15 People Share the Song Lyrics That Really Hit Them Hard


Music has the power to transport us to another place and to move us in an extremely personal way. I know that whenever I’m having a really bad day, I listen to some music that I love and it instantly puts me in a better mood.

AskReddit users shared the song lyrics that spoke to them on a powerful level.

#1. Lord Huron

“I had all and then most of you, some and now none of you”

The Night We Met – Lord Huron”

#2. Floyd

“Pink Floyd – Time

You are young and life is long

And there is time to kill today

And then, one day, you find

Ten years have got behind you

No one told you when to run

You missed the starting gun

And you run, and you run

To catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking

Racing around to come up behind you again

The sun is the same

In a relative way, but you’re older

Shorter of breath, and one day closer to death.”

#3. Simon and Garfunkel

“Cathy I’m lost, I said, though I knew she was sleeping. I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why”.

Simon and Garfunkel.

This line physically hurts me every time I hear it. It brings up old feelings I once considered beautiful but are now just a reminder that it was fleeting and it was a prelude to sadness.”

#4. She used to be mine

“The lyrics of “She Used To Be Mine” from Waitress are really relatable for me, particularly the chorus:

“She’s imperfect, but she tries

She is good, but she lies

She is hard on herself

She is broken and won’t ask for help

She is messy, but she’s kind

She is lonely, most of the time

She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie

She is gone but she used to be mine.”

#5. More Pink Floyd

“Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain. You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today. And then one day you find ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.”

Pink Floyd

The most hard hitting lines to me are the last two.”

#6. Queen

“Take this letter that I give you. Take it sonny, hold it high. You won’t understand a word that’s in it, but you’ll write it all again before you die.”

Father to Son, Queen. Fantastic gem of a song.”

#7. Vienna

“You’re so ahead of yourself that you forgot what you need. Though you can see when you’re wrong, you know you can’t always see when you’re right.” Vienna-Billy Joel”

#8. The Eagles

“So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key.”

The Eagles, Already Gone”

#9. Modest Mouse

“Changed my mind so much I can’t even trust it, my mind changed me so much I can’t even trust myself” Talking Shit About A Pretty Sunset -Modest Mouse”

#10. The Stable Song

“I’ve been crazy, couldn’t you tell? I threw stones at the stars, but the whole sky fell”

The Stable Song by Gregory Alan Isakov.”

#11. Songbird

“And I wish you all the love in the world. But most of all, I wish it from myself.”

Songbird, Fleetwood Mac.”

#12. Real Death

“A week after you died a package with your name on it came

And inside was a gift for our daughter you had ordered in secret

And collapsed there on the front steps I wailed

A backpack for when she goes to school a couple years from now

You were thinking ahead to a future you must have known

Deep down would not include you

Though you clawed at the cliff you were sliding down

Being swallowed into a silence that’s bottomless and real

It’s dumb

And I don’t want to learn anything from this

I love you.”

-Mount Eerie, Real Death”

#13. Lou Reed

“You made me forget myself

I thought I was someone else

someone good.

-Lou Reed”

#14. That’s a good one

“In the clearing stands a boxer

And a fighter by his trade

And he carries the reminders

Of every glove that laid him down

Or cut him till he cried out

In his anger and his shame

“I am leaving, I am leaving”

But the fighter still remains

Simon and Garfunkel – “The Boxer”

#15. Empty

“I never learned to count my blessings, I choose instead to dwell in my disasters.”

Ray LaMontagne – “Empty”