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Who's the Musically illiterate 12 year-old (Not that 12 year-olds are musically illiterate, I'm 12. ) who put JAY-Z on the list! I mean I can almost see why Taylor Swift is on the list, but jay-Z? Really people! Can you put Jay-Z on this list while Robert Plant is still alive? Who ever put him on this list, Must not have heard Rock'N'Roll In their lifetime, and with that being said I almost feel bad for you... Almost.
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.
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...
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
Trent Reznor influenced the alternative and metal genre incredibly. The way he is able to say what everyone in today's society is too afraid to say leaves one in a state of complete awe and understanding that the world is just a time bomb ticking and as humans we're cutting the wrong wires and speeding up the process a lot quicker. Not only that, but Reznor wrote "Hurt", one of Johnny Cash's most famous songs, and definitely one of the most remembered. He IS a legend and should definitely be higher, never have I ever heard anyone with such phenomenal lyrical talent.
How is he not in the top ten? All his lyrics are genius!
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