Are Lynyrd Skynyrd's lyrics "poetry"?
April 05, 2011 6:42:00 PM UTC Post #1

What is more important the lyrics or the music in Lynyrd Skynyrd's music? should Freebird be considered poetic?

April 05, 2011 9:16:31 PM UTC Post #1

I think its the combination of both: the words don't have to be "poetic" in order to give listeners that certain feeling when they listen to's just the way the music and the song itself make you feel, whether it be happy, sad, or even if it just brings back memories. I think what makes Freebird so special is how us Skynyrd fans apply it to the members of the band who have passed away through the years. Even though it wasn't originally written for that purpose, that's mainly how it is thought of today. It's how you intepret and apply things to the song that makes it so great, and the talented artists who write the songs help us to do that.

July 25, 2011 2:00:15 PM UTC Post #2

Call 'em poetry, call them what you may. All we know is the way Ronnie wrote....was something simply magical. Something simply wonderous. Something that you could feel...grasp on to...and feel like he was writing just to you. Johnny does the same thing. He keeps things real and to the point. We were blessed to have Ronnie form this band and have Johnny keep it running with Gary and crew.

I don't think the world quite knows how truly magical Skynyrd was....and ARE.

"I've seen a lot of people who thought they were cool...
...But then again, I've seen a lot of fools"

July 25, 2011 10:57:18 PM UTC Post #3

Both are importent

the lyrycs send the train of thought of opinion out put of expression and the music throws the clothes on it OR vise versa either it seems it starts with the music wich is the feeling of out put expresion through the music and the lyrycs put the clothes on it so to speak but in the end its the finished product blended togeather.

oh by the way i ainnt heard that term shasta in a while do they still make that pop?

Thank You Lynyrd Skynyrd for the music!
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