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#1
Roger Waters
Thom Yorke
Matt Bellamy
IN/ RAINBOWS
IN RAIN/BOWS
IN RAINBOW/S
IN RAINBOWS/
IN RAIN_BOWS
RA D IOHEA _D
_RAD IO HEA D
#2
John Lennon
Lou Reed
Kurt Cobain
Jim Morrison
Anthony Kiedis
Shane McGowan
Pete Doherty
#3
Jimmy Webb for writing:

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!


Ok, not rly

Probably all of those mentioned above
#5
Serj Tankian
Dont now who writes the lyrics for Tool but Maynard i guess.
#8
Quote by The Casualty
James Hetfield

i don't think anyone (even die hard metallica fans) should say james is a great lyricist, even he knows he writes simple lyrics
#9
Stuart Adamson
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Pete Townshend
David Bowie
Paul Weller
Cat Stevens
Steve Marriot
Ronnie Lane
#10
bruce dickinson

the man wrote songs about teh WWI, WWII, the brave new world book, civil wars...

he's TEH INTELLECTUAL writer
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#11
Akerfeldt and Davey Havok.
Quote by WlCmToTheJungle
if ur going to play some american idiot stuff heres the settings:

Master Volume : 0
i dunno about the rest
#13
Morrissey
Originally posted by fuzzybunny
I hereby dub you the UG's new God of Love. Really. That was brilliant.


heh.
Originally posted by someone i can't remember
the one called lukef speaks the truth.
#16
Pete Townshend

Simply too many masterpieces to count.
Love in technicolour, sprayed out on walls
Well I've been pounding at the pavement
'Til there's nothing at all
I got my cloak and dagger
In a bar room brawl
See the local loves a fighter
Loves a winner to fall
#18
kurt cobain (best ironic lyrics)
kiedies (he paints a picture in ur head with simple words)
Steven tyler
more to come..........
#20
Quote by urik
bruce dickinson

the man wrote songs about teh WWI, WWII, the brave new world book, civil wars...

he's TEH INTELLECTUAL writer

You do know that Harris has most of the writing credits, right?

I vote either King Diamond or John Frusciante, both sing about such mundane topics that it works.
Dickless.
#21
Oh my God. Bob Dylan, anyone...?

Lennon-McCartney
Jimi Hendrix
Roger Waters
Psycho Killer,
Qu'est-ce que c'est?
Fa fa fa faa fa fa fa fa-fa faa


Quote by Paul Brannigan
Pie is like bread, but just with more pie in it
#22
Quote by sandwich_man
Oh my God. Bob Dylan, anyone...?

Lennon-McCartney
Jimi Hendrix
Roger Waters


How did I forget.....I think he's automatically at the top of the list.
Love in technicolour, sprayed out on walls
Well I've been pounding at the pavement
'Til there's nothing at all
I got my cloak and dagger
In a bar room brawl
See the local loves a fighter
Loves a winner to fall
#23
Neil Young
Kurt Cobain
John Lennon
Daron Malakian/Serj Tankian
Jimi Hendrix

That's what I can think of now.
#25
Axl Rose?!
He's a great lyricist.
And i'm a fan of Neil Peart too, though he's sometimes a little over pretentious.
Gear

Fender Geddy Lee Jazz
Fender MIA Precision
Musicman Bongo
Boss TU-2
EBS TD650
EBS ProLine 2x10 x 2
#27
Method Man
Gza
Elvis
Nas
2pac
Pete Doherty
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Ian Curtis
Bob Dylan
Frank Sinatra


....to name a few.
#29
Nikki Sixx
Axl Rose
Bon Scott
Robert Plant
Slash
Blackie Lawless
Bob Dylan
David Glimour
Syd Barett
Guitars
Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Epiphone G310 SG
Fender Stratocaster HSS

Amps
Crate GT1200H/G412SL Half Stack

Pedals
Digitech RP80
Boss DS-1
Boss CH-1
#30
well for me it's gotta be Kelly Jones, lead singer of Stereophonics

every song has a storyline, he watches life go past and will make up little stories, or put his own take on a story in the news or something from his own life. most people don't notice how good his lyrics really are

particularly on the Word Gets Around album and Performance & Cocktails, but all the way through his career

but also, Grant from Feeder

purely amazing lyrics, and they go so well with his voice

both those lyracists create such emotions in their lyrics and songs that really seem to strike a chord with me

of course then there's the greats of Dylan, Lennon etc etc

-rob
#31
Strummer/Jones
Zach de la Rocha (sp?)
The Vandals - for fun(ny) lyrics
Jesse Michaels
Tim Armstrong
Marc Bolan
Pete Shelley
Jake Burns
Super Leeds and Classy Cas!
#35
Quote by Cizzie
50 cent


Edit: Oh damn, someone beat me to it! ^

nas >>>> 50 cent
Ibanez RG7420, SZ520QM, SA2020FM
#36
Quote by demiphoenix
i don't think anyone (even die hard metallica fans) should say james is a great lyricist, even he knows he writes simple lyrics



Meh, I prefer simple stuff, rather than pseudo-intellectual stuff like Tool. More than half of the people mentioned in this thread write simple lyrics.
#37
Bob Dylan
John Lennon
and my personal favorite (but probably much less well-known): David Crowder. He's also an amazing writer. My favorite book of his has gotta be <i>Everybody Wants to go to Heaven, But Nobody Wants to Die.</i>
Thus sayeth the Lord.

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#40
Maynard, Townsend, de la Rocha, Mr. Mathers, and LEONARD COHEN!


I actually have an article regarding a set of Maynard's lyrics, but its status is still "Waiting"...
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