January 19 Spotify Playlist

Posted on 30 January 2019,   0 Comments

By Kyra Lennon

Ahh, music. For many people, myself included, music is the perfect escape during hard times. Just closing your eyes and letting the music drift over you, drowning out your worries for a while; it’s therapeutic.

Song lyrics can be incredibly powerful, so I wanted to share some of the songs that get me through the hard days. Hopefully, some of them will work for you too! 

The first set of songs are the ones I go to one the hardest days. The reason these songs are so important is because the lyrics are a strong reminder that even though life gets tough, if you just hang on, you can find your way through it and there is always someone who will be there to help. 

Missing You – All Time Low 

Best lyrics: “Don’t lose your fight, kid. It only takes a little push to pull on through.”

Further – Don Broco 

Best lyrics: “Hold back the dark, just hold back the dark and go further.”

Beautiful Things – Grayscale 

Best lyrics: “I’m begging you please. If you go, you’ll miss all the beautiful things.”

We’ll Be Okay – With Confidence 

Best lyrics: “I know we’ll be okay, despite the rolling waves.”

Hell and Back – Tonight Alive 

Best lyrics: “Cause it was the heaviest rain I ever felt on my skin. It was the heaviest place that I have ever been in. As the walls crashed down I felt it slip away. ‘Cause I went to hell and back just to be where I am today.”

 I’ll Be Ok – McFly

Best lyrics: “When you’re down and lost and you need a helping hand. When you’re down and lost along the way, oh, just tell yourself, I’ll, I’ll be ok.”

Beautiful Life – James Morrison

Best lyrics: “You’re scared, got the fear every day sounds like everybody else I know. Takes a hole in the ground or the sky falling down before we can let it show.”

The Only Reason – 5SOS  

Best lyrics: “Bitter words spoken, everything broken. It’s never too late to bring us back to life.”

Let It Be – The Beatles

Best lyrics: “And when the night is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me. Shine until tomorrow, let it be.”

Clean – Taylor Swift

Best lyrics: “Rain came pouring down when I was drowning, that’s when I could finally breathe. And by morning, gone was any trace of you, I think I am finally clean.”

Okay – As It Is

Best lyrics: “I’ve been running away, a tired respite from pain.”

Last Hope – Paramore

Best lyrics: “It’s just a spark but it’s enough to keep me going, and when it’s dark out and no one’s around it keeps glowing.”


The next set of songs is for times when you feel a bit lost. When you feel like you don’t fit in. These songs serve to remind everyone that even though you feel like you’re the only one struggling to find your place, other people have felt it too and have turned it all around. So turn up these tunes and celebrate being exactly who you are!

Welcome to My Life – Simple Plan 

Best lyrics: “Do you ever feel like breaking down? Do you ever feel out of place? Like somehow you just don’t belong.”

Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield

Best lyrics: “Staring at the blank page before you, open up the dirty window, let the sun illuminate the words that you cannot find.”

We Got This – A Day to Remember

Best lyrics: “To anyone who’s alone in a crowded room, put your hands up high, sing it out of tune. This is late night hours we spent that help me up from down.”

This is Me – Greatest Showman

Best lyrics: “When the sharpest words wanna cut me down, I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out. I am brave, I am bruised, I am who I’m meant to be, this is me.”


Which songs do you turn to when you’re in need of a pick-me-up? Let us know! 

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