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  • Anonymous
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    it is said that the song rhyme and reason is about daves struggle with a herion addiction. .

    another song that can be related to addiction is blue october- hate me
    and also blue october- chameleon boy

    Anonymous
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    this is a good one. . .

    Anonymous
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    I think it’s great that so many songs can reach out to so many people in so many different ways. That being said, the first song here is one that has always reminded me of my addiction. Just reading the words makes me want to stay clean and sober!

    The Eagles – Hotel California

    On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
    Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
    Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
    My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
    I had to stop for the night
    There she stood in the doorway;
    I heard the mission bell
    And I was thinking to myself,
    ’this could be heaven or this could be hell’
    Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
    There were voices down the corridor,
    I thought I heard them say…

    Welcome to the hotel california
    Such a lovely place
    Such a lovely face
    Plenty of room at the hotel california
    Any time of year, you can find it here

    Her mind is tiffany-twisted, she got the mercedes bends
    She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
    How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
    Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

    So I called up the captain,
    ’please bring me my wine’
    He said, ’we haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine’
    And still those voices are calling from far away,
    Wake you up in the middle of the night
    Just to hear them say…

    Welcome to the hotel california
    Such a lovely place
    Such a lovely face
    They livin’ it up at the hotel california
    What a nice surprise, bring your alibis

    Mirrors on the ceiling,
    The pink champagne on ice
    And she said ’we are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
    And in the master’s chambers,
    They gathered for the feast
    They stab it with their steely knives,
    But they just can’t kill the beast

    Last thing I remember, I was
    Running for the door
    I had to find the passage back
    To the place I was before
    ’relax,’ said the night man,
    We are programmed to receive.
    You can checkout any time you like,
    But you can never leave!

    The next is a song that kept running through my head in my first difficult days of withdrawals. It seemed pretty soothing at the time.

    The Beatles – Let It Be

    When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me,
    speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
    And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
    speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

    Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
    Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

    And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree,
    there will be an answer, let it be.
    For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see,
    there will be an answer, let it be.

    Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah let it be.
    There will be an answer, let it be.

    And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,
    shine until tomorrow, let it be.
    I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me,
    there will be no sorrow, let it be.

    Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
    There will be no sorrow, let it be.

    Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
    Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

    There are quite a few more “let it be’s” in there, but you get the picture. happyface: happyface: happyface:

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    I have watched this video hundreds of times. I love jewel as a person, song writer and as a strong women who has overcome a lot in her life.

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    Lou Reed ~ Underneath the Bottle

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    Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss – Whiskey Lullaby

    Anonymous
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    I would add “Twilight” by Elliott Smith: “You don’t deserve to be lonely / But those drugs you’ve got won’t make you feel better / Pretty soon you’ll find it’s the only /
    Little part of your life you’re keeping together…”

    AND (my personal favorite) “Prince of Darkness” by the Indigo Girls:

    My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
    I do not feel the romance I do not catch the spark
    I don’t know when I noticed life was life at my expense
    The words of my heart lined up like prisoners on a fence
    The dreams came in like needy children tugging at my sleeve
    I said I have no way of feeding you, so leave
    But there was a time I asked my father for a dollar
    And he gave it a ten dollar raise
    When I needed my mother and I called her
    She stayed with me for days
    And now someone’s on the telephone, desperate in his pain
    Someone’s on the bathroom floor doing her cocaine
    Someone’s got his finger on the button in some room
    No one can convince me we aren’t gluttons for our doom
    But I tried to make this place my place
    I asked for Providence to smile upon me with his sweet face
    But I’ll tell you
    My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
    I do not feel the romance I do not catch the spark
    My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
    (By grace, my sight grows stronger and I will not
    be a pawn for the Prince of Darkness any longer)
    Maybe there’s no haven in this world for tender age
    My heart beat like the wings of wild birds in a cage
    My greatest hope my greatest cause to grieve
    And my heart flew from its cage and it bled upon my sleeve
    The cries of passion were like wounds that needed healing
    I couldn’t hear them for the thunder
    I was half the naked distance between hell and heaven’s ceiling
    And he almost pulled me under
    Now someone’s on the telephone desperate in his pain
    Someone’s on the bathroom floor doing her cocaine
    Someone’s got his finger on the button in some room
    No one can convince me we aren’t gluttons for our doom
    I tried to make this place my place
    I asked for Providence to smile upon me with his sweet face
    But I’ll tell you
    My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
    I do not feel the romance I do not catch of spark
    My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
    (By grace my sight grows stronger, grows stronger)
    I do not feel the romance I do not catch the spark
    (And I will not be a pawn for the Prince of Darkness any longer)

    Anonymous
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    welcome to Addiction to Rehabilitation ccloveswhitman 🙂

    D

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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
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    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

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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?

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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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    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

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