25 Weirdest Song Lyrics: Sometimes Weird Words Make The Best Music

We’ve all been there. Singing our hearts out to the wrong lyrics. But what about when you listen to a song for the first time and the lyrics hit you from the get go. We’re tackling the latter here, the weirdest song lyrics we’ve had the chance of stumbling upon.

1. “Weird Al” Yankovic, Amish Paradise

"Weird Al" Yankovic, Amish Paradise

“I’m a man of the land, I’m into discipline / Got a Bible in my hand and a beard on my chin.”
The rest of the song is just as entertaining as this, trust us.

2. Flight of the Conchords, Business Time

Flight of the Conchords, Business Time“It’s business, it’s business time / I know what you’re trying to say, you’re trying to say it’s time for business, it’s business time.”
Aka when you need to hike up your word count on an essay and you have to repeat yourself quite a lot.

3. They Might Be Giants, Birdhouse in Your Soul

They Might Be Giants, Birdhouse in Your Soul

“Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch / Who watches over you / Make a little birdhouse in your soul.”

4. Barenaked Ladies, One Week

Barenaked Ladies, One Week

“Chickity China, the Chinese chicken / You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin’.”
Another encore from this song is this:
“I summon fish to the dish, although I like the Chalet Swiss /I like the sushi ’cause it’s never touched a frying pan.”

5. Black Eyed Peas, I Got A Feeling

Black Eyed Peas, I Got A Feeling“Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (do it) / Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday (do it)”
Unfortunately for us the week only has just one Saturday though we have been hoping for an upgrade for yeaaaars.

6. The Bloodhound Gang, The Bad Touch

The Bloodhound Gang, The Bad Touch

“You and me, baby, ain’t nothin’ but mammals / So let’s do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.”
A classic for the kids of the 80s, this was blasted on MTV a LOT!

7. Jonathan Coulton, Code Monkey

Jonathan Coulton, Code Monkey

“Code Monkey get up, get coffee / Code Monkey go to job / Code Monkey have boring meeting with boring manager Rob.”
Yes, it sounds weird and not necessarily what you would expect to hear from a song, but for us employed people it kinda rings a bell.

8. Tim Minchin, Prejudice

Tim Minchin, Prejudice“Only a ginger can call another ginger ‘ginger’ / So listen to me if you care for your health
You won’t call me Ginger ‘less you’re ginger yourself yeah/ Only a ginger can call another ginger Ginger”
Moral of the story is obvious here, don’t go around calling people by their hair color.

9. The Beatles, I Am The Walrus

The Beatles, I Am The Walrus

“I am the egg man / They are the egg men / I am the walrus / Goo goo g’joob”
We hope they went with this fo the sake of the rhyme otherwise we’re puzzled

10. Lionel Richie, All Night Long

Lionel Richie, All Night Long

“Tom bo li de se de moi ya, yeah jambo jambo.”
This sounds like something you would read from your laptop’s screen after the dog had another episode of the late nighttime zoomies.

11. The Moldy Peaches, Anyone Else but You

The Moldy Peaches, Anyone Else but You

“Up up down down left right left right B A start / Just because we use cheats doesn’t mean we’re not smart.”
Gamers relate, we can tell.

12. Frank Zappa, Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow

Frank Zappa, Don't Eat the Yellow Snow

“Watch out where the huskies go, and don’t you eat that yellow snow.”
An obvious life lesson but did it have to be a song lyric? Do tell, please.

13. Tom Lehrer, The Elements

Tom Lehrer, The Elements

“There’s antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium / And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium.”
Or how to master Chemistry with your headphones on.

14. Rick James, Super Freak

Rick James, Super Freak

“She’s a very kinky girl, the kind you don’t take home to mother.”
Truer words have never been spoken.

Recommended reading next: 21 of the Weirdest Conventions: Strange Hobbies Bringing People Together

15. Bruno Mars, Grenade

Bruno Mars, Grenade

“Should’ve known you was trouble /From the first kiss / Had your eyes wide open / Why were they open?”
Ahem, a bit too many questions, amr?

16. The B-52’s, Rock Lobster

The B-52's, Rock Lobster

“We were at a party / His earlobe fell in the deep / Someone reached in and grabbed it / It was a rock lobster.”
The B-52’s songs are pure fun, look them up.

17. Flight of the Conchords, Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros”

Flight of the Conchords, Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros"

“I’m the Hiphopopotamus, my lyrics are bottomless / They call me the Rhymenoceros.”
And we have Flight of the Conchords yet again, with another gem.

18. Jimmy Buffett, Cheeseburger in Paradise

Jimmy Buffett, Cheeseburger in Paradise

“I like mine with lettuce and tomato / Heinz 57 and French-fried potatoes.”
A song to listen to on repeat or your usual midnight snack?

19. The Presidents of the United States of America, Peaches

The Presidents of the United States of America, Peaches

“Movin’ to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches.”
Because if you live in the city, peaches are so far out of reach…

20. Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe

Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe“Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad.”
Yeah, yeah, the intention is clear but the execution is poor, not the best choice of words.

21. Afroman, Because I Got High

Afroman, Because I Got High“I was gonna go to court before I got high / I was gonna pay my child support, but then I got high.”
And the whole song is one big list of things he had to do but failed to complete because he got high.

22. Mika, Grace Kelly

Mika, Grace Kelly

“I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky / I could be hurtful, I could be purple, I could be anything you like.”
This one sounds like a toddler running around the kitchen blurting whatever words come to his mind.

23. Eiffel 65, Blue (Da Ba Dee)

Eiffel 65, Blue (Da Ba Dee)“I’m blue, da ba dee da ba daa / Da ba dee da ba daa, da ba dee da ba daa.”
We have to admit we’ve sung our hearts out to this one from Eiffel 65 but even we have to admit it, the whole thing is super weird.

24. Oasis, Champagne Supernova

Oasis, Champagne Supernova

“Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball.”
English teachers everywhere have their hands up in the air wondering what the hell this is.

25. The Killers, Human

The Killers, Human“Are we humans? Or are we dancer”
We wanted to end things on a high note. The song that puzzled several generations and we all wondered the same thing. Is he really saying “dancer”? Yep, the lyrics confirm it, dancer it is.

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