Songs With The Best Lyrics


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341 How to Save a Life - The Fray

Powerful lyrics, listen to the words carefully and if you have ever had someone close to you in a bad mindset this will mean something good. To you

Read about how this song came to be and you'll understand that it's even more sad than it sounds.

342 The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script

Why wasn't this on here?

343 Breakeven - The Script
344 Blackbird - Alter Bridge

There's no way this band shouldn't have a song in at least the top 50. Myles Kennedy is one of the greatest songwriters of our generation, proven through his work with Alter Bridge, Slash, and The Mayfield Four. I can't listen to this song without getting chills from the raw emotion he pours into his lyrics. Doesn't hurt to have the #1 guitar solo of all time (according to both a 2011 poll and my own opinion) in the middle, either.

There's no way this song is'nt at least in the Top 20! Hell, this is close to being my Number 1 of this list (#2 to be exact)!
Besides this is my all-time favorite song! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

345 Diana - One Direction

Dedicated to the girls who self-harm.

"Diana, let me be the one to light a fire inside those eyes. You've been lonely, you don't even know me. But I can feel you crying.

Diana, let me be the one to lift your Heart up and save your life. I don't think you even realise, baby you've been saving mine."

346 DLZ - TV on the Radio
347 I Miss You - Blink-182
348 The A Team - Ed Sheeran
349 Build God, Then We'll Talk - Panic! at the Disco

It's such a deep song (and video... ) by Panic! At the Disco! Although it can be interpreted a little differently, it's about being forced to make choices like abandoning your purity to obtain the things you want and stooping to new lows, hence the 'sleeping with roaches'. It's also telling a story about a sleazy lawyer at a motel with someone whoring themselves off for their job, then getting caught and having to pay the consequences (pregnancy). If you haven't hear it, you really should listen! Aside from lyrics, it is also brilliant. that cello solo makes my heart quiver every time! It's not an uplifting song, and it's not about things like politics, love, or friendship, but the story it tells is so moving! It also disproves the meaning behind the song 'my favorite things' for the Sound of Music.

I love this so much. Ryan Ross is an amazing lyricist. - Hai

350 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
351 When We Stand Together - Nickelback V 1 Comment
352 Iridescent - Linkin Park V 1 Comment
353 Angel of Death - Slayer

Honest, brutal depiction of the Holocaust and Dr. Mengele's experiments. Fits in perfectly. - Annoying_Slayer_Fan

354 Partition - Beyonce
355 Good Left Undone - Rise Against

"because lf you, I believe in angels, no not the kind with wings, no, not the kind with halos, but the kind that take you home when home becomes a strange place"

356 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
357 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
358 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace

This song has some sad, but very motivating lyrics.

359 One-X - Three Days Grace
360 The Sentinel - Judas Priest

Possibly the greatest lyrics of all time.

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