Songs With The Best Lyrics


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41 Date Rape - Sublime Date Rape - Sublime
42 Iris - Goo Goo Dolls Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

And I'd give up forever to touch you. Cause I know that you feel me somehow. You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be and I don't wanna go home right now.

All I can taste is this moment. And all I can breathe is your life. Sooner or later it's over. I just don't wanna miss you tonight.

And I don't want the world to see me, cause I don't think that they'd understand. When everything's made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am.

And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming, or the moment of truth in your life. When everything feels like the movies, yeah you bleed just to know you're alive.

And I don't want the world to see me, cause I don't think that they'd understand. When everything's made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am.

I just want you to know who I am...

Love this song, such an underrated song! One of the best songs I have ever heard. Brilliant vocals and lyrics. Also very catchy. Should be in the top 10 definitely. Amazing.

Truly one of the most underrated songs ever. As much appreciation as this song gets, it's not nearly enough. The lyrics are brilliant!

Simply perfect

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43 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths

Amazing song. Never get sick of listening to it. So many good memories of this song!

44 Thriller - Michael Jackson Thriller - Michael Jackson
45 Surf's Up - The Beach Boys Surf's Up - The Beach Boys
46 Remember - Adema Remember - Adema
47 Vodka - Korpiklaani Vodka - Korpiklaani

Vodka! This is best song to drink with!

48 Crucify Your Mind - Rodriguez Crucify Your Mind - Rodriguez

If you've seen the movie "searching for sugarman" you'll know that rodriguez is like a forgotten dylan. - RecklessGreed

49 La Isla Bonita - Madonna La Isla Bonita - Madonna

So beautiful so deep so charming - Irina2932

50 Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

Well actually the song is from Leonard Cohen, not Jeff Buckley.

It describes a ton of different stories in a single short song. Beautiful lyrics

Cough I think you mean Leonard Cohen.

Way more beautiful than Leonard Cohen's version!

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51 Yesterday - The Beatles Yesterday - The Beatles

The most covered song of all time must be doing something right - RecklessGreed

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52 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

Best song ever, I listen to it every day.

53 The Crystal Ship - The Doors The Crystal Ship - The Doors
54 Maggots Ate Her Brain - The Lurking Corpses
55 Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

This song should be rated much higher. The meanings the song conveys are quick, to the point and snappy. It makes a lot of comparisons as well as references very intelligently. The song also has a lot of double meanings which helps to strengthen every line. You can listen to the song over and over and still discover new meaning with what it is trying to say.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are WAY TOO LOW on this list. They have some of the best lyrics I have ever heard, from albums like Stadium Arcadium and Californication. It's sad how lyrical genius is often forgotten by more popular and mainstream music, whose artists do not even write their own music, and have non-intellectual lyrics, but catchy music.

I love this song it has a great meaning and should be much higher! The Red Hot Chili Peppers are great at making poetic lyrics! - TheThomasThomas

I love this song! Should be rated higher, so much higher.

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56 A Day in the Life - The Beatles A Day in the Life - The Beatles

Next to imagine this is my favorite song. I was the one who put "This song is so good that person who killed john even sang this song except for one new lyric"
"Imagine John Lennon is Dead." I mean who would say this!
Third is here there and everywhere than let it be and last but not least Give peace a chance. - SBT

This song is the best ever written by Lennon & McCartney together. Every part of this song was perfectly arranged. Just brilliant... Maybe the best ever.

Arguably the best song by (hardly arguably) the best band in the world. Also some of the best lyrics lennon has written, far superior to the obvious preacherism of "imagine", which doesn't state anything we all didn't know already.

The other 99 of you obviously haven't even heard it otherwise this would be at the top, way above crap like Eminem and Michael jackson

57 Dance With the Devil - Immortal Technique Dance With the Devil - Immortal Technique

Fantastic choice. Absolutely belongs on this list. Not all that ecstatic that it is only one spot above a Taylor Swift song. I feel this song tells a much deeper story than most of the songs on here. As far as lyrics go this song embodies a struggle all us human beings go through.

"Everyone trying to be trife, never face the consequences
You probably only did a month for minor offenses
Ask a n**** doing life if he had another chance
But then again there's always the wicked that knew in advance
Dance forever with the devil on a cold cell block
But that's what happens when you rape, murder and sell rock
Devils used to be gods, angels that fell from the top
There's no diversity because we're burning in the melting pot"

Tells a great story, this song is the most underrated song of all time, and it goes the same with Immortal Technique. The brilliance of this song makes it one of the greatest not only Rap song of all time, but Best Songs of all time. A great lyricist... - roblist

A really strong song which after you finish hearing it you end up traumatized! Seriously

58 Same Love - Macklemore Same Love - Macklemore

It is a beautiful song that describes the right to choice... And also of how low we think... A thoughtful song that makes you question your thinking!

This song should really be higher in the list! It makes me cry every time I listen to it.

Never listen to that song yet, but after reading those lyrics they are deep, well written and honest, I've got to say without even hearing the song..pretty moving.

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59 The Unforgiven - Metallica The Unforgiven - Metallica

Not the best lyrics I've ever heard but it should be at least in the top 14. Go Metallica!

The lyrics, in my opinion are the best, touchy, feely and not to mention heartly, its definitely one of the best lyrics

60 Evil Angel - Breaking Benjamin Evil Angel - Breaking Benjamin
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