most profound song lyrics ever

Pink floyd Time song , feels like it was written from me … matches whenever I listen. The lyrics is like this :

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over, thought I’d something more to say

Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
When I come home cold and tired
It’s good to warm my bones beside the fire
Far away, across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell

 

 

For me, it’s literally every line of “Changes” – 2pac.

Whether you like him and his style of music, or hate him, or hate both, when viewed as words on paper, you have to admit that his lyrics are profound.

Let’s look at the opening:

I see no changes, wake up in the morning and I ask myself:
“Is life worth living? Should I blast myself?”
I’m tired of being poor and, even worse, I’m black
My stomach hurts so I’m looking for a purse to snatch

These 4 lines provide an insight into what life *can* be like in lower socio-economic communities. Typically with songs from Tupac Shakur, they are laced with racial commentary, and the first taste of this hits home in lines 4–8:

Cops give a damn about a negro
Pull the trigger, kill a nigga, he’s a hero
“Give the crack to the kids: who the hell cares?
One less hungry mouth on the welfare!”

Fast forward and he’s mentioned government drug conspiracies, as well as references to his parents’ Black Panther party involvement (“’ It’s time to fight back’ that’s what Huey said, two shots in the dark now Huey’s dead”).

He closes out the first verse reflecting on the issues inherent within his own communities, clearly suggesting that as much as he is cautious of “whitey”, he is aware that the problems aren’t limited to strict racial boundaries…

“I got love for my brother
But we can never go nowhere unless we share with each other
We gotta start making changes
Learn to see me as a brother instead of two distant strangers”

… a sentiment which is also emphasised in his clear understanding that poverty and drug is not limited to one colour, as mentioned in the second verse…

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Take the evil out the people, they’ll be acting right
‘Cause both Black and White are smoking crack tonight
And the only time we chill is when we kill each other
It takes skill to be real, time to heal each other

I could easily go on. As I said, almost every line or block of rhymes is laced in meaning, and while I wouldn’t exactly say I was a massive Tupac fan or that his music “inspires me”, it would be naive to ignore the true poetry in this song.

It’s a reflection of a different era in music – a time when there were more boundaries to the art of rap, less avenues to circumvent, and more obstacles to overcome (whether social or political).

Whatever you think of the man, the music, or the meaning (and whether you believe he meant any of it or was just doing something that would improve his chances of getting paid) he was skilled in his chosen art.

 

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Going to give an oldie that I could just paste the whole song lyrics but I won’t

It has these two simply written but profound portions. Every artist and band I enjoy has this going for them.

“He can make you love, he can make you cry
He will bring you down, then he’ll get you high
Somethin’ keeps him goin’, miles and miles a day
To find another place to play.”

…..

“Then you listen to the music and you like to sing along,
You want to get the meaning out of each and every song
Then you find yourself a message and some words to call your own
And take them home.”

….

Bread- Guitar Man

Best wishes!

 

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“everytime we touch” by Cascada.

“Cause everytime we touch, I get this feeling.
And everytime we kiss, I swear I could fly.
Can’t you feel my heart beat fast, I want this to last.
Need you by my side.
‘Cause everytime we touch, I feel the static.
And everytime we kiss, I reach for the sky.
Can’t you hear my heart beat so…
I can’t let you go.
Want you in my life.

Your arms are my castle, your heart is my sky.
They wipe away tears that I cry.
The good and the bad times, we’ve been through them all.
You make me rise when I fall.”.

The intensity of the above lyrics is just too amazing ..

 

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We moved faster than fate but it came at a cost
Now you’re tripping over backwards for the days of youth you lost
I offered you my hands and I’ve given you my hope
So let me be your salvation, I refuse to be your rope

– How Do You Feel Today? by Gabrielle Aplin

 

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“..Cause they told me everybody’s got to pay their dues
And I explained that I had overpaid them
So overdued I went to the company store
and the clerk there said that they had just been invaded
So I set sail in a teardrop and escaped beneath the doorsill

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Cause the smell of her perfume echoes in my head still
Cause I see my people trying to drown the sun
In weekends of whiskey sours
Cause how many times can you wake up in this comic book and plant flowers?”

-Cause by Sixto Rodriguez

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Radiohead – The Tourist

“It barks at no one else but me,
Like it’s seen a ghost.
I guess it’s seen the sparks a-flowin,
No one else would know.

Hey man, slow down, slow down,
Idiot, slow down, slow down.

Sometimes I get overcharged,
That’s when you see sparks.
They ask me where the hell I’m going?
At a 1000 feet per second,

Hey man, slow down, slow down,
Idiot, slow down, slow down.

Hey man, slow down, slow down,
Idiot, slow down, slow down.”

 

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For this I must answer with this one song that speaks directly to me. The song is “Soul Society” by Kamelot, lyrics written by former vocalist Roy Khan. I’ll just put the lyrics here and let them speak for themselves:

If my soul could revive
From my carnal remains
What does it matter to me?
If it all fades to black
If I’m born once again
Then no one really is free.
How could I be condemned
For the things that I’ve done
If my intentions were good?
I guess I’ll never know
Some things under the sun
Can never be understood

How can we believe in heaven
Human reason counters all
Ideas of a soul society
My life is just a fragment
Of the universe and all
There must be more than I can see

In the dark we’re the same
In the concept of time
We’re like a grain in the sand
And we strive for the flame
As if death was our aim
Cause we cannot understand

 

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Human beings in a mob
What’s a mob to a king?
What’s a king to a god?
What’s a god to a non-believer?
Who don’t believe in anything?

– “No church in the wild” Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean

 

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Coyote is in the coffee shop
Staring a hole in his scrambled eggs,
he picks up my scent on his fingers
While he’s watching the waitresses’ legs.

Joni Mitchell, Coyote, from her record Hejira, but much better performed on ‘Shadows and Lights”

You see it all in just these few lines: The desperate personality of him, the short joyless affair they had in the night, her fleeting, soon to be ended association with him.
One vignette and everything is said.
The music and song are one of her best ever, espc. the live version with Jaco on bass (we miss you, man!)

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Following lines from ‘Superheroes-The Script’, man they blow u away

All his life he’s been told
He’ll be nothing when he’s old
All the kicks and all the blows
He won’t ever let it show

‘Cause he’s stronger than you know
A heart of steel starts to grow

When you’ve been fighting for it all your life
You’ve been struggling to make things right
That’s how a superhero learns to fly
(Every day, every hour
Turn the pain into power)

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Time locked in negative matter,

all theories shatter beneath the weight.

Happy is the man who believes that the world

is a dream and all reason, fate.

And time moves on with no time,

the eye moves on with no rhyme,

and I’m a song in the depth of the galaxies.

Red Shift is taking away my sanity,

Red Shift, all moving away from we …

Van Der Graaf Generator. – Red Shift

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Sia- Cheap Thrills

Come on, come on, turn the radio on
It’s Friday night and it won’t be long
Gotta do my hair, put my makeup on
It’s Friday night and it won’t be long

Til I hit the dance floor
Hit the dance floor
I got all I need
No I ain’t got cash
I ain’t got cash
But I got you baby (jus u an me)

Baby I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
Baby I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
I don’t need no money (u worth more dan diamond more dan gold)
As long as I can feel the beat (mek di beat jus tek control)
I don’t need no money (u worth more dan diamond more dan gold)
As long as I keep dancing (free up urself get outa control)

 

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Hurt – Nine Inch Nails

“If I could start again,

A million miles away,

I would keep myself,

I would find a way.”

Makes me think about my life.

And of course, The Decline by NOFX has amazing lyrics, but here is the verse I always remember the most :

“And so we go, on with our lives
We know the truth, but prefer lies
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
Why go against tradition when we can
Admit defeat, live in decline
Be the victim of our own design
The status quo, built on suspect
Why would anyone stick out their neck? “

 

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For me, it might be the end of “When I Was Done Dying” by Dan Deacon. The song is an abstract story about a post-death experience and reflecting on life, and the most profound part in my opinion is the last half of the last verse.

And the Earth looked at me and said “wasn’t that fun?”

And I replied “I’m sorry if I hurt anyone”

And without even thinking cast me into space

But before she did that she wiped off my own face

She said better luck next time don’t worry so much

Without ears I couldn’t hear I could just feel the touch

As I fell asleep softly at the edge of a cave

But I should have gone deeper, but I’m not so brave

It reminds me not to do things I’d ultimately regret if I was able to remove myself from the tidal forces of the human experience, and not to refrain from taking opportunities I’ll regret passing up, even if they’re scary.

 

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‘’Let’s ride
Let’s ride
Let’s ride
Let’s ride ’’

‘’Vroom Vroom, bitches know they can’t catch me’’

‘’I wanna win, I want that trophy…THROW IT UP’’

‘’how can I fix what I fucked up’’

‘’Bitch I’m here to fuck you up’’

-Queen of music Charli XCX

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