5 songs’ lyrics that are as good as life lessons

Music is enlightening. It has the power to take you to the very core of your consciousness. As you blast your ears with the soft lyrics, heavy strumming, and voluminous piano sounds, you transcend to the world where you are face to face with your raw self, the untainted version that knows everything about you.

But not all songs and compositions serve the purpose. There are some that provide “relief”, some that send you good “vibes” but then, there are others that teach you a lesson about life. These special songs are like dialogues that help you begin a conversation with yourself.

For the past few years, I have come across various songs who lyrics have made me stop and look at the wall. One line is all it requires to make you think and some songs have been able to do that.

So, today, I will share with you five lines from 5 different songs that are as good as life lessons. Check them out below:

Viva La Vida by Coldplay

Next, the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

The song has references from French Revolution but it talks about a bigger picture. The song especially the lines given above tell you how destructive our ego is. Castles here personifies power and ego and as we know it from the experience, both the entities are fragile. One push is required to bring them down.

So, the life lesson is Stay Humble and try and keep a distance from your ego.

Let It Go by James Bay

I used to recognize myself
It’s funny how reflections change
When we’re becoming something else
I think it’s time to walk away

Relationships change people drastically. A good relationship helps a person become compassionate and considerate but a bad relationship steals one of his/her identity. When you are not able to be your own self for the “sake of your love”, you are not in a relationship but a trap. When you reach that point, it’s time to walk away. That’s what these lines tell us.

So, the life lesson is Love someone who can help your “self” bloom and not let it wither away.

Lost Stars by Adam Levine

God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season and the lambs are on the run
Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?
Who are we? Just a speck of dust within the galaxy?
Woe is me if we’re not careful turns into reality
This song is one of my favorite songs. It talks about self. What is the purpose of our existence? The bigger questions and the quest for their answers. Lost youth is always trying to search a path for success and good life whereas the old age does not allow for escapades. We live in paradoxes and still try to make most of it.
So, the life lesson is Contemplate on your actions, you might not have enough time tomorrow.

Sign of the Times by Harry Styles

You can’t bribe the door on your way to the sky
You look pretty good down here
But you ain’t really good

This song might be recent but it speaks a lot about human nature. Harry has been able to successfully touch about the grim reality of our existence. While the time might not be the most favorable one, it does not mean that you don’t have a chance of survival. The only condition is that there are no shortcuts to living a happy life. You really can’t bribe the door. It might help in the short term but in long term, it just contributes to your suffering.

So, the life lesson is Work hard and try to be helpful to others. You might end up living your dream life.

A-Team by Ed Sheeran

The worst things in life come free to us
Cause we’re just under the upper hand
And go mad for a couple grams
Isn’t this true for all of us? When we least want them, the problems comes to our lives like a bumper package. But what is really the cause of most of our problems? In my opinion, it’s the want for something. Unfortunately, we live in a capitalist society and most of our needs are fulfilled through mint. Our value is quantified with it. So, when we don’t have it, we struggle to survive.
But one should always keep in mind Never put yourself at stake for money. Work hard, see failures but don’t give up. It’s not worth it.
These are just some of the songs from my playlist that I find enlightening. Did you find your favorite on my list? Which song would you like to add here? Tweet your song @Fuzzable.

Written by ayushi

Hello! I am Ayushi from India. I love writing poetry, listening to K-POP and spending time alone. Writing is what defines me and I am on the journey to make the definition as good as possible.

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