Reply to "Great Lyrics"

A big +1 on Leonard Cohen, and Joni Mitchell.

I'm a big fan of PJ Harvey and her lyrics. Here's a snippet from "The Dancer" off her album To Bring you my Love:

He came riding fast like a phoenix out of fire flames
He came dressed in black with a cross bearing my name
He came bathed in light and the splendor and glory
I can't believe what the lord has finally sent me

He said dance for me, fanciulla gentile
He said laugh awhile, I can make your heart feel
He said fly with me, touch the face of the true God
And then cry with joy at the depth of my love

'Cause I've prayed days, I've prayed nights
For the lord just to send me home some sign
I've looked long, I've looked far
To bring peace to my black and empty heart