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Name some songs that have gotten you out of dark places...

 

Here are some of mine:

 

1. Emotionless- Good Charlotte

- this song helped me find forgiveness and realization of my homelife losses

 

2. Praise You In The Storm

- it doesn't matter what we have. That's not what makes up our life. It's our seeking ourselves and others... and God

 

3. Gravity of Love- Enigma

- this song made me face myself and know that it's okay if there's a lot inside me... it can be beautiful

 

4. Deliver Me- Sarah Brightman

- i felt my desire for someone else to stay beside me.... and understood that i needed to be that way for others, especially my younger cousins and friends in any way i could be. I just started to want to be real with people... and speak from the needs of my soul.

 

5. Memory- Sugarcult

- time erases emotions, but we can't let that happen. We need to keep creating our emotional lives and never lose sight of feeling for things. Keep your heart open and eyes unclouded by bitterness

 

6. Blind- Lifehouse

- I make many mistakes in my relationships and social life. this song made me think of how blind we are all...and how much it hurts us to be that way.

 

7. Touch of My Hand- Britney Spears

- It's okay to be me and love it. It's okay to use it to thrive in the world... and get to my dreams.

 

8. I Belong To Me- Jessica Simpson

- self explanatory

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One Friend by Keb Mo.

Here's the crux of his lyrics:

 

All I need is one friend

To get me through the day

One friend

That never goes away

Only one friend

to understand

And never let me down

 

Can't nobody love you

More than you love yourself

And as long as I've got my one good friend

I don't need nobody else

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Depends what I want - if I want something to make me howl like a child, rail against life and generally let the floodgates open, then it's Hurt by Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails). I've been to some funerals lately where it's been played. It destroys me every time, but I *think* it's cathartic...

 

"I hurt myself today

to see if I still feel

I focus on the pain

the only thing that's real

the needle tears a hole

the old familiar sting

try to kill it all away

but I remember everything

what have I become?

my sweetest friend

everyone I know

goes away in the end

and you could have it all

my empire of dirt

 

I will let you down

I will make you hurt

 

I wear this crown of thorns

upon my liar's chair

full of broken thoughts

I cannot repair

beneath the stains of time

the feelings disappear

you are someone else

I am still right here

 

what have I become?

my sweetest friend

everyone I know

goes away in the end

and you could have it all

my empire of dirt

 

I will let you down

I will make you hurt

 

if I could start again

a million miles away

I would keep myself

I would find a way"

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The only song that I can hear, in whatever mood I happen to be in, and have it make me smile or feel at least slightly uplifted, is "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. Its simplistic beauty never fails to remind me of what's important in life...hearing the first opening chords unexpectedly on a radio station brings tears to my eyes. It feels like someone is watching out for me.

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I listened to this song over & over & over & over in the aftermath of my last break-up.

 

Wounding & Healing - link removed

 

I don't know if I'm getting old

I don't know if I'm getting tired

I don't know if I wanna go to work today

'Cause I spent last night with my old friend

He said, "It's make or break time"

So I asked a burning question,

"Why when I wanna make a forward move

Do you knock me to the ground?"

 

And he said...

He said, "I'm gonna break you down,

And then I'm gonna build you up again,

stronger than ever before."

 

I don't know if I'm getting wasted

I don't know if I'm disillusioned

I don't know if I wanna make the effort today

I had another bad night with my old friend

He said, "There's no separation, there's only integration"

He really isn't anything physical,

Just a voice inside my head

 

That keeps sayin...

He said, "I'm gonna break you down, boy,

And then I'm gonna build you up again,

Stronger than ever before"

(He said, "I'm gonna break you down, boy)

He said, "I'm gonna break you down,

Then I'm gonna build you up again"

 

He said, "I'm gonna take your mother away,

So I can watch your boyhood burn

You know your father failed to show you the way,

And now there's no where left to turn"

 

He said, "I'm gonna break you down, boy

I'm gonna turn your rock to sand"

He said, "I'm gonna crush your spirit, boy

Then you'll have to take a stand"

He said, "I'm gonna hurt you so bad,

You'll have no where left to turn"

(He said, "I'm gonna break you down")

He said, "I'm gonna break you down, boy,

Then you can finally be a man"

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does anyone know the title of the song that goes... something like,

 

"there's a stirring felt deep in my heart that i want to know

... leads to the road... your voice is calling me and

I know it's time to go...

 

come home, you must rest in me

you are my child for eternity..."

 

Anyone? It's sung by a guy and is fairly slow, but beautiful (I think a Christian song?)

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SOCIAL DISTORTION LYRICS

 

"Live Before You Die"

 

When pressures up and the stress is high

and I wanna bid this world good bye

I'm gonna bury my frustrations

grab some of life's satisfactions

yeah I'm gonna live before I die

 

I try to find some peace of mind

when my life's treating me unkind

paiin will be my motivation

I'm gonna use my imagination

yeah I'm gonna live before I die

 

[Chorus

So close your eyes, and embrace your memories

leave your troubles and your worries far behind

stop contemplating and start celebrating

yeah you gotta live before you die

 

I think of chances I didn't take

i try to learn from my mistakes, yeah

I'm tired of being pushed around now

life ain't gonna drag me down now

yeah, I'm gonna live before I die

 

[Chorus]

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The only song that I can hear, in whatever mood I happen to be in, and have it make me smile or feel at least slightly uplifted, is "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. Its simplistic beauty never fails to remind me of what's important in life...hearing the first opening chords unexpectedly on a radio station brings tears to my eyes. It feels like someone is watching out for me.
i love that song. it will be played at my funeral. hopefully not anytime soon!

 

usually, though, it's more hard-driving songs--your Zombie, your White Stripes, maybe some old Damned or even Ramones--that can pull me out of the occasional funk and give me back that defiant 'eff-tee-dub' edge.

 

some more examples of that type of adrenaline-producing music:

 

Disturbed, "Click Click Boom"

American Head Charge, "Loyalty"

Seether, "F___ It"

Queen, "Stone Cold Crazy"

Weezer (yeah, Weezer), "Hash Pipe"

System of a Down, "Cigaro"

Pantera, "Respect Walk"

Devo, "Slap Your Mammy Down"

KoRn, "Twisted Transistor"

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Disturbed, "Click Click Boom"

American Head Charge, "Loyalty"

Seether, "F___ It"

Queen, "Stone Cold Crazy"

Weezer (yeah, Weezer), "Hash Pipe"

System of a Down, "Cigaro"

Pantera, "Respect Walk"

Devo, "Slap Your Mammy Down"

KoRn, "Twisted Transistor

 

YES YES YES YES YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

AC/DC "Highway to HeII"

Janis Joplin "Take another piece of my heart"

Minitry "Jesus built my hotrod"

BareNaked Lady "One week"

Creed "Higher"

Lifehouse 'Hanging by a moment"

Metallica "St. Anger"

Kid Rock "Devil without a cause"

Stevie Ray Vaughan "Tin pan Allay"

Bob Geldof "I hate mondays"

Audio Slave "show me how to live"

 

 

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~Testing the strong ones - Copeland (Highly recommended that song's checked out!)

~ANY Placebo song.

~Skeleton - Bloc Party

~Everywhere - Bran Van 3000 (such a happy song!)

~Butterflies - Sia (for my love

~Cries a Girl - Buck 65

~Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips (my boyfriend sent this to me and told me to listen to it every time I felt down and lonely because Yoshimi is ME and I wont let my problems beat me)

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1. My best friend and I went through depression at the same time in high school... we had a song for it by Alanis Morissette, "That I Would be Good"

that I would be good even if i did nothing

that I would be good even if i got the thumbs down

that I would be good if I got and stayed sick

that I would be good even if I gained ten pounds

 

that i would be fine even even if I went bankrupt

that i would be good if I lost my hair and my youth

that i would be great if I was no longer queen

that i would be grand if i was not all knowing

 

that i would be loved even when i numb myself

that i would be good even when i am overwhelmed

that i would be loved even when i was fuming

that i would be good even if i was clingy

 

that i would be good even if i lost sanity

that i would be good

whether with or without you

 

 

 

Also, as someone mentioned before, Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt".

 

And, again, as mentioned before, Louis Armstrong, "What a Wonderful World"

 

And another by Alanis "Simple Together"...my breakup/depression song:

you've been my golden best friend

now with post-demise at hand

I can't go to you for consolation

cause we're off limits during this transition

this grief overwhelms me

it burns in my stomach

and i can't stop bumping into things

i thought we'd be simple together

i thought we'd be happy together

thought we'd be limitless together

i thought we'd be precious together

but i was sadly mistaken

you've been my soulmate and then some

i remembered you the moment i met you

with you i knew god's face was handsome

with you i saw fun and expansion

this loss is numbing me

it pierces my chest

and i can't stop dropping everything

i thought we'd be sexy together

thought we'd be evolving together

i thought we'd have children together

i thought we'd be family together

but i was sadly mistaken

if i had a bill for all the philosophies i shared

if i had a penny for all the possibilities i presented

if i had a dime for every hand thrown up in the air

my wealth would render this no less severe

i thought we'd be genius together

i thought we'd be healing together

i thought we'd be growing together

thought we'd be adventurous togheter

but i was sadly mistaken

thought we'd be exploring together

thought we'd be inspired together

i thought we'd be flying together

thought we'd be on fire together

but i was sadly mistaken

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  • 2 weeks later...

Crazy Bee-Yatch - Buck Cherry

 

Rock and Roll Never Forgets - I know it's a bit older, but it played on a flashback or oldies station or something the day I turned 31 - (now sweet 16 turned 31) and I was feeling a lot depressed and old. BUT as he says, "you can come back baby, Rock and ROll never forgets!"

 

Just gave me this image of myself in my late 70's still rocking out to Bob Seger and feeling not a day over 31....or 16.

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this one helped me when i had a big owie a couple of months ago :

 

"I Believe"

by Shin Seung-Hoon

(from the film "My Sassy Girl")

 

I believe keu daen kyeod eh eop ji man

ee dae roh ee pyeol eun ah ni ket chyo

I believe na eh geh oh neun gil eun

cho geum meol ri dol ah ol poon ee ket chyo

 

moh doo ji na gan keu gi eok sok eh seo

nae ga na reul ah peu geh ha myo noon mool eul man deul chyo

 

*na man keum ool ji ahn ki reul keu dae man eun

noon mool eop shi nal pyeon ha geh poh nae joo gi reul

eon jehn ga ta shi dol ah ol

keu da ra neun keol ahl gi eh nan mid go it ki eh

gi da ril geh yo nan keu dae yeo ya man ha chyo

 

I believe nae ga ah pa hal ga pwa

keu dae neun ool ji doh mot haet get chyo

I believe heu reu neun nae noon mool ee

keu dael ta shi nae geh dol ryeo joo ket chyo

 

ji goo meom choo neun nae noon gil sok eh seo

keu dae moh deup deul ee deo ol ra noon mool eul man deul chyo

 

*repeat

 

nan keu dae al gi jeon ee seh sang doh

ee reoh keh noon poo syot neun ji

keu ha neul ah rae seo ee jen

noon mool roh nam kyo chyeot ji man

ee ja ril nan ji gil keh yo

 

keu dae ran ee yoo man eu roh na eh geh neun

gi ta rim joh cha choong boon hi haeng bok ha ket chyo

sarang ha ee yoo man eu roh

doh ha roo ga ji na ga go oh neun kil ee cheo doh

ki da ril keh yo nan keu dae yeo ya man ha chyo

nan keu dae yeo ya man ha chyo

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