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And another "power" song...Do be careful with this one, though - it could trigger.  It's pretty angry and, well, violent, but it's really good.  I sort of put my own spin on it and think of the violence in the song as more symbolic than anything....

"Sarah Yellin'" ~ 3 Doors Down

She says I got something to say

She knows what she says will change everything

She's laid through too many sleepless nights

She's cryin, She's cryin', She's cryin'

Mother, that man took my soul away

Father, how could you ever treat me this way

Brother, don't ever let him do this again

This time it's over. I'm gonna make it end

Now it's over

And the old man is dead

Lyin' on the ground

Bullet in his head

She stood at the foot of the guilty bed last night

She held what could set her free for the rest of her life

She did all that she said that she planned to do

She's through, She's through, She's through

Mother, that man took my soul away

Father, how could you ever treat me this way

Brother, don't ever let him do this again

This time it's over. I'm gonna make it end

Now it's over

And the old man is dead

Lyin' on the ground

Bullet in his head

(There's a bullet in your head)

I kept falling down

Look who's fallin' now

I kept crying out

Look who's cryin' now

Now it's over

This is what she said

He's lyin' on the ground

Bullet in his head

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Just copied and pasted this from LUKIN ( Pearl Jam Site)

I think this is a really good song (of course I think everyone is, but yeah. lol) The story is sad, but there is still hope. That's one of the reasons i love it so much. And it is just so beautiful. I urge you to listen to it. :)

07) Thumbing My Way

         Time: 4:10

         Vedder

I have not been home since you left long ago.

I'm thumbing my way back to heaven.

Counting steps. Walking backwards on the road.

I'm counting my way back to heaven.

I can't be free with what's locked inside of me.

If there was a key you took it in your hands.

There's no wrong or right but I'm sure there's good and bad.

The questions linger overhead.

No matter how cold the winter, there's a spring time ahead.

I'm thumbing my way back to heaven.

I'd wish that I could hold you. I'd wish that I had.

Thinking about heaven.

I let go of a rope. Thinking that's what held me back.

And in time I've realized it's now wrapped around my neck.

I can't see what's next from this lonely overpass.

Hang my head and count my steps as another car goes past.

All the rusted signs we ignore throughout our lives.

Choosing the shiny ones instead.

I turned my back. Now there's not turning back.

No matter how cold the winter, there's a spring time ahead.

I smile but who am I kidding.

I'm just walking the miles. Every once in a while I get a ride.

I'm thumbing my way back to heaven. (x3)

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I think I have just fallen in love with the "Control" song and I haven't even heard it.  The lyrics just...call to me.  Hmm, so good.  Thank you!!!  It kinda gave me a power boost, a much needed one at that.   (((((((((Cira)))))))))

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Christina Aguilera

The Voice Within

Young girl, don't cry

I'll be right here when your world starts to fall

Young girl, it's all right

Your tears will dry, you'll soon be free to fly

When you're safe inside your room you tend to dream

Of a place where nothing's harder than it seems

No one ever wants or bothers to explain

Of the heartache life can bring and what it means

When there's no one else

Look inside yourself

Like your oldest friend

Just trust the voice within

Then you'll find the strength

That will guide your way

If you will learn to begin

To trust the voice within

Young girl, don't hide

You'll never change if you just run away

Young girl, just hold tight

And soon you're gonna see your brighter day

Now in a world where innocence is quickly claimed

It's so hard to stand your ground when you're so afraid

No one reaches out a hand for you to hold

When you're lost outside look inside to your soul

When there's no one else

Look inside yourself

Like your oldest friend

Just trust the voice within

Then you'll find the strength

That will guide your way

If you will learn to begin

To trust the voice within

Yeah...

Life is a journey

It can take you anywhere you choose to go

As long as you're learning

You'll find all you'll ever need to know

(Be strong)

You'll break it

(Hold On)

You'll make it

Just don't forsake it because

No one can stop you

You know that I'm talking to you

When there's no one else

Look inside yourself

Like your oldest friend

Just trust the voice within

Then you'll find the strength

That will guide your way

If you will learn to begin

To trust the voice within

Young girl don't cry

I'll be right here when your world starts to fall

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oh Lynn!!!... how i DO SO LOVE Poe... and Control is a fave so i thought i would add some more...  two really hit me DEEP, but i am going to put them in seperate posts:

Haunted

Come here

Pretty please

Can you tell me where I am

won't you say something

I need to get my bearings

I'm lost

And the shadows keep on changing

And I'm haunted

By the lives that I have loved

And actions I have hated

I'm haunted

By the lives that wove the web

Inside my haunted head

Ba da pa pa ba da pa pa...

Don't cry,

There's always a way

Here in November in this house of leaves

We'll pray

Please, I know it's hard to believe

To see a perfect forest

Through so many splintered trees

You and me

And these shadows keep on changing

And I'm haunted

By the lives that I have loved

And actions I have hated

I'm haunted

By the promises I've made

And others I have broken

I'm haunted

By the lives that wove the web

Inside my haunted head

Hallways... always

I'll always love you

I'll always need you

I'll always want you

And I will always miss you

Ba da pa pa ba da pa pa...

Come here

No I won't say please

One more look at the ghost

Before I'm gonna make it leave

Come here

I've got the pieces here

Time to gather up the splinters

Build a casket for my tears

I'm haunted

(By the lives that I have loved)

I'm haunted

(By the promises I've made)

I'm haunted

By the hallways in this tiny room

The echos there of me and you

The voices that are carrying this tune

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and of course... the one that gets me above all others... except maybe Trigger Happy Jack... and i think that is just a tie:

Angry Johnny

Johnny, Angry Johnny, this is Jezebel in Hell

I wanna kill you, I wanna blow you...away

I can do it to you gently

I can do it with an animal's grace

I can do it with precision

I can do it with gourmet taste

Chorus:

But either way

Either (way), either way

I wanna kill you

I wanna blow you...

Away

I can do it to your mind

I can do it to your face

I can do it with integrity

I can do it with disgrace

Chorus

Johnny, Angry Johnny, this is Jezebel in Hell

Johnny, Angry Johnny, this is Jezebel in Hell

I can do it in a church

I can do it any time or place

I can do it like an angel

To quiet down your rage

Chorus

I can do it in the water

I can do on dry land

I can do it with instruments

I can do it with my own bare hands

But either way

Either way, you know where it stands

I wanna kill you

I wanna blow you...

Away

Johnny, Angry Johnny, this is Jezebel in Hell

Johnny, oh my Johnny

Where did your pleasure go

When the pain came through you

Where did your happiness go

This force is running you around now

Getting you down now

Where is your pleasure now Johnny

Where has your pleasure gone now

Johnny, Angry Johnny...

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oh how could i forget this one!!! yes, i am a Poe FANATIC!!!... and i just CAN't for the life of me pick a favorite!!! they are all so GREAT!!!

That Day

Tomorrow's coming 'round like a hair-pin curve in the road

She's got a run in her stocking and she's missing the heel of her shoe

Got up this morning rolled out of bed

I spilled a Diet Coke

Called my mother

Said, "Hi." What I meant to say was:

"Why is your life a joke?"

Then I went down to that ugly bar and

I clicked my heels three times just like you said

And I climbed that road to your empty house

The anticipation was a turn-on...but you let me down

'Cause I stood on that empty street alone

I said, "I'm ready for my close-up now, Mr. Demille."

I waited for the light but it never shone

Well I wonder what you'll do with that expensive piece of land

That overlooks a billion years of history (I have a sneaking suspicion)

You will never understand

Hey maybe I'll see you down by the Rocky & Bullwinkle

And we can talk to that charlatan psychic

And she can paint a prettier picture of your future.

'Cause that day in my life...

That day in my life...

I dreamt tomorrow had a prettier face

I dreamt tomorrow would have better things to say

Than, "You look like shit, what's your problem, bitch?

You're legs feel like sandpaper, you can't do anything right."

'Cause that day never should have taken place

'Cause this day in my life still cannot explain

Why I listened in the first place

to you

Oh yeah, something else...

I hope one day you call up your father

And you have the guts to tell him how he hurt you

And how he made you hurt another

'Cause it makes me sad.

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Maaan Sparrow, I was just thinking I needed to post Angry Johnny cause that song rocks...but you beat me to it. Oh well, I love Poe, and though not completely "on topic" I love Beautiful girl, it just helps me feel better.

Poe:

Beautiful Girl

Someone's gotta hear this...

Beautiful girl,

you must've been a beautiful baby too

Beautiful woman,

you must've had your moments inside the sun

Beautiful girl

Beautiful stranger

Why do you have to walk with your head hung low

Beautiful girl

Your eyes are mockingbirds inside a guilded cage

Your life's a silent movie that I haven't heard for ages

Tell me everything, someone's gotta hear this

beautiful thing

Beautiful mother, frozen in ice

I've waiting for you to grow for my whole life

Beautiful girl

Your eyes are mockingbirds inside a guilded cage

Your life's a silent movie that I haven't heard for ages

Tell me everything, someone's gotta hear this

beautiful thing (so beautiful)

And this song really gives me hope, I love the part that goes...

Another lonely highway in the black of night

But there's hope in the darkness

You know you're going to make it

Savage Garden

two beds and a coffee machine

And she takes another step

Slowly she opens the door

Check that he is sleeping

Pick up all the broken glass and furniture on the floor

Been up half the night screaming now it's time to get away

Pack up the kids in the car

Another bruise to try and hide

Another alibi to write

Another ditch in the road

You keep moving

Another stop sign

You keep moving on

And the years go by so fast

Wonder how I ever made it through

And there are children to think of

Baby's asleep in the backseat

Wonder how they'll ever make it through this living nightmare

But the mind is an amazing thing

Full of candy dreams and new toys and another cheap hotel

Two beds and a coffee machine

But there are groceries to buy

And she knows she'll have to go home

Another ditch in the road

You keep moving

Another stop sign

You keep moving on

And the years go by so fast

Wonder how I ever made it through

Another bruise to try and hide

Another alibi to write

Another lonely highway in the black of night

But there's hope in the darkness

You know you're going to make it

Another ditch in the road

Keep moving

Another stop sign

You keep moving on

And the years go by so fast

Silent fortress built to last

Wonder how I ever made it

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OK another Poe, sorry, but this song is just totally empowering to me.

Walk the Walk

My mother spent 10 years sitting by a window

Scared if she spoke she would die of a heart attack

She listened as her dreams silently screamed

They drowned like little dolphins caught in a fishnet

Dear world i'm pleased to meet you

Hey everybody when you walk the walk

You gotta back it all up you gotta talk the talk

Hey everybody when I hear the knock

Don't wanna measure out my life to the tick of a clock

Hey everybody when my daddy died

He had a sad sad story written in his eyes

Hey everybody when you walk the walk

You cannot measure out your life to the tick of a clock

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum

Hey everybody

Can you walk the walk you gotta back it all up

But can you talk the talk

Hey everybody

can you walk the walk?

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum

(Say what?)

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum

(Say what?)

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum

I wanna live to the beat of my own drum

I wanna take to the beat of my own drum

I wanna hang ten, high, say pleased to meet you

Give to the beat of my own drum

I wanna sing to the beat of my own drum

I wanna fly, cry, win, lose, live, die, take five

Pleased to meet you

My daddy spent 10 years living on the outside looking in

He thought that he would never get back

Watched his dream walk across a silver screen

And he was standing there when the theatre went pitch black

Dear world I'm pleased to meet you

Hey everybody when I walk the walk

I gotta back it all up I vgotta talk the talk

Hey everybody when I hear the knock

Don't wanna measure out my life to the tick of a clock

Hey everybody--can you walk the walk?

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum

(Say what?)

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum

(Say what?)

I wanna live to the beat of my own drum

I wanna laugh to the beat of my own drum

I wanna play to the beat of my own drum

I wanna hang ten, high, say pleased to meet you

I wanna screw up to the beat of my own drum

I wanna take it out of town and do it to my drum

Scream shout

Wipe out

Make love to my baby

Father: It's a wonderful idea, but it doesn't work.

My own drum my own beat

Hey did you ever get the feeling that it's really a joke

You think you've got it figured out and then you find that you don't

So you say goodbye to the world and now you're floating in space

You got no sense of nothing not even a time or a place

Then suddenly you hear it it's the beat of your heart

And for the first time in your life you know your life is about to start

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum

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Oh (((((((Heather))))) you stole my song! Just kidding  :;):. I LOVE Two Beds And A Coffee Machine. I was gonna post it ealier but you beat me to it!

~Olivia~

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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

I am the wind,

I am the sun

And one day we'll all be one

*INSTRUMENTAL SOLO*

I am the wind,

I am the sun

And one day we'll all be one

I am the wind,

I am the sun

One day we'll all be one

(Repeat to end)

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Theres more to me than you by Jessica Andrews

I've spent years

And all of this time

Thinkin I was better off

Cause you were mine

You always said it was your way or the highway

So im shiftin my life into drive

I'm getting out kissing the past goodbye

Like Toby said

"How do you like me now?"

This conversation has run dry

And I keep tellin myself

Oooh oooh oooh theres more to me than you

Oooh oooh dont underestimate what i can do

Well im alright

It's okay

I know I'll make it through

Cause there's more to me than you

I'm not sayin I'm batterd and bruised

But I might as well be with the words you use

I believe in myself

That makes me stronger

Things change and so have I

I'm gonna make hay while the sun still shines

you can clip my wings but I'm still gonna fly

I'm on my own

I'm on my way

And I keep tellin myself

Oooh oooh oooh theres more to me than you

Oooh oooh dont underestimate what i can do

Well im alright

It's okay

I know I'll make it through

Cause there's more to me than you

There's always somethin that meant more to you than me

And I'm just sorry it's taken this for you to see

Oooh oooh oooh theres more to me than you

Well I'm alright

It's okay

I know I'll make it through

Cause there's more to me than you

Oooh oooh oooh theres more to me than you

Oooh oooh oooh theres more to me than you

Cause there's more to me than you

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okay, this is one by perfect circle... i LOVE Tool... but somehow perfect circle seems a little more healing and survivor oriented:

Gravity

Lost again

Broken and weary

Unable to find my way

Tail in hand

Dizzy and clearly unable to

Just let this go

I am surrendering to the gravity and the unknown

Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun

I choose to live

I fell again

Like a baby unable to stand on my own

Tail in hand

Dizzy and clearly unable to just let this go

High and surrendering to the gravity and the unknown

Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun

I choose to live, I choose to live, I choose to live

Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun

Help me survive the bottom

Calm these hands before they

Snare another pill and

Drive another nail down another

Meaty hole please release me

I am surrendering to the gravity and the unknown

Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun

I choose to live, I choose to live

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and another from perfect circle... this one gave me chills the first time i heard it... its all about the criminals who think they've moved past these crimes... like they can forgive themselves without any effort, contrition or repentance:

The Noose

So glad to see you well

Overcome and completely silent now

Without his help

You cast your demons out

And not to pull your halo down

Around your neck and tug you off your cloud

But I'm more than just a little curious

How you're planning to go about

Making your amends to the dead

To the dead

Recall the deeds as if

They're all someone else's

Atrocious stories

Now you stand reborn before us all

So glad to see you well

And not to pull your halo down

Around your neck and tug you to the ground

But I'm more than just a little curious

How you're planning to go about

Making your amends to the dead

To the dead

With your halo slipping down

Your halo slipping

Your halo slipping down

Your halo slipping down

Your halo slipping down [repeated]

Your halo slipping down to choke you now

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and i'm just posting songs like crazy this morning... i really don't have the energy to do anything more serious  :laugh: :

this is a VERY OLD favorite by a little group called WEEN (they ROCK!!!):

Little Birdy

Oh little birdy, oh little birdy

I saw the little birdy sing

He sang with glee and everything

He sang for spring and sang for me

And everything was so happy

I don't know why I want to fly

Try to sigh, try to fly, made a tie

And then it tried to get me down

I want to buy make me fly

Get me high, so I can try

And then I try

The little birdy start to cry so happy

Little birdy was so happy

Little birdy was so happy

Can I touch your birdy wing?

And fly and hop and everything

Can the sun reach down on us

And through the heavens only we would sing

I want the birdy make me laugh

See the birdy make me laugh

Take a little birdy bath

I don't know why he got me high

I don't know why, I don't know why

It cannot die, it sang too high

And all the birds on the wing sang so together

[repeat all]

So together, so together

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somebody stop me  :blush: ... okay, this one is from the Stigmata soundtrack by the ever so lovely Bjork:

Artist: Bjork Lyrics

Song: All Is Full of Love Lyrics

you'll be given love

you'll be taken care of

you'll be given love

you have to trust it

maybe not from the sources

you have poured yours

maybe not from the directions

you are staring at

trust your head around

it's all around you

all is full of love

all around you

all is full of love

you just aint receiving

all is full of love

your phone is off the hook

all is full of love

your doors are all shut

all is full of love!

all is full of love

all is full of love

all is full of love

all is full of love

all is full of love

another Bjork song that i used to be obsessed with when i was in a much worse place than i am now:

Play Dead

darling stop confusing me

with your wishful thinking

hopeful embraces

don't you understand?

i have to go through this

i belong to here where

no-one cares and no-one loves

no light no air to live in

a place called hate

the city of fear

i play dead

it stops the hurting

i play dead

and hurting stops

it's sometimes just like sleeping

curling up inside my private tortures

i nestle into pain

hug suffering

caress every ache

i play dead

it stops the hurting

and finaly an oh-so accurate description of:

Human Behavior:

If you ever get close to a human

and human behaviour

be ready to get confused

there's definitely no logic

to human behaviour

but yet so irresistible

there is no map

to human behaviour

they're terribly moody

then all of a sudden turn happy

but, oh, to get involved in the exchange

of human emotions is ever so satisfying

there's no map and

a compass

wouldn't help at all

human behaviour

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i promise i'll stop now, i just wouldn't feel right if i didn't add some Ani to the mix, LOL!:

Swan Dive:

I'm cradling the softest, warmest part of you in my hands

Feels like a little baby bird

Fallen from the nest

I think that your body is something I understand

I think that I'm happy

I think that I'm blessed

But I've had a lack of inhibition

I've had a loss of perspective

I've had a little bit to drink

And it's making me think

That I can jump ship and swim

That the ocean will hold me

That there's got to be more

Than this boat I'm in

They can call me crazy if I fail

All the chance that I need is one - in - a - million,

And they can call me brilliant if I succeed

Gravity is nothing to me

I'm moving at the speed of sound

I'm just gonna to get my feet wet until I drown

I teeter between tired

And really, really tired

I'm wiped and I'm wired

But I guess that's just as well

Cuz I've built my own empire

Out of car tires and chicken wire

And now I'm queen of my own compost heap

And I'm getting used to the smell

I've had a lack of information

I've had a little revelation

I'm climbing up on the railing

Trying not to look down

I'm going to do my best swan dive

In the shark - infested waters

I'm gonna pull out my tampon

And start splashing around

Cuz I don't care if they eat me alive

I've got better things to do than survive

I've got the memory of your warm skin in my hands

And I've got a vision of blue sky and dry land

I'm cradling the hardest, heaviest part of me in my hands

The ship is pitching and heaving

Our limbs are bobbing and weaving

I think this is something I understand

I just need a couple vaccinations

For my far - away vacation

I'm going to go ahead and go boldly

Cuz a little bird told me

That jumping is easy

That falling is fun

Right up until you hit the sidewalk

Shivering stunned

They can call me crazy if I fail

All the chance that I need is one - in - a - million

And they can call me brilliant if I succeed

Gravity is nothing to me

I'm moving at the speed of sound

I'm just gonna get my feet wet untill I drown

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Speaking of Ani, I've always loved that part of 'Not A Pretty Girl' that goes:

I am not an angry girl

But it seems like

I've got everyone fooled.

Everytime I say something they find hard to hear

They chalk it up to my anger

And never to their own fear.

Imagine you're a girl

Just tryin' to finally come clean

Knowing full well they prefer you dirty and smiling.

The first time I heard that, I had to keep going back to listen to it again and again...so powerful.

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"someday" by Nickelback

Someday

How the hell'd we wind up like this

And why weren't we able

To see the signs that we missed

And try to turn the tables

I wish you'd unclench your fists

And unpack your suitcase

Lately there's been too much of this

But don't think it's too late

Nothing's wrong

Just as long as you know that someday I will

Someday, somehow

I''m gonna make it alright

But not right now

I know you're wondering when

You're the only one who knows that

Someday somehow

I'm gonna make it alright

But not right now

I know you're wondering when

Well I'd hope that since we're here anyway

That we could end up saying

Things we've always needed to say

So we could end up staying

Now the story's played out like this

Just like a paperback novel

Let's rewrite an ending that fits

Instead of a Hollywood horror

Nothing's wrong

Just as long as you know that someday I will

Someday, somehow

I''m gonna make it alright

But not right now

I know you're wondering when

You're the only one who knows that

Someday somehow

I'm gonna make it alright

But not right now

I know you're wondering when

You're the only one who knows that

I know you're wondering when

You're the only one who knows that

I know you're wondering when

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I heard this on the radio today, driving home to my mum's, and the chorus grabbed me...  The verses aren't so applicable to me, but might be to others.  

It's by an artist called Jamelia (I think she's British), and it's called Thank You.

[Verse 1:]

The fights, those nights

I tried to pretend it don't hurt

The way, I prayed

Someday that you would love me

Really, completely

Just how I wanted it to be

But no, so wrong

Can't believe I stayed with you so long

[b-Chorus:]

You hit, you spit, you split, ever-y bit of me, yeah

You stole, you broke, you're cold

You're such a joke to me, yeah

[Chorus:]

For every last bruise you gave me

For every time I sat in tears

For the million ways you hurt me

I just wanna tell you this

You broke my world, made me strong

Thank you

Messed up my dreams, made me strong

Thank you

[Verse 2:]

My head, near dead

Just the way you wanted it

My soul, stone cold

Cos I was under you're control

So young, so dumb

Knew just how to make me succumb

But I un-derstand

To make yourself feel like a man

[b-Chorus:]

You hit, you spit, you split, ever-y bit of me, yeah

You stole, you broke, you're cold

You're such a joke to me, yeah

[Chorus:]

For every last bruise you gave me

For every time I sat in tears

For the million ways you hurt me

I just wanna tell you this

You broke my world, made me strong

Thank you

Messed up my dreams, made me strong

Thank you

[Middle eight:]

You coulda had it all babe

It coulda been so right

I woulda given you everything

Morning through night

Yeah, you taught me some lessons

Those are my blessings

That won't happen again

Thank you

[Chorus till end]

It's a great song - I'm sure those of you not in Britain can hear it on the net (assuming she IS British, and I'm not just imaging that).

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Okay this one is old school, but I still like it.

Runaway Train

Soul Asylum

Call you up in the middle of the night

Like a firefly without a light

You were there like a blowtorch burning

I was a key that could use a little turning

So tired that I couldn’t even sleep

So many secrets I couldn’t keep

Promised myself I wouldn’t weep

One more promise I couldn’t keep

It seems no one can help me now

I’m in too deep; there’s no way out

This time I have really led my self astray

Runaway train, never going back

Wrong way on a one-way track

Seems like I should be getting somewhere

Somehow I’m neither here nor there

Can you help me remember how to smile?

Make it somehow all seem worthwile?

How on earth did I get so jaded?

Life’s mystery seems so faded

I can go where no one else can go

I know what no one else knows

Here I am just a-drownin’ in the rain

With a ticket for a runaway train

And everything seems cut-and-dried

Day and night, earth and sky

Somehow I just don’t believe it

Runaway train, never going back

Wrong way on a one-way track

Seems like I should be getting somewhere

Somehow I’m neither here nor there

Bought a ticket for a runaway train

Like a madman laughing at the rain

A little out of touch, a little insane

It’s just easier than dealing with the pain

Runaway train, never going back

Wrong way on a one-way track

Seems like I should be getting somewhere

Somehow I’m neither here nor there

Runaway train, never coming back

Runaway train, tearing up the track

Runaway train, burning in my veins

I run away, but it always seems the same

i love this song.  thank you so much for posting the lyrics, I had forgotten all about it.

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Concrete Angel

Martina McBride

She walks to school with the lunch she packed

Nobody knows what she's holdin' back

Wearin' the same dress she wore yesterday

She hides the bruises with linen and lace

The teacher wonders but she doesn't ask

It's hard to see the pain behind the mask

Bearing the burden of a secret storm

Sometimes she wishes she was never born

Through the wind and the rain

She stands hard as a stone

In a world that she can't rise above

But her dreams give her wings

And she flies to a place where she's loved

Concrete angel

Somebody cries in the middle of the night

The neighbors hear, but they turn out the lights

A fragile soul caught in the hands of fate

When morning comes it'll be too late

[Repeat Chorus]

A statue stands in a shaded place

An angel girl with an upturned face

A name is written on a polished rock

A broken heart that the world forgot

[Repeat Chorus

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*crying.

That almost explains exactly what happened.

Thanks laney for that post

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For some reason these two songs speak to me

Pearl Jam - "rearviewmirror"

I took a drive today

Time to emancipate

I guess it was the beatings made me wise

But I'm not about to give thanks, or apologize

I couldn't breathe, holdin' me down

Hand on my face, pushed to the ground

Enmity gauged, united by fear

S'pose to endure what I could not forgive...

I seem to look away

Wounds in the mirror waved

It wasn't my surface most defiled

Head at your feet, fool to your crown

Fist on my plate, swallowed it down

Enmity gauged, united by fear

Tried to endure what I could not forgive

Saw things (4x)

Clearer (2x)

Once you, were in my...Rearview mirror...

I gather speed from you f***ing with me

Once and for all I'm far away

I hardly believe, finally the shades...are raised...hey...

Saw things so much clearer }

Once you, once you... } (3x)

Rearview mirror }

Saw things so much clearer

Once you...oh yeah...

Timbuk3  - "Reprise (Don't Stop Now)"

You've been down a one-way track

Putting out, not gettin' back

Darkness all along the way

Heading for the break of day

Life's a long hard uphill climb

Workin' workin' overtime

Fighting, fighting for dear life

Doing what you feel is right

Don't stop now

Don't stop now

Don't stop now

Don't stop now

Don't stop now

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I'm trading my sorrows

I'm trading my shame

I'm laying them down

for the joy of the Lord

Heard late at night on a gospel music cd informercial.  Don't know the name, but I think that it is "Trading My Sorrows."  I sing it and try not to feel shame for what my mother did to me.  It has been very helpful, was really the start of me saying no strongly to the shame I have felt for being sexually abused by my mother.   Kate

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