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 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! :'(

The Black Parade album is full of the best songs in modern rock history and they are all so meaningful and beautiful.

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2 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day 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.

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.

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

Such a personal and beautiful song.

3 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin 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.

Definitely one of my favorite songs.

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4 How to Save a Life - The Fray 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 means so much to me. Feels like it was written just for me

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5 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park 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

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6 My Immortal - Evanescence 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

One of the best songs of the early 2000's.
Such a gorgeous song with a really beautiful melody. Forever an Evanescence fan..
Her song with Seether, Broken, should be on this list, in fact.

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7 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold 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

It's so sad and deep song, I really love it. Always makes me cry

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8 I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace 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.

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9 Coma White - Marilyn Manson 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 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine 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

The Contenders

11 Adam's Song - Blink 182 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.

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12 In the End - Linkin Park 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.

13 Here Without You - Three Doors Down 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.

14 Numb - Linkin Park Numb - Linkin Park V 2 Comments
15 Man That You Fear - Marilyn Manson 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.

16 The Nobodies - Marilyn Manson The Nobodies - Marilyn Manson V 1 Comment
17 Minute of Decay - Marilyn Manson Minute of Decay - Marilyn Manson
18 Killing Strangers - Marilyn Manson Killing Strangers - Marilyn Manson
19 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

This song woke many people up inside.

20 Always - Saliva Always - Saliva V 1 Comment
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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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