Philosophy in music lyrics thread


Basically post and share some of the most philosophical music lyrics youve heard that hit you right in your feels…

Tell me why - backstreet boys.


The lyrics to “I want it that way” don’t make any sense to me, probably due to the fact that Max Martin wasn’t very good at English in the late 90’s.

As I don’t really get into lyrics I can’t really participate in this conversation. But as as an appreciator of philosophy maybe I can give some insight.

Lets wait and see if @RFJ name drops fredagain in the thread :smiley:

I could mention some tracks that sample Alan Watts lectures, but that isn’t lyrics.


I have almost no connection to lyrics in songs, but I’m jealous of people who do. Then again, I also have no idea what most songs are even remotely about, so there’s definitely something wrong with me :smiley:


“Corrupt a man’s heart with a gift
That’s how you find out who you dealin’ with”

Ken lamar…all the stars ft sza.

I was drunk when i made this thread…meh.


I thought something was off!


I have to go with Joanna Newsom…

So it would seem to be true
When cruel birth debases, we forget
When cruel death debases
We believe it erases all the rest
That precedes

But stand brave, life-liver
Bleeding out your days
In the river of time
Stand brave
Time moves both ways

In the nullifying, defeating, negating, repeating
Joy of life
The nullifying, defeating, negating, repeating
Joy of life

The moment of your greatest joy sustains
Not axe nor hammer
Tumor, tremor
Can take it away, and it remains
It remains

And it pains me to say, I was wrong
Love is not a symptom of time
Time is just a symptom of love

(Time, as a symptom)


J cole

No role models.


“Slide” by Calvin Harris. It’s a large part of my production philosophy, I only really started making serious music after I incorporated this mantra into my ethos.

Good gracious
Starin’ at my diamonds while I’m hoppin’ out a spaceship
Need your information, take vacation to Malaysia
You my baby, the paparazzi flashin’ crazy
She swallowed the bottle
While I sit back and smoke gelato
Walk in my mansion, twenty thousand painting, Picasso

Greatness baby, I’ll settle for nothing less. Aim for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.