Good song... he so clearly expresses an utter revulsion for the self-sustaining pseudoculture of LA and, moreover, our pathetic obsession with it... "f--- L. Ron Hubbard and f--- all his clones... f-- all these gun-toting, hip-gangster wannabes..."
I really like his work with A Perfect Circle... not sure if he writes the lyrics for that group, but I'd imagine so... except, of course E-Motive which is all covers. There's something about his voice, too-- its so clear and youthful, but so smoothly transitions to jaded, primal, and molten.
Eeeeh. Sorry, rambling. I've got Thirteenth Step and Mer de Noms on my mp3 player at the moment, among many other things... at the moment, I'm hearing Prodigy, "Diesel Power".
Thanks. I have pretty eclectic tasts in music, as you can see. Another fabulouse Lyricist is John Popper of Blues Traveler and the John Popper Project. One of my all time favorite songs is "The Mountains Win Again,"
"I took all my smiles/put 'em in my pocket/hold it for a while/try not to have to drop it.
Men are not to cry/ but how am I to stop it/keep it all inside.
OOOO can you feel the pain/yea and it looks like rain again.
The mountains win again."
Another is Peter Paul & Mary "Puff the Magic Dragon." I heard that song the other day and...well lets just say I couldn't drive for a while.