72 Songs About Adoption (Pop, Rap & More)

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72 Songs About Adoption (Pop, Rap & More)

I. Pop Songs About Adoption

1. Forever Young by Rod Stewart

Artist: Rod Stewart
Album: Out Of Order [Expanded Edition]
Year: 1988

The song is about a person who is looking back on their life and reflecting on all of the good times they have had. They are grateful for all of the people who have been a part of their life and who have helped them to become the person they are today. They wish for everyone to be forever young and to always be happy.

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2. You’ve Got a Friend by Carole King

Artist: Carole King
Album: Tapestry
Year: 1971

The song is about the value of having a true friend, someone who will always be there for you no matter what. It is a song of comfort and reassurance, telling the listener that they are never alone as long as they have a friend.

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3. Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel

Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Album: Bridge Over Troubled Water
Year: 1970

“Bridge over Troubled Water” is a song by Simon & Garfunkel from their 1970 album of the same name. The song was written by Paul Simon and produced by the duo. It is a folk rock ballad with a gospel influence. The song’s lyrics describe the narrator’s desire to be a bridge over troubled water for someone else. The song became a hit single, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and number four in the United Kingdom. In 2004, it was ranked number 48 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

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4. Children of the World by Barry Manilow

Artist: Barry Manilow
Album: Because It’s Christmas
Year: 1990

The song is about children all over the world and how they are the future. The lyrics talk about how children are the hope for the future and how they should be treated with love and respect.

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II. R&B Songs About Adoption

1. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

Artist: Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
Album: United
Year: 1967

The song is about how no matter how high a mountain is, it cannot stop two people in love from being together.

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2. I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5

Artist: The Jackson 5
Album: Third Album
Year: 1970

The song is about a lover who is willing to do anything for their partner. They will be there for them no matter what.

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3. Lean on Me by Bill Withers

Artist: Bill Withers
Album: Still Bill
Year: 1972

The song is about offering support to someone during difficult times. It talks about how we all need someone to lean on occasionally, and how important it is to have someone to rely on.

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4. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg by The Temptations

Artist: The Temptations
Album: Gettin’ Ready (Expanded Edition)
Year: 1966

The song is about a man who is begging his woman to take him back, admitting that he was wrong and promising to change.

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5. You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Talking Book
Year: 1972

The song is about a man who is madly in love with a woman and she is the sunshine of his life. He talks about how she brings light into his life and makes him happy.

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6. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours by Stevie Wonder

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Signed, Sealed & Delivered
Year: 1970

The song is about a man declaring his love for a woman and telling her that he is ready to commit to her. He says that he has been waiting for her and that he is finally ready to make a move.

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7. I Wish by Stevie Wonder

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Music of My Mind
Year: 1972

The song is about a young boy who wishes he could have all the things that he sees other kids with. He wishes he could have a bike, a new pair of shoes, and a toy truck. He also wishes he could go to the circus and see the animals.

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8. Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Songs in the Key of Life
Year: 1976

“Isn’t She Lovely” is a song by Stevie Wonder, from his 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life. The song is a celebration of the birth of Wonder’s daughter, Aisha Morris. The lyrics express Wonder’s joy at the miracle of his daughter’s birth, and the music is upbeat and positive. The song was a hit, reaching number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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9. I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: The Woman in Red
Year: 1984

The song is about a man who calls his love interest to tell her that he loves her. He starts off by saying that he knows she knows he loves her, and that he just wanted to call and tell her again. He then proceeds to say that he is thinking about her, and that she is the best thing that has ever happened to him. He ends the song by saying that he just called to say he loves her.

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10. Adorn by Miguel

Artist: Miguel
Album: Kaleidoscope Dream
Year: 2012

The song is about a man who is madly in love with a woman and he is willing to do anything to make her happy. He wants to adorn her with all of the finer things in life and show her how much he cares for her.

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11. Adopted Child by Paul Simon

Artist: Paul Simon
Album: One-Trick Pony
Year: 1980

The song is about a child who was abandoned by his parents and taken in by a family who treated him like their own. The child grows up and becomes a successful man, but he always wonders about his real parents and what happened to them.

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12. As by Stevie Wonder

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Songs in the Key of Life
Year: 1976

The song is about a relationship that is falling apart. The singer is trying to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.

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III. Rap Songs About Adoption

1. Ain’t No Half Steppin’ by Big Daddy Kane

Artist: Big Daddy Kane
Album: Long Live the Kane
Year: 1988

The song is about a man who is confident in his abilities and is not afraid to show it. He is a ladies man and is not afraid to take risks. He is also not afraid to take on anyone who tries to step to him.

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2. All Falls Down by Ye

Artist: Ye
Album: The College Dropout
Year: 2004

“All Falls Down” is a song by American hip hop artist Kanye West. It was released as the third single from his debut album, The College Dropout. The song was produced by West and features singer Syleena Johnson. The song’s subject matter deals with the materialism of modern society.

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3. Changes by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: Greatest Hits
Year:

“Changes” is a song by American rapper Tupac Shakur, which was recorded in 1992 and released as a single in 1998. The song addresses the issue of racism in America, and Shakur’s hope for a future where people of all races can live together in peace.

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4. Dear Mama by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album:
Year:

The song is a tribute to Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur. He talks about how she was a strong black woman who raised him by herself and how she always put her children first. He talks about how she was always there for him, even when he was in trouble. He talks about how she is the reason he is the man he is today and how he will always love her.

5. Family Business by Ye

Artist: Ye
Album: The College Dropout
Year: 2004

“Family Business” is a song by American rapper Kanye West from his debut studio album, The College Dropout (2004). The song features vocals from West’s cousins GLC and Tony Williams, and is produced by West himself. It is a reflection on West’s own family life growing up in Chicago, and how his own experiences can be applied to larger issues facing society today. The song is built around a sample of “A House Is Not a Home” by Luther Vandross.

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6. Keep Ya Head Up by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
Year: 1993

The song is about keeping your head up through tough times. No matter what happens, you have to keep going.

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IV. Latest Songs About Adoption

1. My Boy by Elvie Shane

Artist: Elvie Shane
Album: Backslider
Year: 2021

Elvie Shane’s “My Boy” is a heartwarming song about a father’s love for his son. The lyrics express the father’s pride in his son’s accomplishments, and how much he loves and misses him. The song is sure to bring a tear to the eye of any parent who has ever had to say goodbye to their child.

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2. Adopted Child by Yungeen Ace

Artist: Yungeen Ace
Album: Life of Betrayal 2x
Year: 2021

The song is about the rapper’s experience as an adopted child. He talks about how he was never really sure of his place in his family, and how he always felt like an outsider. However, he also talks about how his adoptive parents always loved and accepted him, and how they were the only family he ever really needed.

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3. When You’re Older by Michael Shynes

Artist: Michael Shynes
Album: There Goes the Devil
Year: 2017

The song is about a young man reflecting on his life and how things will be different when he’s older. He talks about how he’ll have a wife and kids and a house with a white picket fence. He’ll be a successful man with a good job and he’ll be able to provide for his family. But even though his life will be different, he still wants to be close to the people he loves and he still wants to be a good person.

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4. What It Means to Be Loved by Mark Schultz

Artist: Mark Schultz
Album: Come Alive
Year:

The song is about how great it is to be loved by someone. The singer talks about how he never knew what it was like to be loved until he met his current partner. He talks about how being loved by someone makes him feel complete and how he would do anything for the person he loves.

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5. The Adoption Song by Logan Tyler

Artist: Logan Tyler
Album: Logan Tyler and Friends
Year: 2020

The Adoption Song by Logan Tyler is a song about a child who was adopted. The song is told from the child’s perspective and talks about how the child was loved by their adoptive parents. The song also talks about how the child’s birth parents loved them too and how the child is grateful to have been adopted.

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6. Goodness of God by Bethel Music

Artist: Bethel Music
Album: Without Words: Genesis
Year: 2019

The song is a worship song about the goodness of God. The lyrics talk about how God is good all the time, and how His goodness is never ending. The song is a reminder to us that no matter what happens in our lives, God is always there for us and His goodness will never leave us.

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7. Being an Adoptee by Corey Goldwaves

Artist: Corey Goldwaves
Album: Mr. Smooth Goldwaves
Year: 2021

“Being an Adoptee” is a song about the unique experience of being adopted. The song captures the feeling of not belonging anywhere and being different from everyone else. It also touches on the subject of loss and longing for a family that you will never know. The song is ultimately about finding strength in yourself and your identity as an adoptee.

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8. Adopted by Casey J

Artist: Casey J
Album: The Gathering
Year: 2019

The song is about a girl who was adopted by a family and how they have helped her through her life. The song talks about how the family has been there for her through everything and how they have helped her become the person she is today.

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V. Christian Songs About Adoption

1. All My Hope by David Crowder

Artist: David Crowder
Album: American Prodigal
Year: 2016

The song “All My Hope” by David Crowder is a worship song that proclaims the hope that we have in Jesus. The song starts with the lyrics, “All my hope is in Jesus, none other is my desire.” The song goes on to talk about how Jesus is our hope and our strength, and how we can put our trust in him. The song ends with the lyrics, “All my hope is in Jesus, all my hope is in you.”

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2. Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts

Artist: Rascal Flatts
Album:
Year: 2004

The song is about a man looking back on his life and all the mistakes he has made. He is thankful for all the people who have helped him along the way, even though he has not always been the best to them.

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3. Blessed Be Your Name by Matt Redman

Artist: Matt Redman
Album: Where Angels Fear to Tread
Year: 2002

The song is about praising God for who He is and what He has done. It is a song of thanksgiving and worship.

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4. Everything To Me by Mark Schultz

Artist: Mark Schultz
Album: Broken & Beautiful
Year: 2006

The song is about a person who is in love and has found everything they need in that one person. They would do anything for that person and are grateful for everything they have been given.

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5. Build My Life by Passion

Artist: Passion
Album: Passion (Worthy of Your Name)
Year: 2017

The song is about building one’s life on a foundation of love and faith. It talks about how love and faith are the things that sustain us through life’s ups and downs. It also talks about how important it is to have someone to lean on when life gets tough.

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6. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Artist: Christina Perri
Album:
Year:

The song is about a couple who are in love and have been together for a thousand years. They are willing to spend eternity together and their love is strong and everlasting.

7. Do It Again by Elevation Worship

Artist: Elevation Worship
Album: There Is a Cloud
Year: 2017

The song is about continuing to worship God even when things are tough. It talks about how God is always there for us and how we need to keep worshipping him.

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8. I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe

Artist: MercyMe
Album: The Worship Project
Year: 1999

The song is about a person imagining what it will be like to be in heaven. The person imagines being in a beautiful place with no more pain or suffering. They imagine being reunited with loved ones who have died and being able to worship God freely. The song is a reminder that even though we don’t know what heaven will be like, we can trust that it will be better than anything we can imagine.

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9. Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin

Artist: Chris Tomlin
Album: The Ultimate Playlist
Year: 2016

This song is about how God is a good father and how we can trust him. It is a worship song that is sung in many churches.

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10. Goodness of God by Bethel Music

Artist: Bethel Music
Album: Without Words: Genesis
Year: 2019

The song is a worship song about the goodness of God. The lyrics talk about how God is good all the time, and how His goodness is never ending. The song is a reminder to us that no matter what happens in our lives, God is always there for us and His goodness will never leave us.

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11. Come Thou Fount by Passion Conferences

Artist: Passion Conferences
Album: Passion: Our Love Is Loud
Year: 2002

The song is a hymn about the desire for God. The lyrics express a longing for God’s presence and a need for His grace. The song also speaks of the hope that we have in Christ.

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12. Adopted to Us by Matt Redman, Martin Smith

Artist: Matt Redman, Martin Smith
Album: The Big Worship Box Set
Year: 2005

The song is about how we are all adopted into God’s family. It talks about how we are all sinners and how God loves us anyway. It talks about how God sent his Son, Jesus, to die for our sins so that we could be forgiven. It talks about how we are now children of God and how we should praise him for his love.

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13. One Less by Matthew West

Artist: Matthew West
Album: The Story of Your Life
Year: 2010

The song is about a young girl who is contemplating suicide. She is tired of the pain and hurt she feels in her life and just wants it to end. The song is a plea to her to not give up and to keep fighting. There is always someone who loves her and wants her to stay alive.

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14. The Father’s Love by Sovereign Grace Music, Devon Kauflin

Artist: Sovereign Grace Music, Devon Kauflin
Album: Sons & Daughters
Year: 2009

The song is about the father’s love for his children and how it is never-ending. It is a reminder that no matter what happens in life, the father’s love will always be there.

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15. So Far to Find You by Casting Crowns

Artist: Casting Crowns
Album: Come to the Well
Year: 2011

The song is about a person who is searching for meaning in life and is willing to go to great lengths to find it. The lyrics talk about how this person is looking for something that they can’t find in the world around them. They are willing to go to any length to find it, even if it means sacrificing everything they have.

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16. Be the Change by Micah Tyler

Artist: Micah Tyler
Album: Different
Year: 2017

The song is about making a difference in the world and being the change that you want to see. It is about being selfless and helping others, even if it is just in a small way. Every act of kindness makes a difference and can change the world for the better.

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17. When Love Takes You In by Steven Curtis Chapman

Artist: Steven Curtis Chapman
Album: Declaration
Year: 2001

The song is about a couple who is in love and has been through some tough times together. They have been through some dark times, but their love has never wavered. They are now in a good place and their love is stronger than ever.

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18. God Delights in You by Sovereign Grace Music, George Romanacce

Artist: Sovereign Grace Music, George Romanacce
Album: Sons & Daughters
Year: 2009

“God Delights in You” is a song about how much God loves His children, and how nothing can separate them from His love. The song is sung from the perspective of God Himself, declaring His love for His people. He sings that no matter what they go through in life, He will always be there for them and He will never leave them.

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VI. Country Songs About Adoption

1. Angels Among Us by Alabama

Artist: Alabama
Album: Cheap Seats
Year: 1993

The song is about people who have passed away and are now angels watching over us. It talks about how they are always with us even though we can’t see them.

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2. Everything To Me by Mark Schultz

Artist: Mark Schultz
Album: Broken & Beautiful
Year: 2006

The song is about a person who is in love and has found everything they need in that one person. They would do anything for that person and are grateful for everything they have been given.

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3. Home by Dierks Bentley

Artist: Dierks Bentley
Album: Home
Year: 2012

The song “Home” by Dierks Bentley is a song about a man who is away from home and is longing to be back with his family and friends. The song is set in a country music style and is very catchy and easy to sing along to. The lyrics are very relatable and many people can relate to the feeling of being away from home and wanting to be back with loved ones.

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4. Adopted by Bruce Frye

Artist: Bruce Frye
Album:
Year:

The song is about a boy who is adopted by a man named Bruce Frye. The boy is happy to have a new father, and he sings about all the things they will do together.

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5. Come Home (Music Video) by Ben Nelson

Artist: Ben Nelson
Album:
Year:

In the music video for “Come Home” by Ben Nelson, the artist is seen performing the song in various locations around Los Angeles. The video features footage of Nelson singing and playing the guitar, intercut with shots of different people and places in the city. The video ends with Nelson playing the guitar on a rooftop, overlooking the city.

6. Naleigh Moon by Josh Kelley

Artist: Josh Kelley
Album: Georgia Clay
Year: 2011

The song is about a young man who is in love with a girl named Naleigh. He is willing to do anything for her, including giving up his life for her.

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7. Life Changes by Thomas Rhett

Artist: Thomas Rhett
Album: Life Changes
Year: 2017

The song is about how life changes and how people change with it. It talks about how things happen that you never thought would happen, and how you have to adapt to the changes.

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8. Meant to Be by Steven Curtis Chapman

Artist: Steven Curtis Chapman
Album: Re:creation
Year: 2011

The song is about a young man who is in love with a girl who is in love with someone else. The young man is trying to figure out what he did wrong and how he can fix it.

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9. Blessed by Martina McBride

Artist: Martina McBride
Album: Greatest Hits
Year: 2001

The song is about a woman who is thankful for the blessings in her life, including her husband and children. She sings that she is blessed by God and by the love of her family.

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10. The Little Girl (Music Video) by John Michael Montgomery

Artist: John Michael Montgomery
Album: Brand New Me
Year: 2000

The song is about a young girl who is trying to find her place in the world. She is searching for someone to love her and to help her find her way.

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11. So Far To Find You by Casting Crowns

Artist: Casting Crowns
Album: Come to the Well
Year: 2011

The song is about a person who is searching for meaning in their life. They have tried many things but have not found what they are looking for. They are asking God to help them find what they are looking for.

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VII. Rock Songs About Adoption

1. Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts

Artist: Rascal Flatts
Album:
Year: 2004

The song is about a man looking back on his life and all the mistakes he has made. He is thankful for all the people who have helped him along the way, even though he has not always been the best to them.

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2. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Artist: Christina Perri
Album:
Year:

The song is about a couple who are in love and have been together for a thousand years. They are willing to spend eternity together and their love is strong and everlasting.

3. Beautiful Things by Michael Gungor

Artist: Michael Gungor
Album: Beautiful Things
Year: 2010

The song is about how beauty is found in the most unexpected places. It talks about how we often overlook the beauty in everyday life, and how we should take the time to appreciate it.

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4. With a Little Help from My Friends by The Beatles

Artist: The Beatles
Album:
Year: 1967

The song is about a person who is down on their luck and needs help from their friends.

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5. In My Life by The Beatles

Artist: The Beatles
Album: Rubber Soul
Year: 1965

In My Life is a song by The Beatles that was released in 1965 on their album Rubber Soul. The song is about the narrator looking back on his life and all the different people and experiences that have shaped him. He reflects on how, even though some of those people are no longer in his life, they have all left a lasting impression.

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6. Give a Little Bit by Supertramp

Artist: Supertramp
Album: Even in the Quietest Moments…
Year: 1977

The song is about giving and how it can make the world a better place. It is a call to action to do something good for someone else, no matter how small it may be. The lyrics talk about how even the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference in the world.

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7. One Less by Matthew West

Artist: Matthew West
Album: The Story of Your Life
Year: 2010

The song is about a young girl who is contemplating suicide. She is tired of the pain and hurt she feels in her life and just wants it to end. The song is a plea to her to not give up and to keep fighting. There is always someone who loves her and wants her to stay alive.

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8. This Is Home by Switchfoot

Artist: Switchfoot
Album: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Year: 2008

This song is about finding home in different places and different people. It talks about how home is not just a place, but a feeling. And how sometimes, the people we meet along the way become our family.

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9. Orphan Lullaby by Faelwa

Artist: Faelwa
Album: Farewell Sun
Year: 2009

The song is about a mother who is singing a lullaby to her orphaned child. The mother is trying to comfort the child and tell them that they are not alone. The song is sad and emotional, but also has a sense of hope and comfort.

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10. Afterbirth by From First to Last

Artist: From First to Last
Album: Heroine
Year: 2006

“Afterbirth” is a song by American rock band From First to Last. It was released on May 6, 2016, as the lead single from the band’s fifth studio album, Mother Earth, through Sumerian Records. The song was written by the band’s vocalist and guitarist, Sonny Moore, and was produced by the band’s drummer, Matt Good.

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11. Untold by Matthew West

Artist: Matthew West
Album: Live Forever
Year: 2015

The song is about a man who is reflecting on his life and all the things he wishes he could tell his younger self. He talks about all the mistakes he’s made and the things he would do differently if he could go back in time. He also talks about how he’s learned from his mistakes and how they’ve made him who he is today. In the end, he says that he wouldn’t change a thing because everything has led him to this moment.

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12. The New York Times by Everclear

Artist: Everclear
Album: Slow Motion Daydream
Year: 2003

The song is about a person who is struggling with their mental health and feeling like they are not good enough. They feel like they are constantly being compared to others and are not measuring up. The song is about how they are trying to keep it together but are feeling like they are about to break.

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13. So Far to Find You by Casting Crowns

Artist: Casting Crowns
Album: Come to the Well
Year: 2011

The song is about a person who is searching for meaning in life and is willing to go to great lengths to find it. The lyrics talk about how this person is looking for something that they can’t find in the world around them. They are willing to go to any length to find it, even if it means sacrificing everything they have.

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