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SixfeetUnder420 2004-12-15 22:44

Favorite Lyrics
What are your favorite lyrics to a song?

Ill post mine later.

guitar_demon 2004-12-15 22:52

before someone posts a mile long reply, lets just put the name of the song and not the actuall lyrics

death-pernial quest
lynyrd sknyrd-simple man

others for sure but thats all that comes to mind right now

MoonRaven 2004-12-15 23:30

anything off of opeth's BWP, Sl, or Damnation

darkexodite 2004-12-15 23:56

"Rime of The Ancient Mariner" by Iron Maiden
"The Trooper" also by Maiden
"Masqurade of Lies" by Symphony X

cxmachine 2004-12-16 02:10

i have so many its hard to name

lullacry - crucify my heart
skynyrd - simple man sorry to steal this but the lyrics are the most true words ever put to music
hatebreed - a call for blood
chimaira - pure hatred
cradle of filth - her ghost in the fog
sabbath - changes
BLS - killing time
BLS - everything off book of shadows

if i think of more i'll edit

PST 88 2004-12-16 02:26

This should be in Poetry.

I'll try and keep this brief:

Iron Maiden - Revelations
Nevermore - In Memory (this song practically gets me in tears, lyrically. Not very metal of me)
Nevermore - The Seven Tongues of God
Nevermore - Dreaming Neon Black (entire record)
Nevermore - Dead Heart in a Dead World
Nevermore - Noumenon
Pantera - War Nerve
Pantera - Suicide Note Pt. 1
Pantera - This Love
Pantera - Shedding Skin
Pantera - I'm Broken
Acid Bath - Dead Girl
Acid Bath - Fingerpaintings of the Insane
Anthrax - Metal Thrashing Mad
Anthrax - Safe Home
Anthrax - Keep It In The Family
Anthrax - Belly of the Beast
Anthrax - Be All, End All
Anthrax - Catharsis
Death - Jealousy
Death - Perennial Quest
Death - Flesh and the Power It Holds
Megadeth - Hook in Mouth
Megadeth - Sweating Bullets
Megadeth - Holy Wars ... The Punishment Due
Megadeth - Tornado of Souls
Slayer - Hallowed Point
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
Slayer - Mind Control
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Metallica - For Whom the Bell Tolls
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (entire record)
Metallica - Battery
Crotchduster - Mammal Sauce
Crowbar - Suffering Brings Wisdom
Motorhead - Orgasmatron
Sepultura - Territory
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man

That was the short list. Obviously, different bands do different things for me. What I like about Warrel Dane as a lyricist has very little to do with what I like about Phil Anselmo or Dax Rigs or Scott Ian as a lyricist.

Cloaca 2004-12-16 04:12

All the lyrics off Psycroptic's The Scepter Of The Ancients. Particularly a Planetary Discipline. I tripped out when I read that huge theory about cunts that live in the sun or something like that. Exhumed's Carnal Epitaph is another song that springs to mind. And Gorguts' Elusive Treasures (I think it's about Atlantis).

Oh fuck, I almost forgot. Demonaz's lyrics crack me up big time. What a champ.

Infinity 2004-12-16 04:25

Why isn' this in Poetry Lyrical? Also, Rime of the Ancient Mariner isn't written by Iron Maiden. Well the original anyway, it's by Coleridge, I believe.

MetalThrashingMad 2004-12-16 09:51

Megadeth- Most all- I think Daves the BEST songwriter

Slayer- Jeasus Saves, Raining Blood

Anthrax- Metal Thrashing Mad (naturally)

Exodus- Bonded by Blood, A Lesson in Violence

Priest- Living After Midnight, You Got Another Thing Coming, Freewheel Burning, Hell Bent For Leather, oh shit there are too many more

Yattering- Anal Narcotic - what a bunch of sick bastards

fatdanny 2004-12-16 10:33

slayer - Altar of sacrifice, sex murder art

all i can think of off the top of my head...

powersofterror 2004-12-16 10:49

Wrong forum buddy. This does go in the "lyric" forum. That's why it's there, and there is already a thread for it...but I'll move this one over there and let those mods deal with it if they feel like closing it or whatever...

Knight 2004-12-18 12:51

In Flames - Swim
In Flames - Jotun

Credit to Dementia 2004-12-18 13:45

Originally Posted by Infinity
Also, Rime of the Ancient Mariner isn't written by Iron Maiden. Well the original anyway, it's by Coleridge, I believe.

Most of the song's lyrics are original. There are a few stanzas taken from the original poem ('Day after day, day after day' through 'but not a drop to drink' and the spoken section), which is by Coleridge, but for the most part it's an original parse by Steve Harris and can be credited as such. I prefer Dickinson as a lyricist, at least generally.

Chris Rezendes 2004-12-18 17:47

Alice in Chains- Love, Hate, Love
Black Sabbath- Megalomania
Dark Angel- The Death of Innocence
Dark Angel- No One Answers
Dark Angel- Older than Time Itself
Dark Angel- The Promise of Agony
Dark Angel- The entire Time Does Not Heal album
Death- Living Monstrosity
Death- Low Life
Megadeth- Hook in Mouth
Megadeth- Poison was the Cure
Megadeth- Symphony of Destruction
Megadeth- Countdown to Extinction
Megadeth- Ashes in Your Mouth
Nuclear Assault- Brainwashed
Rush- The Spirit of Radio
Rush- Subdivisions
Slayer- Circle of Beliefs
Suffocation- Ornaments of Decrepancy
Watchtower- Control and Resistance

Generally, any lyrics written by either Gene Hoglan or Chuck Schuldiner were brilliant. Most of Megadeth's later lyrics were good. Most Watchtower and Rush lyrics are also good stuff.

andrewc 2004-12-18 23:20

opeth - black rose immortal
dissection - thorns of crimson death
metallica - disposable heroes
deströyer 666 - australian and anti-christ
darkthrone - natassja in eternal sleep
the kill - fuck emo
burzum - a lost forgotten sad spirit
psycroptic - the colour of sleep, lacertine forest
slayer - war ensemble
testament - down for life
anything by finntroll because i can't understand it! :D
blood duster - pornstore stiffi, makes me laugh every time i hear it
anything by the berzerker, who actually has some intelligent lyrics

prize for worst song lyrics:
8 foot sativa - hate made me
CoB - hatecrew deathroll

Tulvox 2004-12-21 22:55

"Hourglass"-Lamb of God
"Laid to Rest"-Lamb of God
"Black Label"-Lamb of God
"The Zephyr Song"-RHCP
"Garden"-Pearl Jam
"Glass Prison"-Dream Theater
"Blood Brothers"-Iron Maiden
"Hallowed By Thy Name"-Iron Maiden
"All Against All"-The Haunted
"The Unforgiven"-Metallica
"Of Mice and Men"-Megadeth

All right I'll stop now, before I fell like I'm just rambling off songs.

Cloaca 2004-12-22 01:49

Originally Posted by MetalThrashingMad
Yattering- Anal Narcotic - what a bunch of sick bastards

Oooh yeah they're fucking sick bastards. That song owns.

But one of my favourites is "Dissmissed From Life" by Deepred. The way the lyrics/vocals go with the riffs is fantastic.
:lhdevil: :lhdevil: :lhdevil: :lhdevil: :lhdevil: :lhdevil:

Mania 2004-12-22 10:33

Dreamtale-If you will Go

Two completely different songs with totally different meanings but they're, at the moment, my favourites.

Infinity 2004-12-22 22:43

Sadistik Exekution - Shit. Pretty much the only words are 'Fuck' Shit' 'Cunt' 'You' and any combination of the 4 :p

andrewc 2004-12-23 09:13

isn't that usually all of sadX's lyrics, all the time? :p

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