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(@greybeard)
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lol. I dont just listen to Hard rock and rock. I listen to melodic things too...like Incubus...and other stuff like that to make me happy...I listen to Trance music too.

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(@musicmaniac221)
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OK, now ur just making fun of me. :(

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(@greybeard)
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Sorry, mate, I just find it difficult to understand that you have such a wide range of styles and artists to choose from (spanning at least the last 80 years) and you listen to only about 0.01% of what is available.

Widen your horizons and see what happens.

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Mmmm...I like to stay in my rock/hard rock category/genre....:-p

I rest my case...sorry. Just not interested.

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I dont mean any disrespect or anything towards you or the kind of music you like either. I'm just saying I prefer to listen to rock. Thats all. ANYWAY!! We're both missing the whole point of this topic. It's on our favorite lyricists/artists/bands in OUR OPINION!! LoL. It doesnt matter what other people say. You just have to respect their opinion. So please, lets continue with the discussion.

I've also been listening to some other artists like Incubus and listening to their lyrics closely and it came to hit me that they have a lot of metaphors and similes and imagery in their lyrics. That is really neat to me. I like artists that do that, considering I like to write poetry myself. Also being a lyricist and I too include metaphors and similes and imagery.

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No disrespect taken - we're discussing not fighting. :wink:
I've also been listening to some other artists like Incubus and listening to their lyrics closely and it came to hit me that they have a lot of metaphors and similes and imagery in their lyrics. That is really neat to me. I like artists that do that, considering I like to write poetry myself. Also being a lyricist and I too include metaphors and similes and imagery.

There are hundreds of songwriters out there there that do exactly that. Use Google to find a few sites that have lists of song lyrics - you'll find loads of good stuff there. GN also has the Songwriter's fora - we have our own threads for people who want to express themselves musically. Why not join in?

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Sure, why not. Link me. I dont know where to find it.

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ummm

http://www.google.com ?

May I ask you how old you are? Just curious.

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(@musicmaniac221)
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No no no, link me to the GN site that greybeard was talking about...
GN also has the Songwriter's fora - we have our own threads for people who want to express themselves musically

That one....lol

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Sunday Songwriter's group off of the main forum page


   
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Gotchya Nick, Thanks.

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(@musicmaniac221)
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You know....Green Day has sum pretty good lyrics...

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My favourite lyricist is probably Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips, I wouldn't have said that for fear of being biased because of my love of their songs, but after listening to Beck sing them accompanied with only a guitar, it really hit me.

However, I think these are my favourite lyrics
Phil Elvrum

The Microphones - The Moon

I drove up to the city at night and foind the place
where you grew up and then where you stayed and we
walked around and stayed up late under city lights,
I spent the night, next to you in the house where you grew up, next to you I miraculousy woke up. In your parents' house I lied in bed with you.
I went back to feel alone there.
I went back to wipe it clean.
I took the lights and radio towers out of my dreams.
And we went all the way up to the small town where
I'm from with foggy air and the wind and the mountain
top and we clung to rocks and looked off and you
held my hand. You almost got to start feeling me.
I finally felt like I was breathing free. Under swaying
trees we fell asleep and we had the same dream, the stars were bright, we dream the same every night.
On my island home I spent some time with you.
I went back and felt alone there.
I went back there by myself.
I gave up on everything that we'd felt.
We found a precious place in the sand right out in th ewind and we lied under a blanket and heard the furious
sound, the roar of waves, the pounding surf, 2 bodies
on the earth, it was intense just getting to be there
next to you. And then I went and had sex with you.
And you trying to get me then. And I was happy to let you in.
I went back and wished I hadn't.
I went back and felt regret.
I went to the beach and I stared west.

Every night when the sun went down in the town
where we lived the empty streets were lit up by
reflected light from a distant sun bouncing off a
glowing ball of rock and we just lied on the roof and
watched the moon, the moon, the blue light of the
moon. We didn't talk and silently we both felt powerful
and, like the moon, my chest was full because we both
know we're just floating in space over molten rock and
we felt safe and we discovered that our skin is soft.
There's nothing left except certain death and that was
comforting at night out under the moon.
I went out last night to forget that.
I went out and stared it down,
but the Moon stared back at me
and in it's light I saw my 2 feet on the ground.

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(@gjbrake)
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Yay! Noteboat - the Girl from Ipanema is a wonderful song! The Getz/Gilberto version is still the best one.

Good to see someone mention Incubus too. Check out 'Wish You Were Here' (lyrics here: http://www.songmeanings.net/lyric.php?lid=90740 ) for some of those universal themes that've been mentioned.

Otherwise I'd also recommended The Weakerthans' lyrics, and of course - all the lyrics posted on the GN fora!!! (except mine, maybe...)

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(@tonedeaf)
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i like the lyrics of paul westerberg (the replacements)... agree with the carole king mention...

i always liked the story telling ability as demonstrated by dylan, springsteen and even harry chapin


   
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