12 Important Life Lessons To Learn From Song Lyrics

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Song quotes don’t just make up the lyrics, they make up the integrity of the song. Here are interpretations of the meaning behind 12 difference song lyrics.

1. You can make a difference

Bravery is not just for comic book heroes, everyone can be a hero in their own way, it’s up to each of us individually to make a difference to the world. If Do not leave it up to someone else.

“Though nothing will keep us together, we can be heroes, Just for one day”
David Bowie, Heroes

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You CAN make a change if you don’t like what is happening in the world.

“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change.”
– Michael Jackson, Man In The Mirror

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2. Always be thankful

As you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

“You only need the light when it’s burning low, only miss the sun when it starts to snow, only know you love her when you let her go”
Passenger, Let Her Go

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3. Think for yourself4839208839_Are_You_A_Robot_Or_Do_You_Think_For_Yourself_answer_1_xlarge

A man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of a man who uses his mind. Don’t be afraid to have your own opinions.

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.”
– Bob Marley, Redemption Song

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4. It’s never too late to change your ways

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It’s never too late to change your ways and you’re never too old for redemption.

“There’s still time to change the road you’re on”
– Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven

 

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5. Life is full of ups and downs, and that’s okay.

Frank Sinatra helps us to see that we are not alone and that everyone struggles through bad times.

“You’re riding high in April, shot down in May, But I know I am gonna change that tune when I’m back on top in June”
Frank Sinatra, That’s Life

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6. It’s up to you to seize the opportunities presented to you

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When life throws you an opportunity, it’s up to you to step up and take it, even if you do not think you can do it.

“Here I go, it’s my shot, feet fail me not, this might be the only opportunity I got”
– Eminem, Lose Yourself

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7. If no opportunities present themselves to you then go out and get them!

“When it comes to luck you make your own. Tonight I got dirt on my hands but I’m building me a new home.”
– Bruce Springsteen, Lucky Town

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8. You can’t have the good without the bad

In Kanye Wests long rap career his lyrics have included plenty of life lessons but this one particularly struck me. It is for those who expect to have everything at the top, to remind them that you can’t have the good without the bad.

“The people highest up got the lowest self esteem, The prettiest people do the ugliest things.”
– Kanye West, All Falls Down

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9. Celebrate beauty and goodness

Jealousy is not a good look but is unfortunately a natural feeling when comparing your life to others. Don’t do it, life’s too short, we should celebrate beauty and goodness!

“People throw rocks at things that shine.”
– Taylor Swift, Ours

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10. Don’t fret the small thingsLetItBe_0

Everything will work out in the end.

“And when all the brokenhearted people living in the world agree, there will be an answer, let it be.”
– The Beatles, Let It Be

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11. Love is not like in the movies

A chilling line from the infamous song ‘Hallelujah” which says that love is no fairy-tale, it is not easy like in the movies, you have to work hard at it, and those sacrifices can leave scars.

“Love is not a victory march, it’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah”
– Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah

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12. You are your own person

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Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary?!  You are your own person and you get decide who your true self gets to be.

“I am not a word, I am not a line, I am not a girl that can ever be defined.”
– Nicki Minaj, Fly

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