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Old 02-12-2008, 06:39 PM   #41
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:39 PM   #42
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:40 PM   #43
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:40 PM   #44
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Tom Waits. His details are amazing. I'm also a big fan of Khalil Gibran.

..But how does anyone like Cedric's lyrics? They make absolutely no sense.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:44 PM   #45
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I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:45 PM   #46
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I'd say Maynard James Keenan of Tool, Les Claypool, for the goofy stories his songs tell, with the random details

and Ben Weasel of Screeching Weasel, he just has a way of taking issues, putting them across simply and effectively,and making the resulting songs catchy as hell, punk-pop with brains, I mean check out the lyrics below, and imagine them to a fast and catchy punk-pop tune, becuase that's how its done:

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If you've ever questioned beliefs that you hold you're not alone
But you oughtta realize that every myth is a metaphor
in the case of Christianity
and Judaism there exist the belief
that spiritual matters are enslaved to history

The Buddhists believe that the functional aspects override the myth
while other religions use the literal core to build foundations with
See half the world sees the myth as fact
And it's seen as a lie by the other half and
the simple truth is that it's none of that cuz

Somehow no matter what the world keeps turning
Somehow we get by without ever learning
Somehow no matter what the world keeps turning
Somehow we get by without ever learning

Science and religion
are not mutually exclusive
In fact for better understanding
we take the facts of science and apply them
And if both factors keep evolving
then we continue getting information
but closing off possibilities
makes it hard to see the bigger picture

Consider the case of the woman
whose faith helped her make it through
when she was raped and cut up left for dead
in a trunk her beliefs held true

It doesn't matter if it's real or not cause
some things are better left without a doubt and
if it works then it gets the job done

Somehow no matter what the world keeps turning
Somehow we get by without ever learning
Somehow no matter what the world keeps turning
Somehow we get by without ever learning
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:45 PM   #47
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Mikael Akefeldt...

How can you not like this?

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Puzzled by shrewd innocence
Runs a thick tide beneath
Ushered into inner graves
nails bleeding frm the struggle
It is the end for the weak at heart
Always the same
A lullaby for the ones who lost all
Reeling inside
My gleaming eye in your necklace reflects
You turn your back
and you walk away
Never again

Spiraling to the ground below,
like Autumn leaves left in the wake to fade...
Waking up to your sound again
And laapse into the ways of misery...
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:46 PM   #48
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Definitely Maynard James Keenan.


Part of "The Outsider" by APC:

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Help me if you can
It's just that this is not the way I'm wired
So could you please, help me understand why
You've given in to all these reckless dark desires

You're lying to yourself again
Suicidal imbecile
Think about it, put it on the faultline
What'll it take to get it through to you precious
I'm over this, why do you wanna throw it away like this
Such a mess, why would i wanna watch you

Disconnect and self destruct one bullet at a time
What's your rush now, everyone will have his day to die

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Old 02-12-2008, 06:47 PM   #49
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:51 PM   #50
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Swollen with liquid
Ready to burst
A load of my lymph
Will quench this dead body's thirst
One month in the grave
twisted and half decayed
She turned a putrid yellow
I pissed in her maggot filled asshole

****ing the rotting
My semen is bleeding
The smell of decay
Seeps from her genital cavity

The smell was unbearable
As I unburied her
I cum blood from my erection
I feel it run
down her throat, swallow
Eyes glassy and vacant
body dug up to play with
Skin greasy and naked
tounguing her rotted anus

I need a live woman
to fill with my fluid
A delicate girl, to mutilate, **** and kill
her body exceptional
she thought I was normal
but I wanted more

I came blood inside of her
chocking on the clot
gagging on the snot
gushing blood, from her mouth
bloody gel leaking out
Body buried in a shallow grave
Unmarked for none to find
The sickness I have left behind
Undetected go my crimes
The greatest thrill of my life
To slit my own **** with a knife

Violent, climax
Serging serum
on my skin

Back from the dead
I am resurrected
to spew, putrefaction
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:02 PM   #51
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FINALLY A LYRICISTS THREAD!!!!
I'd have to say...
Tegan and Sara Quin. I love the way that Tegan's style is simple, but still conveys the message she wants, and I love the way that Sara is with her metaphors. And I love the way that Tom Gabel of Against Me! writes. All three of them are so honest!
Ex of Tegan:

My Number
Showers pounding out a new beat
I trade my old shoes for new feet
I grab a new seat
I don't like the one I got the fabrics wearing through
and it's wearing me out
you're wearing me down
watching old baseball games and low budget telethons
ain't like watching you yourself when you yourself is on
got time to wander to waste and to whine
but when it comes to you
it seems like I just can't find the time
so watch your head and then watch the ground
it's a silly time to learn to swim when you start to drown
it's a silly time to learn to swim when you're going down
if I gave you my number would it still be the same
if I saved you from drowning promise me you'll
never go away
promise me you'll always stay
closed down the last local zoo
I'm gonna win the endless war
over who kills the last koala bear
and who in death will love him more and I
he grabs me by the hand
drags me to the shore and says
maybe you don't love me
but you'll grow to love me even more
and well I'm not surprised
if I gave you my number would it still be the same
if I saved you from drowning promise me you'll
never go away
promise me you'll always stay
Showers pounding out a new beat
I trade my old shoes for new feet
I grab a new seat
I don't like the one I got the fabrics wearing through
and it's wearing me out
you're wearing me down
So watch your head and then watch the ground
it's a silly time to learn to swim when you start to drown
it's a silly time to learn to swim when you're going down
if I gave you my number would it still be the same
if I saved you from drowning promise me you'll
never go away
promise me you'll always stay
if I gave you my number would it still be the same
if I saved you from drowning promise me you'll
never go away
promise me you'll always stay
promise me you'll always stay
promise me you'll always stay

Sara...
Proud
Freedom and blood
I make my mark and fight for tomorrow
finally I've got something
Something I can raise my voice for
fine tell them who, you really want
fine well you'll get yours and I'll get mine
proud I'm proud to be proud to be me
they said proud
I'm proud to be proud to be me
they said tell me oh you've got to tell me
freedoms rough
so we take our stand and fight for tomorrow
finally we got something something we can
bring down the house with
fine tell them who you think you are
fine tell them fine is what you are
and when you finally figure out what it is ou need
you better think of me
no no no no
when I get up
I feel the rhythm in my fingers
I get up - I hear the rhythm in my laughter
take a second look
you might find that I am stronger
take a second look
you might find that you are stronger
imagination inspiration
it's only fair that I tell you
I plan on leaving here tonignt with my pride
it gets me every time with my pride
I'm proud to be I'm proud to be me

And Tom Gabel
Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart
No, it's not what we meant to say.
We don't really love each other.
What happens when the summer's over?
How long before distance becomes a chore?
I'm approaching with great, great trepidation.
I hope you'll understand.
Before you speak think about what you're trying to say.
Who else is there to blame for you miscommunication?
You're getting caught up in the excitement.
You're making promises you can't keep.
You need to leave all your options open.
Too much momentum.
This room feels like it's going to explode.
Too many angels.
Too many factors to cover.
Waiting for signal.
You're searching for network.
You have to fight to stay in control of the situation.
Anxiety, anxiety you give me no mercy.
Grind my teeth smooth and flat in my sleep.
We took some pills to calm us down.
Then we needed help to come back up.
Just trying to stay in control of the situation.
Too much momentum.
This room feels like it's going to explode.
Too many angels.
Too many factors to cover.
Waiting for signal.
You're searching for network.
You have to fight to stay in control.
You have to fight to stay in control.
No, you don't have to fight to stay in control of the situation.

I love them alll so much.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:03 PM   #52
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Little black girl, in a red dress, on a hot night, with a broken shoe
Little black girl, you should've never left home
There's probably someone still waitin' up for you
It's cold back in Chicago, but the Los Angeles street is worse
All you got is twenty-nine dollars and an alligator purse

See that vulture in the Fleetwood, with the chartreuse hood
Sees you're tryin' to get your bearings
Say, 'Hey baby, which way's the main stem?'
Wherever you say you're from, he'll say he grew up there himself
He gonna come on and make you feel like you grew up right next door to him
'Take a left on Central', he gonna throw it in reverse
All you got is twenty-nine dollars and an alligator purse

He gonna come on just like a gentleman
And oh baby, you're gonna be a little shy
You say your ex-old man was a sax player
He says, 'Baby, I used to play bass with Sly'
And you say you like his Cadillac
Says 'Honey, I got two or three
Sweetheart, you're sure fortunate that you ran into me'
You've done a dime in the joint, you figure nothin' could be worse
than twenty-nine dollars and an alligator purse

Got Pharoh on 8-track, you start smokin' a little boo
Thinkin' gettin' out of Chicago was just about
the best thing that's ever happened to you
You startin' to like it already, this cat seems to be cool
He says, 'Baby, I know a good old jailhouse in West-Hollywood
be just right for you'
He ain't no good Samaritan, he gonna make sure he's reimbursed
A lot more than twenty-nine dollars and an alligator purse

And when the streets get hungry baby, and you almost hear 'em growl
Someone's savin' a place for you, when the dogs begin to howl
And the streets are dead, they creep up and take whatever's left on the bone
And remember suckers always make mistakes
when they're far away from home
Chicken in the pot, whoever gets there first, is gonna get themselves
twenty-nine dollars and an alligator purse

And the siren's just an epilog, the cops here always get there too late
They always stop for coffee on their way to the scene of the crime
They always try so hard to look just like movie stars
But they couldn't catch a cold
Baby, don't waste your dime
'She's lucky to be alive', the doctor whispered to the nurse
'She only lost half a pint of blood, twenty-nine dollars and an alligator purse...'

This is why I like Tom Waits so much. First, he's good with his words. But he also writes songs that tell a story, and usually they mean something. They're not just a piss and moan fest.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:04 PM   #53
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:08 PM   #54
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You're all I need

The blade of my knife
Faced away from your heart
Those last few nights
It turned and sliced you apart
This love that I tell
Now feels lonely as hell
From this padded prison cell

So many times I said
You'd only be mine
I gave my blood and my tears
And loved you cyanide
When you took my lips
I took your breath
Sometimes love's better off dead

You're all I need, make you only mine
I loved you so I set you free
I had to take your life
You're all I need, you're all I need
You're all I need, And I loved you so
But you didn't love me
Laid out cold, Now we're both alone
But killing you helped me keep you home
I guess it was bad
Cause love can be sad
But we finally made the news

Tied up smiling
I thought you were happy
Never opened your eyes
I thought you were napping
I got so much to learn
About love in this world
But we finally made the news
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:10 PM   #55
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:10 PM   #56
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:15 PM   #57
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3 really jump into my mind:
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, maybe not in their mid-period but early and late megadeth songs have some kickass lyrics. Go read My Last Words off Peace Sells.

Tomas Lindberg of At the Gates. A lot of his lyrics use a lot of the same vocabulary, but they are so dark and very different from what anyone else was doing at the time.

Till Lindeman of Rammstein. Some people might think this is a stretch, but if you actually read rammsteins lyrics they are filled with double meanings and lines that you could analyze for hours and not fully get the concept of.

There really are a lot of good lyricists out there though.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:19 PM   #59
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:22 PM   #60
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Some rap lyrics are really nice, too. I don't know of any off the top of my head, though, since I don't listen to much rap.
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