The Change:When Music Had Meaning

I like change but at the same time I hate it.  Yes, people change for the better but they can also change for the worst. But it’s not just people who change. The sky is changing, life is changing, everything is changing.

Including music.

Personally, I love music. Music is my escape from reality. When I put my headphones in, I forget. It is in that moment that I feel infinite.

“Music gives soul to the universe,wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and leads to all that is good and just and beautiful.”-Plato

Music is art. People compose music to express something, to convey a message to their audience, and to teach someone something. That’s what I love about music. It’s a lesson.

But my love for it is starting to fade. I feel like the messages in music are getting shallow. Songs aren’t about loving yourself anymore. They don’t show that kind of emotion. Nowadays, songs are usually about:

-being better than others and flaunting it


– and relationships gone wrong.

I don’t know why. I honestly don’t. I feel like songs are losing all meaning to them.

And with that, the artists that I once love, are changing too. You might hate me for saying this, but you know….haters gonna hate. Let’s take Taylor Swift for example.

She was…and still is a beautiful girl. I envy her musical talents, I envy the fact that she can walk onto any stage feeling comfortable, and most of all, I envy her confidence. Her songs are by far my favorite. They’re original, with meaning, and very relatable.

It was lyrics like this that made me love her all the more. I could feel the sadness, the truthfulness, and the promise being made through this song.

And then…something happened along the way. It started out small.

Taylor cut her hair. She started wearing deep V-neck dresses. And then along came the red lipstick. OH, the red lipstick!

And I’m just sitting there like:

Next thing you know her songs start changing…..

Lyrics went from the struggles of growing up and finding your place in the world, to my ex-man brought his new girlfriend and she’s like oh my god.

I did not exaggerate that line. I promise.

I miss the old her. I really do. I miss her curls, her guitar, I miss all of that.  Its things like this that make me hate “THE CHANGE”. I feel like people change these days not for themselves, but for others, and that’s not okay.

Taylor Swift. Let’s face it. You lost a very important part of yourself. You lost YOURSELF.


You changed from a sweet girl to “just another” pop artist, trying to sell more records. I’m sorry but it’s the truth.

All in all, change is good and bad. It depends on how you change. Remember don’t let others change you. Change yourself.

A shout out to these bloggers! You guys were great inspiration.

Vivian Do

Joanna Nguyen

Victoria Nguyen

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