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Purple Poet On Wheels
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0 posted 07-30-2002 06:55 PM       View Profile for Purple Poet On Wheels   Email Purple Poet On Wheels   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Purple Poet On Wheels

I think so

What about you?

Spoon in spoon
Stirring my coffee
I thought of you
And turned to the gate
And on my way came up with the answers
I scratched my head
And the ans

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1 posted 07-30-2002 08:45 PM       View Profile for LilTai   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LilTai

Heh, can't stand his music, never had a chance to look at (or thankfully, hear) the actual lyrics..so, i'm off to look for lyrics..I'll comment later

BUT, I think all song writers are poets, as they write truth that comes from their souls. And isn't that poetry?

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2 posted 07-31-2002 10:30 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Tai...

what did you say.. can't stand Dave Matthews' music...

well... sit, relax and listen... and you shall adore it!!! lol



and to the question I think so too...

regards,
sudhir

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Never been a big fan, though he probably does come out of that whole South African writing tradition.

Said if I only could ...
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absolutely!



no doubt about it
unequivicably

YES!



LilTai
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Well, I found some lyrics..they're not so bad In my opinion, he's a poet (but then, in my opinion, a song IS a type of poem..so...)

Purple & Sudhir- hehe, sorry! Still couldn't bring myself to listen to the songs :-P But the lyrics were alright
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6 posted 08-26-2002 05:09 PM       View Profile for Child of the Stars   Email Child of the Stars   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Child of the Stars

Yes!!

I know some of his lyrics are cliche (I'm too lazy to find the accent) but most aren't, and he puts 'em together pretty originally. I adore his music...don't think I'd be able to listen to it for hours on end 'cause it doesn't differ -too- much from song to song but still. He makes me happy.

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heh - most of DMB's songs are about sex and/or drugs veiled inside (mostly, occasionally they're more up front about it) supposedly deeper messages. This is not to discount him from poet status however.

On the other paw - if you were to ask if DM was a good poet, i'd have to unequivocally throw a big-ol' negative at that one.  

[This message has been edited by Christopher (08-26-2002 07:35 PM).]

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So what? I never said the guy was perfect

I find him very inspiring I never said you had to
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well it's certainly bad if you took my words and opinion as offensive. i merely stated my feelings on the manner in regard to the question you asked. there was no suggestion that your opinions were in any way invalidated by mine, nor is there any reason (practical or implied) to become defensive over it.

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And I was saying that you have a point but the subjet of he songs dont bother me. Most rock songs are about sex and drugs anyway.  All I was saying was his subject matter is no big deal.

let's laeve it at that    
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oh - but i'm so bad about leaving things...

you misinterpret my words to mean that it's a negative thing that his songs are about those subjects. they're part of life, and while drugs are not something to necessarily support, i don't think it makes for a bad song or a bad person. add to that, the fact that i never once said i didn't like dave matthews - i have three of their albums.

i simply said i don't think he's a good poet.

understand now?
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yes
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