10.07.2014

The Power of Song Lyrics

As a "writer at heart," I usually always have something on my mind that I can sit down and form into a blog post. However, I do have days where I have the itch to blog...but none of my thoughts seems worthy of putting into words. On these days, I prefer to dive into the words of others. Instead of obtaining contentment through putting my own ideas into print, I lose myself in books or quotes or song lyrics that have been so brilliantly written from another's creative mindset.

Song lyrics are particularly powerful sets of words because they are appealing to not only one of our human senses...but two; sight and sound. You can read the lyrics with no music and deem them beautiful, but when the music is added and those lyrics are put into the form of the song...it becomes mind blowing.

So, seeing as I have been spending a good portion of my evening listening to music, I thought it would be fun to share some of my all time favorite song lyrics. Shall we proceed?

Fix You by Coldplay on Grooveshark

And high up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
But if you never try, you'll never know
Just what you're worth
 
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
 
-Fix You by Coldplay
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Burning Bridges by OneRepublic on Grooveshark
 
You and I were meant to be
Ain't no doubt about it
No way to hide that sort of thing
Now I'm waiting for something better
Ain't nothing better worth imagining
 
I, I keep on running
I'm building bridges that I know you never wanted
Look for my heart
You stole it away
 
-Burning Bridges by OneRepublic
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American Noise by Skillet on Grooveshark
 
Angry words and honking cars
Satellites and falling stars
Distant dark blue radios that whisper down my boulevards
Ghosts and chains rattle in the attic
Broken headphones filled with static
Lonely room you've got nowhere to run
 
3, 2, 1 for all and all for 1
 
Times will be bad, times will be good
Things I wish I hadn't done, and some I wish I would
Cutting through the American noise
You've got a voice and a song to sing
Drink deep in the morning
Drink deep in the morning
See what the day will bring
 
-American Noise by Skillet
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When We Come Alive by Switchfoot - www.musicasparabaixar.org on Grooveshark
 
The sun goes down like a photograph
You try to stop time in the aftermath
But it's gone, gone
 
Yesterday reads like a tragedy
I try not to lose what's left of me
But it's gone
Yeah, but we carry on
 
We are fire
Burning brightly, you and I
 
We light the sky
When we ignite
When we come alive
When we come alive
 
-When We Come Alive by Switchfoot
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Art Of War by Anberlin on Grooveshark
 
Am I the latest in your art of war?
Thought your hands could heal
But they left me sore
 
You're so good at what you think you do to me
You're so good at what you think you do to me
 
There are songs I'll never write
Because of you walking out of my life
There are words that don't belong
Because of you I'll never write another love song
 
-Art of War by Anberlin
 
What song lyrics really get to you?


Kelli @Just Beachy said...

Fix You by Cold Play is one of my favorite songs ever!

Song lyrics do an awesome job of describing my feelings sometimes when I just don't know how.

Lovelyladyjb said...

Great post! I often get carried away in songs. I can completely lose myself in a good tune! :)

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