What do lyrics mean to you?

All that proves is folks dont interpret the words the same. It proves nothing about their importance.
Tom Araya from Slayer was able (maybe still is) able to deliver his lines really fast (not just the cocaine lines). lyrics below video Not to mention some impressive drumming. Not only are his lyrics well thought out, they were relevant to the time when they were written. I know Slayer is NOT everyone's cup of tea, however be open minded, listen to or try to follow along with the written lyrics, then re-watch and pay attention to that awesome drumming.


This country's lost its grip, subconscious hold begins to slip
The scales of justice tend to tip
The legal system has no spine, it's corroding from inside
Slap your hand, you'll do no time
Reality on vacation, all across a blinded nation
Mentality under sedation
Anyone can be set free on a technicality
Explain the law again to me
Here in 1994, things are different than before
Violence is what we adore
Invitation to the game, guns and blades and media fame
Every day more of the same
Murder, mayhem, anarchy, now are all done legally
Mastermind, your killing spree
Unafraid of punishment with a passive government
There's nothing for you to regret
Nothing to regret
Unimposing policy
No enforcing ministry
Gaping with judicial flaws
Watch a fading nation crawl
Clashing with the public frame
I'm the one that's place in fame
Legislature sets the stage
Social slaves caught in my rage
Administrative anarchy, there's nothing you can do to me
The world around you drifting to a continental tomb, you see
Violence is my passion, it will never be contained
Living with aggression and its everlasting reign
Songwriters: Kerry Ray King
 
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Tom Araya from Slayer was able (maybe still is) able to deliver his lines really fast (not just the cocaine lines). lyrics below video Not to mention some impressive drumming. Not only are his lyrics well thought out, they were relevant to the time when they were written. I know Slayer is NOT everyone's cup of tea, however be open minded, listen to or try to follow along with the written lyrics, then re-watch and pay attention to that awesome drumming.


This fucking country's lost its grip, subconscious hold begins to slip
The scales of justice tend to tip
The legal system has no spine, it's corroding from inside
Slap your hand, you'll do no time
Reality on vacation, all across a blinded nation
Mentality under sedation
Anyone can be set free on a technicality
Explain the law again to me
Here in 1994, things are different than before
Violence is what we adore
Invitation to the game, guns and blades and media fame
Every day more of the same
Murder, mayhem, anarchy, now are all done legally
Mastermind, your killing spree
Unafraid of punishment with a passive government
There's nothing for you to regret
Nothing to regret
Unimposing policy
No enforcing ministry
Gaping with judicial flaws
Watch a fading nation crawl
Clashing with the public frame
I'm the one that's place in fame
Legislature sets the stage
Social slaves caught in my rage
Administrative anarchy, there's nothing you can do to me
The world around you drifting to a continental tomb, you see
Violence is my passion, it will never be contained
Living with aggression and its everlasting reign
Songwriters: Kerry Ray King
I love Slayer! The lyrics though, are the last thing on my mind.
 
I love Slayer! The lyrics though, are the last thing on my mind.
I loved Slayer since I first heard of them, and MY opinion Paul Bostaph is a better drummer than Dave Lombardo (rapidly ducks for cover).

I want to do this to a lot of music, say not just a drum cover but a meshup of some good parts of a lot of songs:

 
It all depends on the song (or the band). Lyrics are important when they are made important by the band. In other words, the lyrics are a main focal point of the endeavor, they’re crystal clear, and the arrangement supports the singer delivering the lyrics. To me, Sinatra, Ella, Pink Floyd and Jack Johnson are some examples that meet that criteria.

If the lyrics are muddied by the style of the singer, by the band or because they are meaningless, I don’t give them a second thought. In that case the vocalist is another instrument in the band and the lyrics only exist to allow the vocalist a part in the music. That has its place of course. Lots of great music falls under that category.
For example when the music is purposely made secondary like in this songs:

Simple Man
ANY Red Hot Chili Peppers song (not that they are bad musicians but usually their music is focused on the lyrics first).
A lot of The Beatles songs

Then there are songs were the music (usually the guitar) mostly follows the lyrics such as in the example below. I dont' care who you are this is a bad ass song by they way. (stupid video but hey it was the 80's)


You say our love is like dynamite
Open your eyes, it's like fire and ice
Well, you're killing me, your love's a guillotine
Why don't you just set me free
I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) too young to fall in love
I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) too young to fall in love
Run for the hills, we're both sinners and saints
Not a woman, but a whore, I can taste the hate
Well, now I'm killing you, watch your face turning blue
Not yet a man, just a punk in the street
I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) to fall in love
I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) much too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) too young to fall in love
You say our love is like dynamite
It's no surprise, you've got one-way eyes
Well, you're killing me, your love's a guillotine
Not yet a man, just a punk in the street
I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) to fall in love
I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) much too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) too young to fall in love

Songwriters: Nikki Sixx
 
I love Slayer! The lyrics though, are the last thing on my mind.
The lyrics may not be the standout when it comes to Slayer but you have to admit they've touched on some interesting subject matter (to say the least) 😁
 
For example when the music is purposely made secondary like in this songs:

Simple Man
ANY Red Hot Chili Peppers song (not that they are bad musicians but usually their music is focused on the lyrics first).
A lot of The Beatles songs

Then there are songs were the music (usually the guitar) mostly follows the lyrics such as in the example below. I dont' care who you are this is a bad ass song by they way. (stupid video but hey it was the 80's)


You say our love is like dynamite
Open your eyes, it's like fire and ice
Well, you're killing me, your love's a guillotine
Why don't you just set me free
I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) too young to fall in love
I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) too young to fall in love
Run for the hills, we're both sinners and saints
Not a woman, but a whore, I can taste the hate
Well, now I'm killing you, watch your face turning blue
Not yet a man, just a punk in the street
I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) to fall in love
I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) much too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) too young to fall in love
You say our love is like dynamite
It's no surprise, you've got one-way eyes
Well, you're killing me, your love's a guillotine
Not yet a man, just a punk in the street
I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) to fall in love
I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) much too young
(Too young to fall in love) I'm too young
(Too young to fall in love) too young to fall in love

Songwriters: Nikki Sixx
I hear a big slamming four on floor opening beat, and a roaring guitar riff. How old he was when he fell in love is irrelevant to me lol.
 
Tom Araya from Slayer was able (maybe still is) able to deliver his lines really fast (not just the cocaine lines). lyrics below video Not to mention some impressive drumming. Not only are his lyrics well thought out, they were relevant to the time when they were written. I know Slayer is NOT everyone's cup of tea, however be open minded, listen to or try to follow along with the written lyrics, then re-watch and pay attention to that awesome drumming.


This country's lost its grip, subconscious hold begins to slip
The scales of justice tend to tip
The legal system has no spine, it's corroding from inside
Slap your hand, you'll do no time
Reality on vacation, all across a blinded nation
Mentality under sedation
Anyone can be set free on a technicality
Explain the law again to me
Here in 1994, things are different than before
Violence is what we adore
Invitation to the game, guns and blades and media fame
Every day more of the same
Murder, mayhem, anarchy, now are all done legally
Mastermind, your killing spree
Unafraid of punishment with a passive government
There's nothing for you to regret
Nothing to regret
Unimposing policy
No enforcing ministry
Gaping with judicial flaws
Watch a fading nation crawl
Clashing with the public frame
I'm the one that's place in fame
Legislature sets the stage
Social slaves caught in my rage
Administrative anarchy, there's nothing you can do to me
The world around you drifting to a continental tomb, you see
Violence is my passion, it will never be contained
Living with aggression and its everlasting reign
Songwriters: Kerry Ray King

one of my most favorite Slayer songs!!!! Hell yeah!!!

and the words here are so ON POINT for where we have landed today....Kerry "Nostradamus" King
 
I agree in some regards but biology is what it is for a natural reason.

We live in a society that says a 25 year old is still classified as a child if they live continously as a dependent in their parent's home. It's also compiled in child gun death totals.

I can't really trust Dylan. I just hear it and ponder that it's really Leonard Cohen.
I guess i just picked 25 year olds arbituarily .....at my age 35 -40 year olds are jsut as Thrilling !! 60 is the new 50!! Have you seen the TV commericals for Nutrisystems Diet plans with Marie Osmond! Holy Crap - she is 63 ! and Looks Ravishing. A beauty. She lost 50 pounds on that program some years ago, and has become a spokesperson for Nutrisystem. Look at Christie Brinkley (60+) and Cindy Crawford (57+)... They prove there is a lot to show for taking care of yourself!
 
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