What song lyrics have inspired you?
August 10, 2014 10:22 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for songs which have lyrics that are inspirational, particularly in terms of moving forward, overcoming adversity, or not losing hope. What made you think "things will be ok" when you first heard it, especially if it wasn't something you would normally listen to? Whether it's just a line, verse, chorus, or the whole song, all genres are welcome.
posted by billiebee to Media & Arts (78 answers total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not necessarily looking for "good" music, just lyrics which have resonated with you in some way, even (or maybe especially) if it was despite your normal taste. I'm hoping to compile a list, but not necessarily an actual playlist, so I'm not ruling any kind of music out.
One personal example is ABBA's Chiquitita which has the line "you and I cry / But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you", which comes to mind on sad days. Is there something you find yourself repeating, either from a favourite song, or just something you heard in passing that stayed with you?
Preferably nothing too obvious like "It's a wonderful world" or "I can see clearly now" - more hidden gems please.