My Top Five Picks For Best Lyrics In Music

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Music history has given us some great tunes and some great lyrics. Also a whole lot of shit. But this post is about the former, so we shall ignore the latter. I hereby give you my personal Top Five Picks For Best Lyrics In Music (Of ALL Time, as Kanye would say):


5) Sun Ra – Nuclear War

“they talkin’ bout nuclear war

it’s a motherfucker, don’t you know

if they push that button your ass gotta go”

 

4) Swans – Blind

“but I saw a man cry once, down on his knees

in the corner of a darkened cell

and his pain meant nothing to me

but I was younger then young men never die”

 

3) Joy Division – New Dawn Fades

“directionless so plain to see,

a loaded gun won’t set you free

so you say”

 

2) Nick Cave/Grinderman – Worm Tamer

“well my baby calls me the Loch Ness Monster

two great big humps and then I’m gone”

 

1) The Temptations – Papa Was A Rolling Stone

“papa was a rolling stone

wherever he laid his hat was his home

and when he died all he left us was alone”

william parham

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