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What people do you think are great lyricists? I think Jamey Jasta and Chuck Schuldiner write some amazingly inspiring lyrics.


I'm also doing this to find some new lyrical inspirations.
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Bob Dylan, Thom Yorke, Josh Ritter...
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#6
Alex Turner
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#7
Anthony green being the obvious choice
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#9
Tom Petty, John Lennon, Ben Gibbard (from Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service), Thom Yorke, Jimi Hendrix, etc.
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So far, Arif Mirabdolbaghi and Tommy Rogers are my favorites. And Nathan Ells from the human abstract, he's pretty good too.

And cannibal corpse, of course.
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#12
Bob Dylan, Mark Tremonti, John Butler, to an extent.
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Arif Mirabdolbaghi, Matt Skiba/Dan Adriano and Claudio Sanchez.
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Ray Davies, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix
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#18
Conor Oberst
Steven Wilson
Whoever it is that writes the lyrics for SikTh
The others have been mentioned already.
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#19
Claudio Sanchez ftw.
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#20
I'll go along with Cornell and Hetfield...
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#26
Matt Bellamy.

"I'll love what ever you become
Forget the reckless things we've done
I think our lives have just begun
"


Ben Burley

" Can I feel a chemical reaction?
Because I feel a hideous attraction
could we share a poison apple?
could it be maniacle and awful?
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#27
John Lennon
Jim Morrison
Pete Townshend
Kurt Cobain

Are the best that come to mind.....
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Hip Hop has some genious lyricists... Ask around in the rap thread in the other forum...for example

KRS one
Mos Def
Rakim
Lupe Fiasco
Black thought



The only rap lyricist I think is great, and possibly the best in his genre, was Tupac. Amazing stuff.
#30
Richey Edwards and Nicky Wire. Just listen to any song from The Holy Bible or Everything Must Go. Truly inspired.
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i would say chris cornell and ben burnley
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Bellamy, Cobain, Tim McIlwrath (Rise Against), Eddie Vedder, Layne Staley, Hetfield, Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World), Shawn Harris (The Matches), Brian Molko (Placebo), and whoever writes for Streetlight Manifesto, The Dresden Dolls and Nada Surf.
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#36
Jon Anderson, Bernie Taupin, Paul Simon, Neil Peart, Lou Reed. I'll add more as they come to mind, but this should cover quite some ground.
#37
Rivers Cuomo


they might not be super complex or anything, but he writes some really good lyrics. especially on Pinkerton.
#38
john lennon, Kurt Cobain, Greg Sage, Henry Rollins
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#39
Paul Simon, Thom Yorke, Tom Waits, Warren Zevon, Don McLean, Carole King, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Billy Corgan, and the list goes on and on.
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