Positive music/lyrics

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by WhyMeWhy, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. WhyMeWhy

    WhyMeWhy Well-Known Member

  2. Puddytat

    Puddytat Well-Known Member

  3. Azul

    Azul Well-Known Member

    This song I totally love for its message of hope. It's directed at the people of Sudan, but the message can be applied as a universal message of hope.

    LIVING DARFUR - Mattafix

    See the nation through the people's eyes,
    See tears that flow like rivers from the skies.
    Where it seems there are only borderlines
    Where others turn and sigh,
    You shall rise (x2)

    There's disaster in your past
    Boundaries in your path
    What do you desire when lift you higher?
    You don't have to be extraordinary, just forgiving
    Those who never heard your cries,
    You shall rise (x2)
    And look toward the skies.
    Where others fail, you prevail in time.
    You shall rise.

    (You may never know,
    If you lay low, lay low) (x4)
    You shall rise (x3)

    Sooner or later we must try... Living
    (You may never know,
    If you lay low, lay low) (x4)

    See the nation through the people's eyes,
    See tears that flow like rivers from the skies.
    Where it seems there are only borderlines
    Where others turn and sigh,
    You shall rise (x4)

    (You may never know,
    If you lay low, lay low) [4x]

    Sooner or later we must try... Living
     
  4. worlds edge

    worlds edge Well-Known Member

    No thread like this is complete w/out some middle-aged geezer rock...ladies and gents, TRIUMPH!...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR7fLk1kyKM&mode=related&search=

    Fight the Good Fight Lyrics
    Artist(Band):Triumph

    The days grow shorter and the nights are getting long
    Feels like we're running out of time
    Every day it seems much harder tellin' right from wrong
    You got to read between the lines

    Don't get discouraged, don't be afraid, we can
    Make it through another day
    Make it worth the price we pay

    The Good Book says it's better to give than to receive
    I do my best to do my part
    Nothin' in my pockets I got nothin' up my sleeve
    I keep my magic in my heart

    Keep up your spirit, keep up your faith, baby
    I am counting on you
    You know what you've got to do

    CHORUS:
    Fight the good fight every moment
    Every minute every day
    Fight the good fight every moment
    It's your only way

    All your life you've been waiting for your chance
    Where you'll fit into the plan
    But you're the master of your own destiny
    So give and take the best that you can

    You think a little more money will buy your soul some rest
    You'd better think of something else instead
    You're so afraid of being honest with yourself
    You'd better take a look inside your head

    Nothing is easy, nothing good is free
    But I can tell you where to start
    Take a look inside your heart
    There's an answer in your heart

    CHORUS

    Fight the good fight every moment
    Every minute every day
    Fight the good fight every moment
    Make it worth the price we pay

    Every moment of your lifetime
    Every minute every day
    Fight the good fight everybody
    Make it worth the price we pay
    Yeah
     
  5. twilightki

    twilightki Well-Known Member

    Basically anything Jimmy Cliff did is beautiful.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Fv4nU5vBpHs

    That's part of a concert he did, which is beautiful. The songs are "congo man" and "rivers of babylon".
     
  6. Lady E

    Lady E Well-Known Member

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsP2TheK0iQ

    "32 Flavors" by Ani Difranco

    squint your eyes and look closer
    I'm not between you and your ambition
    I am a poster girl with no poster
    I am thirty-two flavors and then some
    and I'm beyond your peripheral vision
    so you might want to turn your head
    cause someday you're going to get hungry
    and eat most of the words you just said

    both my parents taught me about good will
    and I have done well by their names
    just the kindness I've lavished on strangers
    is more than I can explain
    still there's many who've turned out their porch lights
    just so I would think they were not home
    and hid in the dark of their windows
    til I'd passed and left them alone

    and god help you if you are an ugly girl
    course too pretty is also your doom
    cause everyone harbors a secret hatred
    for the prettiest girl in the room
    and god help you if you are a pheonix
    and you dare to rise up from the ash
    a thousand eyes will smolder with jealousy
    while you are just flying back

    I'm not trying to give my life meaning
    by demeaning you
    and I would like to state for the record
    I did everything that I could do
    I'm not saying that I'm a saint
    I just don't want to live that way
    no, I will never be a saint
    but I will always say

    squint your eyes and look closer
    I'm not between you and your ambition
    I am a poster girl with no poster
    I am thirty-two flavors and then some
    And I'm beyond your peripheral vision
    So you might want to turn your head
    Cause someday you might find you're starving
    and eating all of the words you said
     
  7. Light_In_The_Dark

    Light_In_The_Dark Well-Known Member

  8. Harrowdown

    Harrowdown Well-Known Member

    well its kind of a pissed off song but it still applies, especially today


    'Working class hero' :mad:

    how do we define positive lyrics anyhow?
    i see anything not falsely happy and not relationship centered (hence pretty much all pop radio shit)
    as being progressive

    I'd take Nirvana's 'Rape me' as a step up from Britney spears
    at least thats honest

    i miss the self loathing nineties
     
  9. Light_In_The_Dark

    Light_In_The_Dark Well-Known Member

    Best Christian Rock band ever, Skillet. "Whispers in The Dark" - great song!

    Despite the lies that you're making
    Your love is mine for the taking
    My love is just waiting
    To turn your tears to roses

    Despite the lies that you're making
    Your love is mine for the taking
    My love is just waiting
    To turn your tears to roses

    I will be the one that's gonna hold you
    I will be the one that you run to
    My love is a burning, consuming fire

    No, you'll never be alone
    When darkness comes I'll light the night with stars
    Hear the whispers in the dark
    No, you'll never be alone
    When darkness comes you know I'm never far
    Hear the whispers in the dark
    Whispers in the dark

    You feel so lonely and ragged
    You lay there broken and naked
    My love is just waiting
    To clothe you in crimson roses

    I will be the one that's gonna find you
    I will be the one that's gonna guide you
    My love is a burning, consuming fire

    No, you'll never be alone
    When darkness comes I'll light the night with stars
    Hear the whispers in the dark
    No, you'll never be alone
    When darkness comes you know I'm never far
    Hear the whispers in the dark

    No, you'll never be alone
    When darkness comes I'll light the night with stars
    Hear the whispers in the dark
    No, you'll never be alone
    When darkness comes you know I'm never far
    Hear the whispers in the dark
    Whispers in the dark
    Whispers in the dark
    Whispers in the dark
     
  10. StellarSparkle

    StellarSparkle Well-Known Member

    Indeed, Skillet are ace !
     
  11. StellarSparkle

    StellarSparkle Well-Known Member

    Jimmy Eat World - Let It Happen

    I have a ringing in my head
    And no one to help me answer it
    Even with you close enough to kiss.

    Every minute is arranged
    Every moment lasts a day
    But thinking about it can't help me let go, I know.

    Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
    Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
    All the petty scenes
    And all the pretty things
    Say whatever you want
    'Cause I can laugh it off.
    I can laugh it off.

    I must look like I'm running away
    To you at your faster pace
    I wonder what it is you could have seen, in me.

    I'm the evil one who said.
    Gonna let everything just happen
    Just like my chest, my ears are proud
    The collision is such an ugly sound.

    I can hear you now
    Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
    Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
    All the petty scenes
    And all the pretty things
    Say whatever you want
    'Cause I can laugh it off.
    Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
    Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
    And all the placings
    And all the pretty things
    Say whatever you want
    'Cause I can laugh it off.
    I can laugh it off.

    I can hear you now
    Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
    Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
    All the petty scenes
    And all the pretty things
    Say whatever you want
    'Cause I can laugh it off.

    Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk
    Gotta love how it's somehow all on me
    All the petty scenes
    And all the pretty things
    Say whatever you want
    'Cause I can laugh it off.
     
  12. TheBrokenGirl

    TheBrokenGirl Well-Known Member

    The voice within by Christina Aguilera..

    Young girl don’t cry
    I’ll be right here when your world starts to fall
    Young girl it’s alright
    Your tears will dry, you’ll soon be free to fly

    When you’re safe inside your room you tend to dream
    Of a place where nothing’s harder than it seems
    No one ever wants or bothers to explain
    Of the heartache life can bring and what it means

    Chorus:
    When there’s no one else, look inside yourself
    Like your oldest friend just trust the voice within
    Then you’ll find the strength that will guide your way
    You’ll learn to begin to trust the voice within

    Young girl don’t hide
    You’ll never change if you just run away
    Young girl just hold tight
    Soon you’re gonna see your brighter day

    Now in a world where innocence is quickly claimed
    It’s so hard to stand your ground when you’re so afraid
    No one reaches out a hand for you to hold
    When you look outside look inside to your soul

    Chorus

    Life is a journey
    It can take you anywhere you choose to go
    As long as you’re learning
    You’ll find all you’ll ever need to know
    (be strong)
    You’ll break it
    (hold on)
    You’ll make it
    Just don’t forsake it because
    No one can tell you what you can’t do
    No one can stop you, you know that I’m talking to you
     
  13. ggg456

    ggg456 Guest

    "I wanna hold her, wanna hold her tight" :wink:
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2007
  14. Light_In_The_Dark

    Light_In_The_Dark Well-Known Member

    Saxon is Heavy metal band, its really great! These lyrics really make me feel better! :laugh:

    Saxon - Never surrender

    I was born on the back streets
    On the rotten side of town
    I never had me nothin'
    Just people puttin' me down
    Living on the dark side
    Across the railroad track
    Leaving wasn't easy
    But I'm never going back

    Never surrender
    When you're up against the world
    Never surrender
    Stand up fight them all
    Never surrender
    When you're up against the world
    Never surrender
    Stand up fight them all

    I'm sticking in the fast lane
    I never wanna quit
    I'm taking all my chances
    I'm gonna take 'em quick
    I started at the bottom
    But I'm headed to the top
    Ain't nobody gonna hold me back
    'Cause I'm never gonna stop

    Never surrender
    When you're up against the world
    Never surrender
    Stand up fight them all

    Never surrender
    When you're up against the world
    Never surrender
    Stand up fight them all

    I was born on the back streets
    On the rotten side of town
    I never had me nothin'
    Just people puttin' me down
    I'm living on the darkside
    Across the railroad track
    Leaving wasn't easy
    But I'm never going back

    Never surrender
    When you're up against the world
    Never surrender
    Stand up fight them all
     
  15. WhyMeWhy

    WhyMeWhy Well-Known Member

  16. Light_In_The_Dark

    Light_In_The_Dark Well-Known Member

    Paul Stanley (from KISS) - Live To Win. Also seen in South Park episode "Make Love Not Warcraft". Very powerful song with motivational lyrics.


    Frustrated, degraded, down before you're done
    Rejection, depression, can't get what you want
    You ask me how I make my way
    You ask me everywhere and why
    You hang on every word I say
    But the truth sounds like a lie

    (chorus)
    Live to win, 'till you die, 'till the light dies in your eyes
    Live to win, take it all, just keep fighting till you fall

    Obsessive, compulsive, suffocate your mind
    Confusion, delusions, kill your dreams in time
    You ask me how I took the pain
    Crawled up from my lowest low
    Step by step and day by day
    'Till there's one last breath to go

    (chorus)
    Live to win, 'till you die, 'till the light dies in your eyes
    Live to win, take it all, just keep fighting till you fall

    Day by day, kickin' all the way, I'm not cavin' in
    Let another round begin, live to win
    Yeah, live, yeah, win

    (solo)

    (chorus)
    Llive to win, 'till you die, 'till the light dies in your eyes
    Live to win, take it all, just keep fighting 'till you fall

    Day by day, kickin' all the way, I'm not cavin' in
    Let another round begin, live to win
    Live to win
    Live to win
    Yeah, live, yeah, win
     
  17. Light_In_The_Dark

    Light_In_The_Dark Well-Known Member

    Whitesnake - Here I go again

    I don't know where I'm going
    But, I sure know where I've been
    Hanging on the promises
    In songs of yesterday
    An' I've made up my mind,
    I ain't wasting no more time
    But, here I go again
    Here I go again

    Tho' I keep searching for an answer,
    I never seem to find what I'm looking for
    Oh Lord, I pray
    You give me strength to carry on,
    'Cos I know what it means
    To walk along the lonely street of dreams

    An' here I go again on my own
    Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
    Like a drifter I was born to walk alone
    An' I've made up my mind
    I ain't wasting no more time

    I'm just another heart in need of rescue,
    Waiting on love's sweet charity
    An' I'm gonna hold on
    For the rest of my days,
    'Cos I know what it means
    To walk along the lonely street of dreams

    An' here I go again on my own
    Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
    Like a drifter I was born to walk alone
    An' I've made up my mind
    I ain't wasting no more time

    But, here I go again,
    Here I go again,
    Here I go again,
    Here I go...

    An' I've made up my mind,
    I ain't wasting no more time

    An' here I go again on my own
    Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
    Like a drifter I was born to walk alone
    'Cos I know what it means
    To walk along the lonely street of dreams

    An' here I go again on my own
    Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
    Like a drifter I was born to walk alone
    An' I've made up my mind
    I ain't wasting no more time...

    But, here I go again,
    Here I go again,
    Here I go again,
    Here I go,
    Here I go again...
     
  18. Loco72

    Loco72 Well-Known Member

    Don't know if other people would agree but I love this song...I think it's one of the most beautiful songs ever. It makes me cry, but not in a bad way...it's a "touch my soul" type of cry.

    In My Arms - Plumb

    your baby blues
    so full of wonder
    your curley cues
    your contageous smile
    and as i watch
    you start to grow up
    all I can do is hold you tight

    knowing clouds will raise up
    storms will race in
    but you will be safe in my arms
    rains will pour down
    waves will crash all around
    but you will be safe in my arms

    story books full of fairy tales
    kings and queens and the bluest skies
    My heart is torn just in knowing
    you'll someday see the truth from lies

    knowing clouds will raise up
    storms will race in
    but you will be safe in my arms
    rains will pour down
    waves will crash all around
    but you will be safe in my arms

    Castles they might crumble
    dreams may not come true
    but you are never all alone
    because I will always
    always love you

    clouds will raise up
    storms will race in
    but you will be safe in my arms
    rains will pour down
    waves will crash all around
    but you will be safe in my arms

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDYt1msW6v8&feature=related
     
  19. alexander

    alexander Active Member

    Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

    This is truly an inspirational song.....truly....., this song got me through some hard times in the past, everyone should listen to this song at least once in their lifetime.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99
    If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
    it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
    scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
    than my own meandering
    experience…I will dispense this advice now.

    Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
    understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
    But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
    recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
    you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you
    imagine.

    Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
    effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
    bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
    never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
    on some idle Tuesday.

    Do one thing everyday that scares you

    Sing

    Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with
    people who are reckless with yours.

    Floss

    Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
    you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with
    yourself.

    Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you
    succeed in doing this, tell me how.

    Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

    Stretch

    Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
    life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
    wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year
    olds I know still don’t.

    Get plenty of calcium.

    Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

    Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe
    you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
    chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t
    congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
    choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body,
    use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
    think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever
    own..

    Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

    Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

    Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

    Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for
    good.

    Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the
    people most likely to stick with you in the future.

    Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
    should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
    lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
    knew when you were young.

    Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live
    in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

    Travel.

    Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will
    philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
    that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
    noble and children respected their elders.

    Respect your elders.

    Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
    maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
    might run out.

    Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will
    look 85.

    Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
    supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
    fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the
    ugly parts and recycling it for more than
    it’s worth.

    But trust me on the sunscreen…
     
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  20. Angelo_91

    Angelo_91 Well-Known Member

    ANYTHING by hannah montana/miley cyrus