Top 10 Best Lyricists of All TimeMarcopwnzatdrums
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Layne Staley should be number 1, have you listened to Alice in Chains?
Most intelligent word play and rhyme schemes in the game
DOOM is below JB? This list is a complete joke. DOOM should be in top 5 lyricists of all time. His wordplay and rhyme schemes are off the charts.
Siberian breaks, enough said
From the Iron Maiden song "Dance of Death" that he wrote.
"Let me tell you a story to chill the bones
About a thing that I saw
One night wandering in the Everglades
I'd one drink, but no more
I was rambling, enjoying the bright moonlight
Gazing up at the stars
Not aware of a presence so near to me
Watching my every move
Feeling scared and I fell to my knees
Something rushed me from the trees
Took me to an unholy place
And that is where I fell from grace"
And that's just the beginning. Look up the whole lyrics to read a brilliant story.
Perhaps not known to many, Steve Harris is the founder, bassist and principal songwriter of the British Metal band Iron Maiden.
"We are nowhere and it's now' are probably my favourite lyrics of all songs ever.
Genius! The Dylan of today!
Best Lyricist of all time. Unfair could be defined by how underrated he is. His poetic lyrics span over many different topics and he doesn't constrict himself like other artists do. He lays his feelings flat out for everyone to witness in the most beautiful and emotional way.
"Kick you know this life is rich
But pleasure's not the same as happiness
If you don't collide with the traffic in your mind
I think you'll find your way out of this
I hope you find your way out of this"
Listen to his historical album Past Present and Future, and you will be impressed. Such knowledge and a way with words.
He should be right next to Bob Dylan... The fact he is nowhere around him is a pity & proves how his genius is underrated, misunderstood & easily overlooked...
"I am a diamond that is tired
of all the faces I've acquired
we must secure the shadow ere
the substance fades" MM
Outstanding. It is sad that he doesn't already feature on this list. I hope his new Selected Lyrics, just out from Faber and Faber, will help to get Bragg some of the recognition that he deserves.
Beautiful lyrics and powerful, should be high on the list.
Guess what, Chuck is the best... - Deako
Ian Brown was a true poet. Just listen to Waterfall and you will see.
Doesn't get enough credit. Genius.
Probably one of the best rappers interms of flow and lyrics, comical and metaphorical, he plays on words like a gangster shakespeare.
However unheard of, one listen to a Citizen Cope record, and you will be hooked. In some songs, this man tells stories not at all relevant to his own life in such detail that you would believe you are living them yourself, and in others, write from the deepest corners of his heart. Top 5 all time.
1 song I ever heard actually, its kind of good actually. "let the drama kid dead"
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