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Old 02-07-2009, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Song Lyrics now that you are Sober

I think this topic comes up here and there, but I would really like to see if we would all be able to share some songs and their lyrics that really have a different or true meaning to them now that they are sober.

I will start here:

Tomorrow By
SIXX:A.M.

Where ya gonna be tomorrow?
How ya gonna face the sorrow?
Where ya gonna be when you die?
'Cause nothing's gonna last forever
And things they change like the weather
They're gone in the blink of an eye

Just look at yourself, can you see where you are?
Look at yourself, now you can't hide the scars
Just look at yourself 'cause there's nowhere to go
And you know

Tomorrow
You're gonna have to live with the things you say
Tomorrow
You'll have to cross bridges that you burned today
Tomorrow...
And everything you do, it's coming back for you
You'll never outrun what waits for you
Tomorrow.

And are you terrified by sadness
And have you given into madness
You're running out of places to hide
'Cause everybody's got a reason
To justify how they're feelin'
Maybe you should open your eyes

Just look at yourself, do you like what you see?
Look at yourself, is this how it should be?
Just look at yourself, 'cause there's nowhere to go
And you'll know

Tomorrow
You're gonna have to live with the things you say
Tomorrow
You'll have to cross bridges that you burned today
Tomorrow...
And everything you do, it's coming back for you
You'll never outrun what waits for you
Tomorrow.

Are you waiting for the reason to change?
Are you waiting for the end, has it came?
Nothing's gonna stand in your way...

Just look at yourself, do you like what you see?
Look at yourself, is this how it should be?

Tomorrow
You're gonna have to live with the things you say
Tomorrow
You'll have to cross bridges that you burned today
Tomorrow...
And everything you do, it's coming back for you
You'll never outrun what waits for you
Tomorrow.


A good song to point out that you can never escape all the things we do when we use the next day.....
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rascal Flatts - I'm Movin On

Such a poignant song for me in recovery

I've dealt with my ghosts and I've faced all my demons
Finally content with a past I regret
I've found you find strength in your moments of weakness
For once I'm at peace with myself
I've been burdened with blame, trapped in the past for too long
I'm movin' on

I've lived in this place and I know all the faces
Each one is different, but they're always the same
They mean me no harm, but it's time that I face it
They'll never allow me to change
But I never dreamed home would end up where I don't belong
I'm movin' on

I'm moving on
At last I can see life has been patiently waiting for me
And I know there's no guarentees, but I'm not alone
There comes a time in everyone's life
When all you can see are the years passing by
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone

I've sold what I could and packed what I couldn't
Stopped to fill up on my way out of town
I've loved like I should, but lived like I shouldn't
I had to lose everything to find out
Maybe forgiveness will find me somewhere down this road
I'm movin' on
I'm movin' on
I'm movin' on
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This song means something to me now that I'm sober. Maybe because I interpret it in my own way and differently than what it was maybe written for. But it speaks to me because when I was drinking it was as if I was dead, but now that I'm sober I'm alive and life is so beautiful now. But that's my interpretation, I don't know how anybody else would interpret it, but here it is....
Wes

Artist: Sixx AM Song: Life Is Beautiful

You can't quit until you try
You can't live until you die
You can't learn to tell the truth
Until you learn to lie

You can't breathe until you choke
You gotta laugh when you're the joke
There's nothing like a funeral to make you feel alive

Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful.
Will you swear on your life,
That no one will cry at my funeral?

I know some things that you don't
I've done things that you won't
There's nothing like a trail of blood to find your way back home

I was waiting for my hearse
What came next was so much worse
It took a funeral to make me feel alive

Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful.
Will you swear on your life,
That no one will cry at my funeral?

Alive...
Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful.
Will you swear on your life,
That no one will cry at my funeral?

Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful.
Will you swear on your life,
That no one will cry at my funeral?

Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful.
Will you swear on your life,
That no one will cry at my funeral?
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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it felt like a huge turning point in my life when love songs made me not think about gear anymore.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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CoF1984, I love that song as well and I do believe it has some meaning to those of us who were somewhat dead to the world and are now alive and seeing how blind we were to the beauty of the world.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sixx AM is awesome.....Have you read Nikki Sixx's book "The Heroin Diaries"? It's a journal about his struggle with his addiction.
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Here's my personal version of "Amazing Grace"

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch, liar, thief, drug addict, like me.
I once was lost, sad, lonely. depressed,
but now I'm found, saved, forgiven, blessed,
Was blind, arrogant, stubborn, destructive,
but now I SEE!
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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This is only slightly related but I have always liked this song. Don't know who wrote it. I learned it when I was a kid.

Whenever I feel afraid
I hold my head erect
And whistle a happy tune
So no one will suspect I'm afraid

The result of this deception
Is very plain to see
For whenever I fool the people I fear
I fool myself into not --Being afraid.

I guess the relation is that people sometimes drink because they have a fear and this is an alternative way to handle it.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Are you ready for the sex girls?
The hot hot, Levi big hot girls!
Are you ready for the sex girls?
The right white ultra-bright nice nice girls!

Hey what can I say my T-Levels have been through the roof since I quit!


But on a serious note here this is a song I've always loved since I heard it and now it has a even more special meaning to me now that I'm sober.

Mountains-Manowar

So tall, silent against the sky
Up through the clouds where eagles fly
Wind and rain beat down on one so strong
They cut but never change, what stood so long

Tall as a mountain, Im gonna tear through the sky
Lifes for the taking

Like a man is a mountainside
Greatness waits for those who try
None can teach you, its all inside
Just climb

I am in the ground, I am in the air
I am all, I live in the hearts of men
I am the call to greatness
Not all can hear

I awaken the creator in those who dare
And the day will come, when we all must die
And enter the mountainside

I have no fear
Death and glory
Both draw near

And the song itself: YouTube - Manowar - Mountains
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I love this song. Love it!

I don't wanna be the girl who laughs the loudest
Or the girl who never wants to be alone
I don't wanna be that call at 4 o'clock in the morning
'Cause I'm the only one you know in the world that won't be home

Ahhhh-Ahhh, the sun is blinding
I stayed up again
Oh, I'm finding
That's not the way I want my story to end

I'm safe up high,
Nothing can touch me
Why do I feel this party's over?
No pain inside
You're my protection
But how do I feel this good sober?

I don't wanna be the girl that has to fill the silence..
The quiet scares me 'cause it screams the truth
Please don't tell me that we had that conversation
'Cause I won't remember, save your breath 'cause what's the use?

Ahhhh-Ahhh, the night is calling
And it whispers to me softly, "come play"
I am falling
And if I let myself go, I'm the only one to blame

I'm safe up high,
Nothing can touch me
But why do I feel this party's over?
No pain inside
You're like perfection
But how do I feel this good sober?

Comin' down, comin' down, comin' down,
Spinnin' round, spinnin' round, spinnin' round
Looking for myself,
Sober
Comin' down, comin' down, comin' down,
Spinnin' round, spinnin' round, spinnin' round
Looking for myself,
Sober

When it's good, then it's good
It's all good 'till it goes bad
'Till you try to find the you that you once had
I have heard myself cry, never again!
Broken down in agony
Just trying to find a friend
Ohhh

Whoahhh

I'm safe up high,
Nothing can touch me
Why do I feel this party's over?
Whoahhh
No pain inside
You're like perfection
But how do I feel this good sober?

Whoahhh

I'm safe up high, nothing can touch me
Why do I feel this party's over?
Why do I feel this party's over?
Whoahhh
No pain inside, you're like perfection
But how do I feel this good sober?
Why do I feel this party's over?

Will I ever feel this good sober?
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This song is a good motivator.

Took a shot to the chin.
Looks like you just can't win
In this do or die situation.
And it's harder than it seems
To survive, keep alive and make your dreams,
Make your dreams all come true.

You gotta, you gotta give it your best shot.
Give it everything you got.
Oh, you gotta hang tough.
Hang tough. Hang tough.

Sometimes love can make you blue.
A heartache made just for you.
But you can't let it bring ya down.
If you should stumble, if you should fall,
Pick yourself up off the floor.
Fight for what's right and stand your ground.

You gotta give it your best shot.
Give it everything you got.
Oh, you gotta hang tough.
Hang tough. Hang tough.
When the goin' gets rough.
Hang tough. You got to give it all you've got.
Hang tough. Keep your head above the ground.
Don't you let it get you down.
Oh, you gotta hang tough.
Hey! Oh! Hey! Oh!

You stay locked away inside your room
'Cause you don't know what this world is comin' to.
Hummingbird hums 'cause he don't know the words
And the piper will play 'cause he don't know what to say.
He's alot like you, yeah. Oh, he's alot like you, yeah.
He tries hard ev'ry day to be free and fly away. Yeah!

Hang tough, oh, when the goin' gets rough.
Hang tough. You've got to give it all you got.
Hang tough. Keep your head above the ground.
Don't you let it get you down.
Oh, you gotta hang tough.

Hang tough. Oh, you got to give it all you got. You gotta
Hang tough. Don't you let it get you down.
Hang tough. No! Oh, you gotta hang tough.
Hang tough.
Hang tough

Just going through an everyday challenge you have to Hang Tough in order to make it.
I like to listen to this song when I am at the gym too.
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I like this one:

Lyrics to Become The Catalyst :

For fear my eyes are closed
I'll shut this out no more
Embrace this and I become the catalyst

And now it swells in me
Smash all my defenses down
I'll take this I'll let this fire comsume me

I will not fall I will not fail
I pound the walls I shake the cage
I will not fall I will not fail

Let this fire consume me

This burning passion it fills me with desire
And drives me and it drives my cause
I'm filled with reasons but reasons drive me further
Disdain for disbelief will stay the course

Oh, let the fire consume me
Let the fire burn
Let the courage flow through me
Let the fire burn
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This song gives me chills everytime I hear it:
Chicago - (i've been) searching so long Lyrics
Album:

As my life goes on I believe
Somehow something's changed
Something deep inside
Ooh a part of me

There's a strange new light in my eyes
Things I've never known
Changin' my life
Changin' me

I've been searchin'
So long
To find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Ow oh

Now I see myself as I am
Feeling very free
Life is everything
Ooh it's meant to be
When my tears have come to an end
I will understand
What I left behind
Part of me

I've been searching
So long
To find and answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Woah woah

Searching
Don't you know I'm hell yeah
For an answer
To the question
Oh yeah
For our minds
Baby
Baby it's true
It's only natural
It's only natural baby, yeah
Good things
In life
Take a long time
yeah yeah
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There is a huge post on this here
http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...endations.html (Songs about addiction and recovery (post your recommendations!))

One of my fav albums is all about addictions, thirteenth step by perfect circle

A Perfect Circle - Gravity


Lost again
Broken and weary
Unable to find my way
Tail in hand
Dizzy and clearly unable to
Just let this go

I am surrendering to the gravity and the unknown
Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live

I fell again
Like a baby unable to stand on my own
Tail in hand
Dizzy and clearly unable to just let this go
High and surrendering to the gravity and the unknown
Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live, I choose to live, I choose to live

Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
Help me survive the bottom

Calm these hands before they
Snare another pill and
Drive another nail down another
Needy hole please release me

I am surrendering to the gravity and the unknown
Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live, I choose to live
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great thread!!!

I especially love the song by Pink.
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LOL Bard -- 'Revenge of the Nerds"

Thanks for the lyrics everyone. I was going to share the Pink song "Sober" but it's here (great one). These are all songs I can relate too.
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great thread!!!

I especially love the song by Pink.
Me too!!

It's my personal theme song along with 'The Bitch is Back' by Elton John.
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This has been a meaningful song for me. Although its' meaning may be for a person I feel it represents the relationship we have with our addiction.....A love affair....

"Love To Be Loved"



So, you know how people are
When it's all gone much too far
The way their minds are made
Still, there's something you should know
That I could not let show
That fear of letting go

And in this moment, I need to be needed
With this darkness all around me, I like to be liked
In this emptiness and fear, I want to be wanted
'Cause I love to be loved
I love to be loved
Yes, I love to be loved

I cry the way that babies cry
The way they can't deny
The way they feel
Words, they climb all over you
'Til they uncover you
From where you hide

And in this moment, I need to be needed
When my self-esteem is sinking, I like to be liked
In this emptiness and fear,
I want to be wanted
'Cause I love to be loved
I love to be loved
Oh I love to be loved

This old familiar craving
I've been here before, this way of behaving
Don't know who the hell I'm saving anymore
Let it pass let it go let it leave
From the deepest place I grieve
This time I believe

And I let go
I can let go of it
Though it takes all the strength in me
And all the world can see
I'm losing such a central part of me
I can let go of it
You know I mean it
You know that I mean it
I recognize how much I've lost
But I cannot face the cost
'Cause I love to be loved

Yes I love to be loved
I love to be loved


I love to be loved
I love to be loved
Yes I love to be loved

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Lyrics to I Never Wanted :
I never wanted
And I never cared before
Now take it all back
This is a new day

How I long to regress
To the days before I took upon myself
The obsessions of this world
A day of innocence equating beauty
For tomorrow may fall
And today is already gone

Now take it back
This is a new day

I've grown tired of chasing
Convinced I was in need
And now the years I've spent
Only a slave to this
Tomorrow may fall
And today is already gone
I will no longer adore
These things that will never satisfy me

I have seen my world change
And then go back to where it came
In this vicious circle
We are all brought back to life
Only to die again
But without these barren obsessions
I am simply free

New one I was listening to.
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Just a song idea I can understand now that I'm sober...I changed some words to better suit me, but those who have heard the song maybe can get something out of it.

Artist: Three Days Grace Song: (I Hate) Everything About You
Every time we lie awake
After every drink I take
Every feeling that I get
But I haven't missed you yet

Every roommate kept awake
By every sigh and scream I make
All the feelings that I get
But I still don't miss you yet

Only when I stop to think about it

I hate everything about you
Why do I love you
I hate everything about you
Why do I love you

Every time I lie awake
After every drink I take
Every feeling that I get
But I haven't missed you yet

Only when I stop to think about it

I hate everything about you
Why do I love you
I hate everything about you
Why do I love you

Only when I stop to think
About you, I know
Only when you stop to think
About me, do you know

I hate everything about you
Why do I love you
You hate everything about me
Why do you love me

I hate
You hate
I hate
You love me

I hate everything about you
Why do I love you
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