20 Best Songs About Words

By Nico Gonzalez

Songs about words have been a staple of music since time began. The ability to convey a message or story through a song is a powerful medium that touches the hearts and minds of many people. I have created a list of 20 best songs about words, giving some background information on each one along with interesting snippets about their careers as well as links to listen at the bottom of the page.

Here are the 20 best songs about words:


Famous Last Words – My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance - Famous Last Words [Official Music Video] [HD]

This song is about the brevity of life, which is often overlooked. The band’s lead singer, Gerard Way , has said that this song is about how important it is to appreciate your life while you have it. Its lyrics are ” In these famous last words , I’m trying to say goodbye .” Its lyrics are ” Trusting in the more, is often discouraged , I am dead to all advice .” Many people see this song as a rallying cry to live life to the fullest.

Last Words of a Shooting Star Mitski

Last Words of a Shooting Star

This song is about the brevity of life, which is often overlooked. The band’s lead singer, Mitski , has said that this song is about how important it is to appreciate your life while you have it. Its lyrics are ” In these last words , I’m trying to say goodbye .” Its lyrics are ” Trusting in the more, is often discouraged , I am dead to all advice .” Many people see this song as a rallying cry to live life to the fullest.

More Than Words Extreme

Extreme - More Than Words (Official Music Video)

This song is a classic love ballad about how words are not enough to express the depth of one’s love for another person. The band’s lead singer, Gary Cherone , has said that this song is about how “actions speak louder than words .” The song was written in response to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, when many people felt that love was more powerful than hate. Its lyrics are “If words could say it all, then I would speak no more . Words can’t express how I feel; That’s why I tell you that . More than words , if love could have saved you, You never would have died .”

4 Words (To Choke Upon) Bullet for My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine - 4 Words (To Choke Upon) (Official Video)

This song is about the anger and frustration that can sometimes arise from not being able to express oneself. The band’s lead singer, Matt Tuck , has said that the song is about ” how easy it is to bottle up your feelings until they turn into something you can’t control .” The song’s title is a reference to the four words that parents often tell their children not to say when they are angry, “I’m going to kill you.” Its lyrics are ” I’ve got so many words , but all of them get stuck in my throat . I try and try to express what’s burning deep inside .”

Two Words Kanye West

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. Many people see it as a response to the criticism that West received after he made statements supporting President Donald Trump . The song’s lyrics are ” I’m just trying to say two words and I’m feeling so cocky .” The song’s title is a reference to the two words that West used to describe his feelings about being able to express himself through music, “I love it.”

These Words Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield - These Words (US Version) [Official Video]

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. Many people see it as a response to the criticism that the band received after Natasha Bedingfield made statements supporting Lucy Anne Holmes ‘s petition for ” The Sun” newspaper to stop publishing pictures of topless women on Page 3 . The song’s lyrics are ” I have often thought that words , just aren’t enough . That’s why tonight I need to show you what these words can do .”

7 Words Deftones

Deftones - 7 Words [Official Music Video]

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. The song’s lyrics are ” Shove it, shove it, shoved it down my throat .” The song’s title is a reference to the seven words that the band’s lead singer, Chino Moreno , says that he overheard someone say as they were dying. Its lyrics are ” Incoherent thoughts , trying to scream for help . That’s all I ever hear .”

Lights Out, Words Gone Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club - Lights Out, Words Gone (Official Video)

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. The band’s lead singer, Jack Steadman , has said that the song is about ” how destructive words can be .” The song’s lyrics are ” I’m losing you and all I’ve got are these lights out, words gone .”

The Words That Maketh Murder PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder

This song is about the destructive power of words, and how they can be used to hurt and kill people. The song’s lyrics are ” The words that maketh murder .” The song’s title is a reference to the phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword.” Many people see the song as a response to the murder of Marguerite Yourcenar by her husband.

Words Low

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. The song’s lyrics are ” These are the words you use to hurt me .” The song’s title is a reference to the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Many people see the song as a response to the fact that some people use words to try and put other people down or make them feel less than they are.

Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do) Bullet for My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine - Suffocating Under Words Of Sorrow (What Can I Do) (Official Video)

This song is about the destructive power of words, and how they can be used to hurt and kill people. The song’s lyrics are ” You suffocate me . I’m fading .” The song’s title is a reference to the chorus of this song, which repeats “What can I do? Words can’t say what I want them to.” Its lyrics are ” I’m screaming out , but no words come out .”

Words as Weapons Seether

Seether - Words As Weapons (Official Music Video)

This song is about the destructive power of words, and how they can be used to hurt and kill people. The song’s lyrics are ” These words are weapons .” The song’s title is a reference to the phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword.” Many people see the song as a response to the fact that some people use words to try and put other people down or make them feel less than they are.

Lost for Words Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd - Lost for Words

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. The song’s lyrics are ” I’m lost for words .” Many people see the song as a response to the fact that some people use words to try and put other people down or make them feel less than they are. Some people see the song as a response to the fact that some people use words and communication in ways that hurt and put other people down. This song is about how powerful words can be, and how they can be used to tear someone down or build them up. Its lyrics are ” Are these mine? I must have borrowed them somehow .”

Words of Love The Beatles

Words Of Love (Remastered 2009)

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. The song’s lyrics are ” I love you with all my heart .” The song’s title is a reference to the phrase “love conquers all.” This song is about how powerful words can be, and how they can be used to build someone up or tear them down. Its lyrics are ” These words are mine and they’re coming from my heart .”

Those Sweet Words Norah Jones

Norah Jones - Those Sweet Words (Official Music Video)

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. The song’s lyrics are ” Sweet words make a woman strong .” This song is about how powerful words can be, and how they can be used to hurt someone or make someone feel better. Its lyrics are ” Those sweet words got me through the night .”

Empty Words Death

Death - Empty Words (HQ)

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. The song’s lyrics are ” Empty words fill up the room .” The song’s title is a reference to the phrase “empty words.” Many people see the song as a response to the fact that some people use words and communication in ways that hurt and put other people down. This song is about how powerful words can be, and how they can be used to tear someone down or build them up. Its lyrics are ” Brilliant deductions of the man .”

Better Than Words One Direction

One Direction - Better Than Words (Official Video)

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. The song’s lyrics are ” Better than words .” The song’s title is a reference to the phrase “better than words.” Many people see the song as a response to the fact that some people use words and communication in ways that hurt and put other people down. This song is about how powerful words can be, and how they can be used to build someone up or tear them down. Its lyrics are ” I could never find the words to say .”

Right Words Wrong Time Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen - Right Words Wrong Time [Audio]

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. The song’s lyrics are ” These right words at the wrong time .” The song’s title is a reference to the phrase “the right words at the wrong time.” Many people see the song as a response to the fact that some people use words and communication in ways that hurt and put other people down. This song is about how powerful words can be, and how they can be used to tear someone down or build them up. Its lyrics are ” I’m searching for the right thing to say .”

In Your Words Lamb of God

Lamb of God - In Your Words (Audio)

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. The song’s lyrics are ” In your words .” Many people see the song as a response to the fact that some people use words and communication in ways that hurt and put other people down. This song is about how powerful words can be, and how they can be used to build someone up or tear them down. Its lyrics are ” I’ll take my words and standby them .”

Mark My Words Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber - Mark My Words (PURPOSE : The Movement)

This song is about the power of words, and how they can be used to build up or tear down people. The song’s lyrics are ” Mark my words .” The song’s title is a reference to the phrase “mark my words.” Many people see the song as a response to the fact that some people use words and communication in ways that hurt and put other people down. This song is about how powerful words can be, and how they can be used to tear someone down or build them up. Its lyrics are ” I’m hoping that you don’t stand behind those words .”