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  • Anonymous
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    TUBTHUMPING
    Chumbawamba

    We’ll be singing
    When we’re winning
    We’ll be singing

    I get knocked down
    But I get up again
    You’re never going to keep me down

    Pissing the night away

    He drinks a whisky drink
    He drinks a vodka drink
    He drinks a lager drink
    He drinks a cider drink
    He sings the songs that remind him of the good times
    He sings the songs that remind him of the better times:

    “Oh Danny Boy, Danny boy…”

    I get knocked down
    But I get up again
    You’re never going to keep me down

    Pissing the night away

    He drinks a whisky drink
    He drinks a vodka drink
    He drinks a lager drink
    He drinks a cider drink
    He sings the songs that remind him of the good times
    He sings the songs that remind him of the better times:

    “Don’t cry for me next door neighbor…”

    I get knocked down
    But I get up again
    You’re nevre going to keep me down

    We’ll be singing
    When we’re winning
    We’ll be singing

    When I first heard this song it brought back a memory… 1/4 mile from home. 5-6 beers in me that used me as the middle man long enough. Needed to walk down the main street to get home. About 5 PM so everyone was out and on the way home. No trees to run behind on the main street *LOL* 1/4 mile to go. Thought I was dieing. When I tried to hurry my pace, I would hurt all the more. Finally I am at the door. Struggle to fit the key in the door. Ohh no I am on the 3rd floor was my thought. Every step was pain. I made it and thus comes the words found in that song… pissin the night away…pissin the night away
    Not sure if the energy drain from being the middle man for a 6 pack or the walk home with the need to stop being the middle man… Next I remember was waking up after 12 noon the next day. Such lessons don’t sink in till years later. No more playing the middle man for me. Open a bottle today and I would bypass me…dump it straight in the flusher No More Middle Man for me *LOL* :celebrate :band

    Anonymous
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    Thank you best.
    This thread would not have been complete without Chumbawamba.
    :band
    Peace,
    Gabe

    Anonymous
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    Jane’s Addiction — I’m not an Addict (the active addict’s theme song)

    Fiona Apple’s album “When the Pawn” is a good example of the inner workings of an addictive personality, and in addition, many of the songs are about addictions (love addictions, dark obssessions and ghosts of the past, anorexia (which IS an addiction), drugs)

    Courtney Love — Sunset Strip (also another theme song of the active addict)

    Anonymous
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    I just had to throw this in too – having a 6yr old daughter and listening to disney music, this song has brought on a whole new meaning since I sobered up. LOL

    The Bare Necessities

    Look for the bare necessities
    The simple bare necessities
    Forget about your worries and your strife
    I mean the bare necessities
    Old Mother Nature’s recipes
    That brings the bare necessities of life

    Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
    I couldn’t be fonder of my big home
    The bees are buzzin’ in the tree
    To make some honey just for me
    When you look under the rocks and plants
    And take a glance at the fancy ants
    Then maybe try a few

    The bare necessities of life will come to you
    They’ll come to you!

    Look for the bare necessities
    The simple bare necessities
    Forget about your worries and your strife
    I mean the bare necessities
    That’s why a bear can rest at ease
    With just the bare necessities of life

    Now when you pick a pawpaw
    Or a prickly pear
    And you prick a raw paw
    Next time beware
    Don’t pick the prickly pear by the paw
    When you pick a pear
    Try to use the claw
    But you don’t need to use the claw
    When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw
    Have I given you a clue ?

    The bare necessities of life will come to you
    They’ll come to you!

    So just try and relax, yeah cool it
    Fall apart in my backyard
    ‘Cause let me tell you something little britches
    If you act like that bee acts, uh uh
    You’re working too hard

    And don’t spend your time lookin’ around
    For something you want that can’t be found
    When you find out you can live without it
    And go along not thinkin’ about it
    I’ll tell you something true

    The bare necessities of life will come to you

    Anonymous
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    The Needle and the damage Done – Neil Young

    Anonymous
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    AC-DC “Have a drink on me” :band :headbang:

    Anonymous
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    The problem with some of those songs though ….. those are the ones I used to listen to in college when the drug use was way fun…. LOVE Pink Floyd. But smoked a lot of pot while listening.

    Don’t some of those songs bring good memories? I find it dangerous to have good memories about using. Makes me think I can go back…

    Anonymous
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    I know what you mean.For some Reason “Go ask Alice” makes me wanna do bong hits.Go figure huh?

    Anonymous
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    Hey How bout Warrant Burning bridges it’s on Dog eat Dog, Alice in Chains Jar of flies- Rotten Apple and I belive it’s the 4th song but can’t remember the name, it used to be my bedtime music. Eagles- Life in the Fast lane Incubus Drive That one has always motivated me to take charge of my own life.

    Hang in there
    Valkeryheart

    Anonymous
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    I don’t have a problem cept for the tear jerking country music. Living in a rural area, that’s all they played on the jukebox around the bars.

    Listen to Kenny G , David Sanborn or George Benson. There’s a lot of good jazz to listen to that’ll lift your spirits w/o reminding any one of drinking and drugging

    Anonymous
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    Sister Morphine Stones Rock On

    Anonymous
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    “Waiting around to die”
    by Townes Van Zandt

    Sometimes I don’t know where
    this dirty road is taking me
    sometimes I can’t even see the reason why
    I guess I keep a-gamblin’
    lots of booze and lots of ramblin’
    it’s easier than just waitin’ around to die

    One time, friends, I had a ma
    I even had a pa
    he beat her with a belt once ’cause she cried
    She told him to take care of me
    headed down to Tennessee
    it’s easier than just waitin’ around to die

    I came of age and I found a girl
    in a Tuscaloosa bar
    She cleaned me out and hit in on the sly
    I tried to kill the pain, bought some wine
    and hopped a train
    seemed easier than just waitin’ around to die

    A friend said he knew
    where some easy money was
    we robbed a man, and brother did we fly
    the posse caught up with me
    and drug me back to Muskogee
    it’s two long years I’ve been waitin’ around to die

    Now I’m out of prison
    I got me a friend at last
    he don’t drink or steal or cheat or lie
    His name’s Codine
    he’s the nicest thing I’ve seen
    together we’re gonna wait around and die
    together we’re gonna wait around and die

    Anonymous
    Post count: 26

    I didn’t see this posted, but then maybe I can’t read (which wouldn’t surprise me at this point.) ~ Kelly

    That’s Why I’m Here
    Kenny Chesney

    No I ain’t had nothing to drink
    I knew that’s probably what you’d think
    If I dropped by this time of night
    Remember way back when
    I promised you I’d drop in
    At one of those meetings down at the Y

    Well, they started talkin’ bout steps you take
    Mistakes you make
    The hearts you break
    And the price you pay
    I almost walked away

    You could hear a pin drop
    When this old man
    Stood up and said I’m gonna’ say it again
    Like I do every week
    For those who don’t know me

    It’s the simple things in life
    Like the kids at home and a loving wife
    That you miss the most, when you lose control
    And everything you love starts to disappear
    The devil takes your hand and says no fear
    Have another shot, just one more beer
    Yah, I’ve been there, that’s why I’m here

    This ole boy stood up in the aisle
    Said he’d been living a life of denial
    And he cried as he talked about wasted years
    I couldn’t believe what I heard
    It was my life word for word
    And all of the sudden it was clear

    It’s the simple things in life
    Like the kids at home and a loving wife
    That you miss the most, when you lose control
    And everything you love starts to disappear
    The devil takes your hand and says no fear
    Have another shot, just one more beer
    Yah, I’ve been there, that’s why I’m here

    I know for us it may be too late
    But it would mean the world to me
    If you were there when I stand to say
    It’s the simple things in life
    Like the kids at home and a loving wife
    That you miss the most, when you lose control
    And everything you love starts to disappear
    The devil takes your hand and says no fear
    Have another shot, just one more beer
    Yah, I’ve been there, that’s why I’m here
    Oh, I’ve been there, that’s why I’m here

    Anonymous
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    No more-by Neil Young
    Running to Stand Still-by U2
    Through With Buzz-by Steely Dan
    Heroin-by Lou Reed
    How You Gonna See Me Now-by Alice Cooper
    Suicide Solution-by Ozzy
    The Pusher-by Steppenwolf

    Anonymous
    Post count: 93

    “Thanks to Calvary” by George Younce and The Cathedrals
    “The God in the Mountain” by Lynda Randall
    “Why Me, Lord” by Kris Kristofferson
    “One Day At a Time” by many
    “Turn This Wine Into Water” by T. Grahm Brown
    “The Next Right Thing” also by T. Grahm Brown
    “How Great Thou Art” by George Beverly Shea
    “Mary, Did You Know” by Mark Lowrey

    BubbaBob

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