“It’s a beautiful day…don’t let it get away.” – Beautiful Day – U2.  Despite being one of the Irish rock band’s most recognizable songs around the world, this song almost didn’t exist as the band didn’t like it when they first heard it.  Funny, as the lead singer of REM Michael Stipe has gone on…

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Christina Aguilera’s 2nd hit from her Stripped album, “Beautiful” was written by Linda Perry.  Linda says that she “wrote the song based on being extremely insecure, and not feeling that you’re good enough, or not pretty enough, or not smart enough, and hearing too many people tell you those things, and it finally affecting you…

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“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” – Imagine – John Lennon.  This song is one of the most iconic songs of all time.  John Lennon was inspired to write this song after reading several poems from Yoko Ono’s 1964 book Grapefruit and Dick Gregory’s Christian prayer book, which gave…

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This is TEN percent luck, TWENTY percent skill, FIFTEEN percent concentrated power of will, FIVE percent pleasure, FIFTY percent pain.” – Remember The Name – Fort Minor.  This song is all about the trials and tribulations that an artist has to go through to make it big in the world of music.  Remember The Name…

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“Listen as your day unfolds.  Challenge what the future holds.” – You Gotta Be – Des’ree.  Des’ree herself says this song is “about having the inner strength to figure out who you are” and specifically about being adaptable in different situations.  Sometimes you have to be cool and calm and other times you need to…

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Take control of your mind and just meditate.” – Where Is The Love? – Black Eyed Peas  This song was released in 2003 and some would say it resonates even stronger in today’s society of 2020 and beyond.  Where IS the love?  This song was co-written by Justin Timberlake, who also sang on the track…

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“If you’re going through hell.  Keep on going. Don’t slow down.  If you’re scared, don’t show it.  You might get out before the devil even knows you’re there.” – If You’re Going Through Hell – Rodney Atkins.   This song’s title comes from two different areas of life, one a quote from Winston Churchill “If you’re…

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The first in my series of #LyricsToLiveLifeBy. ”Goodbyes are like a roulette wheel…you never know where they’re gonna land.” I must say…I LOVE this lyric. One of my favorites of all time, which is probably why it gets my pick to start this series. While the song itself speaks to a relationship that is destined…

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