A boost of inspiration and motivation to work out daily, get that girl or boy, or just bravely restart your life could definitely come from a good playlist. It isn’t just about the beat or harmony that will get you going, it’s the lyrics too. A rap song could have motivational lyrics that will be able to push you to be your best self. And 2017 is all about a fresh start to make yourself and the world around you a better one.
So here are 17 lyrics from 17 different songs to inspire you to push forward and get you going:
“Why should I sit on my ass on the couch and be asking why life isn’t equal? / With lesser possessions I’m light as a feather and so I can fly like an eagle / ‘Cause everyone dies and I wonder why leaders in power would lie to their people” – “Strong As an Oak” by Watsky
“I have some friends who are the future / They need this world much more than me” – “Friends” by Raury
“Wear your halo like a hat, that’s like the latest fashion / I got angels all around me they keep me surrounded” – “Angels” by Chance the Rapper
“And when I touch you / I feel happy inside / It’s such a feelin’ that my love / I can’t hide” – “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles
“Even after everything we’ve seen / We’ve barely caught a glimpse of what it means / In the architecture of the soul / The universe began with our eyes closed” – “Overture” by Sleeping At Last
“The sea was red and the sky was gray / Wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today. / The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake / As the children of the sun began to awake” – “Going To California” by Led Zeppelin
“Climb these hills / I’m reaching for the heights / And chasing all the lights that shine / And when they let you down / You’ll get up off the ground / ‘Cause morning rolls around / And it’s another day of sun” – “Another Day of Sun” by La La Land Cast
“I know sometimes you get so caught in a dream / But now it’s time to wake up from this / It’s time to make up for it” – “All We Ever Knew” by The Head and The Heart
“Captain Jack will get you by tonight / Just a little push, and you’ll be smilin’” – “Captain Jack” by Billy Joel
“This summer I did swan dives / And jackknifes for you all / And once when you weren’t looking / I did a cannonball, I did a cannonball” – “The Swimming Song” by Loudon Wainwright III
“Hold me closer tiny dancer / Count the headlights on the highway / Lay me down in sheets of linen / You had a busy day today” – “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John
“Riders on the storm / Into this house we’re born / Into this world we’re thrown / Like a dog without a bone” – “Riders On The Storm” by The Doors
“Can’t you see / I’m talking about eternity / Tell me would you care to be / My lady, my baby” – “Lotus Flower Bomb” by Wale ft. Miguel
“Jump in the Cadillac / Girl, let’s put some miles on it / Anything you want / Just to put a smile on you / You deserve it baby, you deserve it all / And I’m gonna give it to you” – “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars
“Man’s red flower / It’s in every living thing / Mind, use your power / Spirit, use your wings” – “Freedom” by Pharrell Williams
“And how is the man for me / Just a man that makes me hurt / It’s time to take my own / Take my own advice, take my own advice” – “Advice” by Kehlani
“We live where the war is waging / Chasing our crazy dreams / Hoping that the bridge won’t cave in / Tonight we’ll let it all go free” – Light It Up by Major Lazer
These songs will make you groove and sing whenever you listened to them. It’s an immediate mood booster, and hopefully, they’ll inspire you to do something brave and fearless with your life. I hope these lyrics will make you listen to these amazing songs, but also help you get that drive on to make 2017 your best year yet!
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