An incomplete and growing collection of impactful lyrics that stood out to me. Multiple lyrics from the same song are separated by ellipses, but are strong enough to stand alone. Please check out any artists or songs you haven’t listened to you see here, I wish you the best, and enjoy the music :studio_microphone:

Antarctigo Vespucci

  • Breathless On DVD

    Am I unhappy because I’m not free
    Or not free because I’m unhappy
    I wanted to see you to see if I still wanted to see you

Arctic Monkeys

  • Body Paint

    For a master of deception and subterfuge
    You’ve made yourself quite the bed to lie in

    And if you’re thinking of me, I’m probably thinking of you

  • Four Out Of Five

    The Information-Action Ratio is the place to go

Arm's Length

Avenged Sevenfold

  • M.I.A.

    Two million soldiers can’t be wrong

    Pray to God that our side is right

Benny Blanco

  • Break My Heart

    So be cautious when you’re searching, and don’t just give your love away

Bill Withers

  • Lean on Me

    I’m right up the road
    I’ll share your load
    If you just call me
    Call me
    If you need a friend


  • Hotel Breakfast

    When you look at me and hate on me, I’m a mirror
    If you look at me and don’t like me what does that say about you?

Bob Dylan

Bright Eyes

  • At the Bottom of Everything

    “We’re going to a party, it’s a birthday party
    It’s your birthday party, happy birthday darling,
    We love you very, very, very, very, very, very, very much”

  • First Day of My Life

    This is the first day of my life
    I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you
    But, now I don’t care, I could go anywhere with you
    And I’d probably be happy

Built to Spill

  • Big Dipper

    He thought an Albertson’s stir fry dinner would make his apartment a home

  • Car

    If I don’t die or worse
    I’m gonna need a nap

  • Carry the Zero

    And you’ve become
    What you thought was dumb
    A fraction of the sum

  • Center of the Universe

    I heard what I said to you
    Thought it was all understood
    But I wasn’t getting through
    I’d go on if I could

  • Fool's Gold

    I’m gonna keep tryin’
    If I don’t keep tryin’, I’m never gonna make it

  • Girl

    Someone I can talk to
    Someone I don’t have to talk to

  • Happiness

    You don’t have to be so cruel
    ‘Cause all I do is a little less than what I can

  • Made-Up Dreams

    Hard to believe
    That after all this time
    That after all this
    I’m still me

    No one wants to hear
    what you dreamt about
    Unless you dreamt about them
    Don’t let that stop you
    Tell them anyway
    And you can make it up
    As you go

  • Strange

    You’re not listening or
    I’m not saying it right

  • The Weather

    And as long as its talking with you
    Talk of the weather will do

  • You Were Right

    Life goes on long after the thrill of living is gone
    You were right when you said
    This is the end

Carly Cosgrove

  • Don't Lick The Swingset

    Do you live utilitarian and stop to self reflect
    Or are you the only person you serve?
    ‘Cause I sorted my priorities and made them all my friends

Catfish And The Bottlemen

  • Soundcheck

    Maybe I don’t act the way I used to
    Cause I don’t feel the same about you
    In fact that’s a lie
    I want you

Chris Farren

  • Permanent For Me

    I don’t like being home, I feel my roots begin to grow into a ground
    That was never meant to be permanent for me

    I can’t stand living here, the more I do the more I fear the ground
    Below will slowly come to be permanent for me

  • Too Dark

    And it feels nice to hear someone else’s voice
    ‘Cause I’ve only heard mine for forever

Cigarettes After Sex

Circa Waves

Daft Punk

  • Instant Crush

    But I never really know where to go
    So I chained myself to a friend
    ‘Cause I know it unlocks like a door

Denzel Curry

  • Walkin

    I’m killin’ off my demons ‘cause my soul’s worth redeemin’

DJ Muscleboy

  • Summerbody

    If you feel good about yourself
    I feel good about you

Field Medic

  • Henna Tattoo

    ‘Cause I’ve been feeling so insecure
    Like is it gonna come true if I say it?

  • Mood Ring Baby

    You’re green, you’re purple, you’re a silver ring of moods
    I love you always
    I’ll carry you

    One day you lick my wounds, the next day break my heart in two

Foo Fighters

  • Everlong

    And, I wonder, when I sing along with you
    If everything could ever feel this real forever
    If anything could ever be this good again

Forth Wanderers

  • Nevermine

    I don’t think I know who you are anymore
    And I don’t think I knew who I was before
    In my own home I’ve never been more
    Unsure, no

Glass Animals

  • Dreamland

    You’ve had too much of the digital love
    You want everything live, you want things you can touch

  • Heat Waves

    Sometimes, all I think about is you

    Usually, I put something on TV
    So we never think about you and me
    But today, I see our reflections clearly in Hollywood
    Laying on the screen

    You can’t fight it, you can’t breathe
    You say somethin’ so lovin’, but
    Now I gotta let you go
    You’ll be better off in someone new
    I don’t wanna be alone
    You know it hurts me too
    You look so broken when you cry
    One more and then I’ll say goodbye

Jack Harlow

  • Nail Tech

    I caught the vibe that y’all giving off, and I’m tryna make myself less like it

Jack's Mannequin

  • I'm Ready

    I need caffeine in my blood stream, I take caffeine in the blood stream
    Flowers for the sick and dead

Kanye West

  • Bittersweet Poetry

    You’re gonna be the death of me
    I don’t want you, but I need you
    I love you and hate you at the very same time

    You don’t see how your lies is affecting me?
    You don’t see how our life was supposed to be?

  • Ghost Town

    We’re still the kids we used to be


  • Attraction

    There’s no other place that I’d rather stay
    Than inside your mind

  • Illusion

    You know it’s been so long since you’ve been in my arms
    I’m going home where I’ll be all alone tonight

Lil Peep

  • beamer boy

    I love a girl that don’t even fuckin’ need a boy

  • Big City Blues

    I just wanna see you smile
    I just wanna make you mine

    I don’t wanna think about you
    Every time I think about you
    I swear I fall in love again
    I remember everything you said
    Promise me it’s real
    Girl, I got a deal
    You could be my girl if I could be your world

  • feelz

    I would never put a knife in your back

    The love I give is her is kinda creepy but fuck it

    She orders and I deliver

  • nineteen

    Everybody think I’m cool, I don’t like that

  • right here

    Baby, how you doing? I know you’re not doing the best, but I’m here, I’ll always be here
    Tell me if you need me and call me if you feelin alone ‘cause I’m here, I’m always right here

  • Star Shopping

    Right now I know that I’m not really worth it
    If you give me time, I could work on it
    Give me some time while I work on it

    Look at the sky tonight, all of the stars have a reason
    A reason to shine, a reason like mine and I’m fallin’ to pieces

  • white tee

    I used to think I love you, now I know it ain’t true
    Now I know it’s not you…

Mackned x Lil Peep x Lil Tracy

  • Pictures 2

    Can’t afford to fall in love with you
    Not today, girl

    They say life is a bitch, and I miss her

Lil Uzi Vert

Mac Miller

  • 2009

    But really I’m just tryna start believin’ in God

Modern Baseball

  • Pothole

    The fossils of my footsteps will be unearthed at a far off date, unknown
    Impressed in concrete from walking home alone after walking you home

Modest Mouse

Nana Grizol

  • Cynicism

    Cynicism isn’t wisdom
    It’s a lazy way to say that you’ve been burned
    It seems, if anything, you’d be less certain after everthing you’ve ever learned


  • Vernon Family

    If you broke and your man don’t teach you, get rid of him


  • WHY

    A lot of people know me, but they don’t know me well

    I’m a busy person, got no time for lies; one of a kind

    Nothin’ to me’s ever good enough
    I could be workin’ for 24 hours a day and think I never did enough

Peach Pit

Project 46

  • Reasons

    Look at the sky
    The sun won’t ask
    The sun won’t ask
    The world if it can rise


Silver Jews

  • The Frontier Index

    Boy wants a car from his dad.
    Dad says “First you got to cut that hair”
    Boy says “Hey Dad, Jesus had long hair”
    And Dad says “That’s right Son, Jesus walked everywhere”

Stephen Malkmus

Surfer Blood

  • Floating Vibes

    When you told me you were leavin’
    I wasn’t thirsty for revenge
    No, I wasn’t disappointed much at all
    Cause you’ll be back again

    If you’re gonna do it, then do it
    Otherwise you just might lose your nerve

The Beatles

  • Strawberry Fields Forever

    Living is easy with eyes closed
    Misunderstanding all you see
    It’s getting hard to be someone
    But it all works out

    No one I think is in my tree
    I mean, it must be high or low
    That is, you can’t, you know, tune in
    But it’s alright
    That is, I think it’s not too bad

    Cranberry sauce

The Crookes

  • The I Love You Bridge

    Who cares she told him no?
    It’s the gesture, don’t you know?
    And we’ll cling on and we won’t let go

The Front Bottoms

  • Be Nice To Me

    You say I’m changing
    Sorry I didn’t know I had to stay the same
    Can we talk about this later?
    Your voice is driving me, driving me insane

  • Twelve Feet Deep

    Since when did “I wanna hear your voice” not become a good excuse?
    Calling you three in the morning, laugh at sleep that we’ll both lose

  • Twin Size Mattress

    For the warning signs I’ve completely ignored
    There’s an amount to take, reasons to take more

The Killers

  • Exitlude

    Aggresively we all defend the role we play

    It doesn’t really matter, don’t you worry, it’ll all work out

The Kooks

The Microphones

  • Microphones in 2020

    one moment thinking I’m wise
    and in the next one I writhe,
    trying to re-remind myself of something
    learned then forgotten. Countless sunrises
    burying the things I’d figured out the day before.

    Spending hours each morning reading poems and staring off
    and then snapping back to urgency, I did my dishes
    then I would sprint to the studio again.

    these wild swipes at meaning

    I will never stop singing this song. It goes on forever.

The Mountain Goats

  • This Year

    I am going to make it through this year if it kills me

The Postal Service

Smashing Pumpkins

  • Luna

    What moon songs do you sing your babies?
    What sunshine do you bring?
    Who belongs, who decides who’s crazy?
    Who rights wrongs where others cling?

The Smith's

Tiny Meat Gang

  • Sofia

    She got me thinkin’ there’s a spark
    Then she pull the plug, lights out, she go dark

Vampire Weekend

  • Campus

    How am I supposed to pretend
    I never want to see you again?

  • Hannah Hunt

    A gardener told me some plants move
    But I could not believe it

  • Harmony Hall

    But every time a problem ends, another one begins

  • Oxford Comma

    Why would you lie about something dumb like that?

    Why would you lie ‘bout anything at all?

  • Step

    Stale conversation deserves but a breadknife

    Wisdom’s a gift, but you’d trade it for youth

  • This Life

    There’s a time when every man draws a line down in the sand



  • Jesus, Etc.

    You were right about the stars
    Each one is a setting sun



  • Crying

    I don’t even dream about her every night
    Can’t you tell that I’m lying?


  • Most lyrics are taken from Spotify or Genius
  • Built to Spill has a cool handwritten lyric section on their website for all their songs.
  • Please let me know if stumble across a dead link