Songs With The Best Lyrics


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61 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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62 The Crystal Ship - The Doors

Beautiful and poignant and chilling...They played this at Jim's funeral. He knew what he was in for before it even can hear it in this song, not just in the words but in his voice and the music. It's like a sweet death march or a soft parade.

Shame I had to go to 61 to find a Doors song when the majority of their material buries anything else

63 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

Best song ever, I listen to it every day.

64 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

This is one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs and it has really great lyrics! - TheThomasThomas

I never knew things ended up so badly for Pink...
I mean when she sang So What she seemed so carefree and happy... But then I listened to this album and
... Her dad died in a war then she had marriage issues then something about worms... RIP Pink

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65 Maggots Ate Her Brain - The Lurking Corpses
66 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.

A stunning work of art. My all time favourite song

67 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.

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

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.

68 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

69 Evil Angel - Breaking Benjamin
70 Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz V 1 Comment
71 Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

I know there are plenty of other songs that have way better lyrics, but, come on! It's the Rick-roll! - RiverClanRocks

What a bag of unimaginative, bland and talentless vomit.

Star of brition in the 80s trust me

72 Waiting for My Real Life to Begin - Colin Hay
73 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

One of the most meaningful songs ever written

Best ever love song

74 Shelter From the Storm - Bob Dylan
75 Headstrong - Trapt

I don't know why this is on the list...I mean the lyrics are not bad but I've seen and heaed much better...just weird..

76 Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
77 Summer, Highland Falls - Billy Joel
78 Be Yourself - Audioslave
79 Dear God - XTC
80 Holy Diver - Dio
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