What Song Inspires You?


What is your favorite song that you listen to over and over for inspiration? Is there a particular lyric to that song that makes it your favorite to listen to? Does your song have a particular meaning or memory associated to it?

My favorite song: 

Bittersweet Symphony

by The Verve

I love the mixture of symphonic sounds and the lyrics.

Favorite lyrics: 

"It's a bittersweet symphony, that's life.  You try to make ends meet, you're a slave to money, then you die,"  and "I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now."

— The Verve

The lyrics are brutally true.

I think the main reason why I like this song is because it reminds me of the year I lived in Chester, England. It was 1998, just after this song came out and swept the charts. It was the year that my oldest daughter was born, and I remember listening to it in the car on the way to the hospital to check on my wife. (23 hour labor, and the nurses made me leave for a while.) I had that so in my mind from the drive back to the hospital, then she was born. 

My children are a big inspiration for my writing. So, I guess that is why I like to listen to this song. Whenever I hear it I think of my firstborn and she inspires me!

What song inspires you?