35 of the most beautiful song lyrics (2023)

Listening to music has been my way of escaping stress for a long time. Over the years, I've probably heard thousands of songs on the radio, but only a few of them really touched me or made my emotions go in different directions.

Below I have decided to present some of my favorite songs of all time. It would take me forever to explain why I love each of them, but more often than not, they all, to some degree, tell a sad story. I tend to fall in love with sad songs because they evoke emotions deep in the heart. For each song, I chose the lyrics that I think best capture the essence of each song. I hope you listen to these songs and find them as exciting as I do!

1. "Story of Another Us" - 5 Seconds of Summer

I have a long term plan with short term solutions.

And a wasted heart that only outshines

And I've pushed my trusty luck to the dust far enough

This is the story of another us

One last ditch, a new beginning

So take this heart, put yourself in it

This surprise ending that I depend on

2. “I'm with you” – Avril Lavigne

I'm looking for a place

i'm looking for a face

Is there anyone here that I know?

because nothing is going well

and everything is a mess

And no one likes to be alone

3. “How to Save a Life” – The Fray

let him know you know best

Because after all you know better

Try to get past your defense

without conceding innocence

Make a list of what's wrong

The things you said to him all along

Pray to God, he listens to you

And I ask God to listen to you

4. “Limpo” – Taylor Swift

There was nothing else to do

When the butterflies turned to dust that covered my whole room

So I made a hole in the ceiling

Let the flood take all my pictures of you

The water filled my lungs

I screamed so loud but no one heard a thing

5. “Infinity” – One Direction

With your feet on the ground

Keep falling when I know it hurts

Going faster than a million miles an hour

Trying to catch my breath somehow, somehow

With your feet on the ground

It's like I'm frozen but the world keeps turning

Stuck in motion, and the wheels keep turning

Moving backwards with no way out

6. “Nothing without love” – Nate Ruess

Three years at sea after the storm

On this sinking ship that love has put me on

God I wish a gust of wind would come and take me home

But I, I have nowhere to go

Now here you come with the force of a wave

And so I'm setting sail, headed for the empire state

Hey hey mister I don't want to miss this one it makes me feel complete

You know that I am, I am nothing without love

7. “Black Side” – Kelly Clarkson

everyone has a dark side

You love Me?

Can you love mine?

Nobody is perfect

but we are worth it

you know we're worth it

You'll love me?

Even with my dark side?

8. “Stay”- Rihanna

I'm not sure how to feel about this.

something in the way you move

It makes me feel like I can't live without you.

This brings me to the end.

I want you to stay

9. “It Will Rain” – Bruno Mars

Because there will be no sunlight.

if i lose you darling

there will be no clear skies

if i lose you darling

just like the clouds

My eyes will do the same if you leave

Every day it's going to rain, rain, ra-a-a-ain

10. “Secret Love Song” – Little Mix

We keep it behind closed doors

Every time I see you I die a little more

Stolen moments we steal when the curtain falls

It will never be enough

It's obvious that you were made for me

Every piece of you fits perfectly

Every second, every thought, I'm so deep

But I'll never show it to my face

11. “Young and Beautiful” – Lana Del Rey

I saw the world, I turned it on

like my stage now

Channeling angels in the new age now

Hot summer days, rock 'n' roll

The way you play for me at your show

And all the ways I've known

your pretty face and your electric soul

12. “Boston” – Augustana

He said I think I'm going to Boston...

I think I'm going to start a new life,

I think I'll start again, where no one knows my name,

I'm leaving california

I'm tired of time

I think I'll get a lover and take him to Spain...

13. “Iris” – The Goo Goo Dolls

And I don't want the world to see me

because I don't think they understand

When everything is meant to be broken

I just want you to know who I am

And you can't fight the tears that won't come

Or the moment of truth in your lies

When everything looks like a movie

Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive

14. "Chasing Cars" - Snow Patrol

Forget what they told us

Before we're too old

Show me a garden that is full of life

all i am

all i've been

It's here in your perfect eyes, they're all I can see

15. “Jar of Hearts” – Christina Perri

And it took me so long to feel alright

Remember how to return the light to my eyes

I wish I missed the first time we kissed

Cause you broke all your promises

and now you're back

you can't bring me back

16. "Safer Place" - Echosmith

Run straight through the valley

And end up where you wanted to be

Swim beyond the shadows

And the words that echo in the street

if you seek the truth

don't come looking for me

it's better that you don't know

because your own story

It's the safest place you'll ever be

17. “Orando”- Kesha

Well you almost got me wrong

He told me that I was nothing without you

Oh, and after all you've done

I can thank you for how strong I've become

Cause you brought the flames and put me through hell

I had to learn to fight for myself.

And we both know all the truth I could tell

I'm just going to say that this is I want to say goodbye

18. “Nothing” – The Script

So I stumble there, over the bars and the fences

I know if we're face to face she'll come to her senses

Every drunken step I take leads me to her door

If he sees how much it hurts me, I'm sure he'll accept me.

19. “The Only Exception” – Paramore

I have a strong grip on reality,

But I can't let go of what's in front of me here.

I know you leave in the morning when you wake up.

Leave me with some kind of proof that it's not a dream.


20. “Mi Inmortal” – Evanescence

You used to captivate me with your ringing light

Now I'm trapped by the life you left behind

Your face haunts my once pleasurable dreams

Your voice drove away all sanity in me

21. "Therapy" - Historical minimum

my ship sank

In a sea of ​​sound.

When I woke up I only had everything:

A handful of moments I wished I could change

And a tongue like a nightmare that cuts like a blade.

In a city of fools

I was careful and nice,

But they tore me apart like a hurricane...

A handful of moments I wished I could change

But they took me.

22. “Terrible Things” – Mayday Parade

Now most of the time we'd have plenty to drink

And we'd laugh at the stars and share it all

Too young to realize and too dumb to care

Love was a story that could not be compared.

I said, “Girl, can I tell you something wonderful?

I made you a gift with paper and string.

Open it carefully now, please.

You know I love you, will you marry me?

23. "Fix You" - Coldplay

When you try your best but fail

When you get what you want but not what you need

When you feel so tired but you can't sleep

caught upside down

And the tears run down your face

When you lose something you can not replace

When you love someone but it goes to waste

It can be worst?

24. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” – Green Day

My shadow is the only one that walks by my side

My shallow heart is the only thing that beats

Sometimes I wish someone would find me

'Til then I walk alone

25. “Sweet creature” – Harry Styles

sweet creature

Running through the garden, oh, where nothing bothered us

But we are still young.

I always think of you and how we don't talk enough

And ohhhh, we started

two hearts in one house

I know it's hard, we argue

We are both stubborn, I know.

26. “Halo” – Beyoncé

Hit me like a ray of sunshine

burning my darkest night

You're the only one that I want

I think I'm addicted to your light

I swore I'd never fall again

But it doesn't even seem to fall

Gravity can't forget to pull me back to the ground

27. “Breathe (2h)” – Anna Nalick

There's a light at each end of this tunnel,

You scream because you're as in as you'll never be out

And those mistakes that you have made, you will make them again

If you would only try to turn around.

2 am and I'm still up, writing a song

If I put it all on paper, it's no longer inside of me,

Threatening the life where it belongs

28. “Collision” – Howie Day

I'm calm you know

you make a first impression

Well I found out I'm afraid to know

I'm always on your mind

Even the best fall sometimes

Even the stars refuse to shine

Off the back you fall in time

somehow i think

you and I collided

29. “Jupiter Drops” – Train

But tell me, have you sailed the sun?

You made it to the Milky Way to see all the lights out

And this heaven is overrated?

Tell me, did you fall in love with a shooting star?

One without a permanent scar?

And did you miss me as you looked around?

30. “Two are better than one” – Boys like girls

I remember every look on your face

The way you roll your eyes, the way you taste

You make it hard to breathe

Cause when I close my eyes and walk away

I think of you and it's alright

I'm finally believing now

31. “Impossible” - Shontelle

falling in love is hard

Falling into betrayal is worse

Broken trust and broken hearts

I know I know

Thinking that everything you need is there

building faith in love and words

Empty promises will wear

I know I know

32. “Supermarket Flowers” ​​– Ed Sheeran

Oh, I'm in pieces. It's tearing me apart but I know

A broken heart is a heart that has been loved

So I'll sing hallelujah

You were an angel in the shape of my mother

When I fell, would you be there holding me?

Spread your wings as you go

And when God takes you back

He'll say, "Hallelujah, you're home."

33. “Lay Me Out” – Sam Smith

and it is difficult

The days seem so dark

the moon and the stars

we are nothing without you

Your touch, your skin

Where do I start?

There are no words that can explain

the way i miss you

34. "Creepy" - Halsey

I was as pure as a river

But now I think I'm possessed

you put a fever inside me

And I've been cold since you left

Now I have a boyfriend and he's gold

And you made your own mistakes in a bed at home

I hope you can save me now but you break and bend

You have fire inside but your heart is so cold

35. “She will be loved” – Maroon 5

knock on my window, knock on my door

I want to make you feel beautiful

I know I tend to be so insecure

this no longer matters

Life is not always rosy

It's commitment that moves us, yeah

My heart is full and my door is always open

You come whenever you want, yes.

There are millions of other beautiful songs in the world, but I hope some of these are your favorites too!

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