Songs With The Best Lyrics


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221 Supernatural Superserious - R.E.M.
222 Angel - Sarah McLachlan

Wrong to keep one of the best lyricist, Sarah, so low on this list. I just lost hope here

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223 Like a Prayer - Madonna

People may think it is a sexual song but Andre Crouch (who is part of the choir singing in the song) said it is a song about exploring the power of prayer. The choir wouldn't even be on the record if it was all about SEX as they were very picky!

Like A Prayer is sick! People used to hate this is song because the Queen Of Pop was telling the truth! <3
There's something wrong in this list because I don't see any songs of Prince while he's one of the best songwriter ever!
MJ didn't even write Thriller...! I have the album at home, I'm shocked!

224 The Kids from Yesterday - My Chemical Romance


225 The World I Know - Collective Soul
226 Cortez the Killer - Neil Young

"and his subjects gathered round him like the leaves around a tree in their clothes of many colors for the angry gods to see'

227 Re-Education (Through Labor) - Rise Against

"To the sound of a heartbeat pounding away
To the rhythm of the awful rusted machines
We toss and turn but don't sleep
Each breath we take makes us thieves
Like causes without rebels
Just talk but promise nothing else

We crawl on our knees for you
Under a sky no longer blue
We sweat all day long for you
But we sow seeds to see us through
'Cause sometimes dreams just don't come true
We wait to reap what we are due"

Rise Against should definitely be on this list, they have plenty of songs with strong, meaningful lyrics.

217 Really? There are so many Rise Against songs that should be at least top 50(for me even top 10) and this song is one of them.

What the hell...Rise against should be in the top 20 at least.

228 Hall of Fame - The Script
229 Epitaph - King Crimson
230 Where Is the Love? - Black Eyed Peas

This has to be number one, this is the most beautiful one about peace

Brillient commentary and criticism of... Well, the world, really. Mostly the lack of love and care within America. - Maplestrip

231 The Message from Dr. Light - The Megas
232 Coma White - Marilyn Manson
233 The a Team - Ed Sheeran

This song is quite a beautiful song with a sketchy meaning. Ed Sheeran somehow brought these two elements together perfectly.

"It's too cold outside for angels to fly."
I don't know about anyone here but that's certainly beautiful.

234 The Monster - Eminem

I wrote a song called "Alter Ego" and it focused on the same subject of rethinking what I did in the past. - MusicMovieMinecraftMe

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235 Two Suns In the Sunset - Pink Floyd

Makes me cry every time I hear it. "Looks like the human race is run."

The most powerful lyrics I've ever heard EVER. END OF STORY

236 Praise You In This Storm - Casting Crowns V 1 Comment
237 Stitches - Shawn Mendes

I thought that I'd been hurt before
But no one's ever left me quite this sore
Your words cut deeper than a knife
Now I need someone to breathe me back to life

Got a feeling that I'm going under
But I know that I'll make it out alive
If I quit calling you my lover
Move on

You watch me bleed until I can't breathe
Shaking, falling onto my knees
And now that I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches
Tripping over myself
Aching, begging you to come help
And now that I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches

Best teen pop song ever with the best lyrics! Oh gee, I love Shawn. He is too handsome... - DynastiSugarPop

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238 Dead Boy's Poem - Nightwish

This song is actually what made me learn piano. It also inspired me to write song lyric's like Tuomas Holopainen's. I cannot believe this song is so low. There is absolutely nothing better. Have you not heard those lyrics? It's talking about death and how people, when they die, cannot ask for more or give their loved ones more. It's so amazing I cannot take my headphones off when listening to this.

My favorite song in the world. All right, maybe Nightwish goes a little heavy with the dead boy stuff, but a masterful mix of slow and heavy at the same time.

239 Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday
240 Piano Man - Billy Joel
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