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The music that helps get us through hell and back to earth

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Recovery' started by valse128, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. valse128

    valse128 Member

    I'm new here and rather than posting a thread about my experience, I wanted to start one about the music that inspires us, helps us get through our own personal hell. Even before I was using, anytime I'd need to escape and music was my only option, this is one of the first songs I'd put on. I hope people see this thread and share some of the pieces of music that have helped them.

    Blind Melon -Mouthful of Cavities - YouTube[video=youtube;2WMY-n9MF6o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WMY-n9MF6o[/video]
  2. peacenik

    peacenik Administrator

    Hi Valse, Welcome to ODR. Hey I hope, if you're new to recovery, you will reconsider starting a thread about how it's going. There's lots of us who have been through it and a thread can be a journal of your prgress.

    Also, we do already have threads where we share music that we like or find helps us in recovery. They are in the "Freedom From Hell - Staying Clean" section. I started one of the threads myself some time ago, called "Recovery music - A Bus to Baton Rouge" named after one of my favorite songs by Lucinda Williams all about looking inside for the issues we carry with us from childhood.

    I hope you'll check it out :)


  3. snapper

    snapper Well-Known Member

    I was working in NOLA when he died. I think they were touring w/Rage Against the Machine then?? Only toured with a small handful.
    Mr. Hoon was smthn special. You could hear it in his voice he was here for a short time. I remember the Lemonheads were iin town that wk too. Met Evan Dando in a film/camera shop on Eleysion Fields
    MISS that part of my life fiercely. Shows nightly if you had $$.
    Great post!
  4. snapper

    snapper Well-Known Member

    Carry on where Dave sent ya. Love to hear more. Have a cpl good ones will get in eventtually.
  5. peacenik

    peacenik Administrator

    Hey, you guys can share music on your own thread too if you want. I just wanted to let you know there are a couple in "Staying Clean" (Also a great thread on the Beatles in "Lighter Side" :)
  6. PhillyPunk

    PhillyPunk New Member

    I like this topic. Being a Punk my heart who loves punk rock, I learned threw my addiction that it that mellow music I now seeing my peers in the world of punk making that touches me when i going threw it. Like frank turner for example,went from a hardcore punk band to now a solo acoustic singer song writter,and he just my point, because there maybe a list of a 100(sum I know)who have put out great punk albums but have grown up, matured, and put out some stuff only true people who love music will understand. I know I'm ranting, but anyone who knows the world of punk, and understands there the world of punk, there people who are true punks that goes beyond the music,will get what i saying. One album i recommend is a album by Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio. his first solo work was a split ep with Kevien Seconds, and well i say find this ep because if you listen to it lyrically you will see it 100% about addiction.
  7. Buffalovirgo

    Buffalovirgo Well-Known Member

    For me it was a full month of bob marley and YouTube videos of live grateful dead music I love but stopped jamming during my addiction. It was like a homecoming for me, the worst detoxing anxiety was a little less bad when jamming out.

    So many roads by the grateful dead was/still is my song for this amazing spell of sobriety
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  9. FoolishHeart

    FoolishHeart Well-Known Member

    beatles and grateful dead
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    Here's to all the youtuber's putting these unbelievable talents out there.. Some of these arrangements and covers are absolutely brilliant. Once you find a star, then you watch a duet, and find another one. This is the gift that keeps on giving.
    The music industry is turning on its head. No more picking and choosing for us.

    I love it. Justin
  13. sam bailey

    sam bailey Well-Known Member

    Ha! Very funny. Too-Damn-Clever.


    Edit: What a terrific video! A wonderful 'n great freakin' performance, that Mr. Cash.
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  15. AumuA

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    She helped..
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  18. flyinghorses

    flyinghorses Member

    The Cave - Mumford and Sons

    Always loved this song, but never understood it until I listened to it while detoxing. Here are the lyrics:

    It's empty in the valley of your heart
    The sun, it rises slowly as you walk
    Away from all the fears
    And all the faults you've left behind

    The harvest left no food for you to eat
    You cannibal, you meat-eater, you see
    But I have seen the same
    I know the shame in your defeat

    But I will hold on hope
    And I won't let you choke
    On the noose around your neck

    And I'll find strength in pain
    And I will change my ways
    I'll know my name as it's called again

    Cause I have other things to fill my time
    You take what is yours and I'll take mine
    Now let me at the truth
    Which will refresh my broken mind

    So tie me to a post and block my ears
    I can see widows and orphans through my tears
    I know my call despite my faults
    And despite my growing fears

    But I will hold on hope
    And I won't let you choke
    On the noose around your neck

    And I'll find strength in pain
    And I will change my ways
    I'll know my name as it's called again

    So come out of your cave walking on your hands
    And see the world hanging upside down
    You can understand dependence
    When you know the maker's land

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