Lyrical Evolution

Timeline created by Scotty Empire
In Music
  • Jimi Hendrix - VooDoo Child (Slight Return) - Electric Ladyland

    Jimi Hendrix - VooDoo Child (Slight Return) - Electric Ladyland
    Well, I stand up next to a mountain
    And I chop it down with the edge of my hand
    Well, I stand up next to a mountain
    Chop it down with the edge of my hand
    Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island
    Might even raise just a little sand
    'Cause I'm a voodoo child
    Lord knows I'm a voodoo child I didn't mean to take you up all your sweet time
    I'll give it right back to you one of these days
    I said, I didn't mean to take you up all your sweet time
    I'll give it right back to you one of these days
  • The Beatles - Across The Universe - No One's Gonna Change Our World

    The Beatles - Across The Universe - No One's Gonna Change Our World
    Words are flowing out
    Like endless rain into a paper cup
    They slither while they pass
    They slip away across the universe Pools of sorrow waves of joy
    Are drifting through my open mind
    Possessing and caressing me Jai Guru Deva, om
    Nothing's gonna change my world Images of broken light
    Which dance before me like a million eyes
    They call me on and on across the universe Thoughts meander like a restless wind
    Inside a letter box
    They tumble blindly as they make their way
    Across the universe
  • Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin IV

    Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin IV
    There’s a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
    And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
    When she gets there, she knows if the stores are all closed
    With a word she can get what she came for. Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven. There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
    Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
    In a tree by the brook, there is a songbird who sings:
    Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
  • Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Wish You Were Here

    Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Wish You Were Here
    Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
    Shine on you crazy diamond.
    Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
    Shine on you crazy diamond.
    You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom,
    blown on the steel breeze.
    Come on you target for faraway laughter,
    come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!
    You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
  • AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long - Back In Black

    AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long - Back In Black
    She was a fast machine,
    She kept her motor clean,
    She was the best damn woman that i ever seen. She had the sightless eyes,
    Telling me no lies,
    Knockin' me out with those American thighs. Taking more than her share,
    Had me fighting for air,
    She told me to come but I was already there. 'Cause the walls start shaking,
    The earth was quaking,
    My mind was aching,
    And we were making it and you. Shook me all night long,
    Yeah you,
    Shook me all night long
  • Metallica - Master of Puppets - Master of Puppets

    Metallica - Master of Puppets - Master of Puppets
    End of passion play, crumbling away
    I'm your source of self-destruction
    Veins that pump with fear, sucking darkest clear
    Leading on your death's construction Taste me you will see
    More is all you need
    Dedicated to
    How I'm killing you Come crawling faster
    Obey your master
    Your life burns faster
    Obey your master
    Master Master of puppets, I'm pulling your strings
    Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
    Blinded by me, you can't see a thing
    Just call my name 'cause I'll hear you scream
    Master
  • Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer - Slippery When Wet

    Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer - Slippery When Wet
    Tommy used to work on the docks
    Union's been on strike, he's down on his luck
    It's tough, so tough Gina works the diner all day
    Working for her man, she brings home her pay
    For love, mmm, for love She says we've got to hold on to what we've got
    It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not
    We got each other and that's a lot
    For love we'll give it a shot! Oh, we're half way there
    Oh oh, livin' on a prayer
    Take my hand, we'll make it I swear
    Oh oh, livin' on a prayer
  • Alice In Chains - Rooster - Dirt

    Alice In Chains - Rooster - Dirt
    Ain't found a way to kill me yet
    Eyes burn with stingin' sweat
    Seems every path leads me to nowhere
    Wife and kids, household pet
    Army green was no safe bet
    The bullets scream to me from somewhere Here they come to snuff the rooster, oh yeah
    Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
    You know he ain't gonna die
    No, no, no, you know we ain't gonna die Yeah they come to snuff the rooster, oh yeah
    yeah here come the rooster, yeah
    you know he ain't gonna die
    No, no, no, you know we ain't gonna die
  • Nirvana - Rape Me - In Utero

    Nirvana - Rape Me - In Utero
    Rape me
    Rape me my friend
    Rape me
    Rape me again I'm not the only one
    I'm not the only one
    I'm not the only one
    I'm not the only one Hate me
    Do it and do it again
    Waste me
    Rape me my friend I'm not the only one
    I'm not the only one
    I'm not the only one
    I'm not the only one My favorite inside source
    I'll kiss your open sores
    Appreciate your concern
    You'll gonna stink and burn Rape me
    Rape me my friend
    Rape me
    Rape me again
  • Tupac Shakur - Claifornia Love - California Love Single

    Tupac Shakur - Claifornia Love - California Love Single
    California knows how to party, California knows how to party
    In the city of L.A, in the city of good ol' Watts
    In the city, the city of Compton
    We keep it rockin', we keep it rockin' Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild west
    A state that's untouchable like Elliot Ness
    The track hits ya eardrum like a slug to ya chest
    Pack a vest for your Jimmy in the city of sex
    We in that sunshine state with a bomb ass hemp beat
    The state where ya never find a dance floor empty
  • Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench - The Colour And The Shape

    Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench - The Colour And The Shape
    what have we done with innocence
    it disappeared with time
    it never made much sense
    adolescent resident
    wasting another night on planning my revenge one in ten(x3)
    don't wanna be your monkey wrench
    one more indecent accident
    I'd rather leave than suffer this
    I'll never be your monkey wrench all this time to make amends
    what do you do when all your enemies are friends
    now and then I'll try to bend
    under pressure
    wind up snapping in the end
  • Deftones - Passenger - White Pony

    Deftones - Passenger - White Pony
    Here I lay
    Still and breathless
    Just like always
    Still I want some more
    Mirrors sideways
    Who cares what's behind
    Just like always
    Still your passenger
    Chrome buttons, buckles and leather surfaces
    These and other lucky witnesses
    Now to calm me
    This time won't you please
    Drive faster
    Roll the windows down
    This cool night air is curious
    Let the whole world look in
    Who cares who sees anything
    Roll these misty windows down
    To catch my breath
    And then go and go and go just drive me
    Home and back again
  • Linkin Park - In The End - Hybrid Theory

    Linkin Park - In The End - Hybrid Theory
    It starts with
    One thing I don't know why
    It doesn't even matter how hard you try
    Keep that in mind I designed this rhyme
    To explain in due time All I know
    Time is a valuable thing
    Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
    Watch it count down to the end of the day
    The clock ticks life away ... I tried so hard and got so far
    But in the end it doesn't even matter
    I had to fall to lose it all
    But in the end it doesn't even matter
  • Eminem - White America - The Eminem Show

    Eminem - White America - The Eminem Show
    I never would a dreamed in a million years I'd see
    So many mothafuckin' people who feel like me
    Who share the same views and the same exact beliefs
    Its like a fuckin' army marchin' in back of me
    So many lives I touched
    So much anger aimed at no particular direction
    Just sprays and sprays straight through your radio waves
    It plays and plays till it stays stuck in your head
    For days and days
  • Three Days Grace - Animal I Have Become - One X

    Three Days Grace - Animal I Have Become - One X
    I can't escape this hell
    So many times I've tried
    But I'm still caged inside
    Somebody get me through this nightmare
    I can't control myself So what if you can see the darkest side of me
    No one will ever change this animal I have become
    Help me believe it's not the real me
    Somebody help me tame this animal!
    This animal, this animal