11 Songs For People Who Use Music To Deal With Their Feelings

11 Songs For People Who Use Music To Deal With Their Feelings

Because music can make anything better
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We all experience sadness and anger for all kinds of different reasons and in all kinds of different stages. There are many ways to cope with these feelings and emotions, such as watching sad or funny movies, writing in journals, or drawing. Some people, myself included, prefer listening to music that relates to what we're feeling at that very moment. So, for all of those people, here are some songs that I think are perfect for certain feelings:

1. "A World Alone" by Lorde

Everyone reaches a time in their life when they feel like everyone around them, maybe even their friends, is fake. This song perfectly describes that empty feeling you get when you realize you can't trust anyone.

2. "Boston" by Augustana

This one is for people who feel out of place at school, work, or in their town. For people who know they have to get out in order to be happy, because they've never belonged where they are.

3. "Hanging On" by Ellie Goulding

For those of you who are having relationship problems, this one expresses the feeling of not understanding what went wrong, and not knowing what to do about it.

4. "My Blood" by Ellie Goulding

This describes the initial shock of a bad, and likely unexpected, breakup. The feeling that none of it is real and it can't really be happening.

5. "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia

This song is perfect to listen to if you're in the phase of a breakup where you're still in denial. But you also know it's real, and you just can't stop crying over it.

6. "My Immortal" by Evanescence

To me, this illustrates bitterness over a betrayal. So, if you're angry about being hurt by someone you loved and really cared about, I highly recommend this one.

7. "Hello" by Adele

This one is new and very popular, and I think it relates particularly to people who realize they've messed up by hurting someone they loved but know it's too late to take it all back.

8. "Last Love Song" by ZZ Ward

This is the perfect song for the acceptance stage of a breakup. It's over and it's done with and there's no going back. It's a great "goodbye forever" song.

9. "Smile" by Lily Allen

This one is my personal favorite because there's nothing sad about it. It reminds me of what I like to call the "Salty Stage" of a breakup, which is when you're angry but you also find the entire situation to be so ridiculous that it's amusing. Your anger comes out in the form of sass, and it just feels great. Excuse the language in the beginning, but this song is on point.

10. "Carry On" by Fun

This is a very motivational song, and the lyrics basically say that no matter what you're going through you can move on from it, and it's going to be OK.

11. "Elastic Heart" by Sia (Ft. The Weeknd)

The message of this song serves as the perfect reminder to those who have been hurt before that it's important to enter new relationships with caution, to watch out for red flags, and to protect yourself.

I think that listening to music is the best outlet for your emotions. If you pick the right song for what you're feeling, it's as if the song was written just for you. It feels like the artist has been through what you're going through and knows exactly how you feel. I've always found it amazing that one song can change my whole outlook on a situation or even life in general. I hope it can do the same for you, too.

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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Severus Snape Is The Worst, And Here's Why

Albus Severus, sweetie, I'm so sorry...

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I grew up being absolutely obsessed with the Harry Potter franchise. I read the books for the first time in second and third grade, then again in middle school, and for the third time in my last year of high school. Recently, I had a somewhat heated argument with a fellow fan of the books about Severus Snape. As I've reread the Harry Potter books, I've noticed that, although J.K. Rowling tried to give him a redemption arc, he only got worse because of it. Here's why I still think Severus Snape is the absolute worst.

His love for Lily Potter was actually really creepy. When I was younger and reading the books, I always found the fact that he held fast in his love for Lily to be very endearing, even noble. However, rereading it after going through a couple of relationships myself, I've come to realize that the way he pined over her was super creepy. It was understandable during his time at Hogwarts; he was bullied, and she was the only one who "understood" him. However, she showed zero interest, and if that didn't clue him into realizing that he should back off, her involvement with James Potter should have. She was married. He was pining after a married, happy woman. If he truly loved her, he would have realized how happy she was and backed off. Instead, he took it out on her orphan son and wallowed in bitterness and self-pity, which is creepy and extremely uncool. When a girl is kind to a boy during high school (or in this case, wizard school), it's not an open invitation for him to pine for her for the literal rest of his life and romanticizes the absolute @#$% out of her. It's just her being a decent person. Move on, Severus.

He verbally abused teenagers. One of the most shocking examples of this is in The Prisoner of Azkaban when Snape literally told Neville Longbottom that he would kill his beloved toad, Trevor if he got his Shrinking Potion wrong, and then punished him when he managed to make the potion correctly. Furthermore, poor Neville's boggart was literally Snape. The amount of emotional torture Neville must have been enduring from Snape to create this type of debilitating fear must have been almost unbearable, and even if Snape was simply trying to be a "tough" professor, there is no excuse for creating an atmosphere of hostility and fear like he did in his potions class for vulnerable students like Neville. In addition, he ruthlessly tormented Harry (the last living piece of Lily Potter, his supposed "true love," btw), and made fun of Hermione Granger's appearance. Sure, he might have had a terrible life. However, it's simply a mark of poor character to take it out on others, especially when the people you take it out on are your vulnerable students who have no power to stand up to you. Grow up.

He willingly joined a terrorist group and helped them perform genocide and reign over the wizarding world with terror tactics for a couple of decades. No explanation needed as to why this is terrible.

Despite the constant romanticization of his character, I will always see the core of Severus Snape, and that core is a bitter, slimy, genocidal, manipulative trash being. J.K. Rowling's attempt to redeem him only threw obsessive and controlling traits into the mix. Snape is the absolute worst, and romanticizing him only removes criticism of an insane man who just so happened to be capable of love (just like the vast majority of the rest of us). Thank you, next.

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