Most music revels in its youthful energy. For as many serious topics are present in songs, there are just as many concerned with partying and not worrying about what the future has in store. Then again, we all have to grow up sooner or later.
Ever since the dawn of time, some artists have used their songs as ways to capture the process of moving from one stage of life to the next. Whether it's watching your old town get smaller as the years go by or seeing your relatives slowly fade from memory, there's a certain wisftulness in each of these songs that yearns to go back to the era where nothing really mattered too much.
While some of these songs might look back on their past with disdain or cringe at what they once were, the best of these help acknowledge where they are today and how they can use their experiences as a means to turn into a better person. The long journey of life might not be the most pleasant all the time, but it's one that we have to take regardless, and let's hope we face it with the same amount of confidence as these songwriters have.
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