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Dans le 12
Sep 07 2013
at 6:02 PM
Hi, everyone! Lately I’ve been looking for web sites on song lyrics that were voted the most beautiful and/or the most meaningful, or most creative. Realizing that it’s a matter of personal taste, I still found that most of the song lyrics listed were pitiful. So, do you have any song lyrics that really move you, or lyrics whose message is pure truth to you? Here are some of mine: Cactus Tree by Joni Mitchell (you MUST check out Joni’s words to this song). Angry Young Man by Billy Joel And So It Goes by Billy Joel Salisbury Hill by Peter Gabriel Desparado by Glenn Frey and Don Henley Suzanne by Leonard Cohen Handbags and Gladrags by Mike D’Abo
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naut
Oct 04 2013
at 5:34 PM
Bookmark and Share "Julia" by John & "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by George.
jnyutah
Oct 01 2013
at 11:27 PM
Bookmark and Share STEVE WONDER SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE EVERY SONG ON THE ALBUM
bluepno
Oct 01 2013
at 8:15 AM
Bookmark and Share If I ventured in the slipstream...Between the viaducts of your dream...Where immobile steel rims crack...And the ditch in the back roads stop...Could you find me?...Would you kiss-a my eyes?...To lay me down...In silence easy...To be born again...To be born again, Astral Weeks, Van Morrison
kerrmit
Oct 01 2013
at 6:51 AM
Bookmark and Share Bruce Sprinsteen. From The River - Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true/ or is it something worse. And from Queen of the SuperMarket - As I lift my groceries into my car/ I turn back for a moment and catch a smile/That blows this whole fucking place apart.
jnyutah
Sep 30 2013
at 11:51 PM
Bookmark and Share jimi hendrix axis bold as love, pat mas alla dream of the return
franksexton
Sep 30 2013
at 2:03 PM
Bookmark and Share the fox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE --- JK
bluepno
Sep 29 2013
at 8:57 PM
Bookmark and Share There’s an angel standing in the sun, and he’s crying with a loud voice...this is the Supper of the mighty one",...Lord of Lords,...King of Kings,...Has returned to lead his children home,...To take them to the new Jerusalem!
shockandwoe
Sep 29 2013
at 12:26 PM
Bookmark and Share I agree this is a cool thread. Musical poetry is one of my favorite art form. Hope this thread does not fade away. Paul Simon, one of the best American songwriters, has a song, Train in the Distance, that I really love to sing-especially on a Sunday morning- as it is fairly easy to. It starts, "She was beautiful as Southern skies the night he met her, she was married to someone..." Wow!
stevee23
Sep 19 2013
at 3:08 PM
Bookmark and Share Cool thread. Love that somebody mentioned one of my all-time favs, Gino Vannelli. As good at the written word as Pat is, wonder what he could come up with putting lyrics to his own music?
shockandwoe
Sep 12 2013
at 1:40 PM
Bookmark and Share "Save me from losing my soul to a heaven as cold as ice. I’d sooner be a free man in hell than a prisoner in paradise." - Jehovah and All That Jazz by Gino Vannelli from Yonder Tree (1995)
HAMBONE
Sep 12 2013
at 12:12 PM
Bookmark and Share So many...Like A Rolling Stone, Dylan-Nowhere Man, Beatles-Sympathy for the Devil, Stones-Down to You, Joni-God Bless the Child,pick one BST is my fave version-Summertime,Lady Day-Any Major Dude,S Dan...more later
tiny_tim
Sep 12 2013
at 10:12 AM
Bookmark and Share Song lyricist supreme...Todd Rundgren. All sorts, from one end "Bang on That Drum All Day" to the other end with "Bag Lady", and those mutiitudinous charts in between.
hman01
Sep 12 2013
at 7:55 AM
Bookmark and Share Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick Great poetry set to music with lyrics by the prodigy poet Milton Bostock :) Words just as potent today as they were back then!Milton was such a perceptive lad!
CATHY W
Sep 11 2013
at 5:37 PM
Bookmark and Share Eddie Vedder singing "Just Breathe"...his voice and the lyrics....very powerful!!
Kooltrane
Sep 11 2013
at 4:36 PM
Bookmark and Share JM: "No regrets, Coyote..." etc.
Dans le 12
Sep 11 2013
at 4:17 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks, tiny_tim. I just listened to it and it’s a totally different style from Rod Stewart’s and the Stereophonics’ versions I’ve heard. Can’t say which of the 3 I like best. The horns immediately reminded me of the music of Al Kooper with Blood, Sweat & Tears on “Child is Father to the Man.” Are you familiar with the music of the late Tim Rose? In ’68 he did song called “Long-Haired Boy.” I think you might like it. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=GVNDfjhLVMc
Dans le 12
Sep 11 2013
at 3:57 PM
Bookmark and Share Hey, tiny_tim, I had forgotten about the group Yes and Jon Anderson. They have indeed done some very creative lyrics. Do you remember “Your Move” from 1971? I believe that was their first hit song (which should give you an idea of my age). I’m sure most of you here are familiar with the album, “Crime of the Century” by Supertramp. I love the lyrics to “Hide in Your Shell” and “Dreamer.” And unless any of you are French-speaking, you probably aren’t familiar with Jean- Jacques Goldman. In 1991 he wrote a song called “Né en ’18 à Leidenstadt,” whose French lyrics are so painfully poignant, that I always get teary-eyed when I listen to it.
Tom Rudd
Sep 11 2013
at 11:57 AM
Bookmark and Share Ohh, Forgot one of my all time favorites Goucho- Steely Dan, High in the Custerdome!~
tiny_tim
Sep 11 2013
at 11:10 AM
Bookmark and Share for Dans le 12...don’t know if you’ve heard this version of "Hand Bags and Glad Rags" by Chase....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ThzF3JtFiE. Wore this album out back in the time!
hman01
Sep 11 2013
at 8:43 AM
Bookmark and Share Marc Cohn-Walking in Memphis-"She asked me Are you a Christian? I said M’am I am tonight."
bluepno
Sep 11 2013
at 7:33 AM
Bookmark and Share Stevie Wonder’s lyrics, Innervisions,Talking Book, Songs In The Key Of Life...
tiny_tim
Sep 11 2013
at 5:17 AM
Bookmark and Share "that were voted the most beautiful and/or the most meaningful, or most ’creative’ ". Creative.....hmmm... how about Yes’ Jon Anderson!
naut
Sep 10 2013
at 6:14 PM
Bookmark and Share Though this could undoubtedly go on forever, here are a few other of my faves: "Where or When" by Rodgers & Hart; "Since You’ve Asked" by Judy Collins; the "Suite" by Stills; "Rhythm of the Saints" & "Further to Fly" by Simon; and "Love Songs" by James Taylor, off Gorilla.
yossarian
Sep 10 2013
at 4:42 PM
Bookmark and Share Deacon Blues by Steely Dan. Haunting, poetic, unsettling. ’They got a name for the winners in the world, I wanna name when I lose, they call Alabama the crimson tide, they call me Deacon Blues’ Any Joni, of course. Check out Tom Waits - his lyrics are humurous and dark.
Tom Rudd
Sep 10 2013
at 12:44 PM
Bookmark and Share Great topic! In My Life, Blinded by the Light - Bruce, Always a Woman, Billy joel, Tangled up in Blue - Dylan. Along with abiout 100 other Dylan songs.
-m
Sep 10 2013
at 12:20 PM
Bookmark and Share Peter Gabrial: Mercy Street; Joni Mitchell: Troubled Child; Arlen/Harburg: Somewhere Over The Rainbow; Rogers/Hammerstein: Oklahoma!oh and least I forget: Lennon/McCartney: Blackbird.
Gyuri
Sep 09 2013
at 7:58 AM
Bookmark and Share Van Der Graaf Generator’s "Still Life" album (1975), in particular the lyrics of "Childlike Faith In Childhood’s End". All VDGG lyrics are great but that record, and that song especially, is exceptional.
thehague
Sep 08 2013
at 3:52 PM
Bookmark and Share What Naut said + A case of you (Joni), Coney Island (Van M.), At seventeen (Janis Ian), She’s leaving home (Lennon/McCartney), The needle and the damage done (Neil Young), You’ve got a friend (James Taylor / Carole King) and no doubt a couple more. These came to mind right now.
blisterfree
Sep 08 2013
at 12:28 PM
Bookmark and Share Billy Joel was always a perfectionist in this department. In fact I recall he once admitted that one of the reasons he quit the pop music scene in the 90’s was that writing high-quality lyrics had become, in essence, too much effort. Saying something meaningful and unique within the 4-minute pop format is, admittedly, a huge challenge. It isn’t just the words on paper but how effectively they function within the context of the sonic poem, so to speak.
naut
Sep 08 2013
at 6:12 AM
Bookmark and Share Joni’s "Woman of Heart and Mind" and her take on Corinthians, "Love"; Jimmie Spheeris’ "Let It Flow" from Isle of View; Dan Fogelberg’s "Comes and Goes," (Captured Angel), to name a few. Oh, and Paul Simon’s "Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War" and the title track from the same album.
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