-well-a A-well-a everybody's heard about the bird Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word A-well, a bird, bird, b-bird's a word A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word   

       That's only about half the song. I can post the rest if necessary.   

       I like the part where he's talking about the bird.
doctorremulac3, Mar 16 2018
  

       //Fly, robin fly//   

       I have a soft spot for Cerrone's Supernature, and come to think of it ... oh hell, is there a support group for people who like disco ?
bigsleep, Mar 16 2018
  

       Yes, it's called Dignitas.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 17 2018
  

       //Dumb ideas ruin advancement//   

       Speaking of dumb, the half-assed parody of the idea thing wasn't funny when you were doing it ten years ago.   

       Speaking of reading the help file ...
nomocrow, May 08 2018
  
      
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