Songs With The Best Lyrics


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21 Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne

The lyrics are so beautiful it made me cry

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22 America - Simon and Garfunkel America - Simon and Garfunkel

"counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike..."

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23 Creep - Radiohead Creep - Radiohead

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.

So relatable

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24 Hotel California - The Eagles Hotel California - The Eagles

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

Wow... People voting here clearly don't know this song

25 In My Life - The Beatles In My Life - The Beatles

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!

26 November Rain - Guns N' Roses November Rain - Guns N' Roses

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
Walking away
If we could take the time
To lay it on the line
I could rest my head
Just knowin' that you were mine
All 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!

Like al axls lyrics true and from the heart

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27 Black - Pearl Jam Black - Pearl Jam

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

I can't believe I had to add it on my own.

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28 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

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.


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29 Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
30 Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

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 song that gets deeper when you listen again.

31 Do You Hear Me - Adema Do You Hear Me - Adema V 1 Comment
32 Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle - Dethklok

One of my favourite songs, really deep meaningfull lyrics. Everyone should give it a listen.

33 Cousin Kevin - The Who Cousin Kevin - The Who

"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

34 Shelter From the Storm - Bob Dylan Shelter From the Storm - Bob Dylan
35 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

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.

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36 The Show Must Go On - Queen The Show Must Go On - Queen

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.

The most sadest song not just by Queen but by anyone alone with Mother Love. RIP Freddie Mercury = born performer. Legend!

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37 Cast No Shadow - Oasis Cast No Shadow - Oasis V 1 Comment
38 When I'm Gone - Eminem When I'm Gone - Eminem

I don't listen to much rap or hip hop but I will say this : Eminem is a phenomenal song writer as well as lyricist, he can make or break careers just by mentioning names in a song, he speaks his mind and actually writes his tunes unlike a lot of so called artist, he raps with the best, performs with the best and quite honestly writes with the best unlike most he can perform every one of his songs live, like it or not you cannot deny that Eminem is a great artist all around.

Anyone who thinks otherwise obviously has no place in music let alone posting about it online. If you can write a song half as good as this guy can id love to hear it.

Oh man what a song who writes such lyrics just amazing song written and song by the best rapper ever Eminem just give it a try and bet you'll forget the lyrics of it wonderful emotion shown in the lyrics by Eminem

I don't listen to many songs that's not rock or metal but I will say this : Eminem is a very very talented lyricist and song writer, you can tell he poured his heart and soul into this song, if this man mentions you negitivatily in one of his songs your careers over, or if he praises you you have an entire fan base army at your disposal, his songs can make or break you, he can rap with the best, perform with the best and quite honestly write with the best he speaks what's on his mind like it or love it you can't deny what's on the paper here all around great artist.

Anyone who thinks otherwise has no place in music let alone posting about it period. I am a metal head through and through but unlike most I will NOT deny a good artist respect when I see one...or in this case hear one.

He is so honest and I like that and especially "Hailey's part" is truly AMAZING. One of the best songs I know in lyrics and just the music

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39 Speculum - Adema Speculum - Adema

I haven't heard this song from Adema yet I've heard many from them, but the lyrics are phenomenally written, I can feel the pain in every word the sadness in every line it quite honestly should be much farther up on this list.

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40 Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles

Beatles at their creative best.

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