Often we talk with callers about how they are coping with what is going on in their lives, and we hear them say "music".
Having one of those weeks? Where you just want to stick your headphones in your ears and drown out the world? Understandable. We all have those days.
We've talked about it before on our blog. How lyrics capture someone's emotions. How one song can bring back good or bad memories. How the sound of an acoustic guitar can have you closing your eyes and imagining you're the one the artist is singing about or too.
Take for example The Beatles song "Let It Be".
"And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me, shine until tomorrow, let it be."
Does that lyric to you inspire you? Does it help you think that tomorrow is a brand new day, and that there is light at the end of the tunnel?
What about Leona Lewis "I Got You"?
"And when you a need place to run to, for better for worse, I got you"
Does that make you think of someone in your life that needs your support? Does it make you feel inspired to turn to the person who needs it the most and tell them, that you're there for them, no matter what?
How about Defying Gravity from the Broadway music "Wicked"?
"It's time to trust my instincts, close my eyes and leap, it's time to try defying gravity"
Is there a big decision in your life that you've been putting off, or something that is scaring you? Maybe it's making a commitment to something you've been shying away from, maybe it's a something someone has told you that you can't do.
Or Jason Mraz's song "I Won't Give Up"
"And even the stars they burn, some even fall to the earth, we got a lot to learn, but God knows we're worth it, no I won't give up"
Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties in a relationship in your life, be it family or love. Maybe it makes you think of a friend you've been helping to care for in their time of crisis.
And there's "Roar" by Katy Perry
"I guess I forgot I had a choice, you pushed me past my breaking point"
Do you have the guts & glory to do what you need to do, like what you hear in that song? Maybe you're ready to leave a relationship that's been holding you down, and breaking your spirit.
Regardless of what type of music, song or lyrics speak to you, music is an effective way to really get in touch with your feelings. Remember, it's okay to cry, be angry, laugh, and sing at the top of your lungs to whatever song is helping you cope. Feeling through the notes & the melody are a great way to start healing, whether it be in your heart or your mind.
What's on your music list?