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    Who blew you away? Bob Dylan's got some, but I'm also a big Ani Difranco fan. She tackles some pretty heavy issues with flair and strong narration. Anyone have particular songs or songwriters who just demolished your ego out of pure talent? Care to share?

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    dammit, the search is down, but we had a similar post a few months back and it got lots of responses.....but "A Day In The Life" by the Beatles rang my bell nicely....gibs

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    That one, yeah, and For What It's Worth stopped me in my tracks, too, but then I was soooo young.

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    Paul Simon, in "Homeward Bound".
    "and all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity..." I think it's beautiful in its simplicity and truth, because nothing sounds as futile to you as your own lyrics, no matter what people say about them.

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    "In My Life" Beatles. John.



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    that or "oops, i did it again" by Britney Spears.


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    Ani! Ani! Ani! love it!

    however the best, the absolute greatest lyricist of all time ever is Leonard Cohen!

    ..."one of us cannot be wrong"
    (a few lines escape me but...)

    i lit a thin green candle to make you jealous of me,
    but the room just filled up with mosquitoes,
    they heard that my body was free....

    I recently went to the doctor he said "you just have to quit"
    then he wrote himself a perscription, and your name was mentioned in it.
    Then he locked him self in a library shelf with the details of our honeymoon
    And I hear from the nurse that he's gotten much worse and his practice is all in a ruin.

    I'd heard of a saint that had loved you, so I studied all night in his school
    He taught that the duty of lovers was to tarnish the golden rule
    And just when I was sure that his teachings were pure he drowned himself in the pool.
    (his students are gone??) but back here on the lawn his spirit continues to drool.

    (I recently met an eskimo?? something...) who had taken a movie of you.
    The poor man could hardly stop shivering
    his lips and his fingers were blue
    I suppose that he froze when the wind took your clothes and I guess he just never got warm.
    (And I must confess) that I tortured the dress that you wore for the world to look through....


    (if i remember I'll edit this)

    -jhe

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    Runner up- the Bangles

    "Its just another manic Mon-day
    I wish it were Sun-day
    cuz that's my fun-day
    my I-dont-have-to-run-day"


    Sorry I couldnt resist.
    Shana



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    Slack brought up perhaps the best lyrics ever in another thread.

    Give me the strength to be strong.

    Christina Augulara....I mean, what insite. These lyrics require deep thought, and an intelligence level that is unmatched. The bad thing is, she pays writers to write these for her.

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