Top Ten Good Bands With Bad Lyrics

Lyrics aren't everything in a song, but bad ones stand out. Especially when the bands singing them have pretty much nothing else wrong with them.

The Top Ten

1 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.

Their lyrics are meaningful, but they can be pretty corny. Adam Gontier crooning on and on about pain and suicide is good sometimes, but it can be a little bit hard to listen to sometimes. - AngryByrd

Actually listening to them as typing this. I think their lyrics are pretty good. - music-is-life

Their lyrics are so easily written.

Oh definitely. Adam's lyrics are so cringey. "I'm so depressed and I wanna die! "

We get it! You hate your life and stuff. You're an adult so please shut up.

2 Filter Filter is an American Alternative/Industrial rock band formed in 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio by singer Richard Patrick and guitarist/programmer Brian Liesegang.

Their fist three albums are good, but lyrical standard is completely nonexistent! Some songs pull the lazy "repeat the same line over and over again for the chorus" gag, and some songs seriously use gibberish as lyrics. - AngryByrd

3 System Of A Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.

It's like they write phrases they like, repeat them, and call them song lyrics. - AngryByrd

4 For Today For Today is an American Christian metalcore band from Sioux City, Iowa, formed in 2005. They are currently signed to Nuclear Blast Records.

Now let me say, as a Christian, religion is a good thing, but too much religion is just annoying. When I'm listening to metalcore, little hints of religion are good, but saying "God" "Cross" and "Christ" every five seconds is flat out annoying. - AngryByrd

5 My Darkest Days My Darkest Days is a Canadian rock band based in Peterborough, Ontario consisting of lead singer Matt Walst, bassist Brendan McMillan, drummer Doug Oliver, and keyboardist Reid Henry. Matt Walst left the band in 2013 to become the lead singer of Three Days Grace. Their last album that came out was in more.

They didn't even try with their song titles either! "Pornstar Dancing"? Am I supposed to take this band seriously? - AngryByrd

6 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

What..this band should not be in this list

7 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against the Machine is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

Their lyrics are great if you're left-wing. Their lyrics are really great. I don't see the point of listening to them if you don't like their ideology. - JoLeKosovo

I have never been bothered about lyrics anyway. - gemcloben

This is UGH how UGH Rage Against The UGH Machine would UGH say UGH this sentence in a UGH song UGH!!! - AngryByrd

What? Seriously? Their lyrics are some of the best I've ever seen from a band.

"I'm rolling down Rodeo with a shotgun; these people ain't seen a brown skin man since their grandparents bought one."

If that isn't badass, then I don't know what is. - dlbk03

8 Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
9 Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

Nirvana? Oh, come on, their songs are carried by their lyrics. It's beautiful grunge poetry.

Kurt writes lyrics that probably only make sense to him. All of his lyrics are really just confusion fuel for everyone else.

When I was young, I couldn't understand the lyrics to Smells Like Teen Spirit. I'm sure no one else did either.

10 Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. more.

Slayer lyrics: evil, aggressive, your point is invalid - gemcloben

I just got an idea for a new Slayer song! Here are the lyrics:

The government is evil, SATAN! (x100)

Classic Slayer! - AngryByrd

Meh. I kind of like the lyrics. Makes them unique. - IronSabbathPriest

Well I only put them at #10 because they have some stuff that's really good. Every song on South of Heaven has good lyrics. - AngryByrd

When they talk about relegion I just listen to the music

The Contenders

11 The Killers The Killers is an American indie rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
12 Crossfade Crossfade is an American hard rock band originating from Columbia, South Carolina. Their current members are Ed Sloan on lead vocals and guitar, Les Hall on lead guitar, keyboard, and backing vocals, and Mitch James on backing vocals and bass.
13 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

They have lots of meaningful lyrics such as "Keep rollin rollin rollin rollin" and "Holdin the gold it's so gold it's so golden y'all"
Seriously though, their lyrics suck but their music is awesome

:( Not cool mann

14 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.

The singer's voice is more irritating than the lyrics, but bad voice and bad lyrics are not a good combination - dlbk03

15 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.
16 The Cult The Cult are a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current moniker in January 1984, the band performed under the names Southern Death Cult and Death Cult.
17 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

I’m a fan but there lyrics are way too complicated

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