Lyrics to Live By

Isn’t music just one of those wonderful things, you daren’t think what you’d do without it? I think it’s fair to say music has helped everyone through some part of their life – there’s no exception for me. As I have been rather sleepless recently, I have been reacquainted with a lot of songs I used to listen to regularly and some new ones too. My favourites are always the ones were I can relate to or find some meaning in the lyrics. So, without further ado, here are some of my favourite lines and the artist / songs they are taken from:


If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything – Public Enemy, Harder than you think.


Heavy words are so lightly thrown – The Smiths, What difference does it make?


Dressed up to the eyes, it’s a wonderful surprise. To see your shoes and your spirits rise – The Cure, Friday I’m in Love


Ambition makes you look pretty ugly – Radiohead, Paranoid Android


Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance – Mary Mary, Shackles


This sugar cane, this lemonade, this hurricane, I’m not afraid – REM, Imitation of Life


Broken laws are just like broken jaws – RUN DMC, Run’s House


If I have to die, Oh Lord, that’s how I choose to live – Lauryn Hill, I get out


We go where we want to, they think this thing is a highway – Twenty One Pilots, Lane Boy


I only know what I’ve been working for ­– The Cardigans, My Favourite Game


Did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there? – Train, Drops of Jupiter


Of course, this is just to name but a few – but nevertheless I highly recommend listening to the above songs. Some are quite similar in genre so you can kind of see what my taste in music is!


What songs have meaning to you?

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