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Thread started 08/23/19 3:34pm

CynicKill

Best Lyricist Ever?

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Reply #1 posted 08/23/19 3:38pm

Cloudbuster

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Joni Mitchell for me.

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Reply #2 posted 08/24/19 9:06am

Empress

Bob Dylan #1 for me and George Michael #2.
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Reply #3 posted 08/24/19 9:59am

CynicKill

I like how Fiona Apple is growing in to her Tin Pan Alley ear.

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Reply #4 posted 08/25/19 4:06am

DaveT

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Springsteen when he's on form.

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Reply #5 posted 08/25/19 5:24pm

PeggyO

Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell

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Reply #6 posted 08/26/19 3:37am

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I doubt many will have heard of him, but I'm going to say Davey MacManus, from The Crocketts then The Crimea.

If you're going to refer to people as 'scum' or 'garbage vomit', at least have a reason to do so.
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Reply #7 posted 08/26/19 9:34am

Empress

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Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell

Nice choices. These two fabulous fellow Canadians are probably my 3rd and 4th pics. thumbs up!

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Reply #8 posted 08/27/19 8:21am

Musicslave

William Griffin Jr.

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Reply #9 posted 08/30/19 9:46am

IfItAintToy

I'll go with Jona Mitchell cause she was really good. My brother showed me her songs the other day and I though "she's very good".

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Reply #10 posted 08/30/19 12:36pm

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DaveT said:

Springsteen when he's on form.



I second that!
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Reply #11 posted 08/31/19 7:57pm

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IfItAintToy said:

I'll go with Jona Mitchell cause she was really good. My brother showed me her songs the other day and I though "she's very good".


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Reply #12 posted 08/31/19 9:11pm

Mikado

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Bob Dylan #1 for me and George Michael #2.


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A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #13 posted 09/01/19 2:36pm

IfItAintToy

Cloudbuster said:



IfItAintToy said:


I'll go with Jona Mitchell cause she was really good. My brother showed me her songs the other day and I though "she's very good".





Jona is really good y'all. I just listened to one of her songs and she was a fine lyricist. If you don't believe it go read the lyrics of her jams.
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Reply #14 posted 09/01/19 3:31pm

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lol I love the Prince look.

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Reply #15 posted 09/01/19 7:31pm

RobotFix

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Sting

Paul Simon

Cole Porter

Bono

Springsteen

Simon LeBon

[Edited 9/1/19 19:35pm]

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Reply #16 posted 09/02/19 7:45am

IfItAintToy

RobotFix said:

Sting

Paul Simon

Cole Porter

Bono

Springsteen

Simon LeBon

[Edited 9/1/19 19:35pm]

Have you heard of Jona Mitchell? She is really neat. All those acts are very good but, IMHO, Jona beats them. I didn't know much about her until I jammed to a few songs by her. I def advise.

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Reply #17 posted 09/02/19 8:52am

Cloudbuster

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I agree with the recommendation of Jona Mitchell. She's the genetically modified mutant sister of Joni. Neither as well known nor as popular as Joni but definitely worth a listen.
You may have a bit of a struggle finding her music though.

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Reply #18 posted 09/02/19 9:10am

Empress

Paul Simon is a great lyricist thumbs up!
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Reply #19 posted 09/02/19 9:20am

IfItAintToy

Cloudbuster said:

I agree with the recommendation of Jona Mitchell. She's the genetically modified mutant sister of Joni. Neither as well known nor as popular as Joni but definitely worth a listen.
You may have a bit of a struggle finding her music though.

OH MY GOD, I can't believe I have been writing Jona all this time, lol. It was a typo. I meant Jony. But, mistakes aside, she is a really good lyricist. Too bad she has not gotten the credit she deserves. If I had a twitter I would start an hashtag trend: #CreditForJony

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Reply #20 posted 09/02/19 9:24am

Cloudbuster

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IfItAintToy said:

OH MY GOD, I can't believe I have been writing Jona all this time, lol. It was a typo. I meant Jony. But, mistakes aside, she is a really good lyricist. Too bad she has not gotten the credit she deserves. If I had a twitter I would start an hashtag trend: #CreditForJony


No worries, your meds should arrive shortly.

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Reply #21 posted 09/02/19 9:26am

IfItAintToy

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IfItAintToy said:

OH MY GOD, I can't believe I have been writing Jona all this time, lol. It was a typo. I meant Jony. But, mistakes aside, she is a really good lyricist. Too bad she has not gotten the credit she deserves. If I had a twitter I would start an hashtag trend: #CreditForJony


No worries, your meds should arrive shortly.

Did you pay for them in advance?

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Reply #22 posted 09/02/19 9:34am

Cloudbuster

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IfItAintToy said:

Did you pay for them in advance?


Sent free with love.

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Reply #23 posted 09/02/19 9:36am

IfItAintToy

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IfItAintToy said:

Did you pay for them in advance?


Sent free with love.

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Reply #24 posted 09/02/19 2:16pm

Hamad

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Lord! the bitchiness in this forum never ceases to end, sheesh! disbelief lol My choice would be a tie between Curtis Mayfield & Prince, Geminis sure know how to paint a vivid picture through their words and tell a story.

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future...
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Reply #25 posted 09/03/19 10:52am

jjhunsecker

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Robert Zimmerrman AKA Bob Dylan

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Reply #26 posted 09/03/19 1:36pm

MarshallStacks

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Curtis Mayfield

George Clinton

John Lennon

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Reply #27 posted 09/03/19 1:41pm

IfItAintToy

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Curtis Mayfield

George Clinton

John Lennon

Putting John Lennan and not Paul McCartney as well? I know some Beatles fans who would go crazy at this.

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Reply #28 posted 09/03/19 2:34pm

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IfItAintToy said:

MarshallStacks said:

Curtis Mayfield

George Clinton

John Lennon

Putting John Lennan and not Paul McCartney as well? I know some Beatles fans who would go crazy at this.

They would, but it's reality.

As a melodist, musician, hell even songwriter, he's dead even or way better than Lennon depending on department, depending on perspective.... Buuut lyrically, those "Sailor Sam & Jailor Man" bicycle-built-for-two school marm lyrics of his ain't beating anybody. Lyrically he's on about the same level as Ringo wanting to be unda the sea.

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Reply #29 posted 09/03/19 5:18pm

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Damn, can’t believe I forgot to mention Chuck Berry!! The Oscar Wilde of rock n’roll lyrics!! eek razz
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