The truth is that we cannot live without music. Each of us may prefer something else, but the idea is that we all like some kind of music. We love following our favorite artists, appreciating them for the lyrics that fit us or for the interesting rhythms and sounds. Life would be so dull without the presence of music. But, music is not only sound that is pleasant to our ears. It is also a way for artists to transmit their message. What do they have to say? Many things, as the following famous music quotes from songs will show, being just a few examples of messages that are transmitted through songs.
“All you touch and all you see, Is all your life will ever be.” (Pink Floyd, “Breathe”)
A favorite subject for many songs is the freedom of living our lives. Musicians try to encourage freedom of thinking and of speech, making us see that we don’t have to be manipulated by others, because we can have a life of our own. We have the power to make our life as we want.
“Deep in my heart I’m concealing things that I’m longing to say.
Scared to confess what I’m feeling – frightened you’ll slip away.” (Madonna)
When it comes to famous quotes from songs, love is another frequently met topic. The fear that the person we love will not feel the same about us torments many of us, so artists did exploit this part as well, just like Madonna here.
“Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you,
Tomorrow I’ll miss you.” (Paul McCartney)
If it is not about love, it is about missing the person we love. Artists have the talent to underline these feelings in their songs so well, just like having extra senses, being more sensitive than most people. And they do it, because they manage to deliver songs that fit us perfectly.
“Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.” (Bob Marley, Bob Marley – Legend)
Bob Marley was known for fighting for human rights, for freedom, love and unity among all people. His music is not only pleasant, a music that will live for years to come, but always delivers a very important message.
“These are the seasons of emotion,
and like the winds, they rise and fall.” (Led Zeppelin)
Emotions are the things that define us as human beings. So it is normal for them to appear in songs, together with their fluctuant character.
Each song says something about one aspect of life that is preset more or less. Some people may identify themselves with one song, while others with another song, being sufficient songs to cover every face of life. Maybe this is one of the reasons we like music so much. Someone is able to put what we feel so well in a song’s lyrics and underline it with a great melodic line. These famous quotes from songs are just random examples that songs have something to say. What is your favorite song transmitting?