Best lyricists of all time?

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Blair N. Cummings
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Re: Best lyricists of all time?

Post by Blair N. Cummings »

Okay, he`s a good - not great - lyricist, but you could have spared yourself a lot of time and trouble by pointing out that he was responsible for this lovely song which I loved from the moment I heard it and still return to YouTube to recall:

Ken Miller
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Re: Best lyricists of all time?

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I was actually going to begin my post with that song because that's how I discovered him but I didn't know your tastes well enough to risk it. Some people would call it cheap pop candy but it's really a beautiful song.

Blair N. Cummings
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Re: Best lyricists of all time?

Post by Blair N. Cummings »

It`s not at all cheap pop candy. It really is a beautiful song.
Cheap pop candy is defined by predictable melodies; lyrics to beautiful melodies can be as trite as these (and - heresy - many of Hal David`s) and work!

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Re: Best lyricists of all time?

Post by HDMartinez »

Rupert Holmes is very well known for his 2007 Drama Desk award winning book for Broadway musical curtains and yes he is the best lyricist as his lyrics are so good to make best broadway shows .
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Blair N. Cummings
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Re: Best lyricists of all time?

Post by Blair N. Cummings »

Enough of this nonsense. Here:

grooverider
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Re: Best lyricists of all time?

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My favorite Rupert Holmes, with great sax and flueglhorn solos from Michael & Randy Brecker at the end, "So Beautiful It Hurts":


Marcel
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Re: Best lyricists of all time?

Post by Marcel »

Dont forget Carole Bayer Sager.
She has written beautiful lyrics.


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Re: Best lyricists of all time?

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This guy ain't bad......


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