View Full Version : Great Poetry in Music

September 20th, 2011, 05:43 AM
Everybody has their own favorites when it comes to music, but have you ever heard lyrics that just spoke to you? Even if it's not from your type of music?

I was at my dad's house (he's an old hippie), and he was playing Janis Joplin's Pearl album. I've heard the songs before, of course, but never really "listened" to the lyrics.

There are some lines such as "Freedom is just another word for 'nothing left to lose.'" and "I'd trade all of my tomorrows for one single yesterday." These are pure poetry.

So, I want to start a thread where people can post their favorite lines from any song. Make sure to post the song, and group (or songwriter).

September 20th, 2011, 07:28 AM
I'm really enjoying tryad at the moment as they have the most amazing lyrics I've heard in recent music. You can find them on jamendo (free and freedom music site) at http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/tryad

Here's an example of the lyrics in one of their songs:
try to stop a genie loose
lawyers can't hold back the truth
we the people, we the youth
you the media, we're now too

And another one:
trees and galaxies
can't you see
just like these
you are so lovely
how could you ever think
you're separate from everything

Also strangezero is good but they cheat a bit by sticking famous quotes etc to music