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25 Song Lyrics That Give Us Hope

We an all use a little bit of hope, can’t we? We have shared many posts with you of positive, inspiring quotes. And those are great. But now we want to give you more. We want you to share with your 25 song lyrics that give us hope, this way you will not only will you be reading inspiring words, you can sing them to yourself (or others) too!

  1. Let It Be – The Beatles
    And when the night is cloudy,
    There is still a light that shines on me,
    Shine on until tomorrow, let it be.
  2. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
    Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
    Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear
    Here comes the sun, doo-doo-doo-doo
    Here comes the sun

    And I say it’s all right.
  3. Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
    Oh, we got our feet on the ground
    And we’re burning it down
    Oh, got our head in the clouds
    And we’re not coming down.
  4. Jump – Madonna
    I haven’t got much time to waste
    It’s time to make my way
    I’m not afraid of what I’ll face
    But I’m afraid to stay
    I’m going down my road and I can make it alone
    I’ll work and I’ll fight till I find a place of my own.
  5. Lose Yourself – Eminem
    You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
    This opportunity comes once in a lifetime you better.
  6. Not Afraid – Eminem
    I’m not afraid (I’m not afraid)
    To take a stand (to take a stand)
    Everybody (everybody)
    Come take my hand come (come take my hand)
    We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
    Whatever weather, cold or warm
    Just letting you know that, you’re not alone.
  7. Be Alright – Dashboard Confessional
    Oh, gonna be alright
    Each of us, we got a dream to chase
    Wouldn’t have it any other way
    We’re stronger by far from the risk we take
    No, we ain’t the kind to play it safe.
  8. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
    I see skies of blue and clouds of white
    The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
    And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
  9. Hall of Fame – The Script
    Standing in the hall of fame
    And the world’s gonna know your name
    Cause you burn with the brightest flame.
  10. Try Again – Aaliyah
    If at first you don’t succeed (first you don’t succeed),
    Dust yourself off, and try again
    You can dust it off and try again, try again.
  11. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
    Rise up this mornin’
    Smiled with the risin’ sun
    Three little birds
    Pitch by my doorstep
    Singin’ sweet songs
    Of melodies pure and true
    Saying’, (this is my message to you)
    Singing’ don’t worry ’bout a thing
    ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright.
  12. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
    Don’t you know that there ain’t no mountain high enough
    Ain’t no valley low enough
    Ain’t no river wide enough
    To keep me from getting to you, baby.
  13. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
    This is my fight song
    Take back my life song
    Prove I’m alright song
    My power’s turned on
    Starting right now I’ll be strong
    I’ll play my fight song
    And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
    ‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me.

  14. Can’t Hold Us Down – Christina Aguilera
    So what do we do girls, shout out loud
    Lettin ’em know were gonna stand our ground
    So lift your hands high and wave ’em proud
    Take a deep breath and say it loud
    Never can, never will
    Can’t hold us down.
  15. Remember the Name – Fort Minor 
    This is ten percent luck
    Twenty percent skill
    Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
    Five percent pleasure
    Fifty percent pain
    And a hundred percent reason to remember the name.
  16. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi 
    You better stand tall when they’re calling you out
    Don’t bend, don’t break, baby, don’t back down
    It’s my life
    And it’s now or never
    I ain’t gonna live forever
    I just want to live while I’m alive.
  17. Unwritten – Natasha Beddingfield
    Drench yourself in words unspoken
    Live your life with arms wide open
    Today is where your book begins
    The rest is still unwritten.
  18. Skyscraper – Demi Lovato
    You can take everything I have
    You can break everything I am
    Like I’m made of glass
    Like I’m made of paper
    Go on and try to tear me down
    I will be rising from the ground
    Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper.
  19. Survivor – Destiny’s Child
    I’m a survivor (what), I’m not gon’ give up (what)
    I’m not gon’ stop (what), I’m gon’ work harder (what)
    I’m a survivor (what), I’m gonna make it (what)
    I will survive (what), keep on survivin’ (what).
  20. 100 Years – Florence + The Machine
    We have no need to fight
    We raise our voices and let our hearts take flight
    Get higher than those planes can fly
    Where the stars do not take sides.
  21. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
    What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
    Stand a little taller
    Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
    What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter.
  22. Heroes – David Bowie
    We can beat them
    Just for one day
    We can be heroes
    Just for one day.
  23. I’m Still Standing – Elton John
    You know I’m still standing better than I ever did
    Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
    I’m still standing after all this time.
  24. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
    Oh no, not I, I will survive
    Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
    I’ve got all my life to live
    And I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive
    I will survive, hey, hey.
  25. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
    Don’t stop believin’
    Hold on to that feeling
    Streetlight people
    Don’t stop believin’
    Hold on.

What are your favorite hopeful song lyrics? Let us know in the comments below! 

Related: 25 Quotes To Get Through Tough Times

About the Author

Michelle Ioannou

Michelle graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelors of Arts '13 and a Master of Arts '14. She's currently working in corporate America with a side of freelance writing. She wants you to learn from her experiences and mistakes so your 20s can be your best decade. When she's not working, she's likely planning her escape to a tropical island.