Learn To Let It Go

I had two other ideas for posts I wanted to write today, but the idea for this post kept popping in my head, so I figured I’d talk about this today.

Music is a big part of my M.U.D. life.  I think it always has been.  I feel like music can convey so much.  There’s beauty not only in the music itself, but the lyrics.  That’s where I feel the true soul of the song lies.  I can literally get lost in listening to music, especially when I come across a song that really speaks to me.

I grew up listening to music.  My dad was huge into music and I was exposed to Simon and Garfunkel, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Joan Baez… all great music from the 60’s and 70’s.  That’s what I grew up listening to.  And through that, and because I love to sing, I learned to appreciate and listen, really listen to the lyrics.

81lUO81RvdL._SL1500_I came across Kesha’s newest song, Learn To Let It Go the other day.  The first time I heard it, I didn’t truly listen to the lyrics.  I just listened to the song, but the second time I truly listened and it really really spoke to me.  I think her newest album, Rainbow is truly Kesha’s deepest and most genuine album she has released.  There are so many songs that are so personal, about learning to love yourself and conquering your demons.  It’s truly a M.U.D. album!  Kesha’s been through a lot the past few years, and to come out with this album shows she has truly made it through the darkness to the other side.  Songs such as Praying, Learn To Let It Go, Hymn, Rainbow can speak to everyone in some sort of way.  The lyrics are that powerful.  Just read the lyrics to Learn To Let It Go:

Learn To Let It Go

Written by Stuart Chrichton, Kesha Rose Sebert, Pebe Sebert • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Been a prisoner of the past
Had a bitterness when I looked back
Was telling everyone it’s not that bad
‘Til all my shit hit the fan

I know I’m always like
Telling everybody, “You don’t gotta be a victim
Life ain’t always fair, but hell is living in resentment
Choose redemption, your happy ending’s up to you”

I think it’s time to practice what I preach
Exorcise the demons inside me
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go
The past can’t haunt me if I don’t let it
Live and learn and never forget it
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go

Had a boogeyman under my bed
Putting crazy thoughts inside my head
Always whispering, “It’s all your fault”
He was telling me, “No, you’re not that strong”

I know I’m always like
Telling everybody, “You don’t gotta be a victim
Life ain’t always fair, but hell is living in resentment
Choose redemption, your happy ending’s up to you”

So I think it’s time to practice what I preach
Exorcise the demons inside me
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go
The past can’t haunt me if I don’t let it
Live and learn and never forget it
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go

Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Learn to let go, learn to let go
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Learn to let go, learn to let go

I’m done reliving my bad decisions
I see now maybe there’s a reason
Why, I, I, I, I, I, I been through hell and back
Yeah, honestly, it’s what made me who I am
Holding on to wasted time
Gotta learn to let go in life

So I think it’s time to practice what I preach
Exorcise the demons inside me
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go
The past can’t haunt me if I don’t let it
Live and learn and never forget it
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go

Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Learn to let go, learn to let go
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Learn to let go, learn to let go

Such powerful lyrics.  It’s a song that talks about acknowledging the past, but using the strength you have gained through certain events to move forward and be a stronger person.  It’s about embracing yourself, and learning to let things that don’t serve you go.  It’s a song about life.  I feel like everyone can find some message in that song that truly speaks to them.

I’ve talked before about finding the joy in everyday.  For me, listening to music, listening to lyrics, truly understanding them, and finding the deeper meaning and connection to myself is like a form of meditation.  It’s a deeper way to look inside yourself.  I know when something speaks to me, I try to make the connection to my own life to better understand myself.  I truly love when I can connect to a song.

Pick up a copy of Kesha’s newest album Rainbow and truly listen to it.  Take out the lyric booklet, and read along as you listen to the songs to truly see the deeper meaning and connect on a deeper level.

And now that you have read the lyrics to Learn To Let It Go, watch the music video below.  I absolutely love it!


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