I love music and listening to songs. I love so many different types of music and so many songs that is is hard for me to pick only three. Days In The Sun, You Raise Me Up, and I Have A Dream are among many loved songs I have. Whether it’s the music or the lyrics, these songs would take a very long time for me to get tired of.
Days In The Sun is one of the songs from the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie. It is about the spell that the castle was put under at the beginning of the movie. The different verses in this song are sung by different characters. In the 5th verse, the first two lines are, “How in the midst of all this sorrow / Can so much hope and love endure?” sung by the character Belle. I really like this line, because even though the people who once worked in the castle are now trapped in normally inanimate objects, they still have hope. They still hope that the castle and the people will one day be restored to how it once was. They had hope that Belle could break the spell. In the first verse of the song, it says, “Days in the sun / When my life has barely began/ Not until my whole life is done / Will I ever leave you”(lines 1-4). This is sung by the young prince, from before the spell. These lines are quite sad to me because the prince is saying how his life was drastically changed when he was still young. I’m not sure who the last two lines are directed to, but then the prince was saying that he would never leave the person. He was going to stay with them as long as he could. The last stanza is as follows; “Days in the sun will return / We must believe as lovers do / That days in the sun / Will come shining through”. These lines are also about hope. Hope for the future, that the days in the sun will be back again. They are saying that they can’t lose hope.
You Raise Me Up is a song by Josh Groban. I really enjoy this song and I don’t know if I’ll ever get tired listening to it. The first verse is “When I am down, and, oh, my soul, so weary / When troubles come, and my heart burdened be / Then, I am still and wait here in the silence / Until you come and sit awhile with me.” It is about a person who is having a bad day or struggling with something. Then, when we pray, God comes to comfort us. He will always be there for us, to help us deal with whatever comes our way. The next verse starts with “You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains / You raise me up to walk on stormy seas” It is like no matter how down we are or how bad the day was, God can turn it around and make it good, or he can help you see the good in what happened. He can make do things that we can’t even imagine. The lyrics right after this is “I am strong when I am on your shoulders / You raise me up to more than I can be.” The first line of this seems to be saying that through God we are strong. We could never be as strong without him and are made stronger by him. The second line ties into this by repeating again that God raises us up to be stronger and more than we are without him. Even though this song repeats itself a lot, the music changed enough that it doesn’t get annoying. The melody and the way this song flows are so beautiful. I feel like I can feel the music in my heart.
I Have A Dream by ABBA has lyrics that I think have an excellent meaning. I love all the lyrics in this song and they have great meaning in them. The first few lines are “I have a dream, a song to sing / To help me cope with anything” would be about having something to motivate you and something to look forward to. If you have something to work towards and look forward to, it could help you through the hard parts of life. A few lines later, the song says “I believe in angels / Something good in everything I see.” I don’t think it means literal angels. I think the angels symbolize the good in the world. It is good to try to see the good in things. If you look at life in a pessimistic way, you won’t be satisfied with how it turns out. If you always look for the good, you can see it in everything even if it may seem absent is some things. In the second verse, the song says “And my destination makes it worth the while / Pushing through the darkness still another mile.” When you accomplish your goal or dream, you would see that all the effort you put into it is worth it. You would see that what you were working towards was worth it after all. Along the way, it might seem like you are in the darkness, and you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, but when you get there, you see how great it is.
These three songs are among the many that I love. I love the lyrics and the music, and together they make wonderful songs that would take a lot for me to get tired of. I love the meaning of the lyrics in I Have A Dream and the way the different verses are sung by different characters in Days In The Sun. The whole song, music and lyrics together, really makes You Raise Me Up a wonderful song.