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Songs - My Song Of Choice

Discussion in 'General' started by Portabella, Mar 2, 2007.

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  1. Portabella

    Portabella Well-Known Member

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    Do certain songs remind you of "you"? I was reading a post by another person on this forum and realized that I was not alone. Some songs really make me relate to how I feel. The song that is me is:

    Call you up in the middle of the night
    Like a firefly without a light
    You were there like a slow torch 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 myself astray

    CHORUS
    Runaway train never going back
    Wrong way on a one way track
    Seems like I should be getting somewhere
    Somehow I'm neither here no there

    Can you help me remember how to smile
    Make it somehow all seem worthwhile
    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 drownin' in the rain
    With a ticket for a runaway train

    Everything is cut and dry
    Day and night, earth and sky
    Somehow I just don't believe it

    CHORUS

    Bought a ticket for a runaway train
    Like a madman laughin' at the rain
    Little out of touch, little insane
    Just easier than dealing with the pain

    Runaway train never comin' back
    Runaway train tearin' up the track
    Runaway train burnin' in my veins
    Runaway but it always seems the same

    Anyone else have songs that they relate their feelings/trauma to?
     
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  3. Marlene

    Marlene I'm a VIP Premium Member

    Portabella-I've considered that 'my song' for a long time. It blew my mind when I saw hit here. There's so much in it that I relate to.

    Thanks for posting this.
     
  4. Linda

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    I used to make poetry myself, but all in Russian, so I guess no one here can understand it :biggrin: Which is good, since my poems were sretty scarry. Some people loved it, though: an especially interested guy made a web site about it.
    I do not remember all lyrics from the English sonfs I love, but can lkist them.
    System of the Down: I Cry When Angels Deserve to Die
    System of the Down: Beyond the Staple Center you can See America
    System of the Down: Airiels
    Green Days: Wake Me Up When September Ends
    Green Days: On the Boulivard of Broken Dreams
    Metallica: Unforgiven
    Unknown guy, I hear him often on the raduo: I Can't Escape Myself

    Portabella, Thanks so much for posting! Had heard this song, I believe, but never could understand all the words.
     
  5. Roo

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    Songs for the beautiful child in each of us

    A few nights ago, I was listening to Norah Jones' first CD, Come Away With Me. One song rang out: "Seven Years." Part of the lyric is this:

    "...a little girl / with nothing wrong / is all alone".

    It made me melt, recalling how I loved, as a child and pre-teen, to wander away from humans and into forests, fields, oceans, dunes, lakes...being alone in that way was not really being alone...I felt saturated with the life of our world. And strangely safe among other creatures, before the gaze of their eyes.

    And speaking of safety...these songs are also for our warriors and veterans, our rescue personnel, our cops (I use the term with huge affection), all the cream of the human-integrity-and-courage crop...everyone who serves on a front line, a life-and-death line...

    ...ah! they're about all of us :thumbs-up

    In that spirit...I've thought of some songs that may touch you in a similar place...somewhere, despite all the wounding, that feels young, curious, engaged with the world and all its wonder...somewhere you belong. :Hug_emoticon:...Somewhere you are safe.

    Norah Jones, "Seven Years."

    Lou Rawls, "God Bless the Child." Combine that velvet voice with an elegant jazz trio and some of the most ethically piercing lyrics I've ever heard. Will strike the core of anyone who came from a family that "had it all"...yet tossed you the crumbs. It's a song that sees so clearly...

    George Michaels, "Mother's Pride." I weep with this song. For anyone who is, knows, loves a soldier...

    Annie Lennox, "Into the West." This gorgeous lament is laced with light. It is a song that I've consoled myself with since my best friend died last year. She's woven through it... "Into the West" closes the Lord of the Rings film trilogy...

    Loggins & Messina, "House at Pooh Corner." Now this is the sweet spot of childhood. "You'd be surprised / there's so much to be done / Count all the bees in the hive / Chase all the clouds from the sky..." I hope so much that we all had at least one moment like that...

    Mark Isham, "Flames" (from the Crash soundtrack). "Flames" accompanies a harrowing, transcendent scene in the film...two characters collide, again...there is such turbulence...through which these two people are transformed. Every extreme of every emotion we can feel roars through them...and the music is everything a prayer can be...

    John Lennon, "Imagine." What a child-sage John was at heart. So simple, so illumed. All you need is love... "Imagine" accompanied the final scene of the 1984 film The Killing Fields. You want to see the fullness of friendship? Go there. :Hug_emoticon:

    ...I've got some more songs, but right now the sun is bathing my balcony (and my cats :wink:), and I must receive some rays...

    :hello:

    What are your faves like this?...
     
  6. sassy-snape

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    What Songs Would Describe You and Your Moods?

    Hi i thought this would be interesting to post, what songs do you think of when your depressed? i have 4 songs that lift my spirits. i will post lyrics and links to my four songs and others can do the same.

    number one is from spirit stallion of the cimirron. called "song the bugle".

    "Sound the bugle now - play it just for me
    As the seasons change - remember how I used to be
    Now I can't go on - I can't even start
    I've got nothing left - just an empty heart

    I'm a soldier - wounded so I must give up the fight
    There's nothing more for me - lead me away...
    Or leave me lying here

    Sound the bugle now - tell them I don't care
    There's not a road I know - that leads to anywhere
    Without a light feat that I will - stumble in the dark
    Lay right down - decide not to go on

    Then from on hight - somewhere in the distance
    There's a voice that calls - remember who your are
    If you lose yourself - your courage soon will follow

    So be strong tonight - remember who you are
    Ya you're a soldier now - fighting in abattle
    To be free once more -Ya that's worth fighting for"



    next on is "you cant take me im free" also from spirit


    "You can't take me Yeah!
    Got to fight another fight - I
    gotta run another night
    Get it out - check it out
    I'm on my way and I don't feel right
    I gotta get me back - I can't be
    beat and that's a fact
    It's OK - I'll find a way
    It ain't gonna take me down no way yeah

    [ Chorus ]
    Don't judge a thing until you know what's inside it
    Don't push me - I'll fight it
    Never gonna give in - never gonna give it up no

    If you can't catch a wave then
    you're never gonna ride it
    You can't come uninvited
    Never gonna give in - never gonna give up no
    You can't take me I'm free

    Why did it all go wrong? - I
    wanna know what's going on
    And what's this holding me?
    I'm not where I supposed to be
    I gotta fight another fight
    I gotta fight with all my might
    I'm getting out, so check it out
    you're in my way
    Yeah you better watch out ohhh c'mon

    [ Chorus ]
    Oh yeah I'm free"



    my next one is called "get off my back" also from spirit

    "Well you think that you can take me on
    You must be crazy
    There ain't a single thing you've done
    Is gonna phase me
    Oh, but if you want to have a go
    I just want to let you know
    Yeah,(Chorus)Get off my back and into my game
    Get out of my way and out of my brain
    Get outta my face or give it your best shot
    I think it's time you better face the fact
    Get off my back

    You know it's all just a game that I'm playing
    You think that you can't find a way in

    Is what I'm saying
    Oh if you want to have a go
    I just want to let you know... Oh
    (Chorus)
    Oh, but if you want to have a go
    I just want to let you know
    Get Off
    Get Off Yeah
    Get off of my back and into my game
    Get out of my way and out of my brain
    Get outtta my face ot give it your best shot
    You know this train is coming of this track
    Get off of my back
    Yeah get off of my back
    Get off yeah
    Oh get off, get off, get off,get off, get off,
    get off, get off
    Get off of my back"


    And the last is from bon jovi "its my life"

    "This ain't a song for the broken-hearted
    No silent prayer for the faith-departed
    I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
    You're gonna hear my voice
    When I shout it out loud

    [Chorus:]
    It's my life
    It's now or never
    I ain't gonna live forever
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    (It's my life)
    My heart is like an open highway
    Like Frankie said
    I did it my way
    I just wanna live while I'm alive
    It's my life

    This is for the ones who stood their ground
    For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
    Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
    Luck ain't even lucky
    Got to make your own breaks

    [Chorus:]
    It's my life
    And it's now or never
    I ain't gonna live forever
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    (It's my life)
    My heart is like an open highway
    Like Frankie said
    I did it my way
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    'Cause it's my life

    Better stand tall when they're calling you out
    Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down

    [Chorus:]
    It's my life
    And it's now or never
    'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    (It's my life)
    My heart is like an open highway
    Like Frankie said
    I did it my way
    I just want to live while I'm alive

    [Chorus:]
    It's my life
    And it's now or never
    'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    (It's my life)
    My heart is like an open highway
    Like Frankie said
    I did it my way
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    'Cause it's my life!"



    even though im depressed, i hate every minute of it, i hate giving in to my abusers! I will NEVER let them win and take parts of my life away from me!

    i always try to motivate myself by thinking of these songs and they make me feel very emotional but the relight my spark in my soul to an all out blaze and renew my hope. these songs have alot of meaning to me.......... they describe me
     
  7. Mina

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    Hmmm...that's a really good topic, sassy-snape! I have actually been giving this some thought lately, as I've been adding a ton of music to my iPod.

    *******************************************
    This one I play when I'm really hurting...the line "there's nothing like a trail of blood to find your way back home" really resonates, because I feel so often like I am emotionally just hemmoraging...yet I am trying to follow and explore and work through that trail so I can get to being the person I know I can be. It also reminds me that there can be beauty even in tragedy, and that life is meant to be lived, not just survived:
    "Life is Beautiful" by Sixx A.M.

    You can't quit until you try
    You can't live until you die
    You can't learn to tell the truth
    Until you learn to lie

    You can't breathe until you choke
    You gotta laugh when you're the joke
    There's nothing like a funeral to make you feel alive

    Just open your eyes
    Just open your eyes
    And see that life is beautiful.
    Will you swear on your life,
    That no one will cry at my funeral?

    I know some things that you don't
    I've done things that you won't
    There's nothing like a trail of blood to find your way back home

    I was waiting for my hearse
    What came next was so much worse
    It took a funeral to make me feel alive

    Just open your eyes
    Just open your eyes
    And see that life is beautiful.
    Will you swear on your life,
    That no one will cry at my funeral?

    Alive...
    Just open your eyes
    Just open your eyes
    And see that life is beautiful.
    Will you swear on your life,
    That no one will cry at my funeral?

    Just open your eyes
    Just open your eyes
    And see that life is beautiful.
    Will you swear on your life,
    That no one will cry at my funeral?

    Just open your eyes
    Just open your eyes
    And see that life is beautiful.
    Will you swear on your life,
    That no one will cry at my funeral?
    ************************************************

    This is my "owww, it hurts so bad and it's so hard and I just want to hide" song...sometimes it makes me cry, but it reminds me that I am not alone:
    "After the World" by Disciple

    You break the glass, try to hide your face
    Recorded lines that just will not erase
    And buried in your loss of innocence
    You wonder if you'll find it again

    Was I there for the worst of all your pain?
    And was I there when your blue sky ran away?
    Was I there when the rains were flooding you?
    I hope you feel those were My tears falling down for you, falling down for you

    I'm the One that you've been looking for
    I'm the One that you've been waiting for
    I've had My eyes on you ever since you were born
    I will love you after the rain falls down
    I will love you after the sun goes out
    I'll have My eyes on you after the world is no more

    Did I arrange the light of your first day?
    Did I create the rhythm your heart makes?
    Could you believe when your candle starts to fade?
    I want to be the One that you believe
    Could take it all away, take your heart away

    Isn't My life a clear sign since I have crossed over this chasm
    To fill the space between Me and you?
    And I will do it all over again
    Just look for Me, just wait for Me

    The One you've been looking for
    The One you've been waiting for
    You won't have to look anymore
    *********************************

    This one is "I'm not going to let this PTSD take me" song:
    "It's Not My Time" by 3 Doors Down

    Looking back at the beginning of this
    And how life was
    Just you and me and love and all of our friends
    Living life like an ocean
    Now the current's slowly pulling me down
    It's getting harder to breathe
    It won't be too long and I'll be going under
    Can you save me from this

    ('Cause) It's not my time,
    I'm not going
    There's a fear in me
    It's not showing
    This could be the end of me
    And everything I know
    Oh, I won't go

    I look ahead to all the plans that we made
    And the dreams that we had
    I'm in a world that tries to take them away
    Oh, but I'm taking them back
    All this time I've just been too blind to understand
    What should matter to me
    My friend, this life we live
    Is not what we have, it's what we believe

    (And) It's not my time
    I'm not going
    There's a fear in me
    It's not showing
    This could be the end of me
    And everything I know
    But, it's not my time
    I'm not going
    There's a fear in me
    Now I know that
    This could be the end of me
    And everything I know
    Oh, I won't go
    I won't go

    (solo)

    There might be more than you believe
    (There might be more than you believe)
    There might be more than you can see
    But, it's not my time
    I'm not going
    There's a fear in me
    It's not showing
    This could be the end of me
    And everything I know
    But, it's not my time
    I'm not going
    There's a will in me
    Now it's gonna show
    This could be the end of me
    And everything I know, oh
    There might be more than you believe
    (There might be more than you believe)
    There might be more than you can see
    And I won't go
    No I won't go down (yeahh)
    ***********************************

    My other "I'm going to beat this" song:
    "Rise Above This" by Seether

    Take the light, undarken everything around me
    Call the clouds and listen closely I'm lost without you

    Call your name every day when I feel so helpless
    I've fallen down but I'll rise above this, rise above this

    Hate the mind, regrets are better left unspoken
    For all we know, this void will grow
    And everything's in vain, distressing you though it leaves me open
    Feels so right, but I'll end this all before it gets me

    Call your name every day when I feel so helpless
    I've fallen down but I'll rise above this, rise above this
    Call your name every day when I seem so helpless
    I've fallen down, and I'll rise above this, rise above this doubt

    I'll mend myself before it gets me
    (I'll mend myself before it gets me)
    I'll mend myself before it gets me
    (I'll mend myself before it gets me)

    Call your name every day when I feel so helpless
    I've fallen down but I'll rise above this, rise above this
    Forty eight ways to say that I'm feelin' helpless
    I'm Falling down, falling down, but I'll rise above this, rise above this,
    Rise above this, rise above this doubt
     
  8. linasmom

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    Sassy,

    I'm going to lock this thread because there is already a thread in chat general just for this.
     
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