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Old 08-12-2009, 12:53 PM
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What do some people find wrong with song lyrics

Ive seen some posts and some say that the lyrics dont matter. to me everything in the songs that i like matter music,lyrics ect.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:59 PM
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In metal at least, lyrics can be dumber than shit and a song can still be awesome. Hell, lyrics can even be dumber than shit and still really cool lyrics - no one can honestly tell me that "GRANDMAAAAAAA! WELCOME HOOOOOOME!" is a good lyric, but no one's gonna argue that the King should have been singing about animal rights or some shit either. I think that's all that people mean. Lyrics are a nice bonus in metal, but rarely what makes the song great.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:16 PM
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i for one love lyrics and think that lyrics should play a huge role in the writing process. but many songs are still good with shitty lyrics
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:36 PM
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Much of the music I like the most has no lyrics at all, and it is as hard-hitting as anything in metal.

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Twenty-two excellent cases in point:
Pelican
God Is an Astronaut
This Will Destroy You
Explosions in the Sky
Caspian
Red Sparowes
Mono
If These Trees Could Talk
Gifts From Enola
Battles
Romance of Young Tigers
Gathiens
Mogwai
North (except last year's release, which has vocals)
Disappearer
Grails
Dub Trio
Irepress
Karma to Burn
Stinking Lizaveta
5ive (not the boy band) ...these guys absolutely fucking CRUSH - and there's only TWO of them

...and if you want fucking EPIC, you gotta try on some Russian Circles...
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:37 PM
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the criticism comes when people start calling the "dumb as shit" lyrics well written and hyping it up to be more than it is, and bad lyrics usually also come under fire when the song lacks good musical quality.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:40 PM
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Depends on how dumb the lyrics are. Nobody's expecting Shakespeare when it comes to metal, but if the lyrics are eye-rollingly bad it can ruin a song for me.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:01 PM
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Depends on how dumb the lyrics are. Nobody's expecting Shakespeare when it comes to metal, but if the lyrics are eye-rollingly bad it can ruin a song for me.
Yeah, this. I never go into something expecting GREAT lyrics, but occasionally if lyrics are exceptionally bad it can knock a good number of points off of a band for me.
As I've said before, I consider great lyrics to be one of the determining factors between a good and great band. Bands who can pen great lyrics which you can really latch on to and relate to will always hold a place nearer to your heart than those that don't. Well, at least that's been my experience, even though my favorite band is more of the exception than the rule.
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In metal at least, lyrics can be dumber than shit and a song can still be awesome. Hell, lyrics can even be dumber than shit and still really cool lyrics - no one can honestly tell me that "GRANDMAAAAAAA! WELCOME HOOOOOOME!" is a good lyric, but no one's gonna argue that the King should have been singing about animal rights or some shit either. I think that's all that people mean. Lyrics are a nice bonus in metal, but rarely what makes the song great.
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I think for some groups, the lyrics are just as part of the music. The words and rhymes add to the 'sound' and rhythm of the song, musically.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:18 PM
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In metal at least, lyrics can be dumber than shit and a song can still be awesome. Hell, lyrics can even be dumber than shit and still really cool lyrics - no one can honestly tell me that "GRANDMAAAAAAA! WELCOME HOOOOOOME!" is a good lyric, but no one's gonna argue that the King should have been singing about animal rights or some shit either. I think that's all that people mean. Lyrics are a nice bonus in metal, but rarely what makes the song great.
king always has great lyrics.

i dont how people listen to maiden.sabbath,aic other bands like that and say that lyrics dont matter
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