7 Potent Song Lyrics That Changed Our Lives

Whether you are feeling down and out, or finding it difficult to contain your happiness, music is always there to help you express your emotions. You will either be able to break a leg on the dance floor or cry your heart out with the right music and the right lyrics. We may not realize it but music is one of the most powerful forces on earth. One line from a song can bring back lost memories and one note can make a crowd go wild. Powerful lyrics combined with the right music has the ability to change your life, maybe even the world. Here are a few song lyrics that changed the lives of many, and maybe has the potential to impact yours too.

1. “Don’t Stop Believin” By Journey



Some will win, some will lose

Some were born to sing the blues


Oh, the movie never ends

It goes on and on and on and on


These lines remind us that our life has its ups and downs and that is what makes it so beautiful. It is a never-ending journey in which each one of us has a different role to play. We can’t always win, but we can keep moving on. This song is perfect when you are down. It can lift your spirits and completely change the way you are feeling.

2. “The Greatest Love Of All” By Whitney Houston



I found the greatest love of all

Inside of me


The greatest love of all

Is easy to achieve


Learning to love yourself

It is the greatest love of all


These lines make you believe that sometimes all you need is yourself. You may be successful at something or you may fail miserably, but you will always be able to hold on to your dignity. It’s perfectly fine to be alone as long as you believe in yourself. There is no love greater than loving yourself.

3. “I Am Woman” By Helen Reddy


You can bend but never break me

‘Cause it only serves to make me

More determined to achieve my final goal

And I come back even stronger

Not a novice any longer

If you are a woman who has gone through a bad breakup or has had a bad phase in her life, then this song is one of the most empowering songs you can listen to. It makes you feel stronger and more determined to reach your goals and to let go of the emotions that break you down.

4.  “Lights” By Journey


When the lights go down in the city

And the sun shines on the bay

I want to be there in my city

Ooh, ooh

Living away from your family and friends is a lonely feeling. This song is your ultimate friend when you are feeling lonely. Its notes hit you at the right places and you can’t help but miss and love your home more.

5. “Oh! You Pretty Things!” By David Bowie


We’ve finished our news

Homo Sapiens have outgrown their use

All the strangers came today

And it looks as though they’re here to stay

How quickly time flies and there is no better reminder of this fact than this song. It makes adults realize that they are the generation of yesterday and not today. They are being replaced by their children who are the start of a coming race. These children are superhumans who create their own rules and the humans of today have outgrown their use.

6. “Stairway To Heaven” By Led Zeppelin


Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run

There’s still time to change the road you’re on

And it makes me wonder

This song makes you wonder whether what you hold so dear and precious in this life is enough to get you admittance to heaven. It makes you realize that there is much more to this materialistic life, and you need to to have a spiritual base in your life before it’s too late. All that glitters is not gold and you cannot buy the stairway to heaven.

7. “Poems, Prayers, and Promises” by John Denver


How sweet it is to love someone, how right it is to care.

How long it’s been since yesterday, what about tomorrow

and what about our dreams and all the memories we share?

If you are wondering about your past, present, or future, then this song is perfect for you. It talks about how time flies as you get older. The changes at every stage of your life are quite frightening, but you have to smile and move on. The future is intriguing and there is still a lot you can do, and you can always share your hopes and dreams with the friends you have made in the past.

You should take some time out from your busy schedule to listen to these old, yet powerful, songs, if you haven’t already. These songs may help you get unique insight into your life or help you get through a difficult time.