Figured we might need a place for discussing lyrics and such. So anyways, what are you guys' favorite lyrics? Who if your favorite lyricist? What are your interpretations of some lyrics? How much do you think lyrical quality contributes to the quality of an overall song? etc etc
My favorite lyricist is John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats. I really love the lyrics from No Children, especially
"I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow
I hope it bleeds all day long
Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises
We're pretty sure they're all wrong
I hope it stays dark forever
I hope the worst isn't over
And I hope you blink before I do
And I hope I never get sober"
In a song all about how much he hates his ex wife, the tons of self loathing and such suggests to me that he still really loves her. It tells me that she doesn't love him anymore, so he's determined to hate her. kind of like the lyrics in Night Light, "Dream of waking up someday and wanting you less than I do this is a dream / Though it's never gonna come true"
I also love the Lennon/McCartney lyrics, but I don't really have any major interpretations for any of them right now.
so anyways, what do you all like?
"Rock and roll will never die because Neil Young said so."