Songs About Adapting
Adaptation is a characteristic feature of all living things and we humans are no exception. We adapt to conditions, situations and emotions over the course of time.
I’d say this is both psychologically and pathological. Because just as our immune system gets adapted (immune) to certain viruses, we also adapt to several hardships and situations as they come.
Experiencing hardship, breakups, failures and struggles for the first can be devastating. It’s almost as if you’ve lost the will to move on and the zeal to persevere but here’s the good thing about this; you’ll always adapt and move on. And how best can you do that without songs about adapting to situations?
Inasmuch as you won’t forget these experiences, but you’ll adapt to them, making peace with them and forging on because that’s what life’s all about.
I’ve compiled a list of songs about adapting to situations – hardships, struggles, breakup, divorce or whatever the case may be but in all, I hope you find peace. Shalom!
1. “Anything’s Possible” by Lea Michelle
Lea Michelle’s “Anything’s Possible” is almost certainly going to be the first song that comes to anyone’s mind when they are asked to mention songs about adapting.
This is a song about having faith no matter what challenges or difficulties life throws at you. Always having faith that there is a way out of a difficult situation and that success can be achieved despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
It is important to forget the negative things that have happened in the past and look forward with self-assurance and determination. It’s an anthem to people to persevere through difficulties; not to give up and to remember that there’s always a light at the end of every tunnel. Indeed, if you’re going through difficult times, here’s a song to give you the strength you need to push through it.
2. “Don’t Give Up” by Peter Gabriel ft. Kate Bush
The challenging state of the economy that prevailed in the United Kingdom, Peter Gabriel’s native country, during the time period in which this song was written serves as the basis for the song’s central concept.
To put it more succinctly, Peter plays the part of a man who is currently experiencing a run of bad luck. To be more specific, he unexpectedly finds himself in a circumstance in which he is unable to support himself financially.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that this is not a song that is genuinely about depression, even though the main character is obviously suffering from this condition in addition to other problems.
Instead, it focuses on maintaining one’s confidence and optimism in the face of such misfortunes, as well as, in Gabriel’s own words, the difficulty connected with learning how to deal, cope and adapt to setbacks and defeat.
3. “Couldn’t Be Better” by Kelly Clarkson
We are sometimes placed in challenging circumstances that need us to learn and adapt quickly. However, there are other aspects of our lives in which we do have some control over how we grow into the people we will become.
For instance, we can shape our future by surrounding ourselves with positive and encouraging people, keeping up a healthy diet and exercise routine, and pushing ourselves to be better versions of ourselves.
Everyone goes through this process in their own unique way, which is why we adore the way that Kelly Clarkson’s song “Couldn’t Be Better” embraces individuality and emphasises the significance of selecting your own path in life. Kelly’s a creative artist and this piece did justice to her creativity and positivity.
4. “Courage To Change” by Sia
We need to fight for a better tomorrow now more than we ever have before. Be brave, show courage, and take action to bring about the great changes you want to see in our society and in your own world. Adaptation and change is the only thing that is certain to be constant.
The song is yet another graceful effort, with the goal of encouraging its listeners to be their bravest selves while working toward the change in the world that they wish to see.
Whether you are making a change for yourself or going through a challenging transition in life, it takes courage to persevere and adapt through these transitions. Sia’s song “Courage to Change” serves as a timely reminder that having courage and relying on the assistance and support of others are not mutually exclusive.
This is a masterpiece and one you should definitely listen to. Sia has always been a promising and amazing vocalist. She performed “Courage To Change” at the Billboard’s 2020 Music Awards and it was breathtaking!
5. “100 Years” by Five for Fighting
This song is a joyous ode to the gift of life. It discusses the perks and drawbacks of living a full life. The easier times make you wiser, but the more difficult times are a joy to live adapt to and live through.
The lyrics to this song about transitions emphasise the significance of realising that everything in life is really temporary and that we should just try to make the most of the time we have hereby allowing ourselves to transition from one stage of life to another when the time is right.
On second thought, listeners can also interpret it as a song on the significance of compiling a bucket list of the things they wish to do while they are still alive to serve as a reminder of the things they value most in life.
6. “All Things Must Pass” by George Harrison
This song’s message can be summed up by its title: despite our best efforts, almost nothing in this life or in this world is everlasting. This is true no matter where we look.
Many people find it difficult to acknowledge the reality of the situation. Although it is a somewhat depressing song, “Change” nevertheless manages to provide some consolation by pointing out that life is full of transitions, which is something we can all take comfort in hearing.
Getting used to the idea that this knowledge is part of who you are can make it easier to adjust to new circumstances than it could have been otherwise.