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
I wouldn't place this at the top, but it is better than Imagine. Imagine is overrated. Sure Imagine has a better message, but the lyrics themselves are poorly written when compared to the poetry of STH. Also the melody to Stairway to Heaven is more atmospheric. - Here4thetensV 36 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
À message couldn't be more clearer. Best lyrics. I don't understand a single line of the Led Zeppelin song. Maybe because I am from Amsterdam and don't get this religious hints towards rock and roll?
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
It’s amazing!V 32 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
Best written Metallica song along with And Justice For All...V 16 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
You gottabe kidding me, really
nothing genius here
it's so vanilla
man didn't even know what colour he was
save genius for the real poets like prince
It perfectly criticizes the spirit of modern society. We spend our whole lives "Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day" in search of the prize of happiness we have been told about since we were children. After years of dedication to this search, "one day you find, the years have gone behind you." Have you gotten any closer to happiness? No. Have you really gained anything from your quest? Hell no! In fact, you've lost the time of your youth that you could have spent really experiencing life. "No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun" because achieving success was supposed to be the race. Through society's indoctrination, no body was there to set you on the proper path, the path that leads to happiness by way of appreciating what you have. Not what you could have had.
So where does that leave you? Well, "you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking." In your middle aged years, you desperately hope ...more
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 is the most incredible song I ever heard. First of all, I liked it for the music, of course... Incredible guitar solo, powerful bass and the mystic touch of Pink Floyd music, indefinable. I could never find the ideal words to describe Pink Floyd's music in general.
But this song in particular blew my mind when I was young, and I had the chance to experience this again when I took time to truly listen to the lyrics.
Pink Floyd usually wrote incredible texts to fit with their music, but this song is in my opinion their true masterpiece. Simply describing what we feel when we realise that the time passes, but with such poetry and magic... You can listen to it when you're depressed or when you're fine, it will always make you feel good.
Ok so much text with nothing interesting to say, so long story short:
LISTEN TO THIS MASTERPIECE PEOPLE PLEASE
Pink Floyd made excellent lyrics. - Userguy44V 51 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 one of the only musicians to have won the Nobel Prize in Literature - that should give you an idea of his abilities as a lyricist!
Like a Rolling Stone is one, cohesive story about going from riches to rags - "You used to laugh about / Everybody that was hanging out / Now you don't talk so loud / Now you don't seem so proud / About having to be scrounging your next meal".
There's also a clear moral in here: "Ah, you / Never turned around to see the frowns / On the jugglers and the clowns when they all did / Tricks for you / Never understood that it ain't no good / You shouldn't / Let other people / Get your / Kicks for you"
How does it feel? - MortalWombat
Awesome, Simply the best.V 34 Comments
This song is the best in all over the world! I love it so much
Vote for Keane the best band! - KeaneTTR
Although this song can be interpreted in a million and one ways, the lyrics are absolutely amazing. They can represent so many different times during a life, which allows basically everyone to be able to relate to it.
A really interesting viewpoint and idea, a peaceful and deep song. Leaves me hope that there is smb who actually writes songs with a meaning.
Best Keane song. - Userguy44V 33 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.
Phenomenal, Should Be Higher!V 25 Comments
This song has the power to take out all the rage that is inside your unconscious mind
WAKE ME UP (WAKE ME UP INSIDE). I only know this song because of the meme - Edgelord
Should be in top 10
Lol yesV 7 Comments
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.
Feels like a warm hugV 7 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.
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.
Top 5 at least.V 1 Comment
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
About the french revolutionV 16 Comments
Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil
The Devil is never a maker
The less that you give, you're a taker
So it's on and on and on, it's Heaven and Hell, oh well
The lover of life's not a sinner
The ending is just a beginner
The closer you get to the meaning
The sooner you'll know that you're dreaming
So it's on and on and on, oh it's on and on and on
It goes on and on and on, Heaven and Hell
I can tell, fool, fool!
Well if it seems to be real, it's illusion
For every moment of truth, there's confusion in life
Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer
And it's on and on, on and on and on...
They say that life's a carousel
Spinning fast, you've got to ride it well
The world is full of Kings and Queens
Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams
It's Heaven and Hell, oh well
And they'll tell you black is really white
The moon is just the sun at night
And ...more - christangrant
"They say that life's a carousel / Spinning fast, you've got to ride it well / The world is full of Kings and Queens / Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams / It's Heaven and Hell"
is nothing short of poetry. I also love "And they'll tell you black is really white / The moon is just the sun at night".
Dio's lyrics really makes the song shine - MortalWombat
62? This is one of Dio�'s best lyrics!
The way that Brian Wilson created the saddest confession of love bearing on suicidal in history blows me away!
The most beautiful song ever written and it's only #87? Travesty. - truckturner
One of the most meaningful songs ever written
Best ever love song
A beautiful bit of ambiguity. Anyone, no matter who, where or why can listen to this song and make something of it that is deeply personal and relatable.
I believe this song is amazing and, shares great emotion definitely one of my favorites.
The music is awesome, an the lyrics does full justice to it if understood properly.
Best song haha. - Singer4FreedomV 8 Comments
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
Probably the saddest song everV 5 Comments
I had some time choosing between Imagine and this song, but well, you know what I chose. I don't think a lot of people had good background knowledge of this song, which really gives it its meaning. It gives one the feeling of fearlessness and an unshaken determination. - ihatethisname
The show must go on
The show must go on,
Inside my heart is breaking
My makeup may be flaking
But my smile still stays on.
Now this is the Queen song that should be near the top. Not Bohemian Rhapsody. Bohemian Rhapsody is a good song but it's not as meaningful as this. - Here4thetens
The song is best ever written, BRULLIANTV 1 Comment
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
YES - failrossV 12 Comments
If this song doesn't speak through and make you want to break out of every single regulation that society puts you through, then you're not listening.
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
This is one of favourite songs of all time. It should be at least in the top 5!V 1 Comment
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.
Perfect, just perfect... well Almost PerfectV 31 Comments
God, this song is so good. Talks about real life.
"There are places I remember, all my life though some have changed"... Happens sometimes. The Beatles just rock!
This song and it's lyrics better are deeper than what words can define
This song got a deep meaning
"Nice song to listen to why in a depression
This song everyone can relate to
Sometimes a guitar note inspires a song... Sometimes one word... In this case it was James talking to his girlfriend over the phone and that's when he got the idea for the beautiful intro and wrote one of their best songs... He even sung it beautifully... You'll be amazed if you listen to Master of Puppets or any song form "Kill "Em All" then listen to this.. Epic..37 cannot be... Not at all..
Nothing Else Matters...but getting this song to #1 it's the true meaning of an artist/band someone who can take just those famous simple notes from open strings and compose one of the most well known intros for a song in history this needs to be higher on this list or I've lost all hope.
Deserves to be top1. When you create such a song by talking to your girlfriend on the phone, there's nothing more beautifu.
This should be much higher among the top 5. - Singer4FreedomV 1 Comment
The lyrics are so beautiful it made me cry
Tye lyrics gives me goosebumps every time I listen to them
These lyrics are so beautiful
How’s this here but thank you by led zeppelin isn’tV 2 Comments
"counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike..."
"You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now, I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me"
Just out of this world.
Very well written song, not a fan of evanescence but I can't deny a well written song.
Are you kidding me?
this song lyrics are superb and really touching
should be in top ten
I know some day you'll have a beautiful life I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky but why can't it be mine
Best rock love song of all time!
I can't believe I had to add it on my own.
One of the greatest unrequited love songs of all time. Vedders vocals are spectacular.
The notes he is able to reach and hold put him in an elite group of truly blessed singers.
Pearl Jams rendition of Black during Unplugged is beyond belief. Ed goes into a dark world of despair and sadness and McCreadys guitar cries out in pain to compliment those
Axl dedicated this song to his ex-wife, Erin Everly.
"But lovers always come
And lovers always go
And no one's really sure
Who's lettin' go today
If we could take the time
To lay it on the line
I could rest my head
Just knowin' that you were mine
So if you want to love me
Then darlin' don't refrain
Or I'll just end up walkin'
In the cold November rain"
very beautiful lyrics - ronluna
This should be number 1 so damn good, love, honest touching the hearts, just can't express my opinion too much heart touching, once again it should be number 1
The mood is so hauntingly addicting! Its so sad but so beautiful to listen to! Axl's voice is so sweet and honest, and the lyrics are so true,
So heart warming!
So never mind the darkness
we still can find way
u feel hope sorrow love rain unexplainable pains and everything - highest_iq
Iron Maiden is where it's at! I would have chosen many more of the songs from Iron Maiden over this one as far as lyrical content, but this was the only one on the list. Take my word for it, people. Iron Maiden, even if you don't like their music, has some of the greatest lyrics ever, especially in the album Brave New World.
I'm an Iranian fan of iron maiden. when I listen to this song, I'm not afraid of listening to a song that is from a different culture. I can feel the words with my heart. I can imagine all the things happening to the guy going to the gallows pole.
Epic lyric climax throughout the song with great sentiment and powerful images. You can feel the agony and energy of the lyrics till the end.
I do not know why this song is behind everything... 33rd place would be decent for Bohemian Rhapsody.That song is just overplayed.V 4 Comments
These lyrics are just sick. The lyrics are not only connected witha deep message but are also ryming in sick ways. The vocabulary used in this song is huge. For example: "Now I'm sucking to your lies
Through Russ, though not his muscles but the percussion he provides
With me as a guide
But y'all can see me now 'cause you don't see with your eye
You perceive with your mind"
This is just a small example of all those perfectly fitting pieces. The entire song is based on the lyrics and it worked out perfectly well.
"Both Sides Now" reminds us that the more we learn, the more we realize how little we know.
Listen to the lyrics and the way that there is no set meaning to this song. Each time you listen you hear something else. It talks of love, loss, god, man, failure and transcendence. The lyrics to this song are truly divine with biblical references. This song is a one of a kind. It will never be replicated or replaced. Leonard Cohen is a master of songwriting and this is his greatest hit.
Love this song, better by jeff buckley
A stunning work of art. My all time favourite song
Don,t take my words! Listen and hear your own story,sometimes hearing is not listening,travel your own journey alone,or with friends,it’s there that you find your true meaning,don,t be afraid of what it’s telling you,as it’s yours to keep through life’s short walk,hold it dear as it never leaves you,trapped in your mind it lives forever,please take of it,remember it’s yours to behold-HallelujahV 1 Comment
It was awesome
Cool song dude
One of my favourite songs, really deep meaningfull lyrics. Everyone should give it a listen.
Though Lennon is widely regarded as more poetic and superior than McCartney when it comes to lyrics, blackbird is truly beautiful and the message of the civil rights movement is subtle but meaningful. It's a song with lyrics capable of rivaling anything by Lennon
"Do you know how to play hide and seek?
To find me it would take you a week.
But tied to that chair, you won't go anywhere.
There's a lot I can do with a freak..." - MontyPython
You have to be crazy not to pick this one. Clapton wrote some of the most meaningful lyrics as a memorial to the tragic death of his four year old son.
One of the best song ever
So emotional... Really amazing
Very nice song
Let me tell you a story. I was with my cat Truffles watching Lord of the Rings and suddenly he ran outside and got hit by a car (playing another one bites the dust:) It was very funny but when I heard this song I laughed harder.
It's very good.
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