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.
Best lyrics: “Don’t lose your fight, kid. It only takes a little push to pull on through.”
Best lyrics: “Hold back the dark, just hold back the dark and go further.”
Best lyrics: “I’m begging you please. If you go, you’ll miss all the beautiful things.”
Best lyrics: “I know we’ll be okay, despite the rolling waves.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Best lyrics: “Bitter words spoken, everything broken. It’s never too late to bring us back to life.”
Best lyrics: “And when the night is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me. Shine until tomorrow, let it be.”
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.”
Best lyrics: “I’ve been running away, a tired respite from pain.”
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!
Best lyrics: “Do you ever feel like breaking down? Do you ever feel out of place? Like somehow you just don’t belong.”
Best lyrics: “Staring at the blank page before you, open up the dirty window, let the sun illuminate the words that you cannot find.”
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.”
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!