Nov 22, 2012

Josie and the Pussycats: Worst Lyrics ever.

Josie started her life as basically a stock-standard Archie rip-off. She's pretty much just a gender-swapped Archie Andrews.

Then she got her own TV show and became a rock star! Here, have a look at the opening sequence.

I got the theme song for Josie stuck in my head the other day. But the only lyrics I could remember were from the very first line of the theme song. So I looked the lyrics up and what I realised was -- well, you just watched the video, so you know this too.

Josie and the Pussycats has the worst lyrics ever.

What more can I really say without just posting the actual lyrics for you? So let's do that and then I'll share my thoughts.

Josie and the Pussycats 
Long tails and and ears for hats 
Guitars and sharps and flats 

Neat, sweet, a groovy song 
You're invited, come along. 

Hurry, Hurry 

See y'all in Persia 
Or maybe France 

We could be India 
Or perchance 
Be with us in Bangkok 
Make no difference 
Everywhere the actions at 
We're involved with this or that 

Come along now 

Josie and the Pussycats 
No time for purrs and pats 

Won't run when they hear scat 
There where the plot begins 
Come on and watch the good guys win 

Josie and the Pussycats 
Josie and the Pussycats.

What I feel like is that the person who wrote these lyrics didn't know anything about the cartoon at all. There's a kind of desperation in the lyrics that I've never seen before to this degree. I love the way the first verse just descends into a random list of words...

So amazingly bad.

--Andrew S.
(And hopefully now you'll have, "No time for purrs and pats" stuck in your head.)

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