Bad songs say so much

For many years my favorite bad lyric was from Kansas’ “Carry On My Wayward Son” which goes: “I was soaring ever higher, but then I flew too high.”

But then I changed my mind and decided that Styx’s “Come Sail Away” had a much worse lyric in “On board I’m the captain, so climb aboard.”

Both are bad for the hilarious reason that they repeat a word in another form. I had this conversation with some friends a while ago and one of them told about sitting in the control room at a recording studio and hearing some guy’s song whose chorus lines ended with way, way, away, and way.

Anyway, I was thinking about all this because I flipped on the radio a moment ago and heard Counting Crows’ “Mr. Jones” which may have the worst lyrics of all time.

All of the beautiful colors are very very meaningful
Grey is my favorite color
I felt so symbolic yesterday

They’re not funny in the least. It’s really a crime to have them on the radio.