15 Musicals That Have Perfect Insta Captions Hidden In Their Lyrics

15 Musicals That Have Perfect Insta Captions Hidden In Their Lyrics

Because we all need a little musical theater in our lives.
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Recently, Sarah Schaetzel put out an article with lyrics from today's hits that are great for Instagram captions. I admittedly love to put lyrics in my captions, especially when I have a great selfie but don't really have anything to say. I love a lot of the lyrics in Sarah's article, but a thought occurred to me. There was no equivalent for musical theater. I am constantly listening to musical soundtracks and you'll find at least one musical song in each of my playlists. So here's some musical lyrics for your Instagram captions.

1. The Phantom of the Opera

"Love me; that's all I ask of you."

"Say you'll love me every waking moment."

"Close your eyes and let music set you free."

2. The Addams Family

"Who cares about the world outside and what it wants from you."

"It's family first, and family last, and family by and by."

"I'm crazier than you."

"From here on in, you're singing to my soul."

"Love survives either way we choose."

"Let's live before we die."

3. Into the Woods

"Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor."

"No one is alone."

"Nice is different than good."

4. Newsies

"Now is the time to seize the day."

"Minute by minute, that's how you win it."

"For a dreamer, night's the only time of day."

"Courage cannot erase our fear, courage is when we face our fear."

5. Shrek The Musical

"What makes us special, makes us strong."

"I know it's today."

"People hate the things they cannot understand."

"I've always been a morning person."

6. Hamilton

"Raise a glass to freedom."

"Look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now."

"Rise up."

"I'm just like my country, I'm young, scrappy, and hungry."

"I am not throwing away my shot."

"Talk less, smile more."

"History has its eyes on you."

"I am inimitable, I am an original."

"Best of wives and best of women."

"There's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait."

"Wait for it."

"I am the one thing in life you can control."

"Love/life/death doesn't discriminate."

7. Heathers: The Musical

"Freeze your brain."

"Life can be beautiful."

"It's a beautiful frickin day."

8. Assassins

"Everybody's got the right to be happy."

"Everybody's got the right to their dreams."

"Life's not as bad as it seems."

"Everybody's got the right to some sunshine; not the sun, but maybe some of its beams."

9. Dear Evan Hansen

"Today's gonna be a good day."

"You're you, and that's enough."

"All we see is sky for forever."

"We start with stars in our eyes."

10. Rent

"No day but today."

"Forget regret or life is yours to miss."

"Viva la vie boheme."

"Give in to love or live in fear."

"The opposite of peace isn't war, it's creation."

11. Wicked

"I have been changed for good."

"I think I'll try defying gravity."

"Everyone deserves the chance to fly."

"My future is unlimited."

12. In the Heights

"Paciencia y fe." Patience and faith.

"Just breathe."

"No pare! Sigue! Sigue!" Don't stop! Go! Go!

"I illuminate the stories of the people in the streets."

13. The Hunchback of Notre Dame

"For a few nights, fun is my mission."

"Change will come one day, someday soon."

14. Aladdin

"When you choose to lose yourself, who knows what you might find."

"Like so many things, it is not what is on the outside, but what is on the inside that counts."

"Follow your heart or you might end up cold and callous."

"If you must dream, then stand behind it."

15. The Little Mermaid

"At last I'm in my own skin."

"I know something's starting right now."

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Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

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5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

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"Only Jesus" by Casting Crowns has inspired me to live my life for Jesus.

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When I watch the music video for Casting Crowns "Only Jesus" I am reminded of the reason why we are on this earth, alive, breathing air through our lungs, our hearts beating, and time going on and on.

We are on this earth, not to seek our own glory, our own accolades, and our own selfish greed, but to know God, love God, and to make Him known in this world, through sharing how God's son Jesus has set us free from our sinful lives and has resurrected us spiritually.

At the beginning of the video, we see Mark Hall, the lead singer of Casting Crowns, driving down a road, eventually driving into a junkyard. The junkyard is both a setting for the music video and an allegory. The junkyard is allegorical to show that everything we obtain in this world, both material things and in achieving our own selfish pursuits of self-glory, self-pride, and self-adulation, will one day rot away and decay into nothingness.

No one will remember you in 500 years when you are dead and gone. The only exception to this is if you do something spectacular with your life that makes you famous. Only then will people remember what you did, not the person that you really was.

But living for Jesus and dedicating our lives to the "good fight" is the everlasting legacy we should pass on.

We should be remembered how we dedicated every minute of our lives being fishers of men for Jesus. When Christian men and women live this way, their children learn about God's love, which in turn causes them to surrender their lives to God, then passing God's love to their children, repeating this infinite loop of love for all time until Jesus comes back. Only Jesus is eternal. Only His love is eternal.

So when I die, "I don't want to leave a legacy. I don't care if they remember me, only Jesus."

Because my Lord Jesus Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit is the only thing that matters.

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