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Life-coaching by lyrics

I had the radio on during the school run last week, and the station in question was running a feature on ‘songs that give the best life advice.’

It got me thinking about how much wisdom has been drip-fed into my subconscious, under the guise of musical entertainment.

Thinking about it, it’s not a bad way of administering the often bitter pill of counsel, since the often-upbeat delivery somehow belies the comparatively serious sentiment. It’s like the spoon full of sugar, that helps the medicine of realisation go down!

If you ask me, there are a few front-runners in this category, and in no particular order, these are;

Landslide (‘time makes you bolder, Even children get older, And I'm getting older too’) - Fleetwood Mac

Don’t look back in Anger - Oasis

That Would be Enough ( ‘the fact that you’re alive is a miracle’) - from Hamilton

Tightrope (‘It’s all an adventure that comes with a breathtaking view’) - The Greatest Showman

From Now On (‘A man learns who is there for him, When the glitter fades and the walls won't hold’) - The Greatest Showman

Which tracks would you add to the list?

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