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#460952 - 02/17/14 01:17 PM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
JustScott Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2578
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: 328
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: 328
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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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 06/06/12
Posts: 328
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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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/10/10
Posts: 110
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: 196
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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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 06/13/13
Posts: 138
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.
_________________________
“what matters most is how well you walk through the fire”
-Charles Bukowski

some context

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#463607 - 04/03/14 11:02 AM Re: Songs for survivors [Re: jj78]
kcinohio Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 06/06/12
Posts: 328
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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