Our Favourite And Most Memorable Song Lyrics


Unwritten Book Begins Natasha Bedingfield

Songs. Lyrics. Music.

They can evoke a lot of emotion.

Sometimes they make you want to dance in the kitchen.

Some lyrics stay with us forever.

They just seem to strike a chord with us.

Here are some of our favourite and most memorable song lyrics.

“You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug.
… Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave.”
Sara Bareilles – Brave

“I never got to set my wheels in motion
But they loved me just the same
And they didn’t even know my name
Didn’t even know my name
You loved me just the same
And you didn’t even know my name”
George Canyon – My Name
Ashley from www.talesofmommyhood.com

“And now I’m glad I didn’t know
The way it all would end, the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain, but I’d have had to miss the dance.”
Garth Brooks – The Dance
Sandi from www.canadianbloghouse.com

“If we can learn that we’re one
We can overcome
before this takes us all.”
Lenny Kravitz – Does Anybody Out There Even Care
Meri from www.lil-sugar.ca

“Mother can’t you see I’ve got to live my life the way I feel is right for me
might not be right for you but it’s right for me”
Sarah Mclaughlin – Elsewhere
My Brother Cole

“Sometimes the Sound of Goodbye is Louder than any Drumbeat.”
Armin Van Buuren – Sound of Goodbye
Kristen from www.my3littlekittens.com

“If I gave you my hand would you take it
And make me the happiest man in the world… would you go with me?”
“Then I saw her face… now I’m a believer! Not a trace of doubt in my mind”
Bonnie from www.thekoalabearwriter.com

“For you, there’ll be no more crying,
For you, the sun will be shining,
And I feel that when I’m with you,
It’s alright, I know it’s right
… And the songbirds are singing,
Like they know the score,
And I love you, I love you, I love you,
Like never before.”
Fleetwood Mac – Songbird

“How long do you want to be loved?
Is forever enough, is forever enough?
How long do you want to be loved?
Is forever enough?
Cause I’m never, never giving you up”
Dixie Chicks – Lullaby
Shayna from www.mommyoutsidethebox.ca

“If you leave, don’t leave now
please don’t take my heart away.”
OMD – If You Leave
Julie from www.coffeewithjulie.ca/

“Once there was a way to get back homeward
Once there was a way to get back home
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby”
Beatles – Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
“My gift is my song… and this one’s for you.
And you can tell everybody that this is your song.
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind
that I put down in words…
How wonderful life is, now you’re in the world.”
Moulin Rouge – Your Song
Deanna from www.mapleleafmommy.com

“Cause I need freedom now, and I need to know how to live my life as it’s meant to be”
Mumford and Sons – The Cave
My Brother Cole

“And I haven’t even heard you cry
I haven’t even looked into your eyes
I haven’t held you one time but you’ve changed my life
And I don’t even know your name
But I know I’ll never be the same
Oh I can’t wait to show you you can fly
And I haven’t even heard you cry
You might look like your mom, you might look like me
I don’t really care as long as you’re healthy
And I’ll make mistakes there’s no doubt
But loves one thing you won’t live without
Cause you own a place in my heart now”
Aaron Lines – I haven’t even heard you cry
Melissa from www.mommyknowz.ca

“Every new beginning
comes from some other beginning’s end.”
Semisonic – Closing Time

“And it’s you and me and all of the people,
And I don’t know why I can’t keep my eyes off of you.”
Lifehouse – You and Me
Olivia from thiswestcoastmommy.com

“Don’t lose your confidence if you slip, be grateful for a pleasant trip and pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again. Work like a soul inspired until the battle of the day is won. You may be sick and tired, but you’ll be a man, my son. Don’t you remember those famous men who had to fall to rise again? They pick themselves up, dust themselves off and start all over again.”
Diana Krall – Pick Yourself Up
Kathryn from www.mommykatandkids.com

“There’s always gonna be another mountain, I’m always gonna wanna make it move. Always gonna be an uphill battle”
Miley Cyrus – The Climb
Cheryl from beautifulsideofhectic.com

“There’s a chapter on fathers, a chapter on sons; There are pages of conflicts that nobody won; And the battles you lost and your bitter defeat, There’s a page where we fail to meet.”
Sting – The Book Of My Life
Victoria from takingthemotherroad.com

“It’s a quarter after one, I’m a little drunk and I need you now.
Said I wouldn’t call but I’ve lost all control and I need you now.
And I don’t know how I can do without. I just need you now.”
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Pinx from hazeljlabado.com

“It’s amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word you can light up the dark.
…You say it best when you say nothing at all.”
Alison Krauss – When You Say Nothing At All

“Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by the rules
Of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap!
It’s time to try
Defying gravity
I think I’ll try
Defying gravity
And you can’t bring me down!”
Wicked – Defying Gravity
Cyn from creativecynchronicity.com

“I’ve been torn apart, put back together with a couple of pieces in wrong.
I’m holding up now, oh but I won’t be for long.”
Blue Rodeo – Head Over Heels
Lisa from fabfrugalmama.com

“There’s only now.
There’s only here.
Give in to love.
Or live in fear.
No other path.
No other way.
No day but today.”
Rent – Another Day
My Brother Cole

“I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind
got my paper and I was free.”
Indigo Girls – Closer to Fine
“Nothing matters but the weekend From a Tuesday point of view”
The Kings – This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide
Wendy from www.mapsgirl.ca

“Never is a long time – goodbye.
No answers for the asking.
It’s a long time – goodbye.
No mercy for the aching.
It’s a long time – oh I see no light on the forsaken.
Never is a long time – goodbye.
Let’s spend the night when this dream has come to an end.”
Roxette – Never Is A Long Time

“I love myself today
Not like yesterday
I’m cool, I’m calm
I’m gonna be okay!”
Bif Naked – I Love Myself Today
Heather from mmmisformommy.com

“Live in my house, I’ll be your shelter.
Just pay me back with one thousand kisses…”
Rent – I’ll Cover You
Andrea from www.mommygearest.com

“Freedom of choice is what you got. Freedom from choice is what you want.”
Devo – Freedom of Choice
JC from www.theanimatedwoman.com

“Come on get higher, loosen my lips, faith and desire with a swing of your hips.
Just pull me down hard, and drown me in love”
Matt Nathanson – Higher
“And I can’t believe that I’m your man, and I get to kiss you baby just because I can”
Michael Buble – Everything
Cynthia from cynthiahillbooks.com

“You’re a Slave to money then you die”
Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
My Brother Cole

“From this moment I have been blessed
I live only for your happiness
And for your love I’d give my last breath
From this moment on”
Shania Twain – From This Moment On
Suzanne from MapleMouseMama.com

“I don’t quite know
How to say
How I feel
Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?”
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

What songs really touch you to the core? Please share your favourite and most memorable song lyrics with us.

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. paula schuck
    March 25, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    That was a lovely diversion in my afternoon. The thing about song lyrics is sometimes I hear them differently than they are written. So it’s pretty cool to see them all written out like that. For instance Deanna’s choice was wildly different in my head.


  2. ashley p
    March 25, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    thanks for including mine! There are a lot of great songs on the list….another of my favs is

    “if heaven wasn’t so far away, I’d pack up the kids and head for the day”

  3. Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel
    March 25, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    So many fantastic and wonderful songs! So many memories. One of my favs is Fishin’ in the Dark by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  4. Little Miss Kate
    March 25, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Reading all these quotes has me singing along in my head – lots of great songs there!

  5. Christine
    March 25, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Beautiful. I love this post. It’s so true how much emotion music can evoke. They bring us back to a special time in our life, trigger emotions we thought we left behind…amazing.

    I’ll have to get back to you on your question. There are so many songs that touch me to the core. The list is long!

  6. gingermommy
    March 26, 2014 at 6:29 AM

    I think I have different songs for every stage of my life. Almost like I have my own soundtrack. I can not think of one in particular though

  7. Dani @ lifeovereasy
    March 30, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Love this post! I love blaring songs and listening to great lyrics. Hard time thinking of them on the spot though! One song I remember tearing up to is You’re Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins. But then again, I’m pretty sappy!

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