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  • Anonymous
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    YouTube – Pink – Sober (Bimbo Jones Video Edit)
    Pink sober
    I don’t wanna be the girl who laughs the loudest
    Or the girl who never wants to be alone
    I don’t wanna be that call at four o’clock in the morning
    ‘Cause I’m the only one you know in the world that won’t be home

    Aahh, the sun is blinding
    I stayed up again
    Oohh, I am finding
    That’s not the way I want my story to end

    I’m safe
    Up high
    Nothing can touch me
    But why do I feel this party’s over?
    No pain
    Inside
    You’re my protection
    But how do I feel this good sober?

    I don’t wanna be the girl who has to fill the silence…
    The quiet scares me ’cause it screams the truth
    Please don’t tell me that we had that conversation
    When I won’t remember, save your breath, ’cause what’s the use?

    Aahh, the night is calling
    And it whispers to me softly, “come and play”
    Aahh, I am falling
    And if I let myself go, I’m the only one to blame

    I’m safe
    Up high
    Nothing can touch me
    But why do I feel this party’s over?
    No pain
    Inside
    You’re like perfection
    But how do I feel this good sober?

    I’m comin’ down
    Comin’ down
    Comin’ down
    Spinnin’ round
    Spinnin’ round
    Spinnin’ round
    Looking for myself.. Sober

    Comin’ down
    Comin’ down
    Comin’ down
    Spinnin’ round
    Spinnin’ round
    Spinnin’ round
    Looking for myself.. Sober

    When it’s good, then it’s good, it’s so good, ’till it goes bad
    Till you’re trying to find the you that you once had
    I have heard myself cry
    Never again
    Broken down in agony
    And just trying to find a friend

    I’m safe
    Up high
    Nothing can touch me
    But why do I feel this party’s over?
    No pain
    Inside
    You’re like perfection
    But how do I feel this good sober?

    I’m safe
    Up high
    Nothing can touch me
    But why do I feel this party’s over?
    No pain
    Inside
    You’re like perfection
    But how do I feel this good sober?

    How do I feel this good sober?

    Anonymous
    Post count: 33

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    Turn it down so I can’t hear it
    Turn it out so I can’t see it
    It’s just useless to ignore
    We’re going down, you don’t feel it
    Turn it round, you don’t mean it and
    I can’t stand it anymore

    When the whole world sighs
    And it’s making you so deflated

    I’ve got a life
    Though it refuses to shine
    I’ve got a life it aint over (it aint over)
    I’ve got a way
    It’s the only things that’s mine
    All I’m asking for is tenderness
    A little tenderness

    Ooo it’s a cruel place
    You never asked to be here
    Nobody cares and no one’s gonna help you now (hold on)
    It’s dog eat dog the human race
    The only thing they’ll do is hate you (hate you)

    Such a crime to be unkind
    Turn your cheek pretend you’re blind

    I’ve got a life
    Though it refuses to shine
    I’ve got a life it aint over
    It aint over
    I’ve got a way
    It’s the only thing that’s mine
    All I’m asking for is tenderness
    Tenderness

    I’ve got a life
    Though it refuses to shine
    I’ve got a life it aint over
    It aint over
    I’ve got a way
    It’s the only thing that’s mine
    All I’m asking for is tenderness

    Be strong now baby
    Gotta be strong now baby
    Gotta be strong!

    Anonymous
    Post count: 8

    haha ive been thinking of making a cd as well….here are some of the songs ive been interested in putting on one excluding one i have seen already posted (and sorry if any are repeated)

    Not Afraid: Eminem
    Anything from Nikki Sixx:Heroin Diaries album
    Dutch Courage: Spill Canvas *****Amazing lyrics!
    Pillmatic: Gym Class Heroes
    Breaking the habbit: Linkin Park
    Sober: Pink
    Infection: RX Bandits
    Whoops I Od-d: NoFX

    JUst a few I will post more as I remember them

    Anonymous
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    Johnny Cash – hurt

    Every time I hear this song it reminds me that I have Hurt so many people but there is still hope and I can never give up no matter how bad life may seam at times.
    Cyn
    10 months 25 days sober from Drugs
    6 months 25 days sober from Alcohol

    Anonymous
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    Kimya dawson – the beer!!!

    Anonymous
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    Metallica – Sweet Amber

    This song resonates deep in my soul. These are my responses, my interpretations of some select lines from the song:

    “Live your life so you don’t see mine”
    Letting Mother Addiction live her life through mine, as she is the master in disguising the life of an addict and she did not allow everybody else to really see what was going on

    “Ooh then she holds my hand, And I lie to get a smile”
    Mother Addiction took hold of my hand and provided me the strength to put on that fake smile to everybody else in order to uphold my life that was built on a foundation of lies

    “Using what I want, To get what you want”
    Mother Addiction tricked me into feeding her desires with substances, so she could fulfil her destructive plan she had for me

    “Chase the rabbit, fetch the stick. She rolls me over ‘till im sick”
    Mother Addiction played her games with me. She made it all fun and harmless. She played with me when all along I was blind to the fact that my life was spiralling out of control and impacting everybody around me, especially the ones I loved the most

    “She deals in habits, deals in pain. I run away, but I’m back again”Mother Addiction’s only purpose was to deliver her destructive habit, pain and despair. In between times of heavy active addiction, I would get a glimpse of the destruction I was causing to myself and everybody around me and wanted it over. Oh did I want it over! But the nature of Mother Addiction always pounced in times of weakness and ensured I fell back into her evil hands.

    “And she squeezes tighter. I still lie to get a smile”
    Mother Addiction was relentless in ensuring my active addiction got harder, faster, stronger! 1 hit was too many yet 1000 not enough. I was spiralling out of control! “Someone PLEASE F’N HELP ME!” But she always managed to let me portray that fake outer shell so no one would know the real me! The real race I was running! Me, the addict…

    “She holds the pen that spells the end. She traces me and draws me in”
    Mother Addiction had only one plan and this plan would only end in institutions, prison or death. Slowly over time, bit by bit, Mother Addiction would ensure her plan progressed. The end is nigh when the last pieces of the plan are started.

    “Ooh sweet amber. How sweet are you? How sweet does it get? It’s as never as sweet as it seems”
    ‘Sweet Amber’, my metaphor for one’s substance of choice. For me it was the devil itself… ‘meth’. The instant gratification it delivered was the best thing left in life. Talk about washing away all the pain and suffering instantaneously. No need to process any worry, conflict or emotion. What the hell was this thing called ‘emotion’ any way? I only experienced three varying states – “euphoria”, “exhaustion” & “anger”. Life on gear was never better. I sat on top of the world. Invincible. I was THE MAN….until the blind fold was whipped away and I was left standing in the pits of hell facing the harsh truth of reality, staring straight at the life I had destroyed, at the loved ones whom had always come second to my addiction, at the loved ones who I abandoned, abused and scarred. Mother Addiction had lied to me. She cared for nothing but herself. Where is that support she promised? Where is she now? …………………

    Lyrics

    Wash your back so you won’t stab mine
    Get in bed with your own kind
    Live your life so you don’t see mine
    Drape your back so you won’t shine
    Wash your back so you won’t stab mine
    Get in bed with your own kind
    Live your life so you don’t see mine
    Drape your back so you won’t shine

    Ooh then she holds my hand
    And i lie to get a smile
    Ooh then she holds my hand
    And i lie to get a smile

    Using what i want
    To get what you want
    Using what i want
    To get what you want
    Using what i want
    To get what you want
    Using what i want
    To get what you want

    Ooh sweet amber
    How sweet are you?
    How sweet does it get?
    How sweet are you?
    How sweet does it get?

    Chase the rabbit, fetch the stick
    She rolls me over ’till im sick
    She deals in habits, deals in pain
    I run away, but i’m back again
    Chase the rabbit, fetch the stick
    She rolls me over ’till im sick
    She deals in habits, deals in pain
    I run away, but i’m back again

    Ooh then she holds my hand
    And i lie to get a smile
    And she squeezes tighter
    I still lie to get a smile

    Using what i want
    To get what you want
    Using what i want
    To get what you want
    Using what i want
    To get what you want
    Using what i want
    To get what you want

    Ooh sweet amber
    How sweet are you?
    How sweet does it get?
    How sweet are you?
    How sweet does it get?

    She holds the pen that spells the end
    She traces me and draws me in…
    She holds the pen that spells the end
    She traces me and draws me in…

    Ooh sweet amber
    Ooh sweet amber
    How sweet are you?
    How sweet does it get?
    How sweet are you?
    How sweet does it get?

    It’s never as sweet as it seems

    Anonymous
    Post count: 1

    I was going to add ‘Hurt’ , too!

    How about ‘The Morning After the Night Before’ (Steve Miller Band?)
    and
    ‘If You Don’t Start Drinking’ (George Thoroughgood)

    Thanks for all the great ideas!!

    – Sylvie

    Anonymous
    Post count: 2

    FYI: The New SixxAM album : “This is Gonna Hurt” ROCKS!!!

    Anonymous
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    time again- black night
    time again- kenny
    time again- undercover angel
    jughead’s revenge- casey
    pennywise- freebase
    rancid- 7 years down
    rancid- the bottle
    rancid-nihilism
    rancid- rats in the hallway
    nofx- wore out the soles of my party boots
    nofx- quart in session
    nofx- bob
    less than jake- science of selling yourself short
    less than jake- plastic cup politics
    against me!- because of the shame
    fatty phew- yes or no

    Anonymous
    Post count: 9

    Country Song by Seether… this is quite new, but when he said “I keep on thinking that the party’s all over” I had to sit up and listen. To me it seems to be about the struggle, that so-called conversation that we have with our DOC… it keeps telling us that we need it, and we give in, until we realize that we can live without it. It is uncomfortable to be without it sometimes, but we have to do it. Plus the video is great.

    Anonymous
    Post count: 7

    Tim McGraw – just be still

    Anonymous
    Post count: 6

    Some of mine will be repeated I am sure, esp from the beginning of this post but here goes but keep in mind a lot of mine are about addiction not really recovery persay but they have ALL helped me along the way

    First and foremost : ANYTHING that was done by the original Alice in Chains when Layne was still around. Amazing.
    Skinny Puppy – Love in Vein
    Neil Young – Tonight’s the night
    Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers
    Social Distortion – Mainliner
    Velvet Underground – Heroin
    Guns N Roses – Mr. Brownstone
    John Lennon – Cold Turkey
    Placebo – My sweet prince
    Lou Reed – Perfect Day
    Mad Season – Wake Up
    Nick Cave – Into my arms
    James Brown – King Heroin
    A perfect circle – weak and powerless
    Seether – Fine again
    Everclear – Heroin Girl (not like the actual song much but the lyrics remind me something my ex bf would cling to with thoughts of me…)
    Nine Inch Nails – Hurt (johnny cash sings it good as well)
    Dream Theater – The mirror

    By the song titles I am sure you tell what my DOC is/was…I have very eclectic taste in music but this is only a very small list that I thought I’d share!

    -Jess

    Anonymous
    Post count: 11

    Standing – VNV Nation

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk4gZEAmOLk

    To Be Alive Again – Journey

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brsTizEVGHQ

    Ever Since The World Began – Survivor

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-YMNWbm5E8

    Anonymous
    Post count: 8

    Great thread!

    I am just now paying attention to some of these lyric

    Anonymous
    Post count: 6

    Another EMINEM fan here! Recovery album I can honestly say played a huge part in my recovery. I listened to it alot and could relate to many of the songs what was happening in my life including bad relationships, children, addiction, changing and general eff you songs lol.

    Here is just the chorus from ‘Not Afraid’:

    I’m not afraid to take a stand
    Everybody come take my hand
    We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
    Whatever weather, cold or warm
    Just let you know that, you’re not alone
    Holla if you feel that you’ve been down the same road

    LOVE IT!!!!

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