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Lyrics and Poems is an elegant collection of John K Samson s writing, divided into sections for each of his full length albums 4 Weakerthans and one solo plus two additional poems to accompany every Weakerthans section Even though I own physical copies of the records it s nice read through the collection and see Samson s progression as writer The lyrics of Fallow and even Left and Leaving my favorite record vary wildly in their quality on the page Bouncing from compelling narrative to cliched, angsty poems that don t cut it without the music Samson s writing gets so much consistent His restraint and dedication to his characters grows and really culminates in one of his latest songs Letter In Icelandic From the Ninette San An added bonus of the collection is also a glimpse into his influences through the note Absolutely Stunning I adored every line As a lover of lyrics and songwriting John has blown me away Honestly, I keep taking this out of the library I read a song poem and I m so transfixed, I can t move beyond I just want to be quiet for that moment and fully experience myself with those words and images and emotions and experiences swirling around inside of me maybe I should sign it out again.. Perhaps North America s finest living lyricist. John K Samson is one of the best lyricists ever in my opinion, and although this book is simply all of his collected song lyrics up until Winter Wheat, this belief is further established by this book Absolutely brilliant words from one of the best. John K Samson is one of the best, if not THE best, modern Canadian songwriters This book proves it. too far to walk to anywhere from here This book removes the sounds of my favourite songs leaving only the words which sound all the profound. Like John K Samson, I m in love with love and lousy poetry This is a collection of Samson s lyrics and poems duh both with the Weakerthans and his solo stuff As an avid fan, I know these lyrics poems from singing along for years but they take on a different form on the page These days, some of the truest poetry comes to us in the form of a song but removed from the music, the words are absorbed in a quieter thoughtful way I am a writer and I play music and while I cannot choose which of the two is important in a song, I can tell you that not all lyrics can stand alone, that not all lyrics could really get inside you without the music attached the way Samson s do He is a great mind and, importantly, an even greater heart, something you can see even on the page, even Often Cited As One Of The Finest Contemporary Lyricists, Singer, Songwriter And Poet John K Samson Captures The Essential Images Of Contemporary Life Whether On The Streets Of His Beloved And Bewildering Hometown Of Winnipeg, An Outpost In Antarctica, Or A Room In An Edward Hopper Painting, He Finds Whimsy And Elegance In The Everyday, Beauty And Sorrow In The Overlooked.This Collection Gathers Together Samson S Writing, Starting With His Band The Weakerthans 1997 Debut Album Fallow, Through Left And Leaving, Reconstruction Site, And The Award Winning Reunion Tour It Also Features Lyrics From Samson S Newly Released Solo Album, Provincial, And Selected Poems.