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Thread started 08/23/19 3:34pm

CynicKill

Best Lyricist Ever?

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Reply #1 posted 08/23/19 3:38pm

Cloudbuster

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Joni Mitchell for me.

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Reply #2 posted 08/24/19 9:06am

Empress

Bob Dylan #1 for me and George Michael #2.
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Reply #3 posted 08/24/19 9:59am

CynicKill

I like how Fiona Apple is growing in to her Tin Pan Alley ear.

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Reply #4 posted 08/25/19 4:06am

DaveT

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Springsteen when he's on form.

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Reply #5 posted 08/25/19 5:24pm

PeggyO

Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell

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Reply #6 posted 08/26/19 3:37am

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I doubt many will have heard of him, but I'm going to say Davey MacManus, from The Crocketts then The Crimea.

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Reply #7 posted 08/26/19 9:34am

Empress

PeggyO said:

Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell

Nice choices. These two fabulous fellow Canadians are probably my 3rd and 4th pics. thumbs up!

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Reply #8 posted 08/27/19 8:21am

Musicslave

William Griffin Jr.

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Reply #9 posted 08/30/19 9:46am

IfItAintToy

I'll go with Jona Mitchell cause she was really good. My brother showed me her songs the other day and I though "she's very good".

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Reply #10 posted 08/30/19 12:36pm

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DaveT said:

Springsteen when he's on form.



I second that!
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Reply #11 posted 08/31/19 7:57pm

Cloudbuster

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IfItAintToy said:

I'll go with Jona Mitchell cause she was really good. My brother showed me her songs the other day and I though "she's very good".


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Reply #12 posted 08/31/19 9:11pm

Mikado

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Bob Dylan #1 for me and George Michael #2.


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Reply #13 posted 09/01/19 2:36pm

IfItAintToy

Cloudbuster said:



IfItAintToy said:


I'll go with Jona Mitchell cause she was really good. My brother showed me her songs the other day and I though "she's very good".





Jona is really good y'all. I just listened to one of her songs and she was a fine lyricist. If you don't believe it go read the lyrics of her jams.
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Reply #14 posted 09/01/19 3:31pm

looby

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lol I love the Prince look.

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Reply #15 posted 09/01/19 7:31pm

RobotFix

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Sting

Paul Simon

Cole Porter

Bono

Springsteen

Simon LeBon

[Edited 9/1/19 19:35pm]

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Reply #16 posted 09/02/19 7:45am

IfItAintToy

RobotFix said:

Sting

Paul Simon

Cole Porter

Bono

Springsteen

Simon LeBon

[Edited 9/1/19 19:35pm]

Have you heard of Jona Mitchell? She is really neat. All those acts are very good but, IMHO, Jona beats them. I didn't know much about her until I jammed to a few songs by her. I def advise.

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Reply #17 posted 09/02/19 8:52am

Cloudbuster

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I agree with the recommendation of Jona Mitchell. She's the genetically modified mutant sister of Joni. Neither as well known nor as popular as Joni but definitely worth a listen.
You may have a bit of a struggle finding her music though.

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Reply #18 posted 09/02/19 9:10am

Empress

Paul Simon is a great lyricist thumbs up!
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Reply #19 posted 09/02/19 9:20am

IfItAintToy

Cloudbuster said:

I agree with the recommendation of Jona Mitchell. She's the genetically modified mutant sister of Joni. Neither as well known nor as popular as Joni but definitely worth a listen.
You may have a bit of a struggle finding her music though.

OH MY GOD, I can't believe I have been writing Jona all this time, lol. It was a typo. I meant Jony. But, mistakes aside, she is a really good lyricist. Too bad she has not gotten the credit she deserves. If I had a twitter I would start an hashtag trend: #CreditForJony

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Reply #20 posted 09/02/19 9:24am

Cloudbuster

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IfItAintToy said:

OH MY GOD, I can't believe I have been writing Jona all this time, lol. It was a typo. I meant Jony. But, mistakes aside, she is a really good lyricist. Too bad she has not gotten the credit she deserves. If I had a twitter I would start an hashtag trend: #CreditForJony


No worries, your meds should arrive shortly.

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Reply #21 posted 09/02/19 9:26am

IfItAintToy

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IfItAintToy said:

OH MY GOD, I can't believe I have been writing Jona all this time, lol. It was a typo. I meant Jony. But, mistakes aside, she is a really good lyricist. Too bad she has not gotten the credit she deserves. If I had a twitter I would start an hashtag trend: #CreditForJony


No worries, your meds should arrive shortly.

Did you pay for them in advance?

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Reply #22 posted 09/02/19 9:34am

Cloudbuster

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IfItAintToy said:

Did you pay for them in advance?


Sent free with love.

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Reply #23 posted 09/02/19 9:36am

IfItAintToy

Cloudbuster said:

IfItAintToy said:

Did you pay for them in advance?


Sent free with love.

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Reply #24 posted 09/02/19 2:16pm

Hamad

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Lord! the bitchiness in this forum never ceases to end, sheesh! disbelief lol My choice would be a tie between Curtis Mayfield & Prince, Geminis sure know how to paint a vivid picture through their words and tell a story.

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Reply #25 posted 09/03/19 10:52am

jjhunsecker

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Robert Zimmerrman AKA Bob Dylan

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Reply #26 posted 09/03/19 1:36pm

MarshallStacks

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Curtis Mayfield

George Clinton

John Lennon

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Reply #27 posted 09/03/19 1:41pm

IfItAintToy

MarshallStacks said:

Curtis Mayfield

George Clinton

John Lennon

Putting John Lennan and not Paul McCartney as well? I know some Beatles fans who would go crazy at this.

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Reply #28 posted 09/03/19 2:34pm

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IfItAintToy said:

MarshallStacks said:

Curtis Mayfield

George Clinton

John Lennon

Putting John Lennan and not Paul McCartney as well? I know some Beatles fans who would go crazy at this.

They would, but it's reality.

As a melodist, musician, hell even songwriter, he's dead even or way better than Lennon depending on department, depending on perspective.... Buuut lyrically, those "Sailor Sam & Jailor Man" bicycle-built-for-two school marm lyrics of his ain't beating anybody. Lyrically he's on about the same level as Ringo wanting to be unda the sea.

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Reply #29 posted 09/03/19 5:18pm

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Damn, can’t believe I forgot to mention Chuck Berry!! The Oscar Wilde of rock n’roll lyrics!! eek razz
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