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Old 10-15-2002, 08:32 PM   #1
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"Interference list of Top 100 lyricists"! Cast your votes, NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who do you consider to be amongst the greatest lyricists of music? Let’s see if anyone can mention a name we already don’t know, and then we might, in the process, learn about someone that could change our lives the way U2 did.

My picks would include (without needing to mention Bono):

Leonard Cohen ( ‘Suzanne’, ‘First We Take Manhattan’, ‘Closing Time’),

Elvis Costello (‘Alison’, ‘Everyday I Write A Book’, ‘Deep, Dark Truthful Mirror’),

Neil Diamond (‘Solitary Man’, ‘Sweet Caroline’, ‘I am I Said’),

Bob Dylan (‘Like a Rolling Stone’, ‘ Subterranean Homesick Blues’, ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’),

The Bee Gees (‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’)

Woody Guthrie (‘This Land Is Your Land’, ‘Do Re Mi”),

Mick Jagger (‘Satisfaction’, ‘19th Nervous Breakdown’, ‘Brown Sugar’),

John Lennon (‘Imagine’, ‘Day in the Life’, ‘Give Peace A Chance’),

Paul McCartney (‘Yesterday’, ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Here, There, Everywhere’),

Paul Simon (‘Sounds of Silence’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Graceland’),

Bruce Springsteen (‘Born to Run’, ‘Born in the USA’, ‘The Rising,

Bernie Taupin ( ‘Your Song’, Philadelphia Freedom, ‘Candle in the Wind’),

Stevie Wonder ( ‘Superstition’, ‘Livin’ For the City’, ‘I Wish”)
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Aimee Mann - Save Me, Dealthly

Pete Townshend - Behind Blue Eyes, We Won't Get Fooled Again, Pinball Wizard...*sigh*...i The Who!!
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Roger Waters : Dark Side Of The Moon , Wish You Were Here , The Wall

all lyrics for these albums by Pink Floyd were written by one man .
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Morrissey - everything he's ever done with The Smiths and by himself.
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*Neil Young
*Ryan Adams
*Joni Mitchell
*George Harrison


There's so many more...but nothing is coming to me at the moment. How sad.
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*Ryan Adams
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noel gallagher (wonderwall, live forever, slide away, etc)

....all those mentioned above esp mccartney, lennon, and jagger
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Greg Graffin and Mr Brett of Bad Religion
GENIUS
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Struck A Nerve * Don't Pray On Me* The Answer* Mabey She Will* American Jesus

and all the rest of the songs Greg has ever been involved with
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so many of my favourites arelisted already..that is some pwerful music they have

....created.
of course I add Willie Nelson and Freddie Mercury.
Ted Hawkins delights me.
Sinead O'Connor captures some beautiful images and ideas.
Dave Stewart (was he the songwriter lyricist for The Eurythmics)
Van Morrison, Christy... ahh you've heard my list before.




bono
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Ann and Nancy Wilson
Carole King
George Michael
Chris and Rich Robinson
Axl Rose
Tracey Chapman
Eddie Vedder
Jim Morrison
Joe Perry and Steven Tyler
Stevie Nicks
Christine McVie
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Ann and Nancy Wilson
Carole King
George Michael
Chris and Rich Robinson
Axl Rose
Tracey Chapman
Eddie Vedder
Jim Morrison
Joe Perry and Steven Tyler
Stevie Nicks
Christine McVie


i'd also like to add simon lebon and john taylor cuz i know no one else will, and also add mr. gordon sumner.
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Love all the names so far...Stevie Nicks, excellent choice.

I can't think of anyone, but agree with about 98% of all mentioned so far.
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Jeff Buckley
Ian McKaye and Guy Picciato
Chris Cornell
Jeremy Enigk
Bono
Michael Stipe
Morrissey
Will Oldham
Tori Amos
John Lennon and Paul MaCartney
Perry Farrell
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Quote:
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noel gallagher (wonderwall, live forever, slide away, etc)

Sure Noel's got some throwaway couplets, but some of his stuff is magnificent.

"now that you're mine/
we'll find a way/
of chasing the sun/
let me be the one/
that shines with you"

"so what's the matter with you/
sing me something new/
don't you know the cold and wind and rain don't know/
they only seem to come and go/
away"

Also I would have to add Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Trent Reznor (NIN), and Jakob Dylan (Wallflowers), to many of those already listed.
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Will Oldham
Bono
Morrissey
Leonard Cohen
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