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#1
OK..as a guitarist/lyricist, I find no better songwriting than in much of Classic Rock, with guys like Dylan, Hendrix and Townshend, so I ask you, what CR songs do you wish you wrote, lyrically?
For me, theres a bunch but probably the ultimate would be "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", it has some of the best lyrics ever: "I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are." And plus it means something to Stephen Stills; its not just a 2:30 pop-love song, theres a lot of bittersweetness about it. its about a hard breakup that he went through when his girlfriend left him for another man.
Also I would like to have written "Layla," Eric Clapton's ode to his unrequited love, his friend George Harrison's wife, "5:15" by the Who, "Behind Blue Eyes" by the Who, "Bold As Love" by Hendrix, "Subterrean Homesick Blues" by Dylan and a whole lot more. Discuss, discuss....
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#2
The story behind "Layla" is great, but as far as love songs go, "Ten Years Gone" by Led Zeppelin takes the cake - the story behind it is great.

Honestly, I wish I could write anything that Dylan would consider reading.

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#3


The "Layla" story is one of my favorite rock love stories....a forbidden love, two rock gods, and some ancient Eastern myth..instant classic!
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#5
if i could have written any CR song it would have been pinball wizard by the who or heartbreaker by led zepplin thier two of the bst
#6
All along the watchtower, Baba Oreilly(Teenage wasteland come on!). Little wing.
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#7
^ I hope you're aware of the Teenage Wasteland club..."Working to inform the uninformed." The main goal is to beat people who call it "Teeanage Wasteland", then tell them its "Baba OReilly."
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#8
Hmmm. well Shelter from the storm-Bob Dlyan just because its such a great song.

When I said Teenage wasteland I meant that was just a great line for a song.
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#9
I know
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just checking.
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#11
O_o

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#12
One of These Days!

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#13
"Ohio" had some of the best lyrics ever written. Of course, it was actually not Nixon's fault, but Govenor James Rhodes'. "Tin soldiers and Rhoads' coming" doesn't sound as good albeit.
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#14
True dat

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#16
I wish i'd written something off Animals or Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd. Both are really well thought through, absolute genius.
Or Shut up and Dance by Aerosmith for one single line... "Sex is like a gun/You aim, you shoot, you run"
#18
The Wall. That entire albu is so beautifully dark and meaningfull, it amazes me.
#19
castles made of sand- hendrix
aint that a kindness- johnny winter
cant you hear me knockin- jagger/richards
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#20
David Bowie would probably be the guy I look up to for writing.

However, I would like to do something like Dark Side of the Moon one day. Just the fact that you have all those good songs, plus the fact that all those songs also fit as a "soundtrack" to another work, the Wizard of Oz. To be able to have a couple of different things going on at once in my music would be very cool.
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#22
Holy **** I was just thinking about this. Woah.

Ballad of a Thin Man - Bob Dylan
Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
The Real Me - The Who
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Fortunate Son - CCR
Woodstock - Joni Mitchell or CSNY...whichever
Sylvan Song/Dream of the Archer - Heart
Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
Rockin' In The Free World - Neil Young
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Sorrow - Pink Floyd

Okay that's just a part of the list...but I don't feel like posting the whole thing. It's huge.
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#23
fortunate son- ccr it's the greatest protest song ever. punks can kiss my ass. john fogerty outdoes them with class.

also, a million miles away- rory gallagher i love that man and his songs, especially this one.
#24
captain beefheart and his magic band

and the song is called

old farts at play

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#25
Pretty much anything by Neil Young or Bob Dylan
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#27
The End-The Doors, i really want to know what was going through his mind when he was on acid improvising the "The Killer awoke before dawn" part. Crazy stuff.
#29
Overall, You Never Give Me Your Money by the Beatles. But if we're only talking about lyrics rather than the whole song, then I suppose Visions of Johanna by Dylan.
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The End-The Doors, i really want to know what was going through his mind when he was on acid improvising the "The Killer awoke before dawn" part. Crazy stuff.


Well, he came up with it at THe Whiskey one night, probably somehow being inspired by Oedipus, and probably causing the rest of The Doors to s*** their pants simultaneously.
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#31
the father yes son i want to kill you part, that's based on Oedipus, but the part before that is just insane, especially since it was improvised on the spot, to see that performance would have been incredible.

But the killing the father part he came up with earlier, he would sometimes just sit and repeat, "Kill the father, f*** the mother." which is inspired by Oedipus
#32
"Fortunate Son" is great, how could've I forgot that? Most of "Abbey Road" is spectacular lyrically. SoulStripper, you're list is almost perfect. "The Real Me"...my god I forgot so many!
But Suite Judy Blue Eyes still stands for me.
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#34
^Fool. Take your Bob Saget and leave.
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#36
"Life goes on..bra! La la how the life goes on."
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#38
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Ballad of a Thin Man - Bob Dylan
Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
The Real Me - The Who
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Fortunate Son - CCR
Woodstock - Joni Mitchell or CSNY...whichever
Sylvan Song/Dream of the Archer - Heart
Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
Rockin' In The Free World - Neil Young
Can't Stop Me Now - Queen
Sorrow - Pink Floyd

Okay that's just a part of the list...but I don't feel like posting the whole thing. It's huge.


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#39
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he would sometimes just sit and repeat, "Kill the father, f*** the mother." which is inspired by Oedipus


What, when he was like...hanging out with his friends or something? That's a weird image.

"Hey, Jim, you want another beer?"

"Kill the father, **** the mother."

"I'll take that as a no..."
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#40
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Deacon Blues - Steely Dan
Night Flight - Led Zeppelin

As well, any Bob Dylan or Beatles song would be amazing.
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