My Deliverer by Rich Mullins - fav song of all time for years. I'm now starting to debate it because I don't play it that much anymore, but it is what a song should be in my considered opinion - fusion of narrative with a central idea, and then with an emotion. That it's about God is so much better.
Perfect Life by Red (#2) - You could debate the narrative and central idea for hours (hello Red) but the emotion is very clear, and it's one of my favorite emotions of all time. Whatever narrative/central idea you choose, though, the song turns out great.
This is Not a Test by TobyMac/Cap Kings (#3) - This is a very awesome narrative. I've actually debated this one, that even though the emotion conveyed by the sweet Cap Kings EDM (restoration) is definitely good, it almost doesn't have enough punch for the power lyrics and is too smooth. The live version is slightly better because it turns this into a straight-up rock track, which was kinda its lyrical destiny. The problem is I love the CK tune as well.
Then CK remixed it and turned it into a sad song, making "there are no practice runs in life" into grief. That's the problem - the rising bridge screams "I am empowerment song!" at you, but the chorus could send you to a place of grief and regrets if you're prone to that. It's the weirdest song I've ever heard, and I think the "not quite right" feeling was intentional to make you think about it.
Then you could go all theological on it and argue that heaven is more the real thing than this place is, which is true, but it doesn't quite sum with what the artist was going for.
And yes I probably overthought that song, heh, but it's a song that no matter which you look at it is going to make you think, and that's what I like about it.