Friday, September 02, 2005

worst. lyrics. ever.

First thing-read that comment left by the for real journo this morning. Really interesting.

2nd-Anna told me that Taylor's is collecting donations for the Red Cross, so there's a convenient place for you to donate, which you should do, even if it's a dollar or something. I think I'm picking up stuff to barbecue there today, so I'll do my part. Also, I really enjoy donating blood (I know, weird) so I'll probably do that next week.

3rd-I'll post the review of Kasbah later.

4th-Vote for worst lyrics ever. I am nominating two songs.

1)-Foolish Games-Jewel-I have highlighted the worst part.

You took your coat off and stood in the rain,
You were always crazy like that
I watched from my window,
always felt I was outside looking in on you
You were always the mysterious one
with dark eyes and careless hair,
You were fashionably sensitive, but too cool to care
Then you stood in my doorway, with nothing to say
besides some comment on the weather
Well in case you failed to notice,
In case you failed to see,
This is my heart bleeding before you,
This is me down on my knees
These foolish games are tearing me apart
You thoughtless words are breaking my heart
You're breaking my heart
You were always brilliant in the morning
Smoking your cigarettes, talking over coffee
You philosophies on art, Baroque moved you,
You loved Mozart and you'd speak of your loved ones
As I clumsily strummed my guitar
You'd teach me of honest things
Things that were daring, things that were clean
Things that knew what an honest dollar did mean
So I hid my soiled hands behind my back
Somewhere along the line I must've gone off track with you
Excuse me, think I've mistaken you for somebody else
Somebody who gave a damn,
Somebody more like myself
These foolish games are tearing me apart
You thoughtless words are breaking my heart
You're breaking my heart
You took off your coat and stood in the rain
you were always like that

2) Train-Drops of Jupiter

Now that she's back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there's time to change, hey, hey
Since the return from her stay on the moon
She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey
Tell me did you sail across the sunDid you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated
Tell me, did you fall for a shooting star
One without a permanent scar
And did you miss me while you were looking at yourself out there
Now that she's back from that soul vacation
Tracing her way through the constellation, hey, hey
She checks out Mozart while she does tae-bo
Reminds me that there's time to grow, hey, hey
Now that she's back in the atmosphere
I'm afraid that she might think of me as plain ol' Jane
Told a story about a man who is too afraid to fly so he never did land
Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
And head back to the Milky Way
And tell me, did Venus blow your mind
Was it everything you wanted to find
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there
Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken
Your best friend always sticking up for you even when I know you're wrong
Can you imagine no first dance, freeze dried romance five-hour phone conversation
The best soy latte that you ever had . . . and me
Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
And head back toward the Milky Way

Notice that they both mention Mozart and coffee drinks in cringe-inducing ways. I think Train is probably pulling ahead. But what do you think?

Is anything going on this weekend that I should know about? I haven't hear about anything.


Corvus Conway said...

I hate Train just about worse than any other band on this planet, them and Live. When I worked at Tower, this guy called me to ask me who sang that song and he was singing it really loud over the phone and I had to yell at him that it was enough because he was singing it too loud to hear me talking. I told him I didn't know who it was. I saved him from himself.

Corvus Conway said...

I got to see Stewel perform the Natl Anthem at the PBR World Final in Vegas a couple of years ago (Her beau is legendary bullrider Ty Murray). The blueman group performed at half-time.

beckler said...

I do think her and Ty Murray are kind of a hot couple. Jewel has a killer bod, you can't argue with that. If you're not at work, check out these saucy pics of the two of them in the MTV photobooth. Seriously, don't look at them at work, though.

Anonymous said...

I saw Jewel on RFD tv doing a pat parelli demo with her horse. Her boyfriend is all "into" the Parelli horse training method, so he was there helping out pat peddle his horse training videos. I'm almost positive this was in Vegas.

What? You don't watch horse training shows in your spare time? Well, then you must be really sorry you missed Jewel bridling her horse while standing on her knees!!!

~Lisa Ninja

beckler said...


Anonymous said...

I think Train has to win hands-down for worst anything-I-can-possibly think of, lyrics included. That dreadful, odious and toxic song was apparently the first-dance song played at the recent wedding of a not really for-real journo with whom I work.
But just as important, I went to school with someone who had a summer job as a hiking guide (this was 12-plus years back) on a very rough stretch of coast, and apparently Jewel was part of a three-day hike that he led of a few people. She complained early and often about her feet hurting, it seems.