Songs With The Best Lyrics

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Songs with the most beautifull, politically meaningfull or funny lyrics ever.

The Top Ten

1 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

"And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our souls
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all is one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll" - kheman1317

Don't get me wrong the tune is great in this song, but the lyrics are better! There's a lady that's sure all it glitters is gold, and she's buying a stairway to heaven when she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed with a word she can get what she came for ooh ooh and she's buying a stairway to heaven there's a sign on the wall and she wants to be sure cause you sometimes words have two meanings in a tree by the brook there's a songbird who sings sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven there's this feeling I get when I look to the west and my spirit is crying for leaving in my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees and the voices of those who stand looking and it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune than the piper will lead us to reason and the new day will dawn for those who stand long and forest will echo with laughter ooh and it makes me wonder ooh it really makes me wonder if there's a bustle in your hedgerow don't be alarmed now it's just a ...more

you gotta feel great with this lyrics, all the Robert Plant's feelings are there
it's stupid how the song was criticized of backmasking messages, as he said "Our turnables only play music forwards" and "This song was made with the best feeling" - rock2metal

Right behind Kashmir

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2 Imagine - John Lennon

"Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one"

This song hasn't only changed individual lives, but it has changed the world. One word - powerful.

He is god of music, he can play any types of songs, his lyrics are so touchable and romantic with nostalgic feelings, some of the most popular songs are:
IMAGINE
IN MY LIFE
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
REMEMBER
ANNA GO TO HIM
COME TOGETHER
STAND BY ME
A DAY IN THE LIFE
YESTERDAY
And many more..
Hands off to late JOHN LENNON

This song gives the greatest message about how the world shouod actually function. But sad thing is everybody loves it but no one tries to implement. Sorry John Lennon.
and thanks for Most Legendary Song!

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3 Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson

I'm gonna make a change
For once in my life
It gonna feel real good
Gonna make difference
Gonna make it right..
I love this song! Michael Jackson, you're the best man in the world.. !

"Man in the Mirror". Michael the musical prophet and genius at work. I loved to see him perform this song. He sang this with all his heart and sole... love him xo - love4mjj

Michael sang this song with such depth and true honesty. You can't deny this song as the best lyrics. He wrote this song from the very bottom of his heart and he wanted people to hear the message... true love of his art and his lifes work... love xo - love4mjj

Nice

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4 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

SO overrated for this list. The song is kick ass, but its definitely not the lyrics that accomplish that.

This song actually tells a story (so I've heard)
The protagonist (we shall name him Fred) is in love with a girl, but her heart is stolen by a crime lord. Enraged, Fred kills the crime lord. He's had his revenge, but now the entire mob is after him, so he must flee the country. He says goodbye to his mother (one of the most moving goodbye's in history) and sets off in hope of escaping the mob's wrath. Unfortunately, in vain: The mob catches up with him at last. He pleads for mercy (mama mia! Mama mia! Mama mia let me go) but of course he is cruelly refused (bismillah, no! We will not let you go).
So there he was: trapped in a corner, Fred faces death at the hands of the mob. His mouth opens one more time. Does he make a final complaint? An excuse? No! He stands up tall and pulls out his gun and says, "So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye!? " Bang! Bang! Bang! "So you think can you love me and leave me to die!?! " Bang! Bang! Bang!
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Bohemian Rhapsody is an example at songwriting at its finest. Personally, I think the song is about war. "I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy because I'm easy come, easy go." This is about how the government so freely uses people's lives. "So you think you can love me and leave me to die." Perhaps this is about having friendships on the battlefield and then being abandoned, or about the government not really caring if you live or die. "Spare him his life from this monstrosity." War. Also: Maybe he told his mother about killing a man because he wanted comfort because why would you do that if you killed someone illegally? I guess you might tell your mother in that situation, but it seems more likely. So yeah. I have a whole bunch of other reasons but I don't want to fill up too much space

This deserves to be 1 as the lyrics mean so much and I think that its Freddie mercury at his finest

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5 One - Metallica

I got nervous while this list was loading cause some of these list are absolute bull, and I woulda been pissed if this wasn't on here!

This song is about the horrors of war and against a controlling government that don't have to suffer the consequences of war unlike the people. There's also a movie to go along with it that came out in the early 70's. Johnny Got His Gun.

Now the world is gone, I'm just one. Oh God, help me. James always wrote nice lyrics

The most beautiful song I ve ever heard in my life

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6 Time - Pink Floyd

How is this not higher? If you truly listen to the lyrics, you find that it has one of the deepest meanings of any song ever.

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day,
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way,
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown,
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain,
And you are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today,
And then one day you find, the years have got behind you,
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

(Guitar solo)

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking,
Racing around to come up behind you again,
The sun is the same in the relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time,
Plans that either come to naught, or half a page of scribbled ...more - lavillaof2112

This was a single edit number written by Roger Waters, and the rest of the band contributed to it to make a song that concerns every life on this earth.
This is one of the best numbers, ever.. Great Lyrics..

Man In The Mirror is a very good song. But it's lyrics are mediocre. Queen doesn't have great lyrics either. Where is Sound Of Silence. Now those are good lyrics, not Man In The Mirror and Bohemian Rhapsody.

The lyrics of the song actually inspire you to get your lazy ass to do something with your life!

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7 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

No one can beat Bob Dylan when it comes to lyrics. After a point of time they aren't even song lyrics, they are sheer poetry..
Whats disappointing is that they haven't mentioned 'Mr Tambourine Man' by him
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How amazing that Michael Jackson beats Bobby in this poll. Dylan was a genius, and probably the most impressive song writer that I have ever had the privilege of listening to

Bob Dylan is truly a legend when it comes to music and poetry, I'm surprised this song of his has not made the top tens as of yet. I also listen to Michael Jackson and John Lennon, but Bob tops them both with lyrical brilliance shining through his work.

Most people chose Michael Jackson because he is more popular with the younger generation but I feel like bob Dylan has the most meaningful lyrics if you truly listen

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8 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin is literally one of my favorite band. I'm so happy ben is back to work with the band, I just hope he gets some good members, since it's only him left!

This is truly an amazing song to listen to when you are sad, and all of us feel sad sometimes. Not only are the lyrics incredible, but the music and Ben's voice is too. He gives off great emotion when he sings this song, and the lyrics hit your heart before they hit your brain because you don't have to think twice. "Dear Agony" is definitely in my top ten list of the best songs, and Breaking Benjamin is my #1 favorite band of all time.

The ultimate combination of the pain and conflict that everyone must endure at some point in their lives - the most honest song I've ever had the privilege of listening to.

The feeling behind this songs!
I wonder what it takes and when a person can write up to this level! really awesome
love this song and one of the greatest lyrics song ever!

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9 Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss! Always brings a smile to my face, it's almost as if you can see him shrug his shoulders and play.

The part leading up to the scream always gives me the chills. I really love this song!

My favorite son, all a about the government.

10 American Pie - Don McLean

" And in the streets the children screamed
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken
And the three men I admire most
The Father Son and Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died" - kheman1317

Not even a debate. Some songs have certain verses with brilliant lyrics but THIS ENTIRE SONG (which, by the way, is over eight minutes long) is a masterpiece from start to finish. Every single line is a reference to something usually music related, if you dig deep enough. And it only gets better as it goes on. The last verse might just be the best lyrics in music history. I get chills every time I listen to it and I'm not even a religious person. This song isn't just a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper. It's an entire story that covers all kinds of different musicians through the most perfectly placed references in the lyrics.

This song has the most creatively and carefully put together lyrics ever. It is highly symbolic of the time period it was written about.

This is poetry set to music. Brilliant, sad and inspiring.

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The Newcomers

? A Perfect Sonnet - Bright Eyes
? Manta Ray - J. Ralph & Antony

The Contenders

11 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park

Best song ever with great lyrics

Great song and great lyrics
Really influential song

All these songs have awesome lyrics but this song has the beats too.

Best song ever

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12 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

This song has the power to take out all the rage that is inside your unconscious mind

Should be in top 10

WAKE ME UP (WAKE ME UP INSIDE). I only know this song because of the meme - Edgelord

Awesome song.. You don't even need to listen to it. that's how awesome it is.

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13 Saturn - Sleeping at Last

"With shortness of breath, I'll explain the infinite. How rare and beautiful it truly is that we exist." - ColinH

Wow! I totally agree that this song has some great lines and meanings to it.

14 Things the Grandchildren Should Know - Eels
15 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

This song feels so heartfelt. When I hear it, I feel like crying.

This songs melody is beautiful

Am I the only one? Really, This song is so inspiring. Whenever I heard it I'm like: "Yeah! Imma go live now! " :D

its great

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16 Changes - David Bowie
17 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

A song about losing everything, even faith. Amazing lyrics.

This song is too deep... Both in music and lyrics... It is not just about king who lose everything but something more than that... It tells that howsoecer high position we reach we have to face fall back... I think it should be number one... Awesome song ever made

One of the best song from Coldplay

Amazing song

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18 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails

Totally love this song - an Johnny Cash' version is just gold

The Johnny Cash Version of this song is awesome!

This song is amazing hands down, and even when another artist like Johnny Cash did it, its hauntingly good. One of my favorites

This is an amazing straight forward lyrics.

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19 Uneven Odds - Sleeping at Last
20 Earth Song - Michael Jackson

In the bath again

Awesome song yeah (y)

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1. Saturn - Sleeping at Last
2. One - Metallica
3. Things the Grandchildren Should Know - Eels
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1. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
2. American Pie - Don McLean
3. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
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1. One - Metallica
2. Imagine - John Lennon
3. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
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