Are there any songs about being inspired by someone's willpower?

Meet Ken. His life's far from good, and he envies happy people. One day he meets Jean, a girl seemingly satisfied with her "happy happy joy joy" life. Over time, however, Ken finds Jean's going through quite a hell herself. He also realizes she's strong enough not to give up. She smiles and presses on in spite of adversity and/or mistreatment, and it makes an impression of Ken. He's thankful for having met Jean and swears to become as strong as she is.

TL;DR: The singer feels like nothing until he meets a fellow struggler. Her sheer force of will inspires the singer to become a better person, a better man.

Is there anything like that? I've tried searching myself, but just couldn't.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Jerry Reed's Patches might meet your criteria.

    John Henry is a song about a person with will power who is supposed to inspire the listener.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXRfobTuDKE

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    It is rare for a song to have a character who is inspired by other characters in the song. Most songs tell stories about admirable people with the intent of inspiring the listener, not another character in the song.

    Perhaps Well May The World Go/Letter From Pete's Banjo by Fink and Marxer fit your need

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akLPckeGcSU

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  • enn
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    I don't know about a song, but this definitely sounds like the plot to the book and movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Try watching the movie AND reading the book!

  • Ramona
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    I'd move this into entertainment (music) so you can get good answers.

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