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These are lyrics by Weird Al Yankovic that we think are kind of nonsensical.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics, Weird Al Yankovic

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Weird Al Yankovic's, "Addicted To Spuds"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
You planned a trip to Idaho
Just to watch potatoes grow.
Why They're Nonsensical:
You can't watch potatoes grow, because potatoes grow so slowly, you can't even SEE them grow.
Submitted by: Mikel
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Amish Paradise"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
We haven't even paid the phone bill in 300 years
Why They're Nonsensical:
Of course you haven't! That's because telephones haven't even been around that long! At the time this song came out (1996), telephones had only been around for 120 years, since they were invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. So this lyric can't possibly make any sense until the year 2176, at the absolute earliest.
Submitted by: Mr. Critic
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Another One Rides The Bus"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
The window doesn't open and the fan is broke,
And my face is turnin' blue.
Why They're Nonsensical:
People's faces don't literally turn blue.
Submitted by: The Fat Cat
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
No 'x' in Nixon
Why They're Nonsensical:
There most certainly is!
Submitted by: Joe
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Cable TV"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I got a satellite dish on the trunk of my car
So I can watch MTV while I drive
Why They're Nonsensical:
Drivers don't watch TV while they're driving, they should pay attention to the roads.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Dare To Be Stupid"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
It's like spitting on a fish,
it's like barking up a tree,
it's like I said, you gotta buy one if you want to get one free.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Let this be a lesson to always tip your waiters handsomely.
Submitted by: Celeste
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Eat It"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Eat it!
Eat it!
Don't you make me repeat it!
Why They're Nonsensical:
Too late, you just did. (Unless he considers both commands of "Eat it!" as a single entity...but still, he clearly repeats the phrase by uttering it twice in succession.)
Submitted by: John
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And my shadow weighs-a 42 lbs.
Why They're Nonsensical:
This line has always boggled my mind. How is it possible for a shadow to weigh anything? A shadow is simply a rough image cast by an object blocking rays of illumination; so it can't really have a weight.
Submitted by: Mr. Critic
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Gotta Boogie"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Gotta boogie! (x8)
Got a boogie on my finger and I can't shake it off!
Why They're Nonsensical:
I suppose I could have put this in the "Funniest" lyrics section, since the meaning of the title is discovered after he stops repeating it so many times at the beginning of the song. But I am putting it here because of his use of the word "gotta". "Gotta" technically means "got to", not "got a"; furthermore, it's not even any shorter to say "gotta" in lieu of "Got a". I know it's common for "to" to be unemphasized (hence the neologisms "wanna" and "gotta") to the point where it sounds more like "a" (the word, not the letter), but it doesn't make "got a" any shorter to write it like that.
Submitted by: Quyjibo
Weird Al Yankovic's, "I Love Rocky Road"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Just lock me in the freezer and throw away the key.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Who'd want to spend the rest of their lives staying locked up in a freezer? I know I wouldn't.
Submitted by: The Fat Cat
Weird Al Yankovic's, "I'll Sue Ya!"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I sued Toys 'R Us, 'cause I swallowed a nerf ball, and then I choked to death!
Why They're Nonsensical:
How can you sue someone after you die? Second, why did you swallow it in the first place?
Submitted by: Steve
Weird Al Yankovic's, "I'm So Sick Of You"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Your butt is made of Jell-O
Why They're Nonsensical:
Nobody's butts are made of Jell-O.
Submitted by: Isac
Weird Al Yankovic's, "One More Minute"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'd rather clean all of the bathrooms in Grand Cenrtal Station
with my tongue than spend one more minute with you.
Why They're Nonsensical:
All I can say to that is 'ouch!'
Submitted by: Celeste
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
All you do is make yourself a TV dinner
Press your face right up against the screen.
Why They're Nonsensical:
And what, exactly, does this accomplish? Does Weird Al want the listener to *eat* the television set? Appliances are not edible!
Submitted by: dooglebird

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