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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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       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 15 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
  

       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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