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Sepulchrave
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 7:28 am 
 

No one really pays attention to lyrics when listening to metal, and for good reason. The results of taking a band's lyrics seriously often leads one down the path of the "you are afraid of Manowar" guy. What are some funny examples you'd share?

For me, Iron Maiden's Deja Vu has gotta be one of them. Literally just Steve Harris explaining how deja vu works in the most banal way possible:

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When you see familiar faces
But you don't remember where they're from
Could you be wrong?

When you've been particular places
That you know you've never been before
Can you be sure?

'Cause you know this has happened before
And you know that this moment in time is for real
And you know when you feel deja-vu


Or Samael's Son of Earth from Ceremony of Opposites, which ruins the evil atmosphere by adding a phrase like "bulged tummy" in the pre-chorus:

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Oh! Bulged tummy women
Oh! Deformed body women
From your filthy womb
It's death to whom you give birth
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ChineseDownhill
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 7:43 am 
 

Seems a little too easy to include bands whose first language isn't English, but I always found it funny that Immortal has a song called Tragedies Blows at Horizon.

For a band I only got around to checking out recently, Artillery's second album Terror Squad concludes with Decapitation of Deviants which shares this wisdom:

Quote:
You keep reminding yourself
That life is just life when you're active
If you expect to be paid
You have to be fuckin' attractive
You're prong on your work
No time to relax in the grass
'Cause when shit turns to gold
The poor will be born without ass
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 7:45 am 
 

Of course we pay attention to lyrics. I just cited a few beautiful lyrical examples in the "Melancholic black metal" thread, and plenty of Samael lyrics in the David Lynch thread. In thirty years the band evolved massively. Many of these bands have, and their lyrics are nothing short of deep poetry, to the point one might need an introductory lecture by Ivar Bjornson to get into Enslaved.
Other bands, of course, devolved. I clicked on the post just to cite the first example at the top of my head - Priest in their sixties:

Fire in the sky
Paralyzed with fear
You know you're gonna die
Dragonaut is near

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 7:53 am 
 

ChineseDownhill wrote:
Seems a little too easy to include bands whose first language isn't English


A band whose first language isn't English, namely Samael:

Each angle of your view presents a new horizon
Staring at where you go, not looking where you are
A symptom of vertigo says that you're gonna go far

Feel alive, feel so real
Feel like I'm born again
Ruling over my dreams
Exulting, entering
The world of miracles
Doors are open, bright days are calling

Pleasure and delight
Extended in souvenirs
Searching and hunting lights
Of upcoming voyages
Osmosis and rapture
Emphasized in action
Settling foundations
Of an ever-changing life

A simple expression
Of the force in control
Self-realization
By melting differences
Encrypted messages
That one reads in others
That all things at all times
Aspire to be justified

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Necrodictator
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 7:54 am 
 

ChineseDownhill wrote:

Quote:
You keep reminding yourself
That life is just life when you're active
If you expect to be paid
You have to be fuckin' attractive
You're prong on your work
No time to relax in the grass
'Cause when shit turns to gold
The poor will be born without ass


This is what gets you PhD in economics

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RainyTheBusinessPerson
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 1:11 pm 
 

Everything made by Nanowar of Steel.
Edit: Sorry, how could I forget Pantera and their absolute gems such as:

Quote:
Take a look at my ice cream cone, baby
Go ahead take a lick
Can't wait to take you home
Beat you with my stick
I've seen what you got before
But I'd like to see it again
It's red hot, that's for sure
Tell me girl, where and when

-Hot n' Heavy

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Pussy tight, tonight, pussy tight
Just keep it coming just keep me pleased,
If you know what’s good for you, you'll be looking for me
I know you know I can please
Last night was crazy got in a fight Saturday night
But tonight daddy's gonna make it right
Slip and dance with me all night
Pussy tight, tonight, pussy tight

Coors light on ice, she’s getting right
She’s feeling my rise don’t stop roll the dice,
She’s got my rod in her thighs
Tonight feels crazy, open the tight you know I might
Call me at day, I can't fucking wait!
That's supposed to feels like I can handle all right?
Pussy tight, tonight, pussy tight

-P•S•T•88

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A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk
Are you talkin' to me? Are you talkin' to me?

-Walk

Quote:
You're working for perfect bodies
Perfect minds and perfect neighbors
But I'm helping to legalize dope on your pristine streets
And I'm making a fortune
You're muscle and gall
Naive at best
I'm bone, brain and cock
Deep down stronger than all

-Strength Beyond Strength

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I fucked your girlfriend last night
While you snored and drooled, I fucked your love
She called me Daddy
And I called her baby when I smacked her ass
I called her sugar when I ate her alive till daylight
And I slept with her all over me
From forehead to rib cage I dripped her ass
Sometimes I thought you might be spying
Living out some brash fantasy, but no
You were knocked out
But we were all knocked out you know
In a way

I'm out of my fucking mind
I serve too many masters

We didn't know you'd break the bottle
That the magic came in to use those jagged shards
To cut our wrists and neck
And you'd do it too, you're that kind of dude
But you wouldn't know what you were doing
Because I didn't
Your girlfriend could have been a burn victim
An amputee, a dead body
But god damn I wanted to fuck

I'm losing what's left of my fucking mind
I serve too many fucking masters
I fucking told you
I'm losing that fucking every fucking bit
Of a motherfucking mind, you fuck

I told you. I told you motherfucker

-Good Friends and a Bottle of Pills

Quote:
To walk through the world by ones self, you can't be protected
Your trust is in whiskey and weed and Slayer, it's Goddamn Electric

-Goddamn Electric

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Half assed for most his life
Done nothing but stand
Just big cause he's so small so
No one will give him a hand
The kinda guy that would steal your cast
And buy a burning house
Then call you up and invite you in
And jerk you off with a sandpaper hand

I'd leave him physically crippled
Without a leg to stand
I'd throw that trash away
Because a runt like that is piss in the wind
My fist would be the decider
I wasn't raised a fool
I'd stomp his ass for free
Because a punk like that is piss in the wind

Piss in the wind

A go-getter who ain't got none
A legend in his mind
Always the one to invite himself
And then just left behind
Someone must of clipped his balls
Or wiped his ass of his life
A self centered procrastinator
Attention seeker who's got nothing at all

I'd leave him physically crippled
Without a leg to stand
I'd throw that trash away
Because a runt like that is piss in the wind
My fist would be the decider
I wasn't raised a fool
I'd stomp his ass for free
Because a punk like that is piss in the wind

-Piss
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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 2:20 pm 
 

Pretty much every single lyric Cavalera has written for Soulfly qualifies.

Case in point, Last of the Mohicans;

Quote:
No, follow no trends, we know you are too fake.
The song remains insane and we are here to stay.
Against all odds we go, follow our hearts and souls.
We'll take you to the unknown, our message to the world.

Last of the Mohicans!
Last of the Mohicans!

Our tribe spreads everywhere, "Sell-Out" I say fuck that!
You better show respect, 'cause we're not like the rest.
The rhythm and the rage, the blood spills on the stage.
Oh God, give me the strength and guide us 'til the end.

Last of the Mohicans!
Last of the Mohicans!

Um, dois, três, quatro.

Mohicans!
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BillyR
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 3:57 pm 
 

Theres tons to choose from, Ive never heard anything by Immortal that doesnt sound like they have written a handful of words on some paper, dropped them into a bag, and then picked them out and sung them every time they wrote a song.

Blashyrk/storm/winter/frost/winds/ice/ravendark/cold/snow

Saying that, Satyricon's Mother north was a classic selection of nonsense... (minus the Midnight oil inspired opening line.)

"Mother north - how can they sleep while their beds are burning?
Mother north - your fields are bleeding

Memories... The invisible wounds
Pictures that enshrine your throne (gone?)

A Future benighted still they are blind
Pigeonhearted beings of flesh and blood
Keeps closing their eyes for the dangers that threat... ourselves and our nature
And that is why
They all enrage me

Sometimes in the dead of the night I mesmerize my soul
Sights and visions prophecies and horror
They all come in one

Mother north - united we stand (together we walk)
Phantom north - I'll be there when you hunt them down"

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FatTheGates
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2023 1:46 am 
 

I always found these lines in Exodus “Chemi-Kill” to be some of the worst in metal:

Tumors are growing in my spleen
The children are turning green
We're dropping one by one
Is this the end of all our fun?

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Thy Shrine
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2023 10:44 am 
 

Nah bro walk is not dumb whatsoever it's about respecting your own boundaries, that's the opposite of stupid
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ShadowPagen
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2023 7:21 pm 
 

Metalheads don’t pay attention to the lyrics? Since when?! If anything, metalheads and rock fans are the most anal retentive about lyrics! Usually in a vain, and silly misguided way to prove their mental/musical superiority over the typically more casual/mainstream pop or rap fan.

I do love heavy music, but mother of god are a lot of lyrics—especially by ‘the greats’— complete shite: Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Anthrax, etc. I seriously get secondhand embarrassment while I listen to them.. and the cringe lyrics are usually at least half of their entire discography.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2023 9:45 am 
 

ShadowPagen wrote:
Metalheads don’t pay attention to the lyrics? Since when?! If anything, metalheads and rock fans are the most anal retentive about lyrics! Usually in a vain, and silly misguided way to prove their mental/musical superiority over the typically more casual/mainstream pop or rap fan.

I do love heavy music, but mother of god are a lot of lyrics—especially by ‘the greats’— complete shite: Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Anthrax, etc. I seriously get secondhand embarrassment while I listen to them.. and the cringe lyrics are usually at least half of their entire discography.

In my environment it's exactly the opposite, all pop/rap music fans recommend songs always insisting on the lyrical content, while metalheads are more into saying "I don't know what the fuck they sing about but they sound great".

The aforementioned superiority of metal fans over pop and rap music is mostly due to the value they place on the instrumental aspect of their music, a quality that is becoming more and more extinct in mainstream music. If anything, there will be metalheads who believe that the lyrical side of pop and rap music is mundane, and that metal music is more profound and raw and shows more maturity, which is sometimes true and sometimes not.
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2023 9:48 am 
 

Some of the most eyeroll-inducing 2010s edgelord bullshit ever that has aged very poorly, considering who's actually trying to ban certain forms of speech the hardest right now... but hey, those basslines are good I guess!

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Benedict Donald
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2023 11:27 am 
 

Maiden's "Man On the Edge" has some pretty dumb lyrics:

The freeway is jammed and it's backed up for miles
The car is an oven and baking is wild
Nothing is ever the way it should be
What we deserve we just don't get, you see

A briefcase, a lunch and a man on the edge
Each step gets closer to losing his head
Is someone in heaven, are they looking down
'Cause nothing is fair just you look around

Falling down (x6)

He's sick of waiting, of lying like this
There's a hole in the sky for the angels to kiss
Branded a leper because you don't fit
In the land of the free you just live by your wits

Once he built missiles, a nation's defence
Now he can't even give birthday presents
Across the city he leaves in his wake
A glimpse of the future, a cannibal state

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2023 12:39 pm 
 

Benedict Donald wrote:
Maiden's "Man On the Edge" has some pretty dumb lyrics:

Speaking of Maiden, you have to start with Quest For Fire. For a band that uses so much history in their compositions, this one should have had a few revisions in the lyrics.

In a time when dinosaurs walked the earth
When the land was swamp and caves were home
In an age when prize possession was fire
To search for landscapes men would roam
Then the tribes they came to steal their fire
And the wolves they howled into the night
As they fought a vicious angry battle
To save the power of warmth and light
Drawn by quest for fire
They searched all through the land
Drawn by quest for fire
Discovery of man
And they thought that when the embers died away
That the flame of life had burnt and died
Didn't know the sparks that made the fire
Were made by rubbing stick and stone
So they ploughed through the forest and swamps of danger
And they fought the cannibal tribes and beasts
In the search to find another fire
To regain the power of light and heat
Drawn by quest for fire
They searched across the land
Drawn by quest for fire
Discovery of man
Drawn by quest for fire
They searched across the land
Drawn by quest for fire
Discovery of man
Drawn by quest for fire
They searched across the land
Drawn by quest for fire
Discovery of man

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BleedingMoon
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2023 3:10 pm 
 

While I know they're German and English isn't their first language, Helloween have had some spectacularly dumb lyrics.

Rise and fall for example:

"Once a singer sang 'bout bullshit and everyone could see him fall
And be sure it's been his last hit, he's never been seen at all
Some dictator felt progressive and lay down in the sun
But his people were aggressive, they killed him with a gun

Sometimes you're wrong by some things you have done
You see fate is too strong, nothing's won
No use for a fight if you're not acting right
You'll be cut down to size like a lie

It's the rise and fall, the prize for all, that ain't nice at all
Luck is like a ball you can't recall or care at all, so better use your brain

A little dragon could spit fire but never so for something bad
He didn't know the knight's desire to throw a lance into his head
Romeo loved his Juliet, their parents told them "Stop"
Then it all turned out peculiar, he couldn't get it up

And it's all in vain when you're living with pain, reap not goods you have grown by your own
Feelings you like disappear overnight, you sip up every grin, free to win

It's the rise and fall, the prize for all, that ain't nice at all
Luck is like a ball, you can't recall or care at all, you nearly go insane

A spaceman flies the rocket that takes him to the stars
Thinks his wife is in his pocket but she's strolling 'round in bars
The king of Los Angeles bought himself a teddy bear
And the queen became shameless, she did it with a chair

Sometimes you're wrong by some things you have done, you see fate is too strong, nothing's won
No use for a fight if you're not acting right you'll be cut down to size like a lie

It's the rise and fall, the prize for all, that ain't nice at all
Luck is like a ball you can't recall or care at all
It's the rise and fall, the prize for all, that ain't nice at all
Luck is like a ball you can't recall or care at all, so better use your brain

So better use your brain

Rise... fall... "

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2023 6:47 pm 
 

I think that Helloween song has absurd lyrics just for the sake of it, just to go along with the goofy tone of the song.
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2023 7:49 pm 
 

oldmetalhead wrote:
Benedict Donald wrote:
Maiden's "Man On the Edge" has some pretty dumb lyrics:

Speaking of Maiden, you have to start with Quest For Fire. For a band that uses so much history in their compositions, this one should have had a few revisions in the lyrics.


Aren't those lyrics based on the movie Quest For Fire? I think there were prehistoric beasts in the movie, maybe even a dinosaur.

Priest's Parental Guidance is one of the worst ever, it's as if a 6 year old wrote their own version of We're Not Gonna Take It, but it was written by a bunch of 35 year olds. The "you're just Mister Dull" line makes me shake my head in shame every time I hear it.

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jdmunyon
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2023 10:12 pm 
 

I think David DeFeis is a genius, or these days, an incredibly flawed "genius", but these are rough:

"Passing the days, pissing on graves
Hell bottom bruise displays
Mocking her God she secretly throbs
With pleasure a wound away
Pregnant and fair with cum in her hair"

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2023 5:53 am 
 

I was just listening to Hobbs Angel of Death (how's that for a dumb band name?) and the song 'Marie Antoinette' says "When dawn breaks the blade will fall down to decapitate your head". Is it possible to decapitate anything else?

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Forever Underground wrote:
I think that Helloween song has absurd lyrics just for the sake of it, just to go along with the goofy tone of the song.


If you're out there all alone
And you don't know where to go to
Come and take a trip with me
To future world
And if you're running through your life
And you don't know what the sense is
Come and look how it could be in future world
We all live in happiness our life is full of joy
We say the world tomorrow without fear
The feeling of togetherness is always at our side
We love our life and we know we will stay

'Cause we all live
In future world
A world that's full of love
Our future life will be glorious
Come with me future world

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Sepulchrave
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2023 2:53 am 
 

oldmetalhead wrote:
Benedict Donald wrote:
Maiden's "Man On the Edge" has some pretty dumb lyrics:

Speaking of Maiden, you have to start with Quest For Fire. For a band that uses so much history in their compositions, this one should have had a few revisions in the lyrics.

*lyrics*


This is just a Spinal Tap song.
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Dandelo
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2023 5:04 pm 
 

That Manowar song, swords wet or whatever it is.

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gabber
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2023 5:58 pm 
 

Take a look at the first three or four albums by Blind Guardian.

For instance 'His bombs can exploding'. Yes, not native English speakers of course but it's interesting that around the time of 'Imaginations' they lifted their game, so I've always thought they either took English lessons or at least got someone to proof read their lyrics.

Nowadays, they're in perfect English. But the 80's was a vastly different story.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2023 5:59 pm 
 

Dandelo wrote:
That Manowar song, swords wet or whatever it is.


May your sword stay wet, like a young girl in her prime.

Cringe. And then of course, following that, the Karl Logan saga. Although he wasn't in the band at the time the song was written.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2023 2:39 am 
 

Dick is fucking big,
Pussy is fucking tight,
Anal fuck is waiting,
Big dick's might.
- Barbatos, 2003

William Blake couldn't have written better.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2023 3:52 am 
 

MRmehman wrote:
Dick is fucking big,
Pussy is fucking tight,
Anal fuck is waiting,
Big dick's might.
- Barbatos, 2003

William Blake couldn't have written better.


This is awkward... I have no idea where my sig came from but I think it's that
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2023 12:18 pm 
 

The two Maiden examples are based on movies, Quest for Fire and Falling Down and my signature won't allow any slander against them...........

With that being said though.............


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Don’t you think I’m a savior?
Don’t you think I could save you?
Don’t you think I could save your life?

Don’t you think I’m a savior?
Don’t you think I could save you?
Don’t you think I could save your life?

Don’t you think I’m a savior?
Don’t you think I could save you?
Don’t you think I could save your life?

Don’t you think I’m a savior?
Don’t you think I could save you?
Don’t you think I could save your life?


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HalfdanTheBlack
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2023 1:13 pm 
 

gabber wrote:
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That Manowar song, swords wet or whatever it is.


May your sword stay wet, like a young girl in her prime.

Cringe. And then of course, following that, the Karl Logan saga. Although he wasn't in the band at the time the song was written.



Without forgetting the intro to 'Warlord' with the mother crying "she's only sixteen!" and the warlord (Eric, of course) sardonically laughs!

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dissonans
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2023 4:28 pm 
 

We all live in future world
A world that's full of love
Our future life will be glorious
Come with me, future world

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Raven_Augustus
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2023 11:44 am 
 

Benedict Donald wrote:
Maiden's "Man On the Edge" has some pretty dumb lyrics:

The freeway is jammed and it's backed up for miles
The car is an oven and baking is wild
Nothing is ever the way it should be
What we deserve we just don't get, you see

A briefcase, a lunch and a man on the edge
Each step gets closer to losing his head
Is someone in heaven, are they looking down
'Cause nothing is fair just you look around

Falling down (x6)

He's sick of waiting, of lying like this
There's a hole in the sky for the angels to kiss
Branded a leper because you don't fit
In the land of the free you just live by your wits

Once he built missiles, a nation's defence
Now he can't even give birthday presents
Across the city he leaves in his wake
A glimpse of the future, a cannibal state

In that song's defense it's based on the movie Falling Down from 1993. Those lines you highlighted make perfect sense when you know what happens in the movie. On its own I agree that "Now he can't even give birthday presents" is silly.

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CoconutBackwards
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2023 12:11 pm 
 

Iron Maiden writing a song about the movie Falling Down is news to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2023 4:42 pm 
 

"You drink the blood of Christ, I drink the blood of YOU!"

Kind of dumb but also awesome at the same time though, heh.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2023 10:03 pm 
 

I dunno, I like that one
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2023 1:59 am 
 

The bulged tummy line was funny. Honestly, pretty much any thrash metal, the lyrics generally suck.

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Dustroy_Troly
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2023 1:35 pm 
 

"Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil
The Devil is never a maker
The less that you give, you're a taker
So it's on and on and on, it's Heaven and Hell, oh well
The lover of life's not a sinner
The ending is just a beginner
The closer you get to the meaning
the sooner you'll know that you're dreaming
So it's on and on and on, oh it's on and on and on
It goes on and on and on, Heaven and Hell
I can tell, fool, fool!
Well if it seems to be real, it's illusion
For every moment of truth, there's confusion in life
Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer
And it's on and on, on and on and on....
They say that life's a carousel
Spinning fast, you've got to ride it well
The world is full of Kings and Queens
Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams
It's Heaven and Hell, oh well
And they'll tell you black is really white
The moon is just the sun at night
And when you walk in golden halls
You get to keep the gold that falls
It's Heaven and Hell, oh no!
Fool, fool!
You've got to bleed for the dancer!
Fool, fool!
Look for the answer!
Fool, fool, fool!"

:ugh:

or, alternatively

"Say you don't love me you'll burn
You can't refuse, but you'll lose, it's by me
Say you don't love me, you'll learn
Nothing you do will be new, 'cause I'm through

Call me a liar, you knew
You were a fool, but that's cool, it's all right
Call me the Devil, it's true
Some can't accept but I crept inside you

So if a stranger calls you
Don't let him whisper his name
'Cause it's Voodoo, oh!

Fade into shadow, you'll burn
Your fortune is free, I can see it's no good
Never look back, never turn
It's a question of time 'til your mine and you learn

So if a stranger sees you
Don't look in his eyes
'Cause he's Voodoo!

Say you don't love me you'll burn
You can't refuse, but you'll lose, it's by me
Say you don't love me, you'll learn
Nothing you do will be new, 'cause I'm through

Voodoo!

Bring me your children, they'll burn!
Never look back, never turn!
Cry me a river, you'll learn Voodoo!!"

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Ivan Drago
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2023 2:42 pm 
 

Metal_On_The_Ascendant wrote:
Pretty much every single lyric Cavalera has written for Soulfly qualifies.


Cavalera Conspiracy too

nevertrust - society
nevertrust - the system
nevertrust - the enemy
nevertrust - the politricks
nevertrust - the emo kids
nevertrust - the fucking pigs
nevertrust - the sellouts
nevertrust - fuck them all!

nevertrust - the rat race
nevertrust - the presidents
nevertrust - the hypocrites
nevertrust - in their bullshit
nevertrust - in jihad
nevertrust - the bastards
nevertrust - the backstabbers
nevertrust - kill them all!

nevertrust - the fuckers
nevertrust - the bastards
nevertrust - the assholes
nevertrust - the asskissers
nevertrust - the two-faced
nevertrust - their mind games
nevertrust - destroy them all!

nevertrust - the cowboy
nevertrust - the redneck
nevertrust - the fall out boy
nevertrust - their fake asses
nevertrust - the war
nevertrust - the scum
nevertrust - the world
nevertrust - fuck you!!!!!!

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Kalimata
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2023 3:16 pm 
 

Each time this kind of topic comes back, Stratovarius' "Paradise" immediatly comes to my mind:

Quote:
Late at night I find myself again
Wondering and watching TV
I can't believe what is on the screen
Something that I wouldn't care to see

Many rare species will perish soon
And we will be short on food
Why do we have to be so selfish
We've got to change our attitude

I know that I am not
The only one that's worried
Why don't we all
Wake up, and realize

Like the birds in the sky
We are flying so high
Without making any kind of sacrifice
We've got so little time
To undo this crime
Or we'll lose our paradise

It seems to me that there's no sense at all
Nobody cares it's always the same
Mother nature's crying out in pain
We are the ones to blame

I know that I am not
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Sepulchrave
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2023 3:41 pm 
 

Oh come on, Heaven and Hell's lyrics are great. I'm not overly familiar with theirs, but Black Sabbath doesn't belong in this thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2023 3:44 pm 
 

Dio's lyrics are goofy in a way I guess, but they sound cool and he sounds cool delivering them.
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