Brother By Gavin Degraw: Song Analysis

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A song that speaks to me on multiple levels is the song Brother by NEEDTOBREATHE ft. Gavin DeGraw. NEEDTOBREATHE is a mainly Christian music group, and they added Gavin DeGraw to give the song a more modern name. In a concise summary, the song is about an individual getting slowly worn down by the insanity of life, but always having a brother, or a friend, there by their side. I originally found this song while I was listening to a Christian radio station, and I couldn’t stop listening to it. When I first heard the song, I was going through some really tough times with my family, and it really reminded me that no matter what, I would always have God with me even if I had no one else. I realized that God is the ultimate brother in life, and he will always be there no matter if you need him desperately or not. I also can to the realization that I shouldn’t feel sorry for myself because there are many people who are going through much tougher times than me, and had no one to lean on. I now understand that I am blessed with a strong support system of family and friends, and they pushed me rely more on my faith as well.…show more content…
In addition, his use of the term ‘brother’ isn’t necessarily about a male born to the same mother as you. A brother, in this sense, is anyone who is willing to be there for you unconditionally, and that could be anyone you have a strong connection with, male or female. The tone of his voice, along with the musical arrangement and the lyric choice gives me the essence of strength and purity as I listen to it. When I hear the song, it makes me feel strong in myself and more grateful for all of the people that have been there for me when I was weak. It also makes me want to be a better brother to my loved ones who need me when they are

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