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Old 01-01-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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Favorite Lyricist?

I was thinking about this the other day. I think Ben Cooper from Electric President and Radical Face is definitely my favorite lyricist of all time. You should check him out if you've never listened to him. His lyrics are so melancholy but incredibly beautiful at the same time. The Tallest Man on Earth is a close second though.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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Tom Waits
Bruce Springsteen
Roger Waters
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Ben Nichols

Hard to pick one favorite. Everyone of 'em has songs that hit ya' in the feels .
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:36 AM   #4
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Tom Waits
Bruce Springsteen
Roger Waters
Trent Reznor
Brian Fallon
Eddie Vedder
Ben Nichols

Hard to pick one favorite. Everyone of 'em has songs that hit ya' in the feels .

+1 on the Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, and Ben Nichols.

Also, Justin Vernon and John Darnielle
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:04 PM   #5
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:35 PM   #6
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May seem a typical choice, but Kurt Cobain. Brian Fallon, Frank Turner, Tim McIlrath and Eddie Vedder also get kudos.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:24 PM   #7
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"I took the Virgin Mary axe to the sweet baby Jane, lost my innocence to a good girl, coil my tongue around a bumble bee's mouth, and I give it all back to you."

I was listening to this album today. Hadn't heard it in forever, but man, Billy Corgan has got some brilliant lyrics in it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:04 PM   #8
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:11 AM   #9
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:16 AM   #10
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:25 AM   #11
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:32 PM   #12
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #13
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:49 PM   #14
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i dunno whose lyrics i like better but heems is probably the greatest rapper ever. seems like a dick though, and not in an endearing way.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:04 PM   #16
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Stephen Malkmus is definitely #1 for me. David Berman and Elliott Smith are also excellent
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:13 PM   #17
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sometimes i feel like i hate malkmus's lyrics. i used to love them but now they just annoy me, goddamn phony obtuse cryptoyuppie.
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