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Old 11-15-2005, 01:47 PM   #1
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Best lyricist [sic?]?

I have no idea how to spell lyricist, and I'm too lazy to look it up.

Anyhow: Who writes the best lyrics?

Bono? Thom Yorke? The guy from Journey? Bret Michaels? Frank Black? WHO IS IT?

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Bono
Morrissey
Jim Morrison


I know I'm forgetting others....
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Morrissey:

Some girls are bigger than others, some girls mothers are bigger than other girls....mothers.
And if a double decker bus killed the both of us, to die by your side, well the pleasure the privelage is mine.

Good one. He rules.
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"i didn't realise that you wrote poetry, i didn't realise you wrote such bloody awful poetry"

gotta love Morrissey
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"i drew a line, i drew a line for you, and all the things you do, and it was all yellow"



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Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Thom Yorke, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, Lennon/McCartney, Shane MacGowan, loads of others.
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To be fair to Chris Martin, I was once taking a piss in the snow (you know writing my name in cursive and what not...) while "Yellow" was playing and it WAS quite magical.
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I'm a huge Radiohead fan, but I am not a huge fan of Thom's lyrics.
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You're not friends. You'll never be friends. You'll be in love 'til it kills you both. You'll fight, and you'll shag, and you'll hate each other 'til it makes you quiver, but you'll never be friends. Love isn't brains, children. It's blood. Blood screaming inside you to work it's will. I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it.

Hey Lemon, where is this from?
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The above quote is from Buffy.

And Bob Dylan is probably high on the lyriscist list too. Springsteen maybe. Born to Run is damn near genius. Certainly some the best lyrics in rock music.
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Dylan is probably the best ever. Lou Reed deserves a mention. As far as prominent artists since the 80's through today, I'd likely cast my vote for Morrissey.
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Ben Gibbard
Maynard James Keenan
Bono
Conor Oberst
Thom Yorke
Jeff Tweedy

a few of my personal favorites
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Quote:
Originally posted by 1stepcloser
"i drew a line, i drew a line for you, and all the things you do, and it was all yellow"



OMG I LUV CHRIS MARTIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you"

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Okay, getting serious now:

Roger Waters
Ian Curtis
Bono
Ian McCulloch
Jim Morrison
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Ben Gibbard
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Old 11-15-2005, 04:42 PM   #18
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Adam Sandler.
Quote:
Oh somebody kill me please,
somebody kill me plee-ase,
I'm on my knees,
pretty pretty please kill me.

I want to die.
Put a bullet in my head.
Eat your heart out emos.
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Bono
Dylan
J.Lennon/P. McCartney
R.Waters
Bruce Springsteen
Morrisey
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Bob Dylan, number one, easily. Period.

Next (in no particular order):
Bono
Roger Waters
Bruce Springsteen

I'm sure that if any of us listened to rap on a regular basis we'd be able to put some rappers in the list too. I've heard some incredible word twists in some rap songs.
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