Fussy struggle horn and having a flat chest To cause irrelevant blows of mayhem When foul-toothed Dirk stinks out of his mouth Biting flesh in the Land of Vertical Smiles Hellchrist Evil and Painfulness Kiss master of the six silver strings of hell as well was a little bit unimportant Sturmbas, the great countess of Eva wanted to stay in the bar in the little asshole Ministry usually made lyrics from sampled speeches or relatively sane lyrics, but apparently had some Word Salad pent up in their system.
The result of getting it all out was the staggeringly incomprehensible "Jesus Built My Hotrod". Mind you, the following is just the song's spoken-word intro. Soon I discovered that this rock thing was true. Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil. Jesus was an architect, previous to his career as a prophet. All of a sudden I found myself in love with the world, so there was only one thing that I could do: Was ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long Another project involving members of Ministry, called Lard, has a lot of word salad lyrics.
The most blatant is "The Power of Lard". Religion, and chemicals are the keys to the future. Next time that we have sex, just pretend that I'm Ed Meese. The weasels have it down, man.
It's a whole new age. Not that you'd know this by their Signature Song , "The Revenant Choir", which is seven minutes of badly-pronounced, nonsensical English. Vocalist Kamijo was aware that the lyrics were The time has came for us Long time sleep passed The world turns in hand of descendant of the rose Our clan's blood will not stop forever Stay, choir of sorrow and pains Our clan's blood is a lifetime lover Without you, would be gone far away A lot of Katatonia 's lyrics post- Genre Shift: Oh, Elvis yer just standin' there and completely naked And i's jest thinkin' to m'self "Goddamn-it boy!
You've come a quite a little while for such a little country doggie You're probably wondering by now Just what this song is all about? What's probably got you baffled more What this thing here is for It's nothing It's something I learned over in England Dylan's style was parodied in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story ; during his 'Dylan' phase where he is blatantly ripping off Bob Dylan in every facet of his life , Dewey performs a song called 'Royal Jelly', the lyrics of which two of his band members find completely incomprehensible "Mail boxes drip like lampposts in the twisted birth canal of the Coliseum The third immediately snarls that they're idiots, and that " this song is very deep.
Just about any song by Bush, especially "Little Things". Most of the individual sentences or sentence fragments are perfectly sensible, having something to do with either trains, or love more specifically, the lack thereof.
Figuring out exactly why the singer thinks they fit together is what will break your brain. A substantial fraction of lyrics by Jason Molina Songs: Here's the beginning of one of his better known songs: They come in sorry for the second vanquisher To have so much to pretend Themselves not so against This we'll survive, surviving those Is it about the forest or about a spike-timing-dependent synaptic plasticity?
Parodied in the Shellac song Spoke. The Indecipherable Word Salad is shouted with ridiculous passion and the only proper word that can be recognized is the title.
Anything by Cocteau Twins Vocalist Elizabeth Fraser went on to guest spots on albums by the Future Sound of London, Craig Armstrong, Massive Attack, and a few soundtracks, with much the same lyrical style. Fraser herself has been fairly elusive regarding whether or not any of her lyrics and invented words have meaning.
She has stated that she possesses a special dictionary of sorts that contains the words she sings, but despite acknowledging the use of an invented language, has described the basic effect of her words as thus: You know all the transcendent sounds. It's all sound all the way through. Subverted on Heaven Or Las Vegas where she confessed a lot of the songs were about her newly-born daughter. Most of Beck 's songs qualify as this, but he actually has stories behind almost all of them.
A prime example is "Loser": Forces of evil in a bozo nightmare Banned all the music with a phony gas chamber 'Coz one's got a weasel and the other's got a flag One's on the pole, shove the other in a bag With the rerun shows and the cocaine nosejob The daytime crap of the folk singer slop He hung himself with a guitar string Slap the turkey neck, and it's hanging from a pigeon wing From Futurama: You know, when I'm upset, I write a song about it.
Like when I wrote Devil's Haircut, I was feeling really I could write a song! With real words, not phony ones like "odelay. Just look it up in the Becktionary! Here's another gem from "Hotwax" I can't believe my way back when My Cadillac pants going much to fast Karaoke weekend at the suicide shack Community service and I'm still the Mack Shocked my finger, spicin' my hand I been spreading disease all across the land Beautiful air-conditioned, Sitting in the kitchen Wishing I was living like a hit man They Might Be Giants songs in general.
They seem to mean something , but good luck figuring out what. One of the more interesting examples has to be "On Earth My Nina", whose lyrics are Mondegreens from playing their song "Thunderbird" backwards. Linnell has stated that the music for "Don't Let's Start" was written before the lyrics, and the lyrics were chosen mostly because the words fit the number of syllables for the melody. When asked about the meaning of the song, Linnell simply stated it was about "not let's starting.
The yellow Roosevelt Avenue leaf overturned The ardor of arboreality is an adventure we have spurned A famous person wears the same size water skis as me She's got three cars as many years I've lived in this city.
Her hair is blonde and mine is brown; they both start with a "b" But when the phone inside her ribcage rings, it's not for me But when the phone inside her ribcage rings, it's not for me HEY!
Their "Crystal Fortress" song is about Strong Bad , asking for him to "come down from his crystal fortress". Strong Bad not only doesn't get the lyrics, but openly mocks the singer in the background. Their song Stuff is Way is basically entirely this.
The chorus seems like some pretty straightforward musings about death "we die alone, we die in pain, we live in terror The verses sometimes less so: If you won't make out with a bi-plane No! Perchance a dance with a carcass in space? But now you gotta buy me some antlers Antlers are what I need you to buy Why? Then send me down to the postman You do it! Tell the postman to throw me to They basically played along to a backwards recording of their song "Waterfall", then wrote new lyrics based on mondegreens of the backwards vocals.
The "One Week" example is lampshaded in "Testing 1,2,3" off the following album The music video is more obvious about it, highlighting the next point , which is a Take That!