Broken & Beautiful by Kelly Clarkson

Every week, as part of Music Mondays, I post a positive song to kick start the week! This week is Broken & Beautiful by Kelly Clarkson. I grew up loving Kelly Clarkson. I first saw Kelly Clarkson on American Idol, and I admired all of her songs since then.

She just recently went through a divorce. This is her anthem saying that our hardships can break us down, but that’s okay, because we are broken, but we are still beautiful, and that is what counts. Being broken doesn’t mean anything bad, it talks about how we can overcome these hardships, and come back even stronger.

“I don’t need you to lower the bar for me
I know I’m Superwoman, I know I’m strong
I know I’ve got this ’cause I’ve had it all along
I’m phenomenal and I’m enough
I don’t need you to tell me who to be”

-Kelly Clarkson

Long Shot – Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson

Just a heads up Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson both recorded this song. It was written by Katy Perry. I really like both versions, so I featured both of them in this post.

To me, this song is about chasing after your dreams no matter how small the chances you have of exceeding it. You still chase after your dream no matter what.

It’s like in football, when the quarterback has to throw the go ahead, or tying touchdown for the game across the field. Yes, it might not be very likely, but there is still a chance of it happening.

We shouldn’t give up our dreams, or no longer pursue them, because there are challenging. We should chase our dreams, because that it what we are meant to do with our lives. If we don’t go after our goals we will more than likely regret not going after it.

“It’s a long shot, but I say why not
If I say forget it, I know that I’ll regret it
It’s a long shot just to beat the odds
The chance is we won’t make it
But I know if I don’t take it, there’s no chance
‘Cause you’re the best I’ve got
So take a long shot”

-Katy Perry, Long Shot

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Breakaway -Kelly Clarkson

I have always loved this song growing up. It is such an inspirational song. It was written by Avril Lavigne, who is one of my favourite singers, especially when I was younger.

“I’ll spread my wings, and I’ll learn how to fly
I’ll do what it takes till I touch the sky
And I’ll make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won’t forget all the ones that I love
I’ll take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway”

-Kelly Clarkson

To me, this songs talks about how we can make changes in our lives. It’s about wanting to take a chance to rewrite your story. And that no matter how hard and dark things get, things will always get better. There’s no shame in wanting something new and better.

You are the author of the story of your life. No one else is. Keep on striving for the greatness you are destined to have.