The Meaning Behind The Song: Anchor by Madison Ryann Ward
As a music teacher, I come across countless songs that touch my heart and resonate with my students. However, there are certain songs that leave an indelible mark on my soul. One such song is “Anchor” by Madison Ryann Ward. I first stumbled upon this captivating masterpiece during a casual jam session with some fellow musicians, and its lyrics struck me with their profound meaning.
Holdin’ like an anchor, a phrase that opens the chorus of the song, immediately caught my attention. To me, an anchor symbolizes stability, security, and bravery. It represents the unwavering support we can provide to our loved ones, shielding them from harm’s way. Madison’s choice of using an anchor as a metaphor for love and protection beautifully conveys the depth of her sentiments.
The song continues, “I do it ’cause you’re mine, all we’ve got is favor.” This line emphasizes the power of love and how it can be the driving force behind our actions. It reminds me of the unconditional love and devotion that I feel towards my students. I do what I do because they are mine, and I want nothing but the best for them. It resonates with the responsibility I feel to guide and support them on their musical journey.
In the verses, Madison sings, “Tell me how to be your aid, I just wanna be your shelter.” These words evoke a sense of vulnerability and dependency. It’s a plea to be the person who provides comfort and refuge during trying times. As a music teacher, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of music. It has the ability to heal, console, and uplift. I strive to be the shelter my students seek when they turn to music for solace.
“Out in the water, I’m a harbor, like a haven in the night.” These lines highlight the profound impact we can have on someone’s life. Like a harbor, we can provide a safe space for our loved ones to come back to during turbulent times. The imagery of a haven in the night portrays the idea of being a guiding light in the darkness. It made me reflect on the times when I, as a music teacher, have witnessed my students finding comfort and strength in music when everything else seemed bleak.
As the song progresses, the chorus repeats, emphasizing the importance of faith and the transformative power of love. Madison’s soulful vocals and the heartfelt lyrics merge seamlessly to create an emotionally charged listening experience.
“Anchor” is a powerful reminder of the impact we can have on others’ lives through love and support. It serves as a reminder of the responsibility that comes with being a music teacher. Through music, we can be anchors for our students, helping them navigate the rough waters of life and providing them with the tools and guidance they need to flourish.
Album title: A New Thing (2023)
– Produced By Coop The Truth & Yves “Bus” Bazelais Jr.
– Written By Coop The Truth, Jake Isaac, Yves “Bus” Bazelais Jr., & Madison Ryann Ward
– Distributor: DistroKid
– Release Date: December 17, 2021
R&B, Pop, Christian R&B, Christian Pop, Christian
As I continue my musical journey as a teacher, songs like “Anchor” by Madison Ryann Ward remind me of the incredible power of music and the impact it can have on our lives. It’s a constant source of inspiration and motivation for me to be the best teacher and mentor I can be, offering my students the support and guidance they need to navigate the ups and downs of their musical journeys.