Page 1 of 4
DaleZ93
Executive Hobo
Join date: Sep 2011
581 IQ
#1
I have a bunch of bands that I can just put in an album and listen the whole way through and love every song. Naturally I love the lyrics, however, it seems some just have lyrics that touch on a deeper level or have affected my style more than others.
When I think about it right now my favorite lyricist would have to be Pete Leoffler of CheVelle. So who are yours? Just list their name, band and an example if you care to do so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glW9znQBhWg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjQ17adNbVA
BottleOfSmoke
Ritual Killer
Join date: Jan 2006
337 IQ
#2
No particular favorites. Shane Macgowan comes to mind.
... For A Pair Of Brown Eyes

Quote by Bladez22
smoke, you get more awesome by the minute..... You have an epic beard, live near woods, listen to metal, grill stuff using makeshift bbqs out of old cans, and now we find out you have stabbed someone in the dick
PrimitiveGuitar
Chur
Join date: Feb 2012
357 IQ
#3
Lil Wayne
When it waynes it pours man
LOOK ANOTHER GENERIC SIGNATURE ABOUT MY GEAR AND STUFF
Ibanez P.O.S (modded RG)
ESP Horizon FR-II
ESP LTD H-308 (Ironing board with strings)

"A great man once said; "a great man once said""

Extend your range....7s 8s and more
Demon Wolf
GT's Iron Fisted Leader
Join date: Jul 2005
1,902 IQ
#4
Bruce Springsteen. Followed by Tony Clarkin from Magnum.
Quote by Ichikurosaki
sloth is hacking away feebly at the grass because he is a sloth but he was trying so hard ;_; hes all "penguin im HERE i am here to help you penguin"
JacobTheMe
Oh god, not again....
Join date: Jan 2009
1,199 IQ
#5
Whoever wrote that "Buying A Starway To Heaven" song.

Pink Floyd, I think.
Weaponized
Creaky
Join date: Mar 2011
1,756 IQ
#7
Hmmmm, maybe Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse, at least his early stuff. I like Conor Oberst's stuff a lot too.

Tomas Kalnoky from Streetlight is one of my faves for sure.
Quote by Neo Evil11 at #33611170
If she is poor then she is a fucking idiot despite being an atheist.


last.fm
Deliriumbassist
UG's only DB
Join date: Apr 2006
2,387 IQ
#8
Adam Duritz of Counting Crows. The man's a storyteller. I don't know how America saw the band in their prime, but I can imagine them having been the 90's alt rock equivalent of Nickelback in terms of being successful but loathed for no real reason, so Adam's genius may be a little bit buried now.

"I step out the front door like a ghost into the fog where no-one notices the contrast of white on white"

"The smell of hospitals in winter and the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters but no pearls."
Waterboy799
UG's Greek
Join date: Aug 2005
1,310 IQ
#9
Neil Peart is easily my favorite.
Quote by Scutchington
I like this guy, he's UG's Greek, and he just told your ass in two paragraphs. And I once spent 5 minutes watching his avatar.


A Brain Malfunction

We'll Never Admit As Defeat
smartguyreviews
Kenny G on Ecstacy
Join date: May 2008
863 IQ
#10
Quote by PrimitiveGuitar
Lil Wayne
When it waynes it pours man


Now ain’t that about a bitch?
It ain’t never about a bitch
Ill take your bitch and make her everybody bitch


-Master poet Sir Lil' Wayne
PrimitiveGuitar
Chur
Join date: Feb 2012
357 IQ
#12
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Adam Duritz of Counting Crows

That man is pure genius as a lyricist.
LOOK ANOTHER GENERIC SIGNATURE ABOUT MY GEAR AND STUFF
Ibanez P.O.S (modded RG)
ESP Horizon FR-II
ESP LTD H-308 (Ironing board with strings)

"A great man once said; "a great man once said""

Extend your range....7s 8s and more
eGraham
Rattle That Lock
Join date: Oct 2008
1,539 IQ
#13
Considering I have a huge boner for David Gilmour, I'll have to say Tom Petty.


lols jk, David Gilmour.

Quote by smartguyreviews
Now ain’t that about a bitch?
It ain’t never about a bitch
Ill take your bitch and make her everybody bitch


-Master poet Sir Lil' Wayne



He not a poet and he think he know it.
Quote by Trowzaa
I wish I was American.

~ A Rolling Potato Gathers No Moss ~
Last edited by eGraham at Aug 17, 2012,
PrimitiveGuitar
Chur
Join date: Feb 2012
357 IQ
#14
Quote by smartguyreviews
Now ain’t that about a bitch?
It ain’t never about a bitch
Ill take your bitch and make her everybody bitch


-Master poet Sir Lil' Wayne

"I bullet proof my ride
Now I feel like Amarillos"
He is so sick

"im a venereal disease like a menstrual bleed"
dem lyrics be deep
LOOK ANOTHER GENERIC SIGNATURE ABOUT MY GEAR AND STUFF
Ibanez P.O.S (modded RG)
ESP Horizon FR-II
ESP LTD H-308 (Ironing board with strings)

"A great man once said; "a great man once said""

Extend your range....7s 8s and more
TheTee56
UG'S Banana Saviour
Join date: Feb 2011
785 IQ
#15
Neil Fallon of Clutch.

And the obviously hated Maynard Keenan.
BEWARE THE BANANA ARMY.

I SAY, I SAY, BEWARE THE BANANA ARMY.

They say when they finally attack, all the impostors will peel themselves. In order to tell if you have been assimilated, check for a zipper somewhere near your pelvis.


Ahteh
no
Join date: Mar 2011
488 IQ
#17
Thom Yorke, Conor Oberst. Pete Doherty has his moment of drugged-up genius.
due 07
haaan
Join date: Jun 2006
2,902 IQ
#19
Blake Schwarzenbach and Moz for the feels.
But I like Davey von Bohlen's style. Yoni Wolf is up there too, mad style and many feels.
necrosis1193
UG Nerd
Join date: Oct 2008
8,778 IQ
#20
In no particular order:

Neil Peart
Arlo Guthrie
Bob Dylan
John Lennon
Jimi Hendrix
Gordon Lightfoot
James Taylor
Warren Zevon
Bruce Springsteen

Have I mentioned that I have a soft-spot for lighter shades of rock and folk singer-songwriters when it comes to lyrics?
Hey you! Yes, you! Buy my music! It's cool and stuff!

Baltimore Orioles: 2014 AL Eastern division champions, 2015: 81-81
Baltimore Ravens: 2012 world champions, 2015: 5-11
2015 Pick 'Em: 155-101
Last edited by necrosis1193 at Aug 17, 2012,
Bair
UG Fanatic
Join date: Sep 2005
2,875 IQ
#21
Buddy Holly
"Spin the middle side topwise. Topwise!"

"And there's Jimmy Page, the biggest thief of American Blues music"
fuzzpedal
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2011
383 IQ
#25
I've always really liked Soupy from the Wonder Years. A lot of their songs have helped me get through some tough times in my life, mostly relating to relationships but also just general stress and anxiety caused by a variety of things. Also "I Won't Say the Lord's Prayer" describes my views on religion perfectly and I think it helped me finally feel comfortable with the fact that I don't really believe in anything.
Demon Wolf
GT's Iron Fisted Leader
Join date: Jul 2005
1,902 IQ
#26
Quote by blake1221
lol @ listening to song for their lryics


A song without good lyrics is only half a song.
Quote by Ichikurosaki
sloth is hacking away feebly at the grass because he is a sloth but he was trying so hard ;_; hes all "penguin im HERE i am here to help you penguin"
pronk
Registered User
Join date: Mar 2010
15 IQ
#27
Pete Steele from Carnivore/Type O Negative. Great bass player too.
girlgerms007
mostly harmless
Join date: Nov 2011
133 IQ
#28
Mark Tremonti is probably my favourite
not going viral


Hot E-Cousin of rjaylaf

Non Evil E-Twin of stealstrings

E-NEMESIS of deathdrummer
mybanez
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2011
433 IQ
#30
Beastie Boys, they were beasts!

John Frusciante.

That guy from Del Amitri, I think his name was Justin Curry/Currie.
Skynyrd890
Unregistered User
Join date: Sep 2007
506 IQ
#31
Keith Buckley - ETID
This ends now, eat the goddamn beans!
Xiaoxi
Registered Luser
Join date: Nov 2007
2,744 IQ
#33
lyrics are gay

...modes and scales are still useless.


Quote by PhoenixGRM
Hey guys could you spare a minute to Vote for my band. Go to the site Search our band Listana with CTRL+F for quick and vote Thank you .
Quote by sam b
Voted for Patron Çıldırdı.

Thanks
Quote by PhoenixGRM
But our Band is Listana
Harvey Swick
Naive American
Join date: Jun 2011
1,260 IQ
#35
c'mon guys! Tom Waits! duh!
If you do something right, no one will know you've done anything at all

Proud to be called Best Friends with Pastafarian96
cam sh
UG's bad seed...
Join date: Jul 2011
13 IQ
#36
Quote by JacobTheMe
Whoever wrote that "Buying A Starway To Heaven" song.

Pink Floyd, I think.

YESTERDAY, I WOKE UP SUCKING A LEMON...
Stugg334
Bristolian
Join date: May 2009
368 IQ
#37
o he jokin nigga dw
Quote by slash11896
I picked up my guitar this morning and started playing next thing i know i cant stop playing In the key of A, the first letter or her name, I ended up recording a whole song in A.


Quote by WhiskeyFace
I like women with balls.
maker's marked
UG's Uber-Conservative
Join date: Jul 2011
128 IQ
#38
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Sting
Paul Simon
Dug Pinninck
I'd like to help, but not as much as I'd like not to.


"To be successful, you need to be a good musician. To be popular, you just need to be fashionable" - Ritchie Blackmore
My Last Words
Billions and billions!
Join date: Jul 2012
2,209 IQ
#39
Phil Anselmo, definitely.. Just check out Hollow, The Great Southern Trendkill..
CodeMonk
UG's Old Fart
Join date: Apr 2004
1,580 IQ
#40
Quote by Waterboy799
Neil Peart is easily my favorite.


I would agree with this, but I have to put Paul McCartney and John Lennon first.

And Neil could easily make that list purely on "Twilight Zone" alone.
Last edited by CodeMonk at Aug 17, 2012,