Songs With The Best Lyrics

Songs with the most beautifull, politically meaningfull or funny lyrics ever.

The Top TenXW

1Man 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 - love4mjj

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 - love4mjj

I've never really listened to this song very closely, but it seems that people REALLY like it. I never liked Michael Jackson, but I never gave him a chance either; was that a mistake?

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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

A damn good song

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3Stairway 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" - kheman1317

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" - rock2metal

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.

It belongs to you

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4There'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.

That was so good

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5Somewhere 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! - KeaneTTR

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!

This song moves me

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6Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

SO overrated for this list. The song is kick ass, but its definitely not the lyrics that accomplish that.

This song actually tells a story (so I've heard)
The protagonist (we shall name him Fred) is in love with a girl, but her heart is stolen by a crime lord. Enraged, Fred kills the crime lord. He's had his revenge, but now the entire mob is after him, so he must flee the country. He says goodbye to his mother (one of the most moving goodbye's in history) and sets off in hope of escaping the mob's wrath. Unfortunately, in vain: The mob catches up with him at last. He pleads for mercy (mama mia! Mama mia! Mama mia let me go) but of course he is cruelly refused (bismillah, no! We will not let you go).
So there he was: trapped in a corner, Fred faces death at the hands of the mob. His mouth opens one more time. Does he make a final complaint? An excuse? No! He stands up tall and pulls out his gun and says, "So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye!? " Bang! Bang! Bang! "So you think can you love me and leave me to die!?! " Bang! Bang! Bang!
When the smoke clears, Fred is ...more

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.

All of those who think that this song is lyrically poor, I advise to make a bit of research concerning them. They are way more complicated than it appears at first. Those lyrics are a masterpiece!

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7Lose 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

I'm a grunge fan, but even I have to admit that this song has some very passionate and energising lyrics.

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8Breaking 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

Simply great

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9Like 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.

Dylan has this imagination that matches no one

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10Heal 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" - kheman1317

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!

This one were supposed 2 b on the first place... I wonder how it couldn't be

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The Newcomers

?Space Oddity - David Bowie
?You're So Vain - Carly Simon

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

I love breaking benjamin, they are one of my favorite band

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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" - kheman1317

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.

Brilliant! Gets better over time too.

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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

One of the best song from Coldplay

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14Time - Pink Floyd

This was a single edit number written by Roger Waters, and the rest of the band contributed to it to make a song that concerns every life on this earth.
This is one of the best numbers, ever.. Great Lyrics..

Man In The Mirror is a very good song. But it's lyrics are mediocre. Queen doesn't have great lyrics either. Where is Sound Of Silence. Now those are good lyrics, not Man In The Mirror and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Just listen to the lyrics. IT is truly the best lyrics ever.

How Is This Song Not Higher ItÅ› All About Time We REally Don't Have That Many Time Left

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15Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Beautiful song with lyrics that have such significance to me and lots of others. They can help you through the bad times in your life, by putting into perspective how little current events matter, even if they feel like the end of all days ^_^

This song feels so heartfelt. When I hear it, I feel like crying.

Am I the only one? Really, This song is so inspiring. Whenever I heard it I'm like: "Yeah! Imma go live now! " :D

16Creep - Radiohead
17November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Axl dedicated this song to his ex-wife, Erin Everly.

"But lovers always come
And lovers always go
And no one's really sure
Who's lettin' go today
Walking away
If we could take the time
To lay it on the line
I could rest my head
Just knowin' that you were mine
All mine
So if you want to love me
Then darlin' don't refrain
Or I'll just end up walkin'
In the cold November rain"

very beautiful lyrics - ronluna

This should be number 1 so damn good, love, honest touching the hearts, just can't express my opinion too much heart touching, once again it should be number 1

The mood is so hauntingly addicting! Its so sad but so beautiful to listen to! Axl's voice is so sweet and honest, and the lyrics are so true,
So heart warming!

This song is UNDERRATED. Very touchy lyrics, poetical and beautiful.

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18Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

This song has the power to take out all the rage that is inside your unconscious mind

This song is good but I wonder why there are no Taylor Swift songs cause according to me, she is the best lyricist... it has a lot of emotions and I just love her... she's the best!

Should be in top 10

19One - 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 - nooreldeen

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

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20The Show Must Go On - Queen

I had some time choosing between Imagine and this song, but well, you know what I chose. I don't think a lot of people had good background knowledge of this song, which really gives it its meaning. It gives one the feeling of fearlessness and an unshaken determination. - ihatethisname

The show must go on
The show must go on,
Inside my heart is breaking
My makeup may be flaking
But my smile still stays on.

The most sadest song not just by Queen but by anyone alone with Mother Love. RIP Freddie Mercury = born performer. Legend!

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Top Remixes (18)

1. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
2. American Pie - Don McLean
3. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
3. November Rain - Guns N' Roses
1. One - Metallica
2. Imagine - John Lennon
3. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

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