Are there any '05 and above albums that have really outstanding lyrics?
whats his face from bright eyes, conor oberst
i could have been a famous singer if i had someone else voice, but failure always sounded better, lets fuck it up boys, MAKE SOME NOISSEEEE
This will be on my videotape, my videotape
Mephistopheles is just beneath
And he's reaching up to grab me
This is one for the good days
And I have it all here in red, blue, green
In red, blue, green
You are my center when I spin away
Out of control on videotape, on videotape
On videotape, on videotape, on videotape
This is my way of saying goodbye
Cause I can't do it face to face
So talking to you after it's too late
From my videotape
>when you dumb as fuck and start reading about how to write music and you find out a lot of songs are written in poetic meter and then you notice how simple most song lyrics are and music is a bit ruined
he's basic as shit but he has great lyircs
the lyrics from that smiths song how soon is now always make me feel morrissey was a clever fuck
I am the son
and the heir
of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
of nothing in particular
nigger you are such a plebe i dont even know where to start
>The same can be said of Morrison.
Maybe but to nowhere near the same degree
>most biographies about the guy say he had a short attention span.
I have no idea what this has to do with anything
The thing about the morrissyies lyrics is that he is really good at conveying his gay emotions through them.
Oh motherrrrrr i can feel the soil falling over my headdd
like holy shit man, like christ man, that one blows like every emo band out of the water
>Maybe but to nowhere near the same degree
To a higher degree, actually. Morrison's poetry and lyrics alike read something a teenager who just discovered poetry and thinks oblique = good would write.
Whereas Morrissey's poetry reads like what an undiagnosed bipolar tween desperately scribbles into their official middle school calendar book during algebra
>I know you are but what am I
great argument fagtron
If we're talking about them as poets (which is the dominant theme of this thread so we obviously are), neither are original. Hell, Dylan's whole shtick when you get to studying him is borrowing from other sources and putting them to use in his own songs. There hasn't been a single album of his where he hasn't employed this technique.
And that teen has significantly more refined taste.
>Dylan's lyrics began to receive detailed scrutiny from academics and poets. Literary critic Christopher Ricks published a 500-page analysis of Dylan's work, placing him in the context of Eliot, Keats and Tennyson, claiming that Dylan was a poet worthy of the same close analysis. Former British poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion argued that his lyrics should be studied in schools. Since 1996, academics have lobbied the Swedish Academy to award Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature.
lmaoing at your life
>And so, with the courage of a clown, or a cur, or a kite jerking tight at its tether
>In her dun-brown gown of fur and her jerkin of swansdown and leather
>Bear would sway on her hind legs, the organ would grind dregs of song, for the pleasure
>Of the children who'd shriek, throwing coins at her feet then recoiling in terror