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  • Anonymous
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    bob—-nofx

    Anonymous
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    this song is about the death of johnny ramone but I reminds me of my life and how I;m never going back again.

    Alife wasted
    Pearl Jam

    “You’re always saying that there’s something wrong
    I’m starting to believe it’s your plan all along
    Death came around, forced to hear its song
    And know tomorrow can’t be depended on

    Seen the home inside your head
    All locked doors and unmade beds

    Open sores unattended
    Let me say just once that

    I have faced it, a life wasted
    I’m never going back again
    I escaped it, a life wasted
    I’m never going back again
    having tasted, a life wasted
    I’m never going back again

    The world awaits just up the stairs
    Leave the pain for someone else
    Nothing back there for you to find
    Or was it you you left behind?

    You’re always saying you’re too weak to be strong
    You’re harder on yourself than just about anyone

    Why swim the channel just to get this far?
    Halfway there, why would you turn around?

    Darkness comes in waves…tell me,
    Why invite it to stay?

    You’re one with negativity
    Yes, comfort is an energy
    But why let the sad song play?
    heheheh…

    I have faced it, a life wasted
    I’m never going back again

    Oh I escaped it, a life wasted
    I’m never going back again

    having tasted, a life wasted
    I’m never going back again

    oh i erased it, a life wasted
    I’m never going back again” – pearl jam

    Anonymous
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    @junkiefred 779646 wrote:

    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.

    Ya this was my theme song toward the end though heroin wasn’t my thing the pain of addiction was.
    very depressing song

    YouTube – Johnny Cash Hurt

    YouTube – Morphine – Cure for Pain

    sorry, very bad recovery songs

    Anonymous
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    @losttofreedom 496067 wrote:

    Staind- “It’s Been Awhile”

    It’s been awhile
    since I could say I wasn’t addicted
    since I could say I love myself as well
    since I’ve gone and ****** things up
    just like I always do…

    Everclear- “Heroin Girl”
    “Summerland”
    “Strawberry”
    “The Twistinside”
    “Her Brand New Skin”
    “Chemical Smile”

    Yeah, reading through this post…the Staind song ALWAYS reminds me of my AS, brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it…

    “It’s been awhile, since I could…hold my head up high…”

    Anonymous
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    sunday morning coming down – kris kerstofferson (spelling?)
    kneeling drunkards plea – johnny cash
    live for today — pennywise

    Anonymous
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    My favorite song by my favorite band, Muse, has a song called Space Dementia which is theorized to be about addiction. The lyrics make sense to me, that’s what i think about when I hear it. Lyrics are as follows:
    Mmmmm
    H8 is the one for me
    It gives me all I need
    And helps me coexist
    With the chill

    You make me sick
    Because I adore you so
    I love all the dirty tricks
    And twisted games you play
    On me

    Space dementia in your eyes and
    Peace will arise
    And tear us apart
    And make us meaningless again

    Mmmm, yeah
    You’ll make us wanna die
    I’d cut your name in my heart
    We’ll destroy this world for you
    I know you want me to
    Feel your pain

    Space dementia in your eyes and
    Peace will arise
    And tear us apart
    And make us meaningless again

    And a live performance should you be curious…:

    YouTube – Muse – Space Dementia (Hullabaloo)

    Anonymous
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    I can’t pick this song apart to explain WHY it means so much to me about my drinking, it just does. When I hear this song and sing it, I am singing it To myself and my drinking.

    Once upon a time you dressed so fine
    You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didnt you?
    Peopled call, say, beware doll, youre bound to fall
    You thought they were all kiddin you
    You used to laugh about
    Everybody that was hangin out
    Now you dont talk so loud
    Now you dont seem so proud

    About having to be scrounging for your next meal.

    How does it feel
    How does it feel
    To be without a home
    Like a complete unknown
    Like a rolling stone?

    Youve gone to the finest school all right, miss lonely
    But you know you only used to get juiced in it
    And nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street
    And now you find out youre gonna have to get used to it
    You said youd never compromise
    With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
    Hes not selling any alibis
    As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
    And ask him do you want to make a deal?

    How does it feel
    How does it feel
    To be on your own
    With no direction home
    Like a complete unknown
    Like a rolling stone?

    You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
    When they all come down and did tricks for you

    You never understood that it aint no good
    You shouldnt let other people get your kicks for you
    You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
    Who carried on his shoulder a siamese cat
    Aint it hard when you discover that
    He really wasnt where its at
    After he took from you everything he could steal.

    How does it feel
    How does it feel
    To be on your own
    With no direction home
    Like a complete unknown
    Like a rolling stone?

    Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
    Theyre drinkin, thinkin that they got it made
    Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things
    But youd better lift your diamond ring, youd better pawn it babe
    You used to be so amused
    At napoleon in rags and the language that he used

    Go to him now, he calls you, you cant refuse
    When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
    Youre invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.

    How does it feel
    How does it feel
    To be on your own
    With no direction home
    Like a complete unknown
    Like a rolling stone?

    Anonymous
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    “The Reason” – Hoobastank

    Some of the lyrics are ” I found a reason for me to change who I used to be, the reason to start over new, and the reason is you.

    Anonymous
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    Girl With a Problem
    NORTHERN PIKES

    She’s a girl with a problem
    She’s a girl with a problem
    And there ain’t no cure

    Well she works so hard and at the end of the day
    Needs a little somethin’ extra to take it all away
    They say love can conquer all and I wish it were true
    She’s a girl with a problem and there’s nothin’ I can do
    Nothin’ I can do

    You can bang your head against a brick wall
    You can lacquer Humpty Dumpty
    But you can’t prevent a fall
    Well bang, bang, bang, and there’s nobody home
    She’s a girl with a problem, she wants to be alone

    You can lie to me
    You can lie to yourself for a while
    ‘Til those lies turn into something else
    I will talk to you
    You will listen to me for a while
    Then you’ll turn your back and away you go
    Away you go

    Can somebody please help me
    ‘Cause it’s drivin’ me mad
    Sometimes she’s so good
    But sometimes she’s just so bad
    She thinks I don’t know but I’ve been there before
    And more than once I’ve thought about just
    Walkin’ out that door
    Walkin’ out that door

    Take me away
    I know nothing lasts forever
    Take me away

    Well nobody wants the gallows
    Nobody needs a noose
    So break those chains and let her run loose
    I love that little girl and I will love her ’til the end
    But she’s got a little problem
    And she needs to have a good friend

    You can lie to me
    You can lie to yourself for a while
    ‘Til those lies turn into something else
    I will talk to you
    You will listen to me for a while
    Then you’ll turn your back and away you go
    Away you go

    She’s a girl with a problem and it’s plain to see
    I try to help her out, she won’t listen to me
    She’s a girl with a problem
    She’s a girl with a problem
    She’s a girl with a problem
    She’s a girl with a problem and there ain’t no cure

    Anonymous
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    Here is a really good one by my favorite band Blue October.

    Overweight

    Ever carried the weight of another?
    For how long?
    I walk as far as they need to recover
    For how long?

    I want to carry a piece of who I was before
    So when I hit the wall, I really hit the wall
    I want to tear away the death again
    A whiter shade of ******* meth again
    I want to stick to clues, I want to come unglued
    I want to shape the world to fit the way you move
    Oh, should I listen for a dress size?

    I owned up, I’ve grown up, do you remember me?
    I showed up and so what if I’m the used to be
    I’m here to tell you that I’m sorry I was sorry
    But I’m happy that you’re happy
    This is no longer about me

    Trade rules, switch sides for your beautiful eyes
    Let him be you through your beautiful cries
    Let him hold you up so you can touch affordable skies
    Live your life just like a dream
    Without the pain of goodbyes
    Goodbye!

    Ever carried the weight of another?
    For how long?
    I walk as far as they need to recover
    For how long?

    I been a drunk disrespectful little street punk
    Unlock the back of my trunk
    You see, you take this bat
    And bash my head into the street again
    No-ones around so I keep beating it

    Pull my hair back, look me in the eye
    There’s a self-destructive meaning in the bleeding of a guy
    It’s the guilt of what reality has given me
    Making sense of all mistakes and my stupidity
    And when you’re sick you seem to think
    You’ve failed eternally

    And that the people you let in are only crumbling
    When you’re sick of thinking life in this recovery
    When my decision paved the road
    That lies in front of me

    So to my friends that even call but I don’t call back
    I want you deep inside my heart upon a hill
    It seems to hide sometimes and run away and wonder
    I’m really sick of saying sorry but I will

    Ever carried the weight of another?
    For how long?
    I walk as far as they need to recover
    For how long?

    But are we scared to take the ride?
    Or dare to look inside?
    I’m floating far away (far away)
    I’m floating far away (leaving home)
    I’m floating far away (so far away)
    I’m floating far away

    I want to learn to walk with others as an equal
    I want to treat the ones who love me with respect
    I want to tell the world I’ll give them all a piggyback
    And try to take away my negative effect
    I want to kiss the girl, I know I’ll never lie again
    I want to call my dad and tell him that I care
    I want to let my brother know
    He saved my life a thousand times
    Throughout the years he’s been my friend
    Who’s always there

    Ever carried the weight of another?
    For how long?

    Anonymous
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    Cold world lyrics
    Xzibit Lyrics

    Justine, 19, just got clean
    Fresh outta rehab with self-esteem
    She ain’t felt this good in a while
    A new leash on life, a vibrant thang, a beautiful smile
    Used to run with a circle of friends, who was skeleton thin
    Sniff white lines off powerful men
    But see, all that’s a thang of the past, she got class
    And be damned if she’d let herself burn and crash
    She ain’t from money so she startin from scratch
    It’s hard working for scraps
    It take everything she got not to relaspe
    Locked down in 9 to 5, but at the 9 to 5
    She get sexually harrased and chastised
    Boss is a married man, she won’t touch him
    Frustrated angry man, she won’t **** him
    She’s out of her job, at Basket Cakes
    Least it came wit an 8, 2 lines to the face
    God Damn!

    [Chorus]
    It’s a cold, cold, world, and you know it
    Niggaz will lay you down and take your bread, yeah and you know it
    Only two choices, you can give it up or you can just die with it!
    Only two choices, you can give it up or you can just die with it, yeah

    [Verse 2: Xzibit]
    He was on his own, at a very young age
    When he learned from the streets, made everything change
    See he came up with hustlers, lost his religion
    It’s funny how money can make a ***** think he livin
    I ain’t talkin paper like Jigga or Dre
    It’s more like 7500, 9 ounces of lle’
    That’s what he say he can get for the flip, they thought the deal was legit
    But he stuck him and split, in deep ****
    Now his mother work for minimum pay
    Live a positive way, she the first one at church every Sunday
    Blind to the needs of her son, he’s a gatling gun
    In the streets, jackin niggaz for fun
    It’s a non-stop search through the hood, but can’t catch him
    They found out where mom stayed and went steppin
    The evil that men do, but still we continue
    With death and dishonor, for the all mighty dollar, it’s so cold

    [Chorus]

    [Verse 3: Xzibit]
    He was 13, brought up in Baghdad
    Ate with his right and made money with his left hand
    Prayed to the East, 5 times daily
    His mother and father just had a new born baby
    Now his father was an Imam who carried the weight
    And built his family on 5 pillars of faith
    Never trippin off Western ways, it meant nada
    Pilgramige to Mecca to circle around Kabba
    300 miles away, British troops hit Basra
    His cousin waged jihad and died with honor
    He heard about the buildings on 9-11
    And a man named Bush on a search for weapons
    Now here come the U.S., to crush Saddam
    Wit 88 thousand tons of missile and bombs
    But his family’s too broke to move or find shelter
    If they all had to die, they would die together and that’s cold… damn

    [Chorus]Xzibit Lyrics Index

    Anonymous
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    shameless self-promotion

    Shine Through Me – 353

    myspace.com/christian353

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
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    This is one bad azz song about cocaine addiction

    High Cost Of Living — Jamey Johnson

    MySpace.com – Jamey Johnson – Montgomery, Alabama – Country – http://www.myspace.com/jameyjohnson

    Anonymous
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