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Poll Question: Whose lyrics speak to you more?
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    Posted: September 05 2017 at 12:36
Porcupine Tree

Although, DSOTM speaks to me more than any album of either band.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2017 at 14:03
I haven't explored Porcupine Tree nearly so much, but I still voted for Pink Floyd. I love the lyrics on various albums, but it's the ones on Animals that I tend to recall the most (especially from "Dogs"). Pink Floyd's lyrics often appeal to my cynical view of the world.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2017 at 14:16
I went with Floyd, but I had to think about it for a minute. Porcupine Tree is a little hit or miss for me . The stuff I like, I like a lot, but some other stuff, not so much. I think Floyd is a little more consistent ( at least for me) so they got my vote.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2017 at 14:17
PF
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2017 at 14:19
Pink Floyd
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2017 at 15:55
No PF, no SW. The fact that Steven did the song "Time Flies" shows he knew where he got the butter for his bread from.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2017 at 16:26
ahhh.. neither...  lyrics are the single most overrated aspect of....  hah... MUSIC. LOL

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2017 at 21:28
Pink Floyd without a single doubt.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2017 at 21:57
Originally posted by Chula Vista Chula Vista wrote:

No PF, no SW. The fact that Steven did the song "Time Flies" shows he knew where he got the butter for his bread from.

That's a bit harsh. I can't remember Roger Waters writing lyrics about serial killers.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 01:15
Originally posted by iluvmarillion iluvmarillion wrote:

Originally posted by Chula Vista Chula Vista wrote:

No PF, no SW. The fact that Steven did the song "Time Flies" shows he knew where he got the butter for his bread from.


That's a bit harsh. I can't remember Roger Waters writing lyrics about serial killers.




SW does seem to have a corner on that market. Blackest Eyes is so incredible.

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Sometime in the future the boy goes wild
And all his nerves are feeling some kind of energy
A walk in the woods and I will try
Something under the trees that made you cry
It's so erotic when your make up runs"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 06:30
The Floyds.
Could never get into PT.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 12:07
Lyrically, PF.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 17:35
Pink Floyd. The other band is imaginary.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 17:46
Originally posted by condor condor wrote:

Whose lyrics speak to you more?
Wasn't gonna bother with this until i noticed the poll question. Good lyrics are great and very bad lyrics are annoying but lyrics are in general not of great importance to me. Pink Floyd were obviously blessed with having a really gifted lyricist while Porcupine Tree are one of the few bands with lyrics often cringeworthy enough to get in the way of the music (which isn't all that great to begin with).    
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 18:02
PF was completely overplayed among my circle of friends. Especially DSotM. Every f'n weekend....twice! Will not likely listen to them on purpose for the rest of my days.

Re: PT. I respect much of the engineering work Steve Wilson has done over the past few years. But neither PT or his solo work has connected with me in any way. I saw PT live and they really came off as AOR compared to the other acts at the festival. 

So...neither.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2017 at 19:07
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2017 at 09:52
I listen to each for the music. Lyrically neither do a whole lot for me.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2017 at 13:35
I think any answer other than Pink Floyd here is baffling. The maturity and grasp of the lyrics is simply so far ahead and if you want to indulge in a bit of grown-man-spewing-strangely-teen-angst nonsense like Porcupine Tree, The Wall is clearly a better version of it. And you have Barrett, who is very much the thinking man's Jim Morrison.

"And the sea isn't green
and I love the queen
and what exactly is a dream?
and what exactly is a joke?"

I don't mind PT's earlier lyrics, though FoaBP is just embarrassing, but I don't think they hold up here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2017 at 13:41
I like a couple PT albums but the PF body of work is awe inspiring...not even close Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2017 at 20:35
Pink Floyd of course. PT's lyrics are good, but I prefer Floyd's approach to writing theirs.
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