Songs With The Best Lyrics

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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

This song does not belong at number 1... I never understood why this song was so popular. He has a bunch of great songs, but I've never thought this was one of them

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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:
IMAGINE
IN MY LIFE
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
REMEMBER
ANNA GO TO HIM
COME TOGETHER
STAND BY ME
A DAY IN THE LIFE
YESTERDAY
And many more..
Hands off to late JOHN LENNON

The Greatest Perfect Imagination Of Utopia. Lets work hard to make it happen.

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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.

Love love love

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4Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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

Bohemian Rhapsody is an example at songwriting at its finest. Personally, I think the song is about war. "I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy because I'm easy come, easy go." This is about how the government so freely uses people's lives. "So you think you can love me and leave me to die." Perhaps this is about having friendships on the battlefield and then being abandoned, or about the government not really caring if you live or die. "Spare him his life from this monstrosity." War. Also: Maybe he told his mother about killing a man because he wanted comfort because why would you do that if you killed someone illegally? I guess you might tell your mother in that situation, but it seems more likely. So yeah. I have a whole bunch of other reasons but I don't want to fill up too much space

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

It is the best song ever!

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5Lose 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

It's the best song out there

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6There's Never a Forever Thing - a-ha

Dearest...
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

Hush...
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.

A-ha is a brilliant, incredibly underrated band

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7Somewhere 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.

A really interesting viewpoint and idea, a peaceful and deep song. Leaves me hope that there is smb who actually writes songs with a meaning.

This song still makes my throat ache, and eyes water.

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8One - 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!

This song is about the horrors of war and against a controlling government that don't have to suffer the consequences of war unlike the people. There's also a movie to go along with it that came out in the early 70's. Johnny Got His Gun.

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

Great guitars, amazing drums, great bass (If you can hear it), great vocals, and superb lyrics.

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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

In my opinion this isn't the best

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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 song should definitely be on second position

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The Newcomers

?Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
?Final Song - MØ

The Contenders

11Time - Pink Floyd

How is this not higher? If you truly listen to the lyrics, you find that it has one of the deepest meanings of any song ever.

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day,
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way,
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown,
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain,
And you are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today,
And then one day you find, the years have got behind you,
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

(Guitar solo)

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking,
Racing around to come up behind you again,
The sun is the same in the relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time,
Plans that either come to naught, or half a page of scribbled ...more - lavillaof2112

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.

This song's lyrics are so deep.

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12Like 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
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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.

Best lyrics ever

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13American 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.

This is poetry set to music. Brilliant, sad and inspiring.

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14Dear 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!

This is truly an amazing song to listen to when you are sad, and all of us feel sad sometimes. Not only are the lyrics incredible, but the music and Ben's voice is too. He gives off great emotion when he sings this song, and the lyrics hit your heart before they hit your brain because you don't have to think twice. "Dear Agony" is definitely in my top ten list of the best songs, and Breaking Benjamin is my #1 favorite band of all time.

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.

The lyrics are AMAZING!

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15Viva 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

One of the best song from Coldplay

Love love love this song.

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16In My Life - The Beatles

God, this song is so good. Talks about real life.
"There are places I remember, all my life though some have changed"... Happens sometimes. The Beatles just rock!

17Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden is where it's at! I would have chosen many more of the songs from Iron Maiden over this one as far as lyrical content, but this was the only one on the list. Take my word for it, people. Iron Maiden, even if you don't like their music, has some of the greatest lyrics ever, especially in the album Brave New World.

I'm an Iranian fan of iron maiden. when I listen to this song, I'm not afraid of listening to a song that is from a different culture. I can feel the words with my heart. I can imagine all the things happening to the guy going to the gallows pole.

Epic lyric climax throughout the song with great sentiment and powerful images. You can feel the agony and energy of the lyrics till the end.

This deserves number one position

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18Earth Song - Michael JacksonV2 Comments
19Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss! Always brings a smile to my face, it's almost as if you can see him shrug his shoulders and play.

20Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

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

WAKE ME UP (WAKE ME UP INSIDE). I only know this song because of the meme - Edgelord

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!
LOVE YOU TAYLOR!

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