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Good lyrics- Bad lyrics

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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Personally, (and this is JUST personally), i think all lyrics should be written by Ed Sheeran! I'm fed up with rubbish lyrics which bring music down to the level of the uneducated and stupid (Ke$sha being an example)or those with repeated messages about break-up - make-up - love BS (i.e Taylor Swift), which literally killed any valuable meaning of those aspects of love and relationship. Overated fame!

So, what do you think make good/bad lyrics?


P/S: Sorry if i accidentally offended any Ke$sha's or TW's fans.
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MaiArikata Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like System of a Down's lyrical ability... They're amazing. And almost all popular mainstream artists are shit
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RatPackSwaggaH Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
If every song was written by Ed Sheeran I'd give up music altogether.
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ThISoMessedUp Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No, not all lyrics should be written by Ed Sheeran. It would be a very depressing world. He is an extremely good lyricist, but it just wouldn't work. Also, Ed Sheeran belongs in the overrated crowd.

As a musician myself, I don't like to slash other peoples work or lyrics (minus the few which are stupid) because it's personal to them, even though if they're talking about bitch's and hoes etc. It's like their own creative baby. And mothers get overprotective of their babies.

I personally love Taylor Swift. I know she's overrated and very popular, but I think she's brilliant.

How would you feel if you wrote a song then people told you it was horrible?
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Okay maybe i made it sound a bit too extreme when i said all lyrics should be written by him. I was just taking him as an example.
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MaiArikata Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I hate Taylor swift, her music all sounds like "Wahh! I'm rich beautiful and famous and I can't have a fairy tail love life! Even though any average looking guy would give it to me! But I'm judging by looks only so ill never get my perfect love life!" .....although her face looks like a fucking breadstick to me
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CaramelGrape Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist
The best songwriters provoke thought, convey emotion and meticulously choose the words that will have the greatest impact on the listener. Frank Ocean does an amazing job of this.
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Maybe i should go back to the 60s for the music.
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CaramelGrape Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist
What are you implying?
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
i'm implying that most of pop music nowadays is total rubbish.
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CaramelGrape Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist
What does that have to do with my first post?
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
nothing, nvm i'm replying to the wrong post.
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defaultking Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Without ever having listened to a single Ed Sheeran song in my entire life, I can tell you that there are plenty of good lyricists out there. If you haven't found them yet, you're probably not listening to the right music.
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Taking Ed Sheeran as an example does not mean i'm trashing all others lyricists.
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defaultking Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And I'm not really saying that you are, only that there are many more good lyricists out there that aren't named Ed Sheeran.
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
yes, i know. I'm just taking him as an example. Maybe it sounded too extreme when i said all lyrics should be written by him.
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defaultking Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, it did.
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Estrago1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I think good lyrics act as poetry (no, I don't mean rap); poetry that paints an image of the life of the artist at that time in his or her life; poetry that invokes an image or thought that makes you really think and ponder your own life. I think good lyrics make you understand yourself.
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
And sadly, about more than half of Pop music nowadays fail to have this quality to their songs...
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Estrago1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It is definitely a sad thing. But the music business isn't what it was back in, say, the 1960's. It's all about money today. Why perfect your craft and try to make the best possible piece of work that you can, when you can release a mediocre piece of music that you know people will eat up, and make millions?
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Yep, and the saddest part is the music producers decide to go with low value music because the majority of the listeners nowadays enjoy that crap. Kinda make you feel pessimistic about the level of class of this generation.
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Estrago1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, without a doubt. Today's music is lazy, just like today's generation.
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RileighFreeman Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I do agree with you. Partly. I believe that some songs that really just sound weird are really just the artist having fun. I don't believe every song has to have a deep meaning to it. Some times, people want songs that they can dance and have a good time to. And there is artist that do have great lyrics, you just have to dig deeper.
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Yep yep, you're right. The thing that sucks, though, is that too many songs with horrible or meaningless lyrics are getting popular. Kinda make you judge the listeners a bit.
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RileighFreeman Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
True , True. Maybe, but you still really have to meet the person. I think you may be able to judge the group of listeners as group. And by what type of music they listen to.
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popstck Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
how would you feel if a song that had no vocals received fame
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
i assume you're talking about LMFAO now? or are you defending the 2 examples for their vocals?
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popstck Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
why would you assume i'm talking about a specific group
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
okay, then with no assumptions, i would say music without good vocalists would suck as well.
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popstck Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
all of a sudden this isn't about lyrics?
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
well i'm just answering your original qn
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popstck Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i'm not saying you're not, but you said "good vocalists" instead of "good lyricists," which a good vocalist doesn't have to be a good lyricist so it's irrelevant to this whole thread. essentially you're diverging from your own topic...
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Okay, you're the one who started asking about songs w/o vocals recieving fame. I suggest you think carefully before you argue and piss me off.
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