Nine Unintentionally Funny Lyrics in Well-Known Songs
Kid Rock, "Only God Knows Why". "I've been sittin' here, tryin' to find myself. I get behind myself, I need to rewind myself." When the great lyricists of all time are listed, Mr. Rock is rarely included, and this probably illustrates why. It is hard to come up with a word to rhyme with "myself," there had to be better options than doing it twice with "myself." Also, unless the Kid is a practitioner of yoga, how exactly does he plan to get behind himself? Still, I'll give you a dollar if you can give me a better guilty pleasure song than this opus to the trappings of stardom.
John Cougar, "Jack and Diane". "Suckin' on chili dogs outside the Tastee Freeze." This lyric just raises a series of questions: Is there anyone who consumes a chili dog by sucking on it? Did the long-defunct Tastee Freeze sell chili dogs (because the one I remember from my youth sold ice cream)? Has a girl actually ever eaten a chili dog? Has there ever been a young man on an amorous expedition who would be foolish enough to eat a chili dog? Bad play, young Jack.
Salt 'n Pepa, "Whatta Man". "He spends quality time with his kids when he can." I have three young children, and if there is one thing I have enjoyed about fatherhood more than anything else, it's the fact that I am able to do it on my own schedule, whenever it is convenient for me.
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