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    10 Times Modern Words Spoke To Our Souls

    A list of some of the most wonderful pieces of writing I've ever seen that you will adore.

    1. Kanye West – All Falls Down

    Kanye West is controversial, but Kanye West is at his Kanye Best when rapping honestly over a good beat, and All Falls Down is exactly that. Kanye opens up about the insecurity felt by himself, and by other members of the black community in modern day life.

    "I say f**k the police, that's how I treat 'em

    We buy our way out of jail, but we can't buy freedom

    We'll buy a lot of clothes when we don't really need em

    Things we buy to cover up what's inside

    Cause they make us hate ourself and love they wealth

    That's why shorty's hollerin' "where the ballers at?"

    Drug dealer buy Jordans, crackhead buy crack

    And a white man get paid off of all of that

    But I ain't even gonna act holier than thou

    Cause f**k it, I went to Jacob with 25 thou

    Before I had a house and I'd do it again

    Cause I want to be on 106 & Park pushin' a Benz

    I want to act ballerific like it's all terrific

    I got a couple past-due bills, I won't get specific

    I got a problem with spendin' before I get it

    We all self-conscious, I'm just the first to admit it."

    2. Always – Lang Leav

    Lang Leav has a way with words, for sure, and her mastery over romance in Always is clear, as she demonstrates the power of finding your soulmate.

    "You were you,

    and I was I;

    we were two

    before our time.

    I was yours

    before I knew,

    and you have always

    been mine too."

    3. Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey

    The Great Gatsby was a beloved film for many reasons, including the lead single from the soundtrack, Lana Del Rey's Young And Beautiful. It talks about the insecurities young love can bring, but reassures that true love comes with the faith your lover will always love you, no matter what your age.

    "Dear lord, when I get to heaven

    Please let me bring my man

    When he comes tell me that you'll let him in

    Father tell me if you can

    Oh that grace, oh that body

    Oh that face makes me wanna party

    He's my sun, he makes me shine like diamonds

    Will you still love me

    When I'm no longer young and beautiful?

    Will you still love me

    When I got nothing but my aching soul?

    I know you will, I know you will

    I know that you will

    Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful? "

    4. Love Is A Losing Game – Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse is still considered one of the greatest minds in music, and the world is much poorer without her. Love Is A Losing Game was a haunting love song, showing the pain and finality love can leave you with, and one of Amy's best songs.

    "For you I was a flame

    Love is a losing game

    Five story fire as you came

    Love is a losing game

    One I wish I never played

    Oh what a mess we made

    And now the final frame

    Love is a losing game

    Played out by the band

    Love is a losing hand

    More than I could stand

    Love is a losing hand "

    5. Training Wheels – Melanie Martinez

    Melanie Martinez enchanted viewers of The Voice, and then went on to release her debut album, telling the story of a character of her own creation, Crybaby. In the touching and tender Training Wheels, she describes the difficulties in relationships where one party is dragging their feet and insisting on keeping those training wheels on.

    "Letting go, letting go

    Telling you things you already know

    I explode, I explode

    Asking you where you want us to go

    You've been riding two-wheelers all your life

    It's not like I'm asking to be your wife

    I wanna make you mine, but that's hard to say

    Is this coming off in a cheesy way?

    Love everything you do

    When you call me f**king dumb for the stupid s**t I do

    Wanna ride my bike with you

    Fully undressed,

    No training wheels left for you

    I'll pull them off for you."

    6. You Or Nobody - Jennifer Juan

    There is a dreamy quality to the work of Jennifer Juan, it's the kind of thing you expect to hear in a hallucinogenic wonderland, recited by a playful, pastel adorned figure of mystery. You Or Nobody is no exception, unlocking the mysteries and intimacies of love, through clever cooking metaphors and just the right amount of romance.

    "You were contained fire.

    Light and warmth, without destruction.

    You cooked the raw ingredients of my making,

    without burning the flavour I thought I had lost.

    Before you, I had heat everywhere but my heart,

    I thought of thawing, but it wasn't who I was,

    or who I told myself I was,

    to keep what lay underneath safe,

    from hungry hands under the table.

    I knew,

    it was you,

    or nobody.

    That was the exact request of the recipe,

    no substitutes,

    no stand ins,

    or nothing rises,

    and nothing shall be devoured.

    I know,

    without you,

    I am charred, and tasteless.

    Our flavour has lingered on my lips too long,

    that I crave you more with every second."

    7. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield

    Natasha Bedingfield's iconic inspiration anthem Unwritten has given many the motivation needed to push through hardship and take control of their destiny. Speaking of the doubts one can have and how to overcome them to be the person you want to be, it can bring a pocketful of sunshine to your life.

    "Staring at the blank page before you

    Open up the dirty window

    Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

    Reaching for something in the distance

    So close you can almost taste it

    Release your inhibitions

    Feel the rain on your skin

    No one else can feel it for you

    Only you can let it in

    No one else, no one else

    Can speak the words on your lips

    Drench yourself in words unspoken

    Live your life with arms wide open

    Today is where your book begins

    The rest is still unwritten."

    8. What Guys Look For In A Girl – Savannah Brown

    Women are constantly held to impossible beauty standards, and Savannah Brown has had enough! Penning and performing What Guys Look For In A Girl was the perfect response to not only the highly disturbing misogyny of the infamous video, but also the shocking casual misogyny faced by women every single day.

    "We live in a word where the media pulls us from the womb

    nurses us

    and teaches us our first words

    skinny pretty skinny pretty

    girls soft quiet pretty

    boys manly muscles pretty

    but I don't care whether it's your gender, your looks, your weight, your skin, or where your love lies 

    none of that matters because standards don't define you

    you don't live to meet credentials established by a madman

    you're a goddamn treasure whether you wanna believe it or not

    and maybe that's what everyone should start looking for."

    9. Remembrance Of Me – Britney Spears

    People may have mocked pop icon Britney for her attempt to express herself through poetry, but I think it's more a case of people wanting to mock Britney because at the time, it was the cool thing to do. Her poetry is confident, defiant, and a journey deep into a soul that has endured more than was ever intended.

    "Manipulation is the key

    They screw it in

    Because you're naive.

    You come to me now

    Why do you bother?

    Remember the Bible

    The sins of the Father.

    What you do

    You pass down

    No wonder why

    I lost my crown."

    10. Pretty Hurts – Beyoncé

    Beyoncé has taken us through life, with her words. She has been a source of strength, explaining our inner most feelings through her songs, and Pretty Hurts hurt the most, because we have all felt like our looks were put ahead of anything else before.

    "Mama said, "You're a pretty girl.

    What's in your head, it doesn't matter

    Brush your hair, fix your teeth.

    What you wear is all that matters."

    Just another stage, pageant the pain away

    This time I'm gonna take the crown

    Without falling down, down, down

    Pretty hurts, we shine the light on whatever's worst

    Perfection is a disease of a nation, pretty hurts, pretty hurts

    Pretty hurts, we shine the light on whatever's worst

    We try to fix something but you can't fix what you can't see

    It's the soul that needs the surgery."

    So that is my list of soul scorching, beautiful writing. I hope you enjoyed it! What makes your list?

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