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#31 SilentFlight

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 09:55 PM

I can sit for hours at the piano, or with my guitar, in the studio, either reinforcing or altering a particular mood.  My life has a soundtrack that changes... but music, sweet music.  Yes it has a profound effect on mood.

I don't have any one particular song to fit a mood, or pick me up, but here's a favorite by Peter Gabriel that's sad and encouraging at the same time:

Here Comes the Flood (2nd album 1979)

"When the night shows
the signals grow on radios
All the strange things
they come and go as early warnings
Stranded starfish have no place to hide
still waiting for the swollen eastern tide.
There's no point in direction
we cannot even choose a side.

I took the old track
the hollow shoulder across the water
On the tall cliffs they were getting older
the sons and daughters
The jaded underworld was riding high
and waves of steel hurled metal at the skies
And as the nails sank in the clouds
the rain was warm and soaked the crowd.

         Lord, Here comes the flood
         we'll say goodbye to flesh and blood
         If again the seas are silent in eddies still alive
         it'll be those who gave their islands who survive
         Drink up, dreamers, you're running dry.

When the flood comes
you have no home, you have no warmth
In the thundercrash
you're a thousand miles within a flash
Don't be afraid to cry at what you see:
The act is gone, it's only you and me
And if we wake before the dawn
we'll use up who we used to be.

         Lord, Here comes the flood
         we'll say goodbye to flesh and blood
         If again the seas are silent in eddies still alive
         it'll be those who gave their islands who survive
         Drink up, dreamers, you're running dry.


#32 Lis

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 09:34 PM

Brenda Weiler

You Sweet Thing

when the night feels long
and the darkness feels thicker than your blood
when the sky upstairs is black and strong
go, leave your keys, you sweet thing, go on

when the night wears on
and the moon is freezing like your fingers in your gloves
when the sky upstairs is holding strong
go on, leave your keys, you sweet thing, go on

careful what you wish and on what star
your soul will sound just the same
careful what you wish and just how far
you let it lead you
'til you find you can so simply go on

now the clouds carry on
cause the sky upstairs has danced from dusk to dawn
and the light outside is gorgeous blonde
go on, leave your keys, you sweet thing, go on


#33 Lis

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 09:41 PM

Dido
All You Want

I'd like to watch you sleep at night,
to hear you breathe by my side
And although sleep leaves me behind,
there's nowhere I'd rather be

And now our bed is oh so cold,
my hands feel empty, no-one to hold
I can sleep what side I want,
it's not the same with you gone

Oh if you'd come home, I'll let you know that
All you want, is right here in this room, all you want
And all you need, is sitting here with you, all you want

It's been three years, one night apart,
but in that night you tore my heart
If only you had slept alone,
if those seeds had not been sown
Oh you could come home and you would know that

All you want, is right here in this room, all you want
All you need is sitting here with you, all you want

I hear your key turning in the door,
I won't be hearing that sound anymore
And you and your sin can leave the way you just came in,
send my regards to her
I hope you've found that

All you want, is right there in that room, all you want
All you need is sitting there with you, all you want
I'd like to watch you sleep at night,
to hear you breathe by my side.


#34 Lis

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 09:54 PM

Sarah Harmer
The Hideout


look at that green
out through the screen
after a quick rain came
so fast that
there wasn't time
to roll up the windows
and pull the clothes down off the line
but i don't care
it was so dry
and the grass is happy
and i think 'so am i'
'cause i'm through thinking about you

for now i'm out at the hideout
far enough outside of town
you can come
you can stay
if there's something you need
to get away from

look at the day dropping away
hear the traffic pass along
a distant sideroad down the way
i think the dust has settled on me
but i don't care, it was so calm
i knew i wouldn't stay forever
knew i'd get some things together
and move on

but for now i'm out at the hideout
far enough outside of town
you can come, you can stay
if there's something you need
to get away from

i just thought of you
and what you said
laid out on the pullout
did you forget?
you said you wouldn't forget

look at that green
out through the screen
after a quick rain came
so fast that
there wasn't time to roll up the window
and pull the clothes down off the line
but i don't care
it was so dry
the grass is happy and i think 'so am i'
'cause i'm through thinking about you

and for now i'm out at the hideout
far enough outside of town
you can come out
you can come out
when there is no one around
all out at the hideout
far enough from being found
you can come, you can stay
if there's something you need
to get away from


#35 Louise

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 05:09 AM

Oh Lis...I think music has been one of my singular biggest healing aids.

One of my most empowering songs:

"Feeling Good" - Nina Simone

and I'll come back and write the words when I'm less friday-night boozy, but anyone who knows it will know how joyous a celebration of life it is.

Edith Piaf's "Non, Je ne regrette Rien" is another favourite but I won't write the lyrics 'cuz it's all French, but the title means "No, I have no regrets" and it's female lustiness and guts makes me soar.


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Posted 05 December 2003 - 06:19 AM

Lis,

Love Shack by the B 52s always always lifts my mood and makes me smile, no matter if I've heard it 75,432,983 times in my life or more.  My kids and I have a "rule" that we HAVE to stop whatever we are doing and dance when Love Shack comes on...no matter where we are.  LOL.  

Still works.  ;)

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#37 Alex12345

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 01:24 PM

Hey Lou,

I'm helping you by posting for you the lyrics of Edith Piaf :

Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait, ni le mal
Tout ça m'est bien égal
Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
C'est payé, balayé, oublié
Je me fous du passé

Avec mes souvenirs
J'ai allumé le feu
Mes chagrins, mes plaisirs
Je n'ai plus besoin d'eux
Balayés mes amours
Avec leurs trémolos
Balayés pour toujours
Je repars à zéro




Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait, ni le mal
Tout ça m'est bien égal
Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
Car ma vie
Car mes joies
Aujourd'hui
Ça commence avec toi...


#38 bando1989

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 05:39 PM

this may sound really wierd but the Aqua (aquarium) CD from like 1997 is the best pick me up CD ever it is sooo goofy it is guarenteed to make you smile in my oppinon...it is like bubble gummy pop and stuff and our guards theme song 'barbie girl' cuze we all dance like barbie dolls according to brad our coach when we were learning some wacky spin on flag with a dance move.  Lis- we have a conert band/marching band alliance wehre they come to the games with us and we do a concert fromat show at half time (we stand on the field in lines) and we did that as one of our songs and it was the funnest thing ever cuze it was a song that people actually recgniozed

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 08:21 PM

For those who don't speak French, I translated the Piaf song (don't shoot, I'm an amateur).

No, nothing of nothing
No, I regret nothing
Not the good done to me, nor the bad
It's all OK with me

No, nothing of nothing
No, I regret nothing
It's paid, swept away, forgotten
To hell with the past

With my memories
I've lit the fire
My troubles, my pleasures
I have no mre need for them
Swept away are my loves
With their 'anxieties' (sorry, a little unsure of that word)
Swept away forever
I start again from zero

No, nothing of nothing
No, I regret nothing
Not the good done to me, nor the bad
It's all OK with me
No, nothing of nothing
No, I regret nothing
For my life
For my joys
Today
It begins with you.

Caitlin


#40 Lis

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 09:23 PM

Heather Nova
I'm Alive

Your hands were covered in paint
The pillow smothered my cry
You were half charmer half snake
I lived in dreamtime

But I'm alive
I survived you
And the bitter taste
The years I wasted
All the hate is gone
'Cause I'm alive

Some nights I'd sleep in the car
Just to escape you
You drove devotion too far
No-one could save you

But I'm alive
I survived you
And the bitter taste
The years I wasted
All the hate is gone
'Cause I'm alive

I still have visions of you
I still have nights to get through
And when the trust isn't true
I have these visions of you
I have these visions of you

And I'm alive
I survived you
And the bitter taste
The years I wasted
All the hate is gone
'Cause I'm alive
I'm alive

I'm alive
Ride on and fade away
I'm alive
There's nothing more to say
I'm alive
Ride on and fade away
I'm alive
There's nothing more to say
I'm alive
Ride on and fade away
And the bitter taste
The years I wasted
All the hate is gone


#41 Lis

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 12:18 AM

Have you noticed that some songs can have a huge effect on your emotions? Does anyone have a song like this to share?

When I first broke up with my boyfriend and was feeling kind of depressed, I found myself playing this song frequently in my car. I totally recommend downloading it - it never failed to make me feel like I didn't have a care in the world.


Sheryl Crow
Soak Up the Sun

My friend the communist
Holds meetings in his RV
I can't afford his gas
So I'm stuck here watching TV

I don't have digital
I don't have diddly squat
It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you've got

(CHORUS)
I'm gonna soak up the sun
I'm gonna tell everyone
To lighten up (I'm gonna tell 'em that)
I've got no one to blame
For every time I feel lame
I'm looking up
I'm gonna soak up the sun
I'm gonna soak up the sun

(VERSE)
I've got a crummy job
It don't pay near enough
To buy the things it takes
To win me some of your love

Every time I turn around
I'm looking up, you're looking down
Maybe something's wrong with you
That makes you act the way you do
Maybe I am crazy too

(CHORUS)
I'm gonna soak up the sun
I'm gonna tell everyone
To lighten up (I'm gonna tell 'em that)
I've got no one to blame
For every time I feel lame
I'm looking up

I'm gonna soak up the sun
Before it goes out on me


(CHORUS)
I'm gonna soak up the sun
I'm gonna tell everyone
To lighten up (I'm gonna tell 'em that)
I've got no one to blame
For every time I feel lame
I'm looking up

(CHORUS)
I'm gonna soak up the sun
I'm gonna tell everyone
To lighten up (I'm gonna tell 'em that)
I've got no one to blame
For every time I feel lame
I'm looking up

(END)
I'm gonna soak up the sun
Got my 45 on
So I can rock on


#42 Laney

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 08:10 AM

I can't believe I haven't posted this already!!  This song, like most by Evanescence is haunting.  I can't find an album it's on, I stumbled accross the mp3 a few weeks ago, it must have been a B-side or something.

I'll put a T warning for SI and suicide


Evanescence
Breathe No More

I've been looking in the mirror for so long.
That I've come to believe my soul's on the other side.
All the little pieces falling, shatter.
Shards of me,
To sharp to put back together.
To small to matter,
But big enough to cut me into so many little pieces.
If I try to touch her,
And I bleed,
I bleed,
And I breathe,
I breathe no more.

Take a breath and I try to draw from my spirits well.
Yet again you refuse to drink like a stubborn child.
Lie to me,
Convince me that I've been sick forever.
And all of this,
Will make sense when I get better.
But I know the difference,
Between myself and my reflection.
I just can't help but to wonder,
Which of us do you love.
So I bleed,
I bleed,
And I breathe,
I breathe now...
Bleed,
I bleed,
And I breathe,
I breathe,
I breathe-
I breathe no more.

[Piano Solo Ending]


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Posted 27 December 2003 - 11:35 PM

I'm really into the whole music scene, and putting together local shows and such.  A lot of times the bands need a place to stay...and often bunk at my house.  A few years ago, a band named UNDEROATH came to town.  I had known them before they were even a band, just as boys.  We had a pretty serious talk that night, just...talking aaand from it came a song that they put on one of their CD's.  It may t, so be careful.  I really think that it takes a lot for a guy band to come straight out and say these things...and give their stand on this issue.  It's a really angry sounding song too....aaand for me is a bigtime stress relief to scream along w/ it.  

4) Innocence Stolen

Her body twitches, unbearable pain Lord bring me out of this, why doesn’t he stop, love does not exist. Her insides feel like an unbearable hell. Confusion runs through her mind. She prays so loud, she cries from the inside, why, why, why, why, how could someone do this to me? He has taken this gift from her, fright in her eyes, he doesn’t even flinch, persistence on his face. Her body lay helpless as the shock kicks in. Thoughts of death only enter in. Why was I raped, why was I raped? Why did he do this to me, I thought he loved me, but now my insides bleed. Scared for life, I face this world. Only the Lord helps me make it though each day. how can you look in a girl's eyes and use her body for your own pleasure? This one's for the child molesters, this one's for the people who rape! My God powerful will burn your bridges down! planned attack on your soul to defeat the evil and make yo whole. If no changed, then hell your fate. When you rape you take this most important thing in a young gril's life. those who have been raped: you are in my prayers... God hears your cries.


This one is just...remembering that special person who was always there for you in your rough times.
2) Letting Go Of Tonight

Never forget the time you made me feel alive. When death was on my mind, or when you held onto me, when the would let me fall behind. You were love to me rather than just a word. A friend was all you were and it changed my heart. stood next to me through the storm. Felt the wounds and kept me warm. Something I had never seen before. And I thank you.


6) Angel Below

You took me over the edge and left me there to fall by myself. The word LOVE meant nothing to you. I was taken in and with your lies and you knew I was too weak to leave, but you were wrong. You mean nothing to me. Everytime you think of me, I hope your heart dies. I have found my true love, and you now burn beneath my feet. You'll pay for everything you've done. If you could die, I'd be the one with the gun. From this day on, I'll write the songs you hate, and I pray the prayers that drive you away. It's time to let the world know how you tried to ruin my life. Up burn my thoughts of him. The virus leaves me.


Next up is a band called Cool Hand Luke.  They have a really great sound and some really great lyrics too....this song is called In Memory of Innocence...and once again, I salute these guys for having the courage to bringing the topic into their music community.

Memories shattered to the ground
Like cheap christmas ornaments
As she lay there screaming,
"What have i done?"
To the one she knew so well
Thief of virginity
Robber of purity
End of serenity
All for sake of masculinity
A wound so deep no time can reach
Or remedy my Lord, my panacea
Set her free
Take this anger from my heart
Forgive me
I know his sins are no greater than my mine
But i can't forget waht he did
Add another heart to your collection
Add another scar to her reflection
Her every tear brings judgement down upon your head
To form a crown
You broke much more than human flesh
You pierced the heart of a child of God
...you will repent


#44 Amilee

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 02:36 PM

:)  Bailey took the song I was gonna share.  It's okay though.  The reason I love My Immortal so much is because it's like singing to myself about myself...how with healing there's two parts to me.  How my innocence was lost, how I want to leave behind the sad, broken girl and grow to the girl I'm supposed to be yet how my past won't let me go.  Absolutely LOVE that song.

Another good one by Evanescence is "Bring Me to Life"

How can you see into my eyes
like open doors
leading you down into my core
where I've become so numb?
Without a soul;
my spirit's sleeping somewhere cold,
until you find it there and lead it back home.

(Wake me up.)
Wake me up inside.
(I can't wake up.)
Wake me up inside.
(Save me. )
Call my name and save me from the dark.
(Wake me up. )
Bid my blood to run.
(I can't wake up. )
Before I come undone.
(Save me. )
Save me from the nothing I've become.

Now that I know what I'm without
you can't just leave me.
Breathe into me and make me real.
Bring me to life.
[Chorus]
Bring me to life.
I've been living a lie/There's nothing inside.
Bring me to life.

Frozen inside without your touch,
without your love, darling.
Only you are the life among the dead.

All of this sight
I can't believe I couldn't see
Kept in the dark
but you were there in front of me
I've been sleeping a 1000 years it seems.
I've got to open my eyes to everything.
Without a thought
Without a voice
Without a soul
Don't let me die here/There must be something more.
Bring me to life.


[Chorus]
Bring me to life.
I've been living a lie/There's nothing inside.
Bring me to life


Another one is "That I Would be Good" by Alanis Morrisette.

that I would be good even if I did nothing
that I would be good even if I got the thumbs down
that I would be good if I got and stayed sick
that I would be good even if I gained ten pounds

that I would be fine even if I went bankrupt
that I would be good if I lost my hair and my youth
that I would be great if I was no longer queen
that I would be grand if I was not all knowing

that I would be loved even when I numb myself
that I would be good even when I am overwhelmed
that I would be loved even when I was fuming
that I would be good even if I was clingy

that I would be good even if I lost sanity
that I would be good
whether with or without you


And I'm kinda shocked that no one posted Christina's "I'm Okay"  I want to dance with my mom at my wedding to this song.  Definite trigger factor though...careful.

Once upon a time there was a girl
In her early years she had to learn
How to grow up living in a war that she called home
Never know just where to turn for shelter from the storm
Hurt me to see the pain across my mother's face
Everytime my father's fist would put her in her place
Hearing all the yelling I would cry up in my room
Hoping it would be over soon  

Bruises fade father, but the pain remains the same
And I still remember how you kept me so afraid
Strength is my mother for all the love she gave
Every morning that I wake I look back to yesterday
And I'm OK   I often wonder why I carry all this guilt
When it's you that helped me put up all these walls I've built
Shadows stir at night through a crack in the door
The echo of a broken child screaming "please no more"
Daddy, don't you understand the damage you have done
To you it's just a memory, but for me it still lives on  

Bruises fade father, but the pain remains the same
And I still remember how you kept me so, so afraid
Strength is my mother for all the love she gave
Every morning that I wake I look back to yesterday  

It's not so easy to forget
All the lines you left along her neck
When I was thrown against cold stairs
And every day I'm afraid to come home
In fear of what I might see there  

Bruises fade father but the pain remains the same
And I still remember how you kept me so afraid
Strength is my mother for all the love she gave
Every morning that I wake I look back to yesterday
And I'm OK
I'm OK


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Posted 31 December 2003 - 11:10 PM

I found this incredibly empowering after the hideous trial in which I was supposed to be deeply ashamed for not embracing the nun's lifestyle.

Human Nature - Madonna

(Express yourself, don't repress yourself)
(Express yourself, don't repress yourself)

And I'm not sorry...
It's human nature...
And I'm not sorry...
I'm not your bitch
Don't hang your shit on me
It's human nature

You wouldn't let me say the words I longed to say
You didn't want to see life through my eyes
You tried to shove me back inside your narrow room
And silence me with bitterness and lies

Did I say something wrong?
Oops, I didn't know I couldn't talk about sex
(I must've been crazy!)
Did I stay too long?
Oops, I didn't know I couldn't speak my mind
(What was I thinking?!)

You punished me for telling you my fantasies
I'm breakin' all the rules I didn't make
You took my words and made a trap for silly fools
You held me down and tried to make me break

Did I say something true?
Oops, I didn't know I couldn't talk about sex
(I must've been crazy!)
Did I have a point of view?
Oops, I didn't know I couldn't talk about you
(What was I thinking!?)

And I'm not sorry...
It's human nature...
And I'm not sorry...
I'm not your bitch
Don't hang your shit on me
It's human nature

And I'm not sorry...
It's human nature...
And I'm not sorry...
I'm not your bitch
Don't hang your shit on me
It's human nature

And I'm not sorry...
(I'm not apologizing)
It's human nature...
(Would it sound better if I were a man?)
And I'm not sorry...
(You're the one with the problem)
It's human nature...
(Why don't you just deal with it)

And I'm not sorry...
(Would you like me better if I was?)
It's human nature...
(We all feel the same way)
And I'm not sorry...
(I have no regrets)
It's human nature...
(I don't have to justify anything)

And I'm not sorry...
(I'm just like you)
It's human nature...
(Why don't you just deal with it)
And I'm not sorry...
(Why should I be?)
It's human nature...
(DEAL WITH IT!)

I'm not your bitch
Don't hang your shit on me
It's human nature



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