Rock Bands With the Most Intelligent Lyrics
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Just listen to Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Under Pressure Etc. All of them have very complex lyrics.
With the constantly declining intelligence in song lyrics its nice to have an intellectual space in music
Queen had a Doctor in the band. And they all wrote some pretty deep lyrics to their songs
Lyrics don't get much deeper than this
Ambulance, Burn Bright, Fake Your Death, The Ghost of You, The Light Behind your eyes, The World is Ugly to name just a few. My Chemical Romance have created some of the greatest songs I've ever heard. By far the most thought provoking and deepest lyrics I've ever heard. There's a reason their my favorite band.
Listen to "We aren't the World" and you'll see. But actually listen.
Seems like a lot of people are unaware of this band.I will place it next to Pink Floyd and definitely above Nirvana.
Also took me some time to really understand the depth of these guys plus the lead singers voice is epic
So understated. Not always saying something pertinent, and sometimes not saying anything at all, but the genius comes from being able to connect through emotion and melody. in my humble opinion harder and smarter to sing that way.
A band centering around philosophy, psychology, and politics its strange that they aren't on this list.
Eric Johanson's second band, a very mellow and thought provoking band who's lyrics invoke emotion with heavy meaning and well thought out structure. every song tells a story that can either bring you to tears or lift your spirits to new heights.
Pick any song of this master's discography and you will know why he deserves the Number One spot. The Beautiful People, Get Your Gunn, The Fight Song, and Cake and Sodomy, you will see that Manson is undoubtedly the most intelligent Metal Singer this world has ever seen.
A lot of people think his lyrics have bad messages, but if you dig deeper, they actually have good messages.
The Coheed and Cambria albums have been released out of sequence in relation to The Amory Wars story arc; the last album released was the first part of the series. The Amory Wars, originally titled The Bag. On. Line Adventures, is an ongoing series of comic books written by Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez and published by Evil Ink Comics. The story of The Amory Wars is also the focus of the band's music. Each studio album released by the band tells a chapter in the science fiction tetralogy originally narrated by Sanchez's lyrics.
Plenty poetry, social comment, on relationships, global apocalypse, some clever, some really visceral. Fugazi, Misplaced Childhood albums, say. Bass-line arpeggio in Chelsea Monday from "Script for.." album.. is more poetry - like many tracks from around this period.
Don Henley is one the most intelligent lyricist that I know of. He was an English major and attended college. All the other members of the Eagles were also good at writing lyrics, but not as good as Don Henley.
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