The Most Meaningful Lyrics I Have Heard

This is just my personal list I want to share with all, not “the Ten Commandments”, no hierarchy involved. Choose the best, explore the rest, share yours if you please. I’ll appreciate to learn and hear great lyrics I still don’t know.

To all the songwriters and performers: Thank you for the music. These are my amazing songs:

  • Slipping Through My Fingers-ABBA
  • To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before-Albert Hammond
  • The Way We Were-Barbra Streisand
  • Weekend in New England-Barry Manilow
  • It’s My Turn-Diana Ross
  • Yesterday-The Beatles
  • What A Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong
  • In My Life-The Beatles
  • By Your Side-Sade
  • James-Billy Joel
  • Vincent-Don Mclean
  • Masters Of War– Bob Dylan
  • Nature Boy-Nat King Cole
  • Yesterday When I Was Young-Charles Aznavour
  • Misty Blue-Dorothy Moore
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)-Eurythmics
  • My Way-Frank Sinatra
  • Fire And Rain-James Taylor
  • Do You Know Where You’re Going To-Diana Ross
  • Imagine-John Lennon
  • The Windmills Of Your Mind-Jose Feliciano
  • I’ll Remember– Madonna
  • Too Young-Nat King Cole
  • How Do You Keep The Music Playing-Tony Bennet
  • I Am…I Said-Neil Diamond
  • Have You Never Been Mellow-Olivia Newton John
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song-Roberta Flack
  • Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen
  • You Don’t Know Me-Ray Charles
  • Forever Young-Rod Stewart
  • In Dreams-Roy Orbison
  • The Sound Of Silence-Simon & Garfunkel
  • Pastime Paradise-Stevie Wonder
  • Fragile-Sting
  • The Country Life-Peter Cincotti
  • Brother Louie-Stories
  • Time In A Bottle-Jim Croce
  • Tie A Yellow Ribbon Around The Ole Oak Tree-Tony Orlando & Dawn
  • In the Year 2525-Zager & Evans
  • River of Dreams-Billy Joel
  • It Never Rains in Southern CaliforniaAlbert Hammond

4 thoughts on “The Most Meaningful Lyrics I Have Heard

  1. No doubt, music is therapy, medicine. I can’t live without it. I must admit, I have to get into more Dylan songs. I’ve never heard the ones you mention, but I will look them up. What turns me off about Dylan is his style of singing…almost mumbling. At least, for me, Dylan’s English, is at times hard to decipher. I discovered “Masters of War” thanks to Feliciano’s version and thinking about it, the same with all the other ones I know from Dylan: The Animals’ version of “The House Of The Rising Sun”, Hendrix’s “All Along The Watchtower”, Peter, Paul, and Mary’s “Blowing In the Wind”, The Byrds’ “Tambourine Man”, I mean…Dylan is a great songwriter, not so much of a singer. I wished Simon And Garfunkel would have sung his songs!


  2. Great idea for a post.
    Mine would be It’s Alright Ma I’m only bleeding by Dylan, American Pie by Don Mclean, Tangled Up In Blue by Dylan, Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel, and America by Simon and Garfunkel.
    A lot of songs on this list I would agree affected me…like Fire and Rain, In My Life, What A Wonderful World…

    It bad and good parts of my life…music has been a part of it.


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