rondonjon t1_jae04od wrote

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I’d say Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is up there with some of the best rock lyrics. I love Zeppelin and Stairway (as much as it’s overplayed) has some great lyrics. What Is and What Should Never Be is also a personal favorite for lyrics.

For something a bit different, check out the album Desire by Bob Dylan. Some of the best storytelling around.

American Pie is a song that really moved me when I first heard it.

But I don’t really know what kind of lyrics you are looking for. Many rock songs are obtuse or minimalist in their lyrics, leaving open various interpretations.


rondonjon t1_jadxyew wrote

It depends on what type of lyrics you are looking for. Not to mention, “rock music” is a very broad category. What bands do you like?


rondonjon t1_j6ftvpm wrote

People always look at me weird when I list Monkey Man as one of my favorite Stones songs. Rock and roll piano/keys are great, but it’s the more classical stuff that really brings out the true beauty of a piano. I need to listen to more honestly.

I fell in love with mandolin when I got into the newgrass movement and really discovered bluegrass in the 90s. I was also young and having good times listening to this music so it is associated with fond memories.

I never really thought about it, but it does surprise me a bit that it was John Paul Jones on the mandolin. Thanks for that.