The '90s are often looked at as one of the golden periods in rock history. Just like the '60s had sprouted an era of peaceful hippies across the world, the last decade of the century ushered in a new group of disaffected youths looking to drown out their problems with some of the most emotional hard rock ever produced. Though the songs may have been amazing, the lyrics were a bit tougher to decipher.
For as much as the grunge, nu metal, and pop punk bands sounded like they had their heart on their sleeve, it was nearly impossible to actually make out what they were saying sometimes. However, once you had the actual lyrics in front of you, you start to realize that some of the most popular songs of the era are straight up gibberish. From flash in the pan acts to some of the spokesmen of the generation, plenty of artists have phoned it in with words that sound cool but have no connotation when put together.
That doesn't necessarily diminish the power of the song though, with some of these tunes displaying some of the catchiest riffs of the modern age. The prowess of these lyricists may be a bit limited, but these songs can continue to excite hard rock fans on any day of the week...for the most part.