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  • Anonymous
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    one of my playlists…

    1. system of a down – cigaro
    2. soundgarden – let me drown
    3. marilyn manson – irresponsible hate anthem
    4. marilyn manson – personal jesus
    5. misfits – we are 138
    6. a perfect circle – the outsider
    7. body head bangers feat. youngbloodz – i smoke, i drank
    8. unwritten law – save me
    9. alice in chains – we die young
    10. nirvana – you know you’re right
    11. incubus – pardon me
    12. rage against the machine – down rodeo
    13. soundgarden – the day i tried to live
    14. misfits – die die my darling
    15. misfits – last caress
    16. sum 41 – pieces
    17. soundgarden – 4th of july

    Anonymous
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    “The Reason”~~~ By Hoobastank

    I’m not a perfect person
    There’s many things I wish I didn’t do
    But I continue learning
    I never meant to do those things to you
    And so I have to say before I go
    That I just want you to know

    I’ve found a reason for me
    To change who I used to be
    A reason to start over new
    and the reason is you

    I’m sorry that I hurt you
    It’s something I must live with everyday
    And all the pain I put you through
    I wish that I could take it all away
    And be the one who catches all your tears
    Thats why i need you to hear

    I’ve found a resaon for me
    To change who I used to be
    A reason to start over new
    and the reason is You [x4]

    I’m not a perfect person
    I never meant to do those things to you
    And so I have to say before I go
    That I just want you to know

    I’ve found a reason for me
    To change who I used to be
    A reason to start over new
    and the reason is you

    I’ve found a reason to show
    A side of me you didn’t know
    A reason for all that I do
    And the reason is you

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “It’s Been A While”~~~By Staind

    And it’s been awhile
    Since I could hold my head up high
    And it’s been awhile
    Since I first saw you
    And it’s been awhile
    Since I could stand on my own two feet again
    And it’s been awhile
    Since I could call you

    And everything I can’t remember
    As f**** up as it all may seem
    The consequences that I’ve rendered
    I’ve stretched myself beyond my means

    And it’s been awhile
    Since I can say that I wasn’t addicted
    And it’s been awhile
    Since I can say I love myself as well
    And it’s been awhile
    Since I’ve gone and f**** things up just like I always do
    And it’s been awhile
    But all that s*** seems to disappear when I’m with you

    And everything I can’t remember
    As f**** up as it all may seem
    The consequences that I’ve rendered
    I’ve gone and f**** things up again

    Why must I feel this way?
    Just make this go away
    Just one more peaceful day!

    And it’s been awhile
    Since I could look at myself straight
    And it’s been awhile
    Since I said I’m sorry
    And it’s been awhile
    Since I’ve seen the way the candle lights your face
    And it’s been awhile
    But I can still remember just the way you taste

    And everything I can’t remember
    As f**** up as it all may seem to be I know it’s me
    I cannot blame this on my father
    He did the best he could for me

    And it’s been awhile
    Since I could hold my head up high
    And it’s been awhile
    Since I said I’m sorry

    *Amazing! Those songs wouldn’t have meant near as much to me a year ago as they do now! I actually “get it” now!!

    Jane :bananadan

    Anonymous
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    Drugs or Jesus- Tim Mcgraw :lighter:

    Anonymous
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    What You Are – Audioslave

    And when you wanted me
    I came to you
    And when you wanted someone else
    I withdrew
    And when you asked for light
    I set myself on fire
    And if I go far away
    I know
    You’ll find another slave

    And now I’m free
    From what you want
    Now I’m free
    From what you need
    Now I’m free from what you are

    And when you wanted blood
    I cut my veins
    And when you wanted love
    I bled myself again
    Now that I’ve had my fill of you
    I’ll give you up forever
    And here I go
    Far away
    I know you’ll find another slave

    And now I’m free
    From what you want
    Now I’m free
    From what you need
    Now I’m free
    From what you are

    Then a vision came to me
    When you came along
    I gave you everything
    But then you wanted more

    Now I’m free
    From what you want
    Now I’m free
    From what you need
    Now I’m free
    From what you are
    Now I’m free
    From what you want
    Now I’m free
    From what you need
    Now I’m free
    From what you are

    Bring ‘Em Back Alive – Audioslave

    I was on my way to the center of the sun
    When I lost my wings and I fell into a crowd
    And they carried me to the hole in the ground
    And they buried me
    Where no one could see
    And no one would be around

    I am a virus
    I live in silence

    I was on my way to a city in the clouds
    When I lost my mind and I had to settle down
    Then I had a dream of an island in the sea
    Where the lepers die
    Where no one survives
    And no one can hear the cries

    I am a virus
    I live in silence

    And just like the heathens thinking
    On our feet we believe in God
    And with one step, two steps
    Three steps towards the graveyard
    On the high road to remembering
    It seems that we forgot

    I am a virus
    I live in silence

    Light My Way

    In my hour of need
    On a sea of grey
    On my knees I pray to you
    Help me find the dawn
    Of the dying day

    Won’t you light my way
    Won’t you light my way

    A bullet is a man
    From time to time he strays
    I compare my life to this
    To this I relate
    And I’m willing
    To listen to your answers
    And I’m not ashamed
    To tell you I need you today

    Won’t you light my way
    Won’t you light my way
    So when I’m lost
    Or I’m tired and depraved
    Or when my high bullet
    Goes astray
    Won’t you light my way

    To Her Door – Paul Kelly

    They got married early, never had no money
    Then when he got laid off they really hit the skids
    He started up his drinking, then they started fighting
    He took it pretty badly, she took both the kids
    She said: “I’m not standing by, to watch you slowly die
    So watch me walking, out the door”
    She said, “Shove it, Jack, I’m walking out the ******* door”
    She went to her brother’s, got a little bar work
    He went to the Buttery, stayed about a year
    Then he wrote a letter, said I want to see you
    She thought he sounded better, she sent him up the fare
    He was riding through the cane in the pouring rain
    On Olympic to her door
    He came in on a Sunday, every muscle aching
    Walking in slow motion like he’d just been hit
    Did they have a future? Would he know his children?
    Could he make a picture and get them all to fit?
    He was shaking in his seat riding through the streets
    In a silvertop to her door

    LIKE A ROLLING STONE – Bob Dylan

    Once upon a time you dressed so fine
    You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?
    People’d call, say, “Beware doll, you’re bound to fall”
    You thought they were all kiddin’ you
    You used to laugh about
    Everybody that was hangin’ out
    Now you don’t talk so loud
    Now you don’t seem so proud
    About having to be scrounging for your next meal.

    How does it feel
    How does it feel
    To be without a home
    Like a complete unknown
    Like a rolling stone?

    You’ve gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
    But you know you only used to get juiced in it
    And nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street
    And now you find out you’re gonna have to get used to it
    You said you’d never compromise
    With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
    He’s not selling any alibis
    As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
    And ask him do you want to make a deal?

    How does it feel
    How does it feel
    To be on your own
    With no direction home
    Like a complete unknown
    Like a rolling stone?

    You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
    When they all come down and did tricks for you
    You never understood that it ain’t no good
    You shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you
    You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
    Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
    Ain’t it hard when you discover that
    He really wasn’t where it’s at
    After he took from you everything he could steal.

    How does it feel
    How does it feel
    To be on your own
    With no direction home
    Like a complete unknown
    Like a rolling stone?

    Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
    They’re drinkin’, thinkin’ that they got it made
    Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things
    But you’d better lift your diamond ring, you’d better pawn it babe
    You used to be so amused
    At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
    Go to him now, he calls you, you can’t refuse
    When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
    You’re invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.

    How does it feel
    How does it feel
    To be on your own
    With no direction home
    Like a complete unknown
    Like a rolling stone?

    T(focusontoday)

    Anonymous
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    Incubus- “Drive”

    Janis Joplin- “What Good Can Drinkin’ Do?”

    Velvet Underground- “Waitin’ On the Man”

    Lou Reed- “Heroin”

    Many songs by Social Distortion & Alice in Chains

    Seether- “Fine Again”

    ACDC- “Ride On”

    Anonymous
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    Staind- “It’s Been Awhile”

    It’s been awhile
    since I could say I wasn’t addicted
    since I could say I love myself as well
    since I’ve gone and ****** things up
    just like I always do…

    Everclear- “Heroin Girl”
    “Summerland”
    “Strawberry”
    “The Twistinside”
    “Her Brand New Skin”
    “Chemical Smile”

    Anonymous
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    One of my favorite songs of all time, and one that I can connect to our search for sobriety is Van Morrison’s “Philosopher’s Stone”.
    It has wonderful lyrics about a man whose job is turning lead into gold and it really strikes a chord (sorry about the unintended pun) with me. The backing starts really gently and buids to a great finish with a sublime harmonica riff in the middle. If you like Van the Man you’ll love this track.

    Great thread, I will be listening to the recommendations.

    Michael

    Anonymous
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    Recently found this site and just happened across this great thread. I’m a huge Keith Urban fan and if any of ya know any of his music or anything about him, you know he’s a twelve-stepper…check out his Golden Road cd…full of great recovery music! Here’s a couple of my utmost favorites…

    Nobody Drinks Alone (from the Better Life cd)

    You brought that bottle home in a paper sack
    Drew the blinds and locked the doors
    And there’s nothing but empty there inside that glass
    So you pour a little more
    And there’s no one there to judge you
    At least that’s what you tell yourself, but

    Chorus:
    Don’t you know
    Nobody drinks alone
    Every demon, every ghost
    From your past
    And every memory you’ve held back
    Follows you home
    Nobody drinks alone

    You remember whiskey on your daddy’s breath
    So you always stick to wine
    And you scared your little brother half to death
    You just kept it all inside
    You can hear your mama cryin’
    Only now she cries for you, and

    Don’t you know
    Nobody drinks alone
    Every demon, every ghost
    From your past
    And every memory you’ve held back
    Follows you home
    Nobody drinks alone

    Though you’re lonly
    Hey don’t you let that feelin’ fool ya

    (REPEATH CHORUS)

    Nobody drinks alone

    And…You’re Not Alone Tonight (from the Golden Road cd)

    We all drink to forget
    Some of us more than most
    When reality gets too real
    And the fires of hell to close
    But I’m here to let you know that
    That you can make it through
    If you believe that someone is watchin’ over you

    And call it an angel
    Call it a muse
    And call it karma that you’ve got comin’ to you
    What’s the difference
    What’s in a name
    What matters most is never ever losin’ faith
    ‘Cause it’s gonna be alright
    You’re not alone tonight

    We all have our days
    When nothing goes as planned
    Not a soul in the world
    Seems to understand
    And for someone to talk to
    You’d give anything
    Well go on and cry out loud
    ‘Cause someone’s listenin’

    Yeah, and call it an angel
    Call it a muse
    And call it karma that you’ve got comin’ to you
    What’s the difference
    What’s in a name
    What matters most is never ever losin’ faith
    ‘Cause it’s gonna be alright
    You’re not alone tonight

    Keep your faith alive
    You’re not the only one

    Yeah, and call it an angel
    Call it a muse
    Call it karma that you’ve got comin’ to you
    What’s the difference
    What’s in a name
    What matters most is never ever losin’ faith
    Yeah, you’re gonna be alright
    You’re not alone tonight

    Oh you can cry if you want to, go on

    Anonymous
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    An old 60’s Psycadellic band called LOVE – “Signed DC”

    Its a really sad song about a herion addict full of remorse and feeling alone/sad defeated…
    Can’t we all relate? I know I can…

    Jaz

    Anonymous
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    Overwhelming by Everclear
    (more of an Al-Anon song!)

    Breaking the Habit by Linkin Park (and I think the rest of that CD)

    Anonymous
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    One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer—-John Lee Hooker

    Anonymous
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    Queen of the Silver Dollar–Emmylou Harris

    Needle and the Damage Done–Neil Young

    just starting to think about alot of great songs I haven’t heard/thought of for years

    White Rabbit–Jefferson Airplane

    Anonymous
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    Cut My Hair—-The Who

    Papa Roach
    Last Resort:

    Cut my life into pieces
    This is my last resort
    Suffocation, no breathing
    Don’t give a ****
    If I cut my arm bleeding

    This is my last resort

    Cut my life into pieces
    I’ve reached my last resort
    Suffocation, no breathing
    Don’t give a ****
    If I cut my arm bleeding
    Do you even care
    If I died bleeding?

    Would it be wrong or
    Would it be right
    If I took my life tonight
    Chances are that I might
    Mutilation out of sight
    And I’m contemplating suicide

    Cause I’m losing my sight,
    Losing my mind,
    Wish somebody would tell me I’m fine
    Losing my sight ,
    Losing my mind,
    Wish somebody would tell me I’m fine

    I never realized
    I was spread too thin
    Till it was too late
    And I was empty within
    Hungry feeding on chaos and living in sin
    Downward spiral, where do I begin
    It all started when I lost my mother
    No love for myself
    And no love for another
    Searching to find a love upon a higher level
    Finding nothing but questions and devils

    Cause I’m losing my sight
    Losing my mind,
    Wish somebody would tell me I’m fine
    Losing my sight,
    Losing my mind,
    Wish somebody would tell me I’m fine

    Nothing’s alright
    Nothing is fine
    I’m running and I’m crying
    I’m crying(x4)

    I can’t go on living this way

    Cut my life into pieces
    This is my last resort
    Suffocation, no breathing
    Don’t give a ****
    If I cut my arm bleeding
    Would it be wrong or
    Would it be right?
    If I took my life tonight
    Chances are that I might.
    Mutilation out of sight.
    And I’m contemplating suicide.

    Cause I’m losing my sight
    Losing my mind,
    Wish somebody would tell me I’m fine
    Losing my sight
    Losing my mind
    Wish somebody would tell me I’m fine

    Nothing’s alright
    Nothing is fine

    I’m running and I’m crying

    I can’t go on living this way

    Can’t go on
    Living this way
    Nothing’s all…right!

    Overwhelming by Everclear (AlAnon Song)

    It can come from out of nowhere,
    hit you when you’re safe and warm.
    Take it easy, my star your time is gonna come,
    your time is gonna come.

    Yeah, you got those crazy blue eyes.
    You got those crazy blues.
    All those pretty smiles,
    I can see them laughing at you.
    Your time is gonna come, your time is gonna come.

    I don’t wanna be your punching bag,
    your complacent little princess all tragic and sad.
    I’m not gonna let you overwhelm me anymore.
    Yeah, you say you got this bad thing, you say you’ve got it bad.
    You have broken every heart of every friend you’ve ever had.
    Yeah, the time is gonna come when all your friends just go away.
    I wonder why you stick around, sometimes I wish you would leave.
    You say you love me forever, then you spit on me.
    Your time is gonna come,
    I swear your time is gonna come.

    I don’t want to be your whipping boy.
    Yes, your happy little loser, someone you can ignore.
    I’m not gonna let you overwhelm me anymore.
    I’m not gonna let you hurt me anymore.
    I’m not gonna let you hit me anymore.
    No, I will not let you kick me anymore.
    I will not let you overwhelm me anymore.

    It can come from out of nowhere.
    I don’t want to be your simple saving grace,
    just another little victim with a happy face.
    Someday, someday soon, somebody’s gonna come,
    I hope they do this to you.

    I’m not gonna let you overwhelm me.
    I will not let you hurt me anymore.
    No, I will not let you hit me anymore.
    I will not let you twist me anymore.
    No, I will not let you turn me inside out.

    Anonymous
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    One more (having too much fun w/ tunes I’d “forgotten” about)

    Linkin Park

    Easier to Run:

    It’s easier to run
    Replacing this pain with something numb
    It’s so much easier to go
    Than face all this pain here all alone

    Something has been taken
    From deep inside of me
    A secret, I’ve kept locked away
    No one can ever see
    Wounds so deep, they never show
    They never go away
    Like moving pictures in my head
    For years and years they’ve played

    If I could change I would
    Take back the pain I would
    Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
    If I could stand up, and take the blame I would
    If I could take all the shame to the grave I would
    If I could change I would
    Take back the pain I would
    Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
    If I could stand up and take the blame I would
    I would take all my shame to the grave

    It’s easier to run
    Replacing this pain with something numb
    It’s so much easier to go
    Than face all this pain here all alone

    Sometimes I remember
    The darkness of my past
    Bringing back these memories
    I wish I didn’t have
    Sometimes I think of letting go
    And never looking back
    And never moving forward so
    There’d never be a past

    If I could change I would
    Take back the pain I would
    Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
    If I could stand up, and take the blame I would
    If I could take all the shame to the grave I would
    If I could change I would
    Take back the pain I would
    Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
    If I could stand up, and take the blame I would
    I would take all my shame to the grave

    Just washing it aside
    All of the helplessness inside
    Pretending I don’t feel misplaced
    It’s so much simpler than change

    It’s easier to run
    Replacing this pain with something numb
    It’s so much easier to go
    Than face all this pain here all alone

    It’s easier to run…

    If I could change I would
    Take back the pain I would
    Retrace every wrong move that I made

    It’s easier to go…

    If I could change I would
    Take back the pain I would
    Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
    If I could stand up, and take the blame I would
    I would take all the shame to the grave

    Anonymous
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    There’s a good song by the group Bush. It goes something like
    i don’t wanna come back down from that cloud
    It’s taken all this time to find out what i need

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