Have you heard any of these songs? Here I’ve compiled a list of my all-time favorite lyrics. I listen to a lot of music, and these lines are the ones that really strike a chord in me. It’s not necessarily the words alone that make these lines stand out, but more the melodies and the way they work with the rest of the song to create a feeling or vision in my head. If you look up these bands you’ll find that they range from pop to hip-hop, heavy melodic metal to soft and emotional indie artists and almost everything in between.
If you aren’t so easily swayed, I’ll make my peace and sink beneath the waves. Until it all fades away, to hues and shades of blues and grey. The Mapmaker, by Jamie’s Elsewhere.
You’ve got the best brain, such a smart girl. K2YL, by The Dean’s List
Beautiful beyond comparison, her lunges embrace the toxic air. Knowing this she, she takes a breath, begging for her chemical rest. Pattern Interrupt, by Erra
She’s got this problem with people flyin. One-way tickets and a fear of crying. For Members Only, by Northstar
All I heard were sighs from that shotgun that she hides so well, so well under that dress. Does that dress fit alright? I wanna know why, it falls off at all. Are you OK baby? Two Zero Zero, by Northstar
Fix me medicine, fix me cast. Fix me strong so I can last. It got so bright it died, and blew up all over the inside, of my leather white eyes. The Accident Underwater, by Northstar
Make no mistake, it’s not revenge I’m after, it’s the reckoning. I’ve got six bullets beneath my skin and my lunges burn with gun powder. Peacemaker, by Burning Twilight
Picture you and me in the cabin by the sea. You paint the fence, I’ll hang the tire from the tree. Our friends are all around and the storm was a no-show. I said we look better in a black and white photo. What the photograph don’t show, is where we’re headed tomorrow, but when we have to go, we’ll always be together in the black and white photo. Cabin By The Sea, by the Dirtyheads.
Nights be gettin kinda cold and lonely on the interstate. You be pushin 65 and I be pushin 68, just to stay ahead of you and prove that we’re the best right? Life is just a highway but homie there’s no test drive. Eighteen Cool, by Hoodie Allen
Just try to imagine, a life without love, where death has its hold on us. So think upon beauty. It’s like painting a picture when everything’s shaded in grey. And even though we’ve been face-to-face we have never seen eye-to-eye. So take a good look in mine it’s a window to a soul that knows not why. The Dying Hymn, by The Color Morale
All because of you, I haven’t slept in so long. But when I do I dream I’m drowning in the ocean, longing for the shore where I can lay my head down, inside these arms of yours. All because of you, I believe in angels. Not the kind with wings, no not the kind with halos. The kind that bring you home, when home becomes a strange place. I’ll follow your voice; all you have to do is shout it out. The Good Left Undone, by Rise Against
It’s the afternoon and we’ve got nothing left to do. So wipe the dirt off, and take your shirt off and we should go hit the cantina we’ve got work off. I said it’s hot outside; let me go swimmin in your eyes. We’ve been runnin for a while won’t you lay down make me smile. I could never ask for nothing better than this. It’s just tequila and the beach that’s why it’s salty when we kiss. Lay Me down, by the Dirty Heads
An obvious disinterest, a barely managed smile. A deep nod in agreement, a status quo exile. Survive, by Rise Against
You give him burden sometimes and he will escape unscarred. Grand Optimist by City and Colour
Woman and weed over bitches and guns. I ain’t from the hood. Daze Like This, by Shwayze
You were waiting on your steps, steam showin off your breath, and water in your eyes. Chesterfield King, by Northstar
Emotional, nostalgic, we’re faded like Holdup. We Party, by The Holdup
Yeah yeah and it’s ok. I tie my hands up to a chair so I don’t fall that way. Yeah yeah and I’m alright. I take a sip of somethin poison but I hold on tight. Helena Beat, by Foster The People
She was built with a brain and some swagger. Not Your Fault, by AWOLNATION