“There’s always been a rainbow hangin’ over your head.” Thank you Kacey Musgraves for giving me strength during Covid.
Cass Light, Westfield

“I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me.” Taylor Swift belts out her battle scars in “New Romantics,” and I can totally relate.
Kristin Hughes, Medford

When I’m tempted to give up I play Lil Wayne’s “Love Me or Hate Me.” “I swear it won’t make or break me. I’m going wherever the money take me. Until they funeral and wake me.”
Jimmy Kidd, Pennsauken

“I’m no beauty queen, I’m just beautiful me.” Ok Selena Gomez, you are beautiful. But I love the sentiment.
Stacey Hart, Merchantville

“Got my Ray-Bans on and I’m feeling hella cool tonight. Yeah.” That’s Rihanna playing in my ear when I’m getting ready to go out. Cheers – I’ll drink to that!
Kelly Pedersen, Collingswood

“All of me loves all of you,” sings John Legend. I want someone to think that of me.
Penny Steele, Burlington

“Now, don’t hang on. Nothin’ lasts forever but the earth and sky. It slips away. And all your money won’t another minute buy.” Although I’m not rich, I have lived and continue to live a wealthy life in love and experiences. This Kansas song is a reminder that it’s enough.
Kerry Floyd, Marlton

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon just nails it.
James Ramsay, Marlton

The U2 song “Tryin’ to throw your arms around the world” introduced me to the famous line: “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” And that was everything, encouraging early feminist thoughts in my teen self.
Charlotte Markey, Glassboro

“Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” That’s from the Grateful Dead’s “Scarlet Begonias,” and it is so true.
Ben David, Mt. Laurel

Matisyahu’s “One Day” gives me goosebumps. “All my life I’ve been waitin’ for, I’ve been prayin’ for, for the people to say: that we don’t wanna fight no more. There’ll be no more war. And our children will play.”
Stefanie Jeffreys, Marlton

“Don’t it make you sad to know that life is more than who we are” by the Goo Goo Dolls woke me up to the realization that I was ready to take a big step and ask my (now) wife to marry me. You can’t be selfish all your life. Life is bigger than any one person.
Dave Benson, Mt. Laurel

“It’s something unpredictable. But in the end, it’s right. I hope you had the time of your life.” Green Day’s “Good Riddance” was written as a rebuke to a past lover, but it’s been recast as a celebration of life. I love that. When you look back on what you’ve gone through, there’s hope for the future.
Rachel Lipoff, Cherry Hill

“And love will see you through.” That’s the line from the Grateful Dead’s “Box of Rain” that means everything to me.
Brett Breslow, Cherry Hill

“I wish I was as fortunate, as fortunate as me.” Those lines from Pearl Jam’s “Wishlist” mean something to me, especially at this time of year.
Dave Silver, Marlton

Drake’s “Know Yourself” is my daily reminder to just be me. “Pray the real live forever, man. Pray the fakes get exposed.”
Tess Humphreys, Tabernacle

January 2022
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