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Artists with great Lyrics?
« on: February 12, 2021, 06:22:20 PM »
Love a good base line and many aspects of music. But the one thing that gets me are great lyrics .You can sing like half cut magpie and I will still love it if the lyrics are great. I have been listening to Mountain Goats and Silver Jews for this reason and would love some more suggestions. Any great artists with great lyrics you care to share?
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2021, 09:03:22 PM »
jason molina no question. big david german guy too, but molina is lyricism perfected in my mind and heart. this stanza is so perfectly heavy and understated at the same time. it outshines most careers.

“When I die
Put my bones in an empty street
To remind me how it used to be
Don't write my name on stone
Bring a Coleman lantern and a radio
A Cleveland game and two fishing poles
And watch with me from the shore
Ghostly steel and iron ore
Ships coming home”

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2021, 09:31:58 PM »
jason molina no question. big david german guy too, but molina is lyricism perfected in my mind and heart. this stanza is so perfectly heavy and understated at the same time. it outshines most careers.

“When I die
Put my bones in an empty street
To remind me how it used to be
Don't write my name on stone
Bring a Coleman lantern and a radio
A Cleveland game and two fishing poles
And watch with me from the shore
Ghostly steel and iron ore
Ships coming home”

Awesome will def check it out. Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2021, 10:26:58 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2021, 11:34:38 PM »
They laughed when I told my friends that I was going to be a comedian.....well they are not laughing now!

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2021, 11:40:43 PM »
andre nickatina says shows me some snaps
andre nickatine....... i forget but it's good lyrics

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2021, 05:43:34 AM »
"He's got two bent pigs in the crack downstairs below
Stewing at the door I said, "Why you so slow?"
Got a schizophrenic acquaintance patient no place to go,
Stops with his dips in my window
We're moving in, on, with you,
You're moving in, on me and,
Henny Penny, Cocky Locky, Goosey Loosey
Turkey Lurky, Ducky Lucky, Chicky Licky"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YMrSDIShxs
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2021, 06:32:23 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJP-oGBPPh0
i think he’s great and i love this record, but i hate this song. i think it’s why his career is so neat. people can really love different tunes of his for the same reasons

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2021, 07:12:50 AM »
Propagandhi
Birdcloud
Bright Eyes
Inner Terrestrials
Leonard Cohen
The Rebel Spell
Saul Williams
Willie Dunn
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2021, 09:33:17 AM »
For those feeling angsty / heartbroken / generally pissed off, I don't think there's ever been a better lyricist in hardcore than Wes Eisold:

"I took a shot at the world
And I missed (amo te')
Traded my bow for a new year's kiss
Broken arrows and loveless wrists
Tell "J.C." I'm dying in Mass
And if it wasn't so cold
I'd swear this was hell"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tujbl6qwkIc

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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2021, 08:40:46 PM »
i think he’s great and i love this record, but i hate this song. i think it’s why his career is so neat. people can really love different tunes of his for the same reasons

That's funny, cause i didn't like this song at first either.  His albums get heavy rotation from me in the winter months.

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Re: Artists with great Lyrics?
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2021, 01:50:48 PM »
Propagandhi
Birdcloud
Bright Eyes
Inner Terrestrials
Leonard Cohen
The Rebel Spell
Saul Williams
Willie Dunn
Weakerthans/ John K Samson

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2021, 02:05:30 PM »
cocteau twins ;)
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Re: Artists with great Lyrics?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2021, 02:10:18 PM »
Modest Mouse
Thou
Bathory

Ah So many...
if the mods were wu-tang, dean would be cappadonna

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2021, 02:43:05 PM »
"He's got two bent pigs in the crack downstairs below
Stewing at the door I said, "Why you so slow?"
Got a schizophrenic acquaintance patient no place to go,
Stops with his dips in my window
We're moving in, on, with you,
You're moving in, on me and,
Henny Penny, Cocky Locky, Goosey Loosey
Turkey Lurky, Ducky Lucky, Chicky Licky"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YMrSDIShxs
Classic!!!
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Re: Artists with great Lyrics?
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2021, 06:06:54 PM »
Modest Mouse
Thou
Bathory

Ah So many...

I don't think I've ever understood a single Thou lyric unless it was a Nirvana cover.

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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2021, 07:05:09 PM »
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Modest Mouse
Thou
Bathory

Ah So many...
[close]

I don't think I've ever understood a single Thou lyric unless it was a Nirvana cover.

Ha that’s fair... i usually have to look them up. But still They’re always out there and interesting to me. “Into the marshlands” comes to mind..
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2021, 09:22:31 PM »
cocteau twins ;)
This made me laugh hard!!! I love the Cocteau Twins beautiful garbled words.
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2021, 09:48:20 PM »
moby

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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2021, 12:17:20 AM »
moby
He did that album with all the ads on it.
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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2021, 12:44:56 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJP-oGBPPh0

This shit is so good. I've never heard of this band before. I used to love music so much but its been a long time since I've heard something new that's given me that feeling

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Re: Artists with great Lyrics?
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2021, 04:08:58 AM »
Pixies
listen to cosmic psychos

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Re: Artists with great Lyrics?
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2021, 07:50:19 AM »
Propagandhi
Birdcloud
Bright Eyes
Inner Terrestrials
Leonard Cohen
The Rebel Spell
Saul Williams
Willie Dunn
Yes! That whole band swells with talent. And to watch Chris rip guitar and sing is a sight to behold.
Also any band Jello Biafra fronts has good lyrics.

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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2021, 03:03:53 PM »
Townes Van Zandt is one of the best songwriters who ever lived imo. His words are poetry.

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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2021, 03:31:54 PM »
Townes Van Zandt is one of the best songwriters who ever lived imo. His words are poetry.
seconded. dude held it together on every record too. even when he was checking out of life, he could still pull out an all-timer like "a song for."

i'll throw joni mitchell in the mix. she has such an earthly and simple way of communicating at times that rly fuckin hits

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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2021, 07:07:36 PM »
I'mma huge Sebadoh/Lou Barlow fan so it's a little biased but Loobie is a great writer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clqRnoo8Icg

I have always loved these lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brNeeNBVTqM

and very popular one and rightfully so - Elliott smith writes a beautiful song. I can't listen to him too often cuz it puts me in a weird mood though haha
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APPbDOBzdi4

Also always loved David Bazan from Pedro the lion's stuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBt9h6of_mI


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Re: Artists with great Lyrics?
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2021, 07:12:35 PM »
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Propagandhi
Birdcloud
Bright Eyes
Inner Terrestrials
Leonard Cohen
The Rebel Spell
Saul Williams
Willie Dunn
[close]
Yes! That whole band swells with talent. And to watch Chris rip guitar and sing is a sight to behold.
Jords Drumming too! Overall great band, I need to get into Chris' podcast...

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Re: Artists with great Lyrics?
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2021, 08:45:13 PM »
Soulja Boy off in this hoe
Watch me crank it, watch me roll
Watch me crank that Soulja Boy
Then Superman that hoe
Now watch me (Crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me (Crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me (Crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me (Crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch

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« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2021, 09:11:12 PM »
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Propagandhi
Birdcloud
Bright Eyes
Inner Terrestrials
Leonard Cohen
The Rebel Spell
Saul Williams
Willie Dunn
[close]
Yes! That whole band swells with talent. And to watch Chris rip guitar and sing is a sight to behold.
[close]
Jords Drumming too! Overall great band, I need to get into Chris' podcast...

Yes you do!
The podcasts are usually 1/3 about the history around the song, 1/3 the technical details of recording, and 1/3 about the meanings.
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Re: Artists with great Lyrics?
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2021, 09:15:40 PM »
https://youtu.be/cI7brs4yfJo

Always been a big fan of Listener.
Shit’s dope. I fuck with spoken word.

He also did a track with The Chariot on their final album called David De La Hoz and it fuckin goes