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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:52 pm 
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I remembered one of the songs I used to listen to when I was in the "thick of it", detoxing and learning how to sleep again. It's not a new song, and I always had it in my itunes, but when I heard it in my early days from detox, I was convinced it was about addiction. I dug a little and learned that the singer, Joss Stone, had a relationship with a drug addict. So, I wonder if she wrote this for him.. maybe when he was trying to get off? Who knows. Either way, I'm sure some of you can relate to the lyrics. Maybe it will help you fall asleep too.



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Tonight when the darkness comes
Why don't we treat it like a friend
Then we'll both be glad to see the night
And we'll be hoping
It's never going to end

So don't be afraid of what the night-time may bring
You must understand that you can dream of anything

So fall into sleep
Peaceful and deep
And may this journey help you fly
When you can't hold out much longer
Don't you cry
When the darkness is getting stronger
Sleep like a child
Peaceful and deep
And when you lay you down
I pray your soul to keep
Sleep like a child
Peaceful and deep
And when you lay you down
I pray your soul to keep

You won't be alone
For I will not be denied
Under the darkest of skies
I'm gonna be by your side


Well I know
I can see it in your eyes
You're tired of fighting everyday
Trying to struggle through the night
Yes I know that it's hard to carry on
So just lay down your head
And in your dreams you will be strong

Sleep like a child
Peaceful and deep
And when you lay you down
I pray your soul to keep
Oh like a child
Peaceful and deep


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:25 pm 
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Thanks for sharing! Funny how a song can get associated with something, and then hearing the song brings it all back... For me, Madonna was singing some tune in 2000, when I'd be awake and sick at 3 AM each morning, watching MTV and shivering in the couch-- I remember a haunting tune and a party scene with balloons.... No-- I'm not a big Madonna fan, but the tune is forever associated with being alone and cold and miserable....


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:18 am 
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Yea thanks for sharing. Music is great, I too have one that I associated with the same thing. Sick cold tired dont know if you can go on with the day, wow that all sucks. Alice in chains am I inside. It was about sick despair sorrow you name it. However it never helped me sleep. :D he did not make it though the battle. Overdosed at 32


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Have any of you heard the song "high cost of living" by Jamey Johnson" it's a country type song, which ain't my favorite, but this song transcends genre with it's powerful lyrics about addiction. The first time I heard it ,I called the radio station to find out who sang it so I could go buy the CD. Give it a listen if you get the opportunity, it's a great tune, that most of us can identify with. Gave me chills.
as far as songs that I heard while I was in hard wds, when I hear them now, I gotta change station or turn off radio or TV asap. Takes me right back, makes me feel anxious, immediately takes me back. I'm hoping that will change the further away from active using days I get. So, yes, music is very powerful, IMO.


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