The Ultimate Mind-Numbing Question!!!


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crazynickman
08-11-2006, 10:43 PM
OK..as a guitarist/lyricist, I find no better songwriting than in much of Classic Rock, with guys like Dylan, Hendrix and Townshend, so I ask you, what CR songs do you wish you wrote, lyrically?
For me, theres a bunch but probably the ultimate would be "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", it has some of the best lyrics ever: "I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are." And plus it means something to Stephen Stills; its not just a 2:30 pop-love song, theres a lot of bittersweetness about it. its about a hard breakup that he went through when his girlfriend left him for another man.
Also I would like to have written "Layla," Eric Clapton's ode to his unrequited love, his friend George Harrison's wife, "5:15" by the Who, "Behind Blue Eyes" by the Who, "Bold As Love" by Hendrix, "Subterrean Homesick Blues" by Dylan and a whole lot more. Discuss, discuss....

TheHeartbreaker
08-11-2006, 10:46 PM
The story behind "Layla" is great, but as far as love songs go, "Ten Years Gone" by Led Zeppelin takes the cake - the story behind it is great.

Honestly, I wish I could write anything that Dylan would consider reading.

I'm too tired right now... can't think!

crazynickman
08-11-2006, 10:47 PM
:haha

The "Layla" story is one of my favorite rock love stories....a forbidden love, two rock gods, and some ancient Eastern myth..instant classic!

TheHeartbreaker
08-11-2006, 10:50 PM
Exactly.

jakebury
08-11-2006, 10:52 PM
if i could have written any CR song it would have been pinball wizard by the who or heartbreaker by led zepplin thier two of the bst

Tenacious Me
08-11-2006, 10:57 PM
All along the watchtower, Baba Oreilly(Teenage wasteland come on!). Little wing.

crazynickman
08-11-2006, 10:59 PM
^:haha I hope you're aware of the Teenage Wasteland club..."Working to inform the uninformed." The main goal is to beat people who call it "Teeanage Wasteland", then tell them its "Baba OReilly."

Tenacious Me
08-11-2006, 11:01 PM
Hmmm. well Shelter from the storm-Bob Dlyan just because its such a great song.

When I said Teenage wasteland I meant that was just a great line for a song.

crazynickman
08-11-2006, 11:04 PM
I know :D

Tenacious Me
08-11-2006, 11:06 PM
just checking.

crazynickman
08-11-2006, 11:07 PM
O_o

Back on topic! I must nurture my thread like a new born...lamb...baby.

snipelfritz
08-12-2006, 12:53 AM
One of These Days!

Seriously, Mr. Tambourine Man, Time, and Give a Little Bit.

ufossuck
08-12-2006, 01:05 AM
"Ohio" had some of the best lyrics ever written. Of course, it was actually not Nixon's fault, but Govenor James Rhodes'. "Tin soldiers and Rhoads' coming" doesn't sound as good albeit.

crazynickman
08-12-2006, 01:08 AM
True dat

:sad:

TheHeartbreaker
08-12-2006, 09:47 AM
I wish I had the writing ability of John Fogerty.

Very underrated lyricist, in my opinion.

Garf72
08-12-2006, 10:49 AM
I wish i'd written something off Animals or Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd. Both are really well thought through, absolute genius.
Or Shut up and Dance by Aerosmith for one single line... "Sex is like a gun/You aim, you shoot, you run" :p:

TheHeartbreaker
08-12-2006, 10:52 AM
:haha

That's great.

sjada
08-12-2006, 10:52 AM
The Wall. That entire albu is so beautifully dark and meaningfull, it amazes me.

freewheelinbird
08-12-2006, 10:56 AM
castles made of sand- hendrix
aint that a kindness- johnny winter :D
cant you hear me knockin- jagger/richards

psychodelia
08-12-2006, 11:02 AM
David Bowie would probably be the guy I look up to for writing.

However, I would like to do something like Dark Side of the Moon one day. Just the fact that you have all those good songs, plus the fact that all those songs also fit as a "soundtrack" to another work, the Wizard of Oz. To be able to have a couple of different things going on at once in my music would be very cool.

TheHeartbreaker
08-12-2006, 11:05 AM
That Wizard of Oz/Dark Side of the Moon **** is crazy.

SoulStripper7
08-12-2006, 03:32 PM
Holy **** I was just thinking about this. Woah.

Ballad of a Thin Man - Bob Dylan
Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
The Real Me - The Who
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Fortunate Son - CCR
Woodstock - Joni Mitchell or CSNY...whichever
Sylvan Song/Dream of the Archer - Heart
Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
Rockin' In The Free World - Neil Young
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Sorrow - Pink Floyd

Okay that's just a part of the list...but I don't feel like posting the whole thing. It's huge.

jimmyjimjim
08-12-2006, 06:43 PM
fortunate son- ccr it's the greatest protest song ever. punks can kiss my ass. john fogerty outdoes them with class.

also, a million miles away- rory gallagher i love that man and his songs, especially this one.

orangepick
08-12-2006, 08:29 PM
captain beefheart and his magic band

and the song is called

old farts at play

end of thread

BlueOyster23
08-12-2006, 09:15 PM
Pretty much anything by Neil Young or Bob Dylan

TheHeartbreaker
08-12-2006, 09:50 PM
fortunate son- ccr it's the greatest protest song ever. punks can kiss my ass. john fogerty outdoes them with class.

:cheers:

ledhed68
08-12-2006, 09:51 PM
The End-The Doors, i really want to know what was going through his mind when he was on acid improvising the "The Killer awoke before dawn" part. Crazy stuff.

TheHeartbreaker
08-12-2006, 09:52 PM
I want to know what was going through Jim's mind on a lot of songs.

VoodooChild15
08-12-2006, 09:54 PM
Overall, You Never Give Me Your Money by the Beatles. But if we're only talking about lyrics rather than the whole song, then I suppose Visions of Johanna by Dylan.

BlueOyster23
08-12-2006, 10:06 PM
The End-The Doors, i really want to know what was going through his mind when he was on acid improvising the "The Killer awoke before dawn" part. Crazy stuff.

Well, he came up with it at THe Whiskey one night, probably somehow being inspired by Oedipus, and probably causing the rest of The Doors to s*** their pants simultaneously.

ledhed68
08-12-2006, 10:14 PM
the father yes son i want to kill you part, that's based on Oedipus, but the part before that is just insane, especially since it was improvised on the spot, to see that performance would have been incredible.

But the killing the father part he came up with earlier, he would sometimes just sit and repeat, "Kill the father, f*** the mother." which is inspired by Oedipus

crazynickman
08-12-2006, 10:30 PM
"Fortunate Son" is great, how could've I forgot that? Most of "Abbey Road" is spectacular lyrically. SoulStripper, you're list is almost perfect. "The Real Me"...my god I forgot so many!
But Suite Judy Blue Eyes still stands for me.

Bmm386
08-12-2006, 10:48 PM
Lyrically?

Hmmm.

Oh Bla Di, Oh Bla Da.

easily.

crazynickman
08-12-2006, 10:50 PM
^Fool. Take your Bob Saget and leave. :grrr:

TheHeartbreaker
08-12-2006, 10:53 PM
Oh Bla Di, Oh Bla Da...

Yup. Pure genius.

Good job, Bmm386. :golfclap:

crazynickman
08-12-2006, 10:54 PM
"Life goes on..bra! La la how the life goes on."

TheHeartbreaker
08-12-2006, 10:56 PM
There you go.

FreddieMercury
08-12-2006, 11:53 PM
Holy **** I was just thinking about this. Woah.

Ballad of a Thin Man - Bob Dylan
Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
The Real Me - The Who
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Fortunate Son - CCR
Woodstock - Joni Mitchell or CSNY...whichever
Sylvan Song/Dream of the Archer - Heart
Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
Rockin' In The Free World - Neil Young
Can't Stop Me Now - Queen
Sorrow - Pink Floyd

Okay that's just a part of the list...but I don't feel like posting the whole thing. It's huge.

ITS DONT STOP ME NOW!

ridcullylives
08-13-2006, 01:00 AM
he would sometimes just sit and repeat, "Kill the father, f*** the mother." which is inspired by Oedipus

What, when he was like...hanging out with his friends or something? That's a weird image.

"Hey, Jim, you want another beer?"

"Kill the father, **** the mother."

"I'll take that as a no..."

Jesse Mrau
08-13-2006, 04:14 AM
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Deacon Blues - Steely Dan
Night Flight - Led Zeppelin

As well, any Bob Dylan or Beatles song would be amazing.

TheHeartbreaker
08-13-2006, 09:25 AM
What, when he was like...hanging out with his friends or something? That's a weird image.

"Hey, Jim, you want another beer?"

"Kill the father, **** the mother."

"I'll take that as a no..."

:haha

ledhed68
08-13-2006, 09:30 AM
Originally Posted by ridcullylives
What, when he was like...hanging out with his friends or something? That's a weird image.

"Hey, Jim, you want another beer?"

"Kill the father, **** the mother."

"I'll take that as a no..."

:haha:

Actually, yes, they would usually just ignore him. This is all according to a book i read i cant remember what its called though

TheHeartbreaker
08-13-2006, 09:36 AM
So he would actually say that to people?

...

:haha :haha :haha

ledhed68
08-13-2006, 11:32 AM
no, he would just sit off to the side and just say that over and over again

Kepulix
08-13-2006, 11:40 AM
lyrically... Pink Floyd - Time
"no-one told you when to run... you missed the starting gun"
pure greatness
or Shine On You Crazy Diamond, its so great, but thats kinda hard cuz i never knew Syd

clapton-floyd
08-13-2006, 01:02 PM
Layla, Sunshine of you Love, and Tears in Heaven- Clapton
Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin
Who are You, Pinball Wizard, and Baba O'Riley- The Who
Money, Wish you Were Here, Comfortably Numb, etc- Pink Floyd
Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing, Brothers in Arms- Dire Straits
Bohenian Rhapsody, and We Will Rock You- Queen

The Warpig
08-13-2006, 06:20 PM
Bohemian Rhaphsody- Queen
La Woman- The Doors
Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd

TheHeartbreaker
08-13-2006, 07:57 PM
no, he would just sit off to the side and just say that over and over again

Okay.

Some other lyricists I wish I could write like...

Mark Knopfler
Van Morrison

AdayTripper
08-13-2006, 08:01 PM
Mr.Tambourine Man....Something....The End...
Man. Those songs have some great lyrics.

Metallicam
08-13-2006, 09:30 PM
Suite Judy Blue Eyes is good, but I would have prefered to have written Wooden Ships or Darkstar by those guys.

"Horror grips us as we watch you die,
all we can do is echo your anguished cry,
stare, as all human feelings die,
we are leaving, you don't need us"

BrainDamage
08-14-2006, 10:56 AM
Dogs- Pink Floyd or the entire Wall album. Roger Waters is the man.

Tenacious Me
08-14-2006, 11:13 AM
God Braindamage! I haven't seen you in awhile and now your are the last poster on 8 of the top 9 threads! Babe Im gonna leave you. Not so much lyrically more so guitar wise but still.

BrainDamage
08-14-2006, 11:17 AM
^^eh, I haven't been on since like, last thursday or something. I had family over. Still do, but they're all still sleeping :)

TheHeartbreaker
08-14-2006, 11:33 AM
I'm really sure how, but I forgot to mention Robert Hunter, one of the Dead's lyricists.

Jerry Garcia wrote some incredible stuff, too, as did John Perry Barlow.

Page&HammettFan
08-14-2006, 03:00 PM
Wish i wrote anything zeppelin let out lol, they rocked. Fool in the Rain was good though wish i could claim responsibility for that whole song coming =p. Drums, Guitar, Vocals and Lyrics, etc. Another good one was "More Than A Feeling", Scholz was brilliant.

SoulStripper7
08-14-2006, 07:50 PM
ITS DONT STOP ME NOW!

Chill out, I wrote that at like 3:00 am. I'll edit the damn thing if it pisses you off so much...geez.

crazynickman
08-14-2006, 09:14 PM
You all have some good ones that I overlooked..

Tenacious Me
08-14-2006, 09:43 PM
Mark Knopfler

Yes! I love Knopfler! I can't belive I forgot him. Brothers in arms 'nuff said.


And to the girl telling freddie mercury to chill its about Queen he won't calm down :p:

crazynickman
08-14-2006, 09:44 PM
^Thats a girl...look at her sig, now she's gonna keeel you....

Tenacious Me
08-14-2006, 09:46 PM
^Thats a girl...look at her sig, now she's gonna keeel you....
What are you talkin bout man? :p:

crazynickman
08-14-2006, 09:51 PM
Her sig says "Im a girl dammit!" Sound slike she'd be pissed if you called her "that guy."

Tenacious Me
08-14-2006, 09:55 PM
I edited...you kinda wrecked the joke :p:

crazynickman
08-14-2006, 10:05 PM
:sad: