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    This one’s by the band Against Me. It reminds me so much of me it’s kinda creepy.

    “Thrash Unreal”

    If she wants to dance and drink all night,
    well, there’s no one that can stop her.
    She’s going until the house lights come up,
    or her stomach spills onto the floor.
    This night is going to end
    when we’re damn well ready for it to be over.
    Worked all week long, now,
    the music is playing on our time.
    Yeah we do what we do to get by,
    and then we need a release.

    You get mixed up with the wrong guys,
    you get messed up on the wrong drugs.
    Sometimes the party takes you places that you didn’t really plan on going.
    When people see the track marks on her arms,
    she knows what they’re thinking
    She keeps on working for that minimum.
    As if a high school education gave you any other options.
    They don’t know nothing about redemption,
    They don’t know nothing about recovery.
    Some people just aren’t
    the type for marriage and family.

    No mother ever dreams that her daughter’s going to grow up to be a junkie,
    No mother ever dreams that her daughter’s going to grow up to sleep alone.

    She’s out of step with the style,
    she don’t know where the actions happening.
    You know the downtown club scene ain’t nothing like it used to be
    You’ll reach a point where there’s not a lie in the world
    that you could use to make the boys believe you’re still in your twenties.
    You know, they just keep getting younger, don’t they, baby?
    She’s not waiting for someone to come over and ask for the privilege.
    She can still hear that Rebel Yell just as loud as it was in 1983.
    There ain’t no Johnny coming home to share a bed with her,
    And she doesn’t care.

    No mother ever dreams that her daughter’s going to grow up to be a junkie.
    No mother ever dreams that her daughter’s going to grow up to sleep alone.

    Anonymous
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    Whiskeytown “Drank Like A River”
    Uncle Tupelo “Whiskey Bottle”
    Wilco “Passenger Side”
    Rivulets “Conversations With a Half Empty Bottle” “Shakes” and “I Told Jesus Christ How Much I Love Her”
    Florence and the Machine “Hurricane Drunk” (might add she’s been nominated for a Grammy)
    The Harm “The Family Name” and “Until the Last One Falls” (probably not going to have much luck hearing these until I get the chance to record something better than a crummy demo ;))

    Anonymous
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    Richard Thompson “God Loves a Drunk”… heavy stuff
    Jerry Jeff Walker “Well of the Blues” (I may have already said that one)

    @ Isaiah … Love that alt.country… Ryan Adams has had his share of battles with the demon rum, huh?

    Anonymous
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    13th Step (A Perfect Circle – whole album)
    Third Eye, Opiate – TOOL
    VODOO – Godsmack
    Going through Changes, Not Afraid, Talking to myself (Eminem Recovery Album)

    Anonymous
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    Don’t know if these are on here or not, but:
    Eagles: “Get Over It”
    and “Learn to Be Still”

    John Denver “Sweet Surrender”

    (talk about showing your age – LOL!!)

    Anonymous
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    Oh, and Billy Joel – “(You had to be a) Big Shot”

    Anonymous
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    I’m not sure if these are on here, but my songs are.

    Three Days Grace – Pain, Animal I Have Become, and Never Too Late.

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    nickelback- just to get high
    The needle lies- queen queensryche
    it dont matter-rehab
    neil young-the needle and the damage done
    the dope show-marilyn manson
    lit up-buckcherry
    comedown-bush
    champagne-cavo
    drinkin problem-rehab
    my addiction-rehab

    Anonymous
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    I love this post.. When I get a new computer I think I am going to download almost all these songs and toss them on my ipod…. awesome

    Anonymous
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    Though its not about addiction or recovery I find that the song “the middle” by Jimmy Eat World is inspirational in my recovery. The whole, “it just takes some time” and “everything will be alright” and “don’t write yourself off yet”, it brings me up when I’m not feeling to hot.

    Anonymous
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    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul to Squeeze. The first lines of the song say it all.

    [YT]fPAAP2beM_Q&sns=em[/YT]

    Anonymous
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    Rhyme and reason by Dave Matthews Band. Not sure if it has already been listed. I will quote some later.

    Anonymous
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    Rhyme and Reason
    Dave Matthews Band

    Oh well oh well so here we stand
    But we stand for nothing
    My heart calls to me in my sleep
    Now can I turn to it
    Cause I’m all locked up in this
    Dark place — and I do not know
    I’m as good as dead
    My head aches — warped and tied up
    I need to kill this pain

    My head won’t leave my head alone
    And I don’t believe it will
    ‘Til I’m dead and gone
    My head won’t leave my head alone
    And I don’t believe it will
    ‘Til I’m six feet underground

    How long I’m tied up
    My mind in knots — My stomach reels
    In concern for what I might do or
    What I’ve done
    It’s got me living in fear
    Well I know these voices must
    Be my soul
    I’ve had enough
    I’ve had enough
    Of being alone
    I’ve got no place to go

    My head won’t leave my head alone
    And I don’t believe it will
    ‘Til I’m dead and gone
    My head won’t leave my head alone
    And I don’t believe it will
    ‘Til I’m six feet underground

    “In my grave
    Lying wired shut and quiet in my grave

    Leave me here
    Leave it to me to waste here”

    So young here I am again
    Talking to myself
    A T.V. blares
    Oh man oh how I wish I didn’t smoke
    Or drink to reason with my head
    But sometimes this thick confusion
    Grows until I cannot bear it at all
    Needle to the vein
    Needle to the vein
    Take this needle from my vein my friend

    My head won’t leave my head alone
    And I don’t believe it will
    ‘Til I’m dead and gone
    My head won’t leave my head alone
    And I don’t believe it will
    ‘Til I’m six feet underground

    “In my grave
    Lying bored in my grave”

    Leave me here
    Leave it to me to waste here”

    Reason — my reason
    Take my head off this terror
    I’m fearing I’ll come back
    I’ll see
    My mind’s all wiped clean
    The Needle
    Make my great escape
    I’ll see the cold in time
    My head leaves me behind
    Let me fade away

    I seem caught in time
    My head leaves me behind
    Body falls cold
    And I see Heaven

    Anonymous
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    its annoying this place is so popular it takes hours to sift through all 9 pages….he he he

    Anonymous
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    The last shot (Lou Reed)

    Last shot sure killed me
    Pour another drink
    Let’s drink to the last shot
    And the blood on the dishes in the sink
    Blood inside the coffee cup
    Blood on the table top

    But when you quit, you quit, but you always wish
    That you knew it was your last shot
    When you quit, you quit, but you always wish
    That you knew it was your last shot

    I shot blood at the fly on the wall
    My heart almost stopped hardly there at all
    I broke the mirror with my fall, with my –
    – fall-fall-fall
    Fall-fall-fall

    Gimme a double, give yourself one two
    Gimme a short beer, one for you too
    And a toast to everything that doesn’t move
    That doesn’t move

    But when you quit, you quit, but you always wish
    That you knew it was your last shot
    When you quit, you quit, but you always wish
    That you knew it was your last shot

    Whiskey, bourbon, vodka and scotch
    I don’t care what it is you’ve got
    I just want to know that it’s my last shot
    My last shot

    I remember when I quit pretty good
    See this here, this is where I chipped my tooth
    Shot of vein in my neck and I coughed up a quaalude
    On my last shot
    My last shot

    Here’s a toast to all that’s good
    And here’s a toast to hate
    And here’s a toast to toasting and I’m not boasting
    When I say I’m getting straight
    When I say I’m getting straight

    But when you quit, you quit, but you always wish
    That you knew it was your last shot
    When you quit, you quit, but you always wish
    That you knew it was your last shot

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