THe best song/lyrics writer?

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  1. Lucky13

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    Just wondering, with the huge music interest on the forum, I was wondering what your Top 10 list of songwriters (not the like of the evil three from the 80's) would look like, maybe a ww2aircraft.net Top 10 list, if we could agree on one... :lol:
     
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    Just a few off the top of my (non-musical) head:

    Bob Dylan
    Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull
    Sting
    Greatful Dead
     
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    In no order....

    Rush
    Lennon/McCartney (early years)
    Paul Simon
    John Fogerty
    Sting
    Leonard Cohen
    Stevie Nicks/Lindsey Buckingham

    Many, many others, but it's a start. I know on several lists Dylan is #1, but I just don't get him.
     
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    Suzanne Vega, for her intelligence, beauty, delicacy and more.
    James Hetfield, for rebellion and energy,
    Tom Araya for his animist sense of humour.
    Paul Mc Cartney, for...all..
     
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    Rush, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, Ol' whats his name from the Tubes, ("Talk to ya later" is a favorite.) Ric Ocasek of the Cars, Boston,...
    And I hate to say it, but Neil Sedaka, Elton John and Bernie Taupin have accounted for more music than all the rest combined.
     
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    My 10:

    Ian Anderson
    Jon Anderson
    Robert Plant
    Peter Gabriel
    Gordon Lightfoot
    Alanis Morissette
    Robert Palmer
    Bernie Taupin
    Tori Amos
    John Lennon
     
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    "The Trees"


    There is unrest in the forest
    There is trouble with the trees
    For the maples want more sunlight
    And the oaks ignore their pleas

    The trouble with the maples
    (And they're quite convinced they're right)
    They say the oaks are just too lofty
    And they grab up all the light
    But the oaks can't help their feelings
    If they like the way they're made
    And they wonder why the maples
    Can't be happy in their shade

    There is trouble in the forest
    And the creatures all have fled
    As the maples scream 'Oppression!'
    And the oaks just shake their heads

    So the maples formed a union
    And demanded equal rights
    'The oaks are just too greedy
    We will make them give us light'
    Now there's no more oak oppression
    For they passed a noble law
    And the trees are all kept equal
    By hatchet, axe and saw
     
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    Thank goodness no-one has mentioned Jim Morrison, I mean, the man rhymed "fire" with "fire"!
    Drug indused lyrics I can understand, but, really? "fire" and "fire"!
     
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    "Free Will" is my favorite!
     
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    I'll second the vote for Ian Anderson for sure. Have mixed opinions on naming Roger Waters/David Gilmore. Some of their lyrics are true poetry, IMO. But some are just shroom riddled psychedelic babbling.
     
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    Lets see Songwriter or Lyricist...

    Not sure of what order yet.

    James Hetfield (Metallica)
    Maynard James Kennan (Tool)
    Bob Dylan
    Stevie Nicks/Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)
    Roger Waters/David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
    Bruce Springsteen
     
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    #15 Jack_Hill, Feb 27, 2013
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    Steve Perry.
    Neal Schon.
    Joe Perry
    Phil Lynott
    Antonio Vivaldi
    J.S Bach
    Brian Setzer
    Chuck Berry
    David Gilmour
    Tom Scholz
    Mark Knopfler
    Dave Mustaine
    Django Reinhardt
    Barbara
    And so much more.
    Ps : forgot many but Steve Lukather.
    Pps : ty Matt for the poetry.
    Real fine Anthem to your country.
     
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    Most of the psychedelic songs were Syd Barrett, weren't they?
     
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    Before 1969 - really only one album before Gilmore arrived.
     
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    Thats why I said songs, not albums. Things got a lot saner after that album.
     
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    Nobody voted for The Doors. Shame. Musical genius. Love their music. But lyrics are drug addled moronic seances.
     
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    #20 Jack_Hill, Feb 27, 2013
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    First thought The Doors were for intelectuals and so on.
    Then I discovered a great band.
    Pure Rocking.
     
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