Songs with excellent advice?

What are some songs that give excellent live advice or perspective? 



- "Get Rhythm" by Johnny Cash.

- "Want You To Feel Good Too" by NRBQ. Take their advice and you’ll be popular with the ladies. By the way, NRBQ also recorded a great version of "Get Rhythm".

"If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul. The rest of the line is "for the rest of your life, get an ugly girl to marry you." Some of us don’t enjoy the luxury of a choice in such matters. ;-)

Neil Young - Into The Black

My my, hey hey
Rock and roll is here to stay
It's better to burn out than to fade away
My my, hey hey

Beautiful Boy by John Lennon: "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans".

@kb54, I have three posters with that message, Have one hanging in my living room and the other two I gifted to my children that hang in their living rooms. Enjoy the music

“Accentuate the Positive” — Arlen and Mercer (Ella version)

”Let’s Fall in Love” — Cole Porter (Ella version)

“You’re No Good” — Clint Ballard, Jr. (Aretha and Linda Ronstadt versions)


Here I was sure someone would have suggested "Take the Money and Run" by the Steve Miller Band.


Kill em all—Metallica.

Don't you love her as she’s walking out the door—Doors

You can’t always get what you want.

@gs5556 for the win though with Don’t eat the yellow snow!

Land slide ,Fleetwood , cats in the cradle , Harry Chaplin, Love Hurts -Nazareth

"Love the One You're With," Stephen Stills

"Won't Get Fooled Again," The Who



The judges are meeting to decide if Landslide actually counts as advice and not just lyrical melancholy.

"I Ain't Marchin' anymore" by Phil Ochs

“This Land Is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie

Know what you're up against and get ready to fight your whole life.

Not a song, but an album title that seems to fit the current mood about those of different political persuasion for one’s own:  Metallica— “Kill ‘Em All”.

You better duck down the alleyway

Look out kid

Walk on tip toes

Don't try 'No Doz'

Stay away from those that carry around a fire hose

Keep a clean nose

Watch the plain clothes

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

Try hard

Don't follow leaders

Watch the parking meters

Try to be a success

Jump down a manhole

Chew gum


And all in one song.  Father of punk, father of rap.

You could spend the rest of the year trawling the oeuvre for more/

Dammit, he was just 23 when he wrote this 


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+1 @wsrrsw   — WB with the Disposable Hero’s of Hiphopracy, correct?  Love it!

I nominate Feel the Groove by Little Feat and Within You and Without You by the Beatles 

Irresistible Bitch by Prince is not actually advice. It's a confession. 

Judges rule it out of bounds. 🙅‍♀️🙅‍♂️

RUSH - Freewill


You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill.

I will choose a path that's clear.
I will choose freewill

"Take It As It Comes" - The Doors

"Let's Live for Today - The Grass Roots

"Think For a Minute" - The Housemartins

"Any Major Dude" - Steely Dan

The Beat(en) Generation" - The The

"Montana" - Frank Zappa