Despite staying out of the spotlight with her personal life, Lauryn Hill's songs are chalked full of raw emotion and real life experiences. The American musician rose to fame as part of The Fugees but soon broke off to pursue a solo career. To date, Lauryn Hill has only released one solo album. Her songs from that effort gained her massive popularity and several Grammy Awards. All of these Lauryn Hill songs have beautifully crafted lyrics that almost read like poetry. She is a reclusive artist who bears all in her songs.
- "Doo Wop (That Thing)" This Lauryn Hill song won Best Female Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance at the 1999 Grammy Awards. Released off the 1998 album "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill," this song reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart. The first verse is about girls who sell their souls to be how a guy expects them to act. The second part of the song is about guys who care more about materialistic things than giving money to their loved ones. This Lauryn Hill song does a great way to cover how both girls and guys can veer off track.
- "Repercussions" In 2010 this Lauryn Hill song leaked, which caused it to be released as a single early. It is a track from her upcoming album and debuted on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at No. 94. This Lauryn Hill song only has two verses and repeats the same chorus three times. Lyrically, it is about Hill expressing how past actions have now caused repercussions.
- "To Zion" Zion is the name of Lauryn Hill's son and this song is about him. The lyrics depict how she struggled with the decision to keep the baby or have an abortion. One day, Hill realized there is no way she can go through with an abortion, so she had Zion. The rest of the song's lyrics are about how how much Zion has had a positive effect in her life. This Lauryn Hill song is from her 1998 debut album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
- "Ex-Factor" This Lauryn Hill song was a single from her 1998 album "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill." In the lyrics, Lauryn Hill describes a back and forth relationship that emotionally tolling. Even though they are not good for each other and constantly bring each other pain, they still cannot break apart. It is an emotional song that has Hill pleading at the end for him to care about her.
- "Everything Is Everything" The lyrics in this Lauryn Hill song talk about change. She wrote the verses about change to have a universal meaning about how some people struggle to grow up and accept certain aspects of life. There is one long verse in which Hill describes herself and her musical skills. This Lauryn Hill song was a single from her debut album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."