Category: music

Music and Lyrics

Music has been part of my life ever since I was young. No, I’m not a talented musician, songwriter, or vocalist, if that’s what you’re thinking. But I did grow up in a family who is fond of music. My dad and his siblings, being second-generation Christians, are familiar with church hymns and Christmas songs. As for my generation, I do have some siblings and cousins who were in the music ministry of the church, so I grew up knowing mostly contemporary Christian music (CCM).

Now that I think about it, not every song I’ve heard (whether secular or Christian music) has appealed to me. There are simply some songs that really speak to me and touch my heart, while some are not so good. The songs I like are usually those that I can easily relate to because of my past experiences, my faith in God, or it’s simply the good lyrics and tunes.

For today, I’d like to share several of my favorite songs. Some are about faith, life, a parent’s love, romantic love.

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Love, Laugh, Live

I really like the message of this song–about making the most out of life, and sharing love with other people. The love being referred to is not limited to romantic love, but ¬†also for family, friends, strangers, hobbies, objects, and so on.

The bubbles used in the video remind me of how fleeting life can be. Just as you express awe for seeing the bubbles floating in the air, then suddenly–poof!–it’s gone forever. We have no idea how much time we have on this earth, but while we’re still alive, we should live our life to the fullest. There’s no telling if you’re going to die ten minutes or ten years from now; nor do you know if the opportunity that has presented itself to you will come by again tomorrow.

Also, the song speaks of optimism towards life. Life’s too short to spend it hating other people. Rather, we can use the time we have right now to care for others, to make other people happy, to appreciate their presence in our lives. As they say, “you only know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” So, let’s not think too much or worry about the what-if, should-be, could-be… there are situations where we have to take risks and see where and what life will bring us.