...he aint sayin':
from today's 'Independent', a feature on greatest lyricists, picked by various luminaries. Johnny says,
"I couldn't say who my favourite lyricists are because I've worked with a few and if I leave someone out I'd be sure to get into trouble. Kirsty MacColl was great: Lou Reed."
Over to you, Amy...
He does, however, reveal his favourite lyric is 'The Thrill Of It All' by Roxy Music: "I like that it's philosophical in a pop-streetwise way, and has a sense of exhiliration that matches the music, which is very important:
So if you're feeling fraught
With mental strain
Too much thinking's got you down again
Well let your senses skip
To the thrill of it all"
Additional information posted by MORRIZSEY:
Here's the link:
Now that's what I call music... - The Independent
A great lyric can bewitch, baffle or break your heart. Ahead of the Ivor Novello Awards, songwriters reveal the lyricists who have inspired them
Notice the second choice below Johnny's is this -
Adam Anderson (Hurts):
"Oh Mother, I can feel the soil
falling over my head/ and as I
climb into an empty bed,/ oh well,
enough said. I know it's over" is a Morrissey lyric I always liked.