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Music Lyrics Is How Some Sort Out Their Conflict

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Have you ever listened to the lyrics of musicians? I recently heard the lyrics of Firefall’s song, Just Remember I Love You (see lyrics at the bottom). One of the lines that caught my attention was,

When there’s so much trouble that you wanna cry
The world has crumbled and you don’t know why
When your hopes are fading and they can’t be found
Dreams have left you waiting, friend have let you down
-Firefall

Without the music, this reads like the beginning of a letter with a dark ending. This is the musician’s conflict. He feels someone struggling with despair, and not sure how to respond. It sounds like his pain is coming from feeling someone else’s pain, and he struggles. His answer comes in the lines,

Just remember I love you, and it’ll be alright
Just remember I love you more than I can say

And they made millions by melodically talking people into remembering they are loved.

Sometimes sorting out conflict is something simple like remembering we are loved, or being reminded of it.

Think about it, when a child lashes out in argument about fairness, “I can’t believe you gave him a bigger piece of cake!” Maybe what they need to hear is that they are loved and they matter too. When a spouse says, “Whatever!” after you announce your going to play basketball after a long week.

Sometimes, resolving conflict is about articulating your thoughts so the ears can hear. With artists, it’s applying a nice beat, soothing lyrics, or great instrumentals. Troubled waters can be calmed through music. For the everyday person, they thoughts are not being played on the radio or receiving an award for their music, but you can use this crafty tool to help yourself or those around you. I remember my husband came and danced with me in the kitchen; that was a comforting and pleasant surprise.

Here are five ways to use music to curb tension and ease conflict:

  1. Play music in the house instead of television, even if it’s during dinner time.
  2. Dance to music, by yourself or with someone else.
  3. Write favorite lyrics on a note, and leave it on the bathroom mirror, in their lunch, or through a text.
  4. Listen to music while you get dressed in the morning.
  5. Download songs from your spouse or children’s music list so you can get to know them.

——Lyrics below

When it all goes crazy and the thrill is gone
The days get rainy and the nights get long
When you get that feeling you were born to lose
Staring at your ceiling thinking of your blues

When there’s so much trouble that you wanna cry
The world has crumbled and you don’t know why
When your hopes are fading and they can’t be found
Dreams have left you waiting, friends have let you down

Just remember I love you and it’ll be all right
Just remember I love you more than I can say
Maybe then your blues will fade away

When you need a lover and you’re down so low
Start to wonder, but you never know
When it feels like sorrow is your only friend
Knowing that tomorrow you’ll feel this way again

When the blues come calling at the break of dawn
Rain keeps falling, but the rainbow’s gone
When you feel like crying but the tears won’t come
When your dreams are dying, when you’re on the run

Just remember I love you and it’ll be all right
Just remember I love you more than I can say
Just remember I love you and it’ll be all right
It’ll be alright, it’ll be alright, it’ll be alright, well it’ll be all right

Songwriters
ROBERTS

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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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