Your Most Inspirational Song?

  1. This doesn't have to mean spirituals or hymns, although those are certainly OK to list.....

    My absolute favorite is "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban.....

    "You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains,
    You raise me up, to cross the stormy seas,
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders,
    You raise me up, to more than I can be."

    Gives me chills every time I hear it.......it's the way I feel about God and how He works in my life. Another one I really love as a motivational song is "One Moment in Time", which was the theme of the 1988 Olympics:

    "Give me one moment in time,
    When I'm more than I thought I could be,
    When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away,
    And the answers are all up to me.
    I want one moment in time,
    When I'm racing with destiny,
    There is that one moment in time
    When I will be free, I will be free......"

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  3. by   Energizer Bunny
    Independence Day by MArtina McBride got me the heck out of a relationship that probably would have ended up with my death.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    "my way", by frank sinatra
  5. by   Angela Mac
    "The List" by Toby Keith- following the 911 disaster.
    It made me realize that every day is precious, and that I needed to prioritize.
    Last edit by Angela Mac on Jul 7, '04 : Reason: typos
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    All good songs!
  7. by   Tweety
    There's a contemporary Christian singer named Kathy Troccolli (who had a mainstream crossover hit in the early 90s "Everything Changes") who in the 80s had a song on one of her albums called "Gotta Keep On Dancin'" which basically was an upbeat motivational song that I played over and over again when I was taking prereqs and in nursing school. Gave me lots of energy.

    I Just Want to Celebrate originally done by Rare Earth, but the version I listened all the time was by a Christian singer by the name of Kim Boyce

    Make It Happen by Mariah Carey
    One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston
  8. by   movealong
    I was just listening to an old song from Laura Nero called Save the Country.

    Come on, people! Come on, children!
    COme on down to the glory river.
    Gonna wash you up, and wash you down,
    gonna lay the devil down, gonna lay that devil down.
    I got fury in my soul,fury's gonna take me to the glory goal.
    In my mind I can't study war no more.
    Save the people! Save the children! Save the country now!
    Come on, people! come on, children!
    Come on down to the glory river.
    Gonna wash you up and wash you down.
    Gonna lay the devil down, gonna lay that devil down.
    COme on people! Sons and mothers!
    Keep the dream of the two young brothers.
    Gonna take that dream and ride that dove.
    We could build the dream with love, I know,
    We could build the dream with love, I know,
    We could build a dream with love, children,
    We could build the dream with love, oh people,
    We could build the dream with love, I know,
    We could build the dream with love.
    2nd verse:
    Come on, people! Come on, children!
    There's a king at the glory river.
    And the precious king, he loved the people to sing;
    Babes in the blinkin' sun sang
    We Shall Overcome.
  9. by   hypnotic_nurse
    "Let's Do It" by the Sugar Beets (a small band from Seattle)

    We've got a whole wide world of work to do
    Well we've got the job and we've got the crew
    Let's do it -- oh oh oh let's do it.
    Let's get on with the work, boys and girls, let's do it.

    Well we've got a world in disrepair
    But we've all got a lot of help to share
    Let's do it -- oh oh oh let's do it.
    Let's get on with the work, boys and girls, let's do it.

    There's more, but I can't remember the rest of it right this moment.

    This is the song I played every morning for two years to get me motivated for nursing school -- a very perky and upbeat tune.

    You can find Sugar Beets' newest cd on CDBaby.com.
  10. by   hypnotic_nurse
    Quote from movealong
    I was just listening to an old song from Laura Nero called Save the Country.
    The Fifth Dimension covered this song as well (gee, kind of dates me, doesn't it?!!)
  11. by   movealong
    Quote from hypnotic_nurse
    The Fifth Dimension covered this song as well (gee, kind of dates me, doesn't it?!!)
    Yep, you're right about the 5th dimension. I quess it kinda dates me too!

    I was listening to old stuff after reading all the songs mentioned on other threads.
  12. by   THOMP974
    Mine is "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

    "I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
    You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
    May you never take one single breath for granted,
    GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
    I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
    Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
    Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
    And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

    I hope you dance....I hope you dance.

    I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
    Never settle for the path of least resistance
    Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',
    Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',
    Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
    When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,
    Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
    And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

    I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
    I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
    (Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along,
    Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where
    those years have gone.)

    I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
    Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
    Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,

    And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

    Dance....I hope you dance.
    I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
    I hope you dance....I hope you dance..

    (Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along

    Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where
    those years have gone)"
  13. by   NDivine
    [QUOTE=mjlrn97]This doesn't have to mean spirituals or hymns, although those are certainly OK to list.....

    "Bright Side of The Road" I want to say the artist is Van Morrison, but I am tired right now and getting my thoughts confused. Tweetie?
  14. by   movealong
    Yep, Van covered it.

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