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  • Anonymous
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    This one is call RUN !!
    Maybe nutz wrote it for a friend
    It’s about things that comes with the territory.

    So you thought it would be better after the fog lifted
    I can see between the lines that you write
    I know of the space you speak of
    Are you just like me
    I hear your cries in my sleep
    Prisoner of love or rather fear
    You been told you can’t be love

    You better RUN
    You see but you can’t belive
    YOu still better RUN
    you fear for you life
    YOU still better F#@ken RUN

    I woke up beaten and ashame today
    my heart beat fading
    I’m in the space you speak of
    am I just like you
    I cried in my sleep last night
    I hear you call out my name
    You been told a million times you can’t be love

    You better RUN!!!
    you write these words but you can’t see
    You better RUN!!!
    all your life
    You still better F#@ken RUN !!!!!!

    Anonymous
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    This is a good one, but I prefer the Johnny Cash version better, it seems to take on a more somber tone when Johnny sings it.

    Hurt – Trent Reznor
    I hurt myself today
    To see if I still feel
    I focus on the pain
    The only thing that’s real
    The needle tears a hole
    The old familiar sting
    Try to kill it all away
    But I remember everything
    What have I become?
    My sweetest friend
    Everyone I know
    Goes away in the end
    You could have it all
    My empire of dirt
    I will let you down
    I will make you hurt
    I wear my crown of s**t
    On my liar’s chair
    Full of broken thoughts
    I cannot repair
    Beneath the stain of time
    The feeling disappears
    You are someone else
    I am still right here
    What have I become?
    My sweetest friend
    Everyone I know
    Goes away in the end
    You could have it all
    My empire of dirt
    I will let you down
    I will make you hurt
    If I could start again
    A million miles away
    I would keep myself
    I would find a way

    Anonymous
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    somewhere in one of the forums somebody listed a website, I hope I remember it correctly, sobermusicians.com
    metallica master of puppets was mentioned and I just had to say that was my ultimate favorite song until my husband overdosed on cocaine seven months ago. I am glad a person listed the lyrics. I have listened to it, thinking I could never again but it helps remind me why he is where he is. Nobody mentioned my all time favorites newer bands:
    SHINEDOWN- SAVE ME
    CROSSFADE- COLORS
    CROSSFADE- COLD- more of a song I feel for codependants to understand an addicts pain.
    CINDER- LUSH
    EVERCLEAR- HEROIN GIRL

    Anonymous
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    Audioslave: “Show me how to live”

    Staind: “Outside” or “Its been awhile”

    Anonymous
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    If there are any rap fans out there, DMX “Slippin'” tells a story of his decent into addiction and subsequent rise to fame. I can’t post the lyrics here, but if anyone is interested, give me a PM.

    DK

    Anonymous
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    THis one is very spiritual and more of a recovery song..
    I listen to it almost every day.. Every Sunday for our spirituality group, many of my
    clients request to listen to it as they draw, meditate, ect..
    I LOVE IT!!! hope you do to!

    Seal – Love’s Devine

    there the rain storm came over me
    and I felt my spirit break
    I had lost
    all of my
    belief you see
    and realised my mistake
    but time
    threw a prayer to me
    and all around me became still

    (chorus)
    i need love
    love’s devine
    please forgive me now I see that I’ve been blind
    give me love
    love is what I need to help me know my name

    through the rain storm came sanctury
    and I felt my spirit fly
    I have found
    all of my
    reality
    and realised what it takes

    (chorus)
    ’cause i need love
    love’s devine
    please forgive me now I see that I’ve been blind
    give me love
    love is what I need to help me know my name

    oh
    I dont bed
    dont pray
    show me how to live it
    promise me you wont forsake
    ’cause love can help me know my name

    well I tried to say there’s nothing wrong
    but inside I felt me lying all along
    what the message here was plain to see
    believe me

    (chorus)
    ’cause i need love
    love’s devine
    please forgive me now I see that I’ve been blind
    give me love
    love is what I need to help me know my name

    oh
    I dont bed
    dont pray
    show me how to live it
    promise me you wont forsake
    ’cause love can help me know my name
    love can help me know my name

    Anonymous
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    Tool’s song sober is the best example i can think of, such a great song….

    Anonymous
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    Kelly Clarkson – Addicted Lyrics

    It’s like you’re a drug

    It’s like you’re a demon I can’t face down

    It’s like I’m stuck

    It’s like I’m running from you all the time

    And I know I let you have all the power

    It’s like the only company I seek is misery all around

    It’s like you’re a leech

    Sucking the life from me

    It’s like I can’t breathe

    Without you inside of me

    And I know I let you have all the power

    And I realize I’m never gonna quit you over time

    It’s like I can’t breathe

    It’s like I can’t see anything

    Nothing but you

    I’m addicted to you

    It’s like I can’t think

    Without you interrupting me

    In my thoughts

    In my dreams

    You’ve taken over me

    It’s like I’m not me

    It’s like I’m not me

    It’s like I’m lost

    It’s like I’m giving up slowly

    It’s like you’re a ghost that’s haunting me

    Leave me alone

    And I know these voices in my head

    Are mine alone

    And I know I’ll never change my ways

    If I don’t give you up now

    It’s like I can’t breathe

    It’s like I can’t see anything

    Nothing but you

    I’m addicted to you

    It’s like I can’t think

    Without you interrupting me

    In my thoughts

    In my dreams

    You’ve taken over me

    It’s like I’m not me

    It’s like I’m not me

    I’m hooked on you

    I need a fix

    I can’t take it

    Just one more hit

    I promise I can deal with it

    I’ll handle it, quit it

    Just one more time

    Then that’s it

    Just a little bit more to get me through this

    I’m hooked on you

    I need a fix

    I can’t take it

    Just one more hit

    I promise I can deal with it

    I’ll handle it, quit it

    Just one more time

    Then that’s it

    Just a little bit more to get me through this

    It’s like I can’t breathe

    It’s like I can’t see anything

    Nothing but you

    I’m addicted to you

    It’s like I can’t think

    Without you interrupting me

    In my thoughts

    In my dreams

    You’ve taken over me

    It’s like I’m not me

    It’s like I’m not me

    Anonymous
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    My favorites..

    Jimmy Eat World

    Pain

    I don’t feel the way I’ve ever felt.
    I know.
    I’m gonna smile and not get worried.
    I try but it shows.

    Anyone can make what I have built.
    And better now
    Anyone can find the same white pills.
    It takes my pain away.

    It’s a lie. A kiss with opened eyes.
    And she’s not breathing back.
    Anything but bother me.
    (It takes my pain away)
    Never mind these are horrid times.
    Oh oh oh
    I can’t let it bother me.

    I never thought I’d walk away from you.
    I did.
    But it’s a false sense of accomplishment.
    Every time I quit

    Anyone can see my every flaw.
    It isn’t hard.
    Anyone can say they’re above this all.
    It takes my pain away.

    It’s a lie. A kiss with opened eyes.
    And she’s not breathing back.
    Anything but bother me.
    (It takes my pain away)
    Never mind these are horrid times.
    Oh oh oh
    I can’t let it bother me.

    I can’t let it bother me.

    It takes my pain away.

    It’s a lie. A kiss with opened eyes.
    And she’s not breathing back.
    Anything but bother me.
    (It takes my pain away)
    Never mind these are horrid times.
    Oh oh oh
    I can’t let it bother me

    Takes my pain,
    takes my pain,
    takes my pain,
    takes my pain away!

    Also Jimmy Eat World

    Drugs or me

    Stay with me
    You’re the one that I need
    You make the hardest things
    Seem easy
    Keep my heart
    Somewhere drugs don’t go
    Were the sunshine slows
    Always keep me close

    If only you could see
    the stranger next to me
    you promise,
    you promise that you’re done
    but I can’t tell you from the drugs

    Don’t let go
    we’ll dig a great big hole
    Down an endless hole,
    We’ll both go
    You’re so blind!
    You can’t save me this time
    Hope comes from inside
    And I feel so low tonight

    If only you could see
    the stranger next to me
    you promise,
    you promise that you’re done
    But I can’t tell you from the drugs
    I wish that you could see
    This face in front of me
    You’re sorry, you swear it: you’re done
    But I can’t tell you from the drugs

    I need your hands to pull me up
    (take me)
    To pull me up
    (so far)
    Take the wheel out from me

    If only you could see
    the stranger next to me
    you promise,
    you promise that you’re done
    But I can’t tell you from the drugs
    I wish that you could see
    This face in front of me
    You’re sorry, you swear it: you’re done
    But I can’t tell you from the drugs

    Keep my heart
    somewhere drugs don’t go
    Where the sunshine slows
    always keep me close

    Three Days Grace

    Its All Over

    “It’s All Over”

    Your bottles’ almost empty
    You know this can’t go on
    Because of you my mind is always racing
    The needles’ breaking your skin
    The scar is sinking in
    And now your trip begins but
    It’s all over for
    It’s all over for

    You
    For you
    When you’re on the edge and falling off
    It’s all over for you
    For you
    When you’re on the edge and falling off
    It’s all over

    I know what runs through your blood
    You do this all in vain
    Because of you my mind is always racing
    And it gets under my skin
    To see you giving it
    And now your trip begins but
    It’s all over for
    It’s all over for

    You
    For you
    When you’re on the edge and falling off
    It’s all over for you
    For you
    When you’re on the edge and falling off
    It’s all over

    And now you’re dead inside
    Still you wonder why
    It’s all over
    And now you’re dead inside
    Still you wonder why
    It’s all over

    And now you’re dead inside
    Still you wonder why
    When you’re on the edge and falling off
    It’s all over for (You, for you)
    And now you’re dead inside
    Still you wonder why
    When you’re on the edge and falling off
    It’s all over for (You, for you)
    And now you’re dead inside
    Still you wonder why
    It’s all over

    Anonymous
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    Listening to the Keith Urban song Nobody Drinks Alone is a must. The lyrics posted above don’t do it justice if you haven’t heard it.

    Anonymous
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    Hold On by Wilson Phillips

    I know this pain
    Why do lock yourself up in these chains?
    No one can change your life except for you
    Dont ever let anyone step all over you
    Just open your heart and your mind
    Is it really fair to feel this way inside?

    Chorus:
    Some day somebodys gonna make you want to
    Turn around and say goodbye
    Until then baby are you going to let them
    Hold you down and make you cry
    Dont you know?
    Dont you know things can change
    Thingsll go your way
    If you hold on for one more day
    Can you hold on for one more day
    Thingsll go your way
    Hold on for one more day

    You could sustain
    Or are you comfortable with the pain?
    Youve got no one to blame for your unhappiness
    You got yourself into your own mess
    Lettin your worries pass you by
    Dont you think its worth your time
    To change your mind?

    (chorus)

    I know that there is pain
    But you hold on for one more day and
    Break free the chains
    Yeah I know that there is pain
    But you hold on for one more day and you
    Break free, break from the chains

    Some day somebodys gonna make you want to
    Turn around and say goodbye
    Until then baby are you going to let them
    Hold you down and make you cry
    Dont you know?
    Dont you know things can change
    Thingsll go your way
    If you hold on for one more day yeah
    If you hold on

    Dont you know things can change
    Thingsll go your way
    If you hold on for one more day,
    If you hold on
    Can you hold on
    Hold on baby
    Wont you tell me now
    Hold on for one more day cause
    Its gonna go your way

    Dont you know things can change
    Thingsll go your way
    If you hold on for one more day
    Cant you change it this time

    Make up your mind
    Hold on
    Hold on
    Baby hold on

    Anonymous
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    Not sure if this great song has had a mention yet!? I have 6 different versions of this song on disc (all performed by Little Feat too!) acousstic, live etc Love love love it!!!! 🙂

    Anonymous
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    Thank you so much for starting this thread! My partner is in rehab and I wanted to make a recovery cd for her – and here is the perfect thread!

    I also wanted to mention that The Eagles’ Hotel California is about a rehab center in California – the center where my partner is detoxing, btw.

    “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave …”

    Best,

    Lilith

    Anonymous
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    One of my favorites is Beautiful Day : By U2

    The heart is a bloom
    Shoots up from the stony ground
    There’s no room
    No space to rent in this town

    You’re out of luck
    And the reason that you had to care
    The traffic is stuck
    And you’re not moving anywhere

    You thought you’d found a friend
    To take you out of this place
    Someone you can lend a hand
    In return for grace

    It’s a beautiful day
    Sky falls, you feel like
    It’s a beautiful day
    Don’t let it get away

    You’re on the road
    But you’ve got no destination
    You’re in the mud
    In the maze of her imagination

    You love this town
    Even if that doesn’t ring true
    You’ve been all over
    And it’s been all over you

    It’s a beautiful day
    Don’t let it get away
    It’s a beautiful day

    Touch me
    Take me to that other place
    Teach me
    I know I’m not a hopeless case

    See the world in green and blue
    See China right in front of you
    See the canyons broken by cloud
    See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
    See the Bedouin fires at night
    See the oil fields at first light
    And see the bird with the leaf in her mouth
    After the flood all the colors came out

    It was a beautiful day
    Don’t let it get away
    Beautiful day

    Touch me
    Take me to that other place
    Reach me
    I know I’m not a helpless case

    What you don’t have you don’t need it now
    What you don’t know you can feel it somehow
    What you don’t have you don’t need it now
    Don’t need it now
    Was a beautiful day

    Anonymous
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    Pretty much every song on Metallica’s St Anger. It came out right as I quit drinking and most of the lyrics stem from James Hetfield’s own experience with getting sober. I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but this disc literally kept me sober.

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