Monday, February 21, 2011
Naturally if we go back to the days of Porter, Gershwin and Berlin, there are some might fine lyricists-many I am missing here but if we stick to the post-big band music era, who are your favorites?
I am picking Leonard Cohen on the basis of three songs, which read like poetry to me. Dance Me to the End of Love; Everybody Knows, and Tower of Song. It would be easy to come up with many more of his songs, but these came to mind quickly.
Who are your favorite LYRIC writers, if you can separate the music from the lyrics, which is hard. And which of their lyrics do you like most.