How do you describe Scissor Sisters? They have a little bit of pop. A touch of funk. Dashes of rock n’ roll. And a whole lot of disco. Since 2001, the band has been a time traveling spectacle, taking listeners on a tour of different genre throughout the past decades. The band’s four albums never feel stagnant as each song provides its own flavor of fabulous. In the band, you’ve got lead singer Jake Shears, the lovely Ana Matronic, guitarist and bassit Del Marquis, multi-instrumentalist Babydaddy, and drummer Randy Real. Creative names for a creative band known for their out-of-this-world live performances.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Shears said that it was their goal to keep the tradition of rock n’ roll alive: “Dressing up and wearing crazy stuff and going for it and putting on a show, that’s what rock ‘n’ roll is all about and what it’s always been about.”
Besides glamming it up, Scissors Sisters keeps the tradition alive by incorporating themes of drugs and sex (with a dash of queer culture) into their lyrics.
We’ve collected the best lyrics throughout Scissor Sisters’ albums, presented to you in graphic form.
from “Filthy/Gorgeous”We’ll never look at Christmas the same again.
from “Music Is The Victim”That’s got to be tough. He’s missing out on some good eggs.
from “She’s My Man”Ahh, a song about drag queens. Gotta love ‘em.
from “Kiss You Off”Who thinks of comparing men to lipstick? Only the Scissor Sisters, of course.
from “I Can’t Decide”Wise, wise words.
from “Any Which Way”Do they sell a cologne called “Cocoa Butter & Cash?”
from “Invisible Light”Very, very rock n’ roll words right there. And by that, we mean it makes absolutely no sense.
from “Shady Love”She seems like she’d be a hoot.
from “Let’s Have A Kiki”You can forget the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. There’s a new name.
from “Harder You Get”What’s his name then!? We are dying to know!