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  • Anonymous
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    Alfie – Lily Allen About her pot addicted little brother

    Another newer Lily Allen song ‘Everyone’s on it’ or something, not sure what it’s called

    Oh and ‘Golden Brown’ by The Stranglers about herion, never touched the stuff myself but whilst it has a horrible meaning the music is fantastic.

    Faerie

    Anonymous
    Post count: 2

    Depeche Mode- Peace

    Peace will come to me
    Peace will come to me

    I’m leaving bitterness behind
    This time I’m cleaning up my mind
    There is no space for the regrets
    I will remember to forget

    Just look at me
    I am walking of incoming
    Look at the frequencies of which I vibrate
    I’m going to light up the world

    Peace will come to me
    Peace will come to me

    I’m leaving anger in the past
    With all the shadows that it caused
    There is radar in my heart
    I should have trusted from the start

    Just look at me
    I am a living act of holiness
    Giving all the positive virtues that I possess
    I’m going to light up the world

    Peace will come to me
    Just wait and see
    Peace will come to me
    It’s meant to be

    Peace will come to me
    Just wait and see
    Peace will come to me
    It’s inevitability

    Anonymous
    Post count: 2

    Jack savoretti – Chemical Courage
    Tonight has been long, I’ve smoked every breath,
    Tryin to feel so alive, tempting death,
    I’ve smiled at the angels, but I fear where they live,
    I’ve taken too much but nothing to give

    My chemical courage, has come to an end…
    The night once my lover is no longer a friend.

    Well tonight has gone wrong, cause I said what I said,
    I’ve been left all alone, to lie in my bed.
    Thinking, I’m just a fake, that nothing is real,
    If I’m asking to be saved I must learn how to kneel

    Now my chemical courage has come to an end…
    The night once my lover is no longer my friend.
    Playin tricks on my eyes, shining light on my tears,
    I pray for a new day to hide all my fears.

    I can’t find my way, back to where I felt safe.
    Now my chemical courage has come to an end,
    The night once my lover is no longer my friend.
    Playin tricks on my eyes, shining light on my tears

    (Repeat)

    Anonymous
    Post count: 4

    Metallica-“Harvester of Sorrow”

    My Life Suffocates
    Planting Seeds of Hate
    I’ve Loved, Turned to Hate
    Trapped Far Beyond My Fate
    I Give
    You Take
    This Life That I Forsake
    Been Cheated of My Youth
    You Turned this Lie to Truth

    Anger
    Misery
    You’ll Suffer unto Me

    Harvester of Sorrow
    Language of the Mad
    Harvester of Sorrow

    Pure Black Looking Clear
    My Work Is Done Soon Here
    Try Getting Back to Me
    Get Back Which Used to Be
    Drink up
    Shoot in
    Let the Beatings Begin
    Distributor of Pain
    Your Loss Becomes My Gain

    Anger
    Misery
    You’ll Suffer unto Me

    Harvester of Sorrow
    Language of the Mad
    Harvester of Sorrow

    All Have Said Their Prayers
    Invade Their Nightmares
    See into My Eyes
    You’ll Find Where Murder Lies

    Infanticide

    Harvester of Sorrow
    Language of the Mad
    Harvester of Sorrow
    Language of the Mad
    Harvester of Sorrow

    Anonymous
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    Exodus-“Deathamphetamine”

    Life spent with lips on glass
    Another hit, just onemore blast
    How long can you make it last?
    Hit the pipe and vaporize
    Feel the rush, so energized
    Your lungs begin to crystalize
    Try to stem the tide
    From another five day ride
    Don’t you know you’re dead inside?
    The world spins out of control
    All amped up, no where to go
    A glass house is all you know

    [Chorus]

    Poison cloud hangs in the air
    Breathe it deep, your only care
    It’s a nightmare, not a dream
    Deathamphetamine!

    Spun and sleep deprived
    The calender burns before your eyes
    Another hit, for now revived
    So many sleepless nights
    Only wet your appetite
    Strike a match, the torch ignites
    See the shards start cracking back
    Watch them turn your world to black
    While waiting for the heart attack
    All your dreams are dead and gone
    I tell younow, it won’t be long
    Before death ends this marathon

    [Chorus]

    [Solo: Gary]
    [Solo: Lee]

    Withered and sucked up
    You’re wasting away
    Eyes sunked deep in you skull
    You care not about yourself
    Nor any other
    Only if the pope is full
    Lick your lips
    As you hover around the glass
    Anxiously awaiting your turn
    Depressed and paranoid
    It’s all gone to hell
    Inhale as your world burns
    Lost everything you own
    Now waiting by the telephone
    For the dope man to come home
    All your friends and family
    Are sickened by your need for speed
    Only driven to exceed
    So many years, so little time
    For you, to halt your life’s decline
    Your’re not to read the signs
    Everything has come unwound
    You’ve got to trun this **** around
    Before you’re six feet underground

    Anonymous
    Post count: 4

    Superjoint Ritual-“The Alcoholik”

    Pick up and shake in the wind
    Shed your resource and keep it down, trashed
    Don’t make it right, don’t move it in
    Put it in the mouth, and swollowed whole
    Smashed
    (It makes all the sense to me, and could it make all the sense to you? Let
    it ride)

    Because there ain’t no winning in this one right
    I try to facilitate, whine in restoration
    Blewn

    Blow through the prime of life
    Numb all the senses down
    Project your fear of heights
    Onto untravelled ground

    Fry and hallucinate, pry and investigate

    Blow through the prime of life
    Numb all the senses down
    Project your fear of heights
    Onto untravelled ground

    Pitfalls of grief, on all that displayed for the groundout
    Prophetically speaking the wilted unformulated

    Anonymous
    Post count: 1

    Ive skipped a bit of the thread so not sure if anyones mentioned this yet:

    Drunkard’s Plea – Johhny Cash

    Sick Of Drugs – The Wildhearts

    Moodswings & Roundabouts – The Wildhearts

    Anonymous
    Post count: 1

    Drug Addict by the Derrick Ballas Band is great.

    Anonymous
    Post count: 1

    I didn’t read through all the posts so I apologize is this was already posted

    Wake Up – Mad Season (a side-project of Layne Staley of Alice in Chains and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam)

    Wake up young man, it’s time to wake up
    Your love affair has got to go
    For 10 long years, for 10 long years
    The leaves to rake up
    Slow suicide’s no way to go, oh
    Blue, clouded grey
    You’re not a crack up
    Dizzy and weakened by the haze
    Moving onward
    So an infection not a phase
    Yeah, oh

    The cracks and lines from where you gave up
    They make an easy man to read, oh
    For all the times you let them bleed you
    For little peace from God you plead, and beg
    For little peace from God you plead
    Ahhaahh, Yeah, Ahhaahh, Yeah, Ahhaahh, Yeah

    Wake up young man, wake up, wake up
    Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
    Oh, yeah

    Wake up young man, it’s time to wake up
    Your love affair has got to go, yeah
    For 10 long years, for 10 long years,
    The leaves to rake up
    Slow suicide’s no way to go, oh
    Slow suicide’s no way to go
    Wake up, wake up, wake up
    Wake up, wake up, wake up

    The song gives me the chills every time. Its so unfortunate that Layne never could come to grips with his demons. When I was still using, listening to this song would fill me with guilt and regret. Now that I’m clean, its a reminder to stay vigilante and serves as inspiration to help my fellow addict. Powerful stuff.

    Anonymous
    Post count: 6

    A google search for “songs for recovery” led me to the website. This is the first I have heard of it. I have personally found music to be instrumental in my recovery. I know you won’t find it in any of the official NA/AA literature but I think we all need to develope healthy coping skills to deal with the emotions we have attempted to mute or stiffle for so long. Prayer, phone calls and meetings work great; but I have to say that honestly my first line of defence when I’m beginning to come emotionally unhinged is usually taking time out and listening to some good music. I can tell from the nearly 6 years of continual postings on this topic that I’m not alone.

    To be honest some of the songs mentioned, especially early on in the thread seem like they would be more detrimental to me than positive. I’ve actually had to clear songs out of my music library and MP3 player because they evoked euphoric recall for me. I know every time I would listen to Lemonheads “Drug Buddy” I became nostalgic for my early months of drug use. I’m going to go through my library and post some of the songs I have personally benefitted from. Hope it might help someone else out. If they’ve already been posted, sorry. I didn’t take the time to read every single post.

    “Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” William Congreve

    Anonymous
    Post count: 6

    Panic At The Disco “Nails For Breakfast, Tacks For Snacks”

    Watch your mouth
    Oh, oh, oh
    Because your speech is slurred enough
    That you just might swallow your tongue
    I’m sure you’d want, want to give up the ghost
    With just a little more poise than that

    Or was it God who chokes
    In these situations, running late?
    No, no, he called in
    Or was it God who chokes
    In these situations, running late?
    No, no, he called in

    The hospice is
    A relaxing weekend getaway
    Where you’re a cut above all the rest
    Sick and sad patients
    On first name basis with all the top physicians

    Prescribed pills
    To offset the shakes
    To offset the pills
    You know you should take
    It a day at a time

    That’s when you stu-stu-stutter something profound
    To the support on the line
    And with the way you’ve been talking
    Every word gets you a step closer to hell

    That’s when you stu-stu-stutter something profound
    To the support on the line
    And with the way you’ve been talking
    Every word gets you a step closer to hell

    Prescribed pills
    To offset the shakes
    To offset the pills
    You know you should take
    It a day at a time

    Prescribed pills
    To offset the shakes
    To offset the pills
    You know you should take
    It a day at a time

    I am
    Alone in this bed, house, and head
    And she never fixes this
    But at least she…

    I am
    Alone, in this bedroom
    She never fixes this
    But at least she…

    Prescribed pills
    To offset the shakes
    To offset the pills
    You know you should take
    It a day at a time

    Prescribed pills
    To offset the shakes
    To offset the pills
    You know you should take
    It a day at a time

    The hospice is
    A relaxing weekend getaway
    Where you’re a cut above all the rest
    Sick and sad patients
    On first name basis with all the top physicians

    Anonymous
    Post count: 6

    Ryan Adams “let It Ride”

    Moving like the fog on the Cumberland River
    I was leaving on the Delta Queen
    And I wasn’t ready to go
    I’m never ready to go
    27 of nothing but failures and promises that I couldn’t keep
    Oh lord, I wasn’t ready to go
    I’m never ready to go

    Let it ride
    Let it ride easy down the road
    Let it ride
    Let it take away all of the darkness
    Let it ride
    Let it rock me in the arms of stranger’s angels until it brings me home
    Let it ride
    Let it roll
    Let it go

    Loaded like a sailor
    Tumbling off a ferry boat
    I was at the bar till three
    Oh Lord, and I wasn’t ready to go
    I’m never ready to go
    Tennessee’s a brother to my sister Carolina where they’re gonna bury me
    And I ain’t ready to go
    I’m never ready to go
    Let it ride let it ride easy down the road
    Let it ride
    Let it take away all of this darkness
    Let it ride
    Let it rock me in the arms of stranger’s angels until it brings me home
    Let it ride
    Let it roll
    Let it go

    I wanna see you tonight
    Dancing in the endless moonlight
    In the parking lot in the headlights of cars
    Someplace on the moon
    Where they moved the drive-in theater
    Where I left the car that I can’t find but I still got the keys to
    Let it ride
    Let it ride easy down the road
    Let it ride
    Let it take away all of this darkness
    Let it ride
    Let it rock me in the arms of stranger’s angels until it brings me home
    Let it ride
    Let it roll
    Let it go

    Anonymous
    Post count: 6

    Freedy Johnston “Bad Reputation”

    I know I got a bad reputation
    and it isn’t just talk, talk, talk
    If I could only give you everything
    You know I haven’t got

    I couldn’t have one conversation
    If it wasn’t for the lies, lies, lies
    And still I ought to tell you everything
    ’till I close my eyes

    Suddenly I’m on the street
    Seven years disappear below my feet
    Been breaking down

    Do you want me now?
    Do you want me now?

    Suddenly I’m down in Herald’s Square
    Looking in the crowd, your face is everywhere
    Been turning around
    Do you want me now?
    Do you want me now?

    Don’t try to be an inspiriation
    Just wasting your time, time, time
    You know about the best I’ll ever be
    See it in your eyes

    I know I got a bad reputation
    and it isn’t just talk, talk, talk
    If I could only give you everything
    You know I haven’t got

    Suddenly I’m on the street
    Seven years disappear below my feet
    Been breaking down
    Do you want me now?
    Do you want me now?

    Suddenly I’m in another place
    Looking in the crowd I think I see your face
    Been turning around
    Do you want me now?
    Do you want me now?
    (Down, Down, down)
    Do you want me now?
    Do you want me now?
    (Down, Down, down)
    Do you want me now?
    Do you want me now?
    (Down, Down, down)

    Don’t you think I’ve heard the talk?
    Nobody’s going to tell me who to love
    Been breaking down
    Do you want me now?
    Do you want me now?

    Suddenly I’m down in Herald’s Square
    Looking in the crowd, your face is everywhere
    Just turning around
    Do you want me now?
    Do you want me now?
    Been breaking down
    Do you want me now?
    Do you want me now?
    I’m just breaking down, down, down, down
    Been breaking down, down, down
    Been breaking down, down, down

    Anonymous
    Post count: 6

    Pete Yorn “Strange Condition”

    Read me the letter, baby,
    Do not leave out the words.
    Stories and cigarettes ruined lives of lesser girls,
    And I wanna know,
    ‘Cause I want you to know,

    And it’s a strange condition,
    A day in prison,
    It’s got me out of my head
    And I don’t know what I came for.

    Send me the money, baby,
    Do not leave out the wage.
    You know you’re the best thing ever
    To come out of this place,
    Hey I want you to know,
    ‘Cause I wanna know

    And it’s a strange condition,
    A day in prison,
    It’s got me out of my head
    And I don’t know what I came for,
    I want you to know…

    It’s a strange condition,
    A day in prison,
    It’s got me out of my head
    And I don’t know what I came for,

    I want you to know,
    I want you to know…

    So leave out the others, baby,
    Say I’m the only one,
    Cut out the uniforms
    And settle with the sun,
    Hey I want you to know,

    ‘Cause I wanna know,

    And it’s a strange condition,
    And life in prison,
    It’s got me outta my head
    And I don’t know what I came for,
    I want you to know…

    ‘Cause I wanna know,

    Yeah I gotta know

    Anonymous
    Post count: 6

    Silvershair “Straight Lines”

    Breathing from a hole in my lung
    I had no one
    With faces in front of me
    Racing through the void in my head
    To find traces
    Of a good luck academy

    Ooh Ooh Ooh

    Sparks ignite and trade them for thought
    About no one
    And nothing in particular
    Washed the sickened socket and drove
    Resent nothing
    There’s good will inside of me

    Ooh Ooh Ooh

    Wake me up lower the fever
    Walking in a straight line
    Set me on fire in the evening
    Everything will be fine
    Wake me up strong in the morning
    Walking in a straight line
    Lately I’m a desperate believer
    But walking in a straight line

    Something I will never forget
    I felt desperate
    And stuck to the marrow
    Invisible to everyone else
    I’m a sex-change
    And a damsel with no heroine

    Ooh Ooh Ooh

    Wake me up lower the fever
    Walking in a straight line
    Set me on fire in the evening
    Everything will be fine
    Wake me up strong in the morning
    Walking in a straight line
    Lately I’m a desperate believer
    But walking in a straight line

    I don’t need no time to say
    There’s no changing yesterday
    If we keep talking and
    I keep walking in straight lines

    Wake me up lower the fever
    Walking in a straight line
    Set me on fire in the evening
    Everything will be fine
    Wake me up strong in the morning
    Walking in a straight line
    Lately I’m a desperate believer
    But walking in a straight line

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