Conquering Emotions one Playlist at a Time

Music is so powerful and can help shape our emotions. It sometimes has the words that we are unable to form. Tiffany Noll, M.A., LPC, RPT is going to share a series of blogs to go through her playlist and how it helps her during life's challenges. 
 
Music has always been my “go-to” whenever I find myself in a challenging time in my life. Whether it be a time of grief, sadness, anger, worry, or any other emotional experience, there’s just something about it that brings me peace, resolution and the opportunity to refocus. 
 
I will begin this weekly blog series to share some of the music that has been meaningful to me, and I am hopeful that some of these songs can be significant in your life as well. 
 
This first one is a new song to my playlist, and I feel it is a powerful one. Whether you relate it to current events in America and around the world or on a more personal level to your own experiences, I feel there is great meaning to be found in this song. 
 
The song is called “Dear Hate” by Maren Morris. Though hate may be all around us, love will conquer all. 
 
Listen to the song here:
 
Lyrics to “Dear Hate” by Maren Morris
 
“Dear Hate
I saw you on the news today
Like a shock that takes my breath away
You fall like rain, cover us in drops of pain
I'm afraid that we just might drown

 

Dear Hate
Well, you sure are colorblind
Your kiss is the cruelest kind
You could poison any mind
Just look at mine
Don't know how this world keeps spinning 'round and 'round

 

You were there in the garden, like a snake in the grass
I see you in the morning staring through the looking glass
You whisper down through history and echo through these halls
But I hate to tell you, love's gonna conquer all

 

Dear Hate
You were smiling from that Selma bridge
In Dallas, when that bullet hit and Jackie cried
You pulled those towers from the sky
But even on our darkest nights
The world keeps spinning 'round

 

You were there in the garden, like a snake in the grass
I see you in the morning staring through the looking glass
You whisper down through history and echo through these halls
But I hate to tell you, love's gonna conquer all

 

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

 

Dear Love
Just when I think you've given up
You were there in the garden when I ran from your voice
I hear you every morning through the chaos and the noise
You still whisper down through history and echo through these halls
And tell me love's gonna conquer all
Gonna conquer all”
 
 
Shared by Tiffany Noll, M.A., LPC, RPT