Lies are gonna get ya,
But the truth is gonna set you free.
Apparently, the band didn't worry about the lie in its own name! Incidentally, the whopping big cliche that "the truth will set you free" started with a saying of Jesus in the gospel of John. In the context, Jesus was addressing what he presented as a very specific truth, the truth of where salvation comes from, according to his teachings. He was not talking about truth in general. But those who have turned his saying into a runaway cliche present it out of context, as if it applied to truth in general. Ironically, among the prominent perpetrators of this runaway cliche are folks who couldn't hate Christianity more.
Submitted by: Beverly Stiles
Only happy endings
That's our recipe
Greta Garbo's character in "Camille" died, not to mention that the line contradicts with "And Greta Garbo is probably crying/While Robert Taylor is locked in her dying embrace". Grace Farrell wouldn't be sobbing in that theatre scene for nothing.
Submitted by: Maryellen Larkin
(This Song's Just) Six Words Long
No it isn't. That title repeats itself and there's verses too. This song is A LOT longer than just 6 words.
Submitted by: I Met And Seen Weird Al In Person!
I love you for your pink Cadillac
You don't love a person for his or her possessions! You love a person for who that person is on the inside.
Submitted by: Isac
I don't wanna go to school today, I wanna go outside and play. I don't wanna go to school today, I'll stay at home and masturbate. I don't wanna go to school today, the teacher's always in my face. I don't wanna go to school today, I wanna puch the luch lady. I don't wanna go to school today, the girls are making fun of me. I don't wanna go to school today, the bullies took my lunch money. I don't wanna go to school today, what's the point? I can't get laid. I don't wanna go to school today, I never learned a goddamn thing. Hooky, hooky, hooky let's play some hooky today. Hooky, hooky, hooky let's play some hooky today.
They're insincere because they're a group of famous rock musicians who at the time of the recording had to be in at least they're late thirties and they're singing about playing hooky from high school.
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
When I read the letter you wrote me, it made me mad mad mad,
When I read the words that it told me, it made me sad sad sad.
The letter that this girl wrote made him get mad, but the words had made him feel sad.
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead
You know I may be wrong, but I'm not. No, I'm not.
Which is it now? Sounds kind of smug to me.
Submitted by: Demolition Man
I'm in love for the first time,
Don't you know it's gonna last?
Assuming that "I" was from John's point of view, expressing his feelings about being with Yoko: although his love for her actually did last until his eventual death a decade later, what did being with Cynthia mean to him then!?
Submitted by: Chowder
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
1st line: Schooners are coastal vessels and not intended for high seas, let alone rounding the Cape Horn. 2nd line: Schooners have fore-and-aft righs which are furled on the boom and the job is done on the deck. Square rigs are furled on the yards. Moreover, reefing and furling is done _before_ the weather gets foul. 3rd line: Schooner rigs do not have yards. Yards are for square sails.
Submitted by: Susanna Viljanen
Oh Ricky, what a pity, don't you understand
That every day's a rerun and the laughter's always canned
The laughter on "I Love Lucy" wasn't canned; the show was actually taped before a live audience.
Submitted by: betty kaye