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Wow, Never?
Jason Mraz is an amazing lyricist IMO.
Matchbox 20, Blue October and Nickelback are also pretty good.
Most of the music I listen to has meaning in it.
Otherwise, there's usually no appeal there for me.
'Vincent' by Don McLean is probably my single favourite song when it comes to lyrics. He takes the imagery from the artist's paintings to describe the artist's own life.

Two others I like when it comes to lyrics are Bob Dylan (especially the Infidels album) and Sixto Rodriguez (Cold Fact album).
Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there - Rumi
the Cold Fact album is on par with Dylan at his best IMO, its just a shame that Rodriguez never got the recognition or sales he truly deserved on a commercial level.
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.

Finally managed to get hold of the Dawes CD, Misadventures of Doomscroller, and have been listening in the car – seriously the best way to get acquainted with music. Have to say, they are refreshingly competent in the lyrics department … for e.g.
…“I think I've found something in common
With nothingness and God
You stare at either in the face too long
They'll do each other's job …”

I think that is just brilliant - hoping for further revelations!

Jeffrey Foucault is another one who is a magician with words - 

..."I saw you out there
In the starlight and static
Singing like the spark
On a mile of coiled wire..." 
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson

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