Top 10 Punk Songs With the Best Lyrics

To be honest most people don't pay attention to the lyrics in punk songs. This is a list showing my top ten songs when considering how the lyrics and beat flow.
The Top Ten
1 Holiday - Green Day Holiday - Green Day Cover Art

The best analogies, metaphors, and symbolism, all while pertaining to the plotline of the rock opera *and* the modern age. No small feat.

I'm wondering how many number ones Green Day have in this web site and how many songs and albums are up to the top 10 love Green Day!

A war protest in it's finest form.

Green Day are god of punk rock...

2 Savior - Rise Against Savior - Rise Against Cover Art

Not really the best lyrically song by RA in my opinion although it is better lyrically than Holiday by GD, I guess this is just a popularity competition other then a best punk lyrics list, but lets be real isn't it though?

Rise Against is the best band in the world, Green Day can't even be compared to these guys. This is probably rise against's best song so the best song of the best band = win.

This song is real punk rock. Nirvana? RHCP? Weezer? They aren't punk! However, this song is so great; Rise Against is the best punk band ever?

3 The Kids Aren't Alright - The Offspring The Kids Aren't Alright - The Offspring Cover Art
4 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day Cover Art

This song is not even remotely punk rock

it's about his dad dying. that's pretty deep

5 Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys Cover Art

Green Day has great lyrics, but this piece is very well-crafted. The lyrics send shivers down your spine with an unmatched profound brutality.

THIS is real punk... not Green Day or Fall Out Boy. This are tru punk lyrics

Green Day can't compare...

6 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day Cover Art

Love all there song. But for me this is their most complete offering to date. Fantastic song from the start to the end.

For a song to be 9:08 minutes long and still be as interesting deserves the number 1 spot.

The most complete song I have ever heard from GD. it has everything!

Green Day has the best punk lyrics

7 Kotov Syndrome - Rise Against Kotov Syndrome - Rise Against Cover Art

yes I know rise against number 2 but Tim McIlrath lyrics are fantastic

8 Dammit - Blink-182 Dammit - Blink-182 Cover Art
9 Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated - Rise Against Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated - Rise Against Cover Art

This song is simply incredible. The lyrics are beautifully written, and can relate to anyone.

10 Adam's Song - Blink 182 Adam's Song - Blink 182 Cover Art
The Contenders
11 American Idiot - Green Day American Idiot - Green Day Cover Art

I think its great

12 Famous Last Words - My Chemical Romance Famous Last Words - My Chemical Romance Cover Art
13 I Delete - TV Smith I Delete - TV Smith Cover Art

"The only way to make my life complete - I DELETE. I saw the CCTV footage, but I swear I wasn't there. You can catch me red-handed, I'll swear it isn't fair and even when the proof has been produced, still I won't believe that it is true. I DELETE"

There isn't one real punk song in the Top 10. Ridiculous!

14 Search And Destroy - The Stooges Search And Destroy - The Stooges Cover Art

Dead Kennedys and this are the only two legitimate songs on this list of punk lyrics.
And this one isn't even punk, Stooges are the grandfathers of punk. '90s pop punk or just wearing eyeliner is not punk. Where are the Ramones? Where's Sex Pistols? Bikini Kill? Sonic Youth? Replacements? Black Flag? Ugh my soul hurts.

Lets at least get The Stooges past Billy Idol... Please!

15 Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy Cover Art

Simply the pinnacle of punk lyrics. "Dance, dance we're falling apart to half time..."

16 Expensive Being Poor - TV Smith Expensive Being Poor - TV Smith Cover Art

Unfortunately, the sample here is the worst version possible - listen to "Useless" for better understanding and, ideally, see him live!

17 Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol Cover Art

good wordplay one of his more poppy songs

18 Blood-Red, White, and Blue - Rise Against Blood-Red, White, and Blue - Rise Against Cover Art
19 I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You - The Ramones I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You - The Ramones Cover Art
20 Saturday - Fall Out Boy Saturday - Fall Out Boy Cover Art

Amazing song... Just amazing... These lyrics are my life (unfortunately :P)

The best closing song for any concert bar none.

Oh when you listen to this song live...

21 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day Cover Art
22 Sex & Violence - The Exploited Sex & Violence - The Exploited Cover Art

Only put this in as a joke, to see if it actually gets accepted.

23 Outsider Artist - Paranoid Visions Outsider Artist - Paranoid Visions Cover Art
24 Bodies - Sex Pistols Bodies - Sex Pistols Cover Art
25 The Decline - NOFX The Decline - NOFX Cover Art

An 18 minute song filled with intelligent commentary. Probably my favorite song lyrically.
My favorite verse :
"And so we go, on with our lives
We know the truth, but prefer lies
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
Why go against tradition when we can
Admit defeat, live in decline
Be the victim of our own design
The status quo, built on suspect
Why would anyone stick out their neck? "

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