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Poll: Best lyrics by horny teen Geddy (11 member(s) have cast votes)

Best Lyrics

  1. Finding My Way (1 votes [9.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  2. Need Some Love (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Take A Friend (1 votes [9.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  4. Here Again (4 votes [36.36%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  5. What You're Doing (3 votes [27.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  6. In The Mood (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Before And After (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Working Man (2 votes [18.18%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

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#1 ST3V

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 01:30 PM

Ged's lyricist skills hadn't really settled in all too well until he was enlightened by Neil (when he wrote Cinderella Man and Different Strings, plus Chemistry), but they aren't the worst.

Was thinking about including Best I Can since that was written around the same time. I know they performed it live with Rutsey.

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 01:37 PM

Honestly, I think these are all degrees of not great. I'll pick "Working Man" because it's a stone-cold jam, but I still can't get over the "take myself out a nice cold beer."

"In the Mood" is middle-schoolish, and I remember reading the lyrics of "Finding My Way" with some disbelief.

"Here Again" for introspective honorable mention.

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 02:04 PM

Take A Friend! It may not be poetic, but it's darn good advice.

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 02:38 PM

They should have included an instrumental; if they did, it would be the easy choice.

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 02:46 PM

Lyrics are why this is by far their worst album in my opinion.

The lyrics frankly are there just to 'finish' the songs.

They'd all be better as instrumentals.

Edited by Mosher, 25 February 2021 - 06:14 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2021 - 03:58 PM

Hard to find any enthusiasm to vote for any of these but I'll take 'Here Again' as it seems the 'least bad'.

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 05:41 PM

I like What You're Doing's sass and Working Man's blue-collar sentiment.  In The Mood is the worst, imo.

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 06:17 PM

I honestly think lyrics weren't important to them at all. They could play, and they could play very well. They wrote simple lyrics with simple sentiments that would allow people to just relax and enjoy.

Geddy obviously can write, when he wrote on later albums and for his own album he did fine.

Edited by Mosher, 25 February 2021 - 06:17 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:16 PM

"Ooh, yeah"?
"Ooh, yeah, yeah"?
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah"?  

From three different songs! Ok, ooh yeah baby was popular with early rock, across lots of groups.

I would say either Here Again or What You're Doing. What You're Doing sounds simple and reads primary, but it seems he definitely had something to say. Perhaps the early rock scene in Toronto, bullies and wannabees?

Working Man had great lines, was obviously their power tune at the time, but it gets so much attention so I looked at other songs. Finding My Way is one of my favs, though. I love the whole first album.





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