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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:03 PM
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Whose song lyrics do you enjoy the most?

Who "does it" for you? Who reaches your soul and makes you feel they are speaking directly to you?
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:11 PM
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1. Older Rush
Neal has a great way with words, finding unusual meanings, rhymes and rhythms in the language that just work.
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:16 PM
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6. i like a lot of the allegories and metaphores that he uses in his lyrics.
:toast:
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:11 PM
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2. david bowie
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:14 PM
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3. Kat Bjelland, PJ Harvey, Courtney Love, Shakira
and John Popper and Blues Traveler

Here is a great one by Blues Traveler, Look Around
http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Blues-Traveler/Look-Ar...
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:14 PM
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4. Tool's messages to fan boys accusing them of selling out
"Hooker with a penis"

I met a boy wearing vans, 501s, and a
Dope beastie t, nipple rings, and
New tattoos that claimed that he
Was ogt,
From 92,
The first ep.

And in between
Sips of coke
He told me that
He thought
We were sellin out,
Layin down,
Suckin up
To the man.

Well now Ive got some
A-dvice for you, little buddy.
Before you point the finger
You should know that
Im the man,

And if Im the man,
Then youre the man, and
Hes the man as well so you can
Point that fuckin finger up your ass.

All you know about me is what Ive sold you,
Dumb fuck.
I sold out long before you ever heard my name.

I sold my soul to make a record,
Dip shit,
And you bought one.

So Ive got some
Advice for you, little buddy.
Before you point your finger
You should know that
Im the man,
If Im the fuckin man
Then youre the fuckin man as well
So you can
Point that fuckin finger up your ass.

All you know about me is what Ive sold you,
Dumb fuck.
I sold out long before you ever heard my name.

I sold my soul to make a record,
Dip shit,
And you bought one.

All you read and
Wear or see and
Hear on tv
Is a product
Begging for your
Fatass dirty
Dollar

So...shut up and

Buy my new record
Send more money
Fuck you, buddy.
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:19 PM
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8. What's "ogt"
mentioned in the first stanza?
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:22 PM
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12. Original Gangsta Tool
I would surmise
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:13 PM
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29. I'm gonna have to put that
on my list of least favorite abbreviations.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:21 PM
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30. I'm not a fan of it either
and am hoping it's something else only people really close would know.

It does thoroughly suck
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:23 PM
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32. Given the context
Edited on Wed Jul-11-07 03:24 PM by SouthoftheBorderPaul
it doesn't sound like the guys in Tool care for it much either, although I'm sure they appreciate their fans.
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:20 PM
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9. Those are awesome lyrics. Pretty much nails it
:toast:
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:14 PM
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5. The Tragically Hip.
I'm not sure why.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:16 PM
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7. Kristin Hersh!
Some of my favorite lines;

"Find an empty promise and stick by it."
"I'm headed for the trees over there. If that's not a destination, I don't care."
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:21 PM
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11. one of my best friends back home was crazy about her
thanks for sharing those lyrics. :hi:
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:20 PM
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10. I guess that would be my avatar.
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:24 PM
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13. Hi, graywarrior! Yes, Dylan is definitely one of my two favorite

songwriter. My other top favorite is Joni Mitchell. :toast:
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:22 PM
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31. Billie Joe Armstrong is another of my favorites.
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hibbing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 09:48 PM
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84. whoops...I guess I should have read all the posts..hi Gray!
I should have checked, amazing how we two always find ourselves with a Dylan connection.

Peace
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hibbing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 09:55 PM
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86. hmmm
Gray
Nice, did you see them in concert on this last one? I saw them once at a packed house and it was sooooooooooo much fun and they looked like they were having fun, they were so good I had to go see them again.

What about the Foo Fighters? Always out there fighting the foo and making some pretty cool music along the way, not political though.

Peace
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 09:44 PM
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79. Tom Baker?
Edited on Thu Jul-12-07 09:47 PM by Rabrrrrrr
Interesting.

















:hide:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:25 PM
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14. stir
n/t
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:29 PM
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17. depends?
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:31 PM
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19. specifically the 2nd album
self-titled
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:27 PM
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15. Dylan, no question n/t
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:27 PM
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16. Roger Waters
No one else comes close.

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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:30 PM
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18. Joni Mitchell
Pete Seeger
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:11 PM
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28. Joni.

Can't say enough about her as a songwriter. She's simply brilliant. :toast:
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 08:53 PM
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55. Joni. A poet with fantastic music included.
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:32 PM
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20. Elvis Costello and Dee Dee Ramone....
and Chuck Berry...


Tikki
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:48 PM
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21. Aimee Mann
I almost feel like she's living my life.
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:47 PM
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38. You know, it is strange, but now that I think about it...
I've never seen you and Aimee in the same room!

Hmmmmmm
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:52 PM
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22. Mr Louis Alan Reed...
an even better lyricist than that guy from Minnesota
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:11 PM
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27. yup
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:54 PM
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23. Most anything written by Jim Steinman... doesn't matter who sings it...
I see threads here and there where he gets bashed, but i have been in love wioth his work since i was 11 years old.

He is, perhaps, the one famous person that i would be reduced to *squeeing fangirl* status if i ever met him.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 10:49 PM
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88. I love his work. It's over the top, and at times a bit flawed--
(meaning sometimes his lyrics are inconsistant and his music seems unfinished)--but he's all about following passions and throwing everything into life.

Except, he can't sing. :) "Bad for Good" had some good lyrics, but the vocals are horrific! Meatloaf was supposed to record the album, but canceled at the last minute, so Steinman sang the songs himself. I'll forgive him, though, after Pandora's Box.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 02:59 PM
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24. Dylan
of course
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:06 PM
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25. Emmylou Harris
and Lucinda Williams.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:10 PM
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26. Paul Westerberg, but not as much lately
Back in college I thought that Answering Machine and Unsatisfied could have been written about me. I also had a crush on the person he wrote Left of the Dial about.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:34 PM
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35. Westerberg really was a good lyricist back then...
strangely enough, I never really cared for the Replacements as an entity
Oh, and there's nothing strange about having a crush on Lynn
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:26 PM
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33. Leonard Cohen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLq7Aqd_H7g

Sort of like Dylan - good lyrics, voice not so much ...
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:50 PM
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40. Cohen's great.
If I remember correctly, he was a poetry professor before ever getting into music.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:32 PM
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34. Jello Biafra would come the closest,I guess.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:35 PM
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36. Ani Difranco
People talk about my image
like I come in two dimensions


and many, many more.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:41 PM
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37. Bowie, Elvis Costello, Bryan Ferry, Marley, David Byrne, Jarvis Cocker, Dylan, Joe Jackson...
Joe Strummer, Andrew Bird, Tom Waits (although I've heard he doesn't write his own all the time), Todd A., Roger Waters, John Prine, John Hartford...

there are more. Hmm. I obviously prefer English writers, although not exclusively.
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riverdale Donating Member (881 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:49 PM
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39. Suicidal Tendencies and NIN
I guess my soul isn't in that great a shape.
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MysticalChicken Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:53 PM
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41. Jeff Buckley, Cold War Kids, Elvis Costello, um...
... Sleater-Kinney, PJ Harvey, The Decemberists, and my favorite band, Arcade Fire.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:56 PM
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42. Bernie Taupin, late 60's, early 70's
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 06:14 PM
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44. Bernie wrote some great lyrics.
Those were the years for me, too. I thought that after Caribou, it (the magic) had left. :toast:
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 08:51 PM
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54. Yeah
Madman, Honkey Tonk, awesome stuff early. Indian Sunset still grips me. Levon. Even through Captain Fantastic. Wow. I'm glad I still got the the records. They never get old.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 03:59 PM
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43. The Sex Pistols....
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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 06:20 PM
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45. Mitchell Parrish.
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 06:25 PM
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46. Perry....he's my boy


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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 06:26 PM
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47. Jay Farrar
:thumbsup:
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 06:40 PM
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48. What? No Lennon/McCartney fans?
:eyes:
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 07:06 PM
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49. Ellis Paul n/t
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 07:10 PM
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50. Dave Carter
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 07:28 PM
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51. Mitchell, Cohen, Mann
Edited on Wed Jul-11-07 07:31 PM by stuntcat
and Neko Case
and Nina Simone
also Paul Simon
etc etc etc

and Feist
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 07:30 PM
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52. I hardly ever listen to the lyrics. I just like the tunes.
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 07:39 PM
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53. Paul Simon.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 09:09 PM
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56. Stevie Nicks and Leonard Cohen
Those two are amazing
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 09:12 PM
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57. Willy Vlautin of Richmond Fontaine
One of my true kindred souls in music:

http://www.richmondfontaine.com /

Willy's lyrics:

From the "Winnemucca" CD:

http://www.richmondfontaine.com/discography/lyrics/inde...

From the "Lost Son" CD (my favorite record of theirs):

http://www.richmondfontaine.com/discography/lyrics/inde...

From the "Miles From" CD:

http://www.richmondfontaine.com/discography/lyrics/inde...

From the "Safety" CD:

http://www.richmondfontaine.com/discography/lyrics/inde...

My all-time favorite lyric from Willy is probably "4 Hours Out"; not his best, but it speaks to me in many, many ways of my own life:


4 hours out, but I can't go back there
To A-Frames and quick build strip malls
And those panelled walls
Will become a distillery again under everyone's focus

13 cities, 7 years
Always uncertain, still unclear
It's a never ending haul of movement
Where nothing appeared right to me
It was barely in focus at all

4 hours out
Maybe my hair and blood will be against the
windshield
But I don't think I could get there either
And the people there will be the same
Knowing I couldn't make it alone
That I couldn't make it away
A-Frames will rise and the bricks will fall
But it'll be the same
Because I'm always the same

13 cities, 7 years
Always uncertain, still unclear
A never-ending haul of movement
Where nothing appeared except
13 cities, 7 years

***********************

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Release The Hounds Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 09:32 PM
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58. Metallica
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blitzen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 09:34 PM
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59. Tom T. Hall is high on my list n/t
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 09:47 PM
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60. It begins and ends with MORRISSEY
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 09:49 PM
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61. Adrian Borland, Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Gram Parsons, Tim Buckley
All geniuses. All died far too young by their own hands.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 11:00 PM
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62. Sage Francis...a brilliant, insightful,and clever rapper.
And the line that you see as my sigline is my current favorite song lyric. Don't ask me why. I just love it.
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MysticalChicken Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:28 PM
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63. I like Sage Francis.
I can't say I love him yet as I've only heard two of his songs ("Slow Down Gandhi," which is brilliant and which I've played about thirty million times, and "Escape Artist"). I don't usually like rap but his lyrics are intelligent and I can actually understand what he's saying.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:28 PM
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69. Some recommendations for Sage Francis songs you might want to check out...
'Makeshift Patriot' great slam of the Bush administration.
'Hoofprints in the Sand' another good political one
'Gunz, Yo' very funny
'Majority Rule'...the source of the quote in my sigline :D
'Broken Wings' sad and pretty
'Waterline' also kinda moving.
All of his stuff is great. Best rapper I ever heard.
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MysticalChicken Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:34 PM
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70. Thanks. I'll see if I can find those.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:41 PM
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72. His new album 'Human the Death Dance' is in stores now.
You can get it even at Best Buy. It's well worth it. If you have myspace, check out his myspace page, you can listen to most of the album there if you're curious.
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MysticalChicken Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:45 PM
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73. I found all those tracks except...
"Hoofprints in the Sand," "Gunz, Yo," and "Waterline." Haven't listened to the ones I found yet, will do in a few minutes.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:47 PM
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74. 'Hoofprints' and 'Waterline' are off the new album...
which, as I said, is well worth buying :)
Try 'Gunz Yo' without the comma...sorry :blush:
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MysticalChicken Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 08:03 PM
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76. I just listened to the ones I found...
Some pretty awesome stuff.

There used to be a program on the radio station I listen to, called The Warped Hours, on Friday nights. It's been cancelled but they played punk music and underground hip-hop and that's where I first heard Sage Francis. "Slow Down Gandhi" was the first of his songs that I heard.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 09:19 PM
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77. Oh man, that's an awesome idea for a program...
If you like Sage, check out his good buddy Buck 65.
I suggest 'Roses and Bluejays,' '463,' 'The Suffering Machine' and many others :D
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:29 PM
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64. Willie Nelson.
Like him or hate him, he's a lyrical genius.
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 05:46 PM
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65. I love Willie. his songs made stars out of a lot of people back in the 60's.
:toast:
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:18 PM
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66. Not one person mentioned Jim Morrison?
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:36 PM
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71. A second-rate poet with an ego bigger than his talent?
:hide:
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 08:03 PM
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75. I don't think he was second rate. I thought he had a certain amount of
genius in him.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:20 PM
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67. Morrissey
Edited on Thu Jul-12-07 07:21 PM by Coventina
When I was a teenager, I could have sworn he was reading my mind!

I almost started wearing a tinfoil hat!

:tinfoilhat:

on edit: fixed smiley
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 07:22 PM
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68. Nobody's Hero - Rush
Off their Counterparts album.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 09:42 PM
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78. John K. Samson n/t
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hibbing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 09:46 PM
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80. Bob Dylan..since he hasn't been mentioned..
Hi,
Beautiful long songs, hardcore political songs, songs of broken hearts, funny songs..so many of all.

Peace
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 09:46 PM
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81. Ian Anderson
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 11:05 PM
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90. Seconded!
Here's a great site for annotated Tull lyrics
http://www.cupofwonder.com/index2.html
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 09:48 PM
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82. Lennon
He could do almost anything with a lyric.
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 09:52 PM
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85. Lennon for me too...no question n/t
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 09:48 PM
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83. Godsmack - Sick of Life
Paralyzed!
Nothing's getting through to me
Hypnotized!
From all my surroundings

I wanna be
Something I could never be
I wanna say
Things that I could never say

Yeah
I'm gonna do it again
I'm gonna do it again
I'm gonna do it again

Sick of my life
I'm tired of everything
In my life

Dragged down
Rubbing my face in the ground
No time
For the undecided

I wanna know
Why I've always felt alone
I wanna love
Why am I untouchable?

Yeah
I'm gonna do it again
I'm gonna do it again
I'm gonna do it again

Sick of my life
I'm tired of everything
In my life

I never wanted to be sick
Of my life
I'm tired of everything
In my life

Sick of my life
I'm tired of everything
In my life

I never wanted to be sick
Of my life
I'm tired of everything
In my life
yeah
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 09:58 PM
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87. CSS
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Giant Robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 11:03 PM
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89. Peter Gabriel
No question.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 11:10 PM
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91. Gretchen Peters--She's written for Bryan Adams, and a lot of country singers.
Here's my favorite by her is "Bus to Saint Cloud," sung by Trisha Yearwood and by Jimmy LaFave. Also, "Independence Day," by Martina McBride, "You don't even know who I am," by Patty Lovelace. Bryan Adams has recorded a lot of her songs. Beautiful lyrics.

Here's another recording of "Bus to Saint Cloud." Not nearly as haunting as Trisha Yearwood, but not too bad. Couldn't find a link to Trisha.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=230203645790048...
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 11:14 PM
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92. Al Stewart...
Year of the cat is probably one of the best songs ever written as far as construction and technique...

Also, I really love Road to Moscow and Time Passages...

On the Border...

Nostradamus...

All great songs...
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 11:53 PM
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93. Springsteen
I got a job working construction for the Johnstown company
But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy
Now all them things that seemed so important
Well mister they vanished right into the air
Now I just act like I don't remember, Mary acts like she don't care

But I remember us riding in my brother's car
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
At night on them banks I'd lie awake
And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take

Now those memories come back to haunt me, they haunt me like a curse
Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
Or is it something worse
that sends me
Down to the river though I know the river is dry
Down to the river, my baby and I


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