How many times have you heard someone say that music has been there for them when no one else has? How many times have you thought or said it yourself? Words have always had a way to warm our soul when we need it, but when those strong words are combined with lilting music, and in a voice that haunts, or causes goosebumps, they can lift us up way more than just simple words on piece of paper ever could.
To commemorate the importance of all those immortal words, we’ve put together a list of some inspiring lyrics, and the artists that gave those words the music to touch our hearts.
Get up, stand up. Don’t give up the fight. – Bob Marley
You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. – John Lennon
You are beautiful. No matter what they say. – Christina Aguilera
Drench yourself in words unspoken, live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten. – Natasha Beddingfield
I get knocked down. But I get up again. You’re never gonna keep me down. – Chumbawamba
I’m a survivor. I’m not gonna give up. I’m not gonna stop. I’m gonna work harder. – Destiny’s Child
All you need is love, love. Love is all you need. – Beatles
This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, fifteen percent concentrated power of will, five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain, and a hundred percent reason to remember the name. – Fort Minor
This is my fight song, take back my life song, prove I’m alright song. My power’s turned on, starting right now I’ll be strong. I’ll play my fight song, and I don’t really care if nobody else believes, ‘cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me. – Rachel Platten
I will survive. Oh, as long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive. I’ve got all my life to live, I’ve got all my love to give. – Gloria Gaynor
While it’s obvious that no list can come close to touching every single song out there that is an inspiration, we hope this list gets you nostalgic enough.
And if you have more of such lyrics that you’d like to see in another such post, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with Inspiring Lyrics in the subject line, and we’ll compile and put up a second list.