A song that dramatically influenced your life?

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

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    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

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    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

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    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
     
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  7. CockroachMan

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

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    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

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    The Macarena
     
  10. PBC

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    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

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    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

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

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    the moon - from the Ducktales Ost.
     
  14. moozxy

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    I thought BoA was korean :S

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

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

    ONTOPIC:
    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

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    Must...resist..insulting Scuber's terrible musical tastes...oops too late...

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    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

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    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

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