Songs With The Best Lyrics


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161 The Blackest Day - Lana Del Rey
162 Swan Song - Lana Del Rey
163 I'm a Ruin - Marina and the Diamonds
164 Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Personally, one of the best and more iconic 90's songs. I wouldn't rate it lower than mid 25 in this list, it's full of meaning with smart rhymes and references. The song is mainly about the dark side of Hollywood and how the western industry "brainwashed" the world into thinking the only way to feel completed is fame. Pornography, plastic surgery, conspiracies and such. An awesome song, with a great tune and surprisingly deep lyrics about the Dark side of the Showbiz.

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.

Should be rated mid 30's

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165 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

Woah, wait a second. Are people actually putting Rick Astley, Taylor Swift and Lindsay Lohan before RATM? Go ahead, please remind me of the lyrical brilliance and true meaning behind these other songs, I'm listening.

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166 Closer to the Edge - Thirty Seconds to Mars

Most inspiring song... Should be played LOUD whilst dancing around the living room!

You know Echelon we are the power.! We are the family-SO VOTE!

The best, every Echelon knows that.

167 Nancy Boy - Placebo
168 Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
169 The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.

Fools, said I, You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you.
Take my arms that I might reach you.
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of ...more

Seriously. 162. Paul Simon is one of the best songwriters of all time. And this is one of his best works. The lyrics are so deep. Even the title makes you think. This is a song everyone should know and respect.

Below Taylor Swift and Madonna? That makes me sad. - PetSounds

Of course not above imagine, but come on this song is so deep.

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170 If Everyone Cared - Nickelback

If Everyone Cared"

From underneath the trees, we watch the sky
Confusing stars for satellites
I never dreamed that you'd be mine
But here we are, we're here tonight

Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
Singing Amen, I, I'm alive

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died

And I'm singing

Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive
Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive

And in the air the fireflies
Our only light in paradise
We'll show the world they were wrong
And teach them all to sing along

Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
(I'm alive)

[Chorus x2]

And as we lie beneath the stars
We realize how small we are
If they could love like you and me
Imagine what the world could be

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone ...more

171 Round Here - Counting Crows
172 The Moment I Knew - Taylor Swift
173 Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses

39th best song ever in rolling stones list and here 116th position while I'm typing

174 Finale - L'Arc~en~Ciel

Amidst the rays of light, I face the finale
It's far too bright to see ahead to tomorrow
I watch you as you turned your head and flew across time
Still but an innocent little girl - ronluna

very meaningful song. if you translate the japanese song into english you will see how deep the song really is - ronluna

175 Gunslinger - Avenged Sevenfold

Tells a story of a soldier being away from his family. Great message

176 Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen

How is this not number one, well maybe jungleland tells an amazing story as well, but Bruce is hands down the artist with the most soul. When you hear his music you know exactly where he's coming from. Rising up from the streets of New Jersey the all-time greatest songwriter ever!

What an amazing song but I think bruce has a lot of songs that should be on this list this is a example so is backstreets or born to run

This was our unofficial theme song in high school. Sheer poetry.

This song is amazing!
"There were ghosts in the eyes
Of all the boys you sent away
They haunt this dusty beach road
In the skeleton frames of burned out chevrolets" is one of the best lines I've heard in my life! How in the world is this so low down?

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177 Remembering Sunday - All Time Low

forgive me, im trying to find. my calling im calling at night. i dont mean to be a bother but have you seen this girl. - alltimelownerdd28

Griega sing

178 Kitchen Sink - Twenty One Pilots

If I could switch my memories, thoughts, and everything that goes on inside any one person's head for one day, I'd pick Tyler Joseph. I'd suffer through the depression and thoughts that go on inside just to know what a kitchen sink could possibly mean to Tyler. It's kind of one of the biggest questions I have, one I know that will probably never get answered. "I'm a kitchen sink. You don't know what that means. Because a kitchen sink to you is not a kitchen sink to me, okay friend? " I'd do literally anything to know what this means! Meaningful lyrics don't always need to be straight forward and emotional. If it means something to you, true and for your heart, just so you can feel a little better about yourself when you feel down, I think that's what a real, meaningful song should be! And even if half of it is left in the dark for us, we still get the message. To find our purpose. Our inner demons are our own special thing that makes us unique. We're all going through the ...more

I don't know why this and a lot of their other songs, new and old, aren't higher on their list. Their lyrics are very deep and meaningful and honestly, even with how popular they're getting, I think they are underrated. Most of their instrumentals cover up the lyrics, and most of the time you need to actually look at the written lyrics to see the true meaning of them. But another thing, they use a lot of metaphors. A LOT. If you see past the metaphor, you can see how true and good the lyrics are.

The meaning behind this song is pure perfection

Lyrical masterpiece. Seriously needs more recognition.

179 Come in with the Rain - Taylor Swift

Yeah, right... best lyricist ever. Much greater than Layne Staley, Kurt Cobain or Zack dela Rocha...

Boring! No different heard it before, sorry

180 Dream On - Aerosmith
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