Five Lyrics To Be Wary About

September 16, 2019

The average Nigerian is religious. We believe in angels, spirits and hell. We also know that there is power in the tongue, especially when “an angel is passing” so we try not to say anything bad so that it won’t come to pass. It’s particularly worse when we’re singing. Lyrics are filled with so many, sometimes meaningless string of words. Sometimes, they’re not that meaningless if you pay attention. You might be singing your favourite song when you realise that you’re actually swearing for you and your family.

Here’s a list of songs with “interesting” lyrics for you to watch out for.

Xo Tour Life – Lil Uzi Vert

“All my friends are dead, push me to the edge.” Why would you want all your friends to die. No matter how drunk or gone you are, when you start singing this song, you’ll keep quiet at this point because you don’t want to get a call that your friend Michael has passed away and start cursing Lil Uzi Vert for making you kill your friend

Demons by Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons went hard on Demons and it’s such a great song. While you’re rocking to it, remember that when it says “When you feel my heat, look into my eyes, it’s where my demons hide” you must not sing along because it’s not good to invite demons into your own life. But if you actually want demons you can sing it. 

If I Die by Da Grin

It doesn’t help the case that Da Grin passed away shortly after singing this song. Everyone now sings this song with so much caution: “If I die, If I die, make you no cry for me.” (But I will not die in Jesus name.)

Everybody Dies In Their Nightmare – Xxxtentacion

From the title of the song, you already know you don’t want you or your loved ones to listen to it because it sounds like you’re summoning demons to come and kill you in your sleep with nightmares. 

I See Fire by Ed Sheeran

“If this is to end in fire, then we should all burn together.” Immediately you sing that line, go and check if the gas cooker is on. And if all electrical appliances are functioning properly. Because, honestly, that’s how fires start. You’ll now proceed to sing, “I see fire hollowing souls.” Nice try, Ed Sheeran.

You'll like this

Avatar

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

Watch

Now on Zikoko

Recommended Quizzes

November 12, 2019

Are you a single pringle, stuck in a complicated situationship or happily married to the love of your life? This quiz is here to guess your current relationship status, and as you know, Zikoko quizzes are incredibly accurate (don’t quote us). So, give a shot:

November 20, 2019

Last month, we thoughtfully made a quiz telling you guys exactly when you’ll marry, but some of you claimed that your spouse was nowhere to be found. Well, now we’ve created one that’ll tell you exactly who you’ll be dragging down that aisle. Take and start planning that wedding:

November 7, 2019

These days, everyone is always talking about how much sex they’re getting, or how little sex they’re getting, or how disgusting sex is etc. There’s just so much talk about sex, it’s almost impossible to know who’s lying and who’s telling the truth. In anticipation of our new series about the sex lives of young […]

December 11, 2019

In the past month, we’ve made quizzes that guessed the last time you had sex, how many people you’ve slept with, and just how good you are in bed. For our latest attempt, we will use your taste in Nigerian music from the 2010s to ascertain what you’re like in bed. Take to find out:

November 11, 2019

Everyone has something to say about what kind of person they are. But how well do we truthfully evaluate these things? Not that much, I can assure you. The average person is always lying to themselves to make sure they look good. But you know what and who doesn’t lie? Zikoko quizzes that’s what. Take […]

More from Inside Life

May 31, 2020

You might think this is an easy quiz, but I dare you to share it in your (family) WhatsApp groups; what’s that thing they say? “Breeze blow, fowl yansh go open.” Consider this quiz the proverbial fowl yansh. Nigeria has had an interesting number of leaders since independence in 1960 – some were bad, some […]

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.
February 6, 2020
Who doesn't want to find love? In our bid to help, we paired up a bunch of single Nigerians, sending them on an all-expense paid date, and interviewing them before and after they met.
January 27, 2020
Nigerians Talk is what happened when a motley crew of young Nigerians were put in front of a camera and asked a bunch of apparently random questions about life, love, money and more.
September 24, 2019
A group of Zikoko staff go on a road trip to every mainland country in ECOWAS West Africa
May 5, 2020
For the second season, we put an even more diverse motley crew of young Nigerians in front of a camera and asked them random questions about love, school experiences and more.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.