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11 September 2013
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trcanberra
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parlance said
Found it amusing that there's a thread on Paul's "cringe-inducing lyrics" at the Maccaboard.

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I could go on and on :)

 

11 September 2013
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bikelock28 said
"My love don't give me presents/ I know that she's no peasant,"

Nuff said.

I've always liked that.

"You were in a car crash and you lost your hair" really isn't that fantastic. That's still my favorite part of the song anyhow, though.

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11 September 2013
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"You lost your hair" DEFINES fantastic imo!

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11 September 2013
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It's one of those examples of bad songwriting when I don't know whether to cringe or laugh. If it had been anyone else, I'd probably be shocked that it even made it onto the record but because it's Ringo... you kind of just smile and let it go.

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

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11 September 2013
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parlance said
Found it amusing that there's a thread on Paul's "cringe-inducing lyrics" at the Maccaboard.

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Someone over there talked about "Biker Like an Icon." I admit I keep substituting these words into that song:

"She loved her singer like an icon/Gazing at his picture everyday/Slowly watching precious fantasies slip away"

11 September 2013
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From Baby's In Black:

"Oh, how long will it take
Till she sees the mistake she has made?
Dear, what can I do?"

Why not "Till she sees her mistake"? That way, it wouldn't sound so awkward due to the omission of "Oh" before "dear".

Geometry, wisdom, tangerines... "The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say..."

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Purple stuff... ellipses...

11 September 2013
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Something like that I always see as the metre and rhythm required by the song. Lennon's "Till she sees the mistake she has made?" is made up of nine syllables. The simpler phrasing loses three. Also, I think the "Dear, what can I do?" is made a more interesting line for its lack of the "Oh", as it allows it to be heard in two separate ways - You can hear it as the narrator's sigh of regret to himself about the situation, or as a plea to the subject of the song asking her what he can do to change the way things are going. Maybe that's just me though.

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11 September 2013
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mja6758 said 
Also, I think the "Dear, what can I do?" is made a more interesting line for its lack of the "Oh", as it allows it to be heard in two separate ways - You can hear it as the sigh of regret to oneself about the situation, or as a plea to the subject of the song asking her what he can do to change the way things are going.

Never thought of it that way. Interesting interpretation! apple01

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12 September 2013
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meanmistermustard said
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) is such a good song which isn't meant to be lyrically great. Its a deliberately fun song as heard when played, totally different to most of what has been previously mentioned. a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

I LOVE that song, it slowly kills it self. 

my contenders for bad lyrics:
-"The Night Before" is pretty negligible,
-despite how people claim "I'm A Loser" to be John's intro to Dylan-esque writing I find it kind of boring: "I'm telling you so that you don't lose all" is pretty bad...
-"I'll Follow The Sun" never did much for me.

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13 September 2013
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Treasure these few words 'till we're together
Keep all my love forever
P.S., I love you
You, you, you

 

I'm beginning to notice a pattern here.

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15 September 2013
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"Hold Me Tight" tooa-hard-days-night-ringo-8

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Someone said to me once that the greatest rock n' roll records are the ones where you can't make out the words.  I think he was thinking of Little Richard but it's an interesting point.  The words to Flaming Pie are ridiculous if you read them off a page but I like listening to Flaming Pie.  It's a good track.

Stick my tongue out and lick my nose

Tuck my shirt in and zip my fly

Go ahead!  Have a vision!

I'm the man on the flaming pie!

Jet also springs to mind - the lyrics don't make any sense whatsoever - something to do with his dog and a sergeant major who is a suffragette?  WTF?  It doesn't matter though because, for me, Jet rocks harder than anything Paul has ever done.  What is this thing Paul has got about writing songs about his pets?  Apparently Martha My Dear was about another pet he had.  Perhaps Nancy should buy Paul a goldfish or something - it could inspire a song for the next album!

 

8 February 2014
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This one has always bothered me:

Bright are the stars that shine,
Dark is the sky,
I know this love of mine
Will never die.

I used to skip And I Love Her entirely because of this part.

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^ It's not the greatest bit of lyric-writing, but I quite like it. I just love that song, so pretty much no matter how bad the lyrics are I think I'd always love it.

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9 February 2014
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Great! I love how this topic is bumped. Well, I already posted this one in the worst song thread:

"And it's nice if you believe me,

if you leave me"

 

Also bad, only thought about this yesterday:

''Because you're sweet and lovely girl, I love you''

I love you because you're lovely? Whoo, clever!

Sorry George

9 February 2014
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The "no nay will she deceive" part in Devil In Her Heart sounds a bit odd to me. 

^also as Linde mentioned that part in For You Blue is just "brilliant"..

You know my name you know number too
You know my name you know my number
What's up with you?

9 February 2014
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Linde said
Also bad, only thought about this yesterday:

''Because you're sweet and lovely girl, I love you''

I love you because you're lovely? Whoo, clever!

Sorry George

I actually quite like that. It works (syllable-wise), doesn't it? a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

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10 February 2014
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In the song "Tell Me What You See," Paul sings "I'll make bright your day." Here's what he must have been thinking when he crafted that line: "I'll write weak these words."

10 February 2014
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I have always hated this line:

"It's been A Hard Day's Night, I should be sleeping like a log"

Also: "You say you've seen Seven Wonders and your bird is green"

10 February 2014
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bikelock28 said
"My love don't give me presents/ I know that she's no peasant,"

Nuff said.

That was going to be my example.  Worst lyric ever.  Let's analyze it.  Is he saying that only peasants give presents, and therefore he knows that she's not one?  Or is he saying that even though she never gives him presents, he knows that she can afford presents, and so she must be rich, and not a peasant? And thefore, She's A Woman?

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon
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