Rachel Platten

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Today I see myself differently than when I was a toddler. There are good and bad events that have shaped me into the person I am now. Good and bad things happen to everyone; although maybe not the same events that have occurred in my life or in the order that they have happened. These songs that I have picked, paint a picture of the past events or feelings I have had in my life. When the song “fight song” by Rachel Platten plays over the radio, the lyrics really bring me back to feelings I have in my own life. I’m the type of person to keep thoughts, feelings, and ideas inside to keep others happy; only rarely will I say everything I want to say in a conflict. The quote from the song “And all those things I didn't say Wrecking balls inside my brain I will scream them loud tonight” relates to how I will often times keep stuff bottled away inside until I have built up too much and it all gets released at one time. When all the things I didn’t say before come out every thought or little detail of my feelings is processed and released. At the moments that …show more content…

When I listen to the lyrics “Now, son, I'm only telling you this because life can do terrible things” I can’t help but look back on all the hard events I have been through in my own life. When I was four years old my mom suffered from a severe stroke after her drink got drugged. Even to this day I still have to step up and do more to help out around the house. Her capabilities have changed and my responsibilities have become greater. Just earlier this year, during summer, my dad was diagnosed with a late stage of throat cancer. Our family routine has certainly changed, from the things we eat to the time we spend together driving him to his treatments. Both of these major events in my life have made me realize that if I stop having a positive outlook, things will seem to get harder for

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