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the worst lyrics ever#0
Posted: 6/2/06 at 10:16am
OK so even if we love the show and its been running for 15 years or it was a huge stinker and only ran for 15 mins every show has some god awfull lines /lyrics

What would you say are the worst lyrics in a musical

As much as i think carrie had some gen great moments in this wassnt one of them

chris sings to billy-its a simple little gig you help me kill a pig,and ive got some plans for the blood.....

OUCH

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re: the worst lyrics ever#1
Posted: 6/2/06 at 2:24pm
There are alot of lyrics that are there just to match the tune.
Now i love blood brothers, but an example is in My friend when they go -
My best friend always has sweets to share he..
Knew every word in the dic-ti-on-ary.

Its just stupid things like that. Then you have the lyrics in musicals like wicked where its - I think ill buy defying gravity, where the lyrics are there just to hope the audience dont here.

I havent seen that shows so im not that sure.
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re: the worst lyrics ever#2
Posted: 6/3/06 at 6:41am
Elphaba actually sings "I'd sooner buy defying gravity." "Buy" here doesn't mean "purchase." Rather, it is used to mean "believe" (as in "The teacher didn't buy my story about the dog eating my homeowrk). Which fits perfectly since just before she sang "Too long I've been afraid of/ Losing love I guess I've lost/ We'll if that's love/ It comes as much to high a cost." It's a clever pun IMO. People really should study the lyrics of songs and not take them at face value. Sometimes you have to look deeper for the meaning.
Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra
Salve, Salve Regina
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
O clemens O pia
Updated On: 6/5/06 at 06:41 AM
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re: the worst lyrics ever#3
Posted: 6/3/06 at 9:06am
"People really should study the lyrics of songs and not take them at face value. Sometimes you have to look deeper for the meaning. "

Agreed!

The first time I heard "All That Jazz" I just didn't get the lyrics. I thought the composer had done a fantastic job but the lyricist must have been "high" or something. English is not my native language, so I didn't know what the title - and many other phrases in the song & the show are with a double meaning - meant. I just thought it was "and all that jazz music" re: the worst lyrics ever Now, after finding out what the lyrics REALLY are about, I think the lyrics to that song (and all the CHICAGO lyrics, for that matter) are simply brilliant!!

As for the worst lyrics, I really don't like the line "Jelly isn't jelly, till you set it" part in "Anything Can Happen" in MARY POPPINS. Even though it is sung by kids in the show, I think it just sounds really silly.
Updated On: 6/3/06 at 09:06 AM
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re: the worst lyrics ever#4
Posted: 6/3/06 at 6:07pm
Not really worst but quite funny "God thy will is hard" say it quite fast.....how immature! lol

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re: the worst lyrics ever#5
Posted: 6/4/06 at 1:25pm
Aaah. I just assumed it ment "Buy" as in purchase. I never thought of thinking about it that way.

Cant wait to see Wicked!!! October here we come.
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re: the worst lyrics ever#6
Posted: 6/5/06 at 5:02am
You're right, Sant. In "All That Jazz" the word "jazz" has different meanings. The phrase "and all that jazz" is used to mean "and so on," i.e. "It's just a noisy hall/Where there's a nightly brawl/And all that jazz." The term "jazz" also refers to the music, obviously. "Show her where to park her girdle/Oh her mama's blood'd curdle/If she'd hear her baby's queer for all that jazz" has a double conotation because jazz, being music originated by black Americans, was seen by some, mainly the older population, as "the devil's music" (as would rock-n-roll thirty years later) and in the 1920s the term "jazz" was slang for sex.

And my pick for (one of) the worst lyrics:

(from OKLAHOMA)
Supposin' that he says that
Your lips are like cherries
Or roses or berries"

I gather Hammerstein is trying to say that her lips are red (like roses and cherries), but that seems like desperate rhyming because all berries aren't necessarily red, like blueberries for example.





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Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra
Salve, Salve Regina
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
O clemens O pia
Updated On: 6/8/06 at 05:02 AM
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re: the worst lyrics ever#7
Posted: 6/5/06 at 9:07am
"To kill outside St Pauls
Requires a lot of balls"
'Jekyll & Hyde'

All of 'Romeo and Juliet the musical' and 'Notre Dame de Paris'. The latter was also unable to tell the difference between a song and just stringing loads of chords together...

"Murder is a very British thing, isn't it? I mean, it's almost like a hobby over there."
"Why do you insist you must hear the words? When you know I cannot give you words. Not the ones you need..."

Updated On: 6/5/06 at 09:07 AM
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re: the worst lyrics ever#8
Posted: 6/5/06 at 10:28am
David Zippel for "the Woman in White"
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re: the worst lyrics ever#9
Posted: 6/13/06 at 7:11pm
'he's a man
he's just a man
and i've had so many
men before
in many different ways'

my most hated lyrics ever....EVER!

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re: the worst lyrics ever#10
Posted: 6/13/06 at 11:00pm
"It must be the heat
Or some rare disease
Or too much to eat
Or maybe it's fleas..."
-"I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story

I love Sondheim to death, but these are in my opinion some of the funniest lyrics ever.
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re: the worst lyrics ever#11
Posted: 6/14/06 at 4:02am
Jwaa, I think the "In very many ways line" begins a new sentence and is not part of the previous line. Thus, it should be:

I don't know how to take this.
I don't know why he moves me.
He's a man.
He's just a man,
And I've had so many men before.
In very many ways
He's just one more.


What Mary Magdalene is basically saying is that she's known a lot men in her life (and in her line of work) and although Jesus is obviously different from them, he is also like them in a lot of ways. He's merely human, not some deity. Later, in Act II, Judas sings a short reprise saying the exact same thing:

I don't know how to love him.
I don't know why he moves me.
He's a man.
He's just a man.
He is not a king.
He is just the same
As anyone I know.
He scares me so!

The way you originally had it made it appear that Mary Magdalene had a lot of men in various sex positions. :)
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Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra
Salve, Salve Regina
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
O clemens O pia
Updated On: 6/14/06 at 04:02 AM
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re: the worst lyrics ever#12
Posted: 6/14/06 at 5:40am
from 1776:

"That is true
he annoys me quite a lot
but still i'd rather trot
to mr. adam's new gavotte."

It has always bugged me.
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re: the worst lyrics ever#13
Posted: 6/14/06 at 8:02am
garlic,garlic thats why we are so well hung

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re: the worst lyrics ever#14
Posted: 6/16/06 at 12:14pm
*David Zippel for "the Woman in White"*

Whats wrong with The Woman in White lyrics?!

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re: the worst lyrics ever#15
Posted: 6/16/06 at 4:55pm
Everything! The music is top notch, but the lyrics are awful. I'd much rather have the orchestrations without the lyrics. I hate how everything is repeated. Do I have to be told everything twice? NO! SIR PERCIVAL GLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYDE! SIR PERCIVAL GLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYDE!

Ugh.
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re: the worst lyrics ever#16
Posted: 6/16/06 at 4:59pm
miss saigon, i love. but i have always hated:

"this little girl we could be in the sack,
for what it costs me to buy a big mac"

all other lyrics in miss saigon are wicked!

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re: the worst lyrics ever#17
Posted: 6/16/06 at 5:29pm
Isn't it supposed to be:

"This little girl - We could be in the sack
for what it costs me to buy a big mac" ??

Or are you just complaining because he rhymed sack with mac?
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re: the worst lyrics ever#18
Posted: 6/16/06 at 8:47pm
yes, the lyrics are correct but i just think they sound lousy. but it may just be me.
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re: the worst lyrics ever#19
Posted: 6/17/06 at 4:25pm
i think that is a great show, and that song is great, the reason why it is like that is because it is meant to look like a 7 year old, i have to say the worst lyrics ive heard are Music and the Mirror from A Chorus Line, not bad words but the music to it isnt so great
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re: the worst lyrics ever#20
Posted: 6/21/06 at 6:42pm
I loved 'The Woman in White' but yes - some of the lyrics do make you cringe a bit - 'tho' he's a baro-net he is steeped in debt' - ouch!