I Believe In The Power Of Music

Amanda - Portsmouth, Virginia
Entered on December 2, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe that music is a remedy that can replace therapy. Whenever I am going through a situation I open up my iTunes and look for a solution to my problem. When I was going through a relationship with a guy who refused to commit to me, but wanted the benefits of a relationship, Keyshia Cole told me that, “If he aint gonna love you the way he should, then let it go,” and that’s exactly what I did. When I was in love but didn’t know how to express it Nivea gave me “Twenty five reasons why I’m really in love with you.” When I was afraid to love Jasmine Sullivan told, “It’s better to have love than not have love at all,” so I gave love a try and I’m happy I did. When I found out that my mother has six tumors the size of oranges Kirk Franklyn and his choir told me “You don’t have to worry, and don’t you be afraid, joy comes in the morning troubles they won’t last always.” These are only some of the songs that have brought me through many trials in life. I believe when no one can give you the answer you need you can find your answer in lyrics.

I believe that music can help you grieve over a lost love one, because boys to men understood that, “It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.” Alicia Keys helped me realize the importance of valuing and spending time with people because it could be the last time.

Music can make you wild, music can make you free, music can transform you into anything you want to be. Music is powerful, because there are hidden mysteries in melodies, and happiness in harmony. I believe that there is a freedom in music. When I turn on the radio in my room, behind closed doors I release my untold wild side. I may grab a brush and sing until my voice is sore, or put on a flowy dress and dance my pain away.

I believe that music describes who you are as a person. You can be a hip-hop head, a country cowboy, an R&B chick, or even a heavy metal rock star. Music brings out the best in people. It can turn a bad day into a good one. It rebukes racism, uplifts understanding, and destroys discrimination.

Music tells the world who we are. It is the drumbeat of Indian tribes; it is the strings in the Spanish guitar, and the clash of the Chinese Symbol. I believe music is a way for different cultures all around the world to stay true to their identity. Music is immortal because it cannot be destroyed. When the African slaves came to America and their drums were taken away for fear of communication they started to stomp on the earth and make their own drumbeat with their feet.

I believe in the power of music!