Post by broadwaycallz on Apr 15, 2010 14:47:03 GMT -5
His lyrics aren't that bad, they just happen to be kind of cliche. He isn't the best song writer, but the songwriting in his Full Time Band Alexisonfire is pretty good. This is just a side project that is not great, but somewhat decent. I judge him more based off of Alexisonfire than City and Colour since he has been in that band for much longer and devotes way more time towards that band.
Post by interstateeight on Apr 15, 2010 15:12:40 GMT -5
I'm going to let these speak for themselves...
Such fragile moments we share You are my everything Even with nothing to say
I cross my heart and hope to die, Before I have the chance to lie, To you, my dear, who I wish no harm, But I know in the end this will turn out wrong, See, I've been known to fall in love, But sometimes love just is not enough, My heart will stray before too long, So please forgive me for when I sing this song.
So heres to living life miserable. And heres to all the lonely stories that I've told. Maybe drinking wine would validate my sorrow. Every man needs a muse and mine could be the bottle.
Maybe then I could sleep at night. I wouldn't lie awake until the morning light. This is something that I'll never control. My nerves will be the death of me, I know.
For the record: I know how to play the game of selectively excerpting a songwriter's worst material to make them look terrible.
But these are from the first three songs on his god damn album.
...which I can't say I've done (whether I would want to or not is a different story), so kudos to him. In fact, he wrote a cheesy love song to her before they got engaged...I can't tell you which song it was though, because they all seem to be cheesy love songs.
Does Dallas write lyrics for aof? I thought George did that shit.
That said, I haven't bought an alexisonfire album since their self-titled.
It has been said in interviews that the songs are written by the whole band and one person brings up an idea for a song and they write it together, so I give Dallas some credit for Alexisonfire lyrics.