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Jim Morrison

Here we go again. This time we will talk about Jim Morrison, singer and lyricist of The Doors. He is one of the most iconic men in the rock history, but I want to point you to his poet side. Did you know Morrison improvised poetry while the band was playing live?.

Again I counted the words of all of their lyrics and spread over a well know portrait of Morrison. Bigger is more used. The beggining of the word list and it’s hits: love (96),yeah (61),tell (56),run (51),girl (47),see (47),come (44),know (44),time (43),baby (41),night (41),get (39),back (38),like (37),one (37),please (37),now (36),end (35),little (35),blue (34),people (30),can (27),make (27),waiting (27),change (26),children (25),oh (25),streets (25),town (25),way (25),got (24),live (24),look (24),sun (24),eyes (23),risin’ (23),go (22),right (22),well (22),woman (22),c’mon (21),good (21),man (21),take (21),free (20),moon (20),blood (19),follow (19),friend (19),l’america (19),must (19),ride (19),want (19),break (18),city (18),dead (18),gone (18),lies (18),listen (18),need (18),soon (18),strange (18),world (18),snake (17),summer (17)…

And again “love” is the first one.

He used it only in six songs, but “little girl” is the most commonly used two words combo, with 16 hits.

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This is the end Jim… Wild soul we will miss forever.


Like a Rolling Text

Hey man… Happy birthday!… Bob Dylan is sixty now (ouch!, seventy!), well the last May 24.. but I’m always late congratulating.

For this illustration I took 462 Bob Dylan lyrics, counted all the words and spread it over a photo of a young Dylan. As usually the most commonly used are the largest.

The most used: well (659), just (613), know (597), got (584), like (567), can (536), one (480), come (456), go (449), love (432), say (415), see (414), time (413), oh (366), now (363), man (361), get (345), said (330), ain’t (327), baby (310), tell (277), never (270), back (267), night (262), look (261), day (251), want (241), make (233), take (230), eyes (217), heart (210), turn (209), way (208), long (203), right (197), hand (194), think (189), things (185), away (181), feel (180), gone (178), mind (175), good (174), around (171), walk (166), lord (163), world (160), ever (159), home (154), need (153), still (153), old (151), friend (149), hard (142), call (139), head (139), try (139), door (138), keep (136), road (135), stand (135), must (134), hear (133), little (133), people (133), die (132), wind (128), face (127), give (126), made (126), town (125), even (123), live (122), crying (120), new (119), blue (118), life (118), much (117), went (117), yes (115), girl (113), every (111), god (111), always (110), please (109), ya (108), light (106), nothing (106), put (106), woman (106), leave (105), something (104), stay (104), last (103), name (103), place (102), trouble (102), may (101), street (101)…

Another illustration with an “up to date” face…


The Rolling Stones

Time to talk about The Rolling Stones. They provocative song lyrics mix perfectly with the life of his iconic band leader, Mick Jagger. I took 294 songs lyrics from the band and counted all the words.

Most Used words: baby (484), yeah (431), get (377), just (360), oh (359), love (343), come (320), go (301), got (273), want (262), well (252), know (238), now (225), girl (219), like (206), time (199), can (193), say (174), make (169), back (167), night (159), feel (158), never (155), little (153), look (151), see (144), man (142), away (133), one (130), try (130), hey (126), need (126), right (124), said (121), ain’t (117), think (116), way (116), day (115), take (115), cry (113), tell (111), heart (109), la (108), home (106), keep (104), waiting (104)…

As usually, the most used words are the biggers in the illustration.

A different visualization.

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That’s the Text I Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll

ACDC is one of my favorite bands, at least some of his songs will remain in my mind forever. Did you know they have the second highest selling album in history “Back in Black”, behind the Thriller by Michael Jackson. And what can we say about Angus Young… you’re the best man!

For this image I took 156 ACDC lyrics from this site and counted the most used words. As usual the bigger the font is in the image the most it have been used.

The first words of the list: got (329), rock (237), come (235), get (219), gonna (213), want (169), go (155), roll (155), yeah (147), like (133), back (124), love (124), give (116), know (116), ain’t (115), man (114), way (110), make (104), said (95), baby (94), feel (94), take (92), oh (83), can (82), hot (80), night (79), ready (78), time (78), need (77), just (74), jack (72), wanna (70), high (69), one (68), around, (67), good (67), blood (66), dog (64), fire (64), shoot (64), hell (61), turn (61), balls (60), right (60), ’cause (59), live (58), play (58), shake (58), new (57), gun (56), never (56), stand (56), keep (55), look (55), well (55), eyes (54), big (53), woman (52), honey (50), blow (49), gotta (49), shot (48), tonight (46), house (45), blues (44), dirty (44), round (44), bad (42)…

The font used in the spread process is “Squealer” from the band logo. I found it in this web site.

I tried to transmit the electric rhythm of his songs by adding dynamic movement to the words. As a result the images are very abstract but I like most of my tryouts, that’s the reason why you can find more than one in this post.

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Another Angus Young.

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Brian Johnson and Angus Young.

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The ‘Freeze’ version of the first image.

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This time using squares instead of letters…

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Dedicated… hummm… to old-good-times, when the simple things last forever.