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I want to know who you guys think are the top 5 best lyrcist, and it doesn't matter the genre. Now when I say lyricist I am refering to as this: An Edgar Allan Poe type of lyricst, by all means im not saying totally evil here, just having that mysterious, twisting, story like Poe, and its not straight forward you have to really use your brain to understand it, and its very creative. I have no clue, so thats why I made this thread haha Thanks everyone.
#3
Michael Stipe is a pretty good lyricist.
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#5
Warrell. Dane.

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#6
The guy from Dystopia.
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"just having that mysterious, twisting, story like Poe, and its not straight forward you have to really use your brain to understand it, and its very creative."


Warrel Dane of Nevermore.

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Axl Rose is definitely up there.


I whole-heartedly agree with this man!
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#11
Zach De La Rocha and Anthony Keidis. So Keidis isn't that great a singer, but he's a hella good lyricist.
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#12
na pete doherty is drugged up i mean in the libertines he was gd but after that it went down hill i think alex turners a better song writter and paul weller but john lennon and paul mcCartney still top it for me.
#15
I can't believe no one said it yet.

Bob Dylan.

And Also, I love Mark Knopfler's lyrics.
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#17
Poe was a poet, not a lyricist, BUT -

I'm gonna throw my vote in for Maynard.

If not him, then Chris Cornell or Layne from AIC.
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Waters. Roger Waters.
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Axl Rose, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Mark Knopfler, Eminem, Steven Tyler

There's a lot of them tbh.
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#24
Pete Sinfield. of course Dylan. and really like Ian Anderson...and Thom Yorke is good. and obviously Lennon/McCartney.
#25
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God damnit this is the answer.
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#27
Dylan, Cobain, Rob Plant anyone?, BRUCE, Anthony Keidis..
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Blake Schwarzenbach.
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Poe was a poet, not a lyricist, BUT -

I'm gonna throw my vote in for Maynard.

If not him, then Chris Cornell or Layne from AIC.


He wasn't just a poet, he wrote short stories too, and thats what lyrics are
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Dylan, Cobain, Rob Plant anyone?, BRUCE, Anthony Keidis..

Some of Plant's stuff is truly excellent, most of it is pretty damn good and a small selection of songs are pretty crap lyrically.
#37
Whoever writes dream theaters lyrics, they can be very deep sometimes and spell stories live no other
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#38
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Whoever writes dream theaters lyrics, they can be very deep sometimes and spell stories live no other


They all write lyrics but my favourites are the ones Myung wrote, it's a shame he doesn't write lyrics any more

I still vote Warrel Dane.
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