Songs With The Most Powerful Lyrics Shared By Reddit Users

by Stephanie

It has been scientifically proven that music has the power to evoke a full range of human emotions. According to researchers, listening to music has a significant effect on our moods and emotions because of brain dopamine regulation. Music can bring us joy, bring us to tears, make us laugh, make us dance, motivate us, energize us, relax us - music is a powerful thing!

Sometimes, in our favorite songs, the lyrics can be just as important as the music itself. Have you ever heard a song and it just struck a chord with you? As if you could have written it yourself?

These AskReddit users shared the song lyrics that mean the most to them.

#1. Lord Huron

"I had all and then most of you, some and now none of you."

The Night We Met - Lord Huron

#2. Pink Floyd

“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.”

Time - Pink Floyd

#3. Simon & Garfunkel

“Cathy I’m lost, I said, though I knew she was sleeping. I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why.”

- Simon and Garfunkel

"This line physically hurts me every time I hear it. It brings up old feelings I once considered beautiful but are now just a reminder that it was fleeting and it was a prelude to sadness,” one Reddit user said.

#4. She Used To Be Mine

“The lyrics of “She Used To Be Mine” from Waitress are really relatable for me, particularly the chorus:

“She’s imperfect, but she tries
She is good, but she lies
She is hard on herself
She is broken and won’t ask for help
She is messy, but she’s kind
She is lonely, most of the time
She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie
She is gone but she used to be mine.”

#5. More Pink Floyd

“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.”

- Pink Floyd

"The most hard hitting lines to me are the last two.”

#6. Queen

“Take this letter that I give you. Take it sonny, hold it high. You won’t understand a word that’s in it, but you’ll write it all again before you die.”

- Father to Son, Queen

"Fantastic gem of a song.”

#7. Vienna

“You’re so ahead of yourself that you forgot what you need. Though you can see when you’re wrong, you know you can’t always see when you’re right.”

Vienna - Billy Joel

#8. The Eagles

“So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key.”

Already Gone - The Eagles

#9. Modest Mouse

“Changed my mind so much I can’t even trust it, my mind changed me so much I can’t even trust myself.”

Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset - Modest Mouse

#10. The Stable Song

“I’ve been crazy, couldn’t you tell? I threw stones at the stars, but the whole sky fell.”

The Stable Song - Gregory Alan Isakov

#11. Songbird

“And I wish you all the love in the world. But most of all, I wish it from myself.”

Songbird - Fleetwood Mac

#12. Real Death

“A week after you died a package with your name on it came
And inside was a gift for our daughter you had ordered in secret
And collapsed there on the front steps I wailed
A backpack for when she goes to school a couple years from now
You were thinking ahead to a future you must have known
Deep down would not include you
Though you clawed at the cliff you were sliding down
Being swallowed into a silence that’s bottomless and real
It’s dumb
And I don’t want to learn anything from this
I love you.”

Mount Eerie - Real Death

#13. Lou Reed

“You made me forget myself
I thought I was someone else
someone good."

- Lou Reed

#14. The Boxer

“In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of every glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame
“I am leaving, I am leaving”
But the fighter still remains."

Simon and Garfunkel – The Boxer

#15. Empty

“I never learned to count my blessings, I choose instead to dwell in my disasters.”

Ray LaMontagne – Empty