Songs With The Best LyricsMilesG102 Songs with the most beautifull, politically meaningfull or funny lyrics ever.
The Top Ten
"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
Best of the top three in my opinion. I'm still not sure what it's about - _Jack_V 35 Comments
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!
When the smoke clears, Fred is ...more
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
awesomeV 28 Comments
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
Yes, very dramatic lyrics - _Jack_V 15 Comments
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.
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.
Very good lyrics but not above Wish You Were Here - _Jack_V 47 Comments
"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:
IN MY LIFE
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
ANNA GO TO HIM
STAND BY ME
A DAY IN THE LIFE
And many more..
Hands off to late JOHN LENNON
And this is the reason it is so popula, guys, THIS IS NOT THE BEST SONG OF ALL TIME, THE MUSIC IS JUST OKAY, THIS IS THE LIST WERE THIS SHOULD BE NUMBAH 1. - PanagosBoi17V 85 Comments
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
No. - _Jack_V 67 Comments
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
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.
This is what poetry sounds likeV 31 Comments
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.
Good song, but seriously people did get fooled into electing a idiot since then. - Lucretia
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!
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
Overrated for a song, and a annoying meme... - LucretiaV 5 Comments
" 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.
What a chorus - _Jack_V 20 Comments
This song is one of the few songs written that simply marvel at how crazy it is we exist. Definitely some of the best lyrics ever. "I'd give anything to hear you say it one more time, that the universe was made just to be seen by my eyes."
"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.
Makes me feel infinite
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.
Issa good songV 30 Comments
This song feels so heartfelt. When I hear it, I feel like crying.
I love the meaning my favorite My Chemical Romance song. - Lucretia
This songs melody is beautiful
It's kinda overly emo... - _Jack_V 11 Comments
In the bath again
Awesome song yeah (y)
One of the greatest songs ever!
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
Best 'lump in throat' song ever!V 4 Comments
Wow this must be a joke! Not even in the top 100! This song is arguably the best song ever written along with stairway to heaven
One of the best songs of all time, also has one of the best guitar solos of all time. The rhythm goes insanely good with the lyrics
Wow... People voting here clearly don't know this song
Should be number one
"Its my wife, it's my life." Good song about addiction but a bit mellow and slow. - Lucretia
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