Music is often a direct link to the soul, and I know of a lot of lyrics that have made me think twice about giving up on love. I've been so disheartened by people, and situations in the past, that I have strongly considered just living a life of solitude. But you know what, that's a childish way to deal with your emotions.
As I get older, I'm starting to realize that human interaction is way more important than I used to think it was. Life isn't about the things you have, it's about the people you share it with. It's about the love you cultivate.
Yes things get hard, and the road can be long to finding happiness, but you know what, if it's worth it...the right person will come.
So sit back and read some of my favorite lyrics. They inspire me every day to try and keep going.
1. “Stand up beside the fireplace/
take that look from off your face/
You ain’t ever gonna burn my heart out.”
- Oasis / Don't Look Back In Anger
If we can admit to ourselves that we can stay strong despite the things that happen to us in love, or otherwise, we can open ourselves up to new, better relationships right? We can't let anyone take our power. Love isn't about that, it's about sharing the power, and growing together.
2. "You say your heart ain't ever been broken /
you think you know where you're going.
You say this life hasn't given you nothin'/
you've got another thing coming."
- The Killers / Tidal Wave
If you haven't been in a relationship, and you don't think you know anything about love, and don't want to...it's easy to get jaded, but don't give up. Because somewhere out there is the perfect person to teach you all you need to know.
3. "Darkness comes and I will/
Sing you a song /
I will love you forever /
Or at least till morning comes."
- Lady Don't You Fall Backwards / Peter Doherty
Sometimes love is temporary, but that's what makes it exciting. There is finite time for some of us with others. It's just a part of the exquisite pain of being in love and dealing with falling out of it.
4. "I'm in love for the first time/
Don't you know it's gonna last?/
It's a love that lasts forever/
It's a love that had no past."
- Don't Let Me Down / The Beatles
We often put a lot of pressure on our relationships, we think they'll end in marriage or commitment of another kind, but you know what, that's not always the case. But that's no reason to give up on love. The nature of it is wonderful because for the moment, if we're in love, we have that feeling forever, whether the person leaves or not. There's something eternal about it.
5. "You are what you love /
not who loves you."
Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
We all must remember though, that love isn't always about people. Sometimes it's about the things we love, our passions and hobbies. Sometimes it's about our families. Remember: