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Old 01-29-2008, 07:39 AM   #1
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Who is your favourite lyricist?

Title says it all.

Just let us know who your favourite lyricist (or poet) is; the artist who writes what is to you amazing words, lyrics, and poetry. They can be an artist of any genre, so feel free to list more than one.
It would be appreciated if you were to give reasons as to why you like this lyricist, post examples of their works (songs.etc.), or even links to videos or webpages with some of their works.

Personally, being a metalhead i love Matt Heafy's (Trivium) lyrics in the band's earlier works. Every word is (IMO) incredibly intellectual and they all intertwine so well together. Here's an example from one of their demo songs, Fugue:

Quote:
As I stand at the edge of existence
Nameless shores of infinity
Perpetual unbirth unraveling distance
Clandestine truths unveiled

Imperfections preprogrammed shells
Spawning from the malestrom
Mechanical drones feeding from thy mother
God machine reproduce


Feel free to name your's, and please no flaming, i made this thread for other lyricists like myself so that ideas, opinions, and pieces or works can be shared.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:40 AM   #2
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because his songs were always fun, but they always meant something
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:41 AM   #3
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:42 AM   #4
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:44 AM   #5
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:45 AM   #6
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you mean hetfield?^

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:45 AM   #7
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Ville Valo.




Some of Emily Bronte's poems, Edgar Allen Poe, not quite Ville. But he's still awesome.

Editedit: And Jim Morrison, oh and whoever wrote the lyrics for God Send Death, was it King? I can't remember

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:46 AM   #8
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Alice Cooper.

So corny but so excellent


Trash era Alice Cooper that'd be though.

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Love hurts good on a bed of nails
Ill lay you down and when all else fails
Ill drive you like a hammer on a bed of nails


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Old 01-29-2008, 07:48 AM   #9
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:48 AM   #10
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Dan Greening (also known as Lord Worm), hes a great death metal poet and he really knows how to use the english language!
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Sextons of the churchyard
Have seen unblessed things;
Ground no longer hallowed
Has sprouted new graves.

Descendants of clan
That unsurped maternity
hear whispers in their blood;
This summons of the Fathers.

Adherence to the principle
Of "man by woman born"...
Anachronistic ritual
Soon to be obsolete.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:51 AM   #11
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ville valo- he always manged to talk about his feeling with such an intensity that you could feel his anguish and sorrow.

claudio sanchez- he managed to intertwine a story into randomly sorted lyrics that often meant to the casual listener completely nothing yet to the hardcore fan listening to a mere song could spring all sorts of amazing feelings and interpretations of the story.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:51 AM   #12
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:52 AM   #13
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Lover You Should've Come Over is a lyrical favourite of mine.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:53 AM   #14
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:54 AM   #16
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I'm really not a country person, but I always thought Jonny Cash managed to tell a great story in his lyrics.

Also Jim Morrison. I love his symbolism and love stories.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:56 AM   #17
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