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    Yeah, I love that song. Even if it is just talking.
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    You don't get James Blunt's name wrong and get away with it, mate.

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    Tom-A-to, Tom-ah-toe. All I hear is crap singing anyway


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    Tom-A-to, Tom-ah-toe. All I hear is crap singing anyway
    Oh be fair to the man. Homedawg can sing. It's just that his songs are exceedingly icky.
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    Quite like some of the lyrics from One Crowded Hour (Augie March):

    Why should you expect to see something that you hadn't seen,
    In somebody you'd known since you were sixteen;
    If love is a bolt from the blue, then what is that bolt but a glorified screw?
    And that doesn't hold nothing together.
    Far from these nonsense bars and their nowhere music it's making me sick,
    And I know it's making you sick
    There's nothing there, it's like eating air;
    It's like drinking gin with nothing else in,
    That doesn't hold me together.

    ...

    Oh but the green-eyed harpy of the songland,
    She takes into hers my hand,
    She says, "Boy I know you're lying,
    Oh but then, so am I"
    And to that I said "Oh well."

    They put me in a cage full of lions, I learned to speak lion,
    In fact I know the language well;
    I picked it up while I was versing myself in the languages they speak in hell.
    That night, the silence gave birth to a baby,
    They took it away to her silent dismay
    And they raised it to be lady;
    Now she can't keep her mouth shut.

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    FACT: Losers who recite Bluntys music are still losers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James90
    Back on the subject of Morrissey I recently acquired Ringleader of the Tormentors and am trying to put his eight studio albums in some order. Have a real soft spot for Viva Hate.
    A man after my own heart, clearly. FWIW:

    1) Vauxhall & I
    2) Viva Hate
    3) Your Arsenal
    4) You Are The Quarry
    5) Maladjusted
    6) Kill Uncle
    7) Southpaw Grammar

    Bit early to make a call with Ringleader..., but at the moment I'd be inclined to possibly just have it behind You Are The Quarry.

    Although not a studio album, I'm also a massive fan of Bona Drag, which I'd probably rate just behind Viva Hate. Hearing the quality of tunes on Viva & Bona I surprised Stephen Street doesn't write more often, he's clearly a tunesmith of no little ability.
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    Yep that's pretty much my list. Some days Vauxhall does it for me, others it does nothing so I'd probably pick Viva Hate as the favourite. You Are The Quarry ahead of Your Arsenal and slip Ringleader in ahead of Maladjusted.
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    Hmm, time I posted a few examples of some top-notch rap lyricism...

    Rakim has always been an incredibly good lyricist (many feel he's the greatest rapper of all time, and I'm probably inclined to agree) and he invented the internal rhyme, and the multi (multi-syllable rhyme), both are important aspects of lyricism. Anyway, one of his most underrated works in my opinion is Uplift, where he at some points packs 3 5-syllable rhymes into just one line, with none of it being filler, still getting the message across.

    http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.n...2568A50019AB1E

    Eminem, before he sold out, was also a great lyricist (though IMO not on Ra's level) and while Infinite IMO wasn't his best album due to production issues, it's lyrically probably his best, filled with battle lines. The following line is great because not only is it taking the **** out of the nursery rhyme, it's also saying that whatever you do you still ain't "Jack" - in other words, you aren't anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eminem, 313
    Cause you can be quick, jump the candlestick, burn your back
    And **** Jill on a hill, but you still ain't Jack
    Finally, back to Rakim, this one is not necessarily the best example of Ra's witty lyricism, but I chose this one because he gets his message across (even if I disagree with it) and it's 1000% better than mainstream rap nowadays...

    http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.n...2568A500181285
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    Not subtle or profound but itís lyrical brilliance nevertheless because itís so true.

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    Who can go past these lyrics from John Lennon:

    "Semolina pilchard, climbing up the eiffel tower.
    Elementary penguin singing hari krishna.
    Man, you should have seen them kicking edgar allan poe.
    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
    I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob g’goo goo g’joob.
    Goo goo g’joob g’goo goo g’joob g’goo."

    Profound, oh and also...from Punky's Dillema - S&G

    "Wish I was a Kellogg's Cornflake
    Floatin' in my bowl takin' movies,
    Relaxin' awhile, livin' in style,
    Talkin' to a raisin who 'casion'ly plays L.A.,
    Casually glancing at his toupee."


    but the greatest ever would have to be Pink Floyd's Happiest Days of Our Lives:

    "When we grew up and went to school
    There were certain teachers who would
    Hurt the children any way they could
    By pouring their derision
    Upon anything we did
    And exposing every weakness
    However carefully hidden by the kids
    But in the town it was well known
    When they got home at night, their fat and
    Psychopathic wives would thrash them
    Within inches of their lives"

    Its a perfect lead-in to 'Another Brick'

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    If rappers can infiltrate this thread, then I think Joe Strummer and Mick Jones deserve a mention.

    You have the right not to be killed
    Murder is a crime
    Unless it was done by a
    Policeman or aristocrat
    But how could we know when I was young
    All the changes that were to come?
    All the photos in the wallets on the battlefield
    And now the terror of the scientific sun
    There was masters an' servants an' servants an' dogs
    They taught you how to touch your cap
    But through strikes an' famine an' war an' peace
    England never closed this gap

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    Presidents of the United states - Peaches(obviously)
    movin' to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches
    i'm movin' to the country i'm gonna eat me a lot of peaches
    i'm movin' to the country i'm gonna eat a lot of peaches
    movin' to the country i'm gonna eat a lot of peaches
    peaches come from a can they were put there by a man
    in a factory downtown
    if i had my little way i'd eat peaches everyday
    sun soakin bulges in the shade

    movin' to the country i'm gonna eat a lot of peaches
    movin' to the country i'm gonna eat a lot of peaches
    i'm movin to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches
    movin' to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches

    i took a little nap where the roots all twist
    squished a rotten peach in my fist
    and dreamed about you woman
    i poked my finger down inside makin' a little room for a ant to hide
    nature's candy in my hand or can or a pie

    millions of peaches peaches for me
    millions of peaches peaches for free
    millions of peaches peaches for me
    millions of peaches peaches for free

    look out

    millions of peaches peaches for me
    millions of peaches peaches for free
    millions of peaches peaches for me
    millions of peaches peaches for free

    look out
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