How Bands Save Lives?

Katie Mackay

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How Do Bands Save Lives?

A lot of people may not agree with me on this or jink that its lame but really bands do save lives. Many people can make an argument on how bands DON'T save lives and others can help back up that they do, to me music has always been there for me when I was feeling depressed, to where I felt like suicide was the only answer, when I fell like that I always listen to sad songs, now I know what you're thinking, "If you're sad why are you listening to sad music? Wouldn't that make it worse?" The answer is no, it doesn't make it worse, it actually helps you, the lyrics that are in the song hold a sense of hope and prosperity. For me music has always been my stronghold.


There were times in my life that I wanted to end it all and just give up, I thought that nobody cared about me and that no one would miss me if I was dead. But music was there for me when nobody else really was, I mean I had people that cared about me but my depression wouldn't let me. I would listen to whatever song came on my shuffle list. I would lay down in my bed and just listen to music as loud as it would let me. Doing that a lot pretty much saved me from suicide countless times. I have the scars to prove that I have fought some battles and at one point I lost one with a suicide attempt. But thanks to music I've changed and felt better and more "me" I'm still depressed and I still loathe myself but I try to find the positive things in me and music has helped me with that

About the Author

I'm a Forest Hills High School student who's in the 11th grade. I chose this topic because I want to put the "emo" music as it called by haters and give the music better perspective that they CAN in fact save you.