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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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