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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:12 pm 
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I've browsed so many threads with people who've mentioned music is one therapeutic way they use to help get through WD's, etc. I was browsing my phone for tunes I haven't listened to in a while and found a gem. This songs lyrics speaks to anyone who's down, but has the power within to pull themselves out. I thought I'd share a YouTube video link and hope others will post songs with inspirational lyrics to help us along our journey to sobriety.

Shannon Noll - Lift: http://youtu.be/fQIfBJVFTWE


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:38 pm 
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Music is powerful stuff for sure, and really helpful as many have said. I find a variety of stuff helps, depending on my mood. Sometimes angry stuff even helps. Not sure how, but perhaps it kind of helps with channeling the angst, like letting a wound bleed so the poisons can come out. But I'll save songs like that for some other time and thread.

This traditional is one that I think Enya did a great job on. I often adapt lyrics in my head, and even things that were perhaps meant literally, I can adapt to symbolize something else in a metaphorical sense. The tyranny an addiction can have over our lives, for instance...

My life goes on in endless song
Above earth´s lamentations,
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear its music ringing,
It sounds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?

While though the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the truth, it liveth.
And though the darkness 'round me close,
Songs in the night it giveth.


lyrics excerpt^ from: http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/133480/

And song @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whIYv3_CvqU


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:45 am 
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"How Can I Keep From Singing" is a hymn written (I think) in the 1860s. It may have Quaker origins. There are a couple more verses to it too. The lyrics are very appropriate, I think, for us. The other truth of it to me is that I can't keep from singing; I don't even try! I sang in the praise band at our church until we left the church and I do miss the singing

I have two soundtracks to movies that are particularly inspirational to me. By Ennio Morricone, the music from "The Mission" (1986). I especially love "Gabriel's Oboe", which is the song I chose to walk down the aisle to in my wedding. The second soundtrack is "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988) by Peter Gabrielle. Both works seems to build to a crescendo that resolves beautifully.

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This is where I was..Alays liked the feeling of this..

http://youtu.be/hPgf0uKAYuo

This is where im headin
http://youtu.be/gtka8jXL7fk

http://youtu.be/YH3m2pZOR0g

http://youtu.be/7HHqBQaSoGE

This is where im at
http://youtu.be/z9FmOc0ofGc

Couldnt forget this last and final one
http://youtu.be/tgrJFWugLLs

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:54 pm 
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Great stuff. It is amazing how different music speaks to us. I like most ALL genres of music and often listen depending on my mood and state of mind.

No boop...., I also relate to the new age stuff. I like enigma works of art.

Enigma - Return To Innocence: http://youtu.be/Rk_sAHh9s08


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