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Date:2020-01-17 21:47:04
Edited:2020-01-17 21:49:48
In Reply To:Question For Everyone RE: Lyrics by Nosferatwo
...but I suspect I'm not the only person to say that for most bands I consider the vocalist to primarily be another instrument. There are, of course, bands whose lyrics I pay attention to, and which are meaningful for me, but there are many more bands whose lyrics are indecipherable either because they're unintelligible or because they're too abstract to pin down any specific meaning, and in those cases I simply regard it as another element of the sound.

Intelligible lyrics hurt as often as they help. Good lyrics can elevate a song, but bad ones (I'm looking at you, The Count of Tuscany) can make an otherwise great song hard to revisit.

"You bandits don't just die quickly, I mean, example: This one guy in New Haven, cities burning, people dying left and right, yada yada yada, and this jackhole rushes me with a spoon. A frickin' spoon. And I'm just, dying laughing right? So I just scoop out his eyeballs with it and his kids are like, 'waaah', he can't see where he's going, bumping into stuff, maybe you just had to be there. Anyway, the moral is, you're a total bitch." - Handsome Jack

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