Songs With The Best Lyrics


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221 Wild Dances - Ruslana
222 The Other Side of the World - KT Tunstall
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 Desperate - David Archuleta
225 Dreaming With a Broken Heart - John Mayer
226 42 - Coldplay
227 Sugarcane - Missy Higgins
228 1985 - Bowling for Soup
229 Killer Queen - Queen

This is song has a very clever lyrics from Freddie Mercury but why is it not in the Top 10?

230 Stinkfist - Tool

every Tool song is deep but man this one is awesome

231 Miles Away - Madonna
232 One - U2

How are there practically 0 U2 songs on this list?!? And how is this ONE not here in first place?!

"We're one but we're not the same
We get to carry each other"

"You say, 'Love is a temple, love a higher law'
Love is a temple, love a higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can't be holdin on to what you got
When all you got is hurt"

This should be on the top. Not below some unknown songs

233 Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? - Bryan Adams
234 Beautiful - Eminem

You don't need brains to get this song. Just have to listen. The lyrics give you goosebumps and no other lyricist can ever walk much as he can. No one can take his shoes. This is him... This is the truth and this is what you should look out for. This needs to be at the top. - quolquier

235 The Kids From Yesterday - My Chemical Romance V 1 Comment
236 The World I Know - Collective Soul
237 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'

238 Fix You - Coldplay V 1 Comment
239 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.

240 The Bad Touch - Bloodhound Gang

You and me, baby, ain't nothing but mammals, so let's do it like they do it on Discovery Channel.
Certainly of a different quality than the other songs on this list, but still sonewhat clever and allusion-laden.

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