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  • Anonymous
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    “Got to give it Up” by Thin Lizzy

    this one really captures the desperation of a person very near the bottom

    Anonymous
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    @marty888 2356233 wrote:

    This may have been mentioned but I love Joe Walsh One day at a time
    YouTube – One Day At A Time

    class.

    i have one but maybe not recovery track.

    when im feeling tired or down and need some motivation.

    stick on “whole lotta rosie” by ac/dc……..

    :hail:……..now thats a band.

    Anonymous
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    This may have been mentioned but I love Joe Walsh One day at a time
    YouTube – One Day At A Time

    Anonymous
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    Great Thread!

    Here is one from Aimee Mann called Phoenix.

    Got out of Phoenix, just in time
    A box of kleenex, for the ride
    The tumbleweeds said, their goodbyes
    To javelinas and DUIs

    I don’t want to abandon you but baby I’ve had my fill
    You love me like a dollar bill
    You roll me up and trade me in
    And if you had the chance you will
    And if you get the chance again

    It’s hard to know when to cut and run
    You balance heartache with your fun
    And when the scales tip, you know you’re done

    I don’t want to abandon you but baby I’ve had my fill
    You love me like a dollar bill
    You roll me up and trade me in
    And if you had the chance you will
    And if you get the chance again

    Cos I know love doesn’t change anything at all
    I know love doesn’t change a thing

    I wanted to believe in you and baby I believe it still
    Baby I’ve just had my fill
    You love me like a dollar bill
    You roll me up and trade me in
    And if you have the chance you will
    And if you get the chance again
    I know you’ll do the best you can

    But baby love doesn’t chage anything at all
    I know love doesn’t change a thing

    Anonymous
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    There are a few I know that I don’t think I saw yet: Perfect Circle – Gravity; Korn -Coming Undone; Godsmack – Shinedown; Styx – Snowblind; Shinedown – Save Me. These are all addiction ones. I know a few recovery ones: I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff; Incubus – Dig; Live – Pain Lies on the Riverside; Syntax – Bliss (Long Version); Incubus – Drive. Will post more when I remember them. I hope these are of use to someone! Please e-mail me if you’d like the lyrics to any of them.

    Anonymous
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    This is an awesome thread, some of these are more advocating drugs then anything though lol. Some of these songs would trigger some ppl I think.

    Anonymous
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    On this one, and then as I was scrolling through, I see I already did a couple of years ago (AARGHH! Hope it’s not Alzheimer’s!).

    So I’m back, a little older and a little fartier (but still clean and sober, 29 big ones in a few days), so I’ll add a couple . . . For those who survived the 60’s even though they inhaled . . .

    The first is that ol’ ho’gut lament, House of the Rising Sun, done by various artists including Bob Dylan and Woodie Guthrie, but Eric Burdon retired the trophy on that one (saw him on PBS the other night, and the #1 Animal appears to be surviving):

    And the only thing a gambler needs is a suitcase and a trunk,
    And the only time he’s satisfied is when he’s on a drunk.

    Speaking of Dylan, there’s Subterranean Homesick Blues and Mr. Tambourine Man, rendered platinum by Roger McGuinn and David Crosby with the Byrds (who also did Eight Miles High; can’t forget that one). Dylan put those two on the flip sides of the Bringing It All Back Home album, and I’m pretty sure there’s a message there . . .

    And there’s another John Prine piece that’s missing so far, “Sam Stone”:

    Sam Stone came home to his wife and family,
    After serving in a conflict overseas.
    And the time that he served had shattered all his nerves,
    And left a little shrapnel is his knee.
    But the morphine eased the pain,
    And the grass grew round his brain,
    And gave him all the confidence he lacked,
    With a Purple Heart and a monkey on his back.

    (chorus)

    There’s a hole in Daddy’s arm where all the money goes,
    And Jesus Christ died for nothing I suppose.
    Little pitchers have big ears; can’t stop to count the tears,
    And sweet songs never last too long on broken radios

    Hmm. I see somebody is trying to claim Puff the Magic Dragon is about some early Stone Age pot smokers, but I heard it from Peter Yarrow’s lips himself (along with hearing him sing it on three different occasions) that it’s just a nice little kids’ ballad . . . I think I believe him . . .

    Not every song is about dope, there folks, and the longer you’re in recovery, the more you realize a lot of the world gets along without it just fine…

    Anonymous
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    I like a new song by Matisyahu called So high So low, it reminds me of recovery

    Anonymous
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    wonder if anyone posted… Dr Feelgood – Motley Crue, 6 months(?) and Beautiful Disaster (makes me cry) by Kelly Clarkson, and Sober by Pink. I didnt see them on the pages i go to.

    Anonymous
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    Addiction in the country:

    Todd Snider – Waco Moon
    Levon Helms – One More Shot
    Amazing Rhythm Aces – Amazing Grace (Used To Be Her Favorite Song)
    Bob Dylan – Moonshiner (Bootleg Series 1961-1991)
    John Prine – Sam Stone

    Addiction in the city of rock:

    Judas Priest – Victim Of Changes
    Rocket From The Tomb – Ain’t It Fun
    Savatage – Handful Of Rain
    Country Joe and the Fish – Crystal Blues
    Ozzy – Demon Alcohol
    Husker Du – When Pink Turns To Blue
    Neil Young – Cocaine Eyes, The Old Laughing Lady, Tonight’s the Night, No More
    Thin Lizzy – Opium Trail
    Anathema – Cries On The Wind
    Waxies Dargle – Cod Liver Oil/Coolies

    Songs I associate with addiction:

    The Stone Coyotes – Train To Nowhere
    Fleetwood Mac – I’m So Afraid (The Dance)
    Grand Funk Railroad – I’m Your Captain
    Pink Floyd – One Of These Days (I’m going to cut you into little pieces)

    Songs of Hope:

    Ralph Stanley and Vern Gosdin – Way Down Deep
    Uriah Heep – Easy Livin’

    Anonymous
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    Van Morrison’s latest album Keep It Simple

    Amazing songs with experience, strength, and hope!

    Anonymous
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    One Day At A Time-The Eagles a bunch of them are in recovery

    Anonymous
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    This song has always made me cry since I was a little kid because it reminded me of my older sister who is an addict. It’s a great song though.

    “Lullaby” Shawn Mullins

    she grew up with
    the children of the stars
    in the hollywood hills and the boulevard
    her parents threw big parties
    everyone was there
    they hung out with folks like
    dennis hopper, bob seeger, sonny and cher

    now, she feels safe
    in this bar on fairfax
    and from the stage I can tell that
    she can’t let go and she can’t relax
    and just before
    she hangs her head to cry
    I sing to her a lullaby, I sing

    everything’s gonna be all right
    rockabye, rockabye
    everything’s gonna be all right
    rockabye, rockabye
    rockabye

    she still lives with her mom
    outside the city
    down that street about a half a mile
    and all her friends tell her
    she’s so pretty
    but she’d be a whole lot prettier
    if she smiled once in a while
    `cause even her smile
    looks like a frown
    she’s seen her share of devils
    in this angel town

    But, everything’s gonna be all right
    rockabye, rockabye
    everything’s gonna be all right
    rockabye, rockabye
    rockabye

    I told her I ain’t so sure
    about this place
    it’s hard to play a gig in this town
    and keep a straight face
    seems like everyone here’s got a plan
    it’s kind of like nashville with a tan, but,

    everything’s gonna be all right
    rockabye, rockabye
    everything’s gonna be all right
    rockabye, rockabye

    everything’s gonna be all right
    rockabye, rockabye
    everything’s gonna be all right
    rockabye, rockabye,rockabye, bye, bye
    bye, bye

    Anonymous
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    Hatebreed-“Below the Bottom”

    Half dead. you trod through life
    So dependent, a shell of man
    Pitiful, you let your vices tell your fate
    Follower of the blind, you have nothing
    My empathy has turned to rage
    My pity has turned to hatred
    In selfishness, you’ve sunken to the depths
    How much lower can you go?

    All virtue decayed, now a memory
    So many0 friendships lost
    Only Enemies
    Shame I feel for you, Pain I feel for you
    To cleanse yourself, you’ve got to let go

    Are you alone now?
    Are you not what you’ve become?
    I want to give you the strength to overcome
    The strength to reject those who have brought you down

    Take a look, take a look at yourself
    What do you see,What have you become?
    You’ve gone below the bottom

    You’ve taken their lies as your own
    Tried to justify your own hipocrisy
    You bear the mark of consequence
    You’ve lied to yourself, you’ve lied to me
    You’v betrayed your own soul
    Sacrificed all you were
    In selfishness you’ve sunken to the depths
    How much lower can you go?

    All virtue decayed, now a memory
    So many0 friendships lost
    Only Enemies
    Shame I feel for you, Pain I feel for you
    To cleanse yourself, you’ve got to let go

    Are you not alon now?
    Are you not what you’ve become?
    I want to give you the strength to overcome
    The strength to reject those who have brought you down

    Take a look, take a look at yourself
    What do you see,What have you become?
    You’ve gone below the bottom

    Anonymous
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    Weak and Powerless by A Perfect Circle

    Tilling my own grave to keep me level
    Jam another dragon down the hole
    Digging to the rhythm and the echo of a solitary siren
    One that pushes me along and leaves me so

    Desperate and ravenous,
    So weak and powerless over you

    Someone feed the monkey while I dig in search of China
    White as Dracula as I approach the bottom

    Desperate and ravenous,
    So weak and powerless over you

    Little angel go away
    Come again some other day
    The devil has my ear today
    I’ll never hear a word you say
    Promised I would find a little solace
    And some peace of mind
    Whatever just as long as I don’t feel so

    Desperate and ravenous,
    So weak and powerless

    Desperate and ravenous,
    So weak and powerless
    Over you

    The name of the album is “Thirteenth Step” for crying out loud. I swear half the songs Maynard Keenan (The vocalist for APC and Tool) writes are about addiction.

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