Music is not only fun to listen to, it is also a way for artists to get their messages out! This means that the lyrics of songs often have a deeper meaning that we can find by thinking about them in the context of our own lives. Here is some good advice from a few recent songs you might have heard!
The Heart Wants What It Wants – Selena Gomez
“This is a modern fairytale
No happy endings
No wind in our sails
But I can’t imagine a life without
Breaking me down, down, down, down”
These lyrics are not happy, but they can still provide advice. To me, this song says that not everything will go our way in life, but that experiences are important to have, even if they don’t end well. Emotions are a rollercoaster- if you don’t feel the lows, then the highs won’t feel as good! All we can do is live in the moment and think positively.
Bad Blood – Taylor Swift
“Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
Now we got problems
And I don’t think we can solve them
You made a really deep cut
And, baby, now we got bad blood”
These lyrics talk about the emotional hurt that we sometimes feel. If a person hurts us too badly, sometimes that relationship cannot be salvaged- we have to move on to bigger and better things. Never settle for a bad friend or partner who doesn’t treat you right!
What advice have you learned from a song?