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  • Anonymous
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    Great thread…not sure if this one has been mentioned already, but this is my favorite song regarding addiction and in general, one of my all time favorites songs period…

    ‘Cheating At Solitaire’ by Mike Ness

    You can lie to yourself, you can lie to the world
    You can lie to the one you call your girl
    You can humble yourself to the hearts that you stole
    Wondering who’s gonna love you when you grow old?
    With a fistful of courage and a heart full of rage
    I realized I’d locked myself in a cage
    I’ll be the one standing there with the watery eyes
    I’ll be the fool in the mirror asking you whyasking why
    When I got to the end of my dirty rainbow
    And I found that there was no pot of gold
    Well, I learned that I was empty and not quite as strong
    For I had robbed my heart and cheated my soul
    Look for the one with the watery eyes
    I’ll be the fool in the mirror asking you why
    Cursing lovers in a warm tender embrace
    Scoffing at the world and the whole human race

    You can run, you can hide
    You can feed your foolish pride
    With the hearts that you stole
    And an empty pot of gold
    And the lover’s warm embrace
    And the whole damned human race
    You can use and abuse
    In the end you’ll always lose at the game
    …for I cheated myself at solitaire.

    Anonymous
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    Van Nuys – Sixx AM

    About porn addiction, sex addiction, and drug addiction.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0q_VGacfNk

    Anonymous
    Post count: 11

    Arena – VNV Nation

    Before me plays the endless film
    Relentless splinters I recall
    Each living thing breathes life
    Only sentiment remains
    To liquid born, from patterns formed
    The sand descends with blind intent
    Where the river takes me will in time be revealed

    I cannot turn my feelings down
    Beyond my means to turn my thoughts around
    Expressed in every word I will ever speak
    Brighter than all the stars combined
    More than the waters, earth and sky
    All that I wish and all that I dream

    Above the waves with my hands raised
    Dare the wind, lay claim to me
    Knowing somehow none could take me
    Watching the sun come up in vain
    The only reason I can find why I remained
    The need to leave the point I came to again and again

    It didn’t matter how hard I tried
    It took so long to claim that I knew how
    Or what it meant to let go of this
    To ever say goodbye
    Call it destiny, call it fate
    Chose my direction, running forward
    Each life to learn anew, whatever may come

    I cannot turn my feelings down
    Beyond my means to turn my thoughts around
    Expressed in every word I will ever speak
    Brighter than all the stars combined
    More than the waters, earth and sky
    All that I wish and all that I dream
    No creed on earth can replace or provide
    In my darkest hour, the comfort I’d feel
    Leading me to see I can be more than I expect of me
    My beginning and my end
    The first and last air that I breathe
    More than the sum of everything that I will ever be

    YouTube – VNV Nation – Arena

    Anonymous
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    Ignore this post.

    Anonymous
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    I’ve Found My Way – Sally Dworsky

    Traveling blind, trapped in darkness.
    Kept trying to find easy rule to win the game.
    Going round and round in an old disguise.
    So full of doubt but I’m turning around ’cause now it’s my time.

    Standing on the edge of tomorrow.
    Leaving far behind my yesterday.
    And shadows disappearing as more no light is nearing
    And tomorrow will be more than just another day.
    I’ve found my way.

    Played it safe for a long time.
    And so afraid to find the courage to believe.
    But with each new day, I find the urge.
    To face the pain. Now it’s time for a change, I swear it’s my turn.

    Standing on the edge of tomorrow.
    Leaving far behind my yesterday.
    And shadows disappearing as more no light is nearing
    And tomorrow will be more than just another day.
    I’ve found my way.

    And now with a love I can’t explain.
    Somehow, he gave me faith to find a way…

    [Repeat chorus]

    [Note: I substitute the word “you” for “he” in the bridge; the “you” being the 12-step fellowships.]

    YouTube – ‪sally dworsky – i found my way with lyrics‬‏

    Anonymous
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    Faded Flowers – Shriekback

    This is the sound of poisons
    the sickness no one knows
    No one is crying for us this time
    Our shapes are blurring under miracles of snow
    Weave a circle round him three times
    You have to plan your moves at these times
    Our hearts are breaking
    One more song to go

    These eyes are blind
    This is a pure thing
    These hands I kiss
    Tragic as anything
    These eyes are blind
    This is a pure thing
    All splash and hiss
    Beyond my measuring

    Only the anacrucis
    the main event remains
    Shameful and naked, out there in the
    great cold outdoors
    We have to learn these things again
    Bathe in this incandescent glow
    the leap to something I don’t know
    There is no doubt upon us when
    the greasy men come back again

    These eyes are blind
    This is a pure thing
    These hands I kiss
    Tragic as anything
    These eyes are blind
    This is a pure thing
    All splash and hiss
    Beyond my measuring
    These faded flowers
    Precious as memory
    A veil of cloud
    Correct as energy
    We had some good machines
    But they don’t work no more
    I loved you once
    Don’t love you anymore

    YouTube – ‪Shriekback – Faded Flowers‬‏

    Anonymous
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    Time Stand Still – Rush

    I turn my back to the wind
    To catch my breath
    Before I start off again.
    Driven on without a moment to spend
    To pass an evening with a drink and a friend

    I let my skin get too thin
    I’d like to pause
    No matter what I pretend
    Like some pilgrim
    Who learns to transcend
    Learns to live as if each step was the end

    (Time stand still)
    I’m not looking back
    But I want to look around me now
    (Time stand still)
    See more of the people and the places that surround me now
    Time Stands still
    Freeze this moment a little bit longer
    Make each sensation a little bit stronger
    Experience slips away
    Experience slips away

    Time Stands still

    I turn my face to the sun
    I Close my eyes
    Let my defences down
    All those wounds that I can’t get unwound

    I let my past go too fast
    No time to pause
    If I could slow it all down
    Like some captain, whose ship runs aground
    I can wait until the tide comes around

    (Time stand still)
    I’m not looking back
    But I want to look around me now
    (Time stand still)
    See more of the people and the places that surround me now
    Freeze this moment a little bit longer

    MAKE EACH SENSATION A LITTLE BIT STRONGER

    Make each impression, a little bit stronger
    Freeze this motion a little bit longer
    The innocence slips away
    The innocence slips away…

    Time stands still
    Time stands still

    I’m not looking back
    But I want to look around me now
    See more of the people and the places that surround me now
    Time stands still

    Summer’s going fast, nights growing colder
    Children growing up, old friends growing older
    Freeze this moment a little bit longer
    Make each sensation a little bit stronger
    Experience slips away
    Experience slips away…
    The innocence slips away.

    YouTube – ‪Rush – Time Stand Still (HQ)‬‏

    Anonymous
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    Eddie Vedder Singing “Hard Sun”
    Video with lyrics
    http://youtu.be/bH_5FNJ9R3g

    Anonymous
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    Mumford & Sons—The Cave

    Some of the lyrics:

    Cause I need freedom now
    And I need to know how
    To live my life as it’s meant to be

    And I will hold on hope
    And I won’t let you choke
    On that noose around your neck

    And I’ll find strength in pain
    And I will change my ways
    I’ll know my name as it’s called again

    Anonymous
    Post count: 11

    Signs of Life – Journey

    It’s been forty days since I heard
    from you this waiting game…
    You put me through
    I feel the silence… killing me… day to day
    Losin’ hope, I lose myself,
    it’s got me thinkin’ there’s
    someone else
    We need to talk… you give me
    metaphors, by the way…
    What are you tryin’ to say

    Tryin’ to not think about you
    I’m not a dead man walkin’ without you
    You know I’ll be alright
    I’m showing signs of life

    You left me barley breathin’
    I’ve had time for the healing
    Now I’ve opened my eyes
    I’m showing signs of life

    Lyin’ next to me… Were you ever mine
    Just wasted love and wasted time
    Did you ever find what you were lookin’ for,
    the nights you took me breath away
    I’ll miss your love… Miss your
    touch, but this holdin’ on it
    hurts too much
    Now it’s my time to walk away… I’ll be okay

    Tryin’ to not think about you
    I’m not a dead man walkin’ without you
    You know I’ll be alright
    I’m showing signs of life

    You left me barley breathin’
    I’ve had time for the healing
    Now I’ve opened my eyes
    I’m showing signs of life

    Well, tell your friends that you stole my heart
    But you’ll never got a piece of my soul
    You took my love, tore my life apart
    There’s more to me than you’ll ever know…

    Tryin’ to not think about you
    I’m not a dead man walkin’ without you
    You know I’ll be alright
    I’m showing signs of life

    Tryin’ to not think about you
    I’m not a dead man walkin’ without you
    You know I’ll be alright
    I’m showing signs of life

    You left me barley breathin’
    I’ve had time for the healing
    Now I’ve opened my eyes
    I’m showing signs of life

    Seeing signs of life…

    YouTube – ‪Signs Of Life (HQ)‬‏

    Anonymous
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    Judas – Depeche Mode

    Is simplicity best
    Or simply the easiest
    The narrowest path
    Is always the holiest
    So walk on barefoot for me
    Suffer some misery
    If you want my love
    If you want my love

    Man will survive
    The harshest conditions
    And stay alive
    Through difficult decisions
    So make up your mind for me
    Walk the line for me
    If you want my love
    If you want my love

    Idle talk
    And hollow promises
    Cheating Judases
    Doubting Thomases
    Don’t just stand there and shout it
    Do something about it

    You can fulfil
    Your wildest ambitions
    And I’m sure you will
    Lose your inhibitions
    So open yourself for me
    Risk your health for me
    If you want my love
    If you want my love
    If you want my love
    If you want my love

    YouTube – ‪DEPECHE MODE – Judas (Angel Gore Remix)‬‏

    Anonymous
    Post count: 1

    I understand this is old, but I just got out of detox 3 days ago, and they played this song for us in there, and told us to play it every once in a while to give us hope that we can do it.

    It works, makes me pumped lol.

    One Day – Matisyahu

    youtube.com/watch?v=kS9uTiEY9ag

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