Rock Band With Best Lyrics

Which Rock Band do you think has most number of songs with better lyrics?With which you can relate yourself and get lost in them...................

The Top Ten

1 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

I grew up at the end of the era where teachers would physically hit children. Brick in the Wall was our anthem. The abuse we received at the hands of teachers was something I hope no child experiences.

Their albums are nothing like I've heard before. While there are better songs out there musically, the lyrics are unmatched with this band. The albums are like well thought out and vivid images being portrayed through music. It's pure genius. Whether the albums/songs being about the former Syd Barrett, war, etc. I heard the album The Final Cut recently and it completely blew me away. The stuff they write are genius. Definitely number 1!

I vote Pink Floyd for a better world. Wake up you people. Read the animals, read the wall, read the wish you here, read all. Read and then listen what you read because all you see and you feel in the end is dark.

What? Roger Waters is probably one of the most skilled, and talented writers of all time. The lyrics are deep, meaningful, they make sense, and fit good.

2 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.

Umm. Umm. Linkin Park? I just quietly died inside... Sure they have some lyrical meaning but its mostly emo crap, bands like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Green Day, even the Rolling Stones have much more creative and meaningful lyrics. Beatles lyrics were treated like gospel back when they were in their prime.

Definitely cast my vote for these guys. All of their songs have meanings that most people can relate to. I especially prefer their song Iridescent which tells us not to get occupied by sadness and frustration, just let it go and live on in life.

Just take a look at "somewhere I belong" lyrics... it's like you're reading philosophy of life! Also "in the End" or "What I've done" they're appropriate for this position! The best!

Their lyrics have Always a beautiful meaning... you can dislike their sound, but if you read the lyrics I'm sure you would fall in love with them!

Who said that "LP's good albums are only about getting pissed off at their parents" is an ignorant who speaks without knowing! Before speaking you must be informed and know their past!

'Beautiful meaning? ' Seriously? This band has some good songs with some good lyrics, but I don't believe that all their songs are like that. When I was smaller, I was totally into this band. But only later was I able to see that their lyrics looked like a mighty river, but when you step into it, it's surprisingly shallow. I'm not condemning you or cursing you or anything, I'm just expressing my opinion. And in my opinion, bands like Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Zeppelin and Moody Blues have deeper and better lyrics. That's all. - PinkFloyd99

3 Guns N Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.

Lyrics on Appetite for Destruction may revolve around "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll", and they are very efficient in doing so. But Illusions and Chinese Democracy have very profound and interesting lyrics. Axl has really matured as a lyricist and songwriter, and got better as a person through the years.

I don't think Axl whining about women and LA counts as good lyrics

I love Guns N Roses, but Axl Rose is the biggest ass in music history.

Sweet child o mine, November rain, don't cry, Paradise city, and more.

4 Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

The lyrics are far from straightforward and annoyingly repetitive. Just listen to Nothing Else Matters. Or even Fade to Black. Beautiful lyrics, great lyrics, awesome lyrics.

Who said metallica doesn't deserve to be on the list? ARE you insane? What about nothing else matters//fade to black//unforgiven//sad but true?

They definitely have their own style that works with the music, BUT the lyrics aren't GREAT like some of these other artists

Enter Sandman, One, Nothing Else Matters, and even Until It Sleeps represent Metallica's excellent lyricism.

5 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm ...read more.

Why is Maiden down here?

Obviously no one here has listened to "Hallowed be thy Name" or "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" or "Dance of Death" or "Dream of Mirrors" or ANY IRON MAIDEN SONG WILL BLOW YOUR MIND WITH THEIR LYRICS.

Despite being a heavy metal band Maiden’s songs are all poetic with deep literature & history references. It should at least be in top 10

6 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.

Best thing about their lyrics is that there are always multiple ways to perceive it! You think they are singing about a girl, but they are singing to your soul and once you notice that, it's hard to not like Breaking benjamin

This band is amazing when I'm in my darkest of days, or my angel has fallen, or when my red, cold, river kicks in

Their lyrics are really amazing and meaningful... Such as Dear Agony song.

Their lyrics get so meaningful that they get all emotional when they play some of their songs.

7 Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002 by brothers guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong, with lead vocalist Michael Barnes.

I love t his song, it always states my feelings.

Red's lyrics are like Poetry!

8 Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.

You think judas priest' good songs are painkiller and breaking the law and they don't have good lyrics. Just listen to album Nostradamus. It has awesome lyrics.

9 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. ...read more.

Really great social and political charged lyrics.

There's a lot of wisdom and truth in these lyrics.

10 The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Let It Be, In My Life, Blackbird, All You Need Is Love, Revolution, Back In The USSR, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Paperback Writer, Eleanor Rigby, Fool On The Hill, I am The Walrus, A Day In The Life, Across The Universe, Tomorrow Never Knows, Golden Slumbers, Hey Jude, Taxman, Fixing A Hole, She's Leaving Home, For No One, Penny Lane, Within You And Without You, Mother Nature's Son, Strawberry Fields Forever, Girl, Here Comes The Sun, Getting Better, Help!, Rocky Raccoon, Dear Prudence, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Yesterday, The Long And Winding Road, Something, I've Got A Feeling, Cry Baby Cry, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds... Need I continue? The Beatles are number 1.

Lennon and McCartney are both top 10 lyricsts. Just to mention Across the Universe and For No One.

Youe don't have to be an expert to judge this legendary band by their lyrics. Well, in their early days, they usually sang about love between a boy and a girl. In their last days, the sang about love between people with different opinions. Just "A Day in the Life" is a masterpiece, because of John's lyrics, for example: "I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade." And I'm not even mentioning "The Long And The Winding Road", which is a brilliant song as for the lyrics, for the music, too.

All the Beatles members are very good with lyrics, especially John Lennon and (sometimes) Paul McCartney.

The Contenders

11 Rise Against Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.

I personally can't stand punk for the most part. But rise against is an exception. While the instrumental aspect of their music is rather simplistic the lyrical content is nothing less than pure genius. The only other artist out there that I can think can possibly compare would be eminem, a product of another genre I'm no particular find of

If you've listened to their songs you can understand a lot of their music has a lot of meanings such as the song "audience of one" refers to that one person can have a lot of influence and power if tried or given to

Their lyrics are so deep, bands as Green Day and Linkin Park would drown in them... No seriously, Tim McIlrath is a punk poet and in combination with his band's mighty sound a force to be reckoned with

Rise against's lyrics are so beautiful and well constructed. It's powerful and thought provoking, yet poetic. Just give them a listen and you'll understand.

12 Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.

Nothing better than opeth. sheer poetry.

13 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

"do you feel the same,
For what once remained,
Yesterday is gone we can't go back again,
And do you ever cry,
For the ghost of days gone by"

14 Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Of all the other names on this list, Pink Floyd is the only band whos lyrics even come close to hosting the same amount of depth, intelligence and insightfulness. Before discovering tool, I was a huge Rush fan, and I was absolutely blown away by what I read when I researched the lyrics to one of their songs. Literally pick any one, read the lyrics, then come back to this list and try and convince yourself that the 26 bands listed above have higher quality in lyrical content

Tool has the best lyrics I have ever heard. The reason why it is so low is because whoever is voting for the other bands have not heard a single tool songs. "I will choke until I swallow. Choke this infant here before me. What is this but my reflection? Who am I to judge or strike you down... Rest your trigger on my finger. Bang my head upon the fault line." Genius!

How this band is at 27th is beyond me, for their lyrics are far beyond any of these hypothetical competitors. Not much needs to be said besides go and listen for yourself, and if you absolutely hate metal, just look up the lyrics to almost any one of their songs and the depth and complexity of the lyrics will be far more advanced than any other songs you could name. Even RUSH songs pale in comparison

The top 10 should be Pink Floyd, Beatles, tool, led zeppelin, rolling stones, nirvana, the who, pearl jam, soundgarden, and Jimi hendrix (the last 5 can go in whatever order)

15 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative ...read more.

Green Day IS LIFE! THANK THE JESUS OF SUBURBIA. Listen closely to their lyrics, there are hidden meanings. And they're a great story as an album. American Idiot and Dookie have the best lyrics by far.

I don't understand why on earth Linkin Park is 1#! It's obvious that GD must be 1#! M/

Lyrics on the songs of 21st cb and American idiot are enough

Green Day should at least be in the top three, if not, number 1.
Their songs have are so meaningful.
Just Listen to 'Jesus of Suburbia', 'Holiday', '21 Guns', 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' and 'Wake Me Up When September Ends'.

16 Adema Adema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band formed in 2000 with members lead vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls.
17 Anberlin Anberlin was an American rock band formed in Winter Haven, Florida in 1998. Since the beginning of 2007, the band consisted of lead vocalist Stephen Christian, guitarists Joseph Milligan and Christian McAlhaney, bassist Deon Rexroat, and drummer Nathan Young.

Yes! (*fin) has amazing lyrics!

18 Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

I got into this band bcos the boy I've had a crush on for like 8 months has them on his Facebook likes and I listened to them and I cried.. a lot

19 Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason ...read more.
20 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

Well to be true in my opinion Except for some songs like stairway to Heaven their lyrics are not good. They use the word baby like in so many songs and those songs end with no proper meaning. It seems as if some forlorn teenager is writing those lyrics and someone is just screaming them. That's just ans opinion so, don't start with fan of they are greatest they are revolution. Just because they were popular doesn't mean they will be liked by everyone. And just because they produced a few good songs doesn't mean all of their songs shoukd be called gold. Get over with bind fan stuff. Enjoy music don't claim it or get annoyed with criticism.

Some stupids think that Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" has a subliminal diabolic message... they are jealous of the song because they realized that the lyrics of the song are just great and amazing... they wanted to hide these awesome lyrics with a supposed "message"
Led Zeppelin is a perfect band, these four guys are great in their work!
I think Led Zeppelin has really great lyrics, and if you don't think so... you like commercial music like hip hop and pop!

Kashmir and stairway to heaven, up to the mark. I can't even think this list is complete without Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Lyrics must be match with the music. And this band is maestro for this quality. Its right now on 8th because its not easy to digest this band too easily.. :D

This band has the absolute what lyrics of all time! Their references to Lord Of The Rings and Ancient Greek Allegories are so on point!

21 The Fray The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and ...read more.

Amazing! never say never is so good!

22 Alice in Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Really Linkin Park first, our society ladies and gentleman

23 Death Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.
24 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

Only them and My Chemical Romance

25 Rush Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

Rush should be number 1 hands down. I have listened to every other band mentioned in this list and their lyrics are good but aren't as good as Rush lyrics. Rush lyrics are like listening to poetry. The choice of words and rhyming the words makes them so great. For example their song loosing it:
"The dancer slows her frantic pace in pain and desperation. Her aching limbs and downcast face aglow with perspiration."
Neil Peart is probably one of the best if not the best lyricist ever.

Philosophy and Rockmusic never went together better and never will.

The only reason these guys aren't #1 is because not a lot of people listen to them. By far the best lyrics I have ever heard and never fail to impress me album after album

Manhattan Project, Witch Hunt, Red Barchetta, Free Will, The Trees, Red Sector A... The list goes on and on... No one is close!

26 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Alternative/Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

Their is a Pearl Jam song for everyone and all of their songs have truly amazing lyrics.
"I know I was born I know that I'll die the I between is mine."
"I know someday you'll have a beautiful life under somebody else sky but why can't it be mine."
If once I could feel loved, oh stare back at me."
"All the advantages this life's got on me picture a cup in the middle of the sea."

I mean, like, seriously? Pearl Jam not in the top 5?
Is this list trolling us all?
World wide suicide, Black, Just breathe, Marker in the sand. I could go on forever.
For me, they are the best. Hands down.

27 The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation. They are also considered to be one of the most influential alternative ...read more.

All these lists are blinded by the main stream. Smashing Pumpkins should be much higher if this list were accurate.

Why the hell where they not on here earlier, Corgan is a poetic genius

SP is absolutely fantastic! Bill Corgan is genius!

28 Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.

Listen to one of their songs and you'll understand how great their lyrics are.

29 The Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.
30 The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.

Townshend's lyrics manage to be both extremely catchy as well as deceptively incisive. The Who blow away Zeppelin and many other groups in this department.

31 Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

How come Radiohead is in this place? One of the best bands ever!

I saw Adema and Disturbed before many great bands and I had a heart attack.

Radiohead has the most unique and interesting lyrics mixed with amazing sound being produced by one of a kind musicians. Radiohead really is one of the best bands out there.

I like linkin park but they shouldn't be on top 10 above radiohead, Beatles, Pink Floyd, bruce springsteen, led zeppelin, queen, Metallica, dead kennedy...

Radiohead's lyrics absorb your thoughts as you listen to their incredible music.

32 System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.

They should be top ten. Darron and Serj make sure that the songs have true meaning most of the time. The rest of the time they just wanna have fun and really don't care about opinions. They do what they think is right, but get pushed to the side as hippies.

At first it may seem as if there lyrics don't have much meaning, eg."Banana, banana,terracotta, pie", but if you listen for a while you notice that there is more to their lyrics than meets the eye (or ear).
Their lyrics can be dark and silly at the same time and are free for interpretation.

33 Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

"My heart is broke, but I have some glue.
Help me inhale and mend it with you,
we'll float around, and hang out on clouds,
then we'll come down... have a hangover... "

His lyrics were, all at once - soft, heartbreaking, angstful and bitter. The sarcastic pop-tone of Cobain's lyrics shouldn't be overlooked. Sarcasam is hard to get across sucessfully in lyrics.

You the hell puts Metallica on this list? I guess they're great lyrics when you're 13.

I think kurt cobain definitely deserves number one if rhe current one is Linkin Park.

I'm so ugly, that's okay, 'because so are you.
Come on! Can anything top this?

34 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.

Really powerful lyrics, just listen to Holy Wood or Mechanical Animals

35 Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 ...read more.

Love is our resistance

"i've had recurring nightmares
I was loved for who I am
I've missed the opportunity
To be a better man"
Enough said

"Life will flash before my eyes
So scattered and lost
I want to touch the other side
And no one thinks they are to blame
Why can't we see
That when we bleed we bleed the same"

The music and lyrics just blend so flawlessly. This band is fabulous!

36 The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

Jim Morrison was the EPIC POET of his time

Them and Arctic Monkeys should be in the top 5 in my opinion

Better lyrics than lyrics of every band here

Should be number one... Just saying

37 The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson ...read more.
38 Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.

Alex Turner's Lyrics are artfully chosen and delivered so well in the band's music consistently.

These guys should be at the top

The lyricist of the 21st century. A pure genius who can deliver almost every feeling through one sentence. This is should be number 1 l. By far

Alex Turner is a genius lyricist. His lyrics are pure poetry. Nobody writes thiw way nowadays.

39 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

I like their music, but the lyrics aren't groundbreaking by any means. Shouldn't be high on this list!

I LOVE BVB SO EFFING MUCH!

40 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.

Have you come here for forgiveness?
Have you come to raise the dead?
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head? U2 One
September, streets capsizing
Spilling over down the drains
Shard of glass, splinters like rain
But you could only feel your own pain.

October, talk getting nowhere.
November, December; remember
We just started again.

41 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

In my opinion the best lyrical rock band by far. I like like a lot of these other bands but no one touches the depth these guys have. I don't care if people like their music but it does worry me a little if someone doesn't at least appreciate them.

I think they started losing their personal touch in their early days of fame. When Rev died, they dedicated his last song to him, which you can infer in "Nightmare" music video. As far as I've seen, they're just pop music now. I hate to admit it.

With lyrics ranging from deep and emotional to hardcore and outright, this band deserves to be no less than number 1
30 seconds to mars? Seriously? Their lyrics suck as much as their songs.
No. 26 is no place to be for a band of such calibre and lyrical skills.

Underrated band... The numbskulls who chose the above band instead of this one are just forcing themselves to like them as they are popular and successful with selling their records... But man... Listen to the lyrics of this band... Any song...
In my opinion, the best songs of them with respect to the best lyrics are...
.1. Demons
2. Bromtom cocktail
3. Welcome to the family
4. Size the day
5. Tension
6. Critical acclaim
7. Danger line (my favorite)
8. An epic of time wasted
9. Warmness on the soul
10. Until the end

42 CSNY
43 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

40? Um, this band wrote the Black Parade album. Spend little time unpacking the collective meaning of the songs in this album. Before you know it, you'll have spend a lot of time because it's full of hidden meanings through and through. One of the beautiful things about it is that it can be interpreted multiple ways. Each song I believe fits into the story of the patient, but I can also see clear references to the band itself commenting about the state of the music industry and their place in it. Very intricate story.

Their lyrics are moving, poetic, and beautiful. People overlook all of the lovely words, and make inaccurate judgments, putting them into categories like "emo".
They put so much thought in their writing, and you can feel the emotion in their songs.

All of their songs have beautiful meanings, even if it was written for four year olds (Every Snowflake is Different). One of my favorite lyrics is from Dessert Song. "From the lights to the pavement. From the van to the floor. From backstage to the doctor. From the earth to the morgue." They do everything beautifully, but I'm a sucker for a progression poem.

Their songs have so much feeling, so much emotion, and I don't understand why they're not in the top 10. they helped so many people go through the worst days

44 R.E.M. R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry.
45 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

"I know, I know for sure
Ding dang dong dong ding dang dong dong ding dang
I know, I know it's you
Ding dang dong dong ding dang dong dong ding dang"
-Around the World

Their songs have amazing lyrics. They should be in the top ten. Linkin Park is good, and they have good lyrics, but nothing like the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Listen to the lyrics of wet sand, otherside, scar tissue, or under the bridge they are ungodly god

People have to listen to their songs.. they know only few songs which they saw from T.V... also check b-sides..

46 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

I wanna scream "I love you" from the top of my lungs, but I'm afraid that someone else will hear me. Is better than anything ANY other hand on this list has ever produced!

FOB should be MUCH higher! What other band could come up with "I'm coming apart at the seams, pitching myself for leads in other people's dreams"?

'Everything you say can and willl be held against you.
So only say my name.. it will be held against you'

47 Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.
48 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.

This band has helped me through many hard times because I know that someone is there for me

"fight it, take the pain- ignite it. Tie a noose around your mind loose enough to breathe fine and tie it to a tree, tell it 'you belong to me'.
This ain't a noose this is a leash and I have news for you, you must obey me."

Very thought-provoking and meaningful lyrics. Missing from most of today's music.

Most meaningful lyrics I have ever heard. This should be #1.

This is the best Duo ever heard.. the lyrics are simply amazing, I love because it hits me hard, makes you think..

49 Joy Division Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.

PURE GENIUS. Aside from the Beatles, the most influential band EVER. They literally changed the history of music by combining the rawness of punk with German electronics (synths) and deeply emotional lyrics.
Without JD there would be no Gothic (Bauhaus, Echo and the Bunnymen and the Cure were all directly influenced by JD), no New Romantic / New Wave, no Pixies and therefore no grunge, no EBM and therefore no techno or electronic dance music and everything post-techno/grunge is a total throwback to either classic rock-n-roll, New Wave or punk. Aside from hip-hop, which itself has borrowed heavily from from the post-punk / new wave movement started by Joy Division, we'd be left with plain rock, punk, folk, jazz, blues, German minimalist electronics and abstract minimalist Industrial. Joy Division blended all that came before them to perfection and every band that has appeared since has either directly or indirectly been influenced by them.
They literally exploded the boundaries ...more

"When routine bits hard, and ambitions are low,
and resentment rides high, but emotions won't grow,
and we're changing our ways, taking different roads,
then Love, love will tear us apart... again... "

Ian Curtis didn't just write a break-up songs, he personified heartbreak and anguish in his lyrics.

Ian Curtis' lyrics make you feel so isolated and clostraphobic, the ability to do this determines the fact that they are lyrically the greatest band of all time

Very good. Amazing even.

50 The Smiths The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

lyrics wise probably top 10
my list for top 10 bands( they are not in order all of them are equally good) I feel there are probably like 20 bands which are similar in quality of lyrics
1.pink Floyd
2.the smiths
3. the doors
4.smashing pumpkin
5 radiohead
6 joy division
7.led zeppelin
8.arctic monkeys
9.the rolling stones
10.Nirvana

Their lyrics are hauntingly beautiful.
"I know it's over
And it never really began
But in my heart it was so real"

"And when darkness lifts and the room is bright
I'll still be by your side
For you are all that matters
And I'll love you to till the day I die
There never need be longing in your eyes"

Crushers like 'I know its over' and 'last night I dreamt somebody loved me' and 'there is a light that will never go out' sum up the angst and desire of youth like no other! 'please, please, please let me get what I want' is the most beautiful young adult whining one could imagine, and the cleverness of 'cemetery gates' is amazing. Snarky, dark and vunerable. Moz deserves a spot toward the top!

Why the smiths is not on the list?!

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