Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Greatest Lyric Ever Written

I have spent the last 7 years 8 month doing exhaustive research into what is the greatest lyric ever written by humans. This search has taken me down paths both glorious and frightening. I have seen the face of the one they call Lodur, and in his full wrath he shook me to my very core. I have listened to 763,865 albums and untold amounts of songs. My ears held bled and my nose has run. But it has all been worth it. For the truth, the way, has been revealed to me. The greatest lyric ever written:
I aint afraid of no ghost.
Oh the beauty, the simplicity, the full use of the English language to its logical end! The lyric of course was written by Ray Parker Jr, henceforth known as the Wordsmith. How could he bring so many disparate emotions into one simple lyric? Its as if he has taken the whole of human suffering and joy and fused it into 6 amazing words.
I ain't afraid of no ghost.
The Wordsmith is saying that no matter what this flimsy existence throws at us, whatever trials we must face in this farce called life, we will not be afraid! Notice he doesn't say I ain't afraid of the ghost. No, he ain't afraid of no ghost. None whatsoever. It is a testament to the human spirit and far greater than anything a so called great lyricist like Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen could ever write. In fact I am surprised that the Wordsmith hasn't murdered those two for defiling the language he uses to craft such beauty.
Obviously now that I have discovered the greatest lyric ever written there is no need to continue to listen or purchase music. Burn your music and announce to the world, I AIN'T AFRAID OF NO GHOST!