July 3, 2021

I love it when I discover a song lyric that fits seamlessly into my everyday life.

Examples include: “If you need me, call me,” “I see what’s happening here,” “You are gonna turn out fine,” and “I wasn’t aware that was something a person could do.”

Quoting a lyric is a way to express my thoughts with less friction than crafting an original phrase. Autistic people are often discouraged from doing this, but I think we should encourage it – and create songs that give us relevant language to communicate in more situations.

What song lyrics do you (or people you know) quote most often? And if that was the only way you could speak, what topics would you want more songs to cover?

P.S. I write from my personal experience as an autistic. What I share is not a substitute for advice from an autistic medical professional. Also, some of my opinions have changed since I first wrote them.