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

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.

2 Savior - Rise Against

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
4 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
5 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day

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!

6 Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys

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

7 American Idiot - Green Day
8 Kotov Syndrome - Rise Against
9 Dammit - Blink-182
10 Adam's Song - Blink 182
The Contenders
11 Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated - Rise Against

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

12 Famous Last Words - My Chemical Romance
13 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
14 I Delete - TV Smith

"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!

15 Search And Destroy - The Stooges

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!

16 Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy

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

17 Expensive Being Poor - TV Smith

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

18 Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
19 Blood-Red, White, and Blue - Rise Against
20 I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You - The Ramones
21 Saturday - Fall Out Boy

The best closing song for any concert bar none.

Oh when you listen to this song live...

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

22 Sex & Violence - The Exploited

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

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

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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