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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.

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#2
No particular favorites. Shane Macgowan comes to mind.
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#4
Bruce Springsteen. Followed by Tony Clarkin from Magnum.
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#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.
#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."
#9
Neil Peart is easily my favorite.
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#10
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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


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Adam Duritz of Counting Crows

That man is pure genius as a lyricist.
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#13
Considering I have a huge boner for David Gilmour, I'll have to say Tom Petty.


lols jk, David Gilmour.

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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
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#15
Neil Fallon of Clutch.

And the obviously hated Maynard Keenan.
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#17
Thom Yorke, Conor Oberst. Pete Doherty has his moment of drugged-up genius.
#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.
#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?
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#21
Buddy Holly
"Spin the middle side topwise. Topwise!"

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#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.
#26
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lol @ listening to song for their lryics


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#27
Pete Steele from Carnivore/Type O Negative. Great bass player too.
#28
Mark Tremonti is probably my favourite
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#30
Beastie Boys, they were beasts!

John Frusciante.

That guy from Del Amitri, I think his name was Justin Curry/Currie.
#33
lyrics are gay

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#35
c'mon guys! Tom Waits! duh!
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#36
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Whoever wrote that "Buying A Starway To Heaven" song.

Pink Floyd, I think.

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#37
o he jokin nigga dw
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#38
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Sting
Paul Simon
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#40
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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.
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