We all know how a single song can change our mood dramatically. We all know how one song can change our view of the world in a matter of minutes. Here are some songs that will make you think twice after listening to them.
In the surface this song is all about the burdens that a person feels when s/he is not understood and has no one to share his/her thoughts and burdens with. It expresses what we all feel “like we are never enough” and how “we feel like everyone is out to get us.” The notion that “everything and everyone out to get me” can be felt. The lyrics also metaphorically phrases concepts like the relationship between self hatred and self love.
‘I know I’m not the center of the universe, but you keep spinning around me just the same.’
Hidden beneath all of these lyrics is a subtle thought of suicide. Mike Shinoda says the following as he recalls how Chester was feeling one day talking about the story behind this song
“What I would say is the key to it, the most important lyric to it all is ‘if I just let go I’d be set free.’…”
This is all about “not dying”. I understand that this is a dark topic but in this pandemic, a lot of people have given up in life. For anyone who has felt like that, this is a song meant for them. Unlike most of the songs that talk about giving up, these songs gives a realistic view.
Written through the perspective of someone whose close person wants to give up, this song makes us rethink about our own life choices and that regardless of what happens someone will always be there for us, be it our parents or a friend.
Maybe we’ll turn it all aroundNever too late (Three Days Grace)
‘Cause it’s not too late
It’s never too late
The essence of the song is that “someone is there for you. Just open your eyes a bit and lean on to that person”. Also besides this, this song also tells us that sometimes, we just need someone who listens.
Unlike the previous ones on this list, Thunder is among those uplifting songs that tell us that you can succeed. The lead vocalist Dan Reynolds sings about his dream of being a star and how he became one despite being mocked and all you have to do is move forward with a plan. The reality is that people will laugh at you and mock you till you become famous. Once you reach the top, the same one who made fun of you will be your fans and bow down to you.
It’s easy to jump when you know how to fall (and, baby, I fall a lot)
Don’t wanna sit around and wait, just hanging on a fantasy
I’m tryna be the kind of person who creates an energy
I hope I got the storm inside to maybe make a better me
This song is about a guy who has a best friend that he has fallen for. The song is not about abstract things about life like the ones above. Rather about how it feels to be in love with a best friend who is in an abusive relationship. The lyrics make you wonder about the feeling of the person that always comes to you. It makes us think twice about all the people who have come to our rescue regardless of the time and regardless of if they get helped by us or not.
I don’t mind spendin’ everyday
Out on your corner in the pourin’ rain oh
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved, and she will be loved
Do people accept us after knowing our dark side? This is the primary question that this song asks. People know that they have a dark side but choose to hide them but what would happen if the ones we love to see it? Will they still love us? We know that despite the darkness we still are worth it but will they think the same?
Nobody’s a picture-perfect
But we’re worth it
You know that we’re worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?