One thing I can tell you for sure is that music can save the soul. For me music is my outlet. Music has always played a role in my life, especially when I was in high school dealing with the ups and downs of the average teenager on top of depression etc.

Not only a song, but this band in general, has gotten me through a lot of tough times in my life. My humanities moment hit me when I was in a pickle in life and everything was at a standstill. I had this song “Swing Life Away” by Rise Against. The main chorus is “We live on front porches and swing life away. We get by just fine here on minimum wage, if love is a labor I’ll slave till the end.”

Honestly even now when I’m feeling my worst or in a funk I still blare this song.. It makes one realize that you have to work hard in life but as long as you have something worth working for that happiness will come. It’s crazy how a song can uplift your spirits or take you to another world if you allow it to.

– Melissa B. (Student)