Favorite Lyricists, And Why?
The Uncreator
Feb 24 2008, 05:24 AM
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So what are your guys favorite lyricists, and why?

First and foremost, mine is Steve Harris (and everyone in maiden), because they have such a unique way of writing that gives incredible amounts of vivid details, and the choice of words is exceptional, And they paint a beautiful (Or terrifying) picture!!

Another one would be King Diamond, his stories are not only brilliant, but his sometimes mundane words are turned into massive pictures to strike fear in your soul!!

Mikael Akerfeldt, for being completely original, terrifyingly vivid, and really just.....Bringing his songs to life with his words.

Lastly, i must mention Tuomas Holopainen, one thing that fascinates me is that no one in Nightwish except him actually know what his songs are about, which leaves it open to many interpretations. And his lyrics dive so deep into the soul, you feel all the pain, joy, or sorrow there is, i think these lyrics sum him up perfectly, taken from Nightwish's song "Beauty Of The Beast".

'All of my songs,
Can only be composed of
The greatest of pains

Every single verse
Can only be part of
The greatest of wishes'


Some of my favorites lyrics ever.

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- The Uncreator   Favorite Lyricists   Feb 24 2008, 05:24 AM
- - Stevie·Ray·Vaughn   Well I have quite a few favorite lyricists. Steve ...   Feb 24 2008, 05:34 AM
- - Smikey2006   ive got a couple of favorites here Mikael Akerfel...   Feb 24 2008, 05:59 AM
- - swingline   Neil Peart is a pretty good lyricist.   Feb 24 2008, 06:40 AM
- - Guitarman700   mine would be Ronnie James Dio, i always thought h...   Feb 24 2008, 01:27 PM
- - Robin   Øystein Sunde.   Feb 24 2008, 01:35 PM
- - Fsgdjv   I agree with Smikey, Mikael Åkerfeldt and Steven ...   Feb 24 2008, 07:31 PM
- - Pablo Vazquez   Jim Morrison!!   Feb 24 2008, 08:54 PM
- - Duncan   Jason Cruz from Strung Out is probably my favourit...   Feb 26 2008, 06:35 PM
- - SLASH91   Jon Schaffer from Iced Earth comes up with some re...   Feb 26 2008, 06:37 PM
- - Mark.   Ummm Ofcourse Mikael Åkerfeldt, Neil Young and ...   Feb 26 2008, 06:52 PM
- - OrganisedConfusion   My favourite is Eddie Vedder and especially the so...   Feb 26 2008, 07:58 PM
|- - Guitarman700   QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 26 2008, 01...   Feb 26 2008, 08:01 PM
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- - erik   I'm not shure who writes for Gojira, maybe it...   Feb 26 2008, 08:15 PM
- - Guitarman700   Another of my favorite songwriters is Dave Mustain...   Feb 26 2008, 08:35 PM
- - albino   Morrisey in the Smiths; sometimes depressing but o...   Feb 27 2008, 01:08 PM
|- - lavendell   My favorite, right now.... Kris Dahl   Feb 27 2008, 02:46 PM
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- - Trond Vold   Daniel Gildenlow of Pain of Salvation. That guy ca...   Feb 27 2008, 02:55 PM
- - RIP Dime   I tend to pay more attention to the music but Robb...   Feb 27 2008, 05:01 PM
- - Gus   My favorite lyricists are Humberto Gessinger (Enge...   Mar 1 2008, 07:02 PM
- - botoxfox   Rob Halford writes some awesome lyrics, even thoug...   Mar 1 2008, 07:24 PM
- - DeepRoots   Will have to go for John Petrucci here   Mar 1 2008, 07:26 PM
- - Nemanja   Chris Cornell...his lyrics make complite sense onl...   Mar 1 2008, 10:52 PM
- - Owen   QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Feb 26 2008, 11:35 ...   Mar 2 2008, 02:41 PM
|- - OrganisedConfusion   QUOTE (Owen @ Mar 2 2008, 01:41 PM) On Bo...   Mar 2 2008, 02:46 PM
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- - Owen   I did say that they meant something "once...   Mar 2 2008, 02:56 PM
- - OrganisedConfusion   I'll never feel that. People change. You don...   Mar 2 2008, 02:59 PM
- - Owen   Indeed, I agree with you, as lyrics on their own t...   Mar 2 2008, 03:18 PM
- - Fsgdjv   I just realised I forgot to mention Tomas Lindberg...   Mar 3 2008, 10:02 PM
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