Hall of Fame (Essay/Response)

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Earlier in the year I presented a speech that was about believing in yourself and pursuing your dreams. Shortly after I did that, a song called ‘The Hall Of Fame’ by a band called The Script, featuring a rapper from the pop group The Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am, was released on the 19th of August 2012, and has been in the Top 100 Billboard charts since then. The lyrics in this song really motivates me in so many ways, and just inspires me to reach higher, and strive harder everyday. The three phrases that were used repeatedly in these song lyrics were ‘You can’, ‘You Could’, and ‘Do it’. These constant sayings in the song are the words that motivate me the most. ‘You can’, because you can do anything. “You can be the greatest, You can be the best, You can be the king kong banging on your chest.”, are the first 3 lyrics that are sung, telling you that if you want to be somewhere great in your life, you can achieve it. That ‘can’ is letting you know that it is possible, anything is possible, and that it is achievable. ‘You could’, because with your belief, you could achieve the greatest record, with your belief. “You could go the distance, You could run the mile, You could walk straight through hell with a smile.” These are another 3 lyrics that are sung in the second verse of the song. This ‘could’ Is telling you the possibilities that are open for you to take a chance in, letting you know that the world records that you think can never be broken, could be broken, with your effort & faith. ‘Do it’, because you only live once, and may never get the chance again. “Do it for your people, Do it for your pride… Do it for your country, Do it for your name.” The ‘Do it’ is telling you to make your people proud, to prove your haters wrong, and to do it for yourself, your diginity. “Dedicate yourself and you can find yourself standing in the hall of fame.” In my personal opinion, it’s one thing if you have a dream and want to pursue it, but you have to dedicate...
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