Today’s Music Monday theme is encouraging powerful music. These songs I hope will help to inspire and motivate you to be your own person. That no one else can take you down and no one else can be you because you are “one in a million” 🙂
Let’s start with this girl power song that I just recently came across. This song was released in March of this year. This song is non-other than Sit Still, Look Pretty by Daya
Let’s first focus on the vocals and the beat. The vocals are amazing, her voice is quite unique and matches the beat of the song. It’s upbeat and catchy which matches the lyrics to the song. The lyrics have a very powerful message. If you haven’t read the lyrics while listening to the song, I suggest you do. It grabs you and gets you to feel motivated to chase after your dreams. This speaks to me so well because many people have told me that I need a man and that I need to have a boyfriend soon. But I think I don’t really need a man to be happy. Yes having a guy that loves you and you love back is great and I’m excited to meet that man someday. But, I’m not just gonna sit and wait for him to come by. I have too many things that I want to be accomplished before settling down with a family. This song is also so motivational, you may not know, but I am studying for my nursing license to work, and it just motivates me to keep pushing forward because “this gal right here will rule the world.”
With the combination of the compelling lyrics, the upbeat melody, and the fierce vocals results to a very powerful and uplifting song. Have a listen and I hope that it will inspire you to chase your dreams and give you strength.
The next song is more of an electro/chill-step music. This song I recently discovered on Soundcloud and has become one of my favorite songs. This song is The Garden of Memories (ft. Noctilucent) composed by Miro. This song is about letting go of anything or anyone else, being able to stand on your own as you continue forward.
Here is the description of the song written by Miro, since Miro was the one who composed this song, Miro has a better connection with the song.
“Endings are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don’t really end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way. Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it. The memories we created. Some memories never fade, and I believe that keeps us connected, transcending anything physical. No matter what happens, some memories can never be replaced.
To come full circle, this song was somewhat inspired by Clannad: After Story like I was with The Garden of Escapism. I will leave you with this quote.
“Meeting you was the best thing that ever happened to me. I don’t want you to be lost or afraid or anything like that. From here on out, I know things might be hard sometimes. But no matter what, please don’t ever regret the time we spent together.””
I just want to put my little input on this song. This song has a very enchanting feel to it, the vocals and the backup vocal just matches with the feeling of the song. It tugs at your soul, the piano section at the end, was just wow. If you have that feeling of sadness and you listen to the song, it will make you cry and it will make you feel things you that you have buried inside that you wanted to forget. I know that some of you may think, that this is a sad song, how is this powerful and uplifting? If you read the description, it will give you a different perspective of the song. It will give you an insight of the deeper meaning of the song. This song brings out the resolution of your sadness and will help you to “stand on your own as you continue forward. ”
I will add the lyrics too 🙂
And I never got to hear you say goodbye.
You were always by my side
In your different frame of mind.
And we never got to live out these memories.
I just want to see you smile
I won’t see you for a while.
And I never got to hear you say goodbye.
This next song, just makes you feel so good about yourself. It makes you feel that everything’s going to be OK. This song is called Okay by The Piano Guys vocals by Al. This song was written by Andy Grammar and Dave Bassett. Piano arrangements and song by The Piano Guys.
The Piano Guys are one of my favorite music YouTubers of all time. Their music even if it’s a cover just gives you this uplifting feeling. This song is the same, when you listen to it, it just feels like you have this friend that’s telling you that no matter what you are going through that, in the end, everything will be ok. It will be okay because you will not give up, just keep pushing through.
I read the description of the song on The Piano Guys’ website. I’ll quote it here. Read this while you listen to the song. It will remind you that even though you feel weak, reach deep within you for strength. 🙂
“We’ve all had that phone call. That email or that message. That conversation. Bad news.
We’re all struggling with something – a debilitating weakness or illness. Or someone we love is barely holding on.
We watch the news. We see the tweets, the Facebook posts. The YouTube comments! We hear about hate, terror, and despair. But just because what sells, what goes “viral,” or what gets attention may try to drown out the good in the world, it doesn’t mean that goodness is gone. Just because choruses of controversy and scandal shout louder than quiet symphonies of service, it doesn’t mean that inside most of us still genuinely want happiness not only for ourselves, but also our family, our friends, and our fellow human beings.
Media can make the world look bleak. They’ve given themselves this job description, in part because there’s a darker side on the surface of human nature that feeds on fear and cynicism. But deep down, we are beings of light. And in the end, since darkness is merely the absence of light, the light will inevitably overcome dark.
This is the essence of hope. And the essence of this song. “No matter what you’ve been through, no matter if you think you’re falling apart, it’s gonna be okay.”
Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But we believe that someday, somehow, all things will be made right. And as the Proverb says, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”
In the meantime there are so many more things to hope for and to work at while we yearn for the outcome we want so badly – more gratitude for what we have, more love for those we’ve taken for granted, more faith in ourselves and those we hold dear, and more confidence in a Divine purpose.
We felt like the best way to spread the message of this song was to supplement our standard classically-influenced instrumental niche with a more pop-driven tune featuring Al’s superb vocal skills.
As Oscar Hammerstein once said, “It is a modern tragedy that despair has so many spokesmen, and hope so few.”“