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  • Anonymous
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    Toby Keith…. not sure if it is the title but

    “She’s my little whiskey woman….”

    Anonymous
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    Old Before My Time- Allman Brothers

    Anonymous
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    Needle and the damage done…
    Neil young

    Anonymous
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    songs:
    Alcohol- Bare naked ladies
    Perfect day – lou reed
    Adam’s song- blink 182
    drunken angel- lucinda williams
    dead flowers- done by th stones
    other towns van zandt- to lives to fly
    dear joan- matchbox 20
    any thing by early airplane, dead
    and then of course ; down to seeds and stems again- commander cody n th lost planet airmen!

    Anonymous
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    Van Morrison does an upbeat little tune called “Bright Side Of The Road”…
    in which exists the lyric:

    “From the dark end of the street
    To the bright side of the road”

    It always makes me think of the difference in people’s lives when they travel from the darkness of addiction or codependency to the brightness of life in recovery.
    Peace,
    Gabe

    Anonymous
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    Whiskey river take my mind.

    I still love ole Willie!

    Anonymous
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    Stone Temple Pilots….Wet My Bed

    and what is that one by lit…..about waking up with the car in the front yard and I didn’t mean to call you that…

    Anonymous
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    Renters Blues”one Bourbon,one Scotch,and One Beer”
    George Thorogood&delaware Destroyers

    Wildwood Weed-jim Stafford?

    I Just Smiled As They Drove Away,sittin On That Sak’a Seeds.
    Classic Pothead Song.

    Anonymous
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    I love a variety of music and often I hear a different message in the lyrics then the one that was intended. I guess it is because I look at things from a lot of differnt viewable angles. When I first found out about J using and he first got into recovery there were a couple of songs I heard that I liked and related to. I don’t know if yo will like them but thought I would post them.

    This one reminded me of his choice and journey towards being clean.

    MELISSA ETHERIDGE LYRICS

    “Heal Me”

    Ain’t it crazy
    For a moment there
    This felt just like dying
    But now I see that something inside
    Is coming alive
    Ain’t it crazy

    No use running from a revolution
    I just surrender to this evolution

    Heal me lift me
    Take me to the other side
    Amazing grace
    Has touched my face
    And the sweet sound doesn’t lie

    Ain’t it crazy
    For a moment there
    I just gave up trying
    But now I see
    You can let the light in
    You can begin again
    Ain’t it crazy
    I lay me down in this sweet perfection
    I am a witness to my resurrection

    Heal me lift me
    Take me to the waterside
    Drop me in let me swim
    Let everyone know
    I’ll be coming home again

    Make no mistake
    I’m wide-awake
    Ain’t it crazy

    Heal me lift me
    Take me to the other side
    I’ll take what I’ve earned
    These lessons I’ve learned
    I’m ready for the ride
    Heal me lift me
    Take me and my soul will fly
    My battered heart will make a new start
    Let everyone know
    I’ll be coming home again
    Heal me lift me
    Take me to the waterside
    Drop me in
    Come on and watch me swim
    Let everyone know
    I’ll be coming home again

    This one I love but it also has bittersweet memories because it reminds me of his stuggle with his DOC and his relationship with me. It reminded me of how meth came into his life and took a hold of it, how he would think it was just a “thing” and he could get past it but that it took an unexpected hold on him, and when he was still using he felt that if he stopped he would loose and if he told me he would loose….it just reminded me of what a stong hold it can have on someone even when they don’t want it to.

    Artist Lyrics: Etheridge Melissa
    Song Lyrics: The Weakness in Me
    Album Lyrics:
    Also by Joan Armstrong

    (Joan Armatrading)
    I’m not the sort of person
    Who falls in and quickly out of love
    But to you I gave my affection
    Right from the start
    I have a lover who loves me
    How could I break such a heart
    Yet still you get my attention
    CHORUS:
    Why do you come here
    When you know I’ve got troubles enough
    Why do you call me
    When you know I can’t answer the phone
    You make me lie when I don’t want to
    And you make someone else some kind of an unknowing fool
    And you make me stay when I should not
    Are you so strong or is all the weakness in me
    Why do you come here
    And pretend to be just passing by
    But I mean to see you
    And I mean to hold you
    Tightly
    Feeling guilty worried
    Waking from tormented sleep
    Oh this old love has me bound
    But the new love cuts deep
    If I choose now I’ll lose out
    Oh one of you has to fall
    And I need you and you
    CHORUS

    Anonymous
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    I’m just going to put some songs that made me think… in case there is another metalhead around….

    this songs are from my favorite band megadeth

    “Addicted To Chaos”

    Only yesterday they told me you were gone
    All these normal people, will I find another one?
    Monkey on my back, Aching my bones
    I forgot you said “One day you’ll walk alone”
    I said I need you, does that make me wrong?
    Am I a weak man, are you feeling strong?
    My heart was blackened, It’s bloody red
    A hole in my heart, a hole in my head?

    Who will help me up?
    Where’s the helping hand?
    Will you turn on me?
    Is this my final stand?

    In a dream I cannot see
    Tangled abstract fallacy
    Random turmoil builds in me
    I’m addicted to chaos

    Lights shined on my path,
    Turn bad days into good
    Turn breakdowns into blocks, I smashed ’em
    Cause I could
    My brain was Labored, My head would spin
    Don’t let me down, don’t give up, don’t give in
    The rain comes down, cold wind blows
    The plans we made are back up on the road
    Turn up my collar, welcome the unknown
    Remember that you said
    “One day you’ll walk alone”

    also

    I like this songs alot… all of them megadeth

    -I thought I knew it all.
    -Use The Man
    -in my darkest hour

    *JAZZ/FUSION*

    I must mention that I also find very very pleasant JACO PASTORIUS music, which is my favorite bass player of all times… and also an ex-addict for he did not made it… which is sad…

    so try weather report or jaco solo albums but this guy was really something special…
    my favortite album is

    Weather Report – heavy weather
    jaco pastorious – word of mouth

    Anonymous
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    I thought I would add this one, since I heard it tonight when I was out and about.
    It reminds me of the common journey that we all share.

    The Traveller
    The Alan Parsons Project

    The traveller is always leaving town
    He never has the time to turn around
    And if the road he’s taken isn’t leading anywhere
    He seems to be completely unaware

    The traveller is always leaving home
    The only kind of life he’s ever known
    When every moment seems to be
    A race against the time
    There’s always one more mountain left to climb

    Days are numbers
    Watch the stars
    We can only see so far
    Someday, you’ll know where you are
    Remember
    Days are numbers
    Count the stars
    We can only go so far
    One day, you’ll know where you are

    The traveller awaits the morning tide
    He doesn’t know what’s on the other side
    But something deep inside of him
    Keeps telling him to go
    He hasn’t found a reason to say no

    The traveller is only passing through
    He cannot understand your point of view
    Abandoning reality, unsure of what he’ll find
    The traveller in me is close behind

    Days are numbers
    Watch the stars
    We can only see so far
    Someday, you’ll know where you are
    Remember
    Days are numbers
    Count the stars
    We can only go so far
    One day, you’ll know where you are

    Anonymous
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    just remembered another couple..

    one is Ozzie .. not sure iof the name ut the refrain is “fire in the sky.. all my castles are burning”

    Blues guy named Bill Perry did a song called “Junkie”

    “it’s 80 degrees out and your wearing long sleeves” hmmmm .. can we relate?

    Hey Brutal I love Megadeath.. Dave Mustane can definately jam.

    Anonymous
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    George Harrison

    Precious words drift away from their meaning
    And the sun melts the chill from our lives
    Helping us all to remember what we came here for
    This is love, this is la la la-la love
    This is love, this is la la la-la love

    Little things that will change you forever
    May appear from way out of the blue
    Making fools of ev’rybody who don’t understand
    This is love, this is la la la-la love
    This is love, this is la la la-la love

    This is love, this is love
    This is love, this is la la la-la love

    Since our problems have been our own creation
    They also can be overcome
    When we use the power provided free to everyone
    This is love, this is la la la-la love
    This is love, this is la la la-la love

    This is love, this is la la la-la love
    This is love, this is la la la-la love

    1987 Cloud Nine

    Anonymous
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    MARGARITAVILLE Jimmy Buffett
    Nibblin’ on sponge cake,
    watchin’ the sun bake;
    All of those tourists covered with oil.
    Strummin’ my six string on my front porch swing.
    Smell those shrimp–
    They’re beginnin’ to boil.
    Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
    Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt.
    Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame,
    But I know it’s nobody’s fault.

    Don’t know the reason,
    Stayed here all season
    With nothing to show but this brand new tattoo.
    But it’s a real beauty,
    A Mexican cutie, how it got here
    I haven’t a clue.

    Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
    Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt.
    Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame,
    Now I think,– hell it could be my fault.

    I blew out my flip flop,
    Stepped on a pop top;
    Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home.
    But there’s booze in the blender,
    And soon it will render
    That frozen concoction that helps me hang on.

    Wasted away again in Margaritaville
    Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt.
    Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame,
    But I know, it’s my own damn fault.
    Yes, and some people claim that there’s a woman to blame, And I know it’s my own damn fault

    Wisdom grows as the song plays on….

    Anonymous
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    well – I just found this thread and WAY COOL! I love playing music! Here’s a dump from my sober playlists, I’ve got all the usual ‘back when I was drinking and using’ songs, but just dont seem to play them all that often. I used to do sound for bands and concerts, so I’ve got a ton of songs from everywhere. But for now – Great suggestions from everyone! Going go check a few out!

    Sober(Older)
    Elton John – Empty Garden.MP3
    molly hatchet – Dreams I will never see.mp3
    Pink Floyd – Wish you were here.mp3
    Supertramp – The Logical Song.mp3

    Sober(Quiet)
    Enya – Gladiator Theme – Now We Are Free.mp3
    Soundtrack-Spiderman-Cory_taylor-bother.mp3
    (A Mighty Wind, Movie) – A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow.mp3
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Sarah McLachlan – Prayer Of St. Francis.mp3
    Kid-Rock– Only God Knows Why.mp3
    Hallelujah – Rufus Wainwright.mp3
    Tim McGraw – Grown Men Don’t Cry.mp3
    Savatage – Somewhere In Time-Alone You Breathe (accoustic).mp3
    Runrig – In Search of Angels – All Things Must Change.mp3

    Sober(LOUD)
    Faith No More—The Last Cup Of Sorrow (Rammstien Mix).mp3
    Queen – The Show Must Go On.mp3
    REM – It’s the End of The World.MP3
    Soundtrack-Stigmata-01-Mary Mary (Stigmatic_Mix)-Chumbawamba.mp3
    Eminem – Drug Ballad.mp3
    D12 Feat. Eminem – Purple Pills (Full Version).mp3
    Eminem – Loose Yourself (8 Mile Sdtrk.).mp3
    Seether – 03 – Fine Again.mp3
    Audioslave – 02 – Show Me How to Live.mp3
    KoRn – Did my time.mp3
    Linkin Park – Somewhere I Belong.mp3
    Rammstein & Eminem – My Name Is (Ramstein, South Park Remix).mp3
    The Matrix Revolutions Soundtrack – 04 – Pale – In My Head.mp3
    Disturbed – Awaken.mp3
    Disturbed – Liberate.mp3
    Earshot – Not Afraid.mp3
    Korn – Alone I Break.mp3
    Korn – Make Me Believe.mp3
    Megadeth – 07 – Hidden Treasures – Diadems.mp3
    sevendust – denial.mp3
    Tool – Sober.mp3
    Vast – Free.mp3
    Incubus – Make Yourself – Clean.mp3
    Tanita Tikaram – Twist in my Sobriety.mp3
    Breakfast Club – Karla DeVito – We Are Not Alone.mp3
    Kenny Loggins – {Caddyshack} I’m Alright.mp3
    Tesla – Changes.mp3
    Darkest Days – Stabbing Westward – Save Yourself.mp

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