I love loud songs, but my favorites are most often softer and/or slower. Therefore, most of these songs (with some glaring exceptions: hello, Porcelain and the Tramps) will be such.
whiskey lullaby - brad paisley ft. alison krauss
we laid her next to him beneath the willow / while the angels sang a whiskey lullaby
girl anachronism - the dresden dolls
i am not so serious / this passion is a plagiarism / i might join your century / but only on a rare occasion
You're going to either love or hate this song. Everything clashes, but it's like stripes and polkadots -- it works for some people, not others. Like most angsty teenage girls, this reminds me of myself.
thirty whacks - the dresden dolls
now all the demons are screaming their wages are unfair / i've left a secret kept / if i could shut them up just for a second i swear / it'd look like an accident
I love this song. love love love. It's probably my favorite of the Dresden Dolls, which is one of my favorite bands. It's so melancholy, so quiet, and builds up into their trademark crashing piano chords. Like all of their songs, the lyrics are gorgeous, as well.
truce - the dresden dolls
i am the ground zero ex-friend you ordered / disgused as a hero to get past your borders / i know when i'm wanted i'll leave when you ask me to / mind my own business and speak when i'm spoken to
Like "Thirty Whacks," it starts off quietly, but it reaches climax much slower. The lyrics are a mess, but a good mess</i>: it's a break-up, it's a peace treaty, it's a declaration of war.
harry frazee and no, no, nannette - forgive durden
his father had always blamed him for her early departure / he was born alone / he lived alone / he'll rot alone / and die alone
It was a toss-up between this song and two others, but this one won out. This is probably my favorite mainstreamish band, primarily because of their lyrics. There's literary allusions galore in most -- hell, their name comes from Fight Club. This one reminds me strongly of quite a few RP characters.
iron flower - k's choice
i love you like a son, like a game i have won / like a toothbrush I used for the eiffel tower
This song is ... odd. The lyrics are surrealistic, really, and the song fairly monotonous. I used it for my last layout, though, so I apparently like it.
we are one - the lion king 2 soundtrack
we are one you and i / we are like the earth and sky / one family under the sun
... SHUT UP I LOVE THIS SONG. BEST DISNEY SOUNDTRACK EVER.
porcelain fists - ingrid michaelson
spitting into your own reflection gazing back / inside your porcelain fists, your palms begin to crack
god, this song is gorgeous. The singer's voice is so beautiful, and haunting.
sugarcube - porcelain and the tramps
god this song is fucking addictive. SUGAR CUUUUUBE TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT~~~
hostias - w. a. mozart
I like classical, what can I say.
orca - wintersleep
i'll be an animal, a carnivore / i'll be a monster / clenching my jagged jaws over the captured
The lyrics really contrast against the melody: aggressive, angry, but sung slowly and softly until the end. I like the symmetry of the words, as well -- untameable animals, unstoppable forces of nature.
I have more from almost all of these artists, so just ask if you'd like me to upload. Comments are very much appreciated.