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10 Songs That Changed My Life

10 Songs That Changed My Life

To know me is to know I love music.  It's like therapy for me.

Here are 10 of the songs that have enhanced and even saved my life and my favorite lyrics from each.  I hope they bring something to you, too.


Master Teacher- Erykah Badu

"What if there was no niggas, only master teachers? I'd stay woke."


Sincerely, Jane- Janelle Monae

"The way we live,

The way we die, 

What a tragedy, I'm so terrified. 

Daydreamers, please wake up. 

We can't sleep no more." 


Indecision- Sampha

"Let it all work out." 


Be Here Now- Ray LaMontagne

"Don't let your heart get heavy,

Child, inside you there's a strength that lies."


Cloud 9- Donnie

"Happy to be nappy, 

I'm black and I'm proud, 

That I have been chosen to wear the conscious cloud, 

And I'm fine, I'm fine  

Under cloud 9." 


Rise Up- Andra Day

"You're broken down and tired,

You're living life on a merry-go-round.

And you can't find the fighter, 

But I see it in you, so we gon' walk it out, 

And move mountains." 


No More Keeping My Feet On The Ground- Coldplay

"So what? 

I feel fine. 

I feel ok. 

I've seen the lighter side of life. 

I'm alright. 

I feel good. 

So, I'll go. 

It's time to start moving." 


Black Gold- Esperanza Spalding 

 "There are folks hell-bent on putting you down, 

Don't get burned. 

Not necessarily everyone will know your worth. 

Think of all the strength you have in you, 

From the blood you carry within you. 

Ancient men. 

Powerful men. 

Builders of civilization." 


Someday We'll All Be Free- Donny Hathaway

"Keep on walking tall,

Hold your head up high,

And lay your dreams right up to the sky."


Golden Time of Day- Frankie Beverly & Maze

"People, let me tell you,

There's a time in your life,

When you find who you are...

And in your mind,

You will find you're a bright, shining star.

That's the golden time of day."


light to you, 



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