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1. Songs about being lonely and heartbroken in New York, with references to specific squares and avenues

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 10 July 2017 11:24 (four months ago) Permalink

Now just you hold a minute there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Nykcs7Zhg

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Monday, 10 July 2017 11:32 (four months ago) Permalink

2. here's a list of several modes of transport that can't possibly deliver me back to the arms of the one I love

3. here's a list of all the modes of transport that might deliver me back to the arms of the one I love. but if they all should fail me, I am prepared to walk the entire way there

the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Monday, 10 July 2017 12:16 (four months ago) Permalink

4. I'm rich and famous and everyone is jealous of me.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 10 July 2017 12:45 (four months ago) Permalink

xpost to Tom D. Lots of great songs about feeling lonely in New York (Roxy Music's 'To Turn You On' springs to mind). This thread was inspired by this latest St Vincent effort

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n48vQgfXygc

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 10 July 2017 15:09 (four months ago) Permalink

5. Here is a list of all the natural disasters and manmade obstacles that I will overcome to get back into the arms of the one I love

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 10 July 2017 15:10 (four months ago) Permalink

5. Rhyming Sun with Fun.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Monday, 10 July 2017 15:16 (four months ago) Permalink

Sorry I mean 6

dance cum rituals (Moka), Monday, 10 July 2017 15:16 (four months ago) Permalink

7. Using "baby" to refer to a loved one who is not actually s baby.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Monday, 10 July 2017 15:16 (four months ago) Permalink

8. Here's to the club and the enjoyable things we're going to do in the club. Let's hear it for the club, everybody.

Duane Quarterdump (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 July 2017 15:23 (four months ago) Permalink

9. Touring is a hard job, never knowing which town is next, a thousand anonymous faces, etc.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Monday, 10 July 2017 16:05 (four months ago) Permalink

10. Everyone: this genre of music that I am playing and you are listening to is the best genre of music! Viva music!

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Monday, 10 July 2017 16:08 (four months ago) Permalink

11. S/he left me and I am inconsolable. Somehow, in spite of all obstacles, I will persist.

j arthur rank, Monday, 10 July 2017 19:37 (four months ago) Permalink

12. Here is an assemblage of words that I got out of a dictionary which sounded cool to me but that I don't fully understand. I'm hoping that the angst with which I deliver them will compensate for my misuse of language.

Duane Quarterdump (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 July 2017 19:43 (four months ago) Permalink

13. Here's how much we don't care (we care)

Unchanging Window (Ross), Monday, 10 July 2017 19:45 (four months ago) Permalink

14. "I don't know, I don't know, I don't know"

Evan, Monday, 10 July 2017 19:45 (four months ago) Permalink

15. I'm using an extended metaphor to illustrate the extent to which I would like to have sex with you.

Duane Quarterdump (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 July 2017 19:47 (four months ago) Permalink

okay, okay we get it; you all just listened to Katy Perry's new album

a butt groove but for feet (DJP), Monday, 10 July 2017 19:52 (four months ago) Permalink

Katy Perry is using metaphors now?

Evan, Monday, 10 July 2017 20:01 (four months ago) Permalink

16. I have occupied the mind of an hunter gatherer/indigenous shaman/defrosted caveman/majestic cetacean, and I look upon the paradise you've paved and see folly.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Monday, 10 July 2017 20:29 (four months ago) Permalink

17. You have a wonderful booty

the article don, Monday, 10 July 2017 21:09 (four months ago) Permalink

18. And you should shake said booty to the beat of my song.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Monday, 10 July 2017 21:37 (four months ago) Permalink

19. "Whoa oh oh whoa o-o-o-o-o oh whoa-oh OH WHA-UH-OH-OH oh oh oh oh OH! WHOA! OH FUCKING OH OH OH OH WHOA OH" (quote pulled from the popular book series How To Turn A Pop Song Into A Stadium Sing-Along And To Drive People Grocery Shopping Insane For Lazy Idiots)

Evan, Monday, 10 July 2017 21:44 (four months ago) Permalink

20. You are great, just like this great song. I want to metaphorically put you on replay, just like you will do literally for this song. I promise it'll last more than 30 seconds.

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Monday, 10 July 2017 22:09 (four months ago) Permalink

21. Vaguely inspirational words and phrases slotted haphazardly together in order to produce something that looks like it might be lyrics if you aren't paying attention

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 10 July 2017 22:14 (four months ago) Permalink

(Actually sometimes original ideas are the worst - I can't think of another song with the same basic idea as Rude by Magic, but that's because it's a bad idea and they should have rejected it immediately, except the bit where it made them lots of money I guess)

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 10 July 2017 22:17 (four months ago) Permalink

I honestly would like to hear more songs about defrosted cavemen.

Moodles, Monday, 10 July 2017 22:28 (four months ago) Permalink

22. ironically, the genre of music I am celebrating in my lyrics is the polar opposite of the genre of music my backing band is currently playing

the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Monday, 10 July 2017 23:25 (four months ago) Permalink

^(this is not to say that Morbid Angel's 'Best Ever Boombox Folk Band Out of Tampa' isn't an all-time classic)

the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Monday, 10 July 2017 23:29 (four months ago) Permalink

23. what if good girl but sex???????

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:22 (four months ago) Permalink

24. I am a simple country person with simple tastes and simple needs. Unlike those fancy urban people who are not as real as me and my friends.

nachismo (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:25 (four months ago) Permalink

Possibly relevant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=734wnHnnNR4

and

Rhymes I never want to hear again

dear god that was 12 years ago

nachismo (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:28 (four months ago) Permalink

25. Magic Incantation--I want to extend my hands and fasten them on you.

j arthur rank, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:01 (four months ago) Permalink

26. I am a comedian, I consume tobacco products, and at the stroke of 12, I also consume cannabis. I obtain my amorous liaisons while I move at a pace slightly faster than a jog.

j arthur rank, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:04 (four months ago) Permalink

27. The wrongness of our love makes it somehow more enticing

nachismo (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:15 (four months ago) Permalink

28. I'm down on my knees and beggin you please

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 02:45 (four months ago) Permalink

29. She's gone. I'm stupid drunk but I can't forget her.

that's not my post, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 05:07 (four months ago) Permalink

There should be a thread that's the opposite of this -- amazing ideas that aren't used often enough.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 05:13 (four months ago) Permalink

30. That song that every band on Burger Records has written and recorded multiple times

billstevejim, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 05:17 (four months ago) Permalink

31. I'm a young male musician who lives a debaucherous lifestyle. I'm emotionally unavailable and many of my songs are about women I don't get along with, but it's okay because I drown out with meaningless sex, drugs and cheap thrills.

josh az (2011nostalgia), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 06:47 (four months ago) Permalink

32. I'm an indie musician but I'm heavily inspired by 90s r&b. Ironic, right?

Also I agree, a thread that's the opposite of this would be awesome

josh az (2011nostalgia), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 06:53 (four months ago) Permalink

33. this is a song about a serial killer it's called the serial killer song

massaman gai, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 07:06 (four months ago) Permalink

34. I think you should be with me, I'm quite attractive

Mark G, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 07:25 (four months ago) Permalink

35. Remember when we were younger and things were much simpler than now when we are successful musicians

Champiness, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 07:42 (four months ago) Permalink

Also agreed w/Moodles that #16 might actually be underrepresented

Champiness, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 07:45 (four months ago) Permalink

22. ironically, the genre of music I am celebrating in my lyrics is the polar opposite of the genre of music my backing band is currently playing

― the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:25 AM (eight hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^(this is not to say that Morbid Angel's 'Best Ever Boombox Folk Band Out of Tampa' isn't an all-time classic)

― the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:29 AM (eight hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

A+

Shat Parp (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 07:45 (four months ago) Permalink

36. I remember the time when it was just me and my brothers running 'round the neighbourhood causing trouble and smoking pot. That was a long time ago now, and I'm a successful singer-songwriter of mediocre radio songs

Shat Parp (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 07:47 (four months ago) Permalink

37. My lyrics are nonsense and sung in a made up language

octobeard, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 23:09 (four months ago) Permalink

38. They're all trying to keep her down, but she's so ice cold that they can't even. Oh, and she's got a kooky side too.

enochroot, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 23:23 (four months ago) Permalink

39. Moratorium on outcasts please

campreverb, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 00:32 (four months ago) Permalink

40. My relative success as an artist grants me insight into complex economic and political quandaries that perplex many dedicated and qualified professional experts. I shall now relate my thoughts on same.

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 00:39 (four months ago) Permalink

41.
Something something something something pollution
Something something something something solution

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 01:11 (four months ago) Permalink

I wanna fuck

I just need to fuck

Whoa yeah

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 01:13 (four months ago) Permalink

43. Observing this person doing an everyday type job has given me a lot of ideas about what they're like; also, this song is named after their job.

44. The doorway to profound insight and deeper understanding is wide open, maybe with drugs or something but also maybe like you can just look at a flower or something. Why don't all those fools see?

45. Babes are always crampin' my style but I'm a freewheelin rebel and nobody can tie me down.

46. Rock was better at some earlier point, wasn't it folks? Also this symbolizes how we're not innocent anymore and love will never be as sweet as it once was, life is so bleak and horrible.

47. I just realized you can basically list a bunch of familiar names, events, or pop culture tidbits. and this counts as lyrics!

48. See, at the end, the sad cycle continues, so I repeat the first stanza, which also saves on songwriting time.

49. It's a really happy and easy to relate to song, won't my fans love blowing people's minds when they realize the protagonist is actually an ax murderer!

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 04:42 (four months ago) Permalink

50. I'm gonna have sex tonight
I just gotta have sex tonight
And it could be with anyone!
Literally with anyone!
And if there's not sex tonight
I'm gonna cry the whole night through (gonna jerk off tonight as a last resort baby)

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 04:46 (four months ago) Permalink

51. I've had a kid and it's really made me open up to expressing the gentler optimistic side of life, except on all the other songs on this album.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 04:47 (four months ago) Permalink

52. I don't care about my baby or babies, I only care about my sweet lovin' baby, and I'm gonna have sex tonight, gonna make the sun sweat as the sun sets because it's so hot

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 04:50 (four months ago) Permalink

53. I'm going to mispronounce and use incorrectly one of the only two words I know in Spanish/French as it makes me look like I tour around the world.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:07 (four months ago) Permalink

54. Showing off by saying you travel around the world. Extra boring if you mention any of these cities: Tokyo, Paris, London, New York.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:11 (four months ago) Permalink

55: check out ma amalog snyth burplin

massaman gai, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 07:39 (four months ago) Permalink

56: call and response

massaman gai, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 07:43 (four months ago) Permalink

57: the old switcheroo
(a) quiet / loud
(b) sounds like tful 282 then all of a sudden who'da thunk it entirely unprecedented switch to mr bungles mind blown

massaman gai, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 07:47 (four months ago) Permalink

58: our wild and uncontrolled music is presented to you in
ABABCAB format

massaman gai, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 07:47 (four months ago) Permalink

59. We have a digeridoo player and a guy who raps about the world and a violinist who wears a velvet top hat and a leopardskin waistcoat. Brighton's just so chilled out isn't it?

Shat Parp (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 07:57 (four months ago) Permalink

thread is saying way more about ilxors than about music

imago, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:52 (four months ago) Permalink

indeed

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:54 (four months ago) Permalink

no shit

massaman gai, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:42 (four months ago) Permalink

you don't say

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:43 (four months ago) Permalink

37. My lyrics are nonsense and sung in a made up language

― octobeard, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 00:09 (twelve hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is the only valid approach to lyric writing imo

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:29 (four months ago) Permalink

Jona Lewie knows the score

Mark G, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:36 (four months ago) Permalink

all criticism is autobiography

nachismo (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 13:59 (four months ago) Permalink

60. There's twenty-six letters in the alphabet, now let's go through every single one of them and think of words that start with those letters!

(sorry, my 2 year-old's got me watching nothing but Sesame Street these days)

frogbs, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:04 (four months ago) Permalink

61. I implore you, raise your hands aloft as if indifferent to the situation.

chap, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:09 (four months ago) Permalink

despite my participation above I'm increasingly more interested in the proposed opposite thread, I'm not sure this one can ever get escape velocity from "lol rap/rock lyrics, but in stiff old guy language" material

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:14 (four months ago) Permalink

DC's been killing it ITT but start a new thread by all means :-)

Shat Parp (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:27 (four months ago) Permalink

^ Yep! For instance, while I agree that POV of a serial killer has been done to death, I'm totally game for more songs with the POV of a bad cop.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:32 (four months ago) Permalink

62. Funk is the foundational element of our universe.

Moodles, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:41 (four months ago) Permalink

63. Money and love have a fraught relationship.

Moodles, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:57 (four months ago) Permalink

64. For your consideration: my freshly minted acronym.

Moodles, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:57 (four months ago) Permalink

62. Funk is the foundational element of our universe.

You can never have enough songs about that.

MarkoP, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:59 (four months ago) Permalink

aw thanks dl. definitely not saying i won't try my hand again if the muse moves me.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:11 (four months ago) Permalink

65. Girls: Let's all go out and be cool and party till dawn

Shat Parp (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:16 (four months ago) Permalink

66. Boys: Why won't you sleep with me? IDGI

Shat Parp (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:16 (four months ago) Permalink

despite my participation above I'm increasingly more interested in the proposed opposite thread, I'm not sure this one can ever get escape velocity from "lol rap/rock lyrics, but in stiff old guy language" material

― ﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:14 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

There are other ways to frame responses here! They're all probably more boring on average but it's not impossible to do.

Evan, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:26 (four months ago) Permalink

67. our music is more considered and thoughtful than that of our peers. we spend time over it like talented chefs - they serve it up as quick as possible for the masses.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:28 (four months ago) Permalink

68. "woke up this morning, decided to write a song that begins 'woke up this morning'"

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:30 (four months ago) Permalink

68a. alternatively, did not wake up this morning because i couldn't get to sleep last night

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:32 (four months ago) Permalink

69. If you see my mister/missus tell them I'm sick of their shit and I'm off. But phrase it nicely cos I don't want to come across like a ghosty chicken-shit prick

Shat Parp (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:38 (four months ago) Permalink

70. Here's my album cover. It has a picture of me and my name and maybe my guitar. I hope this intriguing combination of information and imagery seduces you into joining me on what'll definitely be a totally unique musical journey.

Evan, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:43 (four months ago) Permalink

71. this is the name of a new genre. let me tell you a little bit about it. perhaps it has a dance.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:05 (four months ago) Permalink

72. i want to have sex with you, woman, however i'm not going to say it that overtly. let me instead celebrate your wonders and show how much i respect you, quietly and with dignity.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:06 (four months ago) Permalink

73. While I may seem like the inferior romantic option based on a variety of factors, the depth of my love for you more than offsets this.

Champiness, Thursday, 13 July 2017 07:37 (four months ago) Permalink

Sub-category of 73: why do you treat me like I'm the inferior romantic option when I would [immense romantic gesture]

Champiness, Thursday, 13 July 2017 07:39 (four months ago) Permalink

3. here's a list of all the modes of transport that might deliver me back to the arms of the one I love. but if they all should fail me, I am prepared to walk the entire way there

― the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered)

captain beefheart did this with "my head is my only house unless it rains", but he also did "grow fins". i'd say there ought to be more songs that used the same central idea as "grow fins", but none of them would be as good as "grow fins", so why fucking bother?

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Friday, 14 July 2017 01:41 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

74. My metaphorical paintbox is lacking bright colours

Shat Parp (dog latin), Sunday, 30 July 2017 15:40 (three months ago) Permalink

75. No matter how much I try to come across as a nice guy, you will think I'm a total cock AKA every Coldplay song ever.

Zings Can Only Get Better (snoball), Sunday, 30 July 2017 16:01 (three months ago) Permalink


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