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who is that one person that you just love their lyrics? someone that could be called a lyrical genious, who's words just flow beautifully?

 

for me, this person is matt skiba of Alkaline Trio. if you have ever heard anything that he has written, you will know why :)

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lets c, Kurt Cobain of corse and i would say ummm the lead singer from incubus. Kinda have a passion 4 rock, but love jazz (:

 

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Billy Joel
Didn't he claim that he only wrote words so that people would listen to his music?

 

I like Bob Dylan, although the phrase "I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by madnness starving, hysterical (naked)" is a classic -- and even better when they might be giants turn it into a pop song.

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No doubt about Ben Folds, Grant. Something about the combination of his lyrics and his voice really hits home with me. Some of my other favorite lyricists:

 

Sting

John Mayer

Bono

Steve Taylor

Dave Matthews

 

The music is definitely the most important thing to me, but bad lyrics can totally ruin an otherwise kick-ass song.

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Tom Waits

 

The man is in a class of his own. He has an amazing ability to paint a huge picture by giving you a few details. He is truely a genius, and has written (in my opinion) the saddest song ever, the world's greatest love song AND one of the most disturbing pieces I have ever heard.

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Originally posted by NickT:

Tom Waits

 

The man is in a class of his own. He has an amazing ability to paint a huge picture by giving you a few details. He is truely a genius, and has written (in my opinion) the saddest song ever, the world's greatest love song AND one of the most disturbing pieces I have ever heard.

Damn, Tom Waits totally slipped my mind first time round! Good one NickT. :)

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my favorite lyricist is a Spanish artist.. as in from Spain. Alejandro Sanz. A true poet and fantastic writer. He won the Grammy for Latin Pop but he is much more than pop.

John Mayer impresses me.

A lot of Toto songs had great lyrics.

Praise ye the LORD.

....praise him with stringed instruments and organs...

Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.

excerpt from- Psalm 150

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Originally posted by C.Alexander Claber:

So many!

 

Kurt Cobain

Les Claypool

Lennon & McCartney

Frank Zappa

Grant Sharkey (Big man said to... is the bomb!)

Stevie Wonder

Bob Marley

Zack De La Rocha

 

And many many many more!

 

Alex

Thanks Alex! I dunno if I fit in with all those guys though. I'm sincerely made up by that. :)

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This little numbers pretty good as well ;)

 

My Internet Girl

~ Aaron Carter

 

Ain't no doubt about it

I can't wait to get home to you

(I gotta get home, yeah, uh, uh, come on.)

Connected with my baby

Just jammin' online with you

(online, online, online)

 

Here in my room we are as one

(together you and me, together you and me)

Hours connect

As we switch on (switch on)

 

CHORUS

She's my best kept secret

My internet girl (my internet girl)

She's my one and only

And I ain't tellin' the world (my internet girl)

 

She's my best kept secret

Hooked up all night with that girl

(my internet girl)

She's my one and only, my internet girl

(my internet girl)

My internet girl, my internet girl.

 

Shufflin' through my windows

Gotta find my way back to you

(I gotta find away, gotta find a way)

(I gotta find a way, gotta find a way)

 

You left me mail in the inbox

Thinkin' about what we should do

(I will type again girlfriend, so tell me, tell me what you wanna do)

 

You left me the password to your heart

(yeah, that's it. I got it.)

No lookin' back we clicked from the start

I wanna let you know

She's mine

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Here are a few:

 

James Taylor

Neil Young

Roger Waters

Joni Mitchell

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Fine choices so far, but I can't believe nobody mentioned Chuck Berry. "Nadine" alone qualifies him in my book; who else packs a song with coffee-colored Cadillacs and people campaign shouting like a Southern diplomat?

 

Also, Warren Zevon's superb use of alliteration in "Werewolves of London" ("Little old lady got mutilated late last night") deserves recognition.

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marley for certain.

 

others not listed i'm keen on:

 

- hendrix

- LKJ

- sting (the police stuff, anyway)

- polly harvey (i'm assuming she writes all that stuff)

- elizabeth fraser (cocteau twins/LOTR's tracks)

- chris dowd (fishbone's ballad man)

- beth gibbons (portishead)

- plant

- morrison

 

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Gillian Welch

Ani Difranco

Andy Partridge

Roger Waters

Jack Johnson

Johnny Cash

Skip James

I can't remember did anyone mention Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield?

and you can't beat the humor of the Ramones IMO

 

I agree with alot of the others mentioned here so far. Like Waits, Dylan, Marley, Zappa, Mitchell.

Together all sing their different songs in union - the Uni-verse.

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