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    Musicians who write some deep shitz

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    Dave Matthews and Dave Grohl.
    Life and death themes.
    I dig it and can not get enough.

    And go.
    Discuss.
     
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    Joni Mitchell. Richard Thompson. Paul Simon. Leonard Cohen.

    I'll think of many more later.
     
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    I will see your Leonard Cohen and raise you a Jeff Buckley.

    :pop:
     
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    Bruce Springsteen: waking us up from the American dream one depressing (but amazing) song at a time.

    "Remember all the movies, Terry, we'd go see
    Trying to learn to walk like the heroes we thought we had to be
    Well after all this time to find we're just like all the rest
    Stranded in the park and forced to confess to
    Hiding on the backstreets"
    - Backstreets

    "Workin' in the fields till you get your back burned
    Workin' 'neath the wheel till you get your facts learned
    Baby, I got my facts learned real good right now
    You better get it straight, darling
    Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king
    And a king ain't satisfied till he rules everything
    I wanna go out tonight, I wanna find out what I got"
    - Badlands

    "Everybody's got a secret, Sonny
    Something that they just can't face
    Some folks spend their whole lives trying to keep it
    They carry it with them every step that they take
    Till some day they just cut it loose
    Cut it loose or let it drag 'em down
    Where no one asks any questions
    Or looks too long in your face
    In the darkness on the edge of town"
    - Darkness on the Edge of Town

    "Now all them things that seemed so important
    Well mister they vanished right into the air
    Now I just act like I don't remember
    Mary acts like she don't care"
    - The River

    "Congregation gathers down by the riverside
    Preacher stands with his bible, groom stands waitin' for his bride
    Congregation gone and the sun sets behind a weepin' willow tree
    Groom stands alone and watches the river rush on so effortlessly
    Wonderin' where can his baby be
    Still at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe"
    - Reason to Believe
     
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    Thanks for sharing those :) It is as if he took his notebook and hit the road, capturing all that he saw.
    Jeff Buckley: Grace

    There's the moon asking to stay
    Long enough for the clouds to fly me away
    Well it's my time coming, i'm not afraid to die
    My fading voice sings of love,
    But she cries to the clicking of time
    Of time

    Wait in the fire...

    And she weeps on my arm
    Walking to the bright lights in sorrow
    Oh drink a bit of wine we both might go tomorrow
    Oh my love
    And the rain is falling and i believe
    My time has come
    It reminds me of the pain
    I might leave
    Leave behind

    Wait in the fire...

    And I feel them drown my name
    So easy to know and forget with this kiss
    I'm not afraid to go but it goes so slow
     
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    God I love that song.
     
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    me too :p Jeff Buckley was a brilliant man, musician, and artist.
     
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    I honestly think the best lyricist working today is Maynard James Keenan. One of my favourite songs is from his side project A Perfect Circle is 'Orestes', from the first album Mer de Noms. Mostly because I am very familiar with the story it's based on, but it's ... also genius:


    Metaphor for a missing moment
    Pull me into your perfect circle

    One womb
    One shape
    One resolve

    Liberate this will
    To release us all

    Gotta cut away, clear away
    Snip away and sever this
    Umbilical residue that's
    Keeping me from killing you

    And from pulling you down with me in here
    I can almost hear you scream

    Give me
    One more medicated peaceful moment
    One more medicated peaceful moment

    And I don't wanna feel this overwhelming
    Hostility
    Because I don't wanna feel this overwhelming
    Hostility

    Gotta cut away Clear away
    Snip away and sever this
    Umbilical residue
    Gotta cut away Clear away
    Snip away and sever this
    Umbilical residue that's
    Keeping me from killing you
    Keeping me from killing you



    'Liberate this will/To release us all' is the best description of Ancient Greek drama Hamartia and Peripeteia that I've ever heard.
     
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    oh yes, i do love me some Tool and A perfect circle, and love this song! Maynard is a genius, no doubt. Going to listen to the album now :rolleyes: tis good writing music.
     
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    Good stuff, nice to see another Tool fan around here. :3
     
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    heck yeah! have a good night :)
     
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    Florence Welch, Lana Del Rey and PJ Harvey. All incredibly good lyricists. And obviously, Morrissey.
     
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    I dig PJ Harvey! I love Loreena Mckennitt as a writer and singer.
     
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    Oh, Bedouin Soundclash always have very socially conscious lyrics about problems in the Caribbean and Africa. Weirdly, for a Canadian Reggie band, but I really like them.
     
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    I never heard of them but sounds like something I could get into.
     
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    I recommend them:

     
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    Well this is funny, everything I was going to say has already been said. Tool, Florence Welch, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Springsteen.....
     
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    right on, i dig it! is this from the 90s?
     
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    haha! aint that crazy! great minds think alike :D
     
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    What about Pearl Jam and REM too? Ok, with Pearl Jam, not very much after Ten, but Ten was a masterpiece.

    Oh no, very recent. Their third album has just came out last year I think. I've not heard much of it though. Their first two CDs Sounding a Mosaic and Street Gospels are amazing.
     
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    YES AND YES!!! now we are talking!
     
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    My mistake, it was 3 years ago. Here's one of the songs from the new album. I need to get this:

     
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    Pearl Jam's 'Daughter' is a powerful piece of poetry, definitely. I forgot to add the king of lyrical stroytelling - Nick Cave.



    I found her on a night of fire and noise
    Wild bells rang in a wild sky
    I knew from that moment on
    I'd love her till the day that I died
    And I kissed away a thousand tears
    My lady of the Various Sorrows
    Some begged, some borrowed, some stolen
    Some kept safe for tomorrow
    On an endless night, silver star spangled
    The bells from the chapel went jingle-jangle

    She was given to me to put things right
    And I stacked all my accomplishments beside her
    Still I seemed so obselete and small
    I found God and all His devils insider her
    In my bed she cast the blizzard out
    A mock sun blazed upon her head
    So completely filled with light she was
    Her shadow fanged and hairy and mad
    Our love-lines grew hopelessly tangled
    And the bells from the chapel went jingle-jangle

    She had a heartful of love and devotion
    She had a mindful of tyranny and terror
    Well, I try, I do, I really try
    But I just err, baby, I do, I error
    So come and find me, my darling one
    I'm down to the grounds, the very dregs
    Ah, here she comes, blocking the sun
    Blood running down the inside of her legs
    The moon in the sky is battered and mangled
    And the bells from the chapel go jingle-jangle

    All things move toward their end
    I knew before I met her that I would lose her
    I swear I made every effort to be good to her
    I swear I made every effort not to abuse her
    Crazy bracelets on her wrists and her ankles
    And the bells from the chapel went jingle-jangle
     
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    Nothing Man, Release Me, Oceans, Long Road, and Eddie Vedder's music for Into the Wild is my jam :)
     
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    Rishloo, Nine Inch Nails, At The Drive Inn, Fair to Midland and The Mars Volta. All of these bands have lyrics I can’t get enough of. I am also a fan of Maynard Keenan. :)
     
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