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Inspirational songs



Sometimes the words in a song say it all, especially when the style of the music matches or lifts our mood. Here is a selection of uplifting or meaningful songs and song lyrics.

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You take the pieces of the dreams that you have
Cos you don't like the way they seem to be going
You cut them up and spread them out on the floor
You're full of hope as you begin rearranging
Put it all back together

From Lovers are Losing by Keane.

A sad song but these few lines really spoke to
me about re-thinking my life after illness.


This Time by Starsailor is a great passionate, feel-good song.
I used to listen to it often and sing it really loudly.
Anybody who has ever had full-on panic attacks might
understand the chorus (listen to it to get the full effect):

I won't let it kill me
This time
I won't let it kill me
This time

And now for a real spirit-lifting roof-raiser!

Now the time has come
The music's between us
Though the night seems young
Is at an end
Only change will bring
You out of the darkness
In this moment everything is born again

Reach up for the sunrise
Put your hands into the big sky
You can touch the sunrise
Feel the new day enter your life

Now the fireball burns
We go round together
As the planet turns into the light
Something more than dreams to
Watch out for each other
Coz we know what it means to be alive

Reach up for the sunrise
Put your hands into the big sky
You can touch the sunrise
Feel the new day enter your life

(Reach up for the) Sunrise by Duran Duran


This is a beautiful classic ballad:


Here I go out to sea again
The sunshine fills my hair
And dreams hang in the air

Gulls in the sky and in my blue eyes
You know it feels unfair
There's magic everywhere

Look at me standing
Here on my own again
Up straight in the sunshine

No need to run and hide
It's a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to hide and cry
It's a wonderful, wonderful life

Wonderful Life by Black


I find this next song very emotive; it is hopeless yet determined, desperately sad yet oddly optimistic.

When I counted up my demons
Saw there was one for every day
With the good ones on my shoulders
I drove the other ones away

So if you ever feel neglected
And if you think that all is lost
I'll be counting up my demons, yeah
Hoping everything's not lost

When you thought that it was over
You could feel it all around
And everybody's out to get you
Don't you let it drag you down

'Cos if you ever feel neglected
And if you think that all is lost
I'll be counting up my demons, yeah
Hoping everything's not lost

Everything's Not Lost by Coldplay



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