Songs can inspire us, bewilder us, make us cry, make us laugh, make us wonder, and even make us pull our hair in frustration. Compiled for you here are lines that will make you do all the aforementioned, and some more.
Weird, wacky, strange, funny, romantic, angry, sad, rebellious, stupid, meaningless: these are just a few of the words you can use to describe the kind of lyrics that songwriters come up with. Check out the list below for some of the best ones ever.
The Best of the Best
Fathers be good to your daughters,
daughters will love like you do.
Girls become lovers, who turn into mothers,
so mothers be good to your daughters, too. - John Mayer, Daughters
And in the end, the love you take, Is equal to the love you make... - The Beatles, The End
Late at night, when all the world is sleeping
I stay up and think of you
and I wish on a star that,
somewhere, you are thinking of me, too. - Selena, Dreaming of You
And Honey, I miss you and I'm being good. And I'd love to be with you if only I could. - Bobby Goldsboro, Honey
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon. Little boy blue and the man in the moon. - Harry Chapin, Cat's In the Cradle
Because you're mine, I walk the line. - Johnny Cash, I Walk the Line
Don't go changing, to try and please me, You never let me down before. - Billy Joel, Just the Way You Are
I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one. And I believe it could be someday it's going to come. - Cat Stevens, Peace Train
Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills, one man gathers what another man spills. - St. Stephen, Grateful Dead
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. - Boston, Peace of Mind
Some of the Rest
She's leaving home, after living alone, for so many years. - The Beatles, She's Leaving Home
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. - Jerry Lee Lewis, Great Balls Of Fire
You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste the after-life? - Modest Mouse, Dig Your Grave
I've got a broken heart and your name on my cast. And everybody's gone at last. - Elliott Smith, No Name No. 5
Don't let it bring you down. It's only castles burning. Find someone who's turning, and you will come around. - Neil Young, Don't Let it Bring You Down
Kill me romantically. Fill my soul with vomit then ask me for a piece of gum. Bitter and dumb. You're my sugarplum. You're awful, I love you! - Ludo, Love Me Dead
You're running after something that you'll never kill. If this is what you want, then fire at will. - My Chemical Romance, Thank You for the Venom
Goodbyes are meant for lonely people standing in the rain.
And no matter where I go it's always pouring all the same.
These streets are filled with memories, both perfect and in pain,
and all I wanna do is love you, but I'm the only one to blame. - Secondhand Serenade, Like a Knife
Some try to hand me money
but they don't understand that I'm not broke
I'm just a broken-hearted man.
I know it makes no sense
but what else can I do?
How can I move on when I'm still in love with you? - The Script, The Man Who Can't be Moved
A face without freckles is like a sky without the stars,
why waste a second not loving who you are
those little imperfections make you beautiful, lovable, valuable, they show your personality... - Natasha Bedingfield, Freckles
Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take
I'll be watchin' you
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay
I'll be watchin' you - Police, Every Breath You Take
I put my trust in you, pushed as far as I can go.
For all this there's only one thing you should know.
I tried so hard and got so far but in the end it doesn't even matter.
I had to fall to lose it all, but in the end it doesn't even matter - Linkin Park, In the End
Fly away, to the rainbow in the sky
Gold is at the end for each of us to find
There the road begins, where another one will end
Here the four winds know who will break and who will bend
All to be the Master of the Wind - Manowar, Master of the Wind
After years of expensive education
A car full of books and anticipation
I'm an expert on Shakespeare and that's
a hell of a lot
But the world don't need scholars as much as I thought
Maybe I'll go traveling for a year
Finding myself, or start a career - Jamie Cullum, Twentysomething
I spent last night dreaming of your eyes
But your hair kept getting in the way
Your lips dropped in to tell me how you'd been
But when I tried to kiss them
My pillow told me I missed them
Your voice dropped by and sang a lullaby
And it was then I knew just what to do
I'd fall asleep and then
I'd dream of you again... - Harry Connick Jr., I'll Dream of You Again
Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, baby, and I don't want to miss a thing.
'Cause even when I dream of you,
The sweetest dream would never do
I'd still miss you baby, and I don't want to miss a thing. - Aerosmith, Don't Want to Miss a Thing
So, I am in the twilight of my youth
Not that I'm going to remember
And have you seen the moon tonight
Is it full?
Still burning its embers
The people dancing in the corner, they seem happy
But I am sad
I am still dancing in the coma of the drinks I just had
Can you recommend an education or drugs
Because I am bored with you already
And I am in the twilight of my youth
Not that I am going to remember
Dancing and slowly finding the truth - Ryan Adams, Anyone Want to Take me Home?
I don't believe in destiny or the guiding hand of fate
I don't believe in forever, or love as a mystical state
I don't believe in the stars or the planets
or angels watching from above
But I believe there's a ghost of a chance
we can find someone to love
and make it last. - Rush, Ghost Of A Chance
I'm woven in a fantasy, I can't believe the things I see
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.
It's just a travesty, towering, marking
off the boundaries my spirit would erase. - Kansas, The Wall