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  • Anonymous
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    I understand this is old, but I just got out of detox 3 days ago, and they played this song for us in there, and told us to play it every once in a while to give us hope that we can do it.

    It works, makes me pumped lol.

    One Day – Matisyahu

    youtube.com/watch?v=kS9uTiEY9ag

    Anonymous
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    Signs of Life – Journey

    It’s been forty days since I heard
    from you this waiting game…
    You put me through
    I feel the silence… killing me… day to day
    Losin’ hope, I lose myself,
    it’s got me thinkin’ there’s
    someone else
    We need to talk… you give me
    metaphors, by the way…
    What are you tryin’ to say

    Tryin’ to not think about you
    I’m not a dead man walkin’ without you
    You know I’ll be alright
    I’m showing signs of life

    You left me barley breathin’
    I’ve had time for the healing
    Now I’ve opened my eyes
    I’m showing signs of life

    Lyin’ next to me… Were you ever mine
    Just wasted love and wasted time
    Did you ever find what you were lookin’ for,
    the nights you took me breath away
    I’ll miss your love… Miss your
    touch, but this holdin’ on it
    hurts too much
    Now it’s my time to walk away… I’ll be okay

    Tryin’ to not think about you
    I’m not a dead man walkin’ without you
    You know I’ll be alright
    I’m showing signs of life

    You left me barley breathin’
    I’ve had time for the healing
    Now I’ve opened my eyes
    I’m showing signs of life

    Well, tell your friends that you stole my heart
    But you’ll never got a piece of my soul
    You took my love, tore my life apart
    There’s more to me than you’ll ever know…

    Tryin’ to not think about you
    I’m not a dead man walkin’ without you
    You know I’ll be alright
    I’m showing signs of life

    Tryin’ to not think about you
    I’m not a dead man walkin’ without you
    You know I’ll be alright
    I’m showing signs of life

    You left me barley breathin’
    I’ve had time for the healing
    Now I’ve opened my eyes
    I’m showing signs of life

    Seeing signs of life…

    YouTube – ‪Signs Of Life (HQ)‬‏

    Anonymous
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    Judas – Depeche Mode

    Is simplicity best
    Or simply the easiest
    The narrowest path
    Is always the holiest
    So walk on barefoot for me
    Suffer some misery
    If you want my love
    If you want my love

    Man will survive
    The harshest conditions
    And stay alive
    Through difficult decisions
    So make up your mind for me
    Walk the line for me
    If you want my love
    If you want my love

    Idle talk
    And hollow promises
    Cheating Judases
    Doubting Thomases
    Don’t just stand there and shout it
    Do something about it

    You can fulfil
    Your wildest ambitions
    And I’m sure you will
    Lose your inhibitions
    So open yourself for me
    Risk your health for me
    If you want my love
    If you want my love
    If you want my love
    If you want my love

    YouTube – ‪DEPECHE MODE – Judas (Angel Gore Remix)‬‏

    Anonymous
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    Mumford & Sons—The Cave

    Some of the lyrics:

    Cause I need freedom now
    And I need to know how
    To live my life as it’s meant to be

    And I will hold on hope
    And I won’t let you choke
    On that noose around your neck

    And I’ll find strength in pain
    And I will change my ways
    I’ll know my name as it’s called again

    Anonymous
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    Eddie Vedder Singing “Hard Sun”
    Video with lyrics
    http://youtu.be/bH_5FNJ9R3g

    Anonymous
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    Faded Flowers – Shriekback

    This is the sound of poisons
    the sickness no one knows
    No one is crying for us this time
    Our shapes are blurring under miracles of snow
    Weave a circle round him three times
    You have to plan your moves at these times
    Our hearts are breaking
    One more song to go

    These eyes are blind
    This is a pure thing
    These hands I kiss
    Tragic as anything
    These eyes are blind
    This is a pure thing
    All splash and hiss
    Beyond my measuring

    Only the anacrucis
    the main event remains
    Shameful and naked, out there in the
    great cold outdoors
    We have to learn these things again
    Bathe in this incandescent glow
    the leap to something I don’t know
    There is no doubt upon us when
    the greasy men come back again

    These eyes are blind
    This is a pure thing
    These hands I kiss
    Tragic as anything
    These eyes are blind
    This is a pure thing
    All splash and hiss
    Beyond my measuring
    These faded flowers
    Precious as memory
    A veil of cloud
    Correct as energy
    We had some good machines
    But they don’t work no more
    I loved you once
    Don’t love you anymore

    YouTube – ‪Shriekback – Faded Flowers‬‏

    Anonymous
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    Time Stand Still – Rush

    I turn my back to the wind
    To catch my breath
    Before I start off again.
    Driven on without a moment to spend
    To pass an evening with a drink and a friend

    I let my skin get too thin
    I’d like to pause
    No matter what I pretend
    Like some pilgrim
    Who learns to transcend
    Learns to live as if each step was the end

    (Time stand still)
    I’m not looking back
    But I want to look around me now
    (Time stand still)
    See more of the people and the places that surround me now
    Time Stands still
    Freeze this moment a little bit longer
    Make each sensation a little bit stronger
    Experience slips away
    Experience slips away

    Time Stands still

    I turn my face to the sun
    I Close my eyes
    Let my defences down
    All those wounds that I can’t get unwound

    I let my past go too fast
    No time to pause
    If I could slow it all down
    Like some captain, whose ship runs aground
    I can wait until the tide comes around

    (Time stand still)
    I’m not looking back
    But I want to look around me now
    (Time stand still)
    See more of the people and the places that surround me now
    Freeze this moment a little bit longer

    MAKE EACH SENSATION A LITTLE BIT STRONGER

    Make each impression, a little bit stronger
    Freeze this motion a little bit longer
    The innocence slips away
    The innocence slips away…

    Time stands still
    Time stands still

    I’m not looking back
    But I want to look around me now
    See more of the people and the places that surround me now
    Time stands still

    Summer’s going fast, nights growing colder
    Children growing up, old friends growing older
    Freeze this moment a little bit longer
    Make each sensation a little bit stronger
    Experience slips away
    Experience slips away…
    The innocence slips away.

    YouTube – ‪Rush – Time Stand Still (HQ)‬‏

    Anonymous
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    I’ve Found My Way – Sally Dworsky

    Traveling blind, trapped in darkness.
    Kept trying to find easy rule to win the game.
    Going round and round in an old disguise.
    So full of doubt but I’m turning around ’cause now it’s my time.

    Standing on the edge of tomorrow.
    Leaving far behind my yesterday.
    And shadows disappearing as more no light is nearing
    And tomorrow will be more than just another day.
    I’ve found my way.

    Played it safe for a long time.
    And so afraid to find the courage to believe.
    But with each new day, I find the urge.
    To face the pain. Now it’s time for a change, I swear it’s my turn.

    Standing on the edge of tomorrow.
    Leaving far behind my yesterday.
    And shadows disappearing as more no light is nearing
    And tomorrow will be more than just another day.
    I’ve found my way.

    And now with a love I can’t explain.
    Somehow, he gave me faith to find a way…

    [Repeat chorus]

    [Note: I substitute the word “you” for “he” in the bridge; the “you” being the 12-step fellowships.]

    YouTube – ‪sally dworsky – i found my way with lyrics‬‏

    Anonymous
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    I didn’t read through the whole thread so these may be already listed.

    “Come Away from It”
    by Ani Difranco

    come
    come away
    come away from
    come away from it

    next to the glass ashtray
    in a little plastic baggy
    is a bitter rock remedy
    really good stuff
    but i take offense to the fact
    that you’re so hell bent
    are you trying to tell me this world
    just isn’t beautiful enough?

    do you want to get off?
    is this your stop?
    do you gotta have a tripledecker super fudge sundae
    with a godd—n cherry on top?
    i mean, what makes you so lavish
    that you can afford
    to spend every sober moment feeling angry and bored

    why don’t you come
    come away
    come away from it
    why?

    we used to hold hands down
    those unfamiliar streets
    you used to take me diving
    into the watery blue deep
    but now you’re trying to find every tiny treasure
    every shiny penny of pleasure
    satisfy every selfish purpose
    before you swim back up to the surface

    why don’t you come
    come away
    come away from it

    you think that i just don’t like it anymore
    but i’ll tell you what i don’t like
    i don’t like that i had to put the training wheels
    back onto your bike
    and i don’t like the extravagance
    or the way you taste when i kiss you
    i don’t like being left alone
    baby, don’t you think i miss you?

    Anonymous
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    My Old Addiction
    by K. D. Lang

    My old addiction
    Changed the wiring in my brain
    So that when it turns the switches
    Then i am not the same

    So like the flowers toward the sun
    I will follow
    Stretch myself out thin
    Like there’s a part of me that’s already buried
    That sends me out into this window

    My old addiction
    Is a flood upon the land
    This tiny lifeboat
    Can keep me dry
    But my weight is all
    That it can stand

    So when I try to lean just a little
    For just a splash to cool my face
    Ahh that trickle
    Turns out fickle
    Fills my boat up
    Five miles deep

    My old addiction
    Makes me crave only what is best
    Like these just this morning song birds
    Craving upward from the nest
    These tiny birds outside my window
    Take my hand to be their mom
    These open mouths
    Would trust and swallow
    Anything that came along

    Like my old addiction
    Now the other side of day
    As the springtime
    Of my life’s time
    Turn’s the other way

    If a swan can have a song
    I think I know that tune
    But the page is only scrawled
    And I am gone this afternoon
    But the page is only scrawled
    And I am gone this afternoon

    Anonymous
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    @Dan Dare 1623577 wrote:

    “Fix You” by Coldplay has been in my head for a while now…

    Same here! I really listened to the lyrics a few days ago. I wonder if the song is referring to a higher power? Awesome song.

    Anonymous
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    “Fix You” by Coldplay has been in my head for a while now…

    Anonymous
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    painkiller by Pendulum (Noisia remix)

    truthful and the bass is literally a killa!!

    Anonymous
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    “Travelin Thru” by Dolly Parton…One of my all time favs

    “The Women In My Life” by Holly Near [favorite line is “And she throws the drink away”

    Anonymous
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    I was listening to an old Sting CD the other day (The Soul Cages) and the words to Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot jumped out at me even though I had listened to it a million times (funny how this happens):

    “Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot”

    Let your soul be your pilot
    Let your soul guide you
    He’ll guide you well

    When you’re down and they’re counting
    When your secrets all found out
    When your troubles take to mounting
    When the map you have leads you to doubt
    When there’s no information
    And the compass turns to nowhere that you know well

    Let your soul be your pilot
    Let your soul guide you
    He’ll guide you well

    When the doctors failed to heal you
    When no medicine chest can make you well
    When no counsel leads to comfort
    When there are no more lies they can tell
    No more useless information
    And the compass spins
    The compass spins between heaven and hell

    Let your soul be your pilot
    Let your soul guide you
    He’ll guide you well

    And your eyes turn towards the window pane
    To the lights upon the hill
    The distance seems so strange to you now
    And the dark room seems so still

    Let your pain be my sorrow
    Let your tears be my tears too
    Let your courage be my model
    That the north you find will be true
    When there’s no information
    And the compass turns to nowhere that you know well

    Let your soul be your pilot
    Let your soul guide you
    Let your soul guide you
    Let your soul guide you upon your way…

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