Music Genres With the Most Intelligent LyricsPowerfultekin
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"We have the power make our lives what they are to be
Reconnect with our humanity
Transcend to a higher place, accepting reality
You are the key to the life that you seek"
(Iced Earth - Anthem). - Metal_Treasure
Rock has better lyrics than metal in my opinion. Some metal lyrics revolve too much about mythical stuff or gore and can be dumb at times.
Iron man, Paranoid, Enter Sandman, Master of puppets...
Metal's arguably gotten a lot better over the years, both musically and lyrically. Songs about social issues, personal stories, fantasy, etc. are all represented. - Zach808V 1 Comment
Especially lyricists like Neil Peart - Brobusky
Pink Floyd, Genesis, Jethro Tull and many many more
All Have Produced Some Of The Greatest Lyrics Of All Time
All Prog Rock
To be very honest, I don't know what they're saying half the time in the songs, but I know that the songs do have good life meanings to them. I did see one opera show back when I was like 15. Thought I was going to hate it but it actually made me cry because of the ending. - Mcgillacuddy
Very underrated but opera rock should be here too.
This makes more sense then rap metal, they are completely different.
The rap in this genre make sense - BlueFrostOfThunderClan
Most of the power metal lyrics are also close to poetry:
"Just hand me my harp, this night turns into myth
Nothing seems real, you soon will feel
The world we live in is another skalds
Dream in the shadows".
(Blind Guardian - Skalds And Shadows). - Metal_Treasure
Don't knock this genre because of some of the idiots who represent it, because every genre has those. If you listen to rappers like Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Tupac, J. Cole, etc, there is a lot of skill and meaning behind what they do and it's impressive. From the messages they try to send to fit in with what was happening in the world during that time to the deep stories of their personal life and the delivery they are able to paint the picture with, it's a brilliant form of music if done correctly. - DrNick
I remember you was conflicted
Misusing your influence, sometimes I did the same
Abusing my power full of resentment
Resentment that turned into a deep depression
Found myself screamin' in a hotel room
I didn't want to self-destruct
The evils of Lucy was all around me
So I went running for answers
-Kendrick Lamar - Mcgillacuddy
By rap, we mean the rappers with talent, not the ones that only rap about things such as money, drugs, strippers, etc. - Luxam
If this was the mid 90s when rap was all about the lyrics, I'd vote rap no question. Sadly, nowadays most popular rap now is a sad sellout of the genre containing mostly bragging, stealing your girl, and drugs. It's all so stale. There are still some rappers like Kendrick who care about the lyrica, but he's now the exception. - Zach808V 9 Comments
Only classic country not modern.
"Brother will kill brother
Spilling blood across the land
Killing for religion
Something I don't understand
Fools like me who cross the sea
And come to foreign lands
Ask the sheep for their beliefs
Do you kill on God's command?
A country that's divided
Surely will not stand". (Megadeth - Holy Wars) - Metal_Treasure
For God fearing people's choice.
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