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Old 01-16-2006, 05:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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who writes the best and worst lyrics? Give me your opinions please.
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Old 01-16-2006, 06:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The top songwriters are poets.
People like; Dylan, Lou Reed, Smokey Robinson, Paul Simon, Gil Scott Heron, Morrisey etc.

As for the worst? Far too many to mention.
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Old 01-16-2006, 06:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Try and narrow it down though, because there has to be someone in mind that comes at the top of the list and someone who comes at the bottom. For me, the top would be...erm... to hard! The bottom would definitely be The Darkness though. Their rhymes suck. The top could possibly be Biggie. Good storyteller.
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Ok...at a push Gil Scott Heron. Lyrical genius, poetry with a cutting edge, he packs a powerful punch and not a single word wasted.
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This is the problem with me-I get drawn in by the hook, then start to forget if the band can't write songs or not. Like Oasis. Their words are poor, but their hooks are good. I'm going to say the best songwriter is John Lennon. Amazing talent.
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Favourite Lennon song is 'In My Life' and 'Beautiful Boy'.
Still think Heron has the edge with 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'.
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Haven't reall heard much of his work. I just think that Lennon is the pinnacle of popular songwriting.
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Haven't reall heard much of his work. I just think that Lennon is the pinnacle of popular songwriting.
http://www.bikesummer.org/1999/notTelevisedLyrics.htm

I think you'll like him.^
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Old 01-16-2006, 08:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I think I have heard this song. he was a black rights leader wasn't he?
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Immortal Technique has to be up there on the list of best lyricists.
If you disagree, listen to The Prophecy
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