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post Nov 18 2007, 08:37 AM
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What songs do you feel have the deepest or most meaningful lyrics? I usually don't pay much attention to lyrics, but some songs have lyrics powerful enough that the music doesn't really matter. ohmy.gif

Anything goes, sad songs, inspirational, religious, just about anything... cool.gif

I don't know very many lyrics, but let's see what I can think of...

Dream On - Aerosmith
Dust In the Wind - Kansas
- Both songs about time passing by.

In This Diary - The Ataris
- About your youth being the best time of your life, don't let it pass by.

Be Yourself - Audioslave
- Um... Be yourself... mellow.gif

In the Name of God - Dream Theatre
- About atrocities committed supposedly "in the name of God."

Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
- Well, what I get out of it is making music for yourself, not to conform to whatever others expect. "It ain;t what they call, rock n' roll..."

Good Charlotte huh.gif Several songs, actually... I like their lyrics.
- The World is Black; the world looks bleak sometimes.
- The Anthem; Be yourself, "Don't want to ever be you, don't want to be just like you"
- We Believe; Having faith even during hard times.

Drive - Incubus
- Take control of your life.

Do You Remember - Jack Johnson
- Just another cheesy reminiscing song... rolleyes.gif

Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix
- Dreams coming to an end.

John Mayer, too many to name, he has great lyrics! biggrin.gif

Hurt - Nine Inch Nails (But I like the Johnny Cash version better! biggrin.gif )
- Realizing you've become something that you hate.

Don't Stop Believing - Journey
-About never giving up on your dreams.

Kutless, got 2 here.
-Million Dollar Man - Money doesn't really matter, "he's got everything he wanted, but now all he wants is what he had"
-Sea of Faces - About not getting caught up in what you're "supposed" to be, just be yourself.

Going to California - Led Zeppelin
- About finding a new beginning.

Muse, got a couple here, too.
-Starlight - About love staying true in any circumstances.
-Bliss - This gives me the idea of how seemingly "perfect" people (celebrities and the like) cause everyday people to feel worthless.

Lullaby - Pedro the Lion
- Never give up hope.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, got a few from them, too.
-Californication - The effect Hollywood has in making the world such a material place.
-The Zephyr Song - Freaking awesome, because it's about me! laugh.gif biggrin.gif dry.gif Maybe not...
-Under the Bridge - How your hometown is a part of you.

U2, quite possibly the most inspirational band ever!
-Beautiful Day - Seize the day!
-Where the Streets Have No Name - Fighting injustice around the world.

Every Song Ever Written By - Steve Vai/Joe Satriani
- It doesn't need words, freaking awesome!

*Whew* mellow.gif That was quite a list, I just went through my play list and added any that I remembered had meaningful lyrics... Let's see what you guys come up with! wink.gif I'm sure there's a heck of a lot that I forgot, but oh, well.

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Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah


Jeff Buckley - Dream Brother

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Eric Johnson - Lonely In The Night

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Iron Maiden - Journeyman
Iron Maiden - The Thin Line Between Love And Hate

Just about anything Steve Harris Writes...

Nightwish - The Poet And The Pendulum
Nightwish - Dead Boy's Poem
Nightwish - Cadence For Her Last Breath
Nightwish - Bye Bye Beautiful

Anything Tuomas Holopainen writes...

Iced Earth - The Clouding
Iced Earth - The Gettysburg Trilogy
Iced Earth - When The Eagle Cries

Anything Jon Schaffer Writes

Epica - Obsessive Devotion
Epica - Chasing The Dragon
Epica - Dance Of Fate

Anything Epica Writes

Arch Enemy - Revolution Begins
Arch Enemy - The Day You Died
Arch Enemy - Nemesis

Anything Arch Enemy writes.

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