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Dude Jason's the best! All lyrics to songs by Go Radio are incredible as well as his lyrics for Mayday Parade's first EP and album! He's highly unrecognized! Check out songs Redemption in The Verse, Any Other Heart, and House of Hallways by Go Radio, and Three Cheers for Five Years, Miserable At Best, and Ocean and Atlantic by Mayday Parade!
The best in pop punk.
The way he sings ABOUT singing in "if you wanted a song written about you all you had to do was ask? "
You dropped a note and we changed key
You changed yourself and I changed me
I really didn't see us singing through this
You screamed the bridge and I cried the verse
And our chorus came out unrehearsed
And you smiled the whole way through it
I guess maybe that's what's worse
Listen to "hold on" from his new band go radio's new album "lucky street", and anybody who's ever listened to mayday parade's first album knows how great his lyricism is.
Drove 9 hours to see go radio in nashville... And it was absolutely worth it
Chester bennington is world best singer I love chester voice and very good singing
All those rappers above this man. Seriously guys? Do you understand music?
Phil Collins said that if he were to continue writing with Peter Gabriel, he would have gone crazy because of his deep thinking. He is so underrated.
Eminem at 3 and Peter Gabriel down here? - RalphSaad
The lyrics of "The Lamb Lies Down..." are great - DarkSideOfDragons
Criminally underrated. Imagery, storytelling, complex subject matter and metaphors galore
No one can make lyrics this complex yet meaningful like him.
WARNING: Interpretation is required.
Props to this guy.
One of the more under rated lyricists. Every song has multiple meanings...
I don't know whats wrong with you people not putting the man in black on this list, he's up their with Bob Dylan and John Lennon
Johnny is one of the greatest of all times
Really, Johnny Cash at 70, ok he is not number 1 but he is defiantly top 10.
Brilliant use of metaphors.. His lyrics can be interpreted in so many different ways, the guy's a true poet.
"I'm an ocean
In your bedroom
Make you feel warm
Make you wanna re-assume"
"It's the edge if the world and all of western civilization
The sun may rise in the east at least it settles in the final location
It's understood that Hollywood sells californication"
"Over the laws of light
Over the moon by midnight"
And so many more... He should be in the top 10
The Best. All others are just name-dropping
Extremely underrated. He wrote a good portion of REMs lyrics, and almost all of "Losing My Religion" and "Country Feedback." Both are some of the most well written songs of the 90s
His vocals are amazing and his guitar playing so it's easy to see how his fantastic lyrics can be overlooked
Dark, poetic, and real. Cornell's beautiful, imagery laden lyrics are consistently brilliant throughout his musical catalog with smart and enchanting metaphors that make you think. Such an underrated songwriter, should be much higher on this list.
The absolute best. You just have been listening to crap
Should be #1 on this list.V2 Comments
Died so young had a lot more to give, would have been up there with pac
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