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Early Childhood        Role-models           Lyrics                   Thematic Analysis

* Affirmation

I believe the sun should never set upon an argument
I believe we place our happiness in other people's hands
I believe that junk food tastes so good because it's bad for you
I believe your parents did the best job they knew how to do
I believe that beauty magazines promote low self esteem
I believe I'm loved when I'm completely by myself alone

I believe in karma, what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you've said goodbye

I believe you can't control or choose your sexuality
I believe that trust is more important than monogamy
I believe your most attractive features are your heart and soul
I believe that family is worth more than money or gold
I believe the struggle for financial freedom is unfair
I believe the only ones who disagree are millionaires

I believe in karma, what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you've said goodbye

I believe forgiveness is the key to your unhappiness
I believe that wedded bliss negates the need to be undressed
I believe that God does not endorse TV evangelists
I believe in love surviving death into eternity

I believe in karma, what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you've said goodbye

                                                ~Savage Garden

It's My Life - Crush

This ain't a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
You're gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud

It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said I did it my way
I just wanna live while I'm alive
It's my life

This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain't even lucky
Got to make your own breaks

It's my life
And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life

Better stand tall when they're calling you out
Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down

It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive

It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life!

                                                                               ~Bon Jovi - Crush

Thematic analysis

It's My Life

Affirmation

Father and Son & Cat's in the Cradle
bulletchoices
bulletbeliefs
bulletcommunication
bulletmaking a stand
bulletfreedom to choose
bulletnot conforming to the norm
bulletpeer pressure
bulletbeing brave
bulletcarpe diem (seize the day)

Teen to Young Adult

bulletchoices
bulletbeliefs
bulletrole in the world
bulletunderstanding of others
bulletself-identity
bullet pressure from society
bulletnot conforming to the norm
bulletnot being judgmental
bulletbeing an individual
bulletmaterialism
bulletlove

young adult

bulletfather son relationship
bulletcommunication
bulletrole models
bulletunderstanding others
bulletpriorities
bulletchoices
bulletidentity of who you are and what you have become
bulletrespect
bulletfreedom to choose

early childhood - teen - young adult