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25 Lyrics That Will Change The Way You Look At Life

25 Lyrics That Will Change The Way You Look At Life

Music, and more specifically lyrics, have a way of touching our hearts. Lyrics can affect our moods, unite nations, allow us to forgive one another, and change the way we view life.

Yesterday, I found myself listening to a song that I had never heard before. With the drop of the first few lines, I rushed over to the music player and started the song over again. This time, I would be sure to listen to its words much more closely.

It’s funny how that happens, isn’t it? The musical double take.

It made me wonder if there are other songs that have the power to do that. More importantly, what lessons can they teach? Here are a few of those songs.

You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones

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    The world has a way of giving you exactly what you need when you need it most.

    Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

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      The words in “Beautiful” gave a generation hope when there seemingly wasn’t any. They taught our youth what it actually meant to be beautiful.

      Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson

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        Michael kindly reminds us that changing the world starts in only one place. You.

        One Tin Soldier – The Original Caste

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          All the fighting in the world is done at what cost?

          Peace really is the answer.

          Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.

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            Suicide is real.

            Each year, 42,773 Americans commit suicide, and for each “successful” one, 25 others have attempted it.

            No one is alone. We all hurt and we all suffer. “Everybody Hurts” acknowledges this.

            We Shall Be Free – Garth Brooks

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              As tensions rise, is there a better song that demonstrates what it would mean for the world to be free of hate, prejudice, and anger?

              Same Love – Macklemore and Lewis

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                Having recently just heard this song for the first time, it nearly brought me to tears with its message.

                We pretend to be a proactive community, but if you talk to minorities, work still has to be done.

                Beautiful Day – U2

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                  Ah yes, my alarm clock. Is there a better way to wake up than having someone tell you “It’s a beautiful day”?

                  Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw

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                    If tomorrow was your last day and you knew it, would you treat today differently? I know I would.

                    Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

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                      What list would be complete without this all-time favorite? I think the message is pretty clear, don’t you?

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                      Cat’s In The Cradle – Harry Chapin

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                        Have you ever taken the time to listen to the message in this song?

                        Don’t lose sight of the important things in life for the things that aren’t important.

                        What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

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                          An all-time favorite of mine.

                          Take time, slow down, and appreciate the world, your world, for how amazing it is.

                          Win – Brian McKnight

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                            An amazing song about the power of persistence.

                            “And if I fall… I’ll just get up and try again.”

                            Imagine – John Lennon

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                              How different would the world be if it stopped hating and started loving?

                              I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly

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                                This song brilliantly advises the listener that we all come on hard times. The only thing that’s important in times like these is to not doubt yourself.

                                Roll With The Changes – REO Speedwagon

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                                  Change takes two things:

                                  1. A want to have it
                                  2. A willingness to go for it

                                  Turn the page on your old story and start writing a new one.

                                  You Raise Me Up – Secret Garden

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                                    Everybody has someone in their life that has the ability to pick them up when they are down.

                                    If that person isn’t around when you need it most, these lyrics will do nicely.

                                    True Colors – Cyndi Lauper

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                                      Never be afraid to be yourself.

                                      Remember, you are the only version of you on the planet.

                                      Changes – 2Pac

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                                        The world has come so far, but not far enough.

                                        These lyrics are as powerful now as they were then.

                                        Spiritual Revolutionary – Nabil and Karim

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                                          You are capable of achieving whatever you want.

                                          Whether you do or not is up to you.

                                          If You’re Out There – John Legend

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                                            Imagine what would happen if we all stood up against hate, anger, fear, discrimination, prejudice, and racism.

                                            How different would the world be?

                                            Come Together – The Youngbloods

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                                              Another classic about the power of a united species.

                                              What would happen if we as humans took this advice?

                                              I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

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                                                When times are at their darkest, remember that eventually, it will be a “bright, bright, Sun-Shiny day.”

                                                Drive – Incubus

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                                                  The quintessential life lesson.

                                                  When something has you fearful, the only way to overcome it is to do it anyway.

                                                  Hold On – Alabama Shakes

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                                                    Perseverance at its finest.

                                                    Hold on, push through, and keep fighting.

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                                                    10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

                                                    10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

                                                    Your house is more than just a building that you live in. It should be a home that makes you feel welcome as soon as you open the front door.

                                                    Making your house feel like a home is not something that simply happens on its own. You need to make some changes to a house when you move in, to give it that cozy, warm feeling that turns it into a true home. To help you speed the process, follow this guide to 10 small changes to make your house feel like a home.

                                                    1. Make the Windows Your Own

                                                    When you move into a home, they often come with boring Venetian blinds or less than attractive curtains.

                                                    One of the best ways you can instantly warm your home and make it showcase your style is to add some new window dressing. Adding beautiful curtains not only improves your home’s appearance, but it can also help to control the temperature.

                                                    2. Put up Some Art

                                                    If you have a lot of bare walls in your home, it will seem sterile no matter how beautiful your paint or wallpaper is.

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                                                    Hanging art on the walls will instantly give it personality and make it feel like home.

                                                    3. Improve the Aroma

                                                    A house that is not filled with inviting smells will never feel like a home. There are loads of ways you can make your home smell nice. There are tons of air fresheners on the market you can use.

                                                    Incense and scented candles are a nice option as well. Don’t forget that baking in a home is also a great way to fill it with an aroma that instantly smells like home as soon as you open the front door.

                                                    4. Put out Lots of Pillows and Throws

                                                    A great way to make your home look warm and inviting is to place lots of pillows and throws out on the furniture. It is much better to have too many pillows than not enough.

                                                    There is nothing like the feeling of sinking into a cushiony pillow that feels like a cloud to make you feel like you are at home.

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                                                    5. Instantly Class up Your Closet

                                                    If your closet is filled with wire or plastic hangers, it will never truly feel homey. To instantly make your closet feel classy, change out your old hangers for wooden ones.

                                                    Not only do they look great, but they are better for hanging your clothes as well.

                                                    6. Improve Your Air Quality

                                                    One of the most overlooked ways to make your house feel more like a home is to improve its air quality.

                                                    The easiest and best way to upgrade the air quality in your home is to change the old, dirty filters in your furnace regularly. Get some air filters delivered to your home so that you always have some on hand.

                                                    7. Fill it with Plants

                                                    Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to fill it with plants. You should have plants in every room of your home.

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                                                    They help to improve the air quality and they look beautiful. As well as making your home appear homier, plants also help to boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

                                                    8. Change the Doorknobs

                                                    Most people don’t really give their doorknobs a second thought unless they are broken. That is a shame because changing your doorknobs is an easy way to add personality to your home.

                                                    Changing your old, boring doorknobs to new ones that are works of art will instantly brighten your home.

                                                    9. Upgrade Your Tub or Shower

                                                    There is nothing like luxuriating in a whirlpool bath or steam shower to make the cares of the day melt away. Your family deserves a bit of luxury when they are in their bathroom.

                                                    Install a new shower or tub today to make your bathroom worthy of a place in your home.

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                                                    10. Fresh Cut Flowers

                                                    You can make any room in your house feel homier by placing a vase full of beautiful flowers in it. The gorgeous look and intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers will immediately brighten your day when you encounter them.

                                                    You don’t have to make all these changes at once. Try one or two a day though, and your house will feel like a home before you know it. The trick is to constantly keep adding these homey touches to make your home a place worthy of its name.

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