Songs With The Best Lyrics


July 2, 2015 - Songs with the most beautifull, politically meaningfull or funny lyrics ever. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
I'm gonna make a change
For once in my life
It gonna feel real good
Gonna make difference
Gonna make it right..
I love this song! Michael Jackson, you're the best man in the world.. !
"Man in the Mirror". Michael the musical prophet and genius at work. I loved to see him perform this song. He sang this with all his heart and sole... love him xo


Michael sang this song with such depth and true honesty. You can't deny this song as the best lyrics. He wrote this song from the very bottom of his heart and he wanted people to hear the message... true love of his art and his lifes work... love xo


[Newest]This is a great lyrics, but where is angel of death by slayer

2Imagine - John Lennon
"Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one"
This song hasn't only changed individual lives, but it has changed the world. One word - powerful.
He is god of music, he can play any types of songs, his lyrics are so touchable and romantic with nostalgic feelings, some of the most popular songs are:
And many more..
Hands off to late JOHN LENNON
[Newest]No question. Transcendent words. Gorgeous in simplicity.

3There's Never a Forever Thing - A-ha
Dry your eyes now, don't you cry
It's all right

Lie back...
Leave the light on
It's all right, dear

I'll be here through the night
With you till the first signs of light
Say the word and I'll come tonight

It's all right now
Don't you cry now

Wipe your tears away
There's never a forever thing

All through the night
I'll try so hard to be there somehow
With you till the first signs of light
Say the word and I'll come tonight

Darling, don't you cry.
So deep and blue, what a perfect song. Always wanna cry when I hear this song. A-ha songs are full of magic and they have a living soul
Simply wonderful and touching. And the voice is the wing for the words. Unfortunately most people don't really listen to what the hear in a foreign language.
[Newest]That was so good

4Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
This song is the best in all over the world! I love it so much
Vote for Keane the best band!


Although this song can be interpreted in a million and one ways, the lyrics are absolutely amazing. They can represent so many different times during a life, which allows basically everyone to be able to relate to it.
This song remembering me about we life for god and if we dead, there we have the next life in heaven because we life in earth only a few years but in heaven we life forever..
"This can be the end of everything, So Why don't we go to Somewhere Only We Know"! Always trust the GOD!
[Newest]Love this song! I'm gonna be singin this all day now!

5Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
"And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our souls
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all is one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll"


you gotta feel great with this lyrics, all the Robert Plant's feelings are there
it's stupid how the song was criticized of backmasking messages, as he said "Our turnables only play music forwards" and "This song was made with the best feeling"


This song is the heart and soul of every person I just love this son man it is the best song it should be first.
[Newest]It belongs to you

6Lose Yourself - Eminem
Listen to this before voting for all the other craps. Eminem is GOD!
well if it really 'bout lyrics you can't ignore this one eminem truly is a genius...
Definitely best song with lyrics it always pumps blood within my body truely ispirational song
[Newest]I love this song so much!

7Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
SO overrated for this list. The song is kick ass, but its definitely not the lyrics that accomplish that.
Perhaps, lyrically, it doesn't compare to songs like Stairway To Heaven or American Pie - but it has some of the most cryptic and moving lines of all time and should be at least in the top 10.
This song is known all over the world it has one of the best singers behind the sounds and the back up singers which is the rest of the band. This song has the best lyrics because the band took 2 years to make this song and the end results were spectacular
[Newest]This song has some of the most iconic and memorable lyrics of all time. Maybe it's not as complex and cryptic as Stairway to Heaven or Like a Rolling Stone, but when you hear those first two lines, you know you want to sing the whole song.

8Heal the World - Michael Jackson
"And The Dream We Were
Conceived In
Will Reveal A Joyful Face
And The World We
Once Believed In
Will Shine Again In Grace
Then Why Do We Keep
Strangling Life
Wound This Earth
Crucify Its Soul
Though It's Plain To See
This World Is Heavenly
Be God's Glow"


Every single word is so true and he sang it so beautifully. Even now, after listening it to for so long, this song still touches my heart with its lyrics. Totally unforgettable.
Heal the world, Make it a better place...
It's all about humanity, all about love. And when MJ is the singer, it become heavenly... Amazing song!
[Newest]Heal the dream like it we are in dream the world is dieing for world that god is great who gave him such brain

9Breaking The Habit - Linkin Park
Best song ever with great lyrics
All these songs have awesome lyrics but this song has the beats too.
Great song and great lyrics
Really influential song
[Newest]This song is amazing the lyrics are just so great

10Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
No one can beat Bob Dylan when it comes to lyrics. After a point of time they aren't even song lyrics, they are sheer poetry..
Whats disappointing is that they haven't mentioned 'Mr Tambourine Man' by him
How amazing that Michael Jackson beats Bobby in this poll. Dylan was a genius, and probably the most impressive song writer that I have ever had the privilege of listening to
Bob Dylan is truly a legend when it comes to music and poetry, I'm surprised this song of his has not made the top tens as of yet. I also listen to Michael Jackson and John Lennon, but Bob tops them both with lyrical brilliance shining through his work.
[Newest]There are thousands of songs with amazing one liners, hundreds of songs that are lyrical masterpieces, but there are only a handful of songwriters that consistently produce perfect poetry set to music (Dylan, Simon, Browne, et al); but Bob Dylan stands in a category all his own.

The Contenders

11Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin
Breaking Benjamin is literally one of my favorite band. I'm so happy ben is back to work with the band, I just hope he gets some good members, since it's only him left!
The ultimate combination of the pain and conflict that everyone must endure at some point in their lives - the most honest song I've ever had the privilege of listening to.
This band rocks, and Benjamin knows how to write a good song
[Newest]I love breaking benjamin, they are one of my favorite band

12American Pie - Don McLean
" And in the streets the children screamed
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken
And the three men I admire most
The Father Son and Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died"


This song has the most creatively and carefully put together lyrics ever. It is highly symbolic of the time period it was written about.
This song has the power to touch all different generations. It is moving, powerful and can change your perspective of the world.
[Newest]Brilliant! Gets better over time too.

13Viva la Vida - Coldplay
A song about losing everything, even faith. Amazing lyrics.
This song is too deep... Both in music and lyrics... It is not just about king who lose everything but something more than that... It tells that howsoecer high position we reach we have to face fall back... I think it should be number one... Awesome song ever made
It's the song with best lyrics ever made in history of the hunan race... So strong... I found everyday new meaning in the song... Coldplay is the best band
[Newest]One of the best song from Coldplay

14Earth Song - Michael Jackson
In the bath again

15Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
This song has the power to take out all the rage that is inside your unconscious mind
Should be in top 10

16One - Metallica
I got nervous while this list was loading cause some of these list are absolute bull, and I woulda been pissed if this wasn't on here!
Awesome song... Amazing video... Brilliant lyrics... Great drumming and guitaring. One what an asset to Metallica!

Certainly deserves to be top 3...
James hetfield IS THE BEST LYRICS WRITER! This list is nothing without songs like one from metallica


[Newest]Now the world is gone, I'm just one. Oh God, help me. James always wrote nice lyrics

17Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne

18America - Simon and Garfunkel

19Waiting for My Real Life to Begin - Colin Hay

20Do You Hear Me - Adema
It was awesome
Cool song dude

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