ONTD Original: Best Lyrics in Music

Er, yes this was inspired by the last Taylor Swift post. Let's keep the arguments to the minimum and inspire each other to find new music :)

Taylor Swift - Back To December
Written for the album Speak Now (2010) solely by Taylor Swift.

I miss your tanned skin, your sweet smile,
So good to me, so right
And how you held me in your arms that September night
The first time you ever saw me cry.

Maybe this is wishful thinking,
Probably mindless dreaming,
But if we loved again, I swear I'd love you right.

I'd go back in time and change it but I can't.
So if the chain is on your door I understand.



Oasis - The Masterplan
Written as the B-side to Wonderwall (1995) by Noel Gallagher who believed it was his finest song yet.

Take the time to make some sense
Of what you want to say
And cast your words away upon the waves
Sail them home with acquiesce
On a ship of hope today
And as they land upon the shore
Tell them not to fear no more

Say it loud and sing it proud today



Immortal Technique - Dance With the Devil
Written for the album Revolutionary Vol. 1 (2001). It's often cited as one of the best rap songs written.

I once knew a nigga whose real name was William
His primary concern, was making a million
Being the illest hustler, that the world ever seen
He used to fuck movie stars and sniff coke in his dreams
A corrupted young mind, at the age of thirteen
Nigga never had a father and his mom was a fiend
She put the pipe down, but for every year she was sober
Her son's heart simultaneously grew colder
He started hanging out, selling bags in the projects
Checking the young chicks, looking for hit-and-run prospects
He was fascinated by material objects
But he understood money never bought respect
He built a reputation 'cause he could hustle and steal
But got locked once and didn't hesitate to squeal
So criminals he chilled with didn't think he was real
You see, me and niggas like this have never been equal
I don't project my insecurities on other people
He fiended for props like addicts with pipes and needles
So he felt he had to prove to everyone he was evil
A feeble-minded young man with infinite potential
The product of a ghetto-bred capitalistic mental
Coincidentally dropped out of school to sell weed
Dancing with the devil, smoked until his eyes would bleed
But he was sick of selling trees and gave in to his greed



Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
The originator. Written for his album Various Positions (1984).

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah



Lauryn Hill -
For the acclaimed The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn not only wrote this song, but also produced it. I could have picked any from this album tbh.

It took me a little while to discover
Wolves in sheep coats who pretend to be lovers
Men who lack conscience will even lie to themselves, to themselves
A friend once said, and I found to be true
That everyday people, they lie to God too
So what makes you think, that they won't lie to you



I fixed it up, mods!
Best lyrics, ontd? Or just your favourite tbh


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