Music has a way of bringing people together and speaking the feelings we don't know how to put into words.
The transitions from childhood to adulthood introduce us not only to self-discoveries, but also to hardships.
If you are going through changes or a transition in your life, music is a great place to turn to for solace. So here's a list of songs about growing up that will speak to you.
1. 'For The First Time' by Best Coast
"And I guess this is what they mean
When they say
People can change
'Cause I finally feel free
I feel like myself again."
2. 'It's Not The Same Anymore' by Rex Orange County
"I'll keep the pictures saved in a safe place
Wow, I look so weird here
My face has changed now
It's a big shame."
3. 'It Might Be Time' by Tame Impala
'It might be time to face it
You ain't as cool as you used to be, no
You won't recover
You ain't as young as you used to be."
4. 'Growing Pains' by Alessia Cara
"I cry more than I want to admit
But I can't lie to myself, to anyone
'Cause phoning it in isn't any fun
Can't run back to my youth the way I want to."
5. 'Youth' by Shawn Mendes and Khalid
"You can't take my youth away
This soul of mine will never break
As long as I wake up today
You can't take my youth away."
6. 'Castle On The Hill' by Ed Sheeran
"And I'm on my way, I still remember
These old country lanes
When we did not know the answers."
7. '7 Years' by Lukas Graham
"It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger
Pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker."
8. 'Kids' by MGMT
Like looking through a fogged mirror
Decisions are made."
9. 'West Coast' by FIDLAR
"And all my friends, they just stay the same
I'm growing up but nothing's changing."
10. 'Dammit' by Blink-182
"But everybody's gone
And I've been here for too long
To face this on my own, well I guess this is growing up
Well I guess this is growing up."
11. 'Changes' by David Bowie
"Pretty soon now you're gonna get older
Time may change me
But I can't trace time."
12. 'Opposite of Adults' by Chiddy Bang
"Remember you was a kid
Reminisce days of the innocence."
13. 'Landslide' by Fleetwood Mac
"Well, I've been 'fraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm gettin' older, too."
14. 'The Middle' by Jimmy Eat World
"You know you're doing better on your own so don't buy in
Live right now
Just be yourself
It doesn't matter if that's good enough for someone else."