Everyone says that mainstream music has become shallow, obscene, and stupid. I agree that some songs that I hear on the radio nowadays typically either make no sense at all, or could be considered a “bad influence”. However, I think sometimes, artists and songs that you might consider “mainstream” can surprise you with insight and inspiration. For example, this song (“Breakaway”) isn’t a brand-new song; you have probably heard it several times already for a couple years. In my opinion, the lyrics of this song are great, despite the fact that this song is by Kelly Clarkson, and it may have been over-played at some point. Sometimes, it’s easy to feel trapped, by your family, your history, or the image that your peers expect you to uphold. However, you need to remember that you always have the ability to “take a chance, make a change, and breakaway”. You don’t have to try and avoid or erase your past; let it guide you into the future and show you what you are capable of accomplishing. Remember, everyone has potential to be amazing and successful. If you just have the courage to break away from everything that is holding you back, you can achieve great things. You know you can. The person you are now is not the person you always will be. Take a risk, take a chance, and you’ll make it out of the darkness, and into the sun.