10 Awesome Rock Music Songs With Terrible Lyrics

These songs are all perfect... if you pay zero attention to the words.

She Hates Me

A lot of things go into making a good rock song.

The music is vitally important; without a strong hook or a solid beat or a killer solo, then what's even the point?

There are also things like tone, atmosphere, themes, and production, but one thing that isn't nearly as important as you might think is the lyrics.

The art of putting words to music has been practiced by humans for thousands of years, but perhaps we've reached the point in our evolutionary chain where this doesn't matter anymore.

Case in point, these ten songs. All of them are great in their own way, but all of them have some truly shocking lyrics in them.

This list will focus on songs that are popular, critically acclaimed, or just outright bangers that have consistently bad lyrics throughout.

Songs that have just one really poor line in them have been spared, because that's a topic for another time.

Whether they're lazy, confusing, or just plain nonsensical, the writers behind these not-so-wise words should have drawn a nice thick line right through their notebooks and forgotten all about them.

10. Right Left Wrong - Three Days Grace

Canadian rockers Three Days Grace may have only released their first album in 2003, but they've actually been around in one form or another since the early 90s.

That self-titled debut release sold huge numbers both in their native land and south of the border and they've followed up this success with a string of hit albums.

By the time 2018 came along, the band were established megastars who'd been performing together for the better part of three decades.

Considering all that, you'd have thought that they'd have known how to write a chorus.

So here I go/Left right left/Right left wrong

What is going on there?

The song is about a man who doesn't know what to do, but the band chose to convey that by just spewing random directions out. There's no artistry here, just the transcript of a malfunctioning SatNav.

Also, the opening lyrics switch to German for no apparent reason!

I don't know what you mean/I don't know/Ich weiƟ nicht was du meinst

This is the only non-English language part of the whole song and it makes no sense.

Maybe they'd all been listening to too much Kraftwerk?


Jacob Simmons has a great many passions, including rock music, giving acclaimed films three-and-a-half stars, watching random clips from The Simpsons on YouTube at 3am, and writing about himself in the third person.