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Recovery Music - A Bus to Baton Rouge

Discussion in 'Freedom from Hell ~ Staying Clean~' started by peacenik, May 21, 2006.

  1. bobby

    bobby Well-Known Member

    Counting Crows, Rain King 2003

    When I think of heaven,
    Deliver me in a black-winged bird
    I think of flying
    Down into a sea of pens and feathers and
    All other instruments of faith and sex and God
    In the belly of a black-winged bird
    Don't try to feed me
    I've been here before,
    And I deserve a little more

    I belong in the service of the Queen
    I belong anywhere but in between
    She's been crying,
    I've been thinking,
    And I am the Rain King

    Well I said,
    "Mama, mama, mama,
    Why am I so alone?"
    Well, I can't go outside
    I'm scared I might not make it home
    Well, I'm alive, I'm alive
    But I'm sinking in
    If there's anyone at home at your place darlin'
    Why don't you invite me in?
    Don't try to bleed me
    'Cause I've been there before,
    And I deserve a little more

    I belong in the service of the Queen
    I belong anywhere but in between
    She's been lying
    I've been sinking
    And I am the Rain King

    Hey, I only want the same as anyone
    Henderson is waiting for the sun
    Oh, it seems night endlessly begins and ends
    After all the dreaming I come home again...

    When I think of heaven,
    Deliver me in a black-winged bird
    I think of dying
    Lay me down in a field of flame and heather
    Render up my body into the burning heart of God
    In the belly of a black-winged bird
    Don't try to bleed me
    'Cause I've been here before,
    And I deserve a little more

    I belong in the service of the Queen
    I belong anywhere but in between
    She's been dying,
    And I've been drinking,
    And I am the Rain King.

    Well I said that I am the Rain King...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu9rtD7KKBI
    what music are you listening to/any suggestion
     
  2. bobby

    bobby Well-Known Member

  3. bobby

    bobby Well-Known Member

  4. peacenik

    peacenik Administrator

    Mary Travers passed away today. She sang with Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music was the first music I really got into, and the the first records I ever bought. Truth was I had a crush on her......rest in peace Mary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t4g_1VoGw4&NR=1
     
  5. bobby

    bobby Well-Known Member

  6. gettingbetter

    gettingbetter Well-Known Member

    Best song ever written.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGUy2ajGu9A

    EDIT: good jumping sweet friggin' Jehovah, right now I would give my left breast to smoke JUST ONE more cigarette and listen to this song.

    But I won't. Doing the right thing is a pain in my ass tonight.
     
  7. peacenik

    peacenik Administrator

    Yes great song Danielle. I first heard it back when I used to hang around the East Village in New York around 1968. It was an unusual scene there at that time and the hippies and eccentrics and old buildings provided quite the backdrop for Dylan's lyrics.

    My friends and I all thought Stuck Inside of Mobile was about Heroin of course, and when he mixed Texas medicine with railroad gin, well, I'm sure you can figure what we thought that was.:)

    Hard for me to pick a favorite from Dylan, I have lots of them, but "Stuck Inside of Mobile" is definitely one along with all the songs from Highway 61 like this one "Desolation Row"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB-jZZ6OfC4
     
  8. bobby

    bobby Well-Known Member

  9. Megzy

    Megzy Well-Known Member

  10. Living Free

    Living Free Well-Known Member

    Hey Dave - Going to see David Gray this Saturday in NYC!

    Youre the World To Me:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgXn9F-BscY

    Started talking and the line went dead
    Never heard a single word you said
    you dont have to turn the sound up
    babe i want you from the ground up
    Baby baby you’re the world to me

    I woke up, the room was cold
    Looking tired, feeling old
    Cursin’ all the changes I’ve to say
    The more I cursed into the flood
    The less it seemed do me good
    Clearer became my mind than I could say
    Baby baby you’re the world to me

    My head is roaring like a waterfall
    Give me everything or not at all
    You don’t have to turn the sound up
    Babe I want you from the ground up
    Baby baby you’re the world to me

    You don’t have to turn the sound up
    Babe I want you from the ground up
    Baby baby you’re the world to me
    Iridescent like a starlet
    Won’t you be my little darling
    Baby baby you’re the world to me



    You Can Not Make The Most Of Tomorrow Without First Making The Most Of Today.

    HONESTY Doesnt Leave The Door Open For Interpretation.
     
  11. nevergiveup

    nevergiveup Well-Known Member

    What about the song-don't recall title, by the Red Hot Chili Peppers?

    I've just skimmed through the thread here and from what I saw, I saw no mention of it. Either I missed someone's post OR it has yet to be mentioned. I wish I could remember the name-it's a great piece, though.

    "'Happiness' is something you decide on
    ahead of time."

    "when the pain of staying the same
    is greater than the pain of change
    we change".
     
  12. bobby

    bobby Well-Known Member

  13. Guitar Playin Fool

    Guitar Playin Fool Well-Known Member

    Well first of all, what's with the age discrimination? I'm younger than most of you, and love many of these songs. I was raised in the music industry, LITERALLY. I don't talk about it much, only 2 people on ODR even know about my family ties. Lets just say I'm very close with "The Midnight Toker" and my family loves to "fly like and eagle"
    Anyway though, I Thought I would throw in my two cents, I'm a professional musician myself, so I hope, I know a bit about the subject. Here is a list of great songs. Please Please trust me and give these songs a listen... They will make you soul smile!

    "Better Than" - Jon Butler Trio/ VERY inspirational, never heard ANYONE not love this song.
    "Soul Refreshing" - Robert Randolph and The Family Band / great song to start the day.
    "Good Times 3 stroke" - Robert Randolph and The Family Band / mostly instrumental but it moves me!
    "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley / written by L. Cohen, but this version has more emotion than any I've ever heard.
    "Fly Like an Eagle" - Steve Miller Band / song about healing the world. "feed the people who don't have enough to eat, House the people living on the street, shoe the children with no shoes on their feet, oh lord there's a solution."

    If you find any of these to your liking please let me know and I'll be happy to recommend many more :)
    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND checking out the Jon Butler Trio song, it's TRULY inspiring:

    All I know is sometimes things can be hard
    But you should know by now
    They come and they go
    So why, oh why
    Do I look to the other side
    'Cos I know the grass is greener but
    Just as hard to mow

    Life’s not about what’s better than.

    All you want is
    What you can’t have
    And if you just look around man
    You see you got magic
    So just sit back relax
    Enjoy it while you still have it
    Don’t look back on life man and only see tragic

    Because you could be better than that
    Don't let it get the better of you
    What could be better than now
    Life’s not about what’s better than
    You can be better than that
    Don't let it get the better of you
    What could be better than now
    Life’s not about what’s better


    It rips my life away, but its a great escape.
     
  14. bobby

    bobby Well-Known Member

  15. peacenik

    peacenik Administrator

    Happy Thanksgiving. I'm getting ready to take my wife and daughter to Maui so we're very thankful at this time. :) It's really amazing. I can't even convey, I don't think, how bad off I was when I was using. I gave up on life before I ever really had a chance and if it weren't for going through the struggle to get free of drugs I probably never would have found my way.

    Here's and old song that is appropriate, I think, for my trip, and also for all of us at ODR

    I see the new horizon
    My life has only begun
    Beyond the blue horizon lies a rising sun


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSrYIfMMoRw


    PS this song starts out real low volume so don't turn it up too much :) enjoy
     
  16. Trigger

    Trigger Well-Known Member

    have fun in Maui, peacenik.

    i read these lyrics quickly and automatically thought you were quoting CCR's "Bad Moon Rising."
    so you can see how my recovery is going today, lol.

    EDIT-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeZm7KQJT1o
     
  17. guinevere64

    guinevere64 Well-Known Member

    This is Steve Martin, the musician.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l31MSpojWTA

    There is another rendition of this medley on his 2009 CD The Crow, which is otherwise comprised of music Martin wrote and plays himself, with some excellent backup.

    I've had this vid open on my desktop for the past week. It reminds me there are folks who can do more than one thing well, for a living--who live up to that in themselves. I mean, he's not the only one who reminds me of that. But the song makes me happy...

    He used to say in one of his 1970s acts, "You just can't sing a depressing song when you're playing the banjo. ... When you're playing the banjo, everything's OK." --g
     
  18. peacenik

    peacenik Administrator

    Thanks Trigger. We had an awesome time in Maui. And all you ladies who do so much in your spiritual side, you'd like the Hawaiian spirit. I know it's a spirituality that I really like - one about positive thoughts and forgiveness.

    They even have a ceremony of forgiveness they call Ho'oponopono. I think my wife and I may have a healing vacation next time and do a vow renewall. I think it's time.

    I read this about what Aloha means and it just fits in so well with what I think about recovery:
    The Spirit of Aloha

    The literal meaning of aloha is “the presence of breath” or “the breath of life.” It comes from “Alo,” meaning presence, front and face, and “ha,” meaning breath. Aloha is a way of living and treating each other with love and respect. Its deep meaning starts by teaching ourselves to love our own beings first and afterwards to spread the love to others.

    According to the old kahunas (priests), being able to live the Spirit of Aloha was a way of reaching self-perfection and realization for our own body and soul. Aloha is sending and receiving a positive energy. Aloha is living in harmony. When you live the Spirit of Aloha, you create positive feelings and thoughts, which are never gone. They exist in space, multiply and spread over to others.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0oy3lO_r7c
     
  19. bobby

    bobby Well-Known Member

  20. peacenik

    peacenik Administrator

    Thanks Bobby - that's a real classic there :) Another one of my favorites.

    This is my favorite by Mary Black. "Prayer for Love" a song that says a lot to me and has helped me get some feelings out. This is a little hard to find so I've put it here (for seven days) on yousendit. You can download it here:
    https://rcpt.yousendit.com/792843860/45f6f4fc602605fcf5d7f926b067cbc8

    if you like folk or celtic music at all, you'll love this and want it for your collection.

    Prayer For Love

    Faith won't heal up everthing
    The wound grows and you believe in love
    Walk around feeling cut in two,
    Wide open, with your heart on view
    All you bereaved, all you besotted boys in need,
    When love won't heal you, why, why believe she will?

    O Lyubvi malyu otchayanno
    Say it on your knees

    Oh, so sharp, and way too cool,
    Love's bright and biggest fool
    has to work on speaking slow,
    To think hard, and to lie low
    Will you believe? All you bedazzled boys in need,
    V krayu dalyokum, chuzhie ne nuzhny.

    Refr?o:
    O tyubvi malyum otchayanno
    Say it on your knees,
    Crying like a baby, "Plese, please, please!"
    Crying, hoping maybe,
    O tyubvi malyum otchayanno
    Say it on your knees,

    Candle is a splendid thing:
    The room glows, and the candle sings
    "Fly up to the only light,
    "Ev'ry, ev'ry tiny wing!"
    The moth inside you bolts off to join the beautiful;
    He flies and dies,
    So quickly, quickly wise.

    O tyubvi malyum otchayanno
    Say it on your knees,
    Crying like a baby, "Plese, please, please!"
    Crying, hoping maybe,
    O tyubvi malyum otchayanno
    Say it on your knees




    Dave
     

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