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  • Anonymous
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    I haven’t read this thread all the way through, so forgive me if I say something that’s already been mentioned.

    LOTS of the Red Hot Chili Peppers songs are about drugs/addiction and/or recovery attempts. I recently read Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis and he has struggled with drugs since he was about 12. It’s a very interesting read. He wrote a LOT of their songs based on his personal experiences. “Under the Bridge” and “Scar Tissue” are two he makes a point of mentioning in the book.

    Yesterday I thought of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”. Not so much in terms of addiction, but as a motivational song to help keep me inspired not to quit.

    Anonymous
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    “Rise” by Eddie Vedder

    Such is the way of the world
    You can never know
    Just where to put all your faith
    And how will it grow

    Gonna rise up
    Burning back holes in dark memories
    Gonna rise up
    Turning mistakes into gold

    Don’t regret the past, Vedder seems to say, put your arms around it.

    Anonymous
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    well i dont know why but i like duffy’s “realease me”.everytime i get a thought about drugs or alcohol i put it on..and seem to remember the pain i was in when i was hooked then i remember why im so grateful to be realeased.i think thats the name of the song if its not thats what i hear in my head and thank my higher power 4 that.:Dance7:

    Anonymous
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    Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry

    Da Da Da Da
    The smell of your skin lingers on me now
    Your probably on your flight back to your home town
    I need some shelter of my own protection baby
    To be with myself and center clarity
    Peace, Serenity

    [CHORUS]
    I hope you know, I hope you know
    That this has nothing to do with you
    It’s personal, Myself and I
    We’ve got some straightenin’ out to do
    And I’m gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
    But Ive got to get a move on with my life
    Its time to be a big girl now
    And big girls don’t cry
    Don’t cry
    Don’t cry
    Don’t cry

    The path that I’m walking
    I must go alone
    I must take the baby steps til I’m full grown full grown
    Fairytales don’t always have a happy ending, do they
    And I foresee the dark ahead if I stay

    [CHORUS]
    I hope you know, I hope you know
    That this has nothing to with you
    It’s personal, Myself and I
    We’ve got some straightenin’ out to do
    And I’m gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
    But I’ve got to get a move on with my life
    Its time to be a big girl now
    And big girls don’t cry

    Like the little school mate in the school yard
    We’ll play jacks and uno cards
    Ill be your best friend and you’ll be mine
    Valentine
    Yes you can hold my hand if u want to
    Cause I want to hold yours too
    Well be playmates and lovers and share our secret worlds
    But its time for me to go home
    Its getting late, dark outside
    I need to be with myself and center clarity
    Peace, Serenity

    [CHORUS]
    I hope you know, I hope you know
    That this has nothing to do with you
    It’s personal, Myself and I
    We’ve got some straightenin’ out to do
    And I’m gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
    But I’ve got to get a move on with my life
    Its time to be a big girl now
    And big girls don’t cry
    Don’t cry
    Don’t cry
    Don’t cry
    Da Da Da Da

    Anonymous
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    @escape artist 2036712 wrote:

    i made one up today, goes to the tune of “she’s just a devil woman…..”

    he’s just an alcoholic
    with drinkin on his mind
    beware the alcoholic
    he’s gonna try to suck you dryyyyyyy.

    and man does he ever….

    Anonymous
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    How about “Sober” by Pink? That one is good. 🙂

    Anonymous
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    Pink Floyd – One Slip – all about addiction.
    Pink Floyd – Coming Back to Life – reminds me of first days in recovery
    Duran Duran – Ordinary World – about dealing with life after giving up using
    Against Me! – Thrash Unreal – about an addict/addiction

    Thanks to all who posted before, I was putting together my own mix and stumbled across this site.

    Anonymous
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    i made one up today, goes to the tune of “she’s just a devil woman…..”

    he’s just an alcoholic
    with drinkin on his mind
    beware the alcoholic
    he’s gonna try to suck you dryyyyyyy.

    Anonymous
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    This thread was started in ’04….I’m surpized it survived our
    crashes and upgrades…:)

    AwokenAgain..:wave:
    Welcome to sR

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
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    hi sandbox,

    lets see… a song that i really like (but is not really recovery related although it lifts my spirits) is “Today was a good day” by ice cube. i know! its got some controversial stuff, but i can lay back every day listen to that and remember what a good day its been. ill have to check out the songs youve picked out! too cool!

    hugs,

    dot

    Anonymous
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    I think I am showing my age here. Big Stones fan. Clean & Sober stones fan, now that is something new. LOL

    Rolling Stones – Sister morphine, Coming down again, ventilator Blues, mothers little helper.

    John Lennon – Instant Karma & Cold Turkey

    Cat Stevens – Peace Train

    Anonymous
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    Whiskey Man-molly Hatchet —-that Smell-lynyrd Skynryd Sunday Morning Comin Down-johnny Cash STAY STRONG ted :band

    Anonymous
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    (((((((JANET)))))))I NEEDED THAT! STAY STRONG ted :supercool :band

    Anonymous
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    hey sandbox, cool thred!

    here is a couple songs i just absolutely love, very powerful to me

    -seether- “fine again”

    …this song just reminds me so much of my struggle and the ‘normies’ around me and another good one I like is

    -UPO- “godless”

    thanks, mike

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