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Discussion in 'Music Discussion (BAM'S Bieberverse)' started by Rimbaud82, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Patrick Jane Green Belt

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    Lyrics are easily the most important part of music for me, which is probably the reason i love rap music so much.

    One of my favorite examples of excellent lyricism would be the second verse of Kool G Raps "Executioner Style":

    "I keeps my forty-five loaded with dum-dums, in rear I hold this
    Right at my waist for just in case somebody gots to get exploded
    'Cause G. Rap ain't that n*gga that try to play so n*gga lay low
    Or get yourself a pair of wings, a harp, and a halo
    Clown, keep fuckin' around, and you'll be dead G
    I'm spittin' out the lead see, to split your fuckin' head like the Red Sea
    Charged up with anger, six slugs in every chamber
    Dangerous stranger, with itchy trigger fingers like Lone Ranger
    I'm comin' to split your cabbage like a savage
    And put two in yo' ass bitch
    And one inside the wifey and the baby carriage
    So head for the hills, I kills niggaz for thrills
    'Causin' crazy blood spill, when I let one drill in your grill
    I will pull out the glock to clear the blocky when I cock it
    Get laid and played out of pocket with a rocket in your eye socket
    So raise up queers, and say your fuckin' prayers
    I've been killin' for years, huntin' motherfuckers like reindeers
    If one n*gga's left standin, I'll squeeze the cannon (BOOM)
    Opened his motherfuckin' ass like the Grand Canyon
    Layin faggot niggaz like towel when I gets wild and fouol
    I'm killin' executioner style"
     
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  2. Flemmy Stardust King of Lea

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    Naughty by Nature, "Ghetto Bastard"


    Bowie, "Time"

    Bruce Springsteen, "Lost in the Flood"

    The Gaslight Anthem, "We're Getting a Divorce"

     
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  3. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Course it's alright mate, in fact it's encouraged since you can bet it'll all be new to me. Do you like The Tallest Man on Earth (Kristian Matsson), obviously he sings in english but he is swedish. I like that though, not exactly the same but in some ways it reminds me a little bit of Irish folk.
     
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  4. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Love that record, and that's one of my favourites!
     
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  5. Svithjod För Moder Svea!

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    I have a love-hate relationship with The Tallest Man, lol. His voice can be a bit much sometimes, but obviously he's a talented musician.

    I thought Shallow Grave with songs like "Where do my bluebird fly" was a pretty good debut album. It definitely has some enchanting guitar play, and some interesting lyrics. But his sophomore album disappointed me when he tried to sound too American (maybe even commercial). I can't stand when folk music is basically a copied image just to sell good... Sure, you can be inspired and all, but as a bloody Swede you should never go full wannabe Dylan, lol. It's probably easier for me as a country man to feel he's fake and all though. I liked the style in There's No Leaving Now (2012) better, and some of the songs there are really good, like "On every page".

    Yeah, I know! It's pretty awesome how similar Swedish and Irish folk music is, and yet they're both unique. I guess this would be true for all of northern Europe though(?) But yeah, our traditional folk really reminds me of yours, just with it's own swedish tone.
     
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  6. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    I think Arcade Fire have some great lyrics.

    This has always been a favourite, a critiqiue of the state of contemporary US society and while I can't exactly relate to that specifically, I can relate to the general criticisms of consumerism and mass media...as that is unfortunately universal.

    "I don't want to hear the noises on TV
    I don't want the salesmen coming after me
    I don't want to live in my father's house no more
    I don't want it faster, I don't want it free
    I don't want to show you what they've done to me...


    ...MTV, what have you done to me?
    Save my soul, set me free
    Set me free, what have you done to me?
    I can't breathe, I can't see
    World War III, when are you coming for me?
    Been kicking up sparks to set the flames free
    The windows are locked now, so what'll it be?
    A house on fire or the rising sea?
    Why is the night so still?
    Why did I take the pill?
    Because I don't want to see it at my windowsill"

     
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  7. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    With Fleet Foxes new song released the other day I thought I'd revise this thread, it has some brilliant lyrics:



    Lots of great lines but these ones in particular stand out to me.

    "I'm reminded of the time it all fell in line, on the third of May
    As if it were designed, painted in sand to be washed away"


    The feeling that there is something 'larger' behind everything, of things feeling like they have been designed a by a hicher power (Not necessarily God). But at the same time the sense that everything is so brief and impermanent. The "painted in sand" idea is a reference to different traditions practised by complete different cultures but with the same general idea, elaborate paintings are created as part of spiritual ceremonies and then destroyed afterwards. e.g. Navajo and Australian aboriginals sand art, and Tibetan Buddhist sand mandalas.

    I like this line as well:

    "Life unfolds in pools of gold
    I am only owed this shape if I make a line to hold
    To be held within one's self is deathlike, oh I know"
     
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  8. mbinder This shark, swallow you whole.

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    Elliott Smith, Roger Waters, Warren Zevon. They all wrote unbelievable lyrics.
     
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  9. Rav7n Brown Belt

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    This is right up my street..
    Ive mentioned this in other threads, but would really love you guys to take a moment to appreciate this.
    I have spent a good while in this tread reading some brilliant lyrics, some i already knew, some i didn't.
    but this song im posting, i really believe has some genuine all time great lyrics, and yeah its one of my fave songs of all time.


    "Darkness Within"

    Here in this darkness that I lay
    Depression heavy in its weigh
    And how my body aches to leave
    To sing its final eulogy
    My sons I love you evermore
    And though the road beckons once more
    I see the damage that I've done
    In search for redemption

    But I am just a broken man
    Whose soul cries out to understand
    How the madness shatters me
    Upon the stage on bended knee
    I scream out loud at skies above
    That answer mute bereft in love
    I struggle not to fall from grace
    Or sing the hymns of my disgrace

    We build cathedrals to our pain
    Establish monuments to attain
    Freedom from all of the scars and the sins
    Lest we drown in the darkness within

    Mystery's forgotten chords
    I strum in vain to please the lord
    But he has never answered me
    My faith has waned eternally
    In empty men who pass along
    The woes of all religions wrong
    But now the Shadowed veil it falls
    Heed the Clarion call

    So pray to music build a shrine
    Worship in these desperate times
    Fill your heart with every note
    Cherish it and cast afloat
    'Cause god is in these clef and tone
    Salvation is found alone
    Haunted by its melody
    Music it will set you free
    Let it set you free

    We build cathedrals to our pain
    Establish monuments to attain
    Freedom from all of the scars and the sins
    Lest we drown in the darkness within

    Music my saviour (Save me)

    We build cathedrals to our pain
    Establish monuments to attain
    Freedom from all of the scars and the sins
    Lest we drown in the darkness within
     
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  10. Gene Tunney Black Belt

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    Deep image lyrics.

    The Doors - Break On Through

    I found an island in your arms
    Country in your eyes
    Arms that chain
    Eyes that lie
    Break on through to the other side

    The Cars - Since Your Gone

    Since you're gone
    I missed the peak sensation
    (Since you're gone)
    Since you're gone
    I took the big vacation
    (Since you're gone)
    Well, never feel sedate
    (Since you're gone)
    Well, the moonlight ain't so great
    (Since you're gone)

    A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran

    Reached out a hand to touch your face
    You're slowly disappearing from my view
    Appearing from my view
    Reached out a hand to try again
    I'm floating in a beam of light with you
    A beam of light with you
     
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