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|100 Greatest Song Lyrics|
The greatest song lyrics ever.
|100|| ||Dan Fogelberg|
Part Of The Plan
Love when you can, cry when you have to, be who you must, that's a part of the plan. Await your arrival with simple
survival, and one day we'll all understand.
|99|| ||Pat Benatar|
Love Is A Battlefield
Love is a battlefield.
A World Without Hero's
A world without hero?s is like a world without sun, you can?t look up to anyone.
|97|| ||Friends of Distinction|
Grazing In The Grass
I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it, we can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig it, oh let's dig it. Can you dig it,
|96|| ||Death Cab for Cutie|
I Will Follow You Into The Dark
If Heaven and Hell decide that they both are satisfied, illuminate the No's on their Vacancy signs, if there's no one to
guide you when your soul departs, then I will follow you into the dark.
|95|| ||Jerry Lee Lewis|
Great Balls Of Fire
You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain, too much love drives a man insane. You broke my will, but what a thrill.
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire.
You're living in your own private Idaho.
I want you to lead me, take me somewhere... Don't want to live in a dream one more day.
|92|| ||It Prevails|
Today Is Yesterdays Tomorrow
It makes me sick to know my life will be represented by the world we're in now.
|91|| ||Life In Your Way|
Upon my arrival, I either learned to swim or drowned.
|90|| ||The Marshall Tucker Band|
Can't You See
Can?t you see? Oh can?t you see, what that woman is doing to me.
|89|| ||Lynyrd Skynyrd|
If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?
We're Just Friends
If love's so easy, why's it hard?
|87|| ||Pete St. John|
Fields Of Athenry
Low lie the fields of Athenry, where once we watched, the small free-birds fly.
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
You're dangerous cause your honest, you're dangerous cause you don't know what you want.
|85|| ||Johnny Cash|
Ring Of Fire
I fell into a burning ring of fire, I went down down down and the flames went higher.
|84|| ||Jackson Browne|
Say It Isn't True
You would think with all the genius and the brilliance of these times, we might find a higher purpose and a better use of
|83|| ||The Offspring|
May be a loser but i?m not a dweeb. I?m just a sucker with no self-esteem.
It's A Long Way To The Top
It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock n roll.
|81|| ||Bruce Springsteen|
There's an opera out on the turnpike, there's a ballet being fought out in the alley.
|80|| ||Grateful Dead|
Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills, one man gathers what another man spills.
The Day No One Needed To Know
Sing for choices, sing for everyone, without voices.
40. Oz To Freedom
A 40. Oz to freedom is the only chance I have, to feel good even though I feel bad.
|77|| ||The Eagles|
Victim Of Love
Some people never come clean, I think you know what I mean. You're walking a wire between pain and desire, and
looking for love in-between.
|76|| ||Arrested Development|
Man's Final Frontier
Space ain't man's final frontier, man's final frontier is the soul.
|75|| ||Elliott Smith|
I'm in love with the world through the eyes of a girl, who's still around the morning after. We broke up a month ago,
and I grew up - but didn't know I'd be around the morning after.
|74|| ||Brand New|
Well Jesus Christ i?m alone again, so what did you do those three days you were dead? Cause this problem?s gonna
more than a weekend.
|73|| ||Wilco & Billy Bragg|
So I'd give this world, just to dream a dream with you, on our bed of California stars.
|72|| ||The Trews|
Highway Of Hero's
Carry me home, down the highway of hero?s. People above with their flags flying low.
|71|| ||The Tragically Hip|
Balloons all filled with rain as children's eyes turn sleepy-mean and falstaff sings a sorrowful refrain for a boy in
Begin The Beguine
Silence means security, silence means approval, watch a zenith on the TV. Tiger run around the tree, follow the leader,
run and turn to butter.
|69|| ||The Beatles|
Hard Day's Night
It's been a hard days night.
|68|| ||The National|
I never thought about love when I thought about home.
|67|| ||For Today|
Take your flame, ignite the world.
|66|| ||Pink Floyd|
The Great Gig In The Sky
And I am not afraid of dying, why should I be? We all gotta go sometime.
911 For Peace
We are all human, it's time to prove it.
Hero not the handsome actor who plays a hero's role. Hero not the glamour girl who'd love to sell her soul.
Poor little tin-man, still swinging his axe even though his joints are clubbed with rust.
|62|| ||Foo Fighters|
And I wonder when I sing along with you, if everything could ever feel this real forever, if anything could ever be this
good again. The only thing I'll ever ask of you,
you've got to promise not to stop when I say when. She sang.
|61|| ||Jimmy Buffett|
Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes
If we weren't all crazy we would go insane.
|60|| ||Avenged Sevenfold|
Now I think I understand, how the world can overcome a man.
|59|| ||The Who|
I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth.
|58|| ||The Temptations|
I don't need no money, fortune, or fame. I got all the riches baby, one man can claim.
|57|| ||The Doors|
Beautiful friend this is the end. My only friend, the end, It hurts to set you free but you'll never follow me.
The path that I have chosen now has led me to a wall, and with each passing day I feel a little more like something
dear was lost. It rises now before me, a dark and silent barrier between all I am, and all I would ever want to be.
|55|| ||Every Time I Die|
So we hit the town like our parachutes failed.
|54|| ||Tibuk 3|
The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades.
|53|| ||The Beatles|
In My Life
There are places I remember all my life, though some have changed. Some forever, not for better, some have gone and
|52|| ||Bruce Springsteen|
We learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school.
|51|| ||Attack In Black|
What if there's a footprint I left a life ago.
|50|| ||Golden Earring|
Where am I to go, now that I've gone too far?
|49|| ||The Yardbirds|
It could be a spoonful of diamonds, could be a spoonful of gold. Just a little spoon of your precious love satisfies my
|48|| ||The Who|
The exodus is here the happy ones are near,
let's get together before we get much older.
|47|| ||Misery Signals|
Ebb And Flow
In dreams, I'll promise you'll never be alone, how much I wish your voice could send me home.
Just because you feel it doesn't mean it's there.
|45|| ||Elvis Presley|
Can't Help Falling In Love
Take my hand, take my whole life too, but I can't help falling in love with you.
|44|| ||The Rolling Stones|
Far Away Eyes
The preacher said, you know you always have the Lord by your side. And I was so pleased to be informed of this that I
ran twenty red-lights in his name.
|43|| ||Simon and Garfunkel|
The Sound Of Silence
The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls.
|42|| ||Bob Dylan|
I And I
The swift don't win the race. It goes to the worthy, who can divide the word of truth.
|41|| ||Pink Floyd|
Then one day you find, ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.
|40|| ||La Dispute|
New Storms For Older Lovers
I guess love?s a funny thing, the way it fades away without a warning and when it?s gone oh it?s gone. It aint ever
|39|| ||Marvin Gaye|
What's Goin' On
War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate.
|38|| ||The Moody Blues|
The Best Way To Travel
Thinking is the best way to travel.
|37|| ||Eric Clapton|
Tears In Heaven
Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees.
|36|| ||Bob Dylan|
The Times They Are A-Changin'
You better start swimming or sink like a stone, cause the times they are a-changing.
Get your head out of the mud, baby. Put flowers in the mud, baby.
|34|| ||Janis Joplin|
Me And Bobby McGee
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose. Nothing ain't nothing, but
|33|| ||Misery Signals|
In Summary Of What I Am
And all the great things that I will never do.
|32|| ||Creedence Clearwater Revival|
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no Senator's son, son. It ain't me, it ain't me, I
ain't no fortunate one.
|31|| ||The Righteous Brothers|
Rock And Roll Heaven
If you believe in forever, then life is just a one night stand. If there's a rock and
roll heaven, well, you know they got a hell of a band.
|30|| ||The Eagles|
Freedom, well, that's just some people talking. Your prison is walking through
this world all alone.
|29|| ||Crosby, Stills, and Nash; Jefferson Airplane|
If you smile at me I will understand, cause that is something everybody
everywhere does in the same language.
Wish You Were Here
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl.
|27|| ||Bob Seger|
Feel Like A Number
Im not a number damnit. I'm a man.
If we were blind and had no choice, would we hate each other by the tone of
|25|| ||Simon and Garfunkel|
El Condor Pasa
I'd rather be a hammer than a nail.
|24|| ||Bob Dylan; The Byrds|
My Back Pages
I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
Peace Of Mind
I understand about indecision, but I don't care if I get behind. People living in
competition, all I want is to have my peace of mind.
And all I ever want to say for the rest of my life, Is how the light is GOD!
And through I've been mistaken on this or that point,That light is God.
Got A Lot To Say
I got a lot to say, I got a lot to say, I got a lot to say. I can't remember now, I
can't remember now, I can't remember now.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
Ashes Of American Flags
All my lies are always wishes.
|18|| ||Led Zeppelin|
The Battle Of Evermore
The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath.
|17||Kool Moe Dee|
Knowledge Is King
Evil feeds off a source of apathy, weak in the mind, and of course you have to
be. Less than a man, more like a thing, no knowledge you're nothing,
knowledge is king.
|16|| ||2 Pac|
Me Against The World
Even the genius asks questions.
|15|| ||Woodie Guthrie|
This Land Is Your Land
This land was made for you and me.
|14|| ||The Beatles|
And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
|13|| ||Simon and Garfunkel|
All lies and jest, still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
All of us get lost in the darkness, dreamers learn to steer by the stars.
|11|| ||Bob Dylan|
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Heard ten thousand whispering and nobody listening. Heard one person starve,
I heard many people laughing. Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter.
|10|| ||Frank Sinatra|
For what is a man? What has he got? If not himself - Then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels And not the words of one who kneels.
|9|| ||Crosby, Stills, and Nash|
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Fear is the lock and laughter the key to your heart.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
|7|| ||Fleetwood Mac|
Don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want
|6|| ||Bob Dylan|
Its Alright, Ma
Bent out of shape from society's pliers, cares not to come up any higher, but
rather get you down in the hole that he's in.
|5|| ||Bo Diddley; Creedance Clearwater Revival; Eric Clapton|
Before You Accuse Me
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
|4|| ||John Cougar Mellencamp|
Minutes To Memories
An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind.
|3|| ||The Beatles|
All You Need Is Love
All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.
|2|| ||Bob Dylan|
Blowin' In The Wind
How many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry? Yes, and
how many deaths will it take 'til he knows that too many people have died?
|1|| ||Neil Young|
My My, Hey Hey
It's better to burn out, than to fade away.
looks like the list has three title tracks
|Holy shit dude|
|haha yep. An albums list lets you edit the descriptions so it had to be done. |
|"All you need is love, love. Love is all you need." How is this in any way 'great'? Yeah I understand the band was 'The Greatest Band of All Time". But the lyrics themselves sound like they belong on a 14 year old girl's Facebook status. Some of the others on the top 10 are pretty good though. List looks like it took some time, I praise you on that.|
|this is superb |
how much time did this take u?
|A few hours to put together. Then three tries to actually post the list. |
|Love is all you need made such a huge impact that spawned past just the world of music. The lyrics are so simple yet so powerful. |
To be fair though by today's standards, they don't look as good.
|And come on man, a fourteen year old girls status would say the opposite! Something like "love just hurts you so who needs it."|
|I jizzed for 1|
|Wow. Users on at 3 AM are so much nicer than the assholes I normally have to deal with haha. |
|"Love is all you need made such a huge impact that spawned past just the world of music. The lyrics are so simple yet so powerful. |
To be fair though by today's standards, they don't look as good."
Yeah, I get the impact it may have made. But it seems cheesy and also untrue, or maybe I am dissecting it too much and perhaps it's because I personally disagree with it. Don't get me wrong though, I like my fair share of cheesy love songs, I just wouldn't give them credit for having great lyrics.
"And come on man, a fourteen year old girls status would say the opposite! Something like "love just hurts you so who needs it."
A very valid point, that might be the more common one! But I'd say most of them probably cycle between the 2 ends.
|I'll have to agree. |
|love the top 5 here|
|Hey, I noticed you don't have any Death albums ranked. Have you ever checked out Chuck Schuldiner's lyrics? The final 4 albums to be exact. Hard to pick a single example, but this is a good one from Bite the Pain. |
"Not a drop of blood is drawn
but you know how it bleeds
beware of the sharp edged weapon
called human being"
|Great list. I did a 'control f' for La Dispute just to make sure I wasn't going to have to give you a talking to. Interesting song choice however. But it's all good so.|
|Great list! Love it all. Props for putting an It Prevails song on there; their lyrics are amazing.|
|kinda good. 1 is really good|
|"It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock n roll."|
So deep I started crying
|some of these are absolutely terrible and most are mediocre|
|including ac/dc automatically makes this list invalid|
|List needs to be featured.|
|maybe if it was good|
|"I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it, we can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig it, oh let's dig it. Can you dig it, baby?"|
like seriously what the fuck were you thinking dude
|leave you stankin nigga, what the fuck you thankin niggaaa?|
|Most of these are awesome. This is a great list.|
|no they're really not |
|Some alright, but there are some absolutely atrocious ones.|
Even the genius asks questions.
orly? K 2pac lolol.
|Shel Silverstein - Where the Sidewalk Ends|
|some are okay some are like what|
|what about Protest the Hero? "There's merit in construction when it's done with our own hands, there's beauty in destruction, a resurrection, a second chance. There's u and i in union, but only i in my beliefs...."|
|Needs King Crimson up in here.|
|quit deleting your comment and rebumping it holy shit if people care about your goddamn list theyll comment on it.|
|Now it looks like you're talking to yourself. |
|needs less cliches|
|List is perfect.|
|My mind immediately shot to Jesus, then I saw 74 and got very happy.|
|This list is fucking awful|
|probably would've picked other lines for Jungleland, like "but they wind up wounded not even dead" or "no one watches and the ambulance pulls away"|
anyway pretty good list
|Torsofuck - Raped By Elephants:|
"I'll never go to Africa again."
|i like this list, needs more tomas kalnoky/jeff rosenstock lyrics|
|Fuck yeah. |
|Yazz_Flute, you are correct. That is #1. Four-Legged Whore is almost as good "Tomorrow, I'll buy a dog"|
|need MOAR "Ooh, you touched my tralala, my ding ding dong"|
|you wasted hours of your time compiling a list of bad lyrics good job|
|some great lyrics on here, although mine would be quite different. thats expected though since lyrics are completely reliant on one's taste and personal experience|
|That's why I love music so much. |
God you fail.
|It's ok, there's a lot of other cool stuff here.|
Just don't let it happen again. ;)
|Haha like I said, there are millions of lyrics that could be on this list. Defeater rules. |
|many of these are meh at best|
|Awesome List! Some Rise Against would definitely compliment this list nicely!|
|epic list, there are some weak lyrics but the good outweighs the bad imo. Mine would have the pink floyd - time lyric at #1|
|If this list were titled "The 100 Worst Song Lyrics", this would be a good list.|
As is, this list sucks donkey dicks.
|needs less cliches |
|The Ghost Inside - WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR?!|
|fuck yea rush|
|Very good. Moar Zappa?|
|And #46 made me XD|
|mewithoutYou - see, my dad's gettin a bit older now, and just unimaginably lonely!!!|
awesome fucking list btw
|out of all the brilliant Neil Young songs, you chose My My, Hey Hey. Besides that the list is pretty good.|
|Nice list, though i miss U2`s:|
You gave me nothing,
Now it's all I got
And from the Republic of Wolves:
I had a love so pure
I had to leave her behind.
I never told her why
Did I ever tell myself why?
Some Choices do suck balls(Substitute? ACDC? Odd Springsteen qoutes?) but overall I like the List.
|# 60 FOR THE FUCKING WIN|
|wow... I missed this the first time around.|
|lol Scotty Sevenfold|
|This is false.|
lol Scotty Sevenfold 
|I just had the strangest vision, the apartment was on fire. You were standing in the kitchen, you were covered in cherry pie...|
|"I just had the strangest vision, the apartment was on fire. You were standing in the kitchen, you were covered in cherry pie..."|
OOOH, I THINK I'M GONNA BE SICK.
|Guess I missed this list, too. #6 is my favorite Bob Dylan song, and you could probably fill this whole list with lyrics by the guy. Gives me the urge to do this list myself....>_>|
-PSY, Professional crazy genius fuck
|My number one would be Pink Floyds, Us and Them. Amazing song from amazing album.|
|66 gives me goosebumps everytime but man you cut up the best parts of it|
|damn this list is ancient wtf grizz hahaha|
|the comments are better than the list|
|List isn't very good. My original one was much better but when I hit post sputnik signed me out. So I got frustrated, quickly threw together this one and posted it. |
|Love, love this list! But, I would add Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car." Tge lyrics are sick!|
"So remember when we were driving driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone..."
|"Begin The Begin" by R.E.M. is amazing, agreed |
|"It's Alright, Ma" might be Dylan's most lyrically impressive song, and definitely in my top 3 by the guy.|
|good list. Work was put into it|
| "You'll never watch your life slide out of view, and dance and drink and screw because there's nothing else to do"|
|There are other songs by Fogleberg that I would have chosen, like the lyrics from|
"Make Love Stay," or "Longer Than"
Edwin Starr's "War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothin'"
Words from John Lennon's "Imagine" would have been nice, Or George Harrison's
"All Things Must Pass." Or something from the Moody Blues first four albums:
"Cold hearted orb that rules the night, removes the colors from our sight, but we
decide which is right, and which is an illusion." This is still a lyric for our time.
Written during the Vietnam War, it can apply to Vietnam in Iraq and all wars of superiority fought for fictitious reasons. We think of our "civilized world" as so far in advance, yet we still act like Beowulf, using oil for our spoils--just sayin...so I guess I'll have to dust my own broom
|This list seems pretty impossible to make, plenty of killer choices though.|
|Bad Religion - prove it |
"There's no such thing as hell
But you can make it if you try
There might come a day
When emotion can be quantified
But as of now there's no proof necessary"
|nice to see great gig in the sky, that's one of my fav Floyd songs.|