Lyrics are great, eh? They provide the average listener with something to shout along to while stuck in a mile-long tailback on the M4, and enable record labels to make little CD booklets that read like bad senior-school poetry. Viewers of popular music channel VH1 have been voting for their favourite lyric lately, and the results are in.
_ "One life, with each other, sisters, brothers."_
How many ways can one articulate for fucks sake? *U2*'s championing of not-at-all-ambiguous lyrics about something-but-probably-nothing has seen them top VH1's Nation's Favourite Lyric Poll. 'One', which is currently being slaughtered by some R&B 'diva' on radio stations about the land, is top of the lexical pops.
The Smiths' line "So you go, and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home, and you cry, and you want to die", from 'How Soon Is Now?', was voted second. What a cheery bunch o'fucks these viewers are. Nirvana romped to third with the nonsensical "I feel stupid and contagious, here we are now, entertain us", from that song about deodorant.
John Lennon's 'Imagine' missed out on a top-20 position, even though it topped a similar poll conducted only a few years back. Proof, if ever it was needed, that today's regular folk give not one fuck for some dead hippie with impossible ideals...
DiScuss: I only ever get out of one side of my bed. How come today it proved to be the wrong side?