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Listeria: Top Ten Rock Band-Related Lyrical Revelations

Posted by Andrew Unterberger on February 29, 2008

‘Scuse me while I kiss this list

10. “Keep you head still / I’ll be your thrill / And I will go on / My little windmill” (Blink-182, “All the Small Things”)

9. “Oooh see the fire it’s threatening / our very street today / Burns like a red coal carpet / mad bull lost its way” (The Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter”)

8. “High upon the roof / thin the blood / Another one on the waves tonight / Coming in for home” (R..E.M., “Orange Crush”

7. “You’ll see the look and you’ll see the lies / You’ll eat the lies / And youuuuu wiiilllllllllllllllll….” (Stone Temple Pilots, “Vasoline”)

6. “We have to whisper above the din of our Rice Krispies.” (The Police, “Synchronicity II”)

5. “IT’S IT! What is it? / IT’S IT! What is it? / IT’S IT! What is it? / IT’S IT! What is it? / IT’S IT! What is it? / IT’S IT! What is it? / IT’S IT! What is it? / IT’S IT! What is it?” (Faith No More, “Epic”)

4. “Hipsters / Unite / Come in line for the big fight / To rock for you / Beware / All those angels with their wings glued on / ‘Coz deep down / They are frightened and they’re scared / If you don’t stare” (No wonder Pavement was so pissed off, Smashing Pumpkins, “Cherub Rock”)

3. “Don’t fake it baby / lay the real thing on me / The church of man-love / Is such a holy place to be” (David Bowie, “Moonage Daydream”)

2. “Never gonna stop / Give it up / Such a dirty mind / I always get it up / For a touch of the younger kind” (The Knack, “My Sharona”)

1. “The headshrinkers / They want everything / My Uncle Bill / My Belisha Beacon” (Radiohead, “My Iron Lung”)

3 Responses to “Listeria: Top Ten Rock Band-Related Lyrical Revelations”

  1. Josh said

    I’d forgotten what a truly batshit little elf Marc Bolan was until I did “Bang a Gong” the other night.

  2. Mitchell Stirling said

    I found out the other that QT nearly used “My Sharona” for the rape scene in Pulp Fiction.

  3. More babes now!

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