One of my favorite things to do is listen to music. But, I don't listen to just any type of music. When I listen I need lyrics that can really relate to my life and move me. Depending on whatever mood I'm in I know exactly what song to go to. This is why I'm going to try and fit these song lyrics into my blog! Incorporate my two favorite things into one! So, that's why I'll be adding a new weekly post to my blog, all about my favorite song lyrics and what they mean to me!
This weeks song lyric is from one of my absolute favorite bands, Fall Out Boy: "I don't just want to be a footnote in someone else's happiness." taken from the song "A Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet." Fall Out Boy is known for their song titles that make almost no sense when put into context with the song. I never knew what the lyrics to this song were until I really listened to them. After I heard these particular lyrics more clearly, it occurred to me how true they really are!
Everyone's goal in life is to be happy and be surrounded by people who are also happy! Obviously, easier said than done. One of my biggest worries is that I will spend all of my time trying to make the people around me happy and I'll forget to do things that make me happy. Then, I worry that if I am able to make someone happy they won't appreciate it because they automatically expect that from me. That's where the lyrics come into play!
I'm constantly worried about making other people happy and trying to be remembered for doing it when I should just be grateful simply because I am able to help someone else find happiness. Yes, being a mere "footnote" in someone else's happiness can be a little rough at time but think about it. When you see a footnote on a paper or in a book you always look down and read what has to be said, it's almost an addition to the content already on the page. If I was lucky to be able to leave even the smallest impression on someone's life and they chose to keep that memory in the story that is their life, I have done something remarkable.
Have a favorite song or song lyric with a meaning? I'd love to hear it!