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#349370 - 12/30/10 11:13 PM Songs for survivors
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I really enjoy this topic and thought I would post some songs for those of us who are survivors. Please note that over the course of time some of the links may be broken, and I try to check them every few months.

Song 1 (Livin in a world they didn't make-Janet Jackson)-Good song for kids who lose their innocense at such a young age

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t821YEev73I



Edited by jj78 (01/21/14 09:31 PM)

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#349883 - 01/05/11 11:26 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here are some other thought provoking songs to share.

Song 1: "Storms" (Fleetwood Mac)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3ALI_8i45g

Song 2: "Father and his son"

NOTE-This can take on many meanings...for me it would be a desire to open up with my own father about what I experienced as a child. He does not know what happened. You can also take this in the religion context of father. For those who had troublesome fathers, this may not be a good song to listen to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wte8dY_9uo0

alternate link that is pretty touching/emotional
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjeYkrSVe8E&feature=related


Song 3: "Love Song"-Tesla

A great song that provides hope for those struggling to find love in relationships. Great instrumental intro before song begins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aubjDJc07E





Edited by jj78 (01/21/14 09:34 PM)

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#350381 - 01/11/11 02:20 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Hey, not sure if anyone out there is really listening, but just wanted to post some other songs that are quite meaningful to me as I try to heal, and hopefully some of you will find it meaningful too.

Song 1: Tennessee Line (Daughtry)-Talks about how our troubles seem to follow us wherever we go. Lyrics below video screen if you click on twistie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFT_skC2Hq4&playnext=1&list=PL4D80A9117D1BA3DC

Song 2: My Immortal (Evanescence)-Some lyrics here really are powerful...including "Your presence still lingers here...and it won't leave me alone."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGKRXhmFQlw

Song 3: Better Days (Janet Jackson)-Another song I listen to if I'm ever feeling down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak2iOURreP0

Song 4: No More Drama (Mary J Blige)-Version with lyrics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ9pdGOsqD0

Live version (unbelievable live performance at the grammys)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2xuleGvsGE








Edited by jj78 (01/21/14 09:37 PM)

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#350386 - 01/11/11 04:42 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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jj78,

I also like My Immortal - it is an amazing vocal performance that drives home the haunting lyrics.

I think No More Drama is a true anthem song that could be sung by anyone trying to break out of a life style that no longer fits or the influence of others. In fact it would also fit as what I would call a strong boundary statement.



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#350391 - 01/11/11 05:50 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: prisonerID]
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Thanks Daryl! It's amazing as I listen to so many songs nowadays you can really modify the original intent and apply it to those of us who are survivors.


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#350394 - 01/11/11 07:08 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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amy lee can sing her ass off!!! love my immortal!

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#350514 - 01/12/11 05:25 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Obi]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qP6JDLQF23g

This is my theme song...still have lots of rage, but i know i will get past it smile

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#350515 - 01/12/11 05:31 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Darkheart]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=LmZNNzDUCgk

This one is for anyone needing a friend....love you guys


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#350516 - 01/12/11 05:50 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Darkheart]
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Thanks Darkheart...enjoy the Seether song. Are both links the same song?


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#350530 - 01/12/11 06:25 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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the second is Lifeline by Papa Roach

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#351327 - 01/20/11 09:34 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Darkheart]
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YOUs obviously appreciate music. thats cool.
this sums it up for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLi7i8cSDyc sweet ass tempo


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#351364 - 01/20/11 02:01 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: teebone21]
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Hey, thanks teebone...I enjoy up tempo songs as well. Here are a couple more songs that I've been listending to lately.

Song 1 (Unforgiven-Metallica)-This has probably been posted before. "Through constant pain disgraced, a young boy learns their rules"..."Deprived of all his thoughts, the young man struggles on and on"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7oeGl705Lo

Song 2 (Angel-Sarah McLachlan)-While this song was written for a lost love one, if you follow the lyrics, it certainly applies to those of us struggling as survivors, especially for those who have kept in hidden within).

"The storm keeps on twisting, you keep on building the lies"..."It's easier to believe in this madness, this glorious sadness, that brings me to my knees"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUmhtWUheTY


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#351366 - 01/20/11 02:08 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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thanks for sharing bro, although i aint so much into the lyrics, unless im writing them of course, as i am the music.


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#351485 - 01/21/11 12:55 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks...great selections!

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#351489 - 01/21/11 01:18 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Darkheart]
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NICE!!!!!!!!!!!

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#351529 - 01/21/11 07:54 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Kryptic]
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Thanks Kryptic! Please feel free to add any songs meaningful to you!


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#351950 - 01/25/11 11:07 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here's a song I'd like to dedicate to all my fellow brothers on here.

Scorpions-Wind of change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFh2vpGeoIk

"The world is closing in...Did you ever think...We could be so close, like brothers"


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#352219 - 01/28/11 03:56 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Another song for those of us still struggling with our past.

The World I Know-Collective Soul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl0J0K-Tjlc

I love the chorus:
"So I walk up on high
And I stop to the edge
To see my world below
And I laugh at myself
While the tears roll down
Cause it's the world I have known"


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#352221 - 01/28/11 04:04 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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And here is another good one for us survivors.

"Zombie"-Cranberries

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_-x6OdPvwk


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#352331 - 01/29/11 07:14 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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#352338 - 01/29/11 09:34 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Darkheart]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_IXeGaIhac

...Some are lean, some with grace and some without/tell the story that repeats/of a child who had been left alone at birth/left to fend and taught to fight.

Couldn't have survived without Suzanne Vega.


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#352546 - 02/01/11 02:35 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Bewlayb1]
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Hey Darkheart and Bewlayb1...love those songs. Here is another one I've been listening too lately.

"Outside" by Stained

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc3Za3jfvJg


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#352752 - 02/03/11 10:38 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here is one I discovered recently, though it is not new. The lyrics in particular describe well my feelings and point of view as I struggle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOPN24hyspU

'It Don't Matter'
Rehab

Sittin in traffic another day of feeling nothing
Trying to find something I guess it's back to huffin'
Paint and model glue oh how I die when I look
At you smilin' lovin' life and all I know is blue
Rainy days and cold stares broken love affairs
Everything's beautiful as long as I ain't there
I guess I wasn't meant to crack a smile who cares
I think I'll go to sleep for a while now

I'm barely livin' in my skin depression's my only friend
And I don't know where I am heading tryin' to forget where I've been
And I'm so sick of lying God please show me that silver lining
Cuz I've heard tale and I'm not well my heads full of hell and
This world's a jail but

And it don't matter and I don't care
I let my pain into the air
Cuz everything good's over there
And everything here's hard to bear
And it don't matter and I don't care
I let my pain into the air
Cuz everything good's over there
And everything here's hard to bear

And as the apin begins to displace had it to ear level
With this place you see it on my face a state of suspended grace
Gradually I erase and find comfort in the sickest womb
I might be present but not in the room
To whom it may consume melting ensembles bleeding chellos running through Bordellos drama
Like Othello hidin' out from Poncharello
Dead off in the Median
Fallin apart like usual handin' out flyers to my funeral

So they say that life's a play and that all the world's a stage
Then for another part I pray the show ends the same way everyday
And my heart carries the pain of a brain I can't explain
Am I insane
Am I insane

And it don't matter and I don't care
I let my pain into the air
Cuz everything good's over there
And everything here's hard to bear
And it don't matter and I don't care
I let my pain into the air
Cuz everything good's over there
And everything here's hard to bear

And everything good is gone
And everything good is gone
And everything good is gone
And everything bad is here
And everything bad is here
And everything bad is here
It doesn't really matter now does it

And it don't matter and I don't care
I let my pain into the air
Cuz everything good's over there
And everything here's hard to bear
And it don't matter and I don't care
I let my pain into the air
Cuz everything good's over there
And everything here's hard to bear

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#352910 - 02/05/11 10:14 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: mh6893]
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Hey, thanks mh for the song. Here is one I've been listening to the last couple days.

"Unwell"-Matchbox 20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StFfXP4eAgU


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#353343 - 02/10/11 10:52 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Darkheart]
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In 1969 (yeah, I'm old) the Youngbloods released "Get Together", but if you bought the 45 (single), the song was backed with "Darkness, Darkness"
Darkness, darkness be my pillow
Take my hand and let me sleep
In the coolness of your shadow in the silence of your deed
Darkness darkness be my blanket
Take my hand and let me sleep
Take away take away the pain that won't go away
Cover me in your night


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#353433 - 02/11/11 11:06 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: alan55]
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Hey Alan-Thanks for the post. I think this is this the song you are referring to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLVWxuMsiDQ


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#354074 - 02/18/11 05:42 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here is a song for those struggling to find love/intimacy as a result of the CSA.

"I wanna know what love is"-Foreigner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUYGzZ0tQpA




Edited by jj78 (01/21/14 09:38 PM)

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#354522 - 02/22/11 10:42 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here are some other songs I've been listening to lately.

1. "Only God Knows Why"-Kid Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmUgSGiBTbk

2. "Jumper"-Third Eye Blind (for those who are really down please realize there are people out there to help you)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdgCajndgNw


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#354872 - 02/25/11 12:34 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here is another one. "I Can Change" by LCD Soundsystem.



Tell me a line make it easy for me
Open your arms
Dance with me until I feel all right
It's good in the dark, good in the dark
But into the lover's light
Here comes another fight

So ring the alarm, ring the alarm
Bar me and hold me and cling to my arm
Here it comes, here it comes

And what you're asking me now, disastrous now
Hoping and hoping and hoping
The feeling goes away

Never change, never change, never change, never change
Never change, never change, never change
This is why I fell in love oooh

Never change, never change, never change, never change
Never change, never change, never change
That's just too up there in love with
(in loveeeee ...)

This is the time the very best time
So give me a line and take me hoooome
Take me oveeeer

But dashing the hopes dashing the hopes
And smashing the pride
The morning's got you on the ropes .. ooh

And love is a murderer , love is a murderer
But if she calls you tonight
Everything is all right
Yeah, we knoooooow
And love is a curse shoved in a hearse
Love is an open book to a verse of your bad poetry
And this is coming from me

But I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love
(fall in looove)

Turn on the light make it easy for me
Fill the divide fumble in the kitchen
til it's right
What an awful sight

But there's love in your eyes
Love in your eyes , love in your eyes
But maybe that's just what your lover finds
All niiiiiight!

But I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love

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#356139 - 03/10/11 06:06 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: mh6893]
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Hey all-Here is another great song for all of us on here.

"Aftermath"-Adam Lambert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8y9CmAAnEY


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#364795 - 06/23/11 01:29 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Hey all-It's been a while since I've posted any songs...here's a new one for us survivors.

"Silent Lucidity"-Queensryche

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhBQbDH7O1E


Edited by jj78 (01/21/14 09:39 PM)

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#364804 - 06/23/11 02:34 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Hey man. I listened to that song and liked it a lot.
Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us here.

Logan

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#365936 - 07/13/11 11:02 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Logan]
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Here are some other songs that get me thinking. If you guys have any good songs please feel free to share!

1. "When the Children Cry"-White Lion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-3kKwdV8ms

2. "Special" Janet Jackson-Good song for self-reflection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvrj8L_-YZ0

3. "Listen to your heart" DHT (Just a very good song that gets me thinking...lyrically for me, the "he" is the lord)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Kj9PRcA70

4. "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas (Try to not let the SA control our lives because life is short)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0zSB2WEtwU


Edited by jj78 (01/21/14 09:40 PM)

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#368677 - 08/22/11 03:57 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Hey guys-Here's a song I've been listening to lately that is for any survivors who've struggled with staying in a committed relationship. It's about letting that special person getting away and later regretting it.

"Someone like you" Live-Adele

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri49XBQ23kA


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#370589 - 09/20/11 06:36 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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This one touches me deeply, very on-topic:

Raised By Swans - The Past Is The Prey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srSLAyVGXPE


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#370654 - 09/21/11 11:26 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Vadrian]
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Hi Vadrian-I just read your introduction and am so sorry for what you experienced.

This is a very touching song...thanks for sharing!


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#370680 - 09/21/11 07:00 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks, jj78. This is one of my favorite songs, his entire album is full of sensitive songs about dealing with the emotional past.


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#371211 - 09/28/11 08:02 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: mh6893]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqJxjR-jBbU&ob=av3e

Weighty Ghost
Wintersleep

I got out of bed today, Swear to God I couldn't see my face
I got out of bed today staring at a ghost
Who forgot to float away, didn't have all that much to say
Wouldn't even tell me his own name
Where'd my body go

Where oh where'd my body go?
Africa or Mexico?
Where or where'd my body go?
Where'd my body go?

Have you seen my ghost?
Staring at the ground?
Have you seen my ghost?
Sick of those goddamn clouds

Are you some kind of medicine man?
Cut the demons out of my head
You can't kill something that's already dead
Just leave my soul alone
I don't need no surgery
Take those knives away from me
Just wanna die in my own body
A ghost just needs a home

Have you seen my ghost?
Staring at the ground?
Have you seen my ghost?
Sick of those goddamn clouds

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#371344 - 09/29/11 10:57 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: bey]
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Hi Bey-Thanks for posting the song. I just read your story and recent post about being lonely. When I'm down, music (even sad songs) is very therapeutic for me, and I hope it is for you too.

If you ever need to chat let me know.


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#372100 - 10/11/11 12:28 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Heather Nova had a cd out a few years ago. Bit of a one hit wonder maybe. I don't do youtube (my internet is very limited) or I would look her up. One of the songs would def. trigger but others offered some cool, hopeful melodies.


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#372218 - 10/12/11 01:00 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: cris40ky]
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Here is one song that is ringing in my head these days:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0deFJmhN--A

Shadowland - Lostboy!AKA Jim Kerr

Out in the back woods, out from the main,
Once you've been there is no turning back again.
Wrapped up in silver, dressed up in gold,
Now is the time that your story can be told.
Come to me walk out of the shadow.
Sing to me, give me words I should know.

Some play the wild card, some play the game,
Once you've surrendered there's no turning back again.

Come to me walk out of the shadow.
Sing to me, give me words I should know.

Turn to me walk out of the shadow.
Sing to me, tell me words I should know.

Don't send it all away, such a special day.
On your special day.

Come to me walk out of the shadows,
Whisper to me, tell me words I should know.

Come to me walk out of the shadow.
Sing to me, tell me words I should know.
Come to me walk out of the shadow.
Whipser to me, tell me words I should know.

Sing to me tell me words I should know.
On your special day,
Such a special day.

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#372603 - 10/16/11 11:04 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: peroperic2009]
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hey peroperic-very nice song....i love hearing songs that are so meaningful to other survivors.


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#373084 - 10/22/11 01:44 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Hi jj78,
for me music has healing power and without it life would be miserable. One more song came to my mind and I wish to share it with my fellows survivors:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trda5nHIZLo

Fix You - Coldplay
When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

And high up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
But if you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down on your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down on your face
And I...

Tears stream down on your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down on your face
And I...

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

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#373989 - 11/01/11 01:37 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: cris40ky]
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Heather Nova songs:

Heal

This one is one of the best, but the quality is kinda poor.


Blue Black

2nd one is a little darker and can trigger but is positive over all.


A Way to Live

Name says it all.



Edited by cris40ky (11/01/11 01:47 PM)
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#374271 - 11/04/11 12:42 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: cris40ky]
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#375149 - 11/13/11 12:41 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Torch]
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It's all good so long as it makes me feel better. I've never really thought of any music I listen to as being particularly good for survivors, but after thinking about it some I realized that John and Julian Lennon's first albums both seem to speak to me for some reason.

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#376509 - 11/22/11 06:06 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Darkheart]
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I've noticed that besides songs with depressing lyrics, listening to bootlegs also seem to make me feel better when I'm upset. I have 3 in my collection so far. A 1975 John Lennon record called The John Lennon Telecasts, a 1989 or 1990 Paul McCartney record called And All The Rest, and another that I'll mention in a moment since it's on the turntable right now. I like how much more real they are than official studio releases. You can feel the raw energy and the artists emotions so much better when listening to incomplete or complete but unpolished versions of a song you like, and hearing them talk or argue about a song between takes is cool. Right now I'm listening to a 1969 Beatle bootleg called In A Play Anyway. Let It Be and Abbey Road were still works in progress. It beats the hell out of volume 3 of the Beatles Anthology. If any Beatle fans here ever come across this record don't hesitate to buy it.

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#377163 - 11/28/11 04:58 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Asmodeus]
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Sometimes just some plain instrumental music with no lyrics can feel good. I have a few instrumental albums. I have one from 1970 or 71 called Switched On Bach. It's nothing special, just the music played on a melatron or a synthecisor. I have a Ravi Shankar record that I can't remember the name of right now. I have three instrumental albums of Beatles music. Volume 1 and 3 of the Hollyridge Strings albums and Chet Atkins Picks On The Beatles. So far I've enjoyed all of them.

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#377763 - 12/02/11 04:27 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Asmodeus]
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I'm listening to the Wilburys right now. I just felt like commenting on how good the last track on side one feels. Not Alone Anymore. I believe it's the last song Roy Orbison wrote before he died. I don't really know what to say beyond the fact that it just feels good. Now that I think about it, the end of side 2 feels almost as good. End of the Line. I don't know which of them wrote it but it's a good end for the album.

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#377781 - 12/02/11 07:32 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Asmodeus]
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I like the song from MGMT " kids" .
The video could use a switch. Scared the poor little guy.
Often when i am driving in my car ...i will change the lyrics
to what fits me. Shouting out famliy names, what i would like
to do to them! What i like ,, what i dont! It helps , i find
it takes the edge off!
Last night a friend and i went to a bar and to sing karoake.
I sang " Wonderful" by Everclear. It is joyous tune for little
boys.
Yeah, it was nice to sing this - put a smile both inside and out:)

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#377809 - 12/02/11 10:14 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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A friend of mine, John Cowan, a survivor, was given the lyrics to this song in about 20 minutes. It is gut wrenching and heart wrenching and healing and is his story. It is called "Drown" and he courageously put it on his "New Tattoo" CD and available as a download on Amazon:

“Drown” lyrics by John Cowan, music by Darrell Scott

Under the big top the lights go dim
The clowns all hide and the ringmaster grins
His belt was noosed around my wrist
His smile turned in to an angry twist.

Too young to know better just what was wrong.
My insides turned where they didn’t belong
And all I could do was hold back the tears
And wait for his thirst to go back to his beer.

And so another and another and another was made
To slug through this life so alone and afraid.

So I lied and I stole and I ate all I could
Just to have some control---as if I would.
And there I was awful and fat
He said if I told I’d die for that.

Tell me when do the lights leave the gleam in the eyes
Of children molested by men twice their size
Is it the moment of entry, the rush of surprise
Or knowing their lives will only be lies.

I knew there’d be solace as there always will be
For the pit of a soul that’s forever hungry.
A needle a bottle a warm piece of flesh
A return to the thing that always felt best.

And if God is a spirit tell me where does he go
Is he busy with devils confessing their woes?

I guess it’s up to us to find one another
And try and touch souls and try to recover
The lives we’re making all over again
In hope that some child will never again
Drown….drown….drown



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#378201 - 12/04/11 11:04 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: bumblebee]
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Hey Sgt Pepper and Bumblebee-I really enjoyed your posts. Music and lyrics can be very touching.

I actually recently came across a song that is extremely moving. It's about dealing with our difficulties and learning that some things are out of our control.

"What I cannot change" by LeAnn Rimes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvOyi6mYIWs

And here is a great live vocal of this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caVP4B9OvOc&feature=related





Edited by jj78 (12/04/11 11:09 PM)

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#378276 - 12/05/11 02:39 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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I Remember by Devendra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDDT9i9hZzc

A little sad every time i hear it.


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#378278 - 12/05/11 02:56 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: cris40ky]
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Loc: VA
Don't Let It Bring You Down -- Paul McCartney & Wings

Though some things in life are hard to bear
Don't let it bring you down

Should the sand of time run out on you
Don't let it bring you down

Don't go down - don't go underground
Things seem strange, but they change
How they change

Up and down your carousel will go
Don't let it bring you down

Don't go down - don't get out of town
Get to know how it goes, how it goes

When the price you have to pay is high
Don't let it bring you down.

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#379179 - 12/12/11 09:02 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: unhappycamper]
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Loc: florida
Rise Against "Septembers children"


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#379630 - 12/15/11 07:11 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: sevenkevineleven]
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Now that I think about it, anything that you like playing loud can be good for you. Yesterday I bought a 3 disc set called The Jimi Hendrix Experience BBC Sessions. It came from 2nd and Charles, the best big chain store that you can get new and used materials from. It cost $30. It has a Beatles Anthology feel to it.

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#381094 - 12/31/11 03:35 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Asmodeus]
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Edited by wgrrcb (02/20/13 03:36 PM)

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#381431 - 01/04/12 01:50 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: wgrrcb]
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As the weight of the holiday season lifts I find myself thinking of "Weight of the World". It's the first song on Ringo Starr's 1993 album Time Takes Time. It's a good start for the album.

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#383168 - 01/22/12 09:48 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: Asmodeus]
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Sorry guys it's been so long since I've been on. I've listened to all the recent posts and really find them inspiring and deep.

Here's a song I've always found to resonate for many victims including CSA survivors. Because of what happened to us, we sometimes veer off in the wrong direction and need to right the ship.

"Fastcar" by Tracy Chapman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPoH6p2lTXs


Edited by jj78 (01/21/14 09:42 PM)

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#392916 - 04/09/12 10:49 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Hey guys-Sorry it's been so long since I last posted. Here's a live version of a song I posted previously. It's a very moving song and I just came across this performance.

Elton John-"The Last Song" (also known as Father and his Son)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFP4Rk_Tx_E

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#393146 - 04/12/12 02:04 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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bittersweet/happy-go-lucky:
CCR "Bad moon arising"
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"Quite a thing to live in fear, this is what is means to be a slave"
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#394122 - 04/19/12 09:00 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Loc: on the river between Hades n V...
Korn: Path of Totality (explicit version)
the whole cd

kinda sums up some feelings n thoughts...
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I want justice I want you overthrown;I want courage I want to stand alone;I want your arrogance and I want your pain;I want your everything and I want you dead--- Rev Theory: Justice

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#394131 - 04/19/12 09:34 PM . [Re: jj78]
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Edited by Life's A Dream (01/12/13 10:53 PM)

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#394173 - 04/20/12 01:02 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Loc: on the river between Hades n V...
here are some of the lyrics *WARNING* (it may trigger some) i listen to this almost everyday n i can't believe how painfully true this is (least for me)

KORN
"Narcissistic Cannibal"
(feat. Skrillex & Kill The Noise)

Don't wanna be sly and defile you
Desecrate my mind and rely on you
I just wanna break this crown
But it's hard when I'm so run down

And you're so cynical, Narcissistic Cannibal!
Got to bring myself back from the dead!

Sometimes, I hate, the life, I made
Everything's wrong every time
Pushing on I can't escape
Everything that comes my way
Is haunting me taking its sweet time

Holding on I'm lost in a haze
Fighting life to the end of my days

Don't wanna be rude but I have to
Nothing's good about the hell you put me through
I just need to look around
See that life that has come unbound

And you're so cynical, Narcissistic Cannibal
Got to bring myself back from the dead

Sometimes, I hate, the life I made
Everything's wrong every time
Pushing on I can't escape
Everything that comes my way
Is haunting me taking its sweet time

Sometimes, I hate, the life I made
Everything's wrong every time
Pushing on I can't escape
Everything that comes my way
Is haunting me taking its sweet time

Holding on I'm lost in a haze
Fighting life to the end of my days

Holding on I'm lost in a haze
Fighting life to the end of my days

"Kill Mercy Within"

Disgraced
Expendable, we are not really real
A mirage of solitude is what they try to heal and
I will not be made to feel we are sealed in a fake charade

Spewing vile atrocities
Bringing existence to its knees
I will manifest my sins and
I will Kill Mercy Within
Immersed in this hypnotic spell
Influenced by the hate that swells
I'm not terrified anymore
There's nothing left but open sores

Disengaged
Relinquish the reality, I've known
I'm feeling like I'm alienated from my own and
I will not be made to feel we are sealed in a fake charade

Spewing vile atrocities
Bringing existence to its knees
I will manifest my sins and
I will Kill Mercy Within
Immersed in this hypnotic spell
Influenced by the hate that swells
I'm not terrified anymore
There's nothing left but open sores

Spewing vile atrocities
Bringing existence to its knees
I will manifest my sins and
I will Kill Mercy Within
Immersed in this hypnotic spell
Influenced by the hate that swells
I'm not terrified anymore
There's nothing left but open sores

Nothing left but open sores


"My Wall"

And along came something sacred
I never knew what I found
The demons dance around, elated
They're hurting me

I put my wall up each day
You tear it down
I hide in my space
The space you found
And one of these days
I'll come unbound
The feelings I hate
Will finally drown

Falling awake in a nightmare
Images of horror abound
Thought I stumbled upon salvation
Hell I found

I put my wall up each day
You tear it down
I hide in my space
The space you found
And one of these days
I'll come unbound
The feelings I hate
Will finally drown

Well, I'll never be the same
It's the greatest lie ever told
No, I'll never be the same
I sold my soul

I put my wall up each day
You tear it down
I hide in my space
The space you found
And one of these days
I'll come unbound
The feelings I hate
Will finally drown

"Bleeding Out"

I'm staring at a face
I don't recognize
Rotten and replaced
Lifeless and benign
You can never say
That I didn't try
I can not erase
What's in my mind

I'm the one to give to you
I'm the one to break you thru
Anything you ever do will
Eat you up and impale you

I'm Bleeding Out
Been crucified by trusting you
Hate turns to shame
By praising you, adoring fool
I'm the one that set you free
Bound to burn for eternity 'cause
I'm Bleeding Out
You're never there when I need you

My thoughts they interlace
Been spun out for sometime
I wander in this maze
An act that is sublime
You can never say
That I didn't try
I cannot erase
What's in my mind

I'm the one to give to you
I'm the one to break you thru
Anything you ever do will
Eat you up and impale you

I'm Bleeding Out
Been crucified by trusting you
Hate turns to shame
By praising you, adoring fool
I'm the one that set you free
Bound to burn for eternity 'cause
I'm Bleeding Out
You're never there when I need you

I'm Bleeding Out
Been crucified by trusting you
Hate turns to shame
By praising you, adoring fool
I'm the one that set you free
Bound to burn for eternity 'cause
I'm Bleeding Out
You're never there when I need you


"Illuminati"

I can't believe what's happening
Where is your self control
Why can't you just be honest
The corruption takes its toll

You rape our hope
Too proud to cope
You built this house of shame
You smile, you gloat
This disease you promote
An infection is what we are now

I can't believe this happened
The fear starts to grab hold
Then anger starts to take over
I will not be controlled

You rape our hope
Too proud to cope
You built this house of shame
You smile, you gloat
This disease you promote
An infection is what we are now

They're taking over now
Eating up our souls somehow
Taking over now
Parasites, they run around
The culprits won't be found
They lie behind this mask of wealth
They're taking over now
Illuminati they hide

You rape our hope
Too proud to cope
You built this house of shame
You smile, you gloat
This disease you promote
An infection is what we are now

You rape our hope
Too proud to cope
You built this house of shame
You smile, you gloat
This disease you promote
An infection is what we are now



Edited by woundeddragon (04/20/12 01:06 AM)
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I want justice I want you overthrown;I want courage I want to stand alone;I want your arrogance and I want your pain;I want your everything and I want you dead--- Rev Theory: Justice

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#394239 - 04/20/12 01:03 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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I've been listening to Ocean's Kingdom just about every day this week. It's the first of Paul McCartney's instrumental albums I've heard. I plan on finding the other two now.
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#394508 - 04/22/12 10:12 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 354
Loc: on the river between Hades n V...
Hollywood Undead
"Hear Me Now"

[JDOG]
As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I wear my crown of thorns and pull the knife out my chest.
I keep searching for something that I never seem to find.
But maybe I won’t, because I left it all behind.
Now I’m stuck with this, and that’ll never change
Always a part of me, until the very last day.

Where to go from here? What road to travel on?
I spent my whole life choosing, and I always chose wrong.
Will I try to have the will to be alive?
Will I try because I’ve never seen the light?
Blow it to the ground and it’s now you see,
You spent your whole life taking the best of me
[DANNY]
Where’d you go? Where’s your home?
How’d you end up all alone?
Can you hear me now?
There’s no light, there’s no sound.
Hard to breathe, when you’re underground.
Can you hear me now? Hear me now
[JOHNNY 3 TEARS]
How long can I keep pretending to be?
That all the stars in the sky could mean something to me.
Heaven will open up if I live on my knees.
A man of many words, but a man of few deeds.
Walking these streets, so absent of hope.

A pillow of concrete, a man with no home.
Lend him a hand, then we’re walking the way.
Leave the virtue of pity, but we live with the shame.
So scared to dream in a world with no sunlight.
When you wake up, you know it’s darker than last night.
Quickly we forget, sacrifice gone by.
Born to walk away, been walking my whole life.
[DANNY]
Where’d you go? Where’s your home?
How’d you end up all alone?
Can you hear me now?
There’s no light, there’s no sound.
Hard to breathe, when you’re underground.
Can you hear me now? Hear me now
[DANNY]
Look into my eyes and I see
What do I see? Nothing at all
Take another look around me
What do I see? Nothing at all
[DANNY]
Where’d you go? Where’s your home?
How’d you end up all alone?
Can you hear me now?
There’s no light, there’s no sound.
Hard to breathe, when you’re underground.
Can you hear me now? Hear me now
[DANNY]
Can you hear me? Hear me now
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I don't want to look back;I just want to start again;Somebody save me--- Pop Evil: Broken and Betrayed

I want justice I want you overthrown;I want courage I want to stand alone;I want your arrogance and I want your pain;I want your everything and I want you dead--- Rev Theory: Justice

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#395389 - 04/28/12 11:55 PM . [Re: jj78]
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Edited by Life's A Dream (01/12/13 10:48 PM)

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#398877 - 05/30/12 03:24 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Posts: 827
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Give the songs a chance they might not be what you are expecting from me they all of meaning in them and things we all can relate to trust me . Let me no what you think and how they might effect your life . This is a great thread by the way

This is a very powerful song to listen to when you feel like giving up hold on for one more day
Don't give up


This song is about taking this life and asking to be made whole again
very deep
Take this life


This song song is about your family tree that you do not have to except what was handed to you by your families guidance or should i say lack of guiding leading and parenting great song you do not have to live the life that was handed down to you Family Tree





This song is about rising from the ashes it is possible to overcome
i will rise



Broken by Lifehouse
I do not know if this was posted but this song will touch all of us in a special way it will bring you to tears it is very deep and it describes all of us in a special way
Broken



This song is about all the times we feel apart feel lonely and even apart from God
Times

This song is more of a rap but it talks about our struggle and the real video shows sexual abuse specifically and the lyrics mention it also this could be triggering but it is a really strong song and speaks to our struggle Fly away


This song came from a rapper it was the first person to mention being molested in his lyrics his name is Bizzy Bone and he was kidnapped molested and than was rescued from the show Americas most wanted and than bounced from foster home to foster home . I could relate to him so much i lived the same life he did selling drugs and living that life .

the lyrics go " but i keep my skeletons understand me what if i said i was molested would you look at me pale but i keep on baleen and i hope i don't go to hell stressed out o well"
Nobody can Stop me



Demons surround me all the time
This is a fast paced song but i included the vid with lyrics give it a chance it is hard to understand but when you get the lyrics it is an awesome song when he says
Get away for safety, in a coma like state, invade me/ Everyone say: "Hey, hey, he's crazy"/ Premonitions, kick pushin' daisies/ Wait, they chase to slay me/ Paranoid, mortal to the paranormal, jumpin' out portals/ Kinetical energy formal
Man it is a really schizophrenic song that i can relate to
Demons surround me
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-uYCAfpxrY
TRIGGER WARNING
Video of me telling my story
you are not alone never were
WRITTEN FORM
http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=339159#Post339159
Why i hate Religion but love Jesus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAhDGYlpqY

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#398979 - 05/31/12 09:29 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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don't see this one listed yet - it is religious in nature, but the words touch that empty spot in me that so needs compassion:

The Healing has Begun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whb-XSOog8k&feature=related
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#399805 - 06/08/12 05:36 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Posts: 59
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"Robot Boy" by LP


You say you're not gonna fight
'Cause no one would fight for you
And you think there's not enough love
And no one to give it to
And you're sure you've hurt for so long
You've got nothing left to lose
So you say you're not gonna fight
'Cause no one would fight for you

You say the weight of the world
Has kept you from letting go
And you think compassion's a flaw
And you'll never let it show
And you're sure you hurt in a way
That no one will ever know
But someday the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go

Hold on, the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go
So hold on, the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go
So hold on, the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go
Just hold on, the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go



"Iridescent" - LP again


You were standing in the wake of devastation
And you were waiting on the edge of the unknown
And with the cataclysm raining down
Insides crying "Save me now"
You were there, impossibly alone

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

And in a burst of light that blinded every angel
As if the sky had blown the heavens into stars
You felt the gravity of tempered grace
Falling into empty space
No one there to catch you in their arms

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

Let it go
Let it go
Let it go
Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go
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#400416 - 06/14/12 11:34 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Hey Guys-Thanks all for posting your songs. I really enjoyed some of them and agree with what NLT stated about the impact music has on our healing process.

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#400457 - 06/14/12 10:02 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Registered: 12/03/10
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This song was very special to me when I first heard it when I was 11 or so in 1984. This song spoke to me. In my mind I pictured Morrissey speaking to me and being my "protector." During many dark nights throughout my life, this song got me through. Listening to it still, it brings a lump to my throat.

Here's the original version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcFHPl0NbwM

Here's a heart-wrenching beautiful cover by Sinead O'Connor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKVuSjSGUKk

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Please don't cry
For the ghost and the storm outside
Will not invade this sacred shrine
Nor infiltrate your mind
My life down I shall lie
If the bogey-man should try
To play tricks on your sacred mind
To tease, torment, and tantalise
Wavering shadows loom
A piano plays in an empty room
There'll be blood on the cleaver tonight
And when darknesss lifts and the room is bright
I'll still be by your side
For you are all that matters
And I'll love you to till the day I die
There never need be longing in your eyes
As long as the hand that rocks the cradle is mine
Ceiling shadows shimmy by
And when the wardrobe towers like a beast of prey
There's sadness in your beautiful eyes
Oh, your untouched, unsoiled, wonderous eyes
My life down I shall lie
Should restless spirits try
To play tricks on your sacred mind
I once had a child, and it saved my life
And I never even asked his name
I just looked into his wondrous eyes
And said : "never never never again"
And all too soon I did return
Just like a moth to a flame
So rattle my bones all over the stones
I'm only a beggar-man whom nobody owns
Oh, see how words as old as sin
Fit me like a glove
I'm here and here I'll stay
Together we lie, together we pray
There never need be longing in your eyes
As long as the hand that rocks the cradle is mine
As long as the hand that rocks the cradle is mine
Mine
Climb up on my knee, sonny boy
Although you're only three, sonny boy
You're - you're mine
And your mother she just never knew
Oh, your mother ...
As long ... as long ... as long
I did my best for her
I did my best for her
As long ... as long ... as long as ... as long
I did my best for her
I did my best for her

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#412375 - 10/06/12 11:18 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Hey fellas...been a while since I posted here. Just reposting a song that has special meaning to me on this Saturday night. At a reflection point with a friendship and realized it can't be what I would like it to be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD9dr2ZRm9A

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#413708 - 10/19/12 10:35 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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#413709 - 10/19/12 10:41 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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#414110 - 10/23/12 11:32 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Fixing a broken link.

DHT-Listen to your heart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-TumBPKang


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#414664 - 10/29/12 05:26 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Broken link now


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#414665 - 10/29/12 05:32 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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#414670 - 10/29/12 06:31 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Hey, thanks for posting Can't Remember! Glad to hear others who can relate to music. It's really hard when you know you've been lied to by someone.

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#414683 - 10/29/12 09:05 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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#414769 - 10/30/12 04:32 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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I also found out a close friend has reached a big decision today, and am happy for him but sad as well.

"Nobody knows"-Tony Rich Project

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQYn4b71AHw


Edited by jj78 (10/31/12 09:31 PM)

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#414837 - 10/31/12 06:50 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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hey (((jj78)))
that is so sad song frown

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#415331 - 11/04/12 09:05 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here's another song that I thought you guys would enjoy. I've had one of the hardest week's of my lives, and this song has very relevant lyrics. This song came from her "Velvet Rope" albums which is by far her best album, and one of the great pop albums. It includes many serious songs about serious issues, and was written as she was going through bouts with depression and anxiety in her early 30s reflecting on her past.

"It catches up to us fast...we have to deal with the past...I know it's painful"

"Special" by Janet Jackson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HxI5UzSg5s


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#415414 - 11/05/12 05:58 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here are a couple of really powerful songs for those who may be Christian on here.

1. "Jesus take the wheel"-Carrie Underwood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qujwcCUH88o
NOTE-Written from a female perspective, but the core message really applies to us male survivors as well.

2. "How Great thou Art"-Easily the best live Country live vocal, and one of the best awards show performances I've seen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLLMzr3PFgk&feature=related

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#416659 - 11/19/12 09:38 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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For those who celebrate Christmas, here's one of my favorite X-mas tunes.


1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlement-Barenaked ladies/Sarah M.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGVNzgUxE-g

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#417214 - 11/25/12 04:39 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Did any of you see Pink's performance at the AMA's last week. It was quite good.

1. Try-Pink
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcKLPcCF1qU

Two other great live performances at awards shows.

2. "No more drama"-Mary J Blige
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2xuleGvsGE


Edited by jj78 (01/21/14 09:47 PM)

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#417276 - 11/26/12 08:25 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Sigor Ros - Hoppipolla

This song always brings up my mood when I'm down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXMA34CeoQ

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#417291 - 11/26/12 11:28 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Beautiful Things:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGT1rGxfaKw&feature=youtu.be

I'm not a survivor- but this song makes my heart ache for my survivor because I can feel his pain at times.

The YouTube video won't load on a phone- so if you want to check it out you have to go on the computer.

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#417319 - 11/26/12 05:37 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Wow, thanks Atari and Running on Empty...both are very nice!

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#418449 - 12/07/12 05:21 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here's a song with a lot of meaning for survivors who may struggle with emotion or love. It's a very poetic song that may help as the weather turns cold and winter approaches.

"The Rose"-Bette Midler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Ok0GwkjJ4

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#418475 - 12/07/12 11:13 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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great song

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#418862 - 12/11/12 11:00 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here's another song for those survivors struggling with relationships due to the abuse. This is one of those songs that you can just listen to on repeat over and over.

1. Bon Jovi-Lie to Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGv2OFFK4fo

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#419013 - 12/13/12 11:45 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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"How I Made My Millions" Radiohead

"Gagging Order" Radiohead

"See You Soon" Coldplay
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#419161 - 12/14/12 10:39 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgQZENuDrBY
Foo Fighters - The Pretender

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#419185 - 12/15/12 09:33 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks Bradley and Panda...I enjoyed those songs!

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#419186 - 12/15/12 09:34 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here's another song that is really powerful. If you haven't listened to many songs on here, this is a good one.


1. Phil Phillips-Volano (originally done by Damien Rice)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnb8oJtYA38

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#419658 - 12/20/12 03:25 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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It's been 6 weeks since I told my wife about my CSA, and this song is a dedicated to her and anyone you may have in your life that has been supportive.

1. Bon Jovi-Thank you for loving me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF2hE1czcDQ

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#420675 - 01/02/13 06:06 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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when I seen this topic this song instantly popped into my head!
Although originally written about drugs it's lyrics hit home for me! Instant chills throughout my body!! Had to share..enjoy!

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=lwlogyj7nFE&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dlwlogyj7nFE


Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under The Bridge"

Sometimes I feel
Like I don't have a partner
Sometimes I feel
Like my only friend
Is the city I live in
The city of Angels
Lonely as I am
Together we cry

I drive on her streets
'Cause she's my companion
I walk through her hills
'Cause she knows who I am
She sees my good deeds and
She kisses me windy and
I never worry
Now that is a lie

I don't ever wanna feel
Like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all the way
I don't ever want to feel
Like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all that way (yeah yeah yeah)

It's hard to believe
That there's nobody out there
It's hard to believe
That I'm all alone
At least I have her love
The city she loves me
Lonely as I am
Together we cry

I don't ever wanna feel
Like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all the way
I don't ever want to feel
Like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all the way (yeah yeah yeah)
Ooh no (no no yeah yeah)
Love me I say yeah yeah

Under the bridge downtown
Is where I drew some blood
Under the bridge "
I could not get enough
Under the bridge "
Forgot about my love
Under the bridge "
I gave my life away (yeah yeah yeah)
Ooh no (no no yeah yeah)
Here I stay yeah yeah

Here I stay...
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#420715 - 01/02/13 04:42 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Nice one EgoSum

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#421225 - 01/06/13 04:08 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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When I am coming out of a low, I generally find myself listening to Henry Rollins. Something about his music, poetry, etc that resonates with me and makes me stronger. In a way, it helps me to focus my anger into something more positive to keep me going.

Anyway, was listening to this today and though I would share.

Rollins Band - "Alien Blueprint"

You reached out
You got burned
Made tough by the lessons you learned
You never thought they could be so mean
Be so hard and cause you so much pain
Like a fool
You tired again
You really wanted to be their friend
But looking back you see they just wasted your time
Self loathing
The anger inside
You covered it up with pride
You always found a way to blame it on yourself

So mad
So mean
The pain remained unseen
All that time spent up wanting to explode
What they did
The things they said
You wished that you were dead
Anything not to deal with them
They made you hate
You couldn't wait
To go out and do something great
Turn around and throw it right back in their face

Looking back you get yourself together
Looking back you see the hatred inside
Now you see that you get to change your mind about yourself
And get to go on, so go on
Looking back you see you just wasted your time
Looking back you can see all you've got is yourself
You can tell by the look in their eyes

Now you see
How you are
The wisdom mixed in with all the scars
Watching all the fools
They never knew
They never do
It was always up to you
You gotta get it for yourself
You never were
One of them
They could have never been our friends
The best revenge is to always survive yourself


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#423451 - 01/28/13 10:51 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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#423480 - 01/28/13 05:31 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks Frankie and Still for the posts.

Still-I've never heard of that song or artist but really liked it!

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#435324 - 05/21/13 01:11 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thought I would add the 2 I listened to during the recent WOR.

"Try" by Pink (Warning: The video is very powerful and could be triggering) = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTCDVfMz15M

and

"Has to be" by Madonna (It is a B track off of Ray of Light that most people don't know. One of my favorite Madonna songs of all times.) = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuv6dHZVuHM

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#435516 - 05/22/13 09:36 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks bud for posting these...both are great songs!

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#435800 - 05/25/13 09:38 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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#435814 - 05/25/13 11:03 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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great song jj78!

i had no idea that JJ had so much depth.

this song is sorta sad, too.
it almost sounds like a disclosure, but it could be about anything. the words are vague enough. i hear there was abuse in the jackson family, and then there's the whole MJ scandal/conspiracy/controversy.

way back in june 2001, janet jackson rented our local hockey arena for a month to rehearse for a tour. i was lucky enough to get some of that work. i only remember big funky dance productions. thanks for showing me a different side of her.

one of my work buddies got fired just for talking to her while she rested between tunes. he said it was worth it, but he never worked in that building again.


here is some more jackson family survivor music for you.

http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...5808#Post435808
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#437124 - 06/06/13 05:26 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Neil Young - Heart of Gold.

Requested this so many times on my roadtrip my friend got completely sick of it smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fXaC07X5M8

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#438109 - 06/13/13 09:18 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here's a song some of you have probably heard...I am enjoying the lyrics on this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdY0CxiZul0

"You found me"-The Fray


Edited by jj78 (01/21/14 09:49 PM)

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#439148 - 06/24/13 11:43 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Waiting for Superman - The Flaming Lips

http://youtu.be/NSM948V4wg8

Asked you a question
I didn't need you to reply
Is it gettin' heavy?
But they'll realize
Is it gettin' heavy?
Well I thought it was already as heavy
As can be

Is it overwhelming
To use a crane to crush a fly?
It's a good time for Superman
To lift the sun into the sky

'Cause it's gettin' heavy
Well I thought it was already as heavy
As can be

Tell everybody
Waitin' for Superman
That they should try to hold on
Best they can
He hasn't dropped them
Forgot them
Or anything
It's just too heavy for Superman to lift

Is it gettin' heavy?
Well I thought it was already as heavy as can be.

Tell everybody
Waitin' for Superman
That they should try to hold on
Best they can
He hasn't dropped them
Forgot them
Or anything
It's just too heavy for Superman to lift
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#440104 - 07/05/13 02:56 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Heres me doing a cover of honesty by bill joel.

http://db.tt/nyVuBxNU

Inspired by my good buddy who listens to me nonstop and whom i hide nothing from.

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#440420 - 07/08/13 10:39 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Dupe


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#440511 - 07/09/13 08:49 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks Goldstone for the postings. Which song did you duplicate?

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#440626 - 07/11/13 04:56 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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I first heard this song in high school, when I was often sad for no reason I could find.

Of course, now I know why I was sad, and now when I hear it the song lets me feel that sadness again but with the distance of nostalgia.


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#440627 - 07/11/13 05:08 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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I walked the empty streets of my suburb when I was a little kid, at night after everyone had gone to bed. Doing this kept me alone, and safe from my father.

When I left for the city in my later teens, I still walked around alone at night. Hustling, and searching for any intimacy that I could find. My father had killed any normal idea of human love for me, and in my constant alone-ness, I became lonely.

This song talks about the feelings I had.


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#440659 - 07/11/13 02:49 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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#440683 - 07/11/13 10:09 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks GT and Mark for sharing your songs. They are all very personal and emotional.

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#440899 - 07/14/13 08:59 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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So I have quite a few, but I will start with this:
I'm a closet Jann Arden freak btw...go Canada!

For the times where I felt like i was being judged...
Jann Arden - Where No One knows me

Now this is the song, that always hits home with me...I tear up everytime i hear it...I feel she wrote for me...It has got me through some pretty rough times...
Jann Arden - Hanging by a thread
When I cry, I close my eyes
And every tear falls down inside
And I pray with all my might
That I will find my heart in someone's arms
When I cry, cry
When I cry, when I am sad
I think of every awful thing I ever did
When I cry, there is no love
No, there is nothing that can comfort me enough
When I cry
Cry, cry
(chorus)
The salt inside my body ruins
Everyone I come close to
My hands are barely holding up my head
Oh, I'm so tired of looking at my feet
And all the secrets that I keep
My heart is barely hangin' by a thread
Hangin' by a thread
Oh, look at me
At all I've done
I've lost so many things that I so dearly love
I lost my soul
I lost my pride
Oh, I lost any hope of having a good life
So I cry
Cry, cry
(chorus)
I miss you all
I wish I was
With you now
I wish I was

Coldplay - Fix you was already posted here, great song...
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#440947 - 07/15/13 01:45 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Wow, I'd never heard those Jann Arden songs. The only one I knew of was Insensitive. Very nice.

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#442844 - 07/31/13 11:09 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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OK - I have to add a few more.

Cold - Bleed<-- My absolute favourite

And another - as my signature states
Evans Blue - Warrior
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#443063 - 08/02/13 02:53 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Orchestral stuff, if you fancy that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57OGIQK098I
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#443068 - 08/02/13 04:15 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: concerned_husky]
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That's excellent. Thank you.

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#443071 - 08/02/13 04:34 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks Husky and Scrambled Mind...all very cool music!

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#444255 - 08/13/13 10:53 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Hey guys-I found this really cool new song that is out. It's called "Wake me up," and it has a very uplifting feel to it. I hope you like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y_KJAg8bHI



Edited by jj78 (01/21/14 09:50 PM)

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#444405 - 08/15/13 03:29 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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I've listened to this song a lot recently. It's probably about love (as usual) but I think it's pretty good and sort of inspirational. I just saw the official video which totally doesn't seem to match up with the lyrics, so this is just a boring video of the lyrics.



I also really like these guys called Twenty One Pilots. They have a lot of songs about depression, but they're not depressing. They're a lot different to anything I ever heard. I forgot what the album is called but I love everything on it, which is kind of unusual.



I forgot to add this. It was pretty much my anthem a couple of years ago. It's called Natives by blink-182. A lot of my friends were really affected by it too. Couldn't find a proper video for it. (if you ever listened to Angels and Airwaves then the intro sounds really like the intro for Young London)



Edited by txb (08/17/13 06:14 PM)
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#444949 - 08/21/13 03:53 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Had a look and didn't see this in the series of posts, so my contribution.
After only a few months into therapy, I was feeling empowered I guess, good and pretty positive.
I was spending some time going through my old records, and came across "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney. I love the song but never really paid attention to the lyrics. I knew them but they held no meaning for me.
I decided this was a good choice to update my digital collection and went to iTunes and downloaded it.
My wife came home from work and I played it for her, as she came in the door.
She hugged me tight and asked if I was trying to tell her something.
I stopped and listened to the chorus...

"Baby Im a man and maybe Im a lonely man
Whos in the middle of something
That he dosent really understand
Babe Im a man and maybe you're the only woman
Who could ever help me
Baby wont you help to me understand"

I was suddenly stopped in my tracks, dumbfounded.
I became very emotional and needed a moment to collect myself.
She held me tighter and told her that I guess I was, even though I was not consciously aware of it.

I am frequently astonished at the ability of the mind to do things like this.

Just thought I'd share this.
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#445297 - 08/23/13 10:39 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks Adam and TXB...all very cool songs.

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#446668 - 09/08/13 10:14 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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This song has been helping me alot recently. Short and simple lyrics. The lyric which is repeated alot is- 'at the end of the day all we have is who we are'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr-0t0vOryQ

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#446937 - 09/11/13 09:47 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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#447022 - 09/12/13 08:45 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Gary Jules - Ghosts

This song has very hopeful message for survivors. Enjoy! smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33vpKBCHnfU

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#447025 - 09/12/13 09:03 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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I'm feeling some covers tonight. smile

Annie Lennox - Don't let it bring you down (Neil Young cover)
Haunting, but beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1x6u1rkxS4

Emiliana Torrini - White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)
The best cover of White Rabbit I've ever heard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XIxaEuXKec

Tom Waits - Time (Not a cover, but there is a wonderful cover of it by Tori Amos)
If you only have time to listen to one of these three songs, make it this one. Seriously.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_eR0IVSOhY

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#447772 - 09/20/13 09:17 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Hey guys...thanks for the recent posts. It's always great to hear songs from others.

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#447781 - 09/20/13 10:29 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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*****WARNING: POSSIBLE TRIGGERS**********
This is a very emotionally powerful music video by Genesis, with Phil Collins lead singing.

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I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown, the dream is gone
And I have become comfortably numb."
Pink Floyd

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#447790 - 09/20/13 11:35 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Paul McCartney's "Don't Let It Bring You Down" sounds right on point. Takes about a minute to crank up, though. (I might have posted the lyrics before, but here's the YouTube link.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OnhxUdnePs

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#447794 - 09/21/13 01:24 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsIPKiF5Xk0

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive!

You've got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between

You've got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzJLgH2798E
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#447795 - 09/21/13 01:29 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33o32C0ogVM

when the dog bites.
when the bee stings.
when i'm feeling sad.
i simply remember my favourite things,
and then i don't feel so bad.
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#448951 - 10/01/13 11:33 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks Victor, UnhappyCamper, and Jude for your posts. I haven't been on here in a while, but have been listening to two of my favorite songs tonight from one of the greatest bands (in my opinion). I had previously posted the first song but that link is broken now so I'm reposting it.

1. Storms-Fleetwood Mac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3ALI_8i45g

2. Landslide-Fleetwood Mac (I like the original studio version from the 70s the best)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PamxTSqzZ5M

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#448956 - 10/02/13 12:11 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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I love the words of this song it really hits home for me and makes me think.The video is very real for me about the darkness that lives in side, that running is not the way but acceptance of the passed good or bad we can then heal.
I hope you enjoy!! smile


BASTILLE : POMPEII
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F90Cw4l-8NY

I was left to my own devices
Many days fell away with nothing to show

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Grey clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You've been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

We were caught up and lost in all of our vices
In your pose as the dust settled around us

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Grey clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You've been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
If you close your eyes

Eh-eh-o eh-o [8x]

Oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?
Oh oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Grey clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You've been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

If you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing
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#449935 - 10/12/13 01:29 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Something Dark: CVL† SH‡† - ßOD¥ ßAGS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ogz7NhQKTM&feature=player_detailpage

You'll never understand until you've been there.
Been down so much, that all you can manage to do now is sit there.
Thinking back at all the choices that you made to get there.
Pumping a fist to the sky telling god "it ain't fair."
But yo, we ain't there.
How could it be with all this devastation and desperation surrounding me.
So put me in the ground 'cause this life has just been pounded out of me,
The only reason I ain't sleeping now 'cause I got mouths to feed.
Why can't I catch a break?
Why can't I step away and wake up one morning and think that things wont be a mess today.
I gotta break the cycle somehow,
sick of this pain, im sick of living this way.
Okay, I'm done now.
Not having fun now, there's just so many reasons.
Feel as if my soul's a broken puzzle and I'm missing pieces.
It's real easy for you to judge them when you see them,
But you'll never truly understand unless you've ever been there.
I've been there, a place where hope was thin in the air.
If things are gonna get better tell me a 'when' and a 'where'.
Sitting and staring in the mirror, nobody's there,
That I know, feeling so alone and I'm scared that nobody cares.
My nights consist of so many prayers.
I once had so many dreams, I once was going somewhere.
Try and following steps before you start to compare,
Me to you and you don't know me, now you think that that's fair?
I never thought my path would lead me to the point I'm at now.
But before they get up, some people gotta fall down.
Some fall harder than others, they thought they had it all down.
Me, I take these experience and jot them all down.
But how do you cope when you think that hope is nowhere around?
How do you know where to go if you haven't been found?
Yo, I'm saying it's draining living this pain that I'm in.
You're quick to judge me but you haven't been the places I've been, c'mon.


Somthing Beutiful: Grimes - Genesis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FH-q0I1fJY

My heart will never feel
Will never see
Will never know
Oh, heart
And then it falls
And then I fall
And then I know

My heart will never feel
Will never see
Will never know
Home and I know
Playing the deck above
It’s always different
I am the one in love


Edited by Cthulhu (01/03/14 08:37 PM)
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#452691 - 11/06/13 02:40 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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This is a newer song out on the radio now, and it's a beautiful song with a great, uplifting message. I know there are a lot of guys here who feel less than adequate due to the side effects of the abuse. Hopefully you have some people in your lives that do love you unconditionally, and you should all know that there are many guys on here that truly believe these lyrics about their fellow survivors.

Katy Perry-Unconditionally (not your typical Katy Perry song...also, you need to wait for the 15-second ad)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHimjVYsd6I


Edited by jj78 (11/07/13 06:11 PM)

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#453686 - 11/14/13 09:30 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here's another new song from Katy Perry's new album. It's a live version and has some pretty powerful lyrics:

"Was full of secrets locked up tight like iron melting"
"I looked in the mirror and decided to stay"

Katy Perry-By the Grace of God (live version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jokARaxZIi4

Album cut:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5eW0oZkUjM



Edited by jj78 (03/15/14 05:11 PM)

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#453700 - 11/14/13 10:56 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Good song

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#453701 - 11/14/13 11:06 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks Shields...love the feedback!

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#453788 - 11/15/13 01:45 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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This song by Madonna always made me feel strong in realistic way. Like win or lose . . . I'll always have myself to rely on throughout my life.

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"You'll See"

You think that I can't live without your love
You'll see,
You think I can't go on another day.
You think I have nothing
Without you by my side,
You'll see
Somehow, some way

You think that I can never laugh again
You'll see,
You think that you destroyed my faith in love.
You think after all you've done
I'll never find my way back home,
You'll see
Somehow, someday

[Chorus:]

All by myself
I don't need anyone at all
I know I'll survive
I know I'll stay alive,
All on my own
I don't need anyone this time
It will be mine
No one can take it from me
You'll see

You think that you are strong, but you are weak
You'll see,
It takes more strength to cry, admit defeat.
I have truth on my side,
You only have deceit
You'll see, somehow, someday

[Chorus2:]

All by myself
I don't need anyone at all
I know I'll survive
I know I'll stay alive,
I'll stand on my own
I won't need anyone this time
It will be mine
No one can take it from me
You'll see

You'll see, you'll see
You'll see, mmmm, mmmm

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#453790 - 11/15/13 02:14 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Normalcy - Friendship - Normal Growth - Normal Optimism - Normal Care - Normal Kids celebrate their lives. I've seen 'em do it.

Normal Humans

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#453827 - 11/15/13 06:03 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks Still for the post...never heard that song.

And thanks Café for your post...I do know that song and have always liked it.

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#453965 - 11/16/13 10:17 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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#453966 - 11/16/13 10:29 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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In reviewing the previous posts, I was a little surprised to see this absent from here:

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7EpSirtf_E

I'm sure all of us can relate to this on some level.

Just for fun... smile

Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lsCEgcRozY

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#454189 - 11/17/13 11:05 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Nice pick Atari...I've heard that Pink Floyd song but never listened closely to the lyrics. I really like it!

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#456169 - 12/06/13 06:02 AM xxxxx [Re: jj78]
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xxxxx


Edited by wearytraveler (01/22/14 11:17 AM)

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#456197 - 12/06/13 12:59 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: wearytraveler]
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Ray Lamontagne: empty



http://youtu.be/SY1V0Y7hscw


Speaks to my soul!


Edited by saint-of-Lost-Causes (12/06/13 10:31 PM)
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#456348 - 12/07/13 11:28 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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To help calm down from triggers or relax to get stuff done; to think after a therapy session or when I am doing volunteer work for a child abuse investigation centre, I love to listen to the newest album from The National- Trouble Will Find Me (2013).
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#456496 - 12/09/13 10:49 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Also "Details In The Fabric" by Jason Mraz
http://youtu.be/XdIw6tEjyEg



Calm down
Deep breaths
And get yourself dressed instead
Of running around
And pulling on your threads
And breaking yourself up

If it's a broken part, replace it
If it's a broken arm, then brace it
If it's a broken heart, then face it

And hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way
Hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way

And everything will be fine

Hang on
Help is on the way
And stay strong
I'm doing everything

Hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way
Hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way

And everything, everything will be fine
Everything

Are the details in the fabric
Are the things that make you panic
Are your thoughts results of static cling?

Are the things that make you blow
Hell, no reason, go on and scream
If you're shocked it's just the fault
Of faulty manufacturing.

Everything will be fine
Everything in no time at all
Everything

Hold your own
And know your name
And go your own way

Are the details in the fabric (Hold your own, know your name)
Are the things that make you panic
Are your thoughts results of static cling? (Go your own way)

Are the details in the fabric (Hold your own, know your name)
Are the things that make you panic (Go your own way)
Is it Mother Nature's sewing machine?

Are the things that make you blow (Hold your own, know your name)
Hell no reason go on and scream
If you're shocked it's just the fault (Go your own way)
Of faulty manufacturing

Everything will be fine
Everything in no time at all
Hearts will hold


Edited by saint-of-Lost-Causes (12/09/13 10:54 PM)
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#456741 - 12/13/13 05:38 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Just catching up on the posts, and I like them all. Thanks Weary, Saint, and Jaybro! Never heard of Ray Lamontage before, and never heard that Jason Mraz song.

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#458249 - 01/08/14 03:56 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here's a new song I recently heard with a good message for those of us who are hard on ourselves. It focuses on the importance of loving ourselves for who we are.

Katy Perry-Love Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsaOuAPqUzs



Edited by jj78 (03/15/14 05:10 PM)

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#459120 - 01/21/14 10:00 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Here's a song I dedicate to all my fellow brothers/survivors on here. Quite a good anthem for this site.

"People like us"-Kelly Clarkson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKBySrScoLM

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#459617 - 01/28/14 06:37 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Trance has been a long time medicine, though i never saw it that way.. now that i'm much more aware of it all.. why not give something back to you guys here?

Hope you like the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxMtO7HvXzA

Quote:
Meet me tonight here
I know we're gonna run away
Leaving the old fear
Looking for a new place

I can feel a storm near
The dream won't go away
So meet me tonight dear
And we'll run into a new day

And through it all
I'm on your side now
I'm on your side now

We'll build a fortress
To keep them out
And in a world gone silent
I'll be your sound
And if they try to hurt you
I'll tear them down

I'm always with you now

Be your sound...

We'll build a fortress
To keep them out
And in a world gone silent
I'll be your sound
And if they try to hurt you
I'll tear them down

I'm always with you now...

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#460118 - 02/04/14 07:02 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Thanks OCN for the post! I was asked by another survivor here to post a song on his behalf, so here it is.

Sarah Bereilles-Brave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyAfjUHlFSM

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#460341 - 02/08/14 06:35 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Sarah McLachlan (with Santana, a fellow survivor): Angel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojre8-jtfbY

Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance
for a break that would make it okay
there's always some reason
to feel not good enough
and it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh a beautiful release
memory seeps from my veins
let me be empty
oh and weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight

In the arms of the angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here

So tired of the straight life
and everywhere you turn
there's vultures and thieves at your back
the storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lies
that you make up for all that you lack
it don't make no difference
escaping one last time
it's easier to believe
in this sweet madness oh
this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

In the arms of the angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here
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#460820 - 02/15/14 10:08 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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#460952 - 02/17/14 01:17 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
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Ok, never been a blues fan... until now:





"Dislocated Boy"

I've been gone a long time
Lost in the seven seas.
Sail on, don't you come back
Until you learn the birds and the bees.
Who will you find waiting for you,
Squeeze blood in the wine.
Left to call my preacher
And my very lovely wife.

[Chorus 1:]
I said, hey now, knocked down, why'd you do it,
Roll me like a hurricane.
All is a bust and I'm numb, like novocaine.
Who done it, what's up, you said,
Sell me out why don't you boy,
I'm alone, severely broken,
I'm a dislocated boy.

I have cauterized my addictions
And I've suffocated my pride.
Before you and I embarked on
One hell of a ride.
Boy, I've had these blues
Since I been six years old.
But tell me don't you worry
About my very heavy load.

[Chorus 2:]
And I said, knock down, drag out, bar fight,
Knuckles on the floor. and there's shattered glass,
And one hell of a scar.
Broke down and hungry, you said so.
Sell me out, why don't you boy,
I'm alone, severely broken,
I'm a dislocated boy.

All I need is my old guitar,
And I'll play you the best damn blues.
Heavy affections, and I hate to lose.
Thirty-five years ago,
I was born on Robert Johnson's knee
It's all been for you baby.
I'm gonna make it back someday.

[Chorus 1]

So tell me about your working class hero, baby
Tell me 'bout your kin
Mine was born in Mississippi, 'round 1923.
Blue collar flannel shirts
Was my Father's way.
Worked in a factory,
'Til his dying day.

[Chorus 2]

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#460978 - 02/17/14 09:26 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
ScrambledMind1 Offline


Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 8
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I feel like adding some more...I swear most of Aaron Lewis's songs are like he is living in my head:

Aaron Lewis - Anywhere But Here
This road is going nowhere
And these, these shoes are worn too thin
There's always should-haves where I'm going
There's always could-haves where I've been.

And all the things that I've said
And the road up ahead don't mean nothing don't mean nothing
And the things that I've done and the man I've become disappear
I wish I was anywhere but here.

There's always footsteps from behind me
Why don't they ever read the writing on the wall
And all the time I've spent rewinding
It might mean nothing, it might mean nothing at all

And all the things that I've said
And the road up ahead don't mean nothing don't mean nothing
And the things that I've done and the man I've become disappear
I wish I was anywhere but here.

The bed next to me is empty
Just like the, the shell I'm still trying to fill
The things put in life to tempt me
They won't ever, they might break my will

And all the things that I've said
And the road up ahead don't mean nothing don't mean nothing
And the things that I've done and the man I've become disappear
I wish I was anywhere but here. Wish I was anywhere but here.

And another:
Aaron Lewis - Vicious Circles

If I could walk on water, like Jesus did before,
If I knew all the answers, to keep you coming back for more,
If I could paint a picture, and then cut off my own ear,
If I chose all the right colors, would this just disappear?

Because, we run in vicious circles,
Until we're, dizzy with disdain,
And there's, miles and miles between us,
Yet we still remain,

If I could write a poem, and find the perfect words,
And then put them all to music, just so my voice gets heard,

Because, we run in vicious circles,
Until we're, dizzy with disdain,
And there's, miles and miles between us,
Yet we still remain,

So if I could walk on water, like Jesus did before,
And if I knew all the answers, I'd keep you coming back for more,

Because, we run in vicious circles,
Until we're, dizzy with disdain,
And there's, miles and miles between us,
And yet we still remain,

We run in vicious circles,
Until we're, dizzy with disdain,
And there's, miles and miles between us,
Yet we still remain,

Yet we still remain
_________________________
"None but ourselves can free our minds" ~ Bob Marley

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#460987 - 02/18/14 02:16 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
kcinohio Offline
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Registered: 06/06/12
Posts: 225
Loc: Ohio
This song just bravely puts it out there

Fun Boy Three's "Well Fancy That."

You took me to France
On the promise of teaching me French,
We were told, to assemble, to meet up at 10,
I was 12 and naive,
You planned out our route
I sat in your car, my suitcase in the boot,
On the M1, and the A1, until we reached Dover,
Through passport control, you pulled your car over
On the liner, we stood on the deck, we left port,
My first time abroad,
A school trip to Fance,
Well fancy that,
A weekend away to parle Francais,
Well fancy that

We found the hotel, checked in to a room and unpacked,
It had been a long day, you said "let's hit the sack",
As I changed, I could feel your eyes watching me,
I crept into bed, you pretended to read,
The lights went out, I fell asleep,
Woke up with a shock, and your hands on me,
I couldn't shout, I couldn't scream,
Let me out, let me dream,
I turned onto my side,
I laid there and cried,
On my first night in France,
Well fancy that,
You terrified me, I just wanted to sleep
Well fancy that

Morning came, light shined through,
I left France, I arrived home,
The hedge that you dragged me through
led to a nervous breakdown,
If I could have read, what was going on inside your head,
I would have said, that I was blind to your devious mind,
There's no excuse, but your abuse, and the scars that it leaves,
Where do you draw the line,
On school trips to France,
Well fancy that
you had a good time
turned sex into crime
well fancy that

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#460988 - 02/18/14 02:24 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
kcinohio Offline
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Registered: 06/06/12
Posts: 225
Loc: Ohio
And this one has long been a part of my journey with this MS stuff and my own issues surrounding it. ( May have posted this before long ago.)

Matchbox Twenty's Bent

If I fall along the way
Pick me up and dust me off
And if I get too tired to make it
Be my breath so I can walk

If I need some other love, then
Give me more than I can stand
And when my smile gets old and faded
Wait around I'll smile again

Shouldn't be so complicated
Just hold me and then
Oh, just hold me again

Can you help me I'm bent
I'm so scared that I'll never
Get put back together
Keep breaking me in
And this is how we will end
With you and me bent

If I couldn't sleep, could you sleep?
Could you paint me better off?
Could you sympathize with my needs?
I know you think I need a lot

I started out clean but I'm jaded
Just phoning it in
Oh, just breaking the skin

Can you help me I'm bent
I'm so scared that I'll never
Get put back together
Keep breaking me in
And this is how we will end
With you and me bent

Start bending me, it's never enough
As I feel all your pieces
Start bending me, keep bending me
Oh, until I'm completely broken in

Shouldn't be so complicated
Just touch me and then
Oh, just touch me again

Can you help me I'm bent
I'm so scared that I'll never
Get put back together
Keep breaking me in
And this is how we will end
With you and me will let them
Without understanding
Here I go there again

Can you help me I'm bent
I'm so scared that I'll never
Get put back together
Yeah, you're breaking me in
And this is how we will end
With you and me bent

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#460989 - 02/18/14 02:34 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
kcinohio Offline
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Registered: 06/06/12
Posts: 225
Loc: Ohio
Since I've been reviewing my time with burns and self-injury from years ago while in a safe space now (posted a poem "Flame On" about that earlier in the month), found this song which I downloaded on itunes.

Sleeping with Sirens' "Fire"

Yeah...
Yeah...

You made up your mind
Right before the sound can move
Softly from your lips
You leave behind
A choice which once before you thought you could not resist

You give what you have when you
Decide that you
Keep burning like fire,
It's burning you down

Sometimes they say this should feel something like fire
'Til it burns you and you can't,
No, you can't remain the same
Stay the same, stay the same, stay the same
I can't change

You're losing your light,
Everything that was yours just does not exist
So don't even try to say
Sorry for the things in life you might have missed

You give what you have when you
Decide that you
Keep burning like fire,
It's burning you down

Sometimes they say this should feel something like fire
'Til it burns you and you can't,
No, you can't remain the same
Stay the same,
Although you know
They say this should feel something like fire,
No, I can't change

Do what you wanna do
Keep building it higher,
Keep burning it down
You lose who you are when you
Keep burning like fire
Like it's all around

What do you have to prove
I'll die for you
Keep burning like fire
It's burning you down

Sometimes they say this should feel something like fire
'Til it burns you and you can't,
No, you can't remain the same
Stay the same,
Although you know
They say this should feel something like fire

'Til it burns you and you can't
No, you can't remain the same
Stay the same
Stay the same
Stay the same

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#461558 - 02/26/14 03:21 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
Brett55 Offline


Registered: 05/26/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Southeast Iowa
The Weight and It Ain't Fair, Aretha Franklin and Duane Allman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m-QtUdduEo

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#461582 - 02/26/14 07:41 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
jj78 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/10
Posts: 97
Loc: Midwest
Wow, so many great new songs. Thanks Husky, Atari, JustScott, Scrambled, KC, and Brett. Some I've heard and others I have not, but it's great to have a nice variety.

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#463338 - 03/28/14 06:32 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
txb Offline


Registered: 02/03/13
Posts: 159
I'm not a Linkin Park fan really, but everything of theirs I've listened to speaks to me.






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#463343 - 03/28/14 09:08 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
Cthulhu Offline
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Registered: 06/13/13
Posts: 126
Loc: Cascadia



Lyrics:
You'll never understand until you've been there.
Been down so much, that all you can manage to do now is sit there.
Thinking back at all the choices that you made to get there.
Pumping a fist to the sky telling god "it ain't fair."
But yo, we ain't there.
How could it be with all this devastation and desperation surrounding me.
So put me in the ground 'cause this life has just been pounded out of me,
The only reason I ain't sleeping now 'cause I got mouths to feed.
Why can't I catch a break?
Why can't I step away and wake up one morning and think that things wont be a mess today.
I gotta break the cycle somehow,
sick of this pain, im sick of living this way.
Okay, I'm done now.
Not having fun now, there's just so many reasons.
Feel as if my soul's a broken puzzle and I'm missing pieces.
It's real easy for you to judge them when you see them,
But you'll never truly understand unless you've ever been there.
I've been there, a place where hope was thin in the air.
If things are gonna get better tell me a 'when' and a 'where'.
Sitting and staring in the mirror, nobody's there,
That I know, feeling so alone and I'm scared that nobody cares.
My nights consist of so many prayers.
I once had so many dreams, I once was going somewhere.
Try and following steps before you start to compare,
Me to you and you don't know me, now you think that that's fair?
I never thought my path would lead me to the point I'm at now.
But before they get up, some people gotta fall down.
Some fall harder than others, they thought they had it all down.
Me, I take these experience and jot them all down.
But how do you cope when you think that hope is nowhere around?
How do you know where to go if you haven't been found?
Yo, I'm saying it's draining living this pain that I'm in.
You're quick to judge me but you haven't been the places I've been, c'mon.
_________________________
"Well, I'll be damned
A calf is easy to brand"
-Cass McCombs, Memory's Stain

my story context

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#463607 - 04/03/14 11:02 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
kcinohio Offline
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Registered: 06/06/12
Posts: 225
Loc: Ohio
Though written for a different context, think this song can be interpreted from the notion of to one's "inner child" when recovering from CSA.

Nick Lachey's - What's Left of Me lyrics -

Watch my life pass me by in a rearview mirror
Pictures frozen in time are becoming clearer
I don't wanna waste another day
Stuck in the shadow of my mistakes
Yeaaahhh

Cause I want you and I feel you crawling underneath my skin
Like a hunger like a burning
To find the place I've never been
Now I'm broken and I'm faded
I'm half the man I thought I would be
But you can have what's left of me

I've been dying inside
Little by little
Nowhere to go going out of my mind
And in endless circle
Running from myself until
You gave me a reason for standing still

I want you and I feel you
Crawling underneath my skin
Like a hunger like a burning
To find the place I've never been
Now I'm broken and I'm faded
I'm half the man I thought I would be
But you can have what's left of me

Falling faster
Barely breathing
Give me something to believe in
Tell me it's not all in my head

Take what's left of this man
Make me whole once again

Cause I want you and I feel you
Crawling underneath my skin
Like a hunger, like a burning to find a place I've never been
Now I'm broken and I'm faded,
I'm half the man I thought I would be
You can have all that's left
What's left of me

I'm been dying inside you see
I'm going outa my mind, outa my mind
I'm just wandering in circles all the time
Will you take what's left
Will you take what's left
Will you take what's left of me
Just running in circles in my mind
Will you take what's left
Will you take what's left
Will you take what's left of me
Take what's left of me

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