6 Great Songs About Purpose

Songs About Purpose
Written by Corey Morgan

Songs About Purpose

When you’re going through a rough patch in life, music might be the medicine that helps you get over it. You’ll be in a whole different head space after playing a few songs that are relevant to the situation. The following is a list of the most inspiring songs about discovering your place in the world or finding your purpose:

6 Songs About Purpose

1. T.I. Ft. Rihanna ` Live Ur Life

T.I. - Live Your Life ft. Rihanna [Official Video]

“Live ur Life” is almost certainly going to be the first song that comes to anyone’s mind when they are asked to mention songs about Purpose.

Spirits will be lifted and gratitude increased as you listen to this song. The benefits of cultivating an attitude of gratitude are often overlooked. To stop worrying about what you don’t have and start appreciating what you do have is the message of the song “Live Your Life.”

At the song’s outset, there’s a lot of sadness and emotion because the protagonist isn’t living his life and has ruined it as a result. The main character of the song is free from his predicament by the end.

As far as I can tell, the author is trying to get across the idea that you should focus on your own life and not try to control what happens in someone else’s.

2. Place In This World By Taylor Swift

A Place in this World

Even though this is an older Taylor Swift song, I still think it’s fantastic. Everything revolves around her being on her own but still having the fortitude to carry on with her life. She is driven to discover her purpose in life. Yes, she will make blunders along the way, but that is to be expected.

Most young aspiring musicians’ feelings are eloquently expressed in Taylor Swift’s “A Place in this World.” She seems to be in the midst of a period of self-discovery, even as she holds a clear vision for her future.

The song depicts a universal stage of development in which a young person has trouble pinpointing her desires. To her credit, Taylor is completely forthright in demonstrating that she is working toward an unknown future despite this uncertainty.

The chorus stresses her conviction that she is on a path less traveled and must be even more resilient than usual if she is to realize her goals. The positive aspect is that she recognizes she will likely make mistakes and face challenges along the way, but that she will persevere regardless.

The singer gains assurance and hope for the future in the second verse. She doesn’t discount the importance of being careful, but she is confident that she has what she needs to succeed on her journey.

She makes this abundantly clear when she talks about listening to music on her “radio,” which is a symbol of her passion for music. She realizes that she may not have all the answers right now, but that she can keep striving to find her ideal niche in the world.

3. “Beautiful” by Eminem

Eminem - Beautiful (Official Music Video)

Each of us is stunning in our way, blemishes and all. Throughout the ups and downs of his life and career, Eminem has learned a lot of valuable lessons.

Several meanings spring to mind, most revolving around the idea that we can’t change the circumstances of our lives (or our personalities), so we might as well accept them, or even embrace them.

He’s saying that even with our “bullshit hands,” we’re still beautiful and valuable. If you want to avoid making the same mistakes he did as a child, which included giving up and changing for other people to impress them, you should pretty much just keep doing what you’re doing.

Second, he wants us to realize that despite his meteoric rise from a lowly nobody with a bad life to a successful famous artist with a million people “wiping his a**,” he is still incapable of trusting or ever being alone.

Perhaps the fact that his life is still not ideal is meant to make us “feel [his] pain” and accept the fact that everyone has problems. No doubt he had a terrible upbringing, but he is aware that he must pull himself out of it and learn to accept and perhaps even be grateful for the life God has given him.

I don’t know anything about his background, but he claims to be “so f**king depressed” and struggling to pull himself out of a dark place. What’s important is he’s making an effort, right? And recognizes that he’s not the only one going through difficulties; we should all “be proud of who [we] are” and tell our haters to “go fck themselves.”

4. Ariana Grande ` “No Tears Left To Cry”

Ariana Grande - no tears left to cry (Official Video)

Lyrically, this is one of the best songs about purpose. The song’s lyrics don’t specifically reference the 2017 attack on the Manchester Arena, but they strongly allude to it and go on to let the world know she’s done crying over it and refuses to let it break or cloud her purpose in life. She has moved on from the incident on an emotional level, has shed all of her tears, and is now focused on her life and career again.

After Ariana Grande’s concert on May 22, 2017, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom, a terrorist bombing was perpetrated by an Islamist terrorist. More than 500 people were injured in the attack, and 23 people were killed (including the perpetrator, Salman Ramadan Abedi).

5. “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) [Official Video]

“Stronger” is preoccupied with personal growth and moving past heartbreak in relationships. In this exchange, Kelly shows her ex that the time apart has not made her feel weaker or more reliant on him.

Although she may be lonely now, she claims that she is happier and more in charge of her life than she was when she was with him. That guy must have broken up with her because he anticipated that she would spend the rest of her life miserable and alone. She tells him that he’s wrong to have such a notion.

Kelly, on the other hand, thinks she has emerged stronger because of the lessons she has learned despite the difficulty of the situation. Once more, she doesn’t long for him because she finds being with him to be a burden and because she has realized that there are better options available to her.

The singer expresses gratitude to her exes for putting her through the anguish of a breakup because it taught her she could survive and helped her identify the negative traits her ex possessed so she could avoid them in the future.

6. “How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live (Official Music Video)

Many would call it crazy, but Rimes, who sings her heart out about loving her partner so much that she can’t imagine life without them, would call it love.

Love is all about opening up and being vulnerable with one another. That is, to commit oneself so totally to another person that one consumes everything else in one’s life. If they leave, it will change your life irrevocably, possibly for the worse.

Does this mean that you can only play “How Do I Live” to your significant other? It may not be its intended purpose, but I hear this as a parent singing to their newborn child about how much they love them.

Many people would say that their children are the most important people in their lives and that no amount of adversity could ever diminish their love for them. It’s a song about how the presence of that special someone makes everything better; more purposeful.