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    The Needle and the damage Done – Neil Young

    Anonymous
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    Thank you best.
    This thread would not have been complete without Chumbawamba.
    :band
    Peace,
    Gabe

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    I just had to throw this in too – having a 6yr old daughter and listening to disney music, this song has brought on a whole new meaning since I sobered up. LOL

    The Bare Necessities

    Look for the bare necessities
    The simple bare necessities
    Forget about your worries and your strife
    I mean the bare necessities
    Old Mother Nature’s recipes
    That brings the bare necessities of life

    Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
    I couldn’t be fonder of my big home
    The bees are buzzin’ in the tree
    To make some honey just for me
    When you look under the rocks and plants
    And take a glance at the fancy ants
    Then maybe try a few

    The bare necessities of life will come to you
    They’ll come to you!

    Look for the bare necessities
    The simple bare necessities
    Forget about your worries and your strife
    I mean the bare necessities
    That’s why a bear can rest at ease
    With just the bare necessities of life

    Now when you pick a pawpaw
    Or a prickly pear
    And you prick a raw paw
    Next time beware
    Don’t pick the prickly pear by the paw
    When you pick a pear
    Try to use the claw
    But you don’t need to use the claw
    When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw
    Have I given you a clue ?

    The bare necessities of life will come to you
    They’ll come to you!

    So just try and relax, yeah cool it
    Fall apart in my backyard
    ‘Cause let me tell you something little britches
    If you act like that bee acts, uh uh
    You’re working too hard

    And don’t spend your time lookin’ around
    For something you want that can’t be found
    When you find out you can live without it
    And go along not thinkin’ about it
    I’ll tell you something true

    The bare necessities of life will come to you

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    Sister Morphine Stones Rock On

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    “Waiting around to die”
    by Townes Van Zandt

    Sometimes I don’t know where
    this dirty road is taking me
    sometimes I can’t even see the reason why
    I guess I keep a-gamblin’
    lots of booze and lots of ramblin’
    it’s easier than just waitin’ around to die

    One time, friends, I had a ma
    I even had a pa
    he beat her with a belt once ’cause she cried
    She told him to take care of me
    headed down to Tennessee
    it’s easier than just waitin’ around to die

    I came of age and I found a girl
    in a Tuscaloosa bar
    She cleaned me out and hit in on the sly
    I tried to kill the pain, bought some wine
    and hopped a train
    seemed easier than just waitin’ around to die

    A friend said he knew
    where some easy money was
    we robbed a man, and brother did we fly
    the posse caught up with me
    and drug me back to Muskogee
    it’s two long years I’ve been waitin’ around to die

    Now I’m out of prison
    I got me a friend at last
    he don’t drink or steal or cheat or lie
    His name’s Codine
    he’s the nicest thing I’ve seen
    together we’re gonna wait around and die
    together we’re gonna wait around and die

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    No more-by Neil Young
    Running to Stand Still-by U2
    Through With Buzz-by Steely Dan
    Heroin-by Lou Reed
    How You Gonna See Me Now-by Alice Cooper
    Suicide Solution-by Ozzy
    The Pusher-by Steppenwolf

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    I know what you mean.For some Reason “Go ask Alice” makes me wanna do bong hits.Go figure huh?

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    I don’t have a problem cept for the tear jerking country music. Living in a rural area, that’s all they played on the jukebox around the bars.

    Listen to Kenny G , David Sanborn or George Benson. There’s a lot of good jazz to listen to that’ll lift your spirits w/o reminding any one of drinking and drugging

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    Hey How bout Warrant Burning bridges it’s on Dog eat Dog, Alice in Chains Jar of flies- Rotten Apple and I belive it’s the 4th song but can’t remember the name, it used to be my bedtime music. Eagles- Life in the Fast lane Incubus Drive That one has always motivated me to take charge of my own life.

    Hang in there
    Valkeryheart

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    I didn’t see this posted, but then maybe I can’t read (which wouldn’t surprise me at this point.) ~ Kelly

    That’s Why I’m Here
    Kenny Chesney

    No I ain’t had nothing to drink
    I knew that’s probably what you’d think
    If I dropped by this time of night
    Remember way back when
    I promised you I’d drop in
    At one of those meetings down at the Y

    Well, they started talkin’ bout steps you take
    Mistakes you make
    The hearts you break
    And the price you pay
    I almost walked away

    You could hear a pin drop
    When this old man
    Stood up and said I’m gonna’ say it again
    Like I do every week
    For those who don’t know me

    It’s the simple things in life
    Like the kids at home and a loving wife
    That you miss the most, when you lose control
    And everything you love starts to disappear
    The devil takes your hand and says no fear
    Have another shot, just one more beer
    Yah, I’ve been there, that’s why I’m here

    This ole boy stood up in the aisle
    Said he’d been living a life of denial
    And he cried as he talked about wasted years
    I couldn’t believe what I heard
    It was my life word for word
    And all of the sudden it was clear

    It’s the simple things in life
    Like the kids at home and a loving wife
    That you miss the most, when you lose control
    And everything you love starts to disappear
    The devil takes your hand and says no fear
    Have another shot, just one more beer
    Yah, I’ve been there, that’s why I’m here

    I know for us it may be too late
    But it would mean the world to me
    If you were there when I stand to say
    It’s the simple things in life
    Like the kids at home and a loving wife
    That you miss the most, when you lose control
    And everything you love starts to disappear
    The devil takes your hand and says no fear
    Have another shot, just one more beer
    Yah, I’ve been there, that’s why I’m here
    Oh, I’ve been there, that’s why I’m here

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    “Thanks to Calvary” by George Younce and The Cathedrals
    “The God in the Mountain” by Lynda Randall
    “Why Me, Lord” by Kris Kristofferson
    “One Day At a Time” by many
    “Turn This Wine Into Water” by T. Grahm Brown
    “The Next Right Thing” also by T. Grahm Brown
    “How Great Thou Art” by George Beverly Shea
    “Mary, Did You Know” by Mark Lowrey

    BubbaBob

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    Go buy Mad Caddies Just One More. There’s a few songs on there that I’ve been listening to over and over. They’re the only band that I have ever felt got it.

    Examples:
    Last Breath:

    Still awake on a winters day
    skies are gray and it’s cold
    Smoke signals from my last cigarette
    Lets me know that it’s finally getting old
    Everybody hates me for the night before
    The man you saw wasn’t me
    And now there’s blood upon the bathroom floor
    I’ve got a disease

    Wait a while all I need is a friend
    Come on stay a while won’t you please understand

    I’m ****** up with nothing ahead by the end
    I know that I’ll never get sober
    And I’m fed up with this miserable life after death
    I know that I’ve taken my last breath

    Memories of how it used to be
    Painted thick on my walls
    Cold illusions pumping through my veins
    Felt them there but I didn’t hear them call
    Washed away all my darkest fears
    Shoved them down to my soul
    I keep them aged llike a vintage wine
    I’m sure they’ll come out when they’re ready to go

    Drinking For 11:

    Drinking for eleven, that’s just what i do,
    When i’m not with you,
    My heart goes to bed

    End of the bar, that’s just where i’ll be,
    Don’t try and come find me
    Cause i’m already dead

    With one eye tied upon the open road
    I feel your presence and i can’t let it go
    It moves so slowly as it creeps into my mind,
    Steals every breath i hav and leaves my heart behind

    Wanna know what you’re feeling if your feeling alone
    I wanna hear if you still care
    The last time i remember you was the last time i wasn’t scared

    When the nights start fading and the mornin’ arrives
    I wanna still feel you around
    Will you creep into my head again and pick me up off the ground
    Once more and tell mewhat you’re fighting for

    Gotta try gotta try for tomorrow
    When you can’t see through to day
    There’s nowhere left to stay

    Sometimes i feel like im out here all alone
    Just one in million stuck with no place left to go

    The fear steps up to me with every move that i make
    Following close behind my soul it wants to take

    Day by Day:

    My situation brings me down
    Boredom wraps it’s arms around me
    My inhibitions were thrown out the door so long ago
    Now I sit here and I can’t breathe

    I feel I’m going nowhere fast
    I ask myself how long this is gonna last

    So I go day by day
    And it feels the same way
    Laugh at all the jokes I’ve heard before
    On and on I turn the same page
    Drunk and lying passed out the floor
    What for

    These complications have been here for so long
    I don’t think they’re ever gonna leave
    Tired of dealing with motivation
    Stagnant as the water that I’m gonna drown my head in
    Soon you’ll see

    The reason the season
    Locked up inside I’m screaming
    I’m trying defying everything that wasn’t right
    To get ou of here

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    Well, I see Johnny Cash was mentioned, but the best two he did were written by others . . .

    Kristofferson wrote “Sunday Morning Coming Down” . . .

    Well I woke up Sunday morning,
    With no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt.
    And the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad,
    So I had one more for dessert.
    * * * * **
    ‘Cos there’s something in a Sunday,
    Makes a body feel alone.
    And there’s nothin’ short of dyin’,
    Half as lonesome as the sound,
    On the sleepin’ city sidewalks:
    Sunday mornin’ comin’ down.

    And that ode to the ol’ low bottom cowboy, “Ghost Riders in the Sky” . . . Written by Stan Jones in 1948…

    http://www.homestead.com/deenotes/ghost.html

    The riders rode on by him, and he heard one call his name
    “If you want to save your soul from hell a ridin’ on our range
    Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride,
    A-trying to catch the devil’s herd across these endless skies.”
    Yippee yi yay, yippee yi yo. the ghost riders in the sky.

    I’ve got a secret version of that one in my “Dry Drunk First Aid Kit.”

    And finally, let us not forget Brother Brian . . . Wilson, that is, same last name as Bill, and the Beach Boys’ “The Sloop John B.” Never been seasick, but this one brings back memories . . .

    The first mate he got drunk
    And broke in the capn’s trunk
    The constable had to come and take him away
    Sheriff john stone
    Why dont you leave me alone, yeah yeah
    Well I feel so broke up I wanna go home

    I always wonder if John B stood for John Barleycorn . . .

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    Hank Williams – Lost Highway
    Hank Jr. Family Tradition
    B.B. King – When Love Comes to Town
    Warren Zevon – Carmelita
    Johnny Cash – Cocaine Blues

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    I love Dustin Kensrue’s cover of this song. (even though it makes me cry)

    Blood and Wine

    I’ve been with Sally
    I’ve been with Sue
    I’ve been with Cindy and her sister too.
    Now I’m tryin’ to settle down,
    Start a familyl wiith that cute little Kim.
    But now that I’ve tasted blood,
    Now this wine tastes too thin

    I’ve got a needle, don’t be alarmed.
    It shoots streams of lovely things into my arm.
    Well I’d sell my own mother for some sweet heroin.
    Oh, now that I’ve tasted blood,
    Now this wine seems too thin

    Sometimes the white coats; They hide black hearts.
    We learn to sugar coat the same black guards.
    If you headline the gold
    I’ll cure richness sin.
    Oh, now that I’ve tasted blood,
    Now this wine seems too thin

    Oh, well I walked in the bank
    And I pulled out my gun.
    You should’ve seen those people scream and run.
    I used to make an honest buck;
    How can I go back to that again?
    Oh, now that I’ve tasted blood,
    Now this wine seems too thin.

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