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|When Good Lyrics Exist...|
Lyrics aren't quintessential to music by any means, but they're still nice to
have around. There's also more power when something has really good
lyrics, so these are just a handful of picks off the top of my head. Probably
missed out loads but w/e
Dark Passion Play
"Search for beauty, find your shore
Try to save them all, bleed no more
You have such oceans within
In the end, I will always love you"
- Now this is something that needs to be put into context. Tarja had just left Nightwish and
as a result, had broken the lyricist's, Tuomas', heart. Yeah, it sounds kind of cheesy, but
what followed were some of the most beautifully written lyrics of his career. This passage
feels like his last dying words to Tarja, hopeless with nowhere to go. It also shows just
what the man saw in her and it's hard to deny that it's anything other than solemn poetry
of human emotion at its finest.
|2||There Will Be Fireworks|
The Dark, Dark Bright
"We used to talk, you used to have me round
I used to sing for you
But now it's not the same, I sing quietly again
You shrink my world into a fist
You stay mad and I'll stay pissed
And I'll stay here"
- Need I really say more about this? So simple, yet sincere and heartfealt at the same time.
We've all been there before and it's safe to say this personifies what it feels like perfectly.
Train of Thought
"All you've forsaken
And all that you've done
So that I could live out
This undying dream
Won't be forgotten
Or taken for granted
I'll always remember
Your endless sacrifice"
- One of the few DT songs with good, personal lyrics. About Petrucci struggling to find time for
his wife and her endless compromises she has to make.
"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey.
Over pieces of the ground.
Silly monkeys give them thumbs.
They make a club.
And beat their brother down."
- Silly monkeys, and it's only going to get worse.
Under The Iron Sea
"I don't know where I am
And I don't really care
I look myself in the eye
There's no-one there
I fall upon the earth
I call upon the air
But all I get is the same old vacant stare"
- I'll never quite understand how it feels to be burnt out on tour. Partly because I'll never be
on tour, but this gives me a rough idea of what it's like. The best way of describing it is a
sense of hollowness, and just being so exhausted to a point where you don't know anything
anymore. There's a genuine feel of desperation in these lyrics.
A Flash Flood of Colour
"We're not your subjects
You're not our king
Nature is the only dictator that I respect and obey" / "Countries are just lines drawn in the
sand with a stick"
- Frustration and aggression blurred into one
"Closing your eyes, don't ever say you love me, whore
You never meant a word, I know you lied
When there is life, there is despair, indulge me now
And stay alive this night... I promise you the end before the first light arrives..."
- Realistically, I should be quoting the entire song but that would be a bit inappropriate. it
portrays a madman, seemingly in love with a lack of mental control. It's exemplified
astoundingly well in the lyrics and the narrator sounds twisted, confused and truly insane.
there's a bit of beauty to take from this, however. It's the fascinating and scary dark side of
human emotions and what it can lead to.
|8||The Pineapple Thief|
"I'll hold you
When you're dead in the water / There is no other place to die
- How could anyone imagine the last words to say to your son? it's a cry. A desperate plea
about the singers stillborn son performed with beautiful aesthetic.
"Help me cure you
Atone for all you've done
Help me leave you
As all the days are gone"
- Don't need to say much, really.
"Sylvia, get your head out of the oven. Go back to screaming, and cursing, remind me
again how everyone betrayed you"
- I don't know what it is about these lyrics, but they're somewhat... unnerving. An
emotional mix of frustration, empathy, despair and just raw anger too. You can really
feel the emotion from both characters from the plot with these lyrics and the emotional
weight of it is beautiful.
|Didn't actually like Hospice that much, but it's still a million times better than The Fault in Our Stars |
|hmmmmm no h8 but idk|
|fear before - the always open mouth|
|if i'm being serious|
|Lyricists I like:|
For pop punk the best is Parker Cannon from TSSF.
Apparently not many people share this opinion here but Joel from Being As An Ocean is a favorite of mine. Man's a poet.
Deathcore wise the guy from Make Them Suffer is fantastic.
For Black Metal I love Caladan Brood's lyrics.
I like the lyrics on La Dispute's new record a lot as well and Touche Amore. Pretty much a lot of melodic hardcore. Counterparts, Heart In Hand, and Hundredth as well.
Just a few off the top of my head.
|Depressive black metal lyrics are gr8|
|Fook yeah 6 m/|
|lol'd at fucking 6|
|Even if you don't like them, you can't take away the fact that they *sometimes* have good lyrics|