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Old 07-15-2011, 05:58 PM   #71 (permalink)
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In no order

Guy Garvey
Matt Berninger
Thom Yorke
Joanna Newsom
John Lennon
Cornelis Vreeswijk
Susanne Sundfør
Eric Harm
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James Mercer
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:42 PM   #72 (permalink)
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John Darnielle
Tom Waits
Bill Callahan
Nick Cave
John Lennon
Don McLean
Amanda Palmer (I know, I know - but this is totally subjective, and I can name over a dozen songs of hers which have given me fucking chills.
Trey Anastasio (When he's not being goofy / most of Phish's lyrics weren't written by him so don't judge me.)
Thom Yorke
Jenny Lewis (Hers are almost the easiest to relate to for me)

It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
Perhaps they're better left unsung
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:01 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:10 PM   #74 (permalink)
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I don't think I could name a whole 10, but Colin Meloy, Kevin Barnes, and Jarvis Cocker are some of my favourites. I like my writers to walk the line between comedy and tragedy.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:08 AM   #75 (permalink)
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John Lennon
Cat Stevens
Leonard Cohen
Yasiin Bey
Neil Young
Roger Waters
Bob Marley
Paul Simon
Bob Dylan
Townes Van Zandt
"Elements of the past and future combining
to create something not quite as good as either."
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:32 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Bob Dylan
Neil young
Leonard cohen
Bob marley
Roger waters
Layne staley/Jerry cantrell
Phil Ochs
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:38 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Laces Out Dan! View Post
Anthony Green
Thomas Erak
Cedric Bixler Zavala
Alex Lifeson
Dallas Green/George sometimes
Devin Townsend
Mos Def
Conor Oberst
John Gourley
Jake Snider
Has Alex Lifeson written any lyrics with the exception of the songs on his solo record- "Victor" (which I did not find overly impressive)?

My list (not in order)
Bob Dylan- It's alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding, Desolation Row
Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)- Any song, the guy is incredibly intelligent and has lectured at Harvard on his lyrics (can be found on You Tube)
Ian Anderson- Thick as a Brick and almost anything else
James Keenan Maynard- Judith (A Perfect Circle)
Peter Hamill- Man-Erg
Peter Gabriel- Suppers Ready
Robert Hunter- So many great Dead lyrics
David Bryne- Don't Worry About the Government, anything on Fear of Music, his simplicity is amazing
Neil Peart- The Camera Eye
Tom York- I think "Hail to the Thief" is his lyrical peak
Cedric Bixler-Zavala- The uniqueness of his word choice and vocabulary is pretty amazing
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