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    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
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    maybe its not about alcohol addiction but it is about some addiction and Addiction to anything is BAAD 😀 i love this song without any reason 😉
    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf_hC3fElRo[/YT]

    Anonymous
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    I have not been able to read this entire thread because it’s really long and it’s bedtime, but I wanted to put in my two cents.

    At this point in my sobriety, I kind of prefer songs that I interpret as speaking to my recovery. A few that spring to mind (including sample lyrics):

    Little Wonders – Rob Thomas

    Let it go,
    Let it roll right off your shoulder
    Don’t you know
    The hardest part is over
    Let it in,
    Let your clarity define you
    In the end
    We will only just remember how it feels

    Our lives are made
    In these small hours
    These little wonders,
    These twists & turns of fate
    Time falls away,
    But these small hours,
    These small hours still remain

    Not quite sure what this song is completely about, but when I was trying to get sober, I was literally counting minutes and hours at first. It took me weeks to just string together 24 hours. I used to listen to this song and cry. It just reminded me of surrendering.

    Make it Mine – Jason Mraz

    I keep my life on a heavy rotation
    Requesting that it’s lifting you up, up, up and away
    And over to a table at the Gratitude Cafe

    And I am finally there
    And all the angels they’ll be singing
    Ah la la la, ah la la la
    I la la la la love you

    I just love the line about “a table at the Gratitude Cafe”. 🙂

    Wasted – Carrie Underwood

    Another glass of whiskey but it still don’t kill the pain
    So he stumbles to the sink and pours it down the drain
    He says, “It’s time to be a man and stop living for yesterday
    Gotta face it”

    ‘Cause I don’t wanna spend my life jaded, waiting
    To wake up one day and find
    That I’ve let all these years go by wasted

    Oh I don’t wanna keep on wishing, missing
    The still of the morning, the color of the night
    I ain’t spending no more time wasted

    …He looked in the mirror and his eyes were clear
    For the first time in a while…

    Jesus Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood

    And for the first time in a long time
    She bowed her head to pray
    She said I’m sorry for the way
    I’ve been living my life

    I know I’ve got to change
    So from now on tonight

    Jesus, take the wheel
    Take it from my hands
    Cause I can’t do this on my own

    I’m letting go
    So give me one more chance
    To save me from this road I’m on

    Oh Jesus, take the wheel
    Oh, I’m letting go

    Lessons Learned – Carrie Underwood

    There’s mistakes that I have made,
    Some chances I just threw away,
    Some roads,
    I never should’ve taken,
    Been some signs I didn’t see,
    Hearts that I hurt needlessly,
    Some wounds,
    That I wish I could have one more chance to mend,
    But it don’t make no difference,
    The past can’t be rewritten,
    You get the life you’re given,
    Oh, some pages turned,
    Some bridges burned,
    But there were,
    Lessons learned.

    [Chorus:]
    And every tear that had to fall from my eyes,
    Everyday I wondered how I’d get through the night,
    Every change, life has thrown me,
    I’m thankful, for every break in my heart,
    I’m grateful, for every scar,
    Some pages turned,
    Some bridges burned,
    But there were lessons learned.

    And all the things that break you,
    Are all the things that make you strong,
    You can’t change the past,
    Cause it’s gone,
    And you just gotta move on,
    Because it’s all,
    Lessons learned.

    Anonymous
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    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4XA3ukG0Tw[/YT]

    Anonymous
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    “Amazing” by Aerosmith

    Anonymous
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    Hope I’m not repeating anyone:

    Sober by Tool:

    YouTube – Tool – Sober [hq – fullscreen]

    I will find a centre in you
    I will chew it up and leave
    I will work to elevate you
    Just enough to bring you down

    Anonymous
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    Going through this thread to see if I posted here before I noticed that there are quite a few first time/one time posters in this thread. As much as I love music it just goes to show that music can help your sobriety but it cant “Be” your sobriety.

    That being said here are a couple I like:

    RIP Stevie

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    I remember having this song cranked on my headset and standing in the ocean looking into the sunset/mountains & asking God to help me with this addiction. I had a great feeling of warmth along with the waves at my feet…. man it was nice 😉 “Its been a while” but its getting close for me again /

    :ring

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    Anonymous
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    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8mdq6fzzYM[/YT]

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    Anonymous
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    Jane’s Addiction:

    “Jane Says”

    Jane says
    I’m done with Sergio
    He treats me like a ragdoll
    She hides
    The television
    Says I don’t owe him nothing,
    But if he comes back again
    Tell him to wait right here for me
    Or just
    Try again tomorrow
    I’m gonna kick tomorrow
    Gonna kick tomorrow

    Jane says
    Have you seen my wig around?
    I feel naked without it
    She knows
    They all want her to go
    But that’s O.K. man
    She dont like them anyway
    Jane says
    She’s goin away to spain
    When she gets my money saved
    I’m gonna start tomorrow
    I’m gonna kick tomorrow
    Gonna kick tomorrow

    She gets mad
    Starts to cry
    She takes a swing but
    She cant hit
    She don’t mean no harm
    She just don’t know
    What else to do about it

    Jane goes
    To the store at 8:00
    She walk up on St. Andrews
    She waits
    And gets her dinner there
    She pulls her dinner
    From her pocket
    Jane says
    I’ve never been in love
    I don’t know what it is
    Only knows if someone wants her
    I want them if they want me
    I only know they want me

    She gets mad
    And she starts to cry
    She takes a swing man
    She cant hit!
    She don’t mean no harm
    She just dont know
    What else to do about it

    Jane says
    Jane says

    YouTube – Jane’s Addiction – Jane Says

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