Music has been a part of our lives since the beginning of time. Cavemen, Egyptians, kings, queens, peasants. Everyone. There are different kinds of music all over to world such as traditional, pop, rock, jazz, classical.

My friends and I usually listen to rock, metal and nu metal. Bands like Bon Jovi, Guns and Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden, My Chemical Romance and Three Days Grace. We also jam out to pop and classical if we like the songs. Most of the other kids in our class listen to pop, hip hop, rap and electronic.

Music has developed a lot in these past few years. Some artists stopped using real instruments to switch to computer programs. Compared to the music in the 90’s and 80’s it’s boring because they don’t put effort in the songs like they used to. Because of that I like older music too. In my opinion, the music will only get worse with years. The music videos for some songs are already a disaster. The songs right now are mostly about drugs and booze, sex and things that are not appropriate. Not a lot of songs have a meaning nowadays.

The reason why I listen to the specific type of music is because it has never failed to lift my spirits. The lyrics usually talk about things most of the teenagers can look up to or if they had the same thing happen to them. I feel better while reading or hearing the lyrics. I’ve had a few awful things happen to me in my life but the music helped me get through everything and come back stronger than ever.

Irena Gnezda, 9.b