Is Heavy Rock Guilty Of The Worst Lyrics Ever? The Defence

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The Accusation: Heavy Rock lyrics are ridiculous and adolescent

In my previous post I set out the case for the prosecution:

This post sets out the defence:

Do you think heavy rock’s lyrics are bad just because these guys were wearing denim and leather? You can’t judge a book by its cover. Those working class, sweary, sweaty leather clad hoodlums might have something to say, and plenty did. Here are a few examples:

Never mind “Stairway”, try this from Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You”: “If the sun refused to shine I would still be loving you / When mountains crumble to the sea there will still be you and me”

Hair metal? Try this from Guns n Roses‘ “Sweet Child of Mine: “She’s got eyes of the bluest skies / As if they thought of rain / I hate to look into those eyes /…

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