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Old 11-29-2009, 07:22 AM
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Just looking at this thread from 2006 when I started it, I realized what hope and love we have shared over the last three years for me, more for others...

Keep trucking..

Think we should revive this thread anyone?

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Old 11-29-2009, 07:28 AM
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Thanks Hope, I think it is a great thread.

I've been singing this song to myself all morning and then came upon this thread.

He ain't heavy, he's my brother

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

So on we go

His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We'll get there

For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

If I'm laden at all
I'm laden with sadness
That everyone's heart
Isn't filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share

And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy he's my brother

He's my brother
He ain't heavy, he's my brother
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Music has been a huge part of my recovery.

I have this song on my ipod and play it almost every day. I love the words.


Sweet Surrender by John Denver

Lost and alone on some forgotten highway
Traveled by many, remembered by few
Lookiní for something that I can believe in
Lookiní for something that Iíd like to do with my life

Thereís nothiní behind me and nothiní that ties me
To somethiní that might have been true yesterday
Tomorrow is open; right now it seems to be more
Than enough to just be here today

And I donít know what the future is holdiní in store
I donít know where Iím goiní, Iím not sure where Iíve been
Thereís a spirit that guides me, a light that shines for me
My life is worth the liviní, I donít need to see the end

Sweet, sweet surrender
Live, live without care
Like a fish in the water
Like a bird in the air
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:48 AM
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What song describes your appreciation of SR?

sometimes late at night when I come to Sr I read how so many people gain so much from SR ...... the chorus of the Michael Jackson song comes to my mind..........and I too have made many friends far away


For you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though we're far apart
You're always in my heart
For you are not alone
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Believe808 View Post
Thanks Hope, I think it is a great thread.

I've been singing this song to myself all morning and then came upon this thread.

He ain't heavy, he's my brother

Hi Believe, thats who I usually sing to: MYSELF, for I don't think many a ear could stand the miss keys of my voice, tee hee..


I love your choice...

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Old 11-30-2009, 10:11 AM
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Music has been a huge part of my recovery.

I have this song on my ipod and play it almost every day. I love the words.


Sweet Surrender by John Denver

Lost and alone on some forgotten highway
Traveled by many, remembered by few
Lookiní for something that I can believe in
Lookiní for something that Iíd like to do with my life

Thereís nothiní behind me and nothiní that ties me
To somethiní that might have been true yesterday
Tomorrow is open; right now it seems to be more
Than enough to just be here today

And I donít know what the future is holdiní in store
I donít know where Iím goiní, Iím not sure where Iíve been
Thereís a spirit that guides me, a light that shines for me
My life is worth the liviní, I donít need to see the end

Sweet, sweet surrender
Live, live without care
Like a fish in the water
Like a bird in the air

Thanks Anna, that song reminds me of surrender in it's purist form.

Surrender to what woll be, cause it was given by
Thee...

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Old 11-30-2009, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by nelco View Post
sometimes late at night when I come to Sr I read how so many people gain so much from SR ...... the chorus of the Michael Jackson song comes to my mind..........and I too have made many friends far away


For you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though we're far apart
You're always in my heart
For you are not alone
Hi Nelco, yep, we are not alone, isn't that the nicest thing to know!

Love and Hope
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:32 AM
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Elegantly Wasted by INXS... It applies to my past, my current journey, and all the possibilities that the journey creates. Past... "we run we hide; we wait, we want the good life; aw sure, you're right, this ain't the good life". Present... Look at all that shines; baby's down on the world 'cause she owns it." Future: "making up your life; nothin more nothing less makes it ******".
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:48 PM
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Nina Simone: Feeling Good

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Glad you brought this back, Hope, just reading through it again has lifted my heart.

No tune to add just now, I'll think on it and be back when I have time to just relax and read some more.

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Old 11-30-2009, 03:00 PM
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You've Got A Friend
Song info: Lyrics and Music: Carole King


Lyrics: When you're down and troubled
And you need some loving care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend

If the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep your head together
And call my name out loud
Soon you'll hear me knocking at your door

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there

Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend
When people can be so cold
They'll hurt you, and desert you
And take your soul if you let them
Oh, but don't you let them

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:50 PM
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This might not be 100% relevant, but this song helps me to not drink each day and to continue to try my best. I listen to it often.

When I Drink
By: The Avett Brothers

When I drink
I say things I don't want to say
I do things I don't wanna do
I talk mean to you
But if I think
I just might get something out of this
My parents taught me to learn when I miss
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far

But when I drink
I hear things that aren't really there
I feel things when I shouldn't really care
Have fist fights with the air
But if I think about someone besides myself
I lived through the silver and the bell
With something to tell
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far

But when I drink
I spend the next morning in a haze
And we only get so many days
Now I have one less
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far
Oh, at least a little better than I've been so far
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:22 AM
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Well I spend a lot of time in the newcomers area, basically wallowing in the first three steps So the song that came to mind for me is Dream Theater's "The Glass Prison". -Goat


The Glass Prison

[music by Myung, Petrucci, Portnoy, Rudess]
[lyrics by Mike Portnoy]

[I. REFLECTION]

Cunning, Baffling, Powerful
Been beaten to a pulp
Vigorous, Irresistable
Sick and tired and laid low
Dominating, Invincible
Black-out, loss of control
Overwhelming, Unquenchable
I'm powerless, have to let go

I can't escape it
It leaves me frail and worn
Can no longer take it
Senses tattered and torn

Hopeless surrender
Obsession's got me beat
Losing the will to live
Admitting complete defeat

Fatal Descent
Spinning around
I've gone too far
To turn back round

Desperate attempt
Stop the progression
At any length
Lift this obsession

Crawling to my glass prison
A place where no one knows
My secret lonely world begins

So much safer here
A place where I can go
To forget about my daily sins

Life here in my glass prison
A place I once called home
Fall in nocturnal bliss again

Chasing a long lost friend
I no longer can control
Just waiting for this hopelessness to end

[II. RESTORATION]

Run - fast from the wreckage of the past
A shattered glass prison wall behind me
Fight - past walking through the ashes
A distant oasis before me

Cry - desperate crawling on my knees
Begging God to please stop the insanity
Help me - I'm trying to believe
Stop wallowing in my own self pity

"We've been waiting for you my friend
The writing's been on the wall
All it takes is a little faith
You know you're the same as us all"

Help me - I can't break out this prison all alone
Save me - I'm drowning and I'm hopeless on my own
Heal me - I can't restore my sanity alone

Enter the door
Desperate
Fighting no more
Help me restore
To my sanity
At this temple of hope

I need to learn
Teach me how
Sorrow to burn
Help me return
To humanity
I'll be fearless and thorough
To enter this temple of hope

Believe
Transcend the pain
Living the life
Humility
Opened my eyes
This new odyssey
Of rigorous honesty

Serenity
I never knew
Soundness of mind
Helped me to find
Courage to change
All the things that I can

"We'll help you perform this miracle
But you must set your past free
You dug the hole, but you can't bury your sole
Open your mind and you'll see"

Help me - I can't break out this prison all alone
Save me - I'm drowning and I'm hopeless on my own
Heal me - I can't restore my sanity alone

[III. REVELATION]

Way off in the distance I saw a door
I tried to open
I tried forcing with all of my will and still
The door wouldn't open

Unable to trust in my faith
I turned and walked away
I looked around, felt a chill in the air
Took my will and turned it over

The glass prison which once held me is now gone
A long lost fortress
Armed only with liberty
And the key of my willingness

Fell down on my knees and prayed
"Thy will be done"
I turned around, saw a light shining through
The door was wide open
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[QUOTE=box3;2448075]Nina Simone: Feeling Good

Thanks, excellent song...
Sassy, just the way I like it....Good stuff, yeah...

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Old 12-03-2009, 02:15 PM
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Well I spend a lot of time in the newcomers area, basically wallowing in the first three steps So the song that came to mind for me is Dream Theater's "The Glass Prison". -Goat

Thanks Goat.

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Old 12-03-2009, 02:19 PM
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You've Got A Friend
Song info: Lyrics and Music: Carole King


Lyrics: When you're down and troubled
And you need some loving care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend

If the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep your head together
And call my name out loud
Soon you'll hear me knocking at your door

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there

Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend
When people can be so cold
They'll hurt you, and desert you
And take your soul if you let them
Oh, but don't you let them

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend
I love that song to Least, thanks...

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Old 12-03-2009, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by adgirl78 View Post
This might not be 100% relevant, but this song helps me to not drink each day and to continue to try my best. I listen to it often.

When I Drink
By: The Avett Brothers

When I drink
I say things I don't want to say
I do things I don't wanna do
I talk mean to you
But if I think
I just might get something out of this
My parents taught me to learn when I miss
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far

But when I drink
I hear things that aren't really there
I feel things when I shouldn't really care
Have fist fights with the air
But if I think about someone besides myself
I lived through the silver and the bell
With something to tell
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far

But when I drink
I spend the next morning in a haze
And we only get so many days
Now I have one less
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far
Oh, at least a little better than I've been so far
Anything that helps us not to drink is 1000% relevant...

You go adgirl...

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Old 12-03-2009, 02:37 PM
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One of these days you'll get away from London town
Causing chaos and delay on the underground
I'll read your letter as I pass the time
Stuck in a tunnel on the Hammersmith and City Line
I'll hurry home a little bored but still alive
Unplug the phone to keep the outside world outside
I'll take some aspirin and I'll take myself to bed
You'll be gone and you'll be dead
All because I never said

CHORUS
Lean on me I won't fall over
I'm made of steel and stone cold sober
If you feel the need come over
Lean on me I won't fall over

You're off the wagon you were never really on
Chasing the dragon like you're Saint ******* George or someone
Stop punching walls don't cut yourself
Shift some buden onto somebody else

CHORUS

Am I made of wood am I too arrogant?
To be the last of the good samaritans?
Stop punching walls don't cut yourself
Try shifting some burden onto someone else
Don't give up hope if you think you can't cope
We should keep in touch if it gets too much
Have faith in yourself for the sake of your health
Stop sniffing glue try something real
Confide in your friends you'll by in the end
If nothing else works have you tried the church?

I didn't want to be so dozy darling
I should've promised you a rosy garden
And told you life is sweet, stick around enjoy it
Flush that stupid nonsense down the toilet
And lean on me
I won't fall over
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:18 PM
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discipline by nine inch nails

Am I still tough enough?
Feels like I'm wearing down
Is my viciousness
Losing ground?
Am I taking too much
Did I cross a line
I need my role in this
Very clearly defined
I need your discipline
I need your help
I need your discipline
You know once I start I cannot help myself

And now it's starting up
feels like I'm losing touch
Nothing matters to me
Nothing matters as much
I see you left a mark
Up and down my skin
I don't know where I end
And
where you begin
I need your discipline
I need your help
I need your discipline
You know once I start I cannot help myself
Once I start I cannot stop myself
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:34 PM
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Nothing like music to keep the spirit high...

Darlin' Do Not Fear lyrics

By Brett Dennen

When I arrived in my own set of clothes
I was half a world away from my home
And I was hunted by the wolves and I was heckled by the crows
Darlin' do not fear what you don't really know
Alongside my innocence I laid in bed awake
Conflicted in these chains with the impetus of age
But like a phantom she crept across the floor and out the window
Darlin' do not fear what you don't really know
From this place on the mantle my heart was taken down
Scattered in a thousand little pieces on the ground
And out below the streetlamp like an orphan with a halo
Darlin' do not fear what you don't really know
'Cause it won't last - the worries will pass
All your troubles they don't stand a chance
And sometimes it takes more than a lifetime to know
Darlin' do not fear what you don't really know
The confidence is full with your faith etched in stone
And I let clean comfort you from the wild unknown
So very auburn and hatred like a hatchet in snow
Darlin' do not fear what you don't really know
If you have a broken heart or a battered soul
Find something to hold on to or to let go
To help you through the hard nights like a flask filled with hope
Darlin' do not fear what you don't really know
'Cause it won't last - your worries will pass
All your troubles they don't stand a chance
And it always hurts the worst when it's the ones we love the most
Darlin' do not fear what you don't really know
Sometimes your path is marked in the sky
Sometimes you're forced to fit in between the lines
Sometimes all that you can do is say no
Darlin' do not fear what you don't really know
I said, when I arrived in my own set of clothes
I was half a world away from my home
And I was hunted by the wolves and I was heckled by the crows
Darlin' do not fear what you don't really know
I said, Darlin' do not fear what you don't really know
We said, Darlin' do not fear


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