Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ten Things Tuesday- Songs I am Pretty Sure Were Written While High

Some songs just don't seem to make sense.
You might like the song, but once you really get into the lyrics
you really start to wonder what the hell it even means.

What was going through the writer's mind?
Deprivation of oxygen?

So this weeks Ten Things Tuesday is about songs that sound like they may have been written while high.
These are in no particular order.

1. Pigs- Pink Floyd
   OK, what song of theirs wasn't written while under the influence? But, some songs actually make sense. Not so much here. If you get it, explain please. They did have more than one song named Pigs too so these lyrics may not be what you are thinking of. This one's about the bus stop rat bag.

2. Ain't No Right- Jane's Addiction
   There's no wrong and there's no right and a big, bad, wind blew his house down.
That's some good stuff right there.

3. Psycho- Puddle of Mud
   It really starts to sound like there might be a story, but than the writer just forgot and started just repeating the chorus over and over. Since he is a schizophrenic psycho maybe the voice just quit talking to him.

4. Rehab- Amy Winehouse
   Never could stay sober and didn't seem to want to so she wrote a song about it. With a song like this, you just knew things were not going to end well for her. Oh no, no, no.

5. I Wanna Get High- Cypress Hill
   A song talking about taking hits from a bong pretty much says it all. Well, besides the name.

6.Paralyzer- Finger Eleven
   I like the music. I even like the lyrics til I get to the chorus. No matter how many times I hear it, it just doesn't make sense to me.  If your body matches what your eyes can do
You'll probably move right through me on my way to you. What is she, a ghost?

7. Undone- The Sweater Song - Weezer
   In the song, he says "I am so stoned" so that may be for "wow" factor. However, you can unravel him by pulling the thread on his sweater and he will be naked. Is he the sweater? Is he wearing a full body sweater? Why will pulling on a sweater unravel him? Where are his pants?

8. I am The Walrus- The Beatles
Once again, the Beatles had many a song that could fit in this list. So many odd lyrics, where do I start? "Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for a van" or do I go with" Yellow mother custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye"?

9. Shoots and Ladders- Korn
   With a name like this, you'd think it's a song about board games. You'd be wrong. It's about nursery rhymes. Actual nursery rhymes for lyrics.

10. Smack my Bitch Up- The Prodigy
     I think it was too much to think up many lyrics for this song. You have "Smack my bitch up" and than you have "Change my pitch up". But, I really don't think anyone listens to Prodigy for their enlightening songs.

All links take you to song lyrics.

What songs do you think  make no sense?


  1. Great list! Your comment on #7 cracked me up. :)

  2. And, of course, "In a Gadda Da Vida."
    Or "Puff, the Magic Dragon."
    To say nothing of "I'm a Little Teapot."
    As far as #7: of course he can't wear pants. Because, then how would you know you're pulling just a "thread"?
    Goo Goo Ga Joob (or something like that)

    1. I didn't even think of " In a Gadda Da Vida".Or "Puff the magic dragon"
      I used to think the lyrics were Coo, coo, ca choo.

  3. Interesting! The first song that came to mind was, "Winchester Cathedral, your bringing me down. You stood and you watched as my baby left town." The New Vaudeville Band.
    It isn't as incomprehensible as yours but I always thought it was stupid a church should stop a girl from leaving town.

  4. You're so right about the Beatles' songs. How mean, how many guys could really live in a yellow submarine?

    1. I love them, but they did get pretty out there, didn't they?

  5. This post reminds me of a song, "Let's go get stoned." That's about all there is to the lyrics, "Let's go get stoned" over and over again. It's sad and laughable.

    1. That sounds vaguely familiar. You just know there are people sitting around somewhere saying " Hey, this is a really cool song".


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