But, can song lyrics really change your life? Does listening to music have the potential to alter the world? Yes, it does.
With that said, the changes still have to start with you. If you learn how to listen to music very honestly, you can learn the secrets of the ages by listening to song lyrics.
How Important are Song Lyrics? “I’ve been cheated. Been mistreated. When will I be Loved?”
This set of lyrics written by Linda Rondstadt years ago gave rise to my understanding of the transforming power of listening to song lyrics.
I was in college, studying the book Beloved, by Toni Morrison. I had a paper due in one day. I was completely stressed out. I had no clue what to write about.
I took a nap and woke to the lyrics of Ms. Rondstadts’ song. It was buzzing in my ears, and I had the sudden feeling that I should pay close attention. I intuitively felt the lyrics were important.
Although I do not recall the precise details, the few lines from that song gave me all the insight I needed to write my paper in a very short time.
The line “When will I be loved?” was a doorway into my understanding of the book Beloved.
I realized that the central character just wanted to be loved, and that was all I needed to know to access enough creativity to write a terrific paper. From that moment on I never doubted the pure potentiality of song lyrics.
Why Listen to Song Lyrics?
The above is just one illustration of the power of song lyrics. Many more are possible. For instance, always pay close attention to any song lyrics that run through your head.
When lyrics run though your head, they stop being “out there.”
For all practical purposes, if you are singing the song lyrics, then you might as well have written the song in the first place. You are imbuing them with meaning, and they are now “in” you, so to speak.
How to Benefit from Song Lyrics
How do you benefit from this knowledge? By understanding that what you are singing about is about you. You can gain great self-awareness and wisdom by looking carefully at what you are singing.
Do not assume that these are just random song lyrics running though you mind. They are not random. You are choosing to sing them and they have a message.
The message is usually about something you wish you had or about something you are fearful of. The song you are singing offers you clues as to what your deepest values and beliefs are.
These deep attitudes are what you need to uncover in order to become more self-aware and powerful.
This is the story of how the right song lyrics can change your life. Have you ever been emotionally affected by the words of a song? I’d love to hear your story in the comments below.
Share, but most of all keep on listening to positive messages. There are many more song lyric episodes left in the world – one may be meant for you!
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