Blender magazine nominated its list of the 40 worst lyricists in rock. Number 1 was Sting for “mountainous pomposity, cloying spirituality, ham-handed metaphors.” Ouch.
Well-documented that MRP thinks that Fergie has a certain lack of a way with words, but my nominee for the worst lyricist is actually Kanye West, who can rhyme Tyco/lipo/Michael/Geico and on ya/Apollonia/Isotoners/told ya without any irony whatsoever:
Bow in the presence of greatness/Cause right now thou has forsaken us/You should be honored by my lateness/That I would even show up to this fake sh*t.
Anyone have any idea what that means? Alternatively, what’s your nominee for awesomely bad lyricists?