15 Songs with Lyrics that Represent Chronic Illness

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Dealing with chronic illness can be isolating and overwhelming.  Whether you're needing something that uplifts you and provides encouragement or needing to hear words that just explain how you're feeling and allow you to feel your sadness and frustration, this can be found through music.  Here are 15 songs with lyrics that relate to chronic illness:



She shuts out the night
Tries to close her eyes
If she can find daylight
She'll be alright
She'll be alright
Just not tonight

 Her Diamonds -  Rob Thomas

Hope when you take that jump
You don't fear the fall
Hope when the water rises
You built a wall
Hope when the crowd screams out
They're screaming your name
Hope if everybody runs
You choose to stay

I Lived - One Republic

Don't be so hard on yourself, no
Learn to forgive, learn to let go
Everyone trips, everyone falls
So don't be so hard on yourself, no
'Cause I'm just tired of marching on my own
Kind of frail, I feel it in my bones
Oh let my heart, my heart turn into stone
So don't be so hard on yourself, no

Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself - Jess Glynne

Sometimes it all gets a little too much
But you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up
And you don't have to be afraid, because we're all the same
And we know that sometimes it all gets a little too much

A Little Too Much – Shawn Mendes

Because I’ve seen it before
I’ve lived it before
I’ve been there before
So don’t you ever underestimate me

Pain - Of Mice & Men

Don't you know?
Don't you know things can change
Things'll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can you hold on for one more day
Things'll go your way
Hold on for one more day

Hold On - Wilson Phillips  

I'll take another sunrise
Another hand to hold tight
This isn't over
I am way too young and I won't stop running

Won't Stop Running - A Great Big World

You don't know about me
You don't know how hard I try
You don't know about me
Why the hell should you decide?
You don't know about everything going on inside
You don't know about me
You don't know about me
You don't know about me

You Don’t Know About Me - Ella Vos

I don't want less, I don't want more
Must bar the windows and the doors
To keep me safe, to keep me warm

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne

And then I'd be dancin' like a fool
I'd be laughin', I'd be cryin'
Callin' everbody I'd ever hurt and reconcilin'
I'd call everyone I loved
Say what I was scared to say till then
Now that I think about it
Maybe I should always live like the world is gonna end

Like The World Is Going To End - Ben Rector

Take take it all away
Save my heart for another day
I'm up late on the telephone
And I'm all alone with the dial tone
Wait wait 'till the sun is up
Drown my dreams in a coffee cup
Palms out, wanna beg for luck
But I'm way too proud, never giving up

It’s Amazing - Jem

If I can just hold on
Until the morning dawns
And nothing remains but a better day
And my song…
Will sing of the weighed down times now behind me
And I’ll be moving
And I’ll be grooving

The Cure - Lady Gaga

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