Friday Five: Lyrics I Love

I love it when you listen to a song and the lyrics just hit you right in the feels. I'm in awe of how songwriters manage to sum up such strong emotions and fit them to a catchy beat! These are just some of the many that hit me in the feels.

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In my life, why do I smile at people who I'd much rather kick in the eye?
My ultimate favourite lyric. This sums me up to a T! The nastier someone is to me, the more intimidated I am. In person I may be lovely to them, but in my head I am mashing them to a pulp!

The lower I get, the higher I'll climb (and I will wonder why I got dark only to shine)
Numb, Marina and The Diamonds
So simple, yet so powerful! These are very encouraging words to live by, and I think every single human can relate to them. I actually considered having this lyric tattooed at one time, because I can't imagine every not feeling inspired by it. Marina and her team are my number one songwriters, each song is so powerful and has some really strong messages that far surpass the standard love and sex themes in the top 40.

I'm a phoenix in the water, a fish that's learned to fly
Home, Gabrielle Aplin
This song is utterly beautiful, and that lyric reflects how I often feel out of place, but phrases it positively, like it's actually a talent to stick out rather than blend in. Thanks, Gabrielle!

I want to break free from your lies, you're so self satisfied. I don't need you. God knows I want to break free!
So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?! So you think you can love me and leave me to die?!
 I Want To Break Free and Bohemian Rhapsody, QueenTwo iconic songs from one of the most iconic bands, sung by an absolute icon of mine. The words don't have that much meaning to me, but I love singing along to them when I feel hard done by, and channelling all the Freddie Mercury sass I can muster.

In dearth or in excess both the slave and the empress will return to the dirt, I guess, naked as when they came
Montezuma, Fleet Foxes
Bear with me here. This song is about death, but not in a morbid or gory way. The lead, Robin Pecknold, questions with his beautiful voice what will happen when he passes, what impact he will have left, and in this lyric he explains that riches and materials don't matter when we're gone, it's who we are that makes a mark.

Well, that ended on a deep, heavy note! I'm going to have to watch cat compilation to lighten myself up. Shame. I might do another favourite lyrics post specifically to musicals- I left them out of this post because we'd be here all day!

Which lyrics mean the most to you?



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