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Anyone like his music? he's one of my favorite lyricists and singers. Here's lyrics to some songs I like from him...

Imagine:

Imagine there's no Heaven

It's easy if you try

No Hell below us

Above us only sky.

Imagine all the people

Living for today ...

Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace ...

You, you may say I am a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will be as one.

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world ...

You, you may say I am a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will be as one.

Women:

Woman I can hardly exrpess

My mixed emotions at my thoughtlessness

After all I'm forever in your debt

And woman I will try to express

My inner feelings and thankfulness

For showing me the meaning of success ooh well

Woman I know you understand

The little child inside the man

Please remember my life is in your hands

And woman hold me close to your heart

However distant don't keep us apart

After all it is written in the stars ooh well

Woman please let me explain

I never mean(t) to cause you sorrow or pain

So let me tell you again and again and again

(I love you now and forever)

Beautiful Boy:

Close your eyes

Have no fear

The monster's gone

He's on the run and your daddy's here

Beautiful

Beautiful beautiful

Beautiful Boy

Before you go to sleep

Say a little prayer

Every day in every way

It's getting better and better

Beautiful

Beautiful beautiful

Beautiful boy

Out on the ocean sailing away

I can hardly wait

To see you come of age

But I guesss we'll both

Just have to be patient

It's a long way to go

A hard row to hoe

Yes it's a long way to go

But in the meantime

Before you cross the street

Take my hand

Life is what happens to you

While you're busy

Making other plans

Beautiful

Beautiful

Beautiful boy

Darling

Darling

Darling Sean

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Yes, he was certainly a great songwriter/singer/musician, he stayed true to himself lyrically and I admire that. Although I prefer his work with the Beatles, I do like some of his solo work. Couple of my favorites are "Watching the Wheels" and "Jealous Guy". :headphones:

Also, welcome to the boards, xoit. :)

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For a superstar, I felt he always kept his message & motto self-effacing, yet brilliantly graceful at the same time. One of my favorites is Instant Karma, as Cosmosis had listed in a previous post.

Instant Karma's gonna get you

Gonna knock you right on the head

You better get yourself together

Pretty soon you're gonna be dead

What in the world you thinking of

Laughing in the face of love

What on earth you tryin' to do

It's up to you, yeah you

Instant Karma's gonna get you

Gonna look you right in the face

Better get yourself together darlin'

Join the human race

How in the world you gonna see

Laughin' at fools like me

Who in the hell d'you think you are

A super star

Well, right you are

Well we all shine on

Like the moon and the stars and the sun

Well we all shine on

Ev'ryone come on

Instant Karma's gonna get you

Gonna knock you off your feet

Better recognize your brothers

Ev'ryone you meet

Why in the world are we here

Surely not to live in pain and fear

Why on earth are you there

When you're ev'rywhere

Come and get your share

Well we all shine on

Like the moon and the stars and the sun

Yeah we all shine on

Come on and on and on on on

Yeah yeah, alright, uh huh, ah

Well we all shine on

Like the moon and the stars and the sun

Yeah we all shine on

On and on and on on and on

Well we all shine on

Like the moon and the stars and the sun

Well we all shine on

Like the moon and the stars and the sun

Well we all shine on

Like the moon and the stars and the sun

Yeah we all shine on

Like the moon and the stars and the sun

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John Lennon (beatle and solo) is still and always on top. AND Bob Dylan. The world would be different if not for them. There are some others left, sure, but Lennon and Dylan were my teachers (thogh I´ve always been a fan of the rolling stones)

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Gimme some truth

I?m sick and tired of hearing things

From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics

All I want is the truth

Just gimme some truth

I?ve had enough of reading things

By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians

All I want is the truth

Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of tricky dicky

Is gonna mother hubbard soft soap me

With just a pocketful of hope

Money for dope

Money for rope

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of tricky dicky

Is gonna mother hubbard soft soap me

With just a pocketful of soap

Money for dope

Money for rope

I?m sick to death of seeing things

From tight-lipped, condescending, mama?s little chauvinists

All I want is the truth

Just gimme some truth now

I?ve had enough of watching scenes

Of schizophrenic, ego-centric, paranoiac, prima-donnas

All I want is the truth now

Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of tricky dicky

Is gonna mother hubbard soft soap me

With just a pocketful of soap

It?s money for dope

Money for rope

Ah, I?m sick and tired of hearing things

From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites

All I want is the truth now

Just gimme some truth now

I?ve had enough of reading things

By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians

All I want is the truth now

Just gimme some truth now

All I want is the truth now

Just gimme some truth now

All I want is the truth

Just gimme some truth

All I want is the truth

Just gimme some truth

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How?

how can i go forward when i

don't know

which way i'm facing?

how can i go forward when i

don't know which way to turn?

how can i go forward into

something

i'm not sure of? oh no, oh no.

how can i have feeling when i

don't know

if it's a feeling?

how can i feel something if i

just don't know how to feel?

how can i have feelings when

my feelings have always been

denied? oh no, oh no.

how can i give love when i

don't

know what it is i'm giving?

how can i give love when i

just don't know how to give?

how can i give love when love

is something

i ain't never had? oh no, oh no.

you know life can be long

and you got to be strong

and the world is so tough

sometimes i feel i've had

enough. oh no, oh no.

how can we go forward when i

don't know which way

we're facing?

how can we go forward when

we don't know which way to

turn?

how can we go forward into

something we're

not sure of? oh no, oh no.

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Dylan?? I don't think he's that much rock and roll.

I agree, he tends to retaliate towards folk & bluesy type music, more than rock itself. Comparing him to Lennon is just about impracticable, still a legend nonetheless.

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To toss another name into the hat, does anybody here rate Tim Buckley? I personally consider him a superior musician and singer than the three mentioned above, and comparable to all three also in songwriting ability (albeit in a different direction).

Regards

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Well, some of Dylan's songs are most definetly r'n'r.

Also, give a listen to Bob Dylan:Live at Budokan.

Most rocking. Shows off some guitar skills too. He sounds better live than studio.

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Cosmosis,

Tim Buckley was an American singer/songwriter of exquisite ability from the 1970s, not 'country', more an eclectic mix. He was the father of the late Jeff Buckley. I recommend 'Sefronia', 'Greetings from LA' and 'Happy Sad' as albums. I don't know if he issued any singles though. If you do have the time to check him out, you will I am sure be as amazed as me as to how he receives so little recognition.

Regards

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