Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

Who is the best lyricist, in your opinion? Can you cite a brief example?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Leonard Cohen.

    I wouldn't quite say he's a poet, but there's a sincerity with which his songs are written that's pretty hard to find in pop music.

    This is one of the best ones: "Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth / One more thin gypsy thief / Well I see Jane's awake. / She sends her regards."

  • 1 decade ago

    Paul Simon. Sounds of Silence and everything he's ever written.

    Bob Lind. His Elusive Butterfly is the best metaphorically written song ever.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sting.So many examples..."Fields of Gold",etc...but here's one you may have not heard. His music is emo,but beautiful.

    A Thousand Years-Sting

    A thousand years, a thousand more

    A thousand times a million doors to eternity

    I may have lived a thousand lives, a thousand times

    An endless turning stairway climbs

    To a tower of souls

    If it takes another thousand years, a thousand wars,

    The towers rise to numberless floors in space

    I could shed another million tears, a million breaths,

    A million names but only one truth to face

    A million roads, a million fears

    A million suns, ten million years of uncertainty

    I could speak a million lies, a million songs,

    A million rights, a million wrongs in this balance of time

    But if there was a single truth, a single light

    A single thought, a singular touch of grace

    Then following this single point , this single flame,

    The single haunted memory of your face

    I still love you

    I still want you

    A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves

    Like galaxies in my head

    I may be numberless, I may be innocent

    I may know many things, I may be ignorant

    Or I could ride with kings and conquer many lands

    Or win this world at cards and let it slip my hands

    I could be cannon food, destroyed a thousand times

    Reborn as fortune's child to judge another's crimes

    Or wear this pilgrim's cloak, or be a common thief

    I've kept this single faith, I have but one belief

    I still love you

    I still want you

    A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves

    Like galaxies in my head

    On and on the mysteries unwind themselves

    Eternities still unsaid

    'Til you love me

    Source(s): I love Sting
  • 1 decade ago

    that old underground rapper Juice

    listen to his song sincerely. I cant really find one example from the song that sums him it up just have to listen to it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    like of any band?

    mr.gerardway of course<3.


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