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Old 04-17-2008, 09:58 AM
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I like the song "Because of You" Reba and Kelly Clarkson.

It's a song about a broken love and for me it applies to other things in my life.

Listen to the words......I know some of them but not all.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:54 AM
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I like this one , not sure if it is about addiction or not but I can so relate to the lyics.


Theory of a Deadman , So Happy


Put the bottle down, finally got somethiní to say
Take another look around and find someone else to play
Needless to say .. That youíve got problems
Thereís no f#kiní way .. that Iím gonna solve them
Itís never the same .. every time you slip, then you fall down, down, down

Ever wonder what I been thinkiní about?
I been thinkiní bout throwiní you out

Chorus
Iím so happy about you .. Iím fed up, so get up and get out
Iím so happy now weíre through .. Iím fed up, so get up and get out
I was so afraid, now youíre gone away
Sent you packing, look whoís laughiní now
Iím so happy that I feel this way
Iím so happy that I threw you away

Put your problems down and pick up whatís left of the pain
Take a good look at yourself and see whoís really to blame
Needless to say .. you got issues
Thereís no f#kiní way .. that Iím gonna fix you
Itís never the same .. ever since you went falliní down, down, down

Ever wonder what I been thinkiní about?
I been thinkiní bout throwiní you out

Chorus
Iím so happy about you .. Iím fed up, so get up and get out
Iím so happy now weíre through .. Iím fed up, so get up and get out
I was so afraid, now youíre gone away
Sent you packing, look whoís laughiní now
Iím so happy that I feel this way
Iím so happy that I threw you away

Chorus
Iím so happy about you .. Iím fed up, so get up and get out
Iím so happy now weíre through .. Iím fed up, so get up and get out
I was so afraid, now youíre gone away
Sent you packing, look whoís laughiní now
Iím so happy that I feel this way
Iím so happy that I threw you away
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:12 AM
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YouTube - Corinne Bailey Rae - 'Seasons Change'

Corinne Bailey Rae - 'Seasons Change'
She lost her husband recently to addiction.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:04 PM
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Oops. Forgot the lyrics:
oh oh oh...

maybe you've been puoring everything into this your mistake of this attends to agony, you contradict this when it comes to it,
you can't hide from me, but don't you surrender anything..
don't you know that, that passion's season avert you (yes it is), and life is a waiting game...don't you know that, peace must be learned to you

and all the money in the world can buy you nothing... (i tell you that)
all these things i've found, all these things i've done for a reason, don't you go on and through it all the way...when the seasons change (you gonna change)...

oh oh...

hurts me to see you feel this way but it won't be always, don't you know everything got to change,oh... feel like all your opens gone, you can't carry on, but there's nothing oh, you don't have to pretend with me, don't you know that, that passion's season avert you, (yes it is), and life is a waiting game, don't you know that, peace must be learned to you...

all the money in the world can buy you nothing, (let me tell you that)...
all these things i've found, all these i've done for a reason...don't you go on through it all the way, when the seasons change
oh oh oh...
when the seasons change
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:28 PM
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When I'm sad:
She Talks to Angels...black crows
Heroin...velvet underground
the needle and the spoon....neil young, so beautiful
my immortal... evanescence (more about my marriage)

but my favorite: Running to Stand Still --U2

And so she woke up
from where she was lying still
Said we got to do something about where were going
Step on a steam train
Step out of the driving train
Maybe run from the darkness in the night
Singing ha la la la de day
Singing ha la la la de day
Sweet the sin
But the bitter taste in my mouth
I see seven towers
But I only see one way out
You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice, you know
I took the poison, from the poison stream,
Then I floated out of here
Singing ha la la la de day
Singing ha la la la de day
She runs through the streets
With her eyes painted red
Under black belly of cloud in the rain
In through a doorway she brings me
White gold and pearls stolen from the sea
She is raging
She is raging and the storm blows up in her eyes
She will suffer the needle chill
She is running to stand still


When I need a pick-me-up "Rainbow" by Jack Johnson on his thicker than water cd with other artists, also 'morning has broken' by cat stevens.....both put me in a better place....that's recovery in little doses for me

Well i woke up this morning,
rainbow filled the sky
Yes I woke up this morning,
rainbow filled the sky
That was God tellin' me,
Everything's gonna be alright


Well so long, good friends,
When will we meet again?
I said so long good friends,
When will we meet again?
Well i don't know, i don't know,
But I guess I'll see you then...

Well I'm gonna pack my old guitar,
Move on down the road,
I'm gonna pack my old guitar,
and move on down the road (where you gonna go?)
Where I'll go, I don't know,
But I guess I's gots to go

When I woke up this morning,
a rainbow filled the sky
When I woke up this morning,
a rainbow filled the sky,
Well that was God tellin me,
Everything...Everything is gonna be alright....
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:41 PM
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The one that I will sit in my car and cry over and over to is "Hate me" by Blue October. It's from the addict to his mother.

"Hate Me"

(If you're sleeping are you dreaming
If your dreaming are you dreaming of me?
I can't believe you actually picked me.)

(ĒHi Justin, this is your mother, and it's 2:33 on Monday afternoon.
I was just calling to see how you ware doing.
You sounded really uptight last night.
It made me a little nervous, and a l... and... well... it made me nervous, it sounded like you were nervous, too.
I just wanted to make sure you were really OK,
And wanted to see if you were checking in on your medication.
You know I love you, and...
Take care honey
I know you're under a lot of pressure.
See ya. Bye byeĒ)

I have to block out thoughts of you so I donít lose my head
They crawl in like a cockroach leaving babies in my bed
Dropping little reels of tape to remind me that Iím alone
Playing movies in my head that make a porno feel like home
There's a burning in my pride, a nervous bleeding in my brain
An ounce of peace is all I want for you. Will you never call again?
And will you never say that you love me just to put it in my face?
And will you never try to reach me?
It is I that wanted space

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn't do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see whatís good for you

Iím sober now for 3 whole months itís one accomplishment that you helped me with
The one thing that always tore us apart is the one thing I wonít touch again
In a sick way I want to thank you for holding my head up late at night
While I was busy waging wars on myself, you were trying to stop the fight
You never doubted my warped opinions on things like suicidal hate
You made me compliment myself when it was way too hard to take
So Iíll drive so ******* far away that I never cross your mind
And do whatever it takes in your heart to leave me behind

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didnít do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see whatís good for you

And with a sad heart I say bye to you and wave
Kicking shadows on the street for every mistake that I had made
And like a baby boy I never was a man
Until I saw your blue eyes cry and I held your face in my hand
And then I fell down yelling ďMake it go away!Ē
Just make a smile come back and shine just like it used to be
And then she whispered ďHow can you do this to me?Ē

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didnít do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see whatís good for you
For you
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by cinderellawkids View Post
Hate Me by Blue October

I heard this song the other day and it was the first time that I really listioned to the words and got their meaning. Since then I have heard it three more times, maybe it's my HP or something wanting me to hear it but it just has this huge emotionally effect on me everytime I listion to it.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:57 AM
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"That's Why I'm Here" by Kenny Chesney.....about a man attending his first AA meeting.

No I ain't had nothing to drink
I knew thats probably what you'd think
If I dropped by this time of night
Remember way back when
I promised you I'd drop in
At one of those meetings down at the Y

Well, they started talkin bout steps you take
Mistakes you make
The hearts you break
And the price you pay
I almost walked away

You could hear a pin drop
When this old man
Stood up and said I'm gonna' say it again
Like I do every week
For those who don't know me

It's the simple things in life
Like the kids at home and a loving wife
That you miss the most, when you lose control
And everything you love starts to disappear
The devil takes your hand and says no fear
Have another shot, just one more beer
Yah, I've been there, that's why I'm here

This ole boy stood up in the aisle
Said he'd been living a life of denial
And he cried as he talked about wasted years
I couldn't believe what I heard
It was my life word for word
And all of the sudden it was clear

It's the simple things in life
Like the kids at home and a loving wife
That you miss the most, when you lose control
And everything you love starts to disappear
The devil takes your hand and says no fear
Have another shot, just one more beer
Yah, I've been there, that's why I'm here

I know for us it may be too late
But it would mean the world to me
If you were there when I stand to say
It's the simple things in life
Like the kids at home and a loving wife
That you miss the most, when you lose control
And everything you love starts to disappear
The devil takes your hand and says no fear
Have another shot, just one more beer
Yah, I've been there, that's why I'm here
Oh, I've been there, that's why I'm here
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:04 PM
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arms of an angel..may you find some comfort here...sara mcloughlin
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:26 PM
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Sarah Mclachlan FALLEN

Heaven bent to take my hand
And lead me through the fire
Be the long awaited answer
To a long and painful fight

Truth be told I've tried my best
But somewhere along the way
I got caught up in all there was to offer
And the cost was so much more than I could bear

Though I've tried, I've fallen...
I have sunk so low
I have messed up
Better I should know
So don't come round here
And tell me I told you so...

We all begin with good intent
Love was raw and young
We believed that we could change ourselves
THe past could be undone
But we carry on our backs the burden
Time always reveals
The lonely light of morning
The wound that would not heal
It's the bitter taste of losing everything
That I have held so dear.

I've fallen...
I have sunk so low
I have messed up
Better I should know
So don't come round here
And tell me I told you so...

Heaven bent to take my hand
Nowhere left to turn
I'm lost to those I thought were friends
To everyone I know
Oh they turned their heads embarassed
Pretend that they don't see
But it's one missed step
You'll slip before you know it
And there doesn't seem a way to be redeemed

Though I've tried, I've fallen...
I have sunk so low
I have messed up
Better I should know
So don't come round here
And tell me I told you so...
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:12 AM
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"One day at a Time" by the Eagles:

Eagles - One Day at a Time

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Old 05-02-2008, 04:45 AM
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If you can't tell, I am a country music girl...

Stupid Boy, Keith Urban

Well, she was precious like a flower
She grew wild, wild but innocent
A perfect prayer in a desperate hour
She was everything beautiful and different

Stupid boy, you can't fence that in
Stupid boy, it's like holding back the wind
she laid her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream and you crushed her plans
She never even knew she had a choice and that's what happens
When the only voice she hears is telling her she can't
Stupid boy, stupid boy
Oh

So what made you think you could take a life
And just push it push it around
I guess you build yourself up so high
You had to take her and break her down

she laid her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream and you crushed her plans
She never even knew she had a choice and that's what happens
When the only voice she hears is telling her she can't
You stupid boy

Oh, you always had to be right but now you've lost
The only thing that ever made you feel alive
Yeah, yeah

Well, she laid her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream and you crushed her plans
Yes, ya did
She never even knew she had a choice and that's what happens
When the only voice she hears is telling her she can't
You stupid boy, oh, I'm the same old
Same old stupid boy

It took awhile for her to figure out she could run
But when she did, she was long gone
Long gone, long gone
Ah, she's gone

Nobody's ever gonna love me like she loved me
And she loved me, she loved me
God please, just let her know
I'm sorry, I'm sorry
I'm sorry, I'm sorry
Baby, yeah, I'm down on my knees
She's never coming back to me


And, just for the sake of hope..


Some people Change, Montgomery Gentry

His old man was a rebel yeller:
Bad boy to the bone.
He'd say: "Can't trust that other fella,"
He'd judge 'em by the tone of their skin.
He was raised to think like his Dad:
Narrow mind full of hate.
On the road to no-where fast,
Till the Grace of God got in the way.
Then he saw the Light an' hit his knees an' cried an' said a prayer:
Rose up a brand new man; left the old one right there.

Here's to the strong; thanks to the brave.
Don't give up hope: some people change.
Against all odds, against the grain,
Love finds a way: some people change.

She was born with her mother's habit:
You could say: "It's in her blood."
She hates that she's gotta have it:
As she fills her glass up.
An she'd love to kill that bottle,
But all she can think about,
Is a, a better life, a second chance,
An' everyone she's letting down.
She throws that bottle down.

Here's to the strong; thanks to the brave.
Don't give up hope: some people change.
Against all odds, against the grain,
Love finds a way: some people change.

Thank God for those who make it:
Let them be the Light.

(Let them be the light)
(Some people change.)
Here's to the strong; thanks to the brave.
Don't give up hope: some people change.
Against all odds, against the grain,
Love finds a way: some people change.
Some people change.

(Some people change)
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:31 PM
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Here's another one. It reminds me of a couple trying to make it through recovery....or any hardship. It's called "Learning How to Bend" by Gary Allen

I'm still learning how to pray
Trying hard not to stray
Try to see things your way
I'm still learning how to pray
I'm still learning how to trust
It's so hard to open up
And I'd do anything for us
I'm still learning how to trust

Chorus:
I'm still learning how to bend
How to let you in
In a world full of tears
We'll conquer all our fears
I'm still learning how to fly
I wanna take you higher
I'll be there till the end
I'll be your lover and your friend
I'm still learning how to bend

I'm just trying to understand
It's all in someone else's hands
There's always been a bigger plan
But I don't need to understand

Chorus:
I'm still learning how to bend
How to let you in
In a world full of tears
We'll conquer all our fears
I'm still learning how to fly
I wanna take you higher
I'll be there till the end
I'll be your lover and your friend
I'm still learning how to bend

I'll be there till the end
I'll be your lover and your friend
I'm still learning how to bend
I'm still learning how to bend
I'll be there till the end
I'm still learning how to bend
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:48 PM
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check out 12stepradio.com. a little bit of all kinds of music about recovery.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:41 AM
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The one that I will sit in my car and cry over and over to is "Hate me" by Blue October. It's from the addict to his mother.

"Hate Me"

(If you're sleeping are you dreaming
If your dreaming are you dreaming of me?
I can't believe you actually picked me.)

(ĒHi Justin, this is your mother, and it's 2:33 on Monday afternoon.
I was just calling to see how you ware doing.
You sounded really uptight last night.
It made me a little nervous, and a l... and... well... it made me nervous, it sounded like you were nervous, too.
I just wanted to make sure you were really OK,
And wanted to see if you were checking in on your medication.
You know I love you, and...
Take care honey
I know you're under a lot of pressure.
See ya. Bye byeĒ)

I have to block out thoughts of you so I donít lose my head
They crawl in like a cockroach leaving babies in my bed
Dropping little reels of tape to remind me that Iím alone
Playing movies in my head that make a porno feel like home
There's a burning in my pride, a nervous bleeding in my brain
An ounce of peace is all I want for you. Will you never call again?
And will you never say that you love me just to put it in my face?
And will you never try to reach me?
It is I that wanted space

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn't do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see whatís good for you

Iím sober now for 3 whole months itís one accomplishment that you helped me with
The one thing that always tore us apart is the one thing I wonít touch again
In a sick way I want to thank you for holding my head up late at night
While I was busy waging wars on myself, you were trying to stop the fight
You never doubted my warped opinions on things like suicidal hate
You made me compliment myself when it was way too hard to take
So Iíll drive so ******* far away that I never cross your mind
And do whatever it takes in your heart to leave me behind

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didnít do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see whatís good for you

And with a sad heart I say bye to you and wave
Kicking shadows on the street for every mistake that I had made
And like a baby boy I never was a man
Until I saw your blue eyes cry and I held your face in my hand
And then I fell down yelling ďMake it go away!Ē
Just make a smile come back and shine just like it used to be
And then she whispered ďHow can you do this to me?Ē

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didnít do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see whatís good for you
For you
What's scary my AH use to play this over and over just so I'd here it. I think I should have listen.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:52 AM
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Sarah McLachlan


You come out at night
Thats when the energy comes
And the dark sides light
And the vampires roam
You strut your rasta wear
And your suicide poem
And a cross from a faith
That died before jesus came
Youre building a mystery

You live in a church
Where you sleep with ****** dolls
And you wont give up the search
For the ghosts in the halls
You wear sandals in the snow
And a smile that wont wash away
Can you look out the window
Without your shadow getting in the way
Oh youre so beautiful
With an edge and a charm
But so careful
When Im in your arms

Chorus
cause youre working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah youre working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

You woke up screaming aloud
A prayer from your secret god
You feed off our fears
And hold back your tears

Give us a tantrum
And a know it all grin
Just when we need one
When the evenings thin

Oh youre a beautiful
A beautiful f%cked up man
Youre setting up your
Razor wire shrine

Chorus
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:20 AM
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There is a very sad song about a personal struggle with addiction, called Pool Shark. The lead singer for Sublime, Bradley Nowell, was an addict. Sadly, addiction took his life. He was a very talented songwriter, singer.

One of my favorites, Bradley Nowell was an amazing talent.

Other great songs about recovery // addiction :

Under the bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers (perhaps the most accurate song i've ever heard about what an addict thinks while in addiction)
Comedown - Bush
How to save a Life - The Fray

3 of my favorites.

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Old 05-03-2008, 09:05 AM
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Candlebox - Cover Me

Cover me
When I walk alone
Cover me
When my stance it stumbles home
Cover me
We'll trip on through the sands of time
And cover me
'Cause I've been branded
I've lost my mind
Lost my mind
But you'll cover me yeah
Won't you give me shelter from the storm

Over me
You fade into the night
Over me
You melt into the light
Over me
You will fear the things I need
Over me
You will feel the hate I breed
You're under me
And you will question my authority
You're under me
And you will lose almost everything
You're under me
You will feel the pain I wanna bring you
You're under me
You never change
Never change a ******* thing
Not a, a ******* thing
But you - you'll cover me
Yeah, give me shelter from the storm

Cover me
cover me
Won't you
Cover me
Cover me
Don't you
Cover me
Cover me
Give me shelter from the storm

People push & shove on time
I give it to you
What I have is what is mine I feel it for you
You've got to cover me
You've got to cover me
People take & people steal
I have it for you
What I have is what I fear
I fear it for you
You've got to cover me
'Cause I've been branded a broken man
Broken man
But you'll cover me, yes
Won't you give me
Give me shelter from the storm
Cover me
Cover me
Won't you
Cover me
Cover me
Don't you
Cover me
Cover me
Give me shelter from the storm
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I've already posted 2 songs I had thought of, but here's yet another- "Amazing" by Aerosmith.

I kept the right ones out
And let the wrong ones in
Had an angel of mercy to see me through all my sins
There were times in my life
When I was goin' insane
Tryin' to walk through
The pain
When I lost my grip
And I hit the floor
Yeah,I thought I could leave but couldn't get out the door
I was so sick and tired
Of livin' a lie
I was wishin that I
Would die

[Chorus:]
It's Amazing
With the blink of an eye you finally see the light
It's Amazing
When the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright
It's Amazing
And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight

That one last shot's a Permanent Vacation
And how high can you fly with broken wings?
Life's a journey not a destination
And I just can't tell just what tomorrow brings

You have to learn to crawl
Before you learn to walk
But I just couldn't listen to all that righteous talk, oh yeah
I was out on the street,
Just tryin' to survive
Scratchin' to stay
Alive
[Chorus]

Desperate hearts, desperate hearts
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Joey by Concrete Blonde is a great song about letting go of codependent anger. Funny, I just mentioned it on another thread.

I heard it yesterday and it struck me, I'm no longer mad at my exbf for picking coke over me. He really didn't have a choice.

"And if you're somewhere out there passed out on the floor
Joey, I'm not angry anymore"

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