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luka
28-01-2016, 12:47 AM
Inspired by Crowley slagging off bowies lyrics. No rappers allowed.

Paul Simon
Hal david
Smokey Robinson
Joni mitchell
Lemmy

luka
28-01-2016, 12:49 AM
Also inspired by being in a charity shop today they were playing dionne Warwick running thru the bacharach songbook

mistersloane
28-01-2016, 03:37 AM
Kurt Cobain and Richey Manic for writing plausibly good cut-ups and managing to sometimes fit them well into songs.

I loved Amy Winehouse's lyrics. Loved them. " And life is like a pipe/And I'm a tiny penny rolling up the walls inside". Brilliant.

Corpsey
28-01-2016, 10:46 AM
I like these lyrics, courtesy of Mack Gordon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mack_Gordon):

You make me feel so young.
You make me feel as though spring has sprung.
And every time I see you grin,
I'm such a happy individual.

The moment that you speak,
I want to go and play hide and seek.
I wanna go and bounce the moon,
Just like a toy balloon.

You and I
Are just like a couple of tots,
Running across a meadow
Pickin' up lots of forget-me-nots.

You make me feel so young.
You make me feel there are songs to be sung,
Bells to be rung,
And a wonderful fling to be flung.

And even when I'm old and gray,
I'm going to feel the way I do today
Because you make me feel so young.

rubberdingyrapids
28-01-2016, 10:47 AM
most rap lyrics are fucking shite so its a good thing theyre banned.

rubberdingyrapids
28-01-2016, 11:05 AM
though in fairness, most song lyrics are bad.

in greater fairness, chuck d was good. and underrated as a lyricist. most people just talk about PE for the message and the noise, but chuck was regularly a brilliant writer too.

other good lyricists (who arent hal david, winehouse, or joni mitchell) -
holland dozier holland
björn ulvaeus and benny andersson
james brown
gil scot heron
kool keith
morissey
alex turner
jarvis cocker
cole porter
ira gershwin
chuck berry
fela kuti
erykah badu
a lot of blues and country artists
iggy pop
lil wayne
abel meeropol
trim
saafir is the alltime best rap lyricist though, hands down, no one is better

lyrics are one of the most overrated aspects of music though

Corpsey
28-01-2016, 11:20 AM
most rap lyrics are fucking shite so its a good thing theyre banned.

Bit of a bizarre statement, this - most ROCK lyrics are shite, too, so why not ban them, also?

rubberdingyrapids
28-01-2016, 11:24 AM
its luka's rule, not mine.

i said most song lyrics are crap.

this song is a great example of how to not be a great lyricist -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XheklX5csjc

Mr. Tea
28-01-2016, 12:06 PM
Des'ree, obvs.

Mr. Tea
28-01-2016, 12:09 PM
Serious answer: I think Gen's lyrics in 'United' make it one of *the* great love songs.

rubberdingyrapids
28-01-2016, 12:11 PM
max martin cos he wrote this line for britney spears' hold it against me -

Cause you feel like paradise
And I need a vacation tonight
looks terrible on paper obv but its the way she sings it.

CrowleyHead
28-01-2016, 11:39 PM
Are we talking about wordplay or songwriting here? Because obviously Saafir couldn't write a song to save his life but he's good at wordplay (I guess?), so I don't know if both can be used with the same regard.

luka
29-01-2016, 12:06 AM
Ugh don't have a debate about fucking saafir of all people, here, ON MY THREAD lol

luka
29-01-2016, 12:07 AM
Said no rappers very specifically to avoid having a debate about saafir fux sake

CrowleyHead
30-01-2016, 03:03 AM
At least the man didn't throw Aesop Rock into the fucking mix.

luka
30-01-2016, 09:24 AM
Crowley stop! You're making it worse!

rubberdingyrapids
30-01-2016, 10:54 AM
I see your Aesop rock and raise you an anticon.

You know what though. That new Aesop and homeboy sandman ep actually is good.

luka
30-01-2016, 10:56 AM
Lool you cunt stop bullying me!!

rubberdingyrapids
30-01-2016, 12:36 PM
Forgot to put el-p in my list before.
Can't decide between him and big juss.
Both are better than George and ira, Paul and John, lieber and stoller.

CrowleyHead
30-01-2016, 01:26 PM
Woah woah woah, Yakkety Yak is exactly what el-P does, and pales in comparison to the song.

luka
30-01-2016, 03:33 PM
Request ban

luka
25-02-2016, 10:39 PM
https://soundcloud.com/beaujolais/greenwich-x-beaujolais-x-bobby-bisto

just done this sweet freestlye about greenwich town

luka
25-02-2016, 10:40 PM
can you give it a like please my mate has never had a like on his page before

droid
25-02-2016, 11:15 PM
What does it matter, a dream of love
Or a dream of lies
We're all gonna be in the same place
When we die
Your spirit don't leave knowing
Your face or your name
And the wind through your bones
Is all that remains
And we're all gonna be
We're all gonna be
Just dirt in the ground

The quill from a buzzard
The blood writes the word
I want to know am I the sky
Or a bird
'Cause hell is boiling over
And heaven is full
We're chained to the world
And we all gotta pull
And we're all gonna be
Just dirt in the ground

luka
25-02-2016, 11:20 PM
thats fucking sick bro

droid
25-02-2016, 11:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm3LEmFFj2g

luka
25-02-2016, 11:25 PM
i thought it was a facebook rapper.

droid
25-02-2016, 11:27 PM
lol. I would like his page.

Corpsey
26-02-2016, 09:12 AM
https://soundcloud.com/beaujolais/greenwich-x-beaujolais-x-bobby-bisto

just done this sweet freestlye about greenwich town

LOLLLL

You're the British Lil B

Corpsey
26-02-2016, 09:13 AM
You've really stiffed yourself with this no rappers rule luka cos now we can't just post Rick Ross lyrics all day.

More of your freestyles would be a good substitute.

luka
26-02-2016, 09:29 AM
its a bit early in the morning need a bit of drink in me

Corpsey
26-02-2016, 09:46 AM
Make a mixtape.

You've got a london accent so its just about credible.

If I made one it would be like somebody rapping on '8 out of 10 cats' or something.

luka
26-02-2016, 09:57 AM
ok ill do one saturday

Corpsey
26-02-2016, 10:04 AM
Let's try and get Drake interested.

Benny B
26-02-2016, 10:21 AM
Lol at luka getting tricked into liking tom waits

Corpsey
26-02-2016, 10:25 AM
Lol at luka getting tricked into liking tom waits

I read his response as sarcastic. Hence the use of the word 'bro'.

luka
26-02-2016, 10:37 AM
I thought it was one of those people on Facebook like listen to me I'm a 21 yr old trying to make it in the game and their approach is to comment under every nas Facebook page post

Benny B
26-02-2016, 10:41 AM
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s278/dogyears_photos/tom%20waits%20gif.gif (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/dogyears_photos/media/tom%20waits%20gif.gif.html)

luka
26-02-2016, 10:55 AM
I'm not admitting anything you won't get a confession out of me

luka
26-02-2016, 10:56 AM
I'd rather leave the forum change my identity move to dubai

Corpsey
26-02-2016, 10:59 AM
Tom Waits is the Ja Rule of rock music, on account of his cookie monster voice.

luka
26-02-2016, 04:20 PM
Barney Ronay endorses my tune. so happy.

https://twitter.com/barneyronay/status/703252121265819648

droid
26-02-2016, 04:28 PM
https://soundcloud.com/beaujolais/greenwich-x-beaujolais-x-bobby-bisto

just done this sweet freestlye about greenwich town

Tom Waits AND Bochum Welt.

Corpsey
26-02-2016, 05:09 PM
Louis Armstrong was the Ja Rule of Jazz.

luka
26-02-2016, 06:08 PM
If anyone's got any tracks that need vocalling can you send them in please. I can just improvise them like that one or I can write them I'm very versatile

luka
26-02-2016, 06:09 PM
I don't care if I think it's shit I'll do it anyway it's never too late to be a pop starr

Corpsey
02-06-2016, 10:20 AM
Yesterday a child came out to wonder
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star

HOOK

And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

Then the child moved ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like when you're older must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams

HOOK

Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to car wheels through the town
And they tell him take your time it won't be long now
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down

HOOK

So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
There'll be new dreams maybe better dreams and plenty
Before the last revolving year is through

HOOK


"Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to car wheels through the town " - You can't beat that.

qwerty south
08-06-2016, 11:43 AM
Lupe Fiasco sings in these so we'll allow it...

'Hurt Me Soul'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI6iZJOntY8

'Go To Sleep'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0zHyq8zYgc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0zHyq8zYgc)

rubberdingyrapids
08-06-2016, 11:48 AM
masterpiece.


Hey, hey, Paula, I never thought we'd last this long
Your voice annoys me and your hair's all wrong, so wrong
Oh and Paula, I don't like any of your friends
Yes, and horoscopes just send me fast asleep

Oh, funny how we still spend the night together
Oh, even though we don't see one thing the same
But we still do it again, oh yeah, we do it again

Oh Paula, I just can't get it through my head
How you can look so bad but be so good in bed, so good

Oh, funny how we still spend the night together
Oh, even though we don't see one thing the same
But still we do it again, oh yeah, we do it again, yeah

Oh funny how we still spend the night together
Oh, even though we don't see one thing the same
And still we do it again, oh yeah, we do it again

Oh, now Paula I think it's time that you should go
Until tonight at least and then we can go to bed
Let's go to bed