Great Lyrics for Instagram Captions When You're Stuck!

If you've ever gone through my Instagram, you'll see that it's a scrapbook of my personal photos intertwined with song lyrics, poetry and meaningful captions. I love using Instagram not only as a medium to express myself and connect with my friends, but also a reminder for myself of what I was like during certain points in my life. Choosing the right caption for that perfect photo is an art form! Using lyrics for Instagram captions is a great idea for when you're stuck.

Look at any Instagram queen, and they have captions down to a science. Feel what you think the photo is trying to say, and go from there! I specifically like using quotes because sometimes I think my own words can't do things justice. Here's my top lyric quotes for "the 'gram" to spice things up on your feed!

"Close your eyes and let the world paint a thousand pictures, one good girl is worth a thousand bitches." Kanye West - Bound 2

"So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane." Hamilton, The Musical - The Schuyler Sisters

"You've got resolutions, we've got reservations." Drake - Thank Me Now

"Time heals all, and heels hurt to walk in." Drake - Fancy

"She is messy, but she's kind." Sara Bareilles - She Used to Be Mine

"My ex ask me where I'm moving, I said on to better things." Drake - 10 Bands

"And all of your words fall flat, I made something of myself and now you wanna come back." Kelly Clarkson - Piece by Piece

"Hold yourself together like a pair of bookends." Blake Shelton - Who Are You When I'm Not Looking

"Everything looks perfect from far away." The Postal Service - Such Great Heights

"You were always perfect, and I was only practice." Chance The Rapper - Same Drugs

"You ain't an angel either, you can't even fly." Kyle ft. Lil Yachty - iSpy

"Truth be told I never was yours." Fall Out Boy - This is Gospel

"I wanted a bitch who was down to earth, but she wants the goddamn sky." 6LACK - PRBLMS

"She's got a hurricane in the back of her throat." Robbie Williams - Candy

"Running out of pages in your passport." Drake - Hotline Bling

"I got soul but I'm not a soldier." The Killers - All These Things That I've Done

"Your mouth is a revolver firing bullets in the sky. Your love is like a soldier, loyal till you die. And I’ve been looking at the stars for a long, long time I’ve been putting out fires all my life. Everybody wants a flame, but they don’t want to get burnt." James Blunt - Bonfire Heart

You'll be "hip" with the cool kids in no time! ;)

What's your favorite Instagram caption?




Emma is a part-time contributor at, bringing her love for travel and exploration. Since graduating from The Evergreen State College (Washington) in 2013 and living in London, England for almost 1.5 years, she is now a flight attendant with a major airline. In her spare time, she enjoys embroidery, travel + breakfast food.