Monday, March 21, 2011

Music and lyrics and the like.

Most people who know me, know that I love writing and music. I don't go a day without listening to music at some point and I have a hobby of writing poetry and stories and the like. Both are something I've always loved and have wanted to incorporate into my future somehow.

This morning I got a slightly overwhelming compliment. You see, I wrote a poem for a Spanish project and since I got done super fast, went to go sit with my friends. One of them asked to read my poem and I let him. He was quite impressed and I showed him another poem I had written for English. Here's where the slightly overwhelming compliment comes in. When he finished reading it he said "You wrote this? You should write lyrics for [insert-name-of-mutual-friends'-band-here]." I wasn't quite sure what to say to that. I do love to write and I sometimes try to write songs but writing for another band? It'd be cool, but who knows.

Now, I've always been intrigued by lyrics. I admire bands/artists who write their own music and lyrics, play their own instruments and are good at them, and who don't need to be super electronically altered to sound good. I like listening to unknown artists preform and I love reading original lyrics. Some of my favorite songs have some rather odd lyrics, I'd have to say. I've recently (aka today) been wondering if my favorite bands write their own music and the one I looked up was Motion City Soundtrack. They have some pretty awesome music and lyrics and I've liked them for a while and I'm pretty happy to say their lead singer, Justin Pierre, writes a large amount of their music.

Look up who writes your favorite songs.

Some of my favorites of MCS:

"In early '99 I beat the Ocarina of Time.
I'm quite the legend in this town." From "@!#?@!"

"What if there's nothing more to us?
We're just carbon-based.
We're just pixie dust." From "Skin and Bones"

"Let's get fucked up and die..
I'm speaking figuratively, of course..
Like the last time that I committed suicide.. social suicide.." From "L.G. Fuad" (Let's Get Fucked Up and Die)

"Betty can’t quit carving question marks in my wrist
How come we’re so alone" From "The Future Freaks Me Out"

"There’s a voice there’s a voice there’s a voice in my head
It’s rather soothing and it tells me I’d be better off dead
But if I beat it maybe punch it even kick it away then everything will be alrightly. I swim in pharmaceuticals" From "Delirium"

"I'll be back tomorrow
I'll be back at a quarter to 11
I'm half drunk, I can’t see straight
A hero zero with a capital Z (that's me)
Singing songs from the balcony as the city crumbles
Under the powers of an evil doctor rocket science monster
with capabilities to destroy the entire universe" From "Captial H"

PS. If someone wants to be a doll and buy me the MCS album "Even If It Kills Me" I'll love them forever cause it'll complete my collection :)

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