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  • Anonymous
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    Man I love this thread. :MusBand:

    Anonymous
    Post count: 13

    The Drugs Don’t Work: Verve
    Sonnet: Verve
    Weeping Willow: Verve

    Born Again: Richard Ashcroft and the United Nations of Sound
    Let My Soul Rest: Richard Ashcroft and the UNOS This Thing Called Life: see above
    Glory: see above

    Break the Night with Colour: Richard Ashcroft solo

    The Verve and Richard Ascroft our great therapy and can help you get through the rough times.:lala

    Anonymous
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    Alkaline Trio – “Blue in the Face”
    It’s about time that I came clean with you
    I’m no longer fine, I’m no longer running smooth
    I thought that I found myself under something new
    Just one more line I repeat over and over again
    ‘Till I’m blue in the face with a choking regret
    Because I talk in circles ’round you on my bed
    Can’t say I blame you one bit when you kept it all inside
    When you left that night
    It’s about time that you got sick of me
    No longer fun, and so far from interesting
    I thought that I found me a cure for feeling old
    Just one more line to keep me sleeping loudly and cold
    In disgraced with a shameful regret
    As I talk in tongues to myself in my bed
    Can’t say I blame you one bit when you kept it all inside
    When you left that night
    And all that followed fell like mercury to hell
    Somehow we lost our heads for the last time
    And all that followed fell like mercury to hell
    Somehow we lost our heads for the last time
    And I don’t dream since I quit sleeping
    And I haven’t slept since I met you
    And you can’t breathe without coughing at daytime
    And neither can I
    So what do you say?
    Your coffin, or mine?

    Matt Skiba “Good F*cking Bye”

    So you broke down, trying to leave town
    I broke down crying on your return
    You left me feeling hopefull
    I’ll never see your face again
    Your made for a bad lover’s liver
    You stole all the covers and busted my head
    You made me such an as*hole
    I wish we’d never met
    I’m tired of being bored
    I’m through with the headaches
    Hiding my hands that tremble like earthquakes
    Under the table, under the daytime sky
    Good-f*cking-bye

    And when you lose hope
    It’s hard to cope
    Watching the tyranny with sober eyes
    The daybreak and sunset
    All hours in between are spent murdering time
    You made for a bad lover’s liver
    You stole all the covers and ****** up my head
    You made me such an as*hole
    I wish we’d never met
    I’m tired of being bored
    I’m through with the headaches
    Hideing my hands that tremble like earthquakes
    Under the table, under the daytime sky
    Good-f*cking-bye
    Good-f*cking-bye
    Good-f*cking-bye

    Anonymous
    Post count: 10

    @ManicPanic 2650446 wrote:

    Was introduced to this song in rehab by an employee there, love it, beautiful song.

    Joan Osborne
    Crazy Baby

    Don’t put out the light, the light,
    the light, the light, the light,
    the light, the light, the light,
    the light, the light

    Relish is one of my favourite albums! I feel like people wrote her off because of the over-popularity of One of Us. The album is actually very bluesy, not so much pop-y. Crazy Baby was a great song. St.Theresa is another song about addiction on the record.

    Anonymous
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    The modern leper by frightened rabbit

    A cripple walks amongst you
    All you tired human beings
    He’s got all the things a cripple has
    Not working arms and legs
    And vital parts fall from his system
    And dissolve in Scottish rain
    Vitally he doesn’t miss them
    He’s too effed up to care
    Well, is that you in front of me?
    Coming back for even more of exactly the same
    You must be a masochist to love a modern leper
    On his last leg
    On his last leg
    Well, I crippled your heart a hundred times
    And still can’t work out why
    You see, I’ve got this disease I can’t shake
    And I’m just rattling through life
    Well, this is how we do things now
    Yeah, this is how the modern stay scared
    So I cut out all the good stuff
    Yeah, I cut off my foot to spite my leg
    Well, is that you in front of me?
    Coming back for even more of exactly the same
    You must be a masochist to love a modern leper
    On his last leg
    Well, I am ill
    But I’m not dead
    And I don’t know which of those I prefer
    Because that limb which I have lost
    Well, it was the only thing holding me up
    Holding me up
    Well, I’m lying on the ground now
    Walking through the only door
    Well, I have lost my eyesight
    Like I said I would
    But I still know
    And that is you in front of me
    And you are back for even more of exactly the same
    Well, are you a masochist to love a modern leper
    On his last leg
    And you are not ill
    And I’m not dead
    Doesn’t that make us the perfect pair?
    Just you and me
    We’ll start again
    And you can tell me all about what you did today
    What you did today

    Anonymous
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    Fleet Foxes- He Doesn’t know why

    Penniless and tired, with your hair grown long
    I was looking at you there and your face looked wrong
    Memory is a fickle siren song
    I didn’t understand

    In the gentle light as the morning nears
    You don’t say a single word of the last two years
    Where you were when you reached the frontier
    I didn’t understand, no

    See your rugged hands and a silver knife
    Twenty dollars in your hand makes you hold so tight
    All the evidence of your vagrant life
    My brother you were gone.

    And you will try to do what you did before
    Pull the wool over your eyes
    For a week or more
    Let your family take you back to your original mind

    There’s nothing I can do
    There’s nothing I can do
    There’s nothing I can say
    There’s nothing I can say
    I can say

    Anonymous
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    Modest Mouse- The good times are killing me

    The good times are killing me
    Here we go
    Got dirt, got air, got water
    And I know you can carry on
    Shrug off short-sighted false excitement
    And oh, what can I say?
    Have one, have twenty more “one more”s
    And oh, it does not relent
    The good times are killing me
    Kick butt buzz-cut dickheads who didn’t like what I said
    The good times are killing me
    Jaws clenched tight we talked all night
    Oh, but what the hell did we say?
    The good times are killing me
    The good times are killing me
    The good times are killing me
    Fed up with all that LSD
    Need more sleep than coke or methamphetamines
    Late nights with warm, warm whiskey
    I guess the good times they were all just killing me
    Got dirt, got air, got water
    And I know you can carry on
    The good times are killing me
    Enough hair of the dog to make myself an entire rug
    The good times are killing me
    Have one, have twenty more “one more”s
    And oh, it does not relent
    The good times are killing me
    ****-kicker city slickers who all wanted me dead
    The good times are killing me
    Get sucked in and stuck in late nights
    With more folks I don’t know
    The good times are killing me
    The good times are killing me
    The good times are killing me
    The good times are killing me
    The good times are killing me
    The good times are killing me
    The good times are killing me
    The good times are killing me
    The good times are killing me

    Anonymous
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    Interpol- Rest my chemistry

    I haven’t slept for two days
    I’ve bathed in nothing but sweat
    And I’ve made hallways
    Scenes for things to regret
    My friends they come
    And the lines they go by
    Tonight I’m gonna rest my chemistry
    Tonight I’m gonna rest my chemistry

    I live my life filled with no pain
    Just some rage and three kinds of yes
    And I’ve made stairways
    Such scenes for things that I regret
    Oh, those days in the sun
    They bring a tear to my eye
    Tonight I’m gonna rest my chemistry
    Tonight I’m gonna rest my chemistry

    But you’re so young
    You’re so young
    You look in my eyes
    You’re so young, so sweet, so surprised

    I see a sign, it says �okay�
    Gotta take a ride, just recline in the faraway
    Got to take some time to realize
    That my friends they come
    And the lines they go by
    Tonight I’m gonna rest my chemistry
    Tonight I’m gonna rest my chemistry

    But you’re so young
    You’re so young
    You look in my eyes
    You’re so young, so sweet, so surprised
    You look so young
    Like a daisy in my lazy eyes

    So tonight I’m gonna rest my chemistry
    Tonight I’m gonna rest my chemistry
    Tonight I’m gonna rest my chemistry
    Tonight I’m gonna rest my chemistry

    Anonymous
    Post count: 9

    Julian Plenti ( lead singer of interpol’s solo project) -Only if you run

    I’ve had my frustrations about the pains of daily life
    I’ve tasted degradation and found the lace and candle light
    But we have the weights, we have the measures of our days and nights
    I’ve had my frustrations, but now, I’ve found my place

    And you will make it
    But only if you run

    These lonely dedications I’ve found, they bring me peace and light
    When three-fold applications of doubt surround my fate, you might say
    We have the weights, we have to wage an assault on what it is
    ‘Cause harmless medications abound, and you’re not sick

    You will make it
    But only if you run

    Surprise
    Surprise
    Surprise
    Surprise

    You will make it
    But only if you run

    Anonymous
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    Welllll . . . I went through the whole thread.

    I wanted to post a few titles that nobody else has mentioned. There were many of your entries I mentally gave a nod to, but I didn’t want to make any duplicates no matter how much I liked the song.

    I’ve also not posted lyrics. You guys will find those if you’re curious.

    These are songs about (my) addiction:

    Blaze’s Blues by Townes Van Zandt (Notes: I think no list like this is complete without a Townes Van Zandt song or two. I picked this one because it sounds like me talking BS when I used to get drunk.)

    Fall off the Wagon by 44 Long (Notes: This is what my alcoholism felt like. Here is a You Tube video featuring the song as a tribute to Jim Morrison.)

    Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode (Notes: This song, to me, is all about addiction and what it feels like. The intoxicant pretty much became my personal Jesus, and that was hard to let go of.)

    These are songs about (my) recovery:

    Colorful by The Verve Pipe (Notes: I think it’s a love song, but I like the part where he talks about “this loser’s living fortunate.”)

    I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You by Colin Hay (Notes: Again, I think this is probably a love song, but I took other stuff from it. He’s talking about the aftermath of a breakup and how he’s coping. And that’s what recovery is like for me.)

    The World I Know by Collective Soul (Notes: This reminds me of recovery because he’s talking about looking at the world as though he’s not a part of it. Recovery for me has been a bit about learning to view the world again, taking into consideration how I fit into it.)

    Amsterdam by Coldplay (Notes: This song makes me cry every time I hear it. It’s about both my addiction and my recovery. It’s about being at that precipice, the place where I decided I had to quit or die.)

    Midnight Rider by The Allman Brothers (Notes: This might seem like it doesn’t work, but it’s the words “And the road goes on forever” that make it work for me.)

    And that’s my contribution. I am not sure why I wanted to share so much, but I’m glad I did.

    Anonymous
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    Just one more addition that I don’t think I saw in the posts:

    “Times of Trouble” by Temple of the Dog

    Anonymous
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    Sunday Morning Sidewalk By The Infamous Johnny Cash!!

    All time fav!

    Love Pancake xo

    Anonymous
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    The Death of Me by City and Colour, seriously if you don’t even listen to the song just read these lyrics it’s awesome

    Do I have nothing good left to say?
    Do I need whiskey to start fueling my complaints?
    People love to drink their troubles away.
    Sometimes I feel that I’d be better off that way.

    ‘Cause maybe then I could sleep at night.
    I wouldn’t lie awake until the morning light.
    This is something that I’ll never control.
    My nerves will be the death of me, I know.
    I know, I know.

    So here’s to living life miserable.
    And here’s to all the lonely stories that I’ve told.
    Maybe drinking wine will validate my sorrow.
    Every man needs a muse and mine could be the bottle.

    Maybe then I could sleep at night.
    I wouldn’t lie awake until the morning light.
    This is something that I’ll never control.
    My nerves will be the death of me, I know.

    Finally, I could hope for a better day.
    No longer holding on to all the things that cloud my mind.
    Maybe then the weight of the world wouldn’t seem so heavy.
    But then again I’ll probably always feel this way.

    At least I know I’ll never sleep at night. (Sleep at night)
    I’ll always lie awake until the morning light. (Til the morning light)
    This is something that I’ll never control.
    My nerves will be the death of me.
    My nerves will be the death of me.

    Anonymous
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    Love K’s Choice ‘not an addict’ — makes me well up with tears evrytime I hear it in the car with my wife in the passenger seat. I used to think ‘if she only knew how it is….”

    Anonymous
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    Here is a couple more:

    Cold–The Day Seattle Died–About the deaths of Layne Staley of Alice In Chains and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana

    Bullet For My Valentine—The Last Fight–The acoustic version is better

    Sixx AM–Accidents Can Happen

    I have a bunch more and as I weed them out of the 10,000 songs on my computer I will post them up here

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