when doves cry
Michael Sembello. :)
i dont know him
lol - that's why i dont know it.did he write some clever lyrics?
"She's a maniac, maniac on the floorAnd she's dancing like she's never danced beforeShe's a maniac, maniac on the floorAnd she's dancing like she's never danced before"Clever is an understatement. :)
lol.i'd previously missed the nuance. my apologies.apparently i was too focussed on jennifer warne to notice...
I'm a Springsteen fan.I think he writes good lyrics. IMO, he has an exceptional ability to write serious songs without drifting into pretentiousness. His songs resonate.
brooce does have some good lyrics.i was actually thinking more along the lines of really clever stuff - e.g. bragg: "How can you lie there and think of EnglandWhen you don't even know who's in the team"but that's just cos i appreciate that sort of turn of phrase. the others in my list all do the same.
John Wesley Harding"The Truth"It all made the news but the story was wrongAnd the photo wasn't even of meAnd the great god I love, he intoned from aboveYou shouldn't sniff at free publicityBut it wasn't the voice I'd expected to hearit was thin and unclear like Richard GereAnd somebody said "God's had a bad fallThat's his manager taking his calls"I always liked this song. His reviews always mentioned his clever writing.
For turns of phrase, Jim Steinman, writer of Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell I, II, and part of III.Also Steinman's:- Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back To Me Now"- Barry Manilow's "Read 'Em and Weep"- Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart"- and (for Aussie flavour) Air Supply's "Making Love Out of Nothing at All"No matter what he writes or who sings it, it'll be a rock song. I can't name a favourite line, there're too many good ones, but Bat I & II are a good primer (I can only imagine Christopaths twisting over "hose me down with holy water if I get too hot" from this one, a rare confluence of music that's popular and well written).My .02 (Cdn)... :)
don: Steinman has quite the resume.dion is .ca right?
it was thin and unclear like Richard Gerelol - that's hysterical
the Brothers Love (Alabama 3), of course (silly Luke):i'm in a lonely room...Hank Williams sings the lovesick blues,winter's walking up the avenuei ain't seen the sunshine since the 6th of june,but i'll tell you this...don't call a doctor,i'm gonna get better,don't run for the priest,gonna find some faith,just because i burnt my bible baby,it don't mean...i'm too sick to pray...one o' the live versions of too sick to pray (original off La Peste is much better).i could go on...and on...and on...all their lyrics have a lot of meaning for me (above's about a junkie trying to clean up).
forgot to say (mostly for Luke's edification), they're not just about drugs and partying. they're very political, started MOJO (miscarriages of justice organisation; linked in my left-hand reservoir dogs column) which got Paddy Hill (wrongly accused as an IRA bomber) out of prison, after he'd spent 20+ fucking years in there, for nothing.
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my vote is for the man in black - johnny cash- Jiminy Cricket
i'm so late to this thread. thnx everyone.Elvis costello i like.Jiminy - I must admit, i'm not much familiar with JC - shame on me.Ron - I hardly even know ANY of those names.rimone - ok ok! - i'll get my hands on some alabama3
christ on a crutch, luke, all you need to do is go over to http://rimone.org/mp3/ (even though not all of them are by A3; they also adore Johnny Cash and there's a few remixes of their UK hit 'hello i'm johnny cash' on that page).i put up the original 'too sick to pray' for my post today (which is still not up yet at my site but will be ASAP) as today is exactly six years ago; that day that changed my entire life (and made me a happier grrl than what tomorrow, six years ago, made me).
BOB MARLEY: Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!!!!John Trudell and The Graffiti Man Band: Spirit Woman, your love has spoken and somewhere a wild horse won't be broken.
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