DISCLAIMER: This is not a list of what I am proclaiming to be the 15 best / worst lyrics OF ALL TIME. It’s just a list of good and bad lyrics, and this is all strictly opinion. Also, just because I list an artist has bad lyrics, I’m not making a statement about the band other than, for whatever reason in this particular situation they wrote some really good or bad lyrics. I understand that in reading this you could probably come up with 15 more examples of both that could very well replace any of these. Until you do, here’s a list of what I consider to be the 15 best, and worst lyrics to songs I’ve heard.
15. Worst Lyrics: The Clash – The Magnificent Seven
“Now the news, snap to attention / The lunar landing of the dentist convention / Italian mobster shoots a lobster / Seafood restaurant gets out of hand / a car in the fridge / or a fridge in the car?”
…What? I think there was a Dodge hatchback made in the last 5 years that had a cooled glove box. There could very well be a point of reference here I’m missing, but as it stands none of this makes any sense at all to me.
Best Lyrics: Dead Kennedys – Holiday In Cambodia
“Well you’ll work a lot harder with a gun in your back / for a bowl of rice a day”