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Jarvis Cocker's Songwriting 101 And The Worst Lyrics Ever . . .
John Doran , October 10th, 2008 18:19

Recently at In The City, Jarvis Cocker proved the main attraction with his lecture on lyrics. Here is our guide how not to write 'em . . . featuring Bob Dylan, Bono, Morrissey and more.

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Des'ree – 'Life'
"I don't wanna see a ghost
It's the sight that I fear most
I'd rather have a piece of toast
Watch the evening news"

In a song called 'Life' one might hope for some serious insight into the bigger questions. However one would presume that the preference for some char-grilled bread over a spectral encounter would go without saying. The redoubtable listeners of BBC Radio 2 recently voted this the worst lyric of all time and we have no wish to argue with them.


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