Poetic licence is one thing, but sometimes songwriters push their lyrics to the bounds of nonsense. Here are some of the best impossible lyrics from pop’s Dr Seusses.
Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Call Me Maybe’
Lyric: “Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad”
So you’re pining for people you’ve never met and don’t even know exist, Carly? You must miss people a lot.
Oasis, ‘Champagne Supernova’
Lyric: “Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball”
Unless said cannonball is rolling pretty slowly then you, sir, are on very strong drugs.
Adele, ‘Set Fire To The Rain’
“I set fire to the rain”
That’s a hell of a lighter.
Pixies, ‘Where Is My Mind?’
“With your feet on the air, your head on the ground, try this trick and spin it, your head will collapse if there’s nothing in it”
If this were true, breakdancing competitions would be bloodbaths.