Songs That Mean Something To You

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  1. List a song name, the artist or band who wrote the song, a few lyrics, and tell why that song is meaningful to you. Does it make you laugh? Does it make you cry? Does it remind you of something/someone important in your life? (Yes, you may post more than once.)

    Also, if you have a song that you yourself wrote, please don't be afraid to share! :)

    I'll start off...

    Bring Me The Horizon - Don't Go.

    "I was raised in the vally, there was darkness and death,
    Got out alive, but with scars I can't forget.
    This kid back in school, subdued and shy,
    An orphan and a brother,
    And unseen by most eyes.
    I don't know what it was that made a piece of him die,
    Took a boy to the forest, slaughtered him with a scythe.
    Stammped on his face, an impression in the dirt,
    Do you think the silence makes a good man convert?
    We all have our horrors and our demons to fight,
    But how can I win when I'm paralyzed?
    They crawl up in my bed, wrap their fingers around my throat,
    Is this what I get for the choices that I've made?
    God forgive me, for all my sins,
    God forgive me, for everything.
    God forgive me, for all my sins,
    God forgive me,
    God forgive me...


    For me, this song really hits home because it focuses on how so much pain and darkness in one's life can cause even the strongest wills to break, and even lead to doing things that we're not proud of.
     
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  2. Kid Cudi - Ghost



    The people I've met and the places I've been,
    are all what make me the man I so proudly am,
    But I want to know one thin, when did I become a ghost?
    I'm most confused about the world I live in,
    To think that I'm lonely well I probably am,
    One thing that still gets me,
    When did I become a ghost? Yeah



    I've been listening to this song for years, actually. Merely because of how meaningful the lyrics are to me. Exploring loneliness, a boy becoming a man, and how numb and cold someone can get.
     


  3. My wife and I had our first dance to this song during our wedding!
     
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  4. Very nice! I do like how almost anyone can relate to the lyrics.
     
  5. Pentatonix

    Run to You

    [[A light in the room
    It was you who was standing there
    Tried it was true
    As your glance met my stare

    But your heart drifted off
    Like the land split by sea
    I tried to go, to follow
    To kneel down at your feet

    I'll run, I'll run, I'll run, run to you
    I'll run, I'll run, I'll run, run to you

    I've been settling scores
    I've been fighting so long
    But I've lost your war
    And our kingdom is gone

    How shall I win back
    Your heart which was mine
    I have broken bones and tattered clothes
    I've run out of time

    I'll run, I'll run, I'll run, run to you
    I'll run, I'll run, I'll run, run to you
    Whoa, oh, oh

    I will break down the gates of heaven
    A thousand angels stand waiting for me,
    Oh, take my heart and I'll lay down my weapons
    Break my shackles to set me free]]

    I lost my son eight days after he was born. He was born with only half of his heart. I miss him every day. And this song expresses that loss and what I would do to be reunited with him. Someday.
     
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  6. I'm very sorry for you and your son. My heart goes out to you. <3
     
  7. The only one that comes to mind is Sooner or Later by Trifonic.



    How happy we are today
    The feeling will only escape
    No matter who we blame it on
    When the thrill is gone, it’s gone, it’s gone
    This could be the best we got
    And what we got is on our hands
    Are you going to the countdown?

    Sooner or later it’s all in the past
    Sooner or later it floats above the glass
    Sooner or later it breaks inside the cast
    Sooner or later…

    Concrete rubble for concrete dreams
    Grains of sand floating in the sea
    Passing trains, all the passing trees
    Can you heed the whistle please?


    The meaning it holds for me comes down to my own interpretation of the lyrics. The tone of the song is sort of sad and talks about how all happiness fades, so it would be pretty easy to take this for a depressing song saying everything is shit so fuck it. I instead take it as a message that because happiness is fleeting you should enjoy as much of it as you can. All happiness eventually goes away, and I take "this could be the best we got, and what we got is in our hands" to mean that whatever joy you're feeling right now could be the peak of your life, so fucking live it up while you've got it. Try not to worry about happiness that already got away from you, don't worry about the fact that what you've got at the moment might go away, just enjoy it while you have it.

    This is the mindset that has gotten me through all the bad shit in my life, and I like this song as a representative for it rather than one that blatantly means what I'm taking from this song partly because I feel like my mindset is also a twist on the normal "woe is me" type thoughts most people have, and partly because this song is really fucking good whereas the vast majority of songs I've heard that preach the "live in the moment" type thing are shitty pop nonsense.
     


  8. So clever,
    Whatever,
    I'm done with these endeavors.
    Alone I walk the winding way.
    (Here I stay)
    It's over,
    No longer,
    I feel it growing stronger.
    I'll live to die another day,
    Until I fade away.


    [Chorus:]
    Why give up, why give in?
    It's not enough, it never is.
    So I will go on until the end.
    We've become, desolate.
    It's not enough, it never is.
    But I will go on until the end.


    Surround me,
    It's easy
    To fall apart completely.
    I feel you creeping up again.
    (In my head)
    It's over,
    No longer,
    I feel it growing colder.
    I knew this day would come to end,
    So let this life begin.


    [Chorus]

    I've lost my way.
    I've lost my way, but I will go on until the end.


    Living is hard enough
    Without you fucking up.


    [Chorus]

    I've lost my way.
    I've lost my way, but I will go on until the end.


    U-uh, u-uh

    The final fight I'll win,
    The final fight I'll win,
    The final fight I'll win,
    But I will go on until the end.


    ((Nicked Lyrics here))

    Fifteen years of psychological abuse. Fifteen years of being "less than a person". Fifteen years of being held to a standard no human could achieve whilst my younger brother got a free ride. Fifteen years of suicide attempts: From trying to jump out of my mother's car (hooray child safety locks) to being beaten with a brick by a couple of fellow students. Fifteen years of idolizing a parent who spent 60-80 hours a week working so he couldn't see what was happening to me as he tried to escape his own life through labour.

    This song got me through a hell of a lot in the later years and the aftermath of that crap. I've probably listened to it over a thousand times and it's not gotten stale. Sometimes I whistle it to myself on an especially hard day.

    So if anyone ever wonders why I seem to know pain so intimately well to be able to help others through their own in the counseling section, there you go. For others that just like a nice song to listen to when you're down, this is definitely one of those. Now, to go look at some pictures of ferrets.
     
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  9. Like a grain of sand,
    Swallowed by the desert.
    Like a drop of rain,
    That falls from darkened clouds.

    I am overwhelmed,
    I stand here awed and humbled,
    At the feet of giants,
    Whose shadows stretch for miles.

    [Chorus:]
    Staggering and infinite,
    And full of ageless grace,
    The universe seemed limitless,
    Without any time,
    Without any place.
    Staggering and infinite,
    The beauty of it all,
    I feel insignificant,
    Never have I ever felt so small.

    Like a century,
    That passes in a day's time.
    Like an endless loop,
    That shudders to a stop.

    The world redefined,
    An existence without boundaries.
    I am overcome,
    I am lost within its scale.

    [Chorus]

    Like a drop of rain,
    Swallowed by the desert.
    Like a grain of sand,
    That sinks beneath the waves.

    Even the greatest peak,
    Will one day wear to nothing.
    Even the deepest sea,
    Will one day dry to dust.

    [Chorus]

    Assemblage 23's Infinite accurately reflects my feelings on life and the universe. Its grandiosity, its beauty, and ultimately our insignificance. But I choose to view significance as insignificant itself; all that matters to me is experience itself. I want to know, I want to see, to appreciate, to love, to live here in this impossibly immense world. I see no purpose in life, only a desire.

    Life is meaningless, but living it is not.
     
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  10. Not a particular mushy song, and there's certainly not a sad story behind it. This is the song that my husband and I agreed explains our marriage and how we feel about each other. Neither one of us are the romantic type, and I'd rather puke than have some ballad for a song. (Yes, I am a very strange woman. I also hate diamonds, and most jewelry...)
     
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  11. My dad died when I was a year old, so I never knew him. He was a big Eric Clapton fan, so the song "Tears In Heaven" has always related to me.

    "Would you know my name
    If I saw you in heaven?
    Would it be the same
    If I saw you in heaven?"
     
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  12. Killswitch Engage - Always


    In these moments of loss and torment
    When the vast skies don’t seem to call to you
    When the weight of this world bears down
    And the stars have fallen like tears

    I am with you always
    From the darkness of night 'til the morning
    I am with you always
    From life until death takes me

    Monuments built in remembrance of me
    But monuments fade and fall in decay
    The memories are all that remains
    As far as east is from the west, remember

    I am with you always
    From the darkness of night until the morning
    I am with you always
    From life until death takes me

    When hope seems lost, down and lonely
    I am here with you always

    I am with you always
    From the darkness of night
    I am with you always
    From the darkness of night until the morning
    I am with you always
    From life until death takes me

    I am with you always
    From life until death takes me



    About a week before my 18th birthday, my great grandmother passed away at the age of 83. Even though she had a long, wonderful life, it still hurts to let her go. This song reminds me that even though she's not physically here, she'll always be there in spirit watching over me.​
     
  13. You mentioned that we could post songs we've written, so I'll post one of mine. I performed it at school with a classmate. We were both put into a group to write, sing and record our own song. And I was chosen to sing the song. We came up with four original songs. Although my song wasn't chosen for the group project, he asked me if we could do the song for Coffee House, our school's version of a talent show only its a showcase not a contest.

    Anyway, this is the video that was taken by one of my friends when we performed it. I was very nervous as you could see especially with my fingers, but I put my heart into since I wrote the lyrics and the chord progression (He used my guitar cause it's an acoustic electric)


    I wrote this song while at school during a few free periods and I used the piano then one of the guitars from the Audio tech room, which was the class we were taking. It's nothing complicated but it still has a lot of meaning to me. A person who I thought I liked, stopped speaking to me for a year. They avoided me and blocked my number and I heard nasty rumors about what he said behind my back. And hurt me and a few of my friends. So I wrote this song as way to say, I became superhuman because I was able to save myself and I wasn't a Lois Lane that needed a Superman to save her.




    The next song is by Mary Lambert and when I heard the original version I didn't like it, but in this version I really love.


    Lyrics

    When I close my eyes
    I dream in color
    But my life's in black and white
    Will it ever get better
    I'm not monochromatic
    Nobody's monochromatic

    Everybody's hurting
    There's nothing more human than that
    See the pieces of hearts missing
    But watch how the light fills the cracks
    My heart's too big for the city
    My heart's too big for my own body
    My heart's too big for you to understand me
    Please understand me

    To me it means I feel as though everyone takes advatage of me because I am a caring person with a big heart but when I stopped letting people use me, they saw it as me being a bitch. And If I was any good at verbally using my words, I would have explained what they did to make me that way and I just wanted them to understand.
     
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  14. I never knew
    I never knew that everything was falling through
    That everyone I knew was waiting on a cue
    To turn and run when all I needed was the truth
    But that's how it's got to be
    It's coming down to nothing more than apathy
    I'd rather run the other way than stay and see
    The smoke and who's still standing when it clears


    Pretty much my feelings toward people in general - particularly that last line. Sometimes, I wish I could walk away before judgment day comes, because honestly, I don't trust most of them. Not to sound cynical or anything. It just is as it is.

    --and--

    I am a question to the world,
    Not an answer to be heard
    Or a moment that's held in your arms.
    And what do you think you'd ever say?
    I won't listen anyway…
    You don't know me,
    And I’ll never be what you want me to be.

    And I want a moment to be real,
    Wanna touch things I don't feel,
    Wanna hold on and feel I belong.
    And how can the world want me to change?
    They’re the ones that stay the same.
    They don’t know me,
    'Cause I’m not here.

    More of my tendency to be a friendless, cynical little bugger. I just find it so hard to fall in with other people, when it's all so arbitrary. Also, it's from Treasure Planet, which means bonus points.

    I'm not that anti-social, honest cx​
     
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  15. There are many songs that mean something to me. But finding out what song means the most to me is very hard, but if I were to pick a particular one that helped me get through what I have, it'd be 'The Cave' by 'Mumford & Sons'.

    It's empty in the valley of your heart
    The sun, it rises slowly as you walk
    Away from all the fears
    And all the faults you've left behind

    The harvest left no food for you to eat
    You cannibal, you meat-eater, you see
    But I have seen the same
    I know the shame in your defeat

    But I will hold on hope
    And I won't let you choke
    On the noose around your neck

    And I'll find strength in pain
    And I will change my ways
    I'll know my name as it's called again

    ‘Cause I have other things to fill my time
    You take what is yours and I'll take mine
    Now let me at the truth
    Which will refresh my broken mind

    So tie me to a post and block my ears
    I can see widows and orphans through my tears
    I know my call despite my faults
    And despite my growing fears

    But I will hold on hope
    And I won't let you choke
    On the noose around your neck

    And I'll find strength in pain
    And I will change my ways
    I'll know my name as it's called again

    So come out of your cave walking on your hands
    And see the world hanging upside down
    You can understand dependence
    When you know the maker's land

    So make your siren's call
    And sing all you want
    I will not hear what you have to say

    ‘Cause I need freedom now
    And I need to know how
    To live my life as it's meant to be

    And I will hold on hope
    And I won't let you choke
    On the noose around your neck

    And I'll find strength in pain
    And I will change my ways
    I'll know my name as it's called again
    After dealing with years of not being good enough for my parents, people, but most of all myself, I put myself through years of addiction just to try and escape the pain of looking back. Being surrounded by ignorant people who didn't understand that I wasn't the person that my mother made me out to be, and losing friends because of it, really took it's toll on my physiological well being. This whole song (the way I read it) is about escaping pains of your past and finding strength through it.
    'So come out of your cave walking on your hands
    And see the world hanging upside down
    You can understand dependence
    When you know the maker's land

    So make your siren's call
    And sing all you want
    I will not hear what you have to say

    ‘Cause I need freedom now
    And I need to know how
    To live my life as it's meant to be'

    That verse in the song is probably what makes this song so powerful to me. Because after getting help and coming clean, and facing my parents again, I have learned one thing through it; I don't need their approval, and that having me in their life is a privilege, not a right. And those people who believe that I'm the stupid loser that is going to hell for being who I am aren't worth even listening to. This song really helped to teach me to see through my past and set myself free of doubts and hurt, and move on. ​
     
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  16. you and your wife seem incredibly awesome, jussayin


    Anyway there's a whole tonne of songs that mean a lot to me. Music's a very large part of my emotional expression and introspection. One that comes to mind particularly right now is the "Wicked Games" cover by Coeur de Pirate. It captures a lot of the feelings that I had and my partner of the time had during some of the harder and more painful years of my short life.


    I left my girl back home
    I don't love her no more
    And she'll never fucking know that
    These fucking eyes that I'm staring at

    Let me see that ass
    Look at all this cash
    And I've emptied out my cards too
    Now I'm fucking leaning on that

    Bring your love baby I can bring my shame
    Bring the drugs baby I can bring my pain
    I got my heart right here
    I got my scars right here

    Bring the cups baby I can bring the drink
    Bring your body baby, I can bring you fame
    And that's my motherfucking word too
    Just let me motherfucking love you

    Listen ma I'll give you all I got
    I need all of this, I need confidence in myself
    Oh
    Listen ma, I'll give you all of me
    Give me all of it, I need all of it to myself
    Oh
    So tell me you love me
    Only for tonight
    Only for tonight
    Even though you don't love me
    Just tell me you love me
    Even though you don't love me

    Let me see you dance
    I love to watch you dance
    Take you down another level
    I got you dancing with the devil

    And take a shot of this
    But I'm warning you
    I'm on that shit that you can smell baby
    So put down your perfume

    Baby bring your love I can bring my shame
    Bring the drugs baby I can bring my pain
    I got my heart right here
    I got my scars right here

    Bring the cups baby, I can bring the drink
    Bring your body baby, I can bring you fame
    And that's my motherfucking word too
    So let me motherfucking love you

    Listen ma, I'll give you all I got
    Give me all of this, I need confidence in myself
    Oh
    Listen ma I'll give you all of me
    Give me all of it, I need all of it to myself
    I need all of it

    So tell me you love me
    Only for tonight
    Only for tonight
    Even though you don't love me
    Woah
    Just tell me you love me
    Even though you don't love me
     
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  17. I discovered this video at a very important time in my life.
    It just....effected me.
     
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  18. Pretty much word for word, this is how far into depression I fell. I never want to go back.


    I withdrew from everyone.
    Everyone.
    I stopped feeling everything but apathy and anger. It got so bad that I stopped talking. I would say maybe one or two phrases a day and only when my parents forced me to answer something.

    It got so, so bad, guys.

    And the worst part was that I didn't even realize it because I couldn't feel that something was very, very wrong.

    One day, though, something clicked. I realized. And I was afraid. It still scares me to this day that I could end up like that again if I'm not careful - to have no drive, no desire for anything, no goals or dreams or hobbies. I was honest to god just going through the motions of what I had done before things went downhill, like I was on auto pilot. Wake up, MMO until headachy, eat something, MMO until tired. Cry self to sleep. Repeat. I got stuck in that rut so far down into the mud that I stopped looking for a way out and just accepted it.

    "This is my home, leave me alone."

    I spent a year and half, almost two, not actually speaking out loud to anyone. I actually lost some of my ability to speak. You guys who Skype call with me have probably noticed the way I speak. It's because I legit forgot. I had to relearn how to say words. I still struggle with stringing together sentences without awkward pauses.

    So yeah. This song. It hurts me a lot, but it serves as a reminder of what I was able to escape from.
     
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  19. Why thank you!

    We are.

    =D
     


  20. This video has meaning to me.

    I watch this and I get hot sweaty and excited and tachycardic.

    Not because of cute anime girls.

    Because of superpowers.

    This show and this vid in particular remind of how much I want superpowers.

    My wife laughs at me when I watch this vid because she knows that's what I'm thinking.

    I say to her, "Dude. Superpowers."
     
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