A song that dramatically influenced your life?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Anakir, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Anakir

    Anakir Project: Melee

    Dec 20, 2006
    Has there ever been a song that influenced you in any way? Or maybe, even changed something? I remember watching television where I happened to flip through a show called "Music is my life." It talks about how music saved people's lives. It helps them calm down and such.

    I can probably relate. I'll admit that I was an emo before. It was like.. 5 years ago. I didn't cut myself, but I did constantly hurt myself by doing stupid stuff. Not as bad as cutting your wrist though.. I always rejected everyone's opinions no matter how much they wanted to help me. Now that I look back at it, I smirk knowing that I was so stupid. I love the life I live right now. I'm just so much more optimistic now.

    Although the song may not be in English, nor did I know what the song meant, it was recommended to me by a friend. A close friend of mine from the past, all she said was "just listen to this song when you don't have someone to talk to. I tried convincing you, and it's starting to irritate me on how hard I try just to make you happy. You never seem to like anything anymore." I actually remember what she said word for word. The song is Every Heart by BoA. It's quite old. It's a japanese song. When the file finished transferring, I started listening to it. At first, I thought "it's okay" but I slowly grew attached to it. I was interested in the lyrics, so I looked it up. It wasn't something special, but for some reason, not knowing what the singer sang made it sound better. I wanted to learn more about Japanese because of this song, so I started watching anime and reading manga. Eventually, I started thinking less and less about stuff like committing suicide, hurting myself, hating people and such. Yeah.. I actually thought about committing suicide at that point of my life, but it's just a thought 'cause I know myself well enough that I wouldn't have the guts to do it. Although I don't watch anime anymore because I've out grown it, but because of this one song where it changed things for me, I know that music can actually save lives. From this one song, it changed my life quite dramatically.

    So, anyone else with a story where there's a particular song that changed them?
  2. Jhongerkong

    Jhongerkong GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 1, 2007
    Fascination Maxx taught me to give up on things if they're too hard
  3. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

    Sep 27, 2006
    Out of the corner of your eye
    I wouldn't say any specific songs have changed my life, but there are bands who definitely had a serious impact on me ...
  4. Prophet

    Prophet Resident Black Militant

    Nov 6, 2002
    United States
    The Last Poets - Niggers are scared of revolution

    Taught me that sometimes your supposed “brothers” hold you down more than the chains of your oppressor.

    good topic Btw.
  5. tojomajojo

    tojomajojo Advanced Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    United States
    never gonna give you up by rick astley

    just kidding but i'm pretty sure someone was gonna say that

    i don't really have a song that influenced my life though
  6. Flooded

    Flooded Banned

    Jan 13, 2008
    United States
  7. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    Same here.. in special, The Beatles, Weezer, U2, The Smiths and a brazilian band called Legião Urbana ("Urban Legion" in english)..
  8. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

    Oct 27, 2007
    Can it be a band? Then Rhapsody. Well, now they're called Rhapsody of fire.

    Anyways, they were the first band that got me into music. My friends listened to all that hip hop crap, while I listened to some awesome power metal. Unfortunately, I've lost interested in them after their latest album.
  9. SkankyYankee

    SkankyYankee GBAtemp Advanced Skank

    Mar 16, 2008
    United States
    In front of the PC
    The Macarena
  10. PBC

    PBC What!? I can change this??

    Dec 3, 2006
    United States
    New York
    The Band 311 has forever changed my life. I could name 30+ songs and why they will influence me forever just from that one band. I'm not sure I can remember how it all started but I've seen them live 8 times now in 5 states and its been 12 or more years I've been listening to them as my favorite band. They have helped me through every emotion I can think of and have helped me learn life lessons I wouldn't have been exposed to otherwise.

    Still they aren't the only band...I have the widest and most non-snobby musical tastes of anyone I know from my age group atleast. Folk, Electronic, Classic rock. Classical. Indie, Hip-hop, reggae.
    The key to an open mind is an open ear.
  11. Panzer Tacticer

    Panzer Tacticer veteran human

    Apr 13, 2008
    Right Here
    Considering my beliefs, I think it's amusing I think Amazing Grace is perfect. Gotta be on bag pipes though or it doesn't count.

    I don't know why I like it so much, as the lyrics don't count, as I only want to listen to the bagpipes version. Then again, I already know the lyrics, and can hear them in my head when I listen to the bagpipes.
  12. IainDS

    IainDS GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    Not a song but moving away and now hating "emo" music really influenced my life.
  13. asher

    asher ^ Liar

    Aug 16, 2004
    the moon - from the Ducktales Ost.
  14. moozxy

    moozxy hamboning

    Jul 22, 2007
    I thought BoA was korean :S

    Edit: Oh wikipedia has enlightened me, she sings both korean and japanese songs.
  15. ScuberSteve

    ScuberSteve Newbie

    I love Amazing Grace and how flexible it is.
    It can be sad OR happy, all depending on how it's played/sung.

    I don't think a single song has ever changed me.  Entire albums are what get me through the day.
    Yes, I use playlists =X
    The album of the now:
    E=MC2 (Mariah Carey)
    Album of the before:
    The Dynasty Roc la Familia (Jay-Z)
  16. Mewgia

    Mewgia drifter

    Dec 16, 2006
    United States
    Boston, MA
    Must...resist..insulting Scuber's terrible musical tastes...oops too late...

    I saw Black Sabbath last September and since then I've been really into music...so much so that I went from dreading going to music lessons to considering trying to become a professional musician, all in a few months. And it's all because of that show [​IMG]
  17. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Dramatically influenced? None.

    Some effect?
    Superheroes - Daft Punk
    Last Regrets (from Kanon 2006 anime)
    Zelda music (lol)
    Porcelain - Moby
    Lift Me Up - Moby
    uhh... does Evolution of Dance count as a song?
  18. Dylan

    Dylan 100 MILES AND RUNNIN'

    Mar 7, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    A.S. - Outbreak