Our lives take many twists and turns before their end. Things that disrupt our routine, or challenge us to think beyond our narrow scope of vision can be referred to as "changes". They can be hard, and downright frustrating. Humans have a tendency to crave routine and security, it's natural. But honestly, change is fun, it's exciting. And if you want to live to the fullest, you have to embrace the change. Here are a few songs that'll help you do that.
1. "That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)" / Panic! At The Disco
This band changed so many times, it's hard to count. They lost two of their members to a side project, one to rehab, and still, lead singer Brendon Urie carried on. The lyrics of this song are perfect for anyone who is moving, starting school, a new job or just changing things in general. It's a song that can lift your mood and help you understand how good life actually is. It's simple and direct. No need to complicate things.
Best lyric: "Things have changed for me, and that's okay, I'm on my way."
2. "Don't Look Back in Anger" / Oasis
This is a perfect song for anyone questioning themselves. Even though most change is triggered by an external factor, it's the internal change that makes things the most scary. This song is all about internal change, and how the things we do to ourselves can often make us regretful and angry. We can't look back at our decisions with fear and madness, because at some point...it was exactly what we wanted.
Best Lyric: "So I'll start a revolution from my bed / because you said the brains i had went to my head."
3. "Stressed Out" / Twenty One Pilots
This song is a more melancholic look at childhood, and all the things we wish we could do over again. It's kind of freeing though, the honesty of it. The band calls out all of the things that people tell you when you're young, like you're going to be happy and successful, you'll have money and you'll be better off. Sometimes all of that doesn't happen, and we long for the days when we were kids and didn't have any responsibilities.
Change is all about embracing the things we can't control, and this song shows the scary part: forcing yourself to accept that things are different, and you have to move forward.
Best lyric: "I was told when I get older all my fears would shrink , but now I'm insecure, and I care what people think."
4. "Spaceman" / The Killers
This song was created out of desperation. Though the beat is boppy, there is much a darker vibe at play. one member of the band was struggling with depression and ultimately decided he would end his life. And in a moment of clarity he wrote Spaceman. "It's all in your mind" is a lyric that we can all identify with. When we're dealing with a big change, we often focus on the negative, because it's all we can see. Sometimes the benefits of something becoming new don't present themselves until you actually leap.
Best Lyric: "I'm looking forward to this life I live."
5. "I Wanna Get Better" / Bleachers
This song is about taking change and making it work for you. The song exposes some vulnerable moments, where the singer experiences self doubt, feelings of worthlessness and complete frustration. But that is all a part of changing. Things twist and turn when you least expect it. And when you're in between two very important stages in your life, say: high school and college, or college and the real world, then you're going to have a lot of thinking to do. It's okay to screw up, and it's okay to resist change, but you have to do it. So embrace it!
Best Lyrics: "I've trained myself to give up on the past / cause I've frozen time between hearses and caskets."
Which song do you like best? Which lyrics do you like?
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