Top 10 Most Meaningful Modern Rock Songs

These songs are the ones that have the most meaningful lyrics. Some of these songs will be sad or depressing or the they may not seem that. Way. Either way if you have been through some things in your life these songs will be the most meaningful to you out of modern rock, and most of them, the saddest.

The Top Ten

1 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

This band in a whole has helped me through so much in the past few years. They have been such an inspiration to me and my friends. Even if I never got to see them in concert their memory 'will carry on' in my heart. I'm extremely proud of all of them and I will forever be grateful for the band who helped save my life. Thank you, for bringing the bullets, for sweet revenge, our black parade marching in the sky above, and bringing us the danger days, showing us the true lives of some very fabulous killjoys! Thank you, My Chemical Romance

I would like to thank this amazing band for helping me. I'd personally like to thank Gee. I get feels whenever I listen to this. They're such an inspiration and I love all of them to death. My Chemical Romance means so much to me, even if they've broke up. They're one of my favourite bands. And this song honestly means a lot to me. Thank you, My Chemical Romance.

This song means so much to me. I'm so sad they broke up! :'(

Yeah this is a truly meaningful song and although I am not really into that genre of music this song does really speak well about getting over the death of someone close to you - Revrad

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2 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

Conflicting many of Green Day's more up beat, 'rebellious songs', Wake Me Up When September Ends incorporates the soft side. Listening to this song evokes a different emotion with every listener. All of which vary with life experiences, this song really pokes at our sensitive sides. Very emotional, and VERY well written.

This song is most likely the most meaningful of all Green Day songs. Just watch Billie when he plays it live - Danielsun182

Why this isn't at the top is beyond me. This is literally one of the most powerfully painful songs I have ever heard, and I'm not even into rock (I like a couple songs here and there). This song transcends most songs and just cuts so deep. Everyone can relate. Beautiful.

The meaning behind it is so sad.

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3 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

A very emotional song that so many people can connect to. It can make even the toughest people come to tears. - TristenLyle

I was torn between Welcome To The Black Parade and Dear Agony, so I just voted for this song... Both lyrics are just so meaningful

This is the only song that belongs on this list.

This song has helped me so much

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4 How to Save a Life - The Fray

Sadly, this song makes me think of my friend. He worries me and I don't want what this song speaks of to happen. A very powerful song, and a very powerful message. Much better than the number one I must say.

This song just spoke to me!

This song means so much to me. Feels like it was written just for me

Evokes such powerful emotions and so easy to relate to. Should be no1.

5 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park

I used to listen to this even when I was in primary school (i'm now 20) and even without understanding the lyrical content completely and as emotionally as I do now, it goes to show how scarily powerful this is.

This shouldn't be all the way here at the bottom, this is by far one of the most deepest and true songs

This song signifies my life

One of Chester's best vocal displays - Revrad

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6 My Immortal - Evanescence

The lyrics in this song are so powerful. The transition from the calm peaceful music into the hard rock makes this song sucks a great song - andnolan07

Was played at my old girlfriends funeral brings me to tears listening to it

I don't know this song isn't in the top ten!?

Baby Bryanna we love you and miss you... Papa.

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7 I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace

Never Too Late should be Here, That Song is one of the most meaningful modern rock songs ever. This song doesn't come close.

I love this song, but it's not really that meaningful. Coma White should be number 8.

This song has emotions

Three days grace explain everything about a song they are the best band and you should listen to their songs please because they deserve to be noticed by the world xx💠- 🤞🏻

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8 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

Before I even knew who the Rev was, I watched the music video to this song and it left me with tears. This song has so much meaning to it. The lyrics are so meaningful and deep. I honestly don't know how this isn't number 1.

Incredibly meaningful. Jimmy is probably smiling down every time he here's that song played

This song is so amazing, even if you don't know who the REV is it still leaves you with chills

Very relating song

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9 Coma White - Marilyn Manson

This is a song everyone should listen to before they die. This is the best way to end the album Mechanical Animals by Marilyn Manson because the album talked a lot about drugs and used drugs as a metaphor a lot of the time. And in the end Manson concludes with this song saying that "All the drugs in this world wont save us from ourselves". - ComaWhite21

This song is amazing and heartbreaking

Thank goodness this song is in the top 10. You people really need to listen to it. It's really deep.

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10 In the End - Linkin Park

Been listening to this for a few months now, after it was introduced on Octane. It shows how no matter how much you try, a lot of people don't care and you have to be the underdog and prove them all wrong.

The Contenders

11 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine

Great song. I love it. Perfect combo of screamo and cleans.

Very awesome song! lyrics are amazing!

Best song to help you out of anything

12 Adam's Song - Blink 182

This is the best song. it was written after Blink 182 received a letter in there fan mail that was a suicide note from adam- a fan. they made this song out of it showing respect. almost drives me to tears when I hear it.

Love this song so much

I love it.

13 Numb - Linkin Park

Simply a masterpiece...

Zulfikar is the best,muhammad majnun,angkuh & allah sang kufur dajjal al-masih.

14 Man That You Fear - Marilyn Manson

The song that describes what Manson had to grow up with and how it turned him into what he is now, a man or monster that people now have grown to fear. You people really should listen to this song. It really makes you think.

15 Here Without You - Three Doors Down

I've known this song ever since I was just a kid, and I still love it. This song is amazing and beautiful. "You're only with me in my dreams." Just a man missing his lost love... not sad at all... *sniffs*

Thank goodness this is on here. Powerful and moving song.

16 The Nobodies - Marilyn Manson

Great song.

17 Minute of Decay - Marilyn Manson
18 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

This song woke many people up inside.

19 Killing Strangers - Marilyn Manson
20 The Pretender - Foo Fighters
21 Always - Saliva

Zulfikar wong cherbond best of the best,muhammad angkuh kufur & majnun.

22 Knives and Pens - Black Veil Brides

This song is about fighting as an outcast. As an outcast you don't have a lot to do about bullying since you are just an outcast. But outcasts are full with the best ideas. They always show respect for other because they know how it is to not be respected.

This song on the outside is 'just another bvb song' but no, it's deeper and sends a great message.

This Song Is About Rebellion, And To Do What You Think Is Right...
Truly Inspirational...

23 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day

This is a really great song

This song came out in 1997.

24 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

Its all metaphor about trying to find your place in person love. The diary is their life and your trying to find the truth

Just started listening to this song its pretty good!
-Revrad - Revrad

25 Hero of War - Rise Against

This song is so well written and beautiful. It really makes you think about what it means to be a soldier. The music video along with the powerful lyrics and expressive vocals make this song so beautiful and so meaningful. I'd definitely recommend it.

The most meaningful of their songs. Huge Rise Against Songs. Fourth best song of theirs to Savior, Injection, and The Good Left Undone. Especially in their niche, they pack so much meaning and passion in the song.

26 Give Me a Sign - Breaking Benjamin
27 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace

This song should be like in top 10 for sure, I mean this is probably the most meaning full Three Days Grace Song there is.

28 Snuff - Slipknot

How come no one has this? This is a masterpiece. The greatest metal song ever written. Thank you corey

This song in just perfection! The way it tells a story is just breathtaking.

29 Lithium - Nirvana

This song is about how you always should be happy. Even though you might not have a lot of friends, just be happy.

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30 Into the Silence - Robbie Williams
31 Carnival of Rust - Poets of the Fall
32 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

A lot of you guys obviously don't know the meaning of this do you?
Connor Clapton, Eric Clapton's four year old son fell 52 stories and died. Rather than Turning back to drugs, he poured his heart into music.

This people, is meaningful modern rock music. Not shows full of screaming fans and tons of black eyeliner. Just a man pouring his heart out into a song

33 You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic - A Day to Remember
34 Angels on the Moon - Thriving Ivory

It's a really good song. Every time I feel down I listen to this song and I feel better.

35 Home - Three Days Grace
36 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day

Powerful statement on teen violence.

37 Leave Out All the Rest - Linkin Park

This song is so meaningful because it's about leading a difficult life but being remembered for the good! Brings a tear to my eye every time I listen to it.
LP - BenF8

38 Face Down - Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Wow this is so meaningful go vote this this is the best

Great song, deep fave forever

39 Blackbird - Alter Bridge

Such a great song. Should be higher on the list.

40 Overrated - Three Days Grace
41 Not Gonna Die - Skillet
42 Thorns - Demon Hunter
43 Today - The Smashing Pumpkins

Great song about depression and how hopeless it makes you feel. I know exactly what was going on in the singer's mind when he sang it.

44 The Message from Dr. Light - The Megas
45 Call Me - Shinedown

This song makes me think of my father, every time. Amazing song.

46 Change (In the House of Flies) - Deftones

This song is about watching someone transform into something hated that a person wants to get rid of, pretty dark in my opinion

Amazing song

47 State of Nature - King 810
48 Anthem - Iced Earth
49 Stricken - Disturbed
50 The Unforgiven - Metallica
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
2. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
3. My Immortal - Evanescence
1. Coma White - Marilyn Manson
2. Man That You Fear - Marilyn Manson
3. The Nobodies - Marilyn Manson
1. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
2. My Immortal - Evanescence
3. How to Save a Life - The Fray

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