We all have our favorite song – the one we know by heart: every lyric, guitar riff, and drum solo. It’s nearly impossible not to sing along or hum the melody. Next time you’re mindlessly singing along to your favorite song, think about the meaning of those lyrics. Granted, some lyrics are written solely to rhyme, but most songwriters write their lyrics for a reason. They are compelled to share their own personal truth – the nugget of wisdom they learned in life. What better way to share truth than with a clever lyric and a catchy melody? Here are some of the greatest lyrics from timeless songs.
All you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be.
-Pink Floyd, Breathe
I don’t need no money, fortune, or fame. I got all the riches baby, one man can claim.
– The Temptations, My Girl
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
If you smile at me I will understand, ‘cause that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language.
– Crosby, Stills, and Nash; Jefferson Airplane, Wooden Ships
It’s better to burn out than to fade away.
– Neil Young, My, My, Hey, Hey
Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea. All we do, crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see, dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind.
– Kansas, Dust In The Wind
So often in time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key.
– The Eagles, Already Gone
The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath.
– Led Zeppelin, The Battle Of Evermore
Thinking is the best way to travel.
– The Moody Blues, The Best Way To Travel
And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
– The Beatles, The End