Rachel Platten: Music Review

So. This is my first music review blog post…which means I’m not exactly sure how this is going to work. #Totallywingingit 😛 With that disclaimer said, on to the review!

As many of y’all probably know, Rachel Platten rose to fame so to speak last year. With that in mind (plus the fact that I like a lot of her songs), I thought I’d start what will hopefully be many music reviews with her.

1. Fight Song

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LOVE. This is such a great song! Really powerful and inspirational lyrics such as:

Starting right now I’ll be strong (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

Know I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

I think so many people like this song because of what it says: to keep on fighting even if you don’t have friends, feel exhausted, or whatever else you may be going through. Don’t give up.

2. Stand by You

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I really enjoy this song too. I know it’s probably meant to be for two people romantically interested in each other, but I don’t think it’s limited to that.

if your wings are broken
We can brave through those emotions too
‘Cause I’m gonna stand by you


I’ll be your eyes when yours can’t shine
I’ll be your arms, I’ll be your steady satellite
And when you can’t rise, well, I’ll cry with you on hands and knees
‘Cause I
(I’m gonna stand by you)

This can apply to anyone you love: brothers, sisters, parents, etc… We all need someone that – pun not intended – will stand by us when we’re at our lowest.

I find it interesting what the second stanza says, because in Romans 12:15 it states, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” And that is what line three of this second stanza (I’ll cry with you on hands and knees) is basically saying: if someone is weeping, crying, or sad, be there for them in their grief which is what the Bible says. Of course, this shouldn’t surprise us since in John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” All truth comes from God since God is truth.

3. Better Place

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I really like this song! It’s so happy with a light-hearted sense to it.

And the colors are golden and bright again
And the sun paints the skies and the wind sings our song
It’s a better place since you came along
It’s a better place since you came along

And there y’all have it! My first music review 🙂 I hope y’all discovered a new artist or some more songs you might enjoy listening to!

~ Southern Dreamer


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