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Mark Jansen
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PostSubject: Whose lyrics do you like better, Mark or Simone?   Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:08 am

I made a list below, but I personally prefer Simone's lyrics. Very Happy Mark's lyrics are also great, though.

  • Mark:

    "Sensorium" (The Phantom Agony)
    "Cry for the Moon" (The Phantom Agony)
    "Feint" (The Phantom Agony)
    "Facade of Reality" (The Phantom Agony)
    "Run for a Fall" (The Phantom Agony)
    "Seif al Din" (The Phantom Agony)
    "The Phantom Agony" (The Phantom Agony)
    "Hunab K'u" (Consign To Oblivion)
    "The Last Crusade" (Consign To Oblivion)
    "Mother of Light" (Consign To Oblivion)
    "Another Me" (Consign To Oblivion)
    "Consign To Oblivion" (Consign To Oblivion)
    "Indigo" (The Divine Conspiracy)
    "The Obsessive Devotion" (The Divine Conspiracy [co-written with Ad]
    "Menace of Vanity" (The Divine Conspiracy)
    "Fools of Damnation" (The Divine Conspiracy)
    "Beyond Belief" (The Divine Conspiracy) [co-written with Ad]
    "Safeguard To Pardise" (Never Enough/The Divine Conspiracy)
    "The Divine Conspiracy" (The Divine Conspriacy)
    "Samadhi" (Design Your Universe)
    "Resign to Surrender" (Design Your Universe)
    "Martyr of the Free Word" (Design Your Universe)
    "Kingdom of Heaven" (Design Your Univere)
    "Semblance of Liberty" (Design Your Universe)
    "Design Your Universe" (Design YOur Universe)
    "Incentive" (Design Your Universe)
    "The Fallacy" (The Road To Paradiso)


  • Simone:

    "Adyta" (The Phantom Agony)
    "Illusive Consensus" (The Phantom Agony)
    "Dance of Fate" (Consign To Oblivion)
    "Solitary Ground" (Consign To Oblivion)
    "Blank Infinity" (Consign To Oblivion)
    "Force of the Shore" (Consign To Oblivion)
    "Quietus" (Consign To Oblivion)
    "Trois Verges" (Consign To Oblivion)
    "Linger" (Consign To Oblivion/The Road To Paradiso/Quietus)
    "Never Enough" (The Divine Conspriacy) [co-written with Ad]
    "Death of a Dream" (The Divine Conspiracy) [co-written with Ad]
    "Sancta Terra" (The Divine Conspiracy)
    "Higher High" (The Divine Conspiracy)
    "Unleashed" (Design Your Universe)
    "Our Destiny" (Design Your Universe)
    "Burn to a Cinder" (Design Your Universe)
    "Tides of Time" (Design Your Universe)
    "Deconstruct" (Design Your Universe)
    "White Waters" (Design Your Universe)


  • Co-written together:

    "Chasing the Dragon" (The Divine Conspiracy)
    "Living a Lie" (The Divine Conspiracy)


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PostSubject: Re: Whose lyrics do you like better, Mark or Simone?   Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:19 am

I think I prefer Simone's too, if we're thinking purely about lyrics. Smile I find them more poetic and beautiful - Mark's tend to be very angry and political, which can get to be a bit much sometimes.

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PostSubject: Re: Whose lyrics do you like better, Mark or Simone?   Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:45 pm

Simone's lyrics are more touching.

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PostSubject: Re: Whose lyrics do you like better, Mark or Simone?   Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:35 pm

I can't choose. I love both styles of their writting.

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PostSubject: Re: Whose lyrics do you like better, Mark or Simone?   Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:53 pm

Think I will stay away from voting too. I love the anger of Mark's lyrics as much as the sheer beauty of Simone's. It would be blasphemy to choose. xO
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PostSubject: Re: Whose lyrics do you like better, Mark or Simone?   Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:35 pm

Definitely Simone's. More emotional for me, anyways.
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PostSubject: Re: Whose lyrics do you like better, Mark or Simone?   Fri May 04, 2012 4:53 pm

I voted for Simone...

BUT...take a look at the credits in the liner notes on the "Requiem..." CD: "Additional Lyrics by Amanda Somerville." I'm willing to bet that Amanda writes a majority of Epica's lyrics. Simone's lyrics sometimes seem WAY too "deep" to have been written by someone whose primary language ISN'T English...
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PostSubject: Re: Whose lyrics do you like better, Mark or Simone?   Sat May 05, 2012 11:11 am

Hmm, it's interesting. I know she's credited as a lyrical editor for a lot of bands, which I assume means she helps to make things fit the music better and probably makes sure the lyrics make sense for those bands that don't have English a first language. I'm not sure she could've written the majority of the lyrics because then they would legally have to give her credit on each song I would've thought (not to mention royalties) - however I have often noticed the disparity between Epica's sophisticated lyrics and the English they use every day when blogging and so on (though the same is true of all of us I imagine Razz). I think Amanda definitely gives them a lot of help.

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PostSubject: Re: Whose lyrics do you like better, Mark or Simone?   Mon May 07, 2012 2:38 pm

I love the beauty in Simone's lyrics, but I actually prefer Mark's writing. It usually makes me sit back and think a little.
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PostSubject: Re: Whose lyrics do you like better, Mark or Simone?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:53 pm

DonGiro wrote:
I voted for Simone...

BUT...take a look at the credits in the liner notes on the "Requiem..." CD: "Additional Lyrics by Amanda Somerville." I'm willing to bet that Amanda writes a majority of Epica's lyrics. Simone's lyrics sometimes seem WAY too "deep" to have been written by someone whose primary language ISN'T English...

Hey, it is possible to have a skill in English like this even if it's not your primary language...
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PostSubject: Re: Whose lyrics do you like better, Mark or Simone?   Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:48 pm

whorehoundine wrote:
DonGiro wrote:
I voted for Simone...

BUT...take a look at the credits in the liner notes on the "Requiem..." CD: "Additional Lyrics by Amanda Somerville." I'm willing to bet that Amanda writes a majority of Epica's lyrics. Simone's lyrics sometimes seem WAY too "deep" to have been written by someone whose primary language ISN'T English...

Hey, it is possible to have a skill in English like this even if it's not your primary language...
Maybe Amanda does the grammar-checking? But I do agree with Karina; maybe she does have that kind of skill. Lots of people write really, really well in their second/third/umpteenth languages.
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PostSubject: Re: Whose lyrics do you like better, Mark or Simone?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:39 am

I honestly don't doubt those are Simone's lyrics. Just watch an interview with her, she speaks English fluently and with confidence.
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