17 Inspirational Quotes from Songs

Here's 17 inspirational quotes from songs that you don't want to miss. Music really can ignite our spirit and touch our very soul. Quite often there is a lesson on life in every song. I truly hope the words of these songs will inspire you. 

Also the best bit, ooooooor possibly not depending on your taste, is that I've complied 20 of my own favourite tunes that you'll find at the bottom of this page.

I would love to hear what songs inspire you? All opinions and recommendations welcome! I'll collect them and compile a visitor contribution playlist later.

Stay Inspired

with this list of

17 Inspirational

Quotes from Songs


What a Wonderful World

"I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world."

- Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
and performed by Louis Armstrong


Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

"Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time."

- Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)


Let it be

"And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow
Let it be.

I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be."

- Paul McCartney


Wake Me Up When September Ends

"Here comes the rain again
Falling from the stars
Drenched in my pain again
Becoming who we are."

- Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)



"Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace"

- John Lennon


Someone like you

"Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don't forget me, I begged, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead."

- Adele


Coming in from the cold

"Don't you know:
When one door is closed -
When one door is closed
Many more is open."

- Bob Marley 


Wind Beneath My Wings 

"Did you ever know that you're my hero
You're everything I wish I could be
I could fly higher than an eagle
For you are the wind beneath my wings."

- Written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley
and performed by Bette Midler


Crazy Love

"I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles 
And the heavens open every time she smiles 
And when I come to her that's where I belong 
Yet I'm running to her like a rivers song." 

- Van Morrison 


Forever Young

"May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
when the winds of changes shift. 

May your heart always be joyful 
may your song always be sung 
May you stay forever young  

Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young."  

- Bob Dylan 


Amazing Grace

When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun." 

- Written by John Newton
and performed by Susan Boyle 


Chasing cars

"Would you lie with me
And just forget the world."

- Snow Patrol


Bridge Over Troubled Water

"When you're weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I'm on your side
When times get rough
And friends just cant be found

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down."

- Written by Paul Simon
and performed by Simon & Garfunkel


I Will Survive

"As long as I know how to love
I know I will stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
and I'll survive
I will survive" 

- Written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris
and performed by Gloria Gaynor


Let Her Cry

"Let her cry, if the tears fall down like rain
Let her sing, if it eases all her pain
Let her go, let her walk right out on me
And if the sun comes up tomorrow
Let her be, let her be."

- Hootie & the Blowfish


You've Got a Friend

"You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running, oh yeah baby to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call
and I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah. You've got a friend."

- Written by Carole King
and performed by James Talyor


Lean On Me

"Sometimes in our lives
We all have pain, we all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there's always tomorrow

Lean on me when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long 'til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on."

- Bill Withers

Well folks, I really hope you enjoyed this inspirational quotes from songs page.

Here is another compilation I hope you may like, these are just some of my own favourites.

This frequently changing Top 20 has at various times, had me either dancing like a lunatic or moistened my eyes sufficiently that a tear may or may not have fallen! (Oh alright then, I have cried to some of these songs!)

Let me know your own favourites by using the comment box below.

Wishing you every success in life.

- Will

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