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  • Anonymous
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    X Amount of Word – Blue October
    Relapse
    Prevent trigger intent
    Now drown
    High strung
    Say X amount of words

    You’re solar, bipolar
    Panic disorder
    Seems harder and harder and harder
    Still you try to control it

    You mold, you mold
    Yeah you shape to mold
    Oh you’re bold you’re bold
    But your shape is bold

    You’re a symptom superficial
    To what they call knowing you
    Minus the speed,
    Could you imagine the phobia?

    Your brain is faulty wiring
    the reason for tiring
    Keep treating the curse,
    Imagine the worst
    Systematic, sympathetic
    Quite pathetic, apologetic, paramedic
    Your heart is prosthetic

    A plate of quite peculiar
    On a dish of my own
    A tablespoon of feather
    tickle me to the bone
    Give me recipes for happy
    with the chemicals gone
    Drinking freedom from a bottle
    to the tune of belong

    I’m sick of shaking
    never waking
    from the hell I achieve
    I never knew you till you left me
    with the crying disease

    Another curing, reassuring
    way to buckle the knees
    So mistreated, I repeated
    Never blessing your sneeze

    Now deleted and defeated
    I will stand on my own
    Yeah your memory that punches me
    has broken the bone

    Give me recipes for sorry
    I’m admitting I’m wrong
    Still your memory that punches me
    has broken the bone


    Just To Get High – NickelBack
    He was my best friend, I tried to help him
    But he traded everything for suffering
    And found himself alone

    I watched the lying, turn into hiding
    With scars on both his lips, his fingertips
    Were melted to the bone

    But I can still remember
    What his face looked like
    When I found him in an alley
    In the middle of the night

    Tell me what you know
    Tell me what you gone and done now
    Tell me what you know
    Tell me what you gone and done now

    Gonna do the trick, get it over with
    You’re better off to take all that
    You’ve got and burn it on the spot
    Just to get high

    Three days no sleeping, he gave up eating
    He sold his mother’s rings, she said nothing
    And pretended not to know

    He started stealing to supply the feeling
    Found out he pulled a knife on someone’s wife
    And held it to her throat

    But I can still remember
    What his face looked like
    When I found him in an alley
    In the middle of the night

    Tell me what you know
    Tell me what you gone and done now
    Tell me what you know
    Tell me what you gone and done now

    Gonna do the trick, get it over with
    You’re better off to take all that
    You’ve got and burn it on the spot
    Just to get high

    Tell me what you did, where you gone and hid?
    Show me what you really want, was it what you got?
    Slowly circle in the drain, throw it all away
    Just to get high, high, high, oh

    Tell me what you know
    Tell me what you gone and done now
    Tell me what you know
    Tell me what you gone and done now

    Gonna do the trick, get it over with
    You’re better off to take all that
    You’ve got and burn it on the spot
    Just to get high

    Tell me what did, where you gone and hid?
    Show me what you really want, was it what you got?
    Slowly circle in the drain, throw it all away
    Just to get high, just to get high
    Circle in the drain, throw it all away
    Just to get high

    Anonymous
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    The Story

    Brandi Carlile

    have it on mmy profile….top 5 fave songs.

    Anonymous
    Post count: 9

    YouTube – Watching The Wheels – John Lennon

    Gotta be watching the wheels by lennon for me
    Im just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round I really love to watch them roll, no longer riding on the merry go round, I just had to let it go

    Anonymous
    Post count: 8

    “Got to give it Up” by Thin Lizzy

    this one really captures the desperation of a person very near the bottom

    Anonymous
    Post count: 1

    Stuck In a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
    U2
    Album: All That You Can’t Leave Behind

    I’m not afraid of anything in this world
    There’s nothing you can throw at me that I haven’t already heard
    I’m just trying to find a decent melody
    A song that I can sing in my own company

    I never thought you were a fool
    But darling, look at you
    You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight
    These tears are going nowhere, baby

    You’ve got to get yourself together
    You’ve got stuck in a moment and now you can’t get out of it
    Don’t say that later will be better now you’re stuck in a moment
    And you can’t get out of it

    I will not forsake, the colors that you bring
    But the nights you filled with fireworks
    They left you with nothing
    I am still enchanted by the light you brought to me
    I listen through your ears, and through your eyes I can see

    And you are such a fool
    To worry like you do
    I know it’s tough, and you can never get enough
    Of what you don’t really need now … my oh my

    You’ve got to get yourself together
    You’ve got stuck in a moment and you can’t get out of it
    Oh love look at you now
    You’ve got yourself stuck in a moment and you can’t get out of it

    I was unconscious, half asleep
    The water is warm till you discover how deep
    I wasn’t jumping for me it was a fall
    It’s a long way down to nothing at all

    You’ve got to get yourself together
    You’ve got stuck in a moment and you can’t get out of it
    Don’t say that later will be better now
    You’re stuck in a moment and you can’t get out of it

    And if the night runs over
    And if the day won’t last
    And if our way should falter
    Along the stony pass

    And if the night runs over
    And if the day won’t last
    And if your way should falter
    Along the stony pass
    It’s just a moment
    This time will pass

    Anonymous
    Post count: 1

    There are a few I know that I don’t think I saw yet: Perfect Circle – Gravity; Korn -Coming Undone; Godsmack – Shinedown; Styx – Snowblind; Shinedown – Save Me. These are all addiction ones. I know a few recovery ones: I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff; Incubus – Dig; Live – Pain Lies on the Riverside; Syntax – Bliss (Long Version); Incubus – Drive. Will post more when I remember them. I hope these are of use to someone! Please e-mail me if you’d like the lyrics to any of them.

    Anonymous
    Post count: 20

    On this one, and then as I was scrolling through, I see I already did a couple of years ago (AARGHH! Hope it’s not Alzheimer’s!).

    So I’m back, a little older and a little fartier (but still clean and sober, 29 big ones in a few days), so I’ll add a couple . . . For those who survived the 60’s even though they inhaled . . .

    The first is that ol’ ho’gut lament, House of the Rising Sun, done by various artists including Bob Dylan and Woodie Guthrie, but Eric Burdon retired the trophy on that one (saw him on PBS the other night, and the #1 Animal appears to be surviving):

    And the only thing a gambler needs is a suitcase and a trunk,
    And the only time he’s satisfied is when he’s on a drunk.

    Speaking of Dylan, there’s Subterranean Homesick Blues and Mr. Tambourine Man, rendered platinum by Roger McGuinn and David Crosby with the Byrds (who also did Eight Miles High; can’t forget that one). Dylan put those two on the flip sides of the Bringing It All Back Home album, and I’m pretty sure there’s a message there . . .

    And there’s another John Prine piece that’s missing so far, “Sam Stone”:

    Sam Stone came home to his wife and family,
    After serving in a conflict overseas.
    And the time that he served had shattered all his nerves,
    And left a little shrapnel is his knee.
    But the morphine eased the pain,
    And the grass grew round his brain,
    And gave him all the confidence he lacked,
    With a Purple Heart and a monkey on his back.

    (chorus)

    There’s a hole in Daddy’s arm where all the money goes,
    And Jesus Christ died for nothing I suppose.
    Little pitchers have big ears; can’t stop to count the tears,
    And sweet songs never last too long on broken radios

    Hmm. I see somebody is trying to claim Puff the Magic Dragon is about some early Stone Age pot smokers, but I heard it from Peter Yarrow’s lips himself (along with hearing him sing it on three different occasions) that it’s just a nice little kids’ ballad . . . I think I believe him . . .

    Not every song is about dope, there folks, and the longer you’re in recovery, the more you realize a lot of the world gets along without it just fine…

    Anonymous
    Post count: 9

    This may have been mentioned but I love Joe Walsh One day at a time
    YouTube – One Day At A Time

    Anonymous
    Post count: 16

    @marty888 2356233 wrote:

    This may have been mentioned but I love Joe Walsh One day at a time
    YouTube – One Day At A Time

    class.

    i have one but maybe not recovery track.

    when im feeling tired or down and need some motivation.

    stick on “whole lotta rosie” by ac/dc……..

    :hail:……..now thats a band.

    Anonymous
    Post count: 1

    Great Thread!

    Here is one from Aimee Mann called Phoenix.

    Got out of Phoenix, just in time
    A box of kleenex, for the ride
    The tumbleweeds said, their goodbyes
    To javelinas and DUIs

    I don’t want to abandon you but baby I’ve had my fill
    You love me like a dollar bill
    You roll me up and trade me in
    And if you had the chance you will
    And if you get the chance again

    It’s hard to know when to cut and run
    You balance heartache with your fun
    And when the scales tip, you know you’re done

    I don’t want to abandon you but baby I’ve had my fill
    You love me like a dollar bill
    You roll me up and trade me in
    And if you had the chance you will
    And if you get the chance again

    Cos I know love doesn’t change anything at all
    I know love doesn’t change a thing

    I wanted to believe in you and baby I believe it still
    Baby I’ve just had my fill
    You love me like a dollar bill
    You roll me up and trade me in
    And if you have the chance you will
    And if you get the chance again
    I know you’ll do the best you can

    But baby love doesn’t chage anything at all
    I know love doesn’t change a thing

    Anonymous
    Post count: 6

    This is an awesome thread, some of these are more advocating drugs then anything though lol. Some of these songs would trigger some ppl I think.

    Anonymous
    Post count: 3

    wonder if anyone posted… Dr Feelgood – Motley Crue, 6 months(?) and Beautiful Disaster (makes me cry) by Kelly Clarkson, and Sober by Pink. I didnt see them on the pages i go to.

    Anonymous
    Post count: 1

    Addiction in the country:

    Todd Snider – Waco Moon
    Levon Helms – One More Shot
    Amazing Rhythm Aces – Amazing Grace (Used To Be Her Favorite Song)
    Bob Dylan – Moonshiner (Bootleg Series 1961-1991)
    John Prine – Sam Stone

    Addiction in the city of rock:

    Judas Priest – Victim Of Changes
    Rocket From The Tomb – Ain’t It Fun
    Savatage – Handful Of Rain
    Country Joe and the Fish – Crystal Blues
    Ozzy – Demon Alcohol
    Husker Du – When Pink Turns To Blue
    Neil Young – Cocaine Eyes, The Old Laughing Lady, Tonight’s the Night, No More
    Thin Lizzy – Opium Trail
    Anathema – Cries On The Wind
    Waxies Dargle – Cod Liver Oil/Coolies

    Songs I associate with addiction:

    The Stone Coyotes – Train To Nowhere
    Fleetwood Mac – I’m So Afraid (The Dance)
    Grand Funk Railroad – I’m Your Captain
    Pink Floyd – One Of These Days (I’m going to cut you into little pieces)

    Songs of Hope:

    Ralph Stanley and Vern Gosdin – Way Down Deep
    Uriah Heep – Easy Livin’

    Anonymous
    Post count: 5

    I like a new song by Matisyahu called So high So low, it reminds me of recovery

    Anonymous
    Post count: 3

    Van Morrison’s latest album Keep It Simple

    Amazing songs with experience, strength, and hope!

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