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7 Songs about Holding on when Life Gets Rough ...

By Holly

When life feels overwhelming, it can help to listen to songs about holding on and keeping up your strength. Music helps heal your pain by being relatable and giving you advice, even if you don’t realize it. When you listen to these songs about holding on, pay close attention to the lyrics. If you’re going through times, they could be just the thing you need to hear.

1 Move along

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Out of all of the songs about holding on to life, this one is by far the best (I may be biased since I have the lyrics tattooed onto me). It’s sung by the All American Rejects and speaks about clinging to life, even when it’s horrid. You can’t act like you’re the only person who has felt pain, because everyone has been through their own form of torture. Even when you’ve lost all hope, you have to keep going. Eventually, things will get better and it’ll all be worth your struggle.

2 Hold on Till May

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Pierce the Veil sings this song about suicide. There are lyrics in the middle of the song that say, “If I were you, I’d put that away. You’re just wasted and thinking about the past again. Darling, you’ll be okay.” It’s an inspirational song that will make you cry, but will also make you feel like you’re not alone. Hurting yourself is never the answer. You need to fight and hold on to life with all of your might.


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3 Hold on

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Good Charlotte sings this song about how cold the world is. They admit that life is hard and that everyone has days where they go through pain. The lyrics say, “We all bleed the same way as you do. And we all have the same things to go through.” The overall message is that you can make it through life because it’ll get better. If you feel like giving up, listen to this song in order to regain a little faith.

4 Famous Last Words

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This song, by My Chemical Romance, is about making it through life on your own. It’s entirely possible to survive, even when it feels like no one is there to help you along. They sing, “I am not afraid to keep on living. I am not afraid to walk this world alone.” This is an empowering song that will make you feel like you’re able to accomplish anything.

5 Keep Holding on

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This is an older song by Avril Lavigne. If you have someone in your life that you know will always be there for you, this song will brighten your day. Avril talks about staying by her friend’s side and that they can make it through anything, because they’re there for each other. The tune is catchy and will keep you singing it all day. If you have a close friend to help you through life, this song will make you appreciate them and remind you that you’re never alone.

6 Never Too Late

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Three Days Grace sings about how harsh life can be, but that it’s never too late to turn your life around. If you enjoy rock, then you’ll love this song. Not only is it catchy, but it has meaningful lyrics that can help you get through the day. What are you waiting for? If you’ve never heard it before, go listen to it.

7 Jumper

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This song by Third Eye Blind is upbeat, although it’s about a serious issue. It speaks about a man who’s standing on a ledge, about to commit suicide. The band sings about how killing yourself is never the answer and that the man should put his past away. Its message is to prevent others from making the mistake of harming themselves. Instead, they should forget about their bad memories and live life on a clean slate.

Music can be your savior, if you let it. I hope that these songs change your attitude when you’re feeling depressed. What songs do you listen to when you’re feeling upset?

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