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The Best Music Lyrics Sites

Updated on March 6, 2008

If you have ever loved a song, but always felt confused about some of the lyrics, you probably went ahead and made up your own words. This is great as long as you are alone, or it is a song that everyone else does too. But if you have been called out on singing the wrong words, you know how embarrassing it can be.

I have definitely made a lot of musical guffaws. I heard “Shoot the children, with no shoes on their feet. How’s the people…?” While Steve Miller Band actually sings, “Shoe the children with no shoes on their feet. House the people…” The best one, though, is probably when I was a kid singing, “We’re going to the Jack-o-lantern, gonna get married!” The actual line is: “We’re going to the chapel and we’re gonna get married.”

Being able to read the lyrics you aren’t sure about can help you avoid these mistakes. Even if you don’t make musical mishaps, you might want to see all of the lyrics. Your best bet is to find the lyrics you want online. There are a lot of websites that offer song lyrics, but some are better than others. You can find free sites, but some charge. Some sites offer the lyrics, but aren’t easy to navigate. Here is a break down of the best lyrics sites.

Learn the lyrics to your favorite songs.
Learn the lyrics to your favorite songs.

Music Lyrics Books on Amazon

Metro Lyrics includes over 450,000 songs from over 13,000 artists. The site offers free membership, which allows you to access all of the site’s features. You can create lists of your favorite lyrics, receive a free newsletter, and request new lyrics to be added. The site lets you print the lyrics out without frames, so they are easy to read. The site’s lyrics come from contributions from members, so you can add them too. Another bonus of the site is that it offers a forum for its members to use.

Lyrics Depot offers over 300,000 free song lyrics. The site offers a search box, but you can also browse alphabetically by artist and album. The site provides the lyrics of over 12,000 artists from over 30,000 albums. If you don’t find what you are looking for now, chances are that it will be added soon as the site is constantly growing and being updated.

A to Z Lyrics

The site advertises that it is the “place where all searches end.” Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find Steve Miller Band lyrics in their collection, so my search continued. However, this is another site that allows users to add and edit lyrics, so it is constantly growing. If you don’t find what you want today, chances are it will show up at some point, or you can even make a request for the lyrics. provides free membership to music lovers. The site is easy to search, and has a good compilation of lyrics. Membership allows you to flag favorites, make dedications to people, and access to their forum. The only problem I had with the site was the obnoxious ads—some were flashy and annoying, while others were hard to recognize as ads because they looked like they were part of the site. If you use this site, you will have to be careful what you click on to avoid opening a new page.

Smart Lyrics is an ever-growing database of lyrics. They currently offer the lyrics of over 630,000 songs, in many different languages. This is another user site, so you can offer lyrics that aren’t already provided on the site. The site doesn’t only provide lyrics, but videos as well. Their tagline is amusing:…because you’re not stupid.


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      Shakil Bond 4 years ago

      Here's another site I found for when you want to find song lyrics

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      Brian Lee 6 years ago

      Here's another site I found for when you want to find song lyrics

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      Sendra 6 years ago

      Also - they have tag option.

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      Weeny 6 years ago

      Another one:

      i like the karaoke thing they have going on

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      lazymeaw 7 years ago from Vietnam

      It's a good hub I think, and thank to Kilian Valkhof ,too :)

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      MissKarolaina 7 years ago from Lithuania

      Very useful hub ;) Thank You!

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      Kilian Valkhof 7 years ago

      Cool list! I've got one to add: It's really different from all of those. You don't have to search or type! Using or other tracking applications, it shows the lyrics to the song you're listening to, and it will auto-update when a new song starts.

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      ANN L. 7 years ago

      a very good selection of websites. at least now its easier to go directly to one of them instead of googling every time the name of the song u need)

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      Dennis 7 years ago

      Metrolyrics is my personal favorite when i'm looking for a lyric. Its professional looking and easy to navigate.

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      Chuck RitenouR 7 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia

      very cool

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      Lena Kovadlo 7 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      I think all of us at one point or another think an artist is singing one thing when he/she is actually singing something else.

      Whenever I buy an album I always look at the booklet to see if the lyrics are included and am disappointed when I find they are not. I don't understand why the lyrics can't be included?

      Good thing that there are sites on the Internet where we can look up the lyrics. I first started out with using but it has changed since then. Then I turned to and what I love about this site is that if you want to find the lyrics to a song but don't know the artist or song name, you can enter a phrase of that song and find its lyrics. That's a great and useful feature. And recently I've used and think it's a great lyric site.

      Over the years I've also used sites like, and They were good, but not sure how they are now.


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      Thelyricksman 8 years ago

      also look at my website it's working it's way up

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      Haydee Anderson 9 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      sometimes you ear the song and you love to sing but don't know the lyrics and it is so frustrating. thanks for this helpful hub.