Most poetic musician of all time?

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by shewillbloved, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. shewillbloved

    shewillbloved Member

    What Im really asking here is, who stands our in your mind as the most influential, articulate musician of all time? Only taking into account their words, whom do you respect the most? What person's lyrics have had the greatest impact on you?

    Genre completeley aside, be it country, r&b, hip hop, rock or ANY MUSIC!
  2. stalk

    stalk Banned

    totally anyone who plays a sitar,

    omar rodriguez-lopez and

  3. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

    Well, I find a lot of inspiration and influence in Dave Matthews. I also like Jim Bizer (a local artist) and Vienna Teng (highly recommended if you like beautiful, deep lyrics, piano and a beautiful female voice). Actually, probably half of my influences are actually musicians and their lyrics, not actual "poets" per se. But these are probably the top 3. That I can think of, anyways.

    I don't know about "most influential of all time," as I can only speak for myself, in my time and mind.
  4. moonlightdelerium

    moonlightdelerium Senior Member

    Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell
  5. Biida

    Biida Member

    Y'know, I'm not too sure I'd call him the most poetic musician of all time (being as I don't think I could ever narrow it down to any one musician), Jack Johnson is an artist whose lyrics I always find incredibly admirable. :)
  6. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

  7. pagansrule!

    pagansrule! Member

    It depends, I've always admired lyrics by Dylan, Hendrix, Morrison, etc, but as far as classic rock goes, lyrics by Roger Waters are in my mind the most deep and innovative. You could probably teach a course analyzing Pink Floyd music from a million prespectives.
  8. stalk

    stalk Banned

    hell yeah! Roger waters and bob dylan, how could i forget?

    Those guys were some of the best writers of their time.

  9. stalk

    stalk Banned

    "overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air,
    and deep beneath the rolling waves
    in labrynths of coral caves,
    an echo of a distant tide comes willowing accross the sand
    and everything is green and submarine"

    pink floyd - echoes

    I remember I was on acid a couple weeks back
    and the sun had just come up. I was at the beach
    it was windy, cold,
    I had been dancing all night so both of those had just occured to me.
    (I drank hella water and just sweat it all out, i didn't even pee)

    And I looked up, and there it was

    a sea gull,

    completely motionless.

    not moving AT ALL.

    Echoes echoing thru my mind one morning.
  10. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

    true, i forgot about pink floyd/roger waters. and hendrix had some good stuff too. Good mentions there. Dylan is obvious, so I didn't say that, plus I'm not a huge fan.
  11. I'm a huge Outkast fan... I have ever been since they first came out, and their profound lyrics are on another level when it comes to hip-hop. But Pink Floyd's lyrics could be some of the most thought provoking and innovative lyrics I've ever heard.

    So If I had to choose, I would say Pink Floyd.
  12. bruschetta

    bruschetta Member


    thats like totally exactly what i was gonna type.
  13. madlizard

    madlizard Senior Member

    Mmm, everyone that was said already definitely deserves to be here but you're missing someone :)...

    Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes.. very poetic, I love his lyrics.

    But definitely Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Roger Waters, Bob Dylan.. oh yes. For sure..
  14. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

    Thats true about pink floyd... the music ITSELF is poetic, in it's way. Better than the lyrics, too, which are usually pretty depressing.
  15. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

    Oh man, how could I forget to say Paul Simon? From Simon and Garfunkle to his present solo records, that guy is one hell of a songwriter, lyrically and musically.
  16. steely_j

    steely_j Member

    no one else, then mr Bob Dylan.
  17. hippywitch_25

    hippywitch_25 Member

    Jim Morrison and today is the anniversary of his death by the way. R.I.P. Jim.

  18. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

    Cool, the classic rock station will probably play a lot of his/the doors' music. :)

    And welcome to the forums, hippywitch 25!
  19. Any Color You Like

    Any Color You Like Senior Member

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