Top 100 Worst Lyrics Of All Time #91 to #100

The history of pop music has seen a whole lot of different topics for its hit tunes. Mostly they deal with love, found love, lost love, forbidden love, teen love, and the rest of all that love stuff. There's even a category for sub-teen love: Songs which were released in an earlier and more innocent age but today read like pedophile instruction manuals:

Young girl, get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run, girl,
You're much too young, girl

Gary Puckett - Young Girl

I can see that you're fifteen years old
No I don't want your I.D.
You look so restless and you're so far from home
But it's no hanging matter
Its no capital crime

The Rolling Stones - Stray Cat Blues

She's just sixteen years old
Leave her alone, they say
Separated by fools
Who don't know what love is yet
But I want you to know

Benny Mardones - Into The Night

There are more than enough songs about women who don't have a partner at all and decide to just masturbate:

Bjork - All Is Full Of Love
Cyndi Lauper - She Bop
Divinyls - I Touch Myself
Janet Jackson - If
Pink - Sober
The Pussycat Dolls - I Don't Need A Man
Tory Amos - Icicle
Tweet - Oops

... and many more.

Of course, we can always rely on Britney to sing the definitive songs on many sexual subjects, including female masturbation:

Imagination’s taking over
Another day without a lover
The more I come to understand
The touch of my hand

Britney Spears - Touch Of My Hand

Glad you wanna touch down there, Brit, as no one else I know does. However, popular songs don't have to all center around sexuality, as there are countless other topics. Frank Zappa wrote songs about:

Beer shampoo
Billy The Mountain's trip to Las Vegas
Boogers
Botulism
Burnt Weenie sandwiches
Canada Customs
Cruising for burgers
Dead girls in London
Dental hygiene
Dog breath
Eating urine soaked snow
Enema bandits in Illinois
Hot poop
Jewish princesses
Kangaroos
Lumpy gravy
Magdalena's incest with her Canadian daddy
Mudsharks
Pancake breakfasts
Penguins in bondage
Penis dimension
Redneck eats
Stinky feet
Teenage wind
The Peace Corps
Weasels ripping flesh

and of course, Valley Girls.

And he was always stone cold sober! Hard to believe, huh?

However, there are an inordinate number of hit pop songs that deal with death. So many of them, and mostly utterly repugnant, that to dissect each one would be a crime against life. Entire volumes of abnormal psychology could be written about Blue Oyster Cult's Don't Fear The Reaper, especially the line about redefining happiness. So we'll redefine happiness by being dead? Doesn't that strike you as a bit too extreme a redefinition?

Therefore, without further ado, I will end this die-a-tribe and place a mort-atorium on it before it gets too grave as I have to urn my keep around here of corpse, as it's tomb much for me and I have to call my mummy before I blow a casket.

Here are the ten worst death lyrics of all time:

Worst Lyrics Of All Time - #91

Gonna recommend you
To the spirit in the sky
That's where you're gonna go when you die
When you die and they lay you to rest
You're gonna go to the place that's the best

Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky

Worst Lyrics Of All Time - #92

I was proud and satisfied, life had so much to give
Till the day they told me that she didn't have long to live
She said Rocky I never had to die before don't know if I can do it

Dickey Lee - Rocky

Worst Lyrics Of All Time - #93

I couldn't stop so I swerved to the right
I'll never forget the sound that night
The screaming tires the busting glass
The painful scream that I heard last
She's gone to heaven so I got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world

J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers - Last Kiss

Worst Lyrics Of All Time - #94

Valentine is done
Here but now they're gone
Romeo and Juliet
Are together in eternity
Romeo and Juliet
40,000 men and women everyday
Like Romeo and Juliet
40,000 men and women everyday
Redefine happiness
Another 40,000 coming everyday
We can be like they are
Come on baby
Don't fear the reaper

Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper

Worst Lyrics Of All Time - #95

You thought you might be a ghost
You thought you might be a ghost
You didn't get to heaven, but you made it close
You didn't get to heaven, but you ohh ohhh
Those who are dead are not dead
They're just living in my head, ooh

Coldplay - 42

Worst Lyrics Of All Time - #96

Here I go, hah
Hey Hey
Here comes the devil
Right Behind
Look out children
Here he comes
Here he comes!
Hey
Don't want to go by the devil
Don't want to go by demon
Don't want to go by Satan
Don't want to die uneasy

Blood, Sweat & Tears - And When I Die

Worst Lyrics Of All Time - #97

She took her life
Within her hands
She took her life
Within her own two hands
And no-one can tell her
What to do now
And I believed in you
I believed in you
Like Elvis Presley
Singin' live from Las Vegas
Where did you go?
Well she’s gone to meet
Her maker
Back to where she came from
Come to save her soul

Eurythmics - Angel

Worst Lyrics Of All Time - #98

And I know you're shining down on me from Heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day
Picture a little scene from Heaven
Although, the sun will never shine the same
I'll always look to a brighter day
Yeah, Lord, I know, when I lay me down to sleep
You'll always listen, as I pray

Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day

Worst Lyrics Of All Time - #99

When the wind cries out my name
And time has come for me to die
Then wrap me in my cape
And lay my sword down at my side
Then place me on a ship of oak
And let it drift with tide
Let the flames purify my soul
On its way to hall up high

Bathory - Shores In Flames

Worst Lyrics Of All Time - #100

Goodbye, Michelle, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
With the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun

Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun

Should you be in the mood for more death, please feel free to listen to these bright and cheery tunes:

Alice in Chains - Them Bones
All Time Low - Remembering Sunday
Audioslave - Your Time Has Come
Bat For Lashes - The Big Sleep
Blindside - This Time
Bob Dylan - Knocking On Heaven's Door
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - The Crossroads
Brad Paisley - Whiskey Lullaby
Bright Eyes - Four Winds
Bullet For My Valentine - Say Goodnight
Cafe Tacuba - La Muerte Chiquita
Cathy Carroll - Jimmy Love
Catman Cohen - How I Want To Die
Cold - Everyone Dies
Death Cab For Cutie - Soul Meets Body
Death Cab For Cutie - What Sarah Said
Demon Hunter - Carry Me Down
Duffy - I'm Scared
Elton John - Song For Guy
Elton John - Where To Now St. Peter?
Emmylou Harris - Kern River
Evanescence - Hello
Fleet Foxes - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Foo Fighters - Let It Die
George Harrison - The Art of Dying
Iggy Pop - Nice to be Dead
Iron Maiden - No More Lies
James Otto - Where Angels Hang Around
Jan and Dean - Dead Man's Curve
Jay-Z - Kingdom Come
Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep
John Mellencamp - Don't Need This Body
John Mellencamp - If I Die Sudden
Judas Priest - Heroes End
Keane - Atlantic
King Crimson - Epitaph
KoRn - Starting Over
Led Zeppelin - Gallows Pole
Led Zeppelin - In My Time Of Dying
Lee Ann Womack - The Preacher Won't Have To Lie
Lefty Frizzell - Long Black Veil
Linkin Park - Shadow Of The Day
Live - T.B.D.
Mastodon - Crack the Skye
Megadeth - Black Curtains
Metallica - All Nightmare Long
Metallica - Fade To Black
Moby - Porcelain
Moby - Sleep Alone
Modest Mouse - Ocean Breathes Salty
Montgomery Gentry - Clouds
Morrissey - You Were Good In Your Time
Muse - Apocalypse Please
My Chemical Romance - Dead!
My Chemical Romance - I Never Told You What I Do For A Living
My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade
Neil Diamond - Done Too Soon
Neil Diamond - Morningside
Nickel Creek - Sweet Afton
Paul McCartney - The End Of The End
Pearl Jam - Life Wasted
Peter Allen - Once Before I Go
Pink Floyd - Great Gig In The Sky
Pink Floyd - Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
Priestess - Lay Down
Queen - Hammer To Fall
Queen - The Show Must Go On
R.E.M. - Try Not To Breathe
Radiohead - Airbag
Radiohead - Videotape
Ray Peterson - Tell Laura I Love Her
Senses Fail - The Ground Folds
Simple Plan - Perfect World
Skinny Puppy - Haze
Slayer - Death's Head
Sonata Arctica - Sing In Silence
Stephanie Dosen - A Lily for the Spectre
Steve Earle - Over Yonder (Jonathan's Song)
Sublime - STP
System Of A Down - Soil
The All-American Rejects - Believe
The Black Dahlia Murder - Funeral Thirst
The Dave Matthews Band - Lie In Our Graves
The Dave Matthews Band - Why I Am
The Doobie Brothers - I Cheat The Hangman
The Gallows - The Vulture (Act I & II)
The Killers - Why Do I Keep Counting?
The Manic Street Preachers - Doors Closing Slowly
The Music - Getaway
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Godspeed
The Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)
Thursday - Autumn Leaves Revisited
Trace Adkins - Til the Last Shot's Fired
Warren Zevon - Keep Me In Your Heart
White Lies - Death
White Lies - To Lose My Life

Now... there are sooooooooooooooo many more really horrible lyrics out there that deserve to be eternally noted on this hallowed list! Therefore, let's hear what your worst lyrics candidates are in the Comments Section!

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Comments 19 comments

Patti 7 years ago

You are entitlted to your opinion. I happen to think some of the lyrics are quite good. That is me. Thanks for ji=oining my hubs. I have new posts they micht intrest you home and garden remedies. Cheers


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Eeek! The death lyrics? Eeeeeewwww. :)


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2patricias 7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

Pat says - haven't read any of your Bad Lyrics 1 to 90 (yet), but this one made me laugh. It also made me cringe because I know so many of these songs. I had years of driving back and forth to work with the radio on. Now I have the radio on at home.

Isn't there one called something like 'Leader of the Pack' that includes the sound of a motorcycle engine revving - and then a crash??? If I remember right that was one of the more tasteless ones about death. Hang on - what am I saying - that sounds as if there were some tasteful songs about death!

Didn't the girl die in that Blue Velvet song? I think it was popular in the 1960s when i was actually of singles buying age.....


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

The Shangri-Las' Leader Of The Pack is definitely a candidate for inclusion. From "I met him at the candy store" (yeah, you meet the head of the Hell's Angels over lollipops...) to the sheer idiocy of:

"As he drove away on that rainy night

I begged him to go slow

But whether he heard, I'll never know

Look out! Look out! Look out! Look out!"

It definitely deserves an honorable mention!

The girl in Bobby Vinton's Blue Velvet doesn't die, but just dumps him. However, another Bobby, this one Goldsboro, has one of the worst death songs ever in Honey and that one really does belong in the list as well:

"And honey, I miss you

And I'm bein' good

And I'd love to be with you

If only I could

One day while I was not at home

While she was there and all alone

The angels came"

I think I'm going to puke... :)


Josh 6 years ago

dude i read ur whole list its hilarious...

and u missed a lyric from "Sanatarium" by Metallica

"Kill is such a friendly word"

and if u want more songs about dying...

Metallica - Ride the Lightning

Lamb of God - Laid to Rest

Journey - Don't stop believing


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Ya, there are quite a few more, including those good ones. Maybe it's time for the top 200 list! :)


Kate 6 years ago

Remembering Sunday by All Time Low isn't about death at all. It's about how he flew out to see a girl, and the trip didn't go well. He wrote the song on the plane ride back. Get your facts straight before you go bashing songs.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Alex Gaskarth's interview comments on this issue have been divided, so I'm sticking with the chick killing herself. So there! :P


Jimmy 5 years ago

A top 100 & no mention of KISS? Man, they could fill every spot! I swear that the writers of Spinal Tap used KISS as inspiration:

"She's a dancer, a romancer

She's a Capricorn & I'm a Cancer"


Uluke at lildick 5 years ago

What a dumb SOB. How do you know that Mick Jagger was inviting that girl upstairs to have sensual relations with her?? These are all part of songs that could possibly have meanings beyond what you're focusing on. I believe that you could be the paediophile looking for others like you to support your claims. How could a person incinuate the exact meanings of songs wrote years ago, and modern ones for that matter, and say that they are paedoliphicic? You, whoever you are, are a scum bag that needs to get to know the real world, or disassociate your menial mental opinions with the rest of the world and go back to your mothers tit you phalic idiot. Wake up jack ass!


Drunk punk 5 years ago

Ah but it is a rather ridiculous song


Another stranger 5 years ago

After reading i've concluded. Your idea of bad lyrics are very shallow, many of these have deeper meanings. Some of them are straight to the point with what they mean.. but others.. such as creed.

I'm six feet from the edge

And I'm thinking

Maybe six feet ain't so far down

This is a metaphor for suicide. 6 feet from the edge - he's not far. 6 feet ain't so far down - bodies are buried 6 feet under.

That has to be the easiest meanings you missed. The list is a fallacy.


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

Definitely agree with you Hal, especially 91, Isn't Toronto getting so cold now, seems more damp as well, winter is coming. Thanks for a great hub

voted up and sideways

xo


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MickeySr 4 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

I'm probably going to be run-off of HubPages for this, or lose the respect of a few folks here I care about, but I've got to be honest and say - I've always thought Lennon's 'Imagine' to be kind of gigantically lame. My sense of it is definitely influenced by the overwhelming acclaim it enjoys, and it's not like I prefer that the world clash in relentless animosity, but . . .

"You, you may say

I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one

I hope some day you'll join us

And the world will be as one"

. . . c'mon - if that wasn't from the dead John Lennon but was something Dick Cheney or someone like Jerry Falwell jotted down no one would count it to be so revolutionarily insightful or charming or whatever people count it to be. I could see if lots of other songwriters were writing about how cool it is that no one gets along, that national boundaries and religion, etc, cause division and strife, etc - Lennon's just not saying anything that isn't already obvious to all of us and he's not saying it strikingly poetic or anything.

There's no melody, and I'm not someone like John Lennon, but how is what he wrote remarkably different than ~

'You probably think

I'm wonderful, because I prefer benevolence

If you try to be more like me

Then we could all enjoy benevolence'

. . . maybe I'm just a romantic fool, I've always thought that McCartney's music was, contrary to popular opinion, more important music than Lennon's - I'd rather hear, musically, about someone dreaming about being with the woman he loves and taking her on picnic tomorrow than hear someone dreaming about how religion sucks so much . . .

'Bring a bag of bread and cheese and find a shady spot beneath the trees.

Catch a breath of country air and run your pretty fingers thro' my hair.

Tomorrow, when we both abandon sorrow.

Oh, baby, don't you let me down tomorrow,

Thro' the week we beg and steal and borrow.

Oh, for a chance to get away tomorrow.'

. . . that is so much more powerful and world-changing - or am I missing something?


TheJose 4 years ago

Now lets throw some Interpol over here, with lyrics such as:

My best friends a butcher he has sixteen knives,

he carries them all over the town at least he tries,

oh look it stopped snowing.

My best friend's from Poland and um, he has a beard...

"Roland" - Interpol

Subway, she is a porno.

"NYC" - Interpol

She says brief things, her love's like a pony, my love's subliminal.

"Leif Eriksson" - Interpol

Because friends don't waste wine when there's words to sell.

"Obstacle 2" - Interpol.

And still they are my favorite band.


telemachus 4 years ago

You just can't beat the Final Countdown. It's supposedly the story of earth's demise and the survivors being flown to another planet to escape. Okay, Star Trek has done that a dozen times but then we find out that the planet they're headed to is Venus. For those who skipped Astronomy in college, Venus has a surface temperature of 894 F. The whole idea is idiotic but then verse two is just a gem.

"Ohh

We're heading for Venus and still we stand tall

'Cause maybe they've seen us and welcome us all, yea

With so many light years to go and things to be found

(To be found)

I'm sure that we'll all miss her so"

Venus is 3 light minutes from Earth.

Venus is 3 light minutes from earth


Martha 3 years ago

Sorry, but you left out THE worst lyric in the history of mankind...

Abra a bra cadabra

I wanna reach out and grab ya.

No need to explain why.............


Amy 3 years ago

Gawd NO! If I have an opportunity to go swmroheee I go...I remember the time I got lost in this little village in Italy with another woman(didn't really know her but was in our small group). She was absolutely panicked, but I just wandered around until I found a little old lady and asked her in my rusty Italian if she spoke English or French. Nope! No luck, but just then an old geezer came by and understood my Italian, French AND English and I was on my way again. That other woman was SO spooked she went off without me and I had to run to find her! I think I'd like to travel with shrinky. lol


Jessica 2 years ago

I know this is kinda old but as a hustler I felt the need to point out that Remembering Sunday is NOT about death. Alex Gaskarth has said that it isn't. Just saying.

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