Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs with Autobiographical Lyrics

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The Top Ten

1 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry died several months ago. R.I.P. - Metal_Treasure

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2 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

Band's autobiography:

"We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn't have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground" - Metal_Treasure

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3 Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Lyrics to this song were written by Desmond Child and were partly inspired by his life in New York in the late 1970s, when he had to work as a taxi cab driver to make ends meet (in the 70s he wasn't famous yet).
Desmond Child is a professional songwriter with several Grammy winning songs (he usually writes music and not lyrics).
Check out my list: Greatest Hit Songs Co-Written by Desmond Child - Metal_Treasure

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4 Bad Reputation - Joan Jett UListen to Sample
5 Turn the Page - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band UListen to Sample
6 Alive - Pearl Jam UListen to Sample
7 Ain't No Fun (Waiting Round to Be a Millionaire) - AC/DC UListen to Sample
8 Castles Made of Sand - The Jimi Hendrix Experience UListen to Sample
9 The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails UListen to Sample
10 In My Life - The Beatles UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Love Tyger - Edguy

Tobi (in the lyrics) is Tobias Sammet - metal singer and author of the lyrics, known for his sense of humor, shown in this song, too:

"Tobi or not to be! Motown-god, just in white
Evel Kneevil of Rock just without evil bike
I would break my nose to make a stir
Break a rib to save the world from choreography
I say a lot I must not say
And yet I get paid quite okay" - Metal_Treasure

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12 I Was Only Joking - Rod Stewart UListen to Sample
13 Night Moves - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band UListen to Sample
14 Do Me Like a Caveman - Edguy UListen to Sample
15 Do It Again - The Beach Boys UListen to Sample
16 Eastbound Train - Dire Straits
17 Early Days - Paul McCartney UListen to Sample
18 Enough - Heart UListen to Sample
19 Guilty - Alice Cooper UListen to Sample
20 Just Another Night - Cat Stevens UListen to Sample
21 Keeping the Faith - Billy Joel UListen to Sample
22 Last Runaway - W.A.S.P. UListen to Sample
23 Liverpool 8 - Ringo Starr UListen to Sample
24 Man of the World - Fleetwood Mac UListen to Sample
25 Watching the Wheels - John Lennon UListen to Sample
26 Tunnel of Love - Dire Straits UListen to Sample
27 Village of the Sun - Frank Zappa UListen to Sample
28 Too Dumb to Die - Green Day UListen to Sample
29 These are the Days of Our Lives - Queen UListen to Sample
30 The Worm - Audioslave UListen to Sample
31 The Other Side of Liverpool - Ringo Starr UListen to Sample
32 The Loner - Neil Young UListen to Sample
33 Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
34 Talkin' New York - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
35 Tattoos & Tequila - Vince Neil UListen to Sample
36 Stranger in This Town - Richie Sambora UListen to Sample
37 Something in the Way - Nirvana UListen to Sample
38 Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John UListen to Sample
39 Serve the Servants - Nirvana UListen to Sample
40 Mr. Bad Guy - Freddie Mercury UListen to Sample
41 Never Fade - Jack Johnson UListen to Sample
42 No Brains - Sum 41 UListen to Sample
43 Nothing Left to Say but Goodbye - Audioslave UListen to Sample
44 Nothing on Me - Keith Richards UListen to Sample
45 Sexual Religion - Rod Stewart UListen to Sample
46 Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) - Bruce Springsteen UListen to Sample
47 Road to Nowhere - Ozzy Osbourne UListen to Sample
48 On My Way to Work - Paul McCartney UListen to Sample
49 On the Road to Find Out - Cat Stevens UListen to Sample
50 Fade to Black - Metallica UListen to Sample
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