Friday, November 13, 2009

The Learning Curve: Lyrical Lessons

Music is a big part of my life.  As a singer, I've learned from other artists by observing their stage presence, listening to their unique sound, and absorbing their lyrics.  One of the most fun and inspiring influences for me is a powerful song.

Instead of talking about the many things I've learned through the wonderful world of music, I'd like to give you a short list of 10 songs with a message. These are not my top 10 favorites, but instead random songs that I've found, or have been suggested to me, and a little tid bit of meaning.

God won't let you go.

High school isn't everything and you don't know who you are going to be yet.  Have patience. Dream big.

Hope Now by Addison Road  (thanks for sharing this song MB!)
Life can be rough, but faith & hope can get you through those hard times.

Be yourself & trust your own voice.

Things don't always turn out the way we expect them to, but that doesn't mean you should give up before you try.

Those you love will always be a part of you...

The one you love is still out there... and Michael is sad he hasn't met me yet. *wink wink*

Um... don't give up... because Josh Groban can hear you. 

The most important message here....  Don't do bad things or Taylor Swift will write a song about you.

Love and loyalty are powerful gifts to be shared and can bring you through the darkest times.
This can be a beautiful wedding song by the way!  I sang this one to my husband at our wedding.

There are many more songs, in all different genres, that speak to people.  Often, you will find that most walk away with different meanings to the same thing.  Just as no two people are exactly alike, everyone has their own thoughts and ideas. 

What did you take away from the songs above? What songs (listed above or not) have you heard and gained something from?  Do you feel that music is a powerful learning tool?  Are there any songs that you have heard and just want to share?  Do you share a strong lyrical message with your children or loved ones?

1 comment:

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