Music infiltrates our lives in so many ways. Whether through celebration, motivation, or even just reflection, it’s always there to provide a soundtrack to our daily lives. Connecting lyrics to the many relevant facets of life can often cause you to feel as though a song was written specifically for you. I believe it’s safe to say that we all took a collective sigh the first time we heard SZA question “why you bother me when you know you don’t want me?” because it was a sentiment we could easily relate to and apply to varying situations that we’ve encountered in our lives. Here are a few other songs with lyrics that may leave you feeling triggered just the same:
Think About Me x DVSN
Don’t Think that we could ever be friends again,
’cause our history seems like it never ends
Eventually x Tame Impala
Wish I could turn you back into a stranger
’cause if I was never in your life
you wouldn’t have to change it…
No Goodbyes x Dua Lipa
Song Synopsis: A relationship has run its course but it’s easier to comfort each other and pretend that it really isn’t over.
Why don’t we hold each other, use each other
whisper pretty lies just for tonight
let’s love like there’s no goodbyes…
You Are Here x Jhene Aiko
Song Synopsis: Entering a new dating situation/potential relationship but you’ve already been through so much. You’re hopeful that the person is truly who they say that they are because you can’t handle another emotional setback.
Don’t play with my love, messing with my heart
That’s gonna be tough for you to pull off
Gave me a new start, taking it too far
It’s gonna be hard if you really aren’t
Who you say that you are…
20Something x Sza
Song Synopsis: Realizing that your twenties are coming to an end and you’re not quite where you expected to be in life. The song acknowledges how rapidly our twenties pass us by and truly reflects on how we may not have accomplished all that we wanted to professionally, romantically, and even mentally.
Honestly the entire song but…
Hopin’ my 20somethings won’t end,
Hopin’ to keep rest of my friends
Prayin’ the 20 somethings don’t kill me…
What are some songs that have lyrics that trigger you?