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The wonderful Mistral suggested that we start a thread in this forum for song suggestions. Please post songs and lyrics that have helped you to heal!

:)

Lis

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(((hugs))) A very great idea to put this up, sometimes i wonder what kind of things ppl listen to that helps them with any of their emotions. Normally i find one or 2 songs with every emotion i may be feeling at the moment and listen to it over and over again alot of my time. This song i am about to mention i used to listen to ALOT,still do but i have also found other helpful songs so heres one:


Wash Away Those Years by CREED

She came calling
One early morning
She showed her crown of thorns
She whispered softly
To tell a story
About how she had been wronged
As she lay lifeless
He stole her innocence
And this is how she carried on
Well I guess she closed her eyes
And just imagined everything's alright
But she could not hide her tears
'Cause they were sent to wash away those years
They were sent to wash away those years
My anger's violent
But still I'm silent
When tragedy strikes at home
I know this decadence Is shared by millions
Remember you're not alone
For we have crossed many oceans
And we labor in between
In life there are many quotients
And I hope I find the mean


Heres another:

MY OWN PRISON by CREED

A court is in session, a verdict is in
No appeal on the docket today
Just my own sin
The walls are cold and pale
The cage made of steel
Screams fill the room
Alone I drop and kneel
Silence now the sound
My breath the only motion around
Demons cluttering around
My face showing no emotion
Shackled by my sentence
Expecting no return
Here there is no penance
My skin begins to burn
So I held my head up high,
Hiding hate that burns inside
Which only fuels their selfish pride
We're all held captive
Our from the sun
A sun that shines on only some
We the meek are all in one
I hear a thunder in the distance
See a vision of the cross
I feel the pain that was given
On that sad day of loss
A lion roars in the distance
Only he holds the key
A light to free me from my burden
And grant me life eternally
Should have been dead
On a Sunday morning
Banging my head
No time for mourning
Ain't got no time
So I held my head up high
Hiding hate that burns inside
Which only fuels their selfish pride
We're all held captive
Our from the sun
A sun that shines on only some
We the meek are all in one
I cry out to God
Seeking only his decision
Gabriel stands and confirms
I've created my own prison


Those are a couple for now but i am sure i can find tons more.:)

Donna =)

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I'll put a few of the lyrics. Probably because I'm too lazy to find the whole song!! :)

Goo Goo Dolls - Iris  -- The verse that goes “And I don't want the world to see me Cause I don't think that they'd understand When everything's made to be broken I just want you to know who I am And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming Or the moment of truth in your lies When everything feels like the movies Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive” Nailed me the summer I went through the worst of it. I played it over and over

Fiona Apple - Sullen Girl -- the whole #### song. (Thank you to Shannon who turned me twoard Fiona Apple!!!)

Dido - Honestly ok - "I just want to be safe in my own skin...I just want to be happy again!" Amen to that

Sarah Mclachlan - everything by her. Especially  Good Enough - "I don't understand you deserve so much more than this", Hold On "hold on this is going to hurt like ####" Angel - again the whole song

Tori - Silent all these years, Little Earthquakes, 1000 Oceans

There are about a million more but that is all I can think of right now. :) This was fun.

Kellie

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I like a lot of Jewel's stuff like Hands and Life Uncommon. I also like Melissa Etheridge's first albums....

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for me, the ultimate healing music has been tori's. so many songs of hers just hit me hard, and help me so much. however, there is one in particular that is just so...ME. it's my life, my story, my feelings, how i've dealt with things to a 't'. and the most amazing thing about it is, when i saw her live-SHE PLAYED THIS SONG! i cried so incredibly hard, because i felt she was truly touching me in a way so very few have been able to do.

so yes. this song means so very much to me. and it's helped me so much in my healing process. just to feel this understood has been a godsend.

~black dove (january)~

she was a january girl
she never let on how insane it was
in the tiny kinda scary house
by the woods
by the woods
by the woods
by the woods

(repeat)

black dove
black dove
you're not a helicopter
you're not a cop out either, honey
black dove
black dove
you don't need a spaceship
they don't know you've already lived

on the other side of the galaxy
the other side of the galaxy
the other side of the galaxy

she had a january world
so many storms not right somehow
how a lion becomes a mouse
by the woods
by the woods
by the woods
by the woods

(repeat)

but i have to get to texas. said i have to get to texas. and i'll give away my blue blue dress

black dove
black dove
you're not a helicopter
you're not a cop out either, honey
black dove
black dove
you don't need a space ship
they don't know you've already lived

on the other side of the galaxy
the other side of
the other side of the galaxy

but i have to get to texas said i have to get to texas
and i'll give away my blue dress
blue dress because cowboys
snakes they are my kin

she has a january girl
she never let on how insane it was
in the tiny kind of scary house
by the woods
by the woods
by the woods
by the woods

(repeat)
black dove

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Here's some that have helped/or that I've related to.

Luka by Suzanne Vega

My name is Luka
I live on the second floor
I live upstairs from you
Yes I think you've seen me before
If you hear something late at night
Some kind of trouble. some kind of fight
Just don't ask me what it was
Just don't ask me what it was
Just don't ask me what it was
I think it's because I'm clumsy
I try not to talk too loud
Maybe it's because I'm crazy
I try not to act too proud
They only hit until you cry
And after that you don't ask why
You just don't argue anymore
You just don't argue anymore
You just don't argue anymore
Yes I think I'm okay
I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that's what I'll say
And it's not your business anyway
I guess I'd like to be alone
With nothing broken, nothing thrown
Just don't ask me how I am
Just don't ask me how I am
Just don't ask me how I am
*********************
"Hideaway" by Fuel - I was lucky enough to hear this live!

Hideaway, take me now
I cannot face another round
And I'm flipping through the pages
For a name to take my place
Close my eyes, wish that I could find a space
To hideaway
Troubled days cloud my eyes
Stole the sun from my skies
And in this darkness I am tossing, turning
Lying wide awake
Hold my breath, wish that I could find a place
To hideaway
Hideaway, take me now
I cannot face another round
*********************
"Bad Day" - Fuel (reminds me of me...everyday is a bad day)

Had a bad day again
She said I would not understand
She left a note and said "I'm sorry, I had a bad day again.
Spilled her coffee, broke her shoelace.
Smeared the lipstick on her face.
Slammed the door and said "I'm sorry, I had a bad day again."
And she swears there's nothing wrong
I hear her playing that same old song
She puts me up and puts me on
And had a bad day again
She said I would not understand
She left a note it said, "I'm sorry, I had a bad day again."
*********************
"Sullen Girl" - Fiona Apple

Days like this
I don't know what
To do with myself
All day and all night
I wander the halls
Along the walls and
Under my breath
I say to myself
I need fuel
To take flight
And there's too
Much going on
But it's calm under
The waves
In the blue of my oblivion
Under the waves in
The blue of my oblivion

Is that why they call me
A sullen girl, sullen girl
They don't know
I used to sail the
Deep and tranquil sea
Nut he washed me shore
And he took my pearl
And left an empty
Shell of me

And there's too
Much going on
But it's calm under the waves
In the blue of my oblivion
Under the waves
In the blue of my oblivion
Under the waves
In the blue of my oblivion
It's calm under the waves
In the blue of my oblivion
**************
"Ironic" - Alanis Morrisette

An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your Chardonnay
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late
And isn't it ironic...dontcha think

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought...it figures

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole #### life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
"Well isn't this nice..."
And isn't it ironic...dontcha think

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought...it figures

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

A traffic jam when you're already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic...dontcha think
A little too ironic...and yeah I really do think...

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought...it figures

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out
***************

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Tori Amos "Way Down" - This was me...I was the girl with the band, the afterglow...driving a star's big car and then learning that love hurts on the way down...

Maybe I'm the afterglow
Cause I'm with the band
you know
Don't you hear the laughter
On the way down
Yes I am the anchorman
Dining here with
Son of Sam
A hair too much to chat of
On the way down
Gonna meet a great big star
Gonna drive his great big car
Gonna have it all here
On the way down
The way down
The way down
She knows
Let's go
The way down
The way down
The way down
She knows
****************
"Tear In Your Hand" by Tori Amos - This one also reminded me of what was going on when my ex and I finally broke up...he left me for the girl he thought was better, Maybe he found in here all the things he never found in me.

All the world just stopped now
So you say you don't wanna stay together anymore
Let me take a deep breath babe
If you need me
Me and Neil'll be hangin' out with the dream king
Neil says hi
By the way I don't believe you're leaving
Cause me and Charles Manson like the same ice cream
I think it's that girl
And I think there're pieces of me you've never seen
Maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen well

All the world is all I am
The black of the blackest ocean
And the tear in your hand
All the world is dangin'...
Dangling'...Danglin' for me darlin'
You don't know the power that you have
With that tear in your hand
Tear in you hand

Maybe I ain't used to maybes
Smashing in a cold room
Cutting my hands up every time I touch you
Maybe maybe it's time to wave goodbye now
Time to wave goodbye now
Caught a ride with the moon
I know I know you well
Better than I
Used to haze all clouded up
My mind in the daze of why it could've never been So you say and I say
You know you're full of wish
And your "baby baby baby babies"
I tell you there're pieces of me you've never seen
Maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen

All the world is all I am
The black of the blackest ocean
And the tear in your hand
All the world is dangin'...
Dangling'...Danglin' for me darlin'
You don't know the power that you have
With that tear in your hand
Tear in you hand
With that tear in you hand
************
"Rattlesnakes" Tori Amos version (lyrics are the same...I just like her singing it better than the original artist). This song says it all...it feels like it's almost my story...My neverborn child haunts me in everything I do...it's hard for me to love because love was my greatest disappointment....

Jodie wears a hat although it hasn't rained for six days
she says a girl needs a gun these days
hey on account of all the rattlesnakes
she looks like Eve Marie Saint in on the waterfront
she reads Simone de Beauvoir in her American circumstance
she's less than sure if her heart has come to stay in San Jose
and her neverborn child still haunts her
as she speeds down the freeway
as she tries her luck with the traffic police
out of boredom more than spite
she never finds no trouble, she tries too hard
she's obvious despite herself
she looks like Eve Marie Saint in on the waterfront
she says all she needs is therapy yeah
all you need is, love is all you need
Jodie never sleeps 'cause there are always needles in the hay
she says that a girl needs a gun these days
hey on account of all the rattlesnakes
she looks like Eve Marie Saint in on the waterfront
as she reads Simone de Beauvoir in her American circumstance
her heart, heart's like crazy paving
upside down and back to front
she says ooh, it's so hard to love
when love was your great disappointment
*************
"Paper Bag" - Fiona Apple - this is another that says it all...i know what it's like when it costs too much to love...

I was staring at the sky, just looking for a star
To pray on, or wish on, or something like that
I was having a sweet fix of a daydream of a boy
Whose reality I knew, was a hopeless to be had
But then the dove of hope began its downward slope
And I believed for a moment that my chances
Were approaching to be grabbed
But as it came down near, so did a weary tear
I thought it was a bird, but it was just a paper bag
Hunger hurts, and I want him so bad, oh it kills
'Cause I know I'm a mess he don't wanna clean up
I got to fold 'cause these hands are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much to love
And I went crazy again today, looking for a strand to climb
Looking for a little hope
Baby said he couldn't stay, wouldn't put his lips to mine,
And a fail to kiss is a fail to cope
I said, 'Honey, I don't feel so good, don't feel justified
Come on put a little love here in my void,' he said
'It's all in your head,' and I said, 'So's everything'
But he didn't get it I thought he was a man
But he was just a little boy
Hunger hurts, and I want him so bad, oh it kills
'Cause I know I'm a mess he don't wanna clean up
I got to fold 'cause these hands are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much to love
Hunger hurts, and I want him so bad, oh it kills
'Cause I know I'm a mess he don't wanna clean up
I got to fold 'cause these hands are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much to love

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This has always been my favorite. Take care, Jeremy
I AM THE WIND:
Just like the wind,
I've always been
Drifting high up in the sky that never ends
Through thick and thin,
I always win
'Cause I would fight both life and death to save a friend

I face my destiny every day I live
And the best in me is all I have to give

Just like the sun (Just like the sun)
When my day's done
Sometimes I don't like the person I've become
Is the enemy within a thousand men?
Should I walk the path if my world's so dead ahead?

Is someone testing me every day I live?
Well, the best in me is all I have to give

I can pretend (I can pretend)
I am the wind (I am the wind)
And I don't know if I will pass this way again
All things must end
Goodbye, my friend
Think of me when you see the sun or feel the wind

I am the wind,
I am the sun
And one day we'll all be one

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Lots of Tori Amos music... exspecialy Strang Little Girls and Silent All These Years
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Our Lady Peace - Are Your Sad
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That one song (you know) song by a little child, called 'Dear Mister Jesus'
I'm not christain. but it says something like, "Your Children should not be hurt."
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

can't think of any more...

Stay safe, stay strong -
Moon Sprite

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here is songs that helped me

Amy Grant

Ask Me

I see her as a little girl hiding in her room
She takes another bath and she sprays her momma's perfume
To try to wipe away the scent he left behind
But it haunts her mind

You see she's his little rag
nothing more than just a waif
And he's mopping up his need
she is tired and afraid
Maybe she'll find a way
through these awful years to disappear

Ask me if I think
there's a God up in the heaven
Where did he go in the middle of her shame?
Ask me if I think
there's a God up in the heavens
I see no mercy and no one down here's naming names
Nobody's naming names

Now she's looking in the mirror at a lovely woman face
No more frightened little girl,
like she's gone without a trace
Still she leaves the light burning in the hall
It's hard to sleep at all

Till she crawls up in her bed
acting quiet as a mouse
Deep inside she's listening
for a creaking in the house
But no one's left to harm her
she's finally safe and sound
There's a peace she has found

Ask her how she knows
there's a God up in the heaven
Where did he go in the middle of her shame?
Ask her how she knows
there's a God up in the heavens
She said his mercy is bringing her life again

Ask me how I know
there's a God up in the heaven
How do you know?
Where did he go in the middle of her shame
Where did he go?
Ask me how I know
there's a God up in the heavens
How do you know?
She said his mercy
is bringing her life again
She's coming to life again
He's in the middle of her pain
In the middle of her shame
Mercy brings life
He's in the middle
Mercy in the middle

So, ask me how I know
Ask me how I know, yeah
Ask me how I know
there's a God up in the heavens
How do you know?
Ask me how I know
there's a God up in the heavens
How do you know?
Yeah, ask me how I know
How do you know?
Ask me
Ask me
Ask me how I know
How do you know?
There's a God up in the heavens
Ask me how I know
there's a God up in the heavens

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here is a link to the "Dear Mr. Jesus" song, just in case someone wanted to read or hear the song
<A href=http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/Garden/2806/page6.html>HERE</a>

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*T*

Fee fi fo - The Cranberries

Fee fi fo she smells his body
She smells his body
And it makes her sick to her mind.

He has got so much to answer for
To answer for
To ruin a child's mind.

How could you touch something so innocent and pure?
Obscure
How could you get satisfaction
From the body of a child?
You're vile, sick.

CHORUS:
It's true what people say,
God protect the ones who help themselves in their own way
It's true what people say
God protect the ones who help themselves in their own way.

He was sitting in her bedroom
In her bedroom
And now what should she do?
She's got so much insecurity
And his impurity
Is was a gathering gloom.

How could you touch something so innocent and pure?
Obscure.
How could you get satisfaction from the body of a child?
You're vile, sick.

It's true what people say,
God protect the ones who help themselves in their own way.
But I've been wondering to myself...
Who'll protect the ones
Who can't protect themselves?

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Kaja - Sunbird

Raindrops are falling, fallin' down on me
I keep on walkin' , oh through the streets
Trying to find me a warm place to stay

It's getting cold now, i released myself
Into this dark world , where the lights are rare
Make-up is running, all over my face

Though i'm still thinking, there must be a
Light on my way now, that shows me
Where i could stay now, for the next season

Autumn is coming, chasing the sunbirds
Autumn is coming, violently unheard
Autumn is coming, to end the old life, and the new life

I'm getting cold now, my feet hurt
Try to get out now, of this cool world
Just wanna look for a warm place to stay

VICTIM IN PAIN

No one  could see the pain inside of you
Even your friends didn't have a clue
Now it's too late to think about
What we could've done to release you

One day when you were just a little boy
Stranger came to you to destroy
Your pure feelings and  innocent thoughts
You never felt the same again

You grew up with all this shame to become your own..
Victim in Pain (grew up with all the shame, become your own again)

You always looked like a real tough guy
But your eyes were filled with melancholy
Every event in your -too short- life
Became a tattoo on your strong body

You grew up with all this shame to becoe your own
Victim in pain


I know this band very short..
Alanis Morissette is my great help, besides Tori..
I saw her 9 times already..and i love her music since the realease of Jagged little pill... I was 13 back then... I have a huge collection..more than 60 cd's and singles..and 20 tshirts, and go on..
Love Sophie

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Alot of the songs listed have helped me through difficult times.

Here's the song that helps me the most.

No Fear by Terri Clark
I want a road stretching out before me
I want a radio in my ear
I want a full tank of absolution
No Fear

I want a rainstorm to pull me over
Then a sky that begins to clear
Towards the truest of destinations
No Fear

Chorus: I used to hit every wall there was
I used to run away from love
All I ever wanted was right here
But I had to reach way down inside
I had to have faith I'd find
No Fear

I want the world to just keep on turning
I want the dawn in my rear view mirror
I want to hear my own voice singing
No Fear

And when I need two arms around me
And there's no one near
When I'm alone let the only sound be
No Fear

Chorus: I used to hit every wall there was
I used to run away from love
All I ever wanted was right here
But I had to reach way down inside
I had to have faith I'd find
No Fear

I want peace, love, and understanding
Don't want to live afraid of dying

I used to hit every wall there was
I used to run away from love
All I ever wanted was right here
But I had to reach way down inside

I used to stay up all night long
Wondering what I was doing wrong
All I every needed was right here
But I had to reach way down inside
I had to have faith I'd find
No Fear

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Okay, I know you guys haven't heard of Steps but this is a Steps song. Sorry, Steps is an english band.

"Looking back I could have played it differently,
won a few more moments, who can tell?
But I was ever so much younger then,
now at least, I know I know you well."

Also, that song by Madonna (now you've heard of her!)
Oh Father, I think its called. I know its more about physical abuse but a few of the words ring true.

"It's funny, that way. You can get used to the tears and the pain,
what a child would believe, you never loved me."

"You can't hurt me now,
I got away from you,
I never thought I would,
You can't make me cry,
You once had the power,
I never felt so good about myself."

"Oh father, you never wanted to live that was,
you never wanted to hurt me, why am I running away?"

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one step closer-Linkin Park

I cannot take this anymore
I'm saying everything I've said before
All these words they make no sense
I find bliss in ignorance
Less I hear the less you'll say
But you'll find that out anyway
Just like before...

Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break

I find the answers aren't so clear
Wish I could find a way to disappear
All these thoughts they make no sense
I find bliss in ignorance
Nothing seems to go away
Over and over again

(Edited by Lukas at 9:22 pm on Dec. 13, 2001)

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I really like this Rascal Flatts song, I'm Moving On

I've dealt with my ghosts and faced all my demons
Finally content with a past I regret
I’ve found you find strength in your moments of weakness
For once I’m at peace with myself
I’ve been burdened with blame, trapped in the past for too long
I’m movin’ on

I’ve lived in this place and I know all the faces
Each one is different but they’re always the same
They mean no harm but it’s time that I face it
They’ll never allow me to change
But I never dreamed home would end up where I don’t belong
I’m movin’ on

I’m movin’ on
At last I can see life has been patiently waiting for me
And I know there’s no guarentee’s, but I’m not alone
There comes a time in everyone’s life
When all you can see are the years passing by
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone

I sold what I could and packed what I couldn’t
Stopped to fill up on my way out of town
I’ve loved like I should but lived like
I shouldn’t
I had to lose everything to find out
Maybe forgiveness will find me somewhere down this road
I’m movin’ on

I’m movin’ on
I’m movin’ on

I like Waitin' on Sundown too.  Knights in shineing armor anyone??  Wish one had found me

Jimmy was waitin' on Shelby Jean
In the parking lot at the Dairy Queen
He knew she's gonna be there soon
Then they'll blow this town
Like a cheap balloon
She came in cryin' this morning at the store
Said, I swear Jimmy, I just can't take no more
So he quit his job and drew his pay
Now he's helpin' Shelby make her getaway

Oh...sittin' on go
Waitin' on sundown
Waitin' on sundown
No more beatin' to be denied
No more bruises that makeup can't hide
All these years she's tried to love that man
But all he ever gave her
Was the back of his hand

Now, Jimmy is a young boy
Just out of his teens
So many things that he still hasn't seen
But he's old enough to know wrong from right
That's why he's helpin' Shelby
Make her break tonight

And oh...sittin' on go
Waitin' on sundown
Waitin' on sundown
Waitin' on sundown
Drove all night drove all day
Jimmy listened to everything Shelby had to say
How she'd suffered at her lover's hand
He said honey I wanna change all that if I can
They pulled over to take a little rest
Shelby put her head down on Jimmy's chest
And she could hear the beatin' of his heart
And it sounded like the rhythm of a brand new start

And oh she's gonna let him know
She's waitin' on sundown
She's just waitin' on sundown
Yeah they're waitin' on sundown
Waitin' on sundown
They're waitin' on sundown


I'm a DJ so I could go on and on about the ones that make me feel better (especially when stuck at work) but these two are at the top right now.

Jen

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this is my favorite liz phair song and is one of the most honest songs about relationships that i have ever heard.

Fuck and Run
I woke up alarmed
I didn't know where I was at first
Just that I woke up in your arms
And almost immediately I felt sorry
'Cause I didn't think this would happen again
No matter what I could do or say
Just that I didn't think this would happen again
With or without my best intentions, and
What ever happened to a boyfriend
The kind of guy who tries to win you over, and
What ever happened to a boyfriend
The kind of guy who makes love cause he's in it, and
I want a boyfriend
I want a boyfriend
I want all that stupid old shit
Like letters and sodas
Letters and sodas
You got up out of bed
You said you had a lot of work to do
But I heard the rest in your head
And almost immediately I felt sorry
'Cause I didn't think this would happen again
No matter what I could do or say
Just that I didn't think this would happen again
With or without my best intentions, and
I want a boyfriend
I want a boyfriend
I want all that stupid old shit
Like letters and sodas
Letters and sodas
I can feel it in my bones
I'm gonna spend another year alone
It's fuck and run
Fuck and run
Even when I was seventeen
Fuck and run
Fuck and run
Even when I was twelve
You almost felt bad
You said that I should call you up but
I knew much better than that
And almost immediately I felt sorry
'Cause I didn't think this would happen again
No matter what I could do or say
Just that I didn't think this would happen again
With or without my best intentions
And I can feel it in my bones
I'm gonna spend my whole life alone
It's fuck and run
Fuck and run
Even when I was seventeen
Fuck and run
Fuck and run
Even when I was twelve

this is from a group called bright eyes....this song wasn't written after 9/11, but it has a strange feeling about it, the lyrics....Going for the Gold

There's a voice on the phone
telling what had happened
some kind of confusion
more like a disaster
and it wondered how you were left unaffected
but you had no knowledge
no the chemicals covered you
and so a jury was formed
as more liquor was poured
no need for conviction
they're not thirsting for justice
butI slept with the lies
I keep inside my head
I found out I was guilty
I found out I was guilty
but I won't be around for the sentencing
cause I'm leaving
on the next airplane
and though I know that my actions are impossible to justify
they seem adequite to fill up my time
and if I could talk to myself like I was someone else
then maybe I could take your advice
and I wouldn't act like such an ####### all the time

there's a film on the wall
makes the people look small
who are sitting beside it
all consumed in the drama
they must return to their lives
once the hero has died
they will drive to the office
stopping somewhere for coffee
where the folk singers, poets, and playwrites convene
dispinsing their wisdom
oh dear amateur orator
they will detail their pain
in some standard refrain
they will recite their sadness
like it's some kind of contest
well if it is
I think I am winning it
all beaming with confidence
as I make my final lap
the gold medal gleams
so hang it around my neck
cause I am deserving it
the champion of idiots

but a kid carries his Walkman on that long bus ride to omaha
I know a girl who cries when she practices violin
cause each note sounds so pure
it just cuts into her
and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes
now to me everything else it just sounds like a lie.


***this is another song from bright eyes

No Lies, Just Love

It was in the march of the winter I turned 17
that I bought those things
I thought I would need
and I wrote a letter to my family
said it's not your fault
and you've been good to me
just lately I've been feeling
like I don't belong
like the ground's not mine to walk upon
and I've heard that music
echo through the house
where my grandmother drank
by herself
and I sat watching a flower
as it was withering
I was embarrased by it's honesty
so I'd prefer to be remembered as a smiling face
not this fucking wreck
that's taken it's place

so please forgive what I have done
no you can't stay mad at the setting sun
we all get tired I mean eventually
there's nothing left to do but sleep

but spring came bearing sunlight
those persuasive rays
so I gave myself a few more days
my salvation it came, quite suddenly
when Justin spoke very plainly
he said "Of course it's your decision,
but just so you know,
if you decide to leave,
soon I will follow"

I wrote this for a baby
who has yet to be born
my brother's first child
I hope that womb's not too warm
cause it's cold out here
and it'll be quite a shock
to breathe this air
to discover loss
so I'd like to make some changes
before you arive
so when your new eyes meet mine
they won't see no lies
just love.
just love.

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The Dance~by Garth Brooks

It's about the dance of life and how you may get hurt by someone or something in life, but if you by pass all the pain in life...then you'd miss the happy times too.

"It's my life, it's better left to chance...I could have missed the pain, but I'd of had to miss...the dance"

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when I listen to music, it has to be something like Destany's Child (Survivor) Or Enrique Inglesis (Hero) I have to hear that it is going to be alright or I will help you. Thoes are the kinds of songs that I listen to when I listen to the radio. CD's are different. My newest kick these days is JAZZ!! A friend of mine turned me onto it. It is very relaxing. Sit with a cup of tea, light some candles, and put on music, and I am soooooooooo gone. Take care.

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And of course Tori's wonderful Silent all these years..actually all Tori's songs..

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Tori's Me and a Gun.

Close to home.  Fuels me for kickboxing ;)

Hole- Asking for it
 Every time I stare into the sun
 Angel dust and my dress just comes undone
 While I rocket to the end
 Do you think you can make me do it again?

 Was she askin' for it?
 Was she askin' nice?
 Oh?  She was askin' for it?
 Did she ask you twice?

Nice little angry song for all of you Grrrrrls out there....

But if I just want to forget for a few minutes, anything by David Gray or Natalie Merchant helps... nice rhythms,,,great voices, real talents.

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This one strikes a cord in me.  Thank you for the idea.

Love,

Donna
  Sweet Surrender

it doesn't mean much
it doesn't mean anything at all
the life I've left behind me
is a cold room
I've crossed the last line
from where I can't return
where every step I took in faith
betrayed me
and led me from my home

and sweet
sweet surrender
is all that I have to give

you take me in
no questions asked
you strip away the ugliness
that surrounds me
are you an angel
am I already that gone
I only hope
that I won't disappoint you
when I'm down here
on my knees

and sweet
sweet
sweet surrender
is all that I have to give

sweet
sweet
sweet surrender
is all that I have to give

and I don't understand
by the touch of your hand
I would be the one to fall

I miss the little things
oh I miss everything

it doesn't mean much
it doesn't mean anything at all
the life I left behind me
is a cold room

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heres some of the songs that have inspired me:

Nothing at all - various singers/Francis Black

its amazing
how you can speak right to my heart
without saying a word
try as i might i can never explain
what i hear when you dont say a thing at all

chorus:
The smile on your face lets me know taht you need me
theres a truth in your eyes saying that you'll never leave me
the touch of your hand says
you'll catch me whenever i fall
you say it better when you
say nothing at all
All alone I can hear ppl talking about
But when you hold me near you
you drown out the crowd
Old Mr Webster could never define
what's being said between your heart and mine

chorus
then
the smile on your face etc

Brian Kennedy- won't you take me home

I've walked along
this stormy life
too scared to feel
the love i might

While I won't deny that i am afraid
I can't say the words
If only there was someone who
could make sense of it all........

It won't be long
Before the light
Another day
A sleepless night

Will i ever learn to live alone?
Am I strong enough?
If only there was some way
in this world to let you know

One night
Give me just one night
For all I own
I'm so alone
Oh won't you take me home

You make me weak
You make me kind
I never knew a love so blind

Well I don't believe in many things
But I'm certain now
If only there was somewhere in
this world where we could go for

One night
Give me just one night
For all I own
I'm so alone
Won't you take me home?

Oh save me now
There's no bitterness
Darling don't you let me down
Oh Hold me now
Show me some tenderness
I'm so lost without you around

Give me just one night
For all that I own
I'm so alone
I never let you go
Oh won't you take me home

Love Life and Happiness -Brian Kennedy

Will you walk with me
Through this world
And never let me down, oh listen
now
Can you hear a sound
Look what we have found
Another day ends peacefully

Oh
Now tell me
Is this the way its gonna stay

Oh
Don't let go again
it's your life
Love
your happiness

When you sleep tonight
Will you dream
About a brighter life, oh it's
gonna last
And we hope for more
But my heart is so unsure
Another day is

Over
so tell me
Is this the way it's meant to be

Oh dont let go again (chorus)

Don't go
I'm remembering
The time of joy and of love

Oh dont let go again (etc)

And we hope for more
My heart is so unsure
Will you walk with me
And never let me down

See Line Woman- Kennedy very tribal beat

Yeah yeah
Yeah Yeah
alright ye

She-line woman
She drink coffee
she drink tea
and then go home
See-line woman

See-line woman
Dressed in green
Wears silk stockings
With golden seams
See-line woman

See-line woman
Dressed in red
Make a man lose his head
She-line woman

She-line woman black dress on
For a thousand dollars
She wail and she moan
She-line woman

Wiggle wiggle
Purr like a cat
Wink at a man
And he wink back
Not shy
See-line woman

Empty his pockets
And wreck his day
Make him love her
And she'll fly away

She got a black dress on
For a thousand dollars
She'll wail and moan........

Thats all for now folks
cat



(Edited by catwoman at 6:00 pm on Jan. 5, 2002)

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Most all of Tori's songs inspire me, especially "Silent all These Years" - becuase I can really relate to it, but here are a couple I like equally well.

Flower
(by the Eels)

Turn the ugly light off, God
I wanna feel the night
Every day it shines down on me
Don't you think that I see
Don't you think that I see
What it's all about
Hard to look the other way
While the world passes me by
And everyone is trying to bum me out

It's a pretty big world, God
And I am awful small
Everyday they rain down on me
Flower in a hailstorm
Flower in a hailstorm
I'm living for the drought
I can throw it back at them
But then I'd play their game
And everyone is trying to bum me out

When I came into this world they slapped me
And every day since then I'm slapped again
Tomorrow's king, an unsightly coward
You see I know I'm gonna win

Turn the ugly light off, God
Don't wanna see my face
Everyday it will betray me
Don't you think that I know
Don't you think that I know
What they're talking about
If they step on me tonight
They're gonna pay someday
And everyone is trying to bum me out


Land of Shame
(by Vast)

Looking out the window staring at the things I can't see
If I listen closely I can hear a dying dream
I'm wrapped up in the warmth of an unforgiving mind
I'm on vacation in another time

And we can thank the TV, we can thank the men of old
For this legacy of hate somehow they have sold
I'm wrapped up in the warmth of an unforgiving game
I'm on vacation in the land of shame

When the pigs are flying and it's freezing cold in ####
Maybe we'll forgive the children, baby
Only time can tell

If I listen closely I can hear a dying dream
I'm on vacation in the land of shame

We'll be alone together in a world we call our own
We'll be alone together in a place that doesn't feel
Like home
We'll be alone together
We'll leave this land of shame

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