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Posted 20 February 2002 - 05:38 AM

Two songs...
One is called "Hard Love" don't know who wrote it, but Tony Rice performed it.  It's about a man, trying to live past his childhood abuse.
It's long, so I won't reproduce all the lyrics here, but the pertinent parts are these...
"I recall the gentle courtesy you showed me as I tried
to dissemble into likeness all the love I felt inside
but for every song of laughter, there was another song that cried
this ain't no easy weekend, this is hard love
It's hard love
it was hard on you I know
when the only love I gave to you was the love I couldn't show
but you forgave the heart that loved you
as your lover turned to go
leaving nothing but the memory of hard love
Now I'm standing in this phone booth
with a dollar and a dime
wondering what to say to you
to ease your troubled mind
for the Lord's cross might redeem us
but our own just wastes our time
and to tell the two apart is often hard, love
Well it's hard love
but it's love all the same
not the stuff of fantasy
but more than just a game
and the only kind of miracle
that's worthy of the name
for the love that heals our lives is mostly hard love."

The other is "I'm moving on" by Rascal Flats.  I know someone already mentioned the song, but the lyrics are so beautiful that I need to post them.

I've delt with my ghosts,
and I've faced all my demons
and I'm finally content with the past I regret.
I find you find strength
in 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 these faces
Each one is different
but they're always the same
they mean me no harm
but its time that I face it
They'll never allow me to change
But I never dreamed home
would be where I don't belong
I'm moving on
I'm moving on
and last I could see
life has been patiently waiting for me
and I know there's no guarantees
but I'm not alone
there comes a time
in everyones 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
and I stopped to fill up,
on the way outta town
I loved like I should
and lived like I shouldn't
I had to loose everything to find out
Maybe forgiveness will find me somewhere down this road
I'm movin on
I'm movin on

That one's so good I may have to post it in the main forum for a few days.
Take care,
Shaina


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Posted 12 April 2002 - 12:25 AM

The Impossible Dream by Tevin Campbell


To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bare with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go

To right the un-rightable wrong
To love, pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest to follow the star
And no matter how hopeless and no matter how far
To fight for the right without question or pause
To be willing to march into #### for a heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest
Then my heart will be peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to my rest
Yeah, yes
Oh yeah

And the world will be better for thee
That one man scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star
Mmm-hmmm, star, mmm...


I LOVE this song...:)


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Posted 11 May 2002 - 06:55 PM

This song lately has been my hope, it has helped me out alot and still is.If you look at my quote real closely you may see the lines of this song that just stick with me:)


"New Day" By Celine Dion

A NEW DAY HAS COME
A new day has...come

I was waiting for so long
For a miracle to come
Everyone told me to be strong
Hold on and don't shed a tear

Through the darkness and good times
I knew I'd make it through
And the world thought I had it all
But I was waiting for you

Hush, love

I see a light in the sky
Oh, it's almost blinding me
I can't believe
I've been touched by an angel with love
Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun
A new day has...come

Where it was dark now there's light
Where there was pain now there's joy
Where there was weakness, I found my strength
All in the eyes of a boy

Hush, love

I see a light in the sky
Oh, it's almost blinding me
I can't believe
I've been touched by an angel with love
Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun
A new day has...come

A new day has...come
Ohhh, a light... OOh


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Posted 12 November 2002 - 02:26 AM

a couple of songs by my favorite, tom waits...

hold on

they hung a sign up in our town
'if you live it up you won't
live it down'
so, she left monte rio, son
just like a bullet leaves a gun
with charcoal eyes and monroe hips
she went and took that california trip
well, the moon was gold, her
hair like wind
she said don't look back just
come on jim
(chorus)
oh you got to
hold on, hold on
you got to hold on
take my hand, i'm standing right here
you gotta hold on

well, he gave her a dimestore watch
and a ring made from a spoon
everyone's looking for someone to blame
but you share my bed, you share my name
well, go ahead and call the cops
you don't meet nice girls in coffee shops
she said baby, i still love you
sometimes there's nothin left to do

oh you got to
hold on, hold on
you got to hold on
take my hand, i'm standing right here, you go to
just hold on

well god bless your crooked little heart
st. louis got the best of you
i miss your broken-china voice
how i wish you were still
here with me

well, you build it up, you wreck it down
you burn your mansion to the ground
when there's nothing left to keep you here, when
you're falling behind in this
big blue world

oh you got to
hold on, hold on
you got to hold on
take my hand, i'm standing right here
you gotta hold on

down by the riverside motel,
it's 10 below and falling
by a 99 cent store she closed her eyes
and started swaying
but it's so hard to dance that way
when it's cold and there's no music
well your old hometown is so far away
but, inside your head there's a record
that's playing, a song called

hold on, hold on
you got to hold on
take my hand, i'm standing right here
and just hold on

oh you got to
hold on, hold on
you got to hold on
take my hand, i'm standing right here
you gotta hold on

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georgia lee
(about a local tragedy, a 12 year old murdered)

cold was the night, hard was the ground
they found her in a small grove of trees
lonesome was the place where georgia was
found. †she's too young to be out
on the street

why wasn't god watching?
why wasn't god listening?
why wasn't god there for
georgia lee?

ida said she couldn't keep georgia
from dropping out of school
i was doing the best that i could
but she kept runnin away from this world
these children are so hard to raise good

why wasn't god watching?
why wasn't god listening?
why wasn't god there for
georgia lee?

close your eyes and count to ten
i will go and hide but then
be sure to find me. †i want you to find me
and we'll play all over
we will play all over again

theres a toad in the witch grass
there's a crow in the corn
wild flowers on a cross by the road
and somewhere a baby is crying
for her mom
as the hills turn from green back
to gold

why wasn't god watching?
why wasn't god listening?
why wasn't god there for
georgia lee?


a little rain

the ice man's mule is parked
outside the bar
where a man with missing fingers
plays a strange guitar
and a german dwarf
dances with the butcher's son
and a little rain never hurt noone
and a little rain never hurt noone

they're dancing on the roof
and the ceiling's coming down
i sleep with my shovel and my leather gloves
a little trouble makes it worth the going
and a little rain never hurt noone

the world is round
and so i'll go around
you must risk something that matters
my hands are strong
i'll take any man here
if it's worth the going
it's worth the ride

she was 15 years old
and she'd never seen the ocean
she climbed into a van
with a vagabond
and the last thing she said
was "i love you mom"

and a little rain
never hurt noone
and a little rain
never hurt noone


(Edited by hilary at 1:02 am on Nov. 12, 2002)


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Posted 26 November 2002 - 10:09 PM

Where are You? - Wilson Phillips

I'm all grown up
But somehow, it feels like I'm pretending
Visions of my younger years, they are buried
But the scenes that play inside of me, are impending
They are never ending...

Where, where, where, where, where are you?
You don't have to look out that window, anymore.
You can just come back to yourself, you can come back to this world.
Where are you? Tell me who heard you. And where are you?

He led me into his room, and had me lay down
My heart, and my soul, and anything else that you could own,
When you're six years old.
But now I'm older

Such a quiet secret, it hurt too much trying hard to keep it.
Oh, and I looked up to you... I wanted so much to believe in you.
I wanted so much for you to believe it me.
Oh I tried, I tried.

Where, where, where, where, where are you?
You don't have to look out anymore.
I don't have to look out of that window anymore.
I can just, come back to myself, I can come back this world

Where are you? Tell me who heard you? And where are you now?
Where are you? Where are you? Where are you? Where are you?
Tell me who hurt you.



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Posted 25 December 2002 - 10:08 AM

((((Gabe))))

Awesome, powerful song! †Phat! †:) †Thanks for sharing.

Love,
Lisa


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Posted 18 January 2003 - 12:32 AM

I know I included this in "My Voice" but I wanted to get it on this thread too.  I don't know why a song that is so sad has brought me so much peace but it has.

CONCRETE ANGEL
(Stephanie Bentley, Rob Crosby)
Performed by Martina McBride

She walks to school with the lunch she packed,
Noboby 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.

CHORUS:
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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Posted 06 February 2003 - 03:12 AM

ok and the other song is by my most favorite band in the workd, Good Charlotte ( but i have to admit that they were cooler before MTV got a hold of them, now all the 13 year olds are all over there music and its ruining my experiance!) and its called Hold On.
"Hold On"

This world
This world is cold
But you don't
You don't have to go
You're feeling sad, you're feeling lonely, and no one seems to care
You're mother's gone and your father hits you
This pain you cannot bear


But we all bleed the same way as you do
And we all have the same things to go through


Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know


Your days
You say they're way too long
And your nights
You can't sleep at all
Hold on
And you're not sure what you're waiting for, but you don't want to no more
And you're not sure what you're looking for, but you don't want to no more


But we all bleed the same way as you do
And we all have the same things to go through


Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know
Don't stop looking, you're one step closer
Don't stop searching, it's not over
Hold on


What are you looking for?
What are you waiting for?
Do you know what you're doing to me?
Go ahead...What are you waiting for?


Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know
Don't stop looking, you're one step closer
Don't stop searching, it's not over
Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know
Hold on


ive seen them in concert a bunch of times and they're great. last time i saw them i got carried back stage by a security guard, but thats a whole other story lol!

Mary


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Posted 09 March 2003 - 03:29 AM

hey I told you I had more lol this one really means alot to me I've always liked Reba McEntire to beguin with... A couple more are "Independence Day", and "Broken Wing" by Martina McBride. but I'm not sure if I'm going to put the lyrics here or not for those 2.


Iím a Survivor
I was born two months to early
the doctor gave me thirty days
But I must've had my mama's will
And Gods amazing grace

I guess I'll keep on living
Even if this loves to die for
Cause your bags are packed and I ainít crying
Youíre walking out and Iím not trying
To change your mind cause I was born to be

Chorus:
The baby girl without a chance
A victim of circumstance
The one who ought a give up, but sheís just
too hard headed!
A single mom who works two jobs
Who loves her kids and never stops
With gentle hands and a heart of a fighter
Iím a survivor

I donít believe in self pity
It only brings you down
may be the queen of broken hearts
but I donít hide behind the crown
when the deck is stacked against me
I just play a different game
My roots are planted in the past
and though my life is changing fast
who I am is who I want to be

repeat chorus

A single mom who works two jobs
who loves her kids and never stops
with gentle hands and a heart of a fighter
Iím a survivor

But I mustíve had my mamas will
And Gods amazing grace


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Posted 12 March 2003 - 01:44 AM

another one of my good charlotte songs. this is the one i got my quote from. i think parts of this song are healing, and i like it so ill post it

The Young and the Hopeless

Hard days make me hard nights shape me
I dunno this song might save me
And I know I'm making something
Out of this life they call nothing
I take what I want, take what i need
They say its wrong but its right for me
I won't look down won't say I'm sorry
I know that only god can judge me

And if I make it threw today
Will tomorrow be the same
Am I just running in place
And if I stubble and I fall
Should I get up and carry on
Will it all just be the same

Cause I'm young and i'm hopeless
Im lost and i know this
Im going nowhere fast thats what they say
Im troublesome im fallin
Im angry at my father
Its me against this world and i don't care
I don't care

(And no one in this industry <-- a note from mary, this is
Understands the life I lead      not one of the healing
When I sing about my past        parts, just thought id
Its not a gimick not an act      point that out :wink:
This critics and these trust fund kids
Try to tell me what punk is
But when I see them on the streets
They got nothin to say )

And if I make it threw today
Will tomorrow be the same
Am I just running in place
And if I stubble and I fall
Should I get up and carry on
Will it all just be the same

Cause I'm young and i'm hopeless
Im lost and i know this
Im going nowhere fast thats what they say
Im troublesome im fallin
Im angry at my father
Its me against this world and i don't care
i don't care

Cause I'm young and i'm hopeless
Im lost and i know this
Im going nowhere fast thats what they say
Im troublesome im fallin
Im angry at my father
Its me against this world and i don't care
i don't care

Mary


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Posted 04 April 2003 - 01:11 AM

This might be a repeat, but it's just an awesome song. Could *T* though, I guess.

"Wash Away Those Years" by Creed

She came calling
One early morning
She showed her crown of thorns
She whispered softly to tell her story
About how she had been wronged
As she lay lifeless
He stole her innocence
And this is how she carried on
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
Remember you're not alone

Well, if you'll just close your eyes
And just imagine everything's alright
But do not hide your tears
'Cause they were sent to wash away those years

(Repeat)

They were sent to wash away those years
Maybe we can wash away those years.

For we have crossed many oceans
And we've labored in between
In life, there are many quotients
And I hope I find the mean

Well, if you'll just close your eyes
And just imagine everything's alright
But do not hide your tears
'Cause they were sent to wash away those years

(Repeat)

Maybe we can wash away those years.
I'm hoping you can wash away those years.


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Posted 07 April 2003 - 09:50 PM

Yeah, imagine that...More song lyrics from me. :)  This may be a repeat, but I just don't have time to read 498537349857 responses to be sure it's not.  I've listened to this a lot recently.  I find it very calming and uplifting.

"Inside Us All" by Creed


When I'm all alone
And no one else is there
Waiting by the phone
To remind me I'm still here
When shadows paint the scenes
Where spotlights use to fall
And I'm left wondering
Is it really worth it all?

There's a peace inside us all
Let it be your friend
It will help you carry on
In the end
There's a peace inside us all

Life can hold you down
When you're not looking out
Can't you hear the sounds
Hearts beating out loud
Although the names change
Inside we're all the same
Why can't we tear down the walls,
And show the scars we're covering?
There's a peace inside us all

Let it be your friend
It will help you carry on
In the end
There's a peace inside us all

There's a peace
Oh, there's a peace inside us all
Let it be
Oh I said let it be your friend
Oh, can't it be your friend?


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Posted 21 May 2003 - 06:04 AM

ok i'm a music hog :)

beth orton
i'm not even going to post her lyrics because so many of her songs are good to me.  but i will post a site with her lyrics because her music is so wonderful.

http://www.alwaysontherun.net/beth.htm

i'm listening to central reservation right now at 5 a.m.

hilary



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Posted 06 June 2003 - 01:54 PM

Staind Addicts Anonymous, anyone? ;) †Why does it not surprise me that I had two songs in mind to post, and one of them was posted already?

Ah, well, here's one that struck me in some unknown way.

"Could It Be?" by...well, Staind, of course. :)

Well I don't know what to say
Because there's truth to what you say
I know it kills you I'm this way
There's something different every day

Could it be that I never had the chance to grow inside?
Could it be that my habit is to find a place to hide?
Could it be that sometimes I say things just to disagree?
Could it be that I'm only being me?

Not easy living in my mind
A little peace is hard to find
My every thought is undermined
By all the history inside

Could it be that I never had the chance to grow inside?
Could it be that my habit is to find a place to hide?
Could it be that sometimes I say things just to disagree?
Could it be that I'm only being me?

I know I hear the words you said
Over and over again
I just can't get them through my head
There's just too many voices

Must be like living with the dead
Waiting for me to begin
To do the things that I have said
And for this I'm sorry
So there's some truth to what you say

Could it be that I never had the chance to grow inside?
Could it be that my habit is to find a place to hide?
Could it be that sometimes I say things just to disagree?
Could it be that I'm only being me?


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Posted 07 November 2001 - 08:53 PM

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
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"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
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"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
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"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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