50 Great lyrics from songs

Lyrics have powerful words that can move you more than the lyrics. Like poems, they are art expressed through sound and vocals. Here are some lyrics with different meanings I have compiled.

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1. John Lennon – Imagine

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

2. Who – My generation

People try to put us d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Just because we g-g-get around (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Yeah, I hope I die before I get old (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)

3. System of a down – Chop suey!

I don’t think you trust
In my self-righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die
In my self-righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die

4. Dragonforce – Through the fire and flames

Fighting hard, fighting on for the steel
Through the wastelands evermore
The scattered souls will feel the hell
Bodies wasted on the shores
On the blackest plains in Hell’s domain
We watch them as they go
Through the fire and pain and once again we know
So now we fly ever free
We’re free before the thunderstorm
On towards the wilderness
Our quest carries on

5. Meshuggah – Bleed

Ripples ascend to the surface of my eyes
Their red pens drawing at random, at will
A myriad pains begotten in their wake
The bastard spawn of a mutinous self
The regurgitation of my micro nemesis
Salivating red at the prospect of my ruin, my doom
Malfunction the means for its ascent
Bloodletting the stringent voice to beckon my soul
So futile any resisting tension
As death-induced mechanics propel its growth

6.  Weird al yankovic – White and nerdy

I’ve been browsing, inspectin’
X-men comics you know I collect ’em
The pens in my pocket
I must protect ’em
my ergonomic keyboard never leaves me bored
Shopping online for deals on some writable media
I edit Wikipedia
I memorized “Holy Grail” really well
I can recite it right now and have you ROTFLOL
I got a business doing web sites
When my friends need some code who do they call?
I do HTML for them all
Even made a homepage for my dog!
Yo! Got myself a fanny pack
they were having a sale down at the GAP
Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap
POP POP! Hope no one sees me gettin’ freaky!

7. Tool – Forty six and 2

I choose to live and to
Grow, take and give and to
Move, learn and love and to
Cry, kill and die and to
Be paranoid and to
Lie, hate and fear and to
Do what it takes to move through.

I choose to live and to
Lie, kill and give and to
Die, learn and love and to
Do what it takes to step through.

8. Linkin park – Bleed it out

Yeah, here we go for the hundredth time
Hand grenade pins in every line
Throw ’em up and let something shine
Going out of my fucking mind
Filthy mouth, no excuse
Find a new place to hang this noose
String me up from atop these roofs
Knot it tight so I won’t get loose
Truth is you can stop and stare
Bled myself out and no one cares
Dug a trench out, laid down there
With a shovel up out of reach somewhere
Yeah, someone pour it in
Make it a dirt dance floor again
Say your prayers and stomp it out
When they bring that chorus in

9. Scars on broadway – Stoner hate

When you sing la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Stoner Hate has got your back
California’s been invaded by a hippy psychopath
When you sing la, la, la, la, la
Stoner Hate has got your back
California’s been invaded by a hippy psychopath

10. System of a down – Aerials

Swimming through the void
We hear the word
We lose ourselves
But we find it all?
‘Cause we are the ones that want to play
Always want to go
But you never want to stay
And we are the ones that want to choose
Always want to play
But you never want to lose

11. ACDC – Highway to hell

I’m on the highway to hell
On the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I’m on the highway to hell
No stop signs, speed limit
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Like a wheel, gonna spin it
Nobody’s gonna mess me around
Hey Satan, paid my dues
Playing in a rocking band
Hey mama, look at me
I’m on my way to the promised land, whoo!

12. Genesis – Land of confusion

I must’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But i can hear the marching feet
They’re moving into the street.
Now did you read the news today
They say the danger’s gone away
But i can see the fire’s still alight
There burning into the night.

13. Megadeath – Symphony Of Destruction

Just like the Pied Piper
Led rats through the streets
We dance like marionettes
Swaying to the Symphony of Destruction

14. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free bird

If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be traveling on now
‘Cause there’s too many places I’ve got to see.

15. Rage against the machine – Killing in the name

Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me!
Motherfucker!
Uggh!

16. Papa roach – Last resort

Cut my life into pieces
This is my last resort
Suffocation, no breathing
Don’t give a fuck if I cut my arm bleeding
This is my last resort

Cut my life into pieces
I’ve reached my last resort
Suffocation, no breathing
Don’t give a fuck if I cut my arm bleeding
Do you even care if I die bleeding?

17. Lamb of god – Laid to rest

If there was a single day I could live
A single breath I could take
I’d trade all the others away
The blood’s on the wall
so you’d might as well just admit it
And bleach out the stains
commit to forgetting it
You’re better off empty and blank
Than left with a single pathetic trace of this

18. Slipknot – Vermillion

Hard to say what caught my attention
Fixed And crazy, Aphid Attraction
Carve my name in my face, to recognize
Such a pheromone cult to terrorize

I won’t let this build up inside of me
I won’t let this build up inside of me
I won’t let this build up inside of me
I won’t let this build up inside of me

19. Black Sabbath – War Pigs

Gen’rals gathered in their masses,
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction,
Sorcerer of death’s construction
In the fields the bodies burning,
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind,
Poisoning their brainwashed minds
Oh Lord yeah
Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role for the poor, yeah

20. Beatie boys – (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)

You pops caught you smoking and he said, “No way!”
That hypocrite smokes two packs a day
Man, living at home is such a drag
Now your mom threw away your best porno mag (Busted!)

21. Metallica – For whom the bell tolls

Take a look to the sky just before you die
It’s the last time he will
Blackened roar, massive roar, fills the crumbling sky
Shattered goal fills his soul with a ruthless cry
Stranger now, are his eyes, to this mystery
He hears the silence so loud
Crack of dawn, all is gone except the will to be
Now they see what will be, blinded eyes to see

22. Motorhead – Ace of spades

Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil,
Going with the flow, it’s all a game to me,
Seven or Eleven, snake eyes watching you,
Double up or quit, double stake or split,
The Ace Of Spades

23. Frank Zappa – Cosmic debris

And I said look here brother
Who you jiving with that cosmik debris?
Now what kind of a guru are you, anyway?
Look here brother, don’t waste your time on me
(don’t waste your time)

24. System of a down – Lonely day

Such a lonely day
Shouldn’t exist
It’s day that Ill never miss
Such a lonely day
And it’s mine
The most loneliest day of my life

25. Eminem – Lose your self

Look
If you had
One shot
Or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted
In one moment
Would you capture it
Or just let it slip?

26. ACDC – Whats next to the moon

Heavenly body flyin’ across the sky
Superman was outta town
Come on honey gotta change your tune
Cause it’s a long way down
Clark Kent lookin’ for a free ride
Thinkin’ about Lois Lane
It’s a bird it’s a plane it’s suicide
And that’d be a shame
It’s your love that I want
It’s your love that I need
It’s your love gotta have
It’s your love
But what’s next to the moon

27. Pink Floyd – Comfotably Numb

Hello? Hello? Hello?
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home?
Come on now
I hear you’re feeling down
Well I can ease your pain
Get you on your feet again
Relax
I’ll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts?

28. Metallica – One

Back in the womb it’s much too real
In pumps life that I must feel
But can’t look forward to reveal
Look to the time when I’ll live

Fed through the tube that sticks in me
Just like a wartime novelty
Tied to machines that make me be
Cut this life off from me

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please, God, wake me

29. Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc

Windmill, windmill for the land
Turn forever hand in hand
Take it all in on your stride
It is sticking, falling down
Love forever, love is free
Let’s turn forever, you and me
Windmill, windmill for the land
Is everybody in?

30. Blur – Song 2

Woo-hoo
When I feel heavy-metal
And I’m pins and I’m needles
Well, I lie and I’m easy
All the time but I am never sure
Why I need you
Pleased to meet you

31. Iron Maiden – Run to the hills

Riding through dust clouds and barren wastes
Galloping hard on the plains
Chasing the redskins back to their holes
Fighting them at their own game
Murder for freedom’s a stab in the back
Women and children the cowards attack

32. Nivana – Smells like teen spirit

With the lights out, it’s less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
A mulatto, an Albino
A mosquito, my libido, yeah

33. Foo fighters – All my life

Calm down don’t you resist
You’ve such a delicate wrist
And if I give it a twist
Something to hold when I lose my grip
Will I find something in there
To give me just what I need
Another reason to bleed
One by one hidden up my sleeve (one by one hidden up my sleeve)

34. Alice cooper – School’s out

Well we got no choice
All the girls and boys
Makin all that noise
‘Cause they found new toys
Well we can’t salute ya
Can’t find a flag
If that don’t suit ya
That’s a drag

35. Guns n’ Roses – Mr. Brownstone

I see you standin’
Standin’ on your own
It’s such a lonely place for you
For you to be
If you need a shoulder
Or if you need a friend
I’ll be here standing
Until the bitter end
No one needs the sorrow
No one needs the pain
I hate to see you
Walking out there
Out in the rain
So don’t chastise me
Or think I, I mean you harm
Of those that take you
Leave you strung out
Much too far
Baby-yeah

36. Red hot chili peppers – By the way

Steak knife card shark
Con job boot cut
Skin that flick
She’s such a little DJ
Get there quick
By street but not the freeway
Turn that trick
To make a little leeway
Beat that nic
But not the way that we play
Dog town blood bath
Rib cage soft tail
Standing in line
To see the show tonight
And there’s a light on
Heavy glow
By the way I tried to say
I’d be there, waiting for

37. Micheal Jackson – Beat it

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it

38. The Beatles – Helter Skelter

Will you, won’t you want me to make you
I’m coming down fast but don’t let me break you
Tell me tell me tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain’t no dancer

Look out helter skelter helter skelter
Helter skelter ooh

Look out, cos here she comes

39. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright’ning me
(Galileo.) Galileo. (Galileo.) Galileo. Galileo figaro magnifico
I’m just a poor boy, nobody loves me
He’s just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity
Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go
(Let me go.) Will not let you go
(Let me go.) Will not let you go. (Let me go.) Ah
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
(Oh mamma mia, mamma mia) Mamma mia, let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me!

40. Smashing pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

41. Korn – Coming undone

Wait
I’m starting to suffocate
And soon I anticipate
I’m coming undone
What looks so strong, so delicate
Choke, choke again
I thought my demons were my friends
Pity me in the end
They’re out to get me
Since I was young
I tasted sorrow on my tongue
And this sweet chocolate gun does not protect me
That’s right!
Trigger between my eyes
Please strike!
Make it quick now!

42. Disturbed – Stricken

That I am stricken and can’t let you go
When the heart is cold, there’s no hope, and we know
That I am crippled by all that you’ve done
Into the abyss will I run

43. Van Halen – Little dreamer

They may talk about your cold when you were
Headed for the skies
But you were young and bold, and baby
Didn’t that change with a wink of your eye
Now no one’s talkin’ ’bout those crazy days gone by
No one talks about the times you cried

44. Bucket head – Coma

Nothing
(Nothing)
Now that I have nothing
(Now that I have nothing)
I resolve to be nothing
(I resolve to be nothing)
Nothing to harm me, nothing to gain

45. Serj Tankian – Sky is over

Behind closes eyes lie
The minds ready to awaken you,
Are you at war with land
And all of its creatures,
Your not-so-gentle persuasion
Has been known to wreck economies
Of countries, of empires, the sky is over,
Don’t you want to hold me baby,
Disappointed, going crazy,

46. Dog fashion disco – Castaway

Visions of heavenly celestial beings in love
Illusion crucified a witness below so above

Lost are the souls that wade in a molten sea
Beg for forgiveness from a supreme deity

The years became mummified
A relic of suicide
The years became mummified
Waiting for what may wash up in the tide
What may wash up in the tide
What may wash up in the tide
What may wash up in the tide

 47. Mastodon – Oblivion

Falling from grace cause I’ve been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
Now I’m lost…

Falling from grace cause I’ve been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
Now I’m lost in oblivion

Falling from grace cause I’ve been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
Now I’m lost…

48. Nine inch nails – Hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar’s chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here

49. Muse – Uprising

Interchanging mind control
Come, let the revolution take its toll
If you could flick the switch and open your third eye
You’d see that we should never be afraid to die
(so come on)

Rise up and take the power back
It’s time the fat cats had a heart attack
You know that their time’s coming to an end
We have to unify and watch our flag ascend
(so come on)

50. Mudvayne – Happy?

In this hole
That is me
Left with a heart exhausted
What’s my release??
What sets me free?
Do you pull me up just to push me down again?

Peel me from the skin
Tear me from the rind
Does it make you happy now?

Tear meat from the bone
Tear me from myself
Are you feeling happy?

50 examples of great lyrics. If you don’t like the genre of this music, you could still appreciate the messages in the lyrics compared to any genre of song.

 

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