When someone asks why I like metal, I never know how to answer them. Part of the reason is because I don't listen to much of other genres. These metal bands I fell in love with have some amazing lyrics behind them, some do not. It's so hard to generalize all of these bands I listen to. There are some metal bands I don't really like. Especially since the music in every band I listen to has a different meaning behind them and therefore, a different reason why I love them.
One of my all time favorite songs is a prophecy. As soon as I heard the words "how stubborn are the scars when they won't fade away? or just a gentle reminder that now are better days?" I was sold. To me, these words have a double meaning. For one; when someone goes through a really rough time or something emotionally tough it really does scar them. When I explained that, I'm sure something popped up in your mind, as it does to me. It's something that someone can pull up in just a second. I think everyone can relate to this. Another meaning it holds for me is the physical scars. I have many scars that I look at, that reminds me of a specific day or a specific feeling. This music was something that helped me get through some of my roughest times.
Later in A Prophecy, the lyrics are; "I should've known the tides were getting higher. We can still survive. They think we're drowning but our heads are still above the waves, Above the waves." This is one of the most powerful lyrics to me. It just reminds me to keep on fighting even when to myself and probably many other people that I've already lost the battle. It's far too easy to have friends that will give up on you when times get tough. But these lyrics remind me to prove these people wrong and prove to them that I can still do better and that I'm determined to do better. This song gives me both motivation and reassurance. It motivates me to continue through rough times but it also reassures me that I'm not alone.