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    Hi everyone ... great songs here! I'm not a big country music fan, but to mix it up a bit - how about Kenny Chesney's That's Why I'm Here:

    No I ain't had nothing to drink
    I knew thats probably what you'd think
    If I dropped by this time of night
    Remember way back when
    I promised you I'd drop in
    At one of those meetings down at the Y

    Well, they started talkin bout steps you take
    Mistakes you make
    The hearts you break
    And the price you pay
    I almost walked away

    You could hear a pin drop
    When this old man
    Stood up and said I'm gonna' say it again
    Like I do every week
    For those who don't know me

    It's the simple things in life
    Like the kids at home and a loving wife
    That you miss the most, when you lose control
    And everything you love starts to disappear
    The devil takes your hand and says no fear
    Have another shot, just one more beer
    Yah, I've been there, that's why I'm here

    This ole boy stood up in the aisle
    Said he'd been living a life of denial
    And he cried as he talked about wasted years
    I couldn't believe what I heard
    It was my life word for word
    And all of the sudden it was clear

    It's the simple things in life
    Like the kids at home and a loving wife
    That you miss the most, when you lose control
    And everything you love starts to disappear
    The devil takes your hand and says no fear
    Have another shot, just one more beer
    Yah, I've been there, that's why I'm here

    I know for us it may be too late
    But it would mean the world to me
    If you were there when I stand to say
    It's the simple things in life
    Like the kids at home and a loving wife
    That you miss the most, when you lose control
    And everything you love starts to disappear
    The devil takes your hand and says no fear
    Have another shot, just one more beer
    Yah, I've been there, that's why I'm here
    Oh, I've been there, that's why I'm here

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    Thanks Julie. That's a good one. I like easy to understand songs with a plot. I liked the video.

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    Good one Julie (I am a country music fan). Erin, good one also, Shinedown rocks! Kinda reminds me of Alice In Chains.

    Check this one out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BwQZLBYGVU

    Styx Snowblind

    Mirror, mirror on the wall
    The face you've shown me scares me so
    I thought that I could call your bluff
    But now the lines are clear enough
    Life's not pretty even though
    I've tried so hard to make it so
    Mornings are such cold distress
    How did I ever get into this mess

    I'm snowblind, can't live without you
    So fine I just can't get away
    Now I'm snowblind, snowblind, snowblind
    Harmless and innocent you devil in white
    You stole my will without a fight
    You filled me with confidence, but you blinded my eyes
    You tricked me with visions of paradise
    Now I realize i'm

    Snowblind, can't live without you
    So fine I just can't get away
    Now I'm snowblind, snowblind, snowblind

    Mirror, mirror I confess
    I can't escape this emptiness
    No more reason to pretend
    Here comes that same old feeling again

    Snowblind, can't live without you
    So fine I just can't get away
    Won't you throw me a lifeline
    I'm going down for the third time
    I'm snowblind, and I can't get away
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    "This Is It"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7-e6Yhu5SU

    There've been times in my life,
    I've been wonderin' why.
    Still, somehow I believed we'd always survive.
    Now, I'm not so sure
    You're waiting here, one good reason to try
    But, what more can I say? What's left to provide?

    (You think that maybe it's over,)
    (Only if you want it to be.)
    Are you gonna wait for a sign, your miracle?
    Stand up and fight.

    (This is it.)
    Make no mistake where you are.
    (This is it.)
    You back's to the corner.
    (This is it.)
    Don't be a fool anymore.
    (This is it.)

    The waiting is over, no, don't you run.
    No way to hide.
    No time for wonderin' why.
    It's here, the moment is now, about to decide.
    Let 'em believe.
    Leave 'em behind.
    But keep me near in your heart.
    Know whatever you do, I'm here by your side.

    (You say that maybe it's over.)
    (Not if you don't want it to be.)
    For once in your life, here's your miracle.
    Stand up and fight.

    (This is it.)
    Make no mistake where you are.
    (This is it.)
    You're goin' no further.
    (This is it.)
    Until it's over and done.

    (No one can tell what the future holds.)
    Oh-oh-oh-oh.
    (Who makes the choice of how it goes?)
    It's not up to me this time.
    (You know.)
    Comes a day in every life.

    (This is it.)
    Make no mistake where you are.
    (This is it.)
    You're goin' no further.
    (This is it.)
    Until it's over and done.
    (This is it.)
    One way or another.
    (This is it.)
    (No one can tell what the future holds.)
    (This is it.)
    Your back's to the corner.
    (This is it.)
    (You make the choice of how it goes.)
    (This is it.)
    The waiting is over.
    (This is it.)
    (No one can tell what the future holds.)
    (This is it.)
    One way or another.
    (This is it.)

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    Little Wonders

    Had to add one more...Music is inspiration!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhZ1B...eature=related


    Have a great weekend everyone!

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    Tainted Love

    I was thinking about posting this song a while back and forgot. I was reminded of it while I was reading in another thread, and think this song has multiple applications and interpretations for many here. Of course, it is from the 80's, as are all great songs. I can't figure out how to properly imbed the video, so here's the link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBWrLhgiX74

    Sometimes I feel I've got to
    Run away I've got to
    Get away
    From the pain that you drive into the heart of me
    The love we share
    Seems to go nowhere
    And I've lost my light
    For I toss and turn I can't sleep at night

    (chorus)
    Once I ran to you (I ran)
    Now I'll run from you
    This tainted love you've given
    I give you all a boy could give you
    Take my tears and that's not nearly all
    Oh...tainted love
    Tainted love

    Now I know I've got to
    Run away I've got to
    Get away
    You don't really want IT any more from me
    To make things right
    You need someone to hold you tight
    And you'LL think love is to pray
    But I'm sorry I don't pray that way

    (chorus...)

    Don't touch me please
    I cannot stand the way you tease
    I love you though you hurt me so
    Now I'm going to pack my things and go
    Tainted love, tainted love (x2)
    Touch me baby, tainted love (x2)
    Tainted love (x3)

    source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/

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    Breathe by Anna Nalick with lyrics

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rtJRlLdI8

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    I didnt know eminem was sober!!thats cool..elton john is always doing that lol he takes everyone in under his wing

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    I think this works: Devo, Whip it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbt30UnzRWw

    The video is pretty bad, but I think the lyrics are spot on:
    When a problem comes along, you must whip it!
    Last edited by Ken1; 01-01-2012 at 11:39 AM.

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    Theme Song

    This should be the theme song for this site and forum,

    Bill Withers - Lean On Me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPoTGyWT0Cg

    This is the beautiful original version (not that awful version with the "we be jammin' " in it!).

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    I really like Eminem's song "I'm Not Afraid" off his "Recovery" CD.
    Morgan
    “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” ~ William Arthur Ward

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    Incubus - "Drive"

    Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear
    And I cant help but ask myself how much I'll let the fear take the wheel and steer
    It's driven me before, it seems to have a vague
    Haunting mass appeal
    Lately I'm beginning to find that I should be the one behind the wheel

    Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
    With open arms and open eyes, yeah
    Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there, I'll be there

    So if I decide to waiver my chance to be one of the hive
    Will I choose water over wine and hold my own and drive? oh oh
    It's driven me before, and it seems to be the way
    That everyone else get around
    Lately, I'm beginning to find that when I drive myself, my light is found

    Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
    With open arms and open eyes yeah
    Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there, I'll be there

    Would you choose water over wine?
    Hold the wheel and drive
    Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
    With open arms and open eyes yeah
    Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there, I'll be there

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    Erin, I was just thinking of this song the other day when searching my iTunes for sober song inspiration!

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    Gotye - "Somebody That I Used To Know"

    (Sober voice):
    Now and then I think of when we were together
    Like when you said you felt so happy you could die
    Told myself that you were right for me
    But felt so lonely in your company
    But that was love and it's an ache I still remember

    You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
    Like resignation to the end
    Always the end
    So when we found that we could not make sense
    Well you said that we would still be friends
    But I'll admit that I was glad that it was over

    (Addictive Voice):
    But you didn't have to cut me off
    Make out like it never happened
    And that we were nothing
    And I don't even need your love
    But you treat me like a stranger
    And that feels so rough
    You didn't have to stoop so low
    Have your friends collect your records
    And then change your number
    I guess that I don't need that though
    Now you're just somebody that I used to know
    Now you're just somebody that I used to know
    Now you're just somebody that I used to know


    (Sober voice):
    Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
    But had me believing it was always something that I'd done
    But I don't wanna live that way
    Reading into every word you say
    You said that you could let it go
    And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know

    (Addictive Voice):
    But you didn't have to cut me off
    Make out like it never happened
    And that we were nothing
    And I don't even need your love
    But you treat me like a stranger
    And that feels so rough
    You didn't have to stoop so low
    Have your friends collect your records
    And then change your number
    I guess that I don't need that though
    Now you're just somebody that I used to know

    (Somebody)
    I used to know
    (Somebody)
    Somebody that I used to know
    (Somebody)
    I used to know
    (Somebody)
    Now you're just somebody that I used to know
    I used to know
    That I used to know
    I used to know
    Somebody

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhat-xUQ6dw&ob=av2n Queensryche Silent Lucidity
    It's really a song about lucid dreaming, when you realize you are in a dream (or nightmare in some of our cases), and if we don't wake up, we can actually start to have control over the dream. Within a dream, you can literally do whatever you want. "The walls you built within come tumbling down and a new world will begin."


    Hush now don't you cry
    Wipe away the teardrop from your eye
    You're lying safe in bed
    It was all a bad dream spinning in your head
    Your mind tricked you to feel the pain
    Of someone close to you leaving the game of life
    So here it is another chance
    Wide awake you face the day
    Your dream is over or has it just begun

    There's a place I like to hide
    A doorway that I run through in the night
    Relax child, you were there
    But only didn't realize and you were scared
    It's a place where you will learn
    To face your fears retrace the years
    And ride the whims of your mind
    Commanding in another world
    Suddenly you hear and see
    This magic new dimension
    I-will be watching over you
    I-I'm gonna help you see it though
    I-will protect you in the night
    I-I'm smiling next to you in silent lucidity

    If you open your mind for me
    You won't rely on open eyes to see
    The walls you build within come tumbling down
    And a new world will begin
    Living twice at once you learn
    You're safe from pain in the dream domain
    A soul set free to fly
    A round trip journey in your head
    Master of Illusion can you realize
    Your dream's alive you can be the guide but
    (I) will be watching over you
    (I) I'm gonna help you see it though
    (I) will protect you in the night
    (I) I'm smiling next to you

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfJEQo_SNKs Dave Matthews: Rhyme and Reason
    A song about the negative consequences if we don't quit the habit.

    Oh well oh well so here we stand
    But we stand for nothing
    My heart calls to me in my sleep
    How can I turn to it
    'Cause I'm all locked up in this
    Dark place -
    And I do not know
    I'm as good as dead
    My head aches -
    Warped and tied up
    I need to kill this pain

    My head won't leave my head alone
    And I don't believe it will
    Until I'm dead and gone
    My head won't leave my head alone
    And I don't believe it will
    Until I'm six feet underground

    How long I'm tied up
    My mind in knots -
    My stomach reels
    In concern for what I might do or
    What I've don
    It's got me living in fear
    Well I know these voices must
    Be my soul
    I've had enough I've had enough of being alone
    I've got no place to go

    My head won't leave my head alone
    And I don't believe it will
    Until I'm dead and gone
    My head won't leave my head alone
    And I don't believe it will
    Until I'm six feet under ground

    Six feet under
    In y grave
    Lying wired and shut and quiet in my grave
    Leave me here
    Leave me here to waste here
    So young and here I am again
    Talking to myself
    A T.V. blares
    Oh man
    Oh how I wish I didn't smoke
    Or drink to reason with my head

    But sometimes this thick confusion
    Grows until I cannot bear it at all
    Needle to the vein
    Needle to the vein
    Take this needle from my vein my friend
    I said

    My head won't leave my head alone
    And I don't believe it will
    Until I'm dead and gone
    My head won't leave my head alone
    And I don't believe it will
    Until I'm dead and gone

    In my grave
    Lying
    Lying cold in my grave
    The reason -
    My reason
    Take my head off this terror
    The fearing won't come back
    I can't see
    My mind's all wiped clean
    The needle
    Make my great escape
    I seem caught in time
    My head leaves me behind
    Body fall cold
    And I see heaven

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12-mkUWLadU The Postal Service: This Place is a Prison
    Overlooked this song, but really listened to it one night and I could replace the first line that these bottles aren't your friends. Only a friend who will stab you in the back.

    This place is a prison
    And these people aren't your friends
    Inhaling thrills through $20 bills
    And the tumblers are drained and then flooded again
    And again

    Ther're guards at the on ramps armed to the teeth
    And you may case the grounds from the cascades to puget sound,
    But you are not permitted to leave

    I know there's a big world out there like the one i saw on the screen
    In my living room late last night,
    It was almost too bright to see
    And i know that it's not a party if it happens every night
    Pretending there's glamour and candelabra
    When you're drinking by candlelight

    What does it take to get a drink in this place?

    What does it take, how long must i wait?

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    ok ok...one more http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWa2jXqopVY Elliott Smith: A Fond Farewell
    RIP Great artist with many songs about fighting drinking and drug addictions.

    The Litebrite's now black and white
    'Cos you took apart a picture that wasn't right
    Pitch burning on a shining sheet
    The only maker that you want to meet
    A dying man in a living room
    Whose shadow paces the floor
    Who'll take you out in the open door
    This is not my life
    It's just a fond farewell to a friend
    It's not what I'm like
    It's just a fond farewell to a friend
    Who couldn't get things right
    A fond farewell to a friend
    He said really I just want to dance
    Good and evil match perfect, it's a great romance
    And I can deal with some psychic pain
    If it'll slow down my higher brain
    Veins full of disappearing ink
    Vomiting in your kitchen sink
    Disconnecting from the missing link
    This is not my life
    It's just a fond farewell to a friend
    It's not what I'm like
    I'ts just a fond farewell to a friend
    Who couldn't get things right
    A fond farewell to a friend
    I see you're leaving me
    And taking up with the enemy
    The cold comfort of the in-between
    A little less than a human being
    A little less than a happy high
    A little less than a suicide
    The only things that you really tried
    This is not my life
    It's just a fond farewell to a friend
    It's not what I'm like
    It's just a fond farewell to a friend
    Who couldn't get things right
    A fond farewell to a friend
    This is not my life
    It's just a fond farewell to a friend

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    This song may be too explicit for some but very "real"...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cykGnl1KvcM

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    Give Me Some Credit

    Here I am
    Living by the book
    Sticking to a plan
    Tell me what have I got to show for all my life
    Is it slipping through my hands
    I should be susceptible to change
    Sometimes I think my life was pre-arranged
    Tell me what does it take to break this pattern
    And start all over again

    But, please give me some credit
    Please, give me some credit
    You won’t regret it
    Give me some credit, you won’t regret it
    I’m gonna give it another try

    Broken dreams
    Oh, left behind hearts
    Somewhere in between
    Things that I have valued too much
    And people I have wanted to be
    Yeah, I hold on to false security
    Yesterday’s love and hazy memories
    It’s time to stop
    Take a look at my life
    And live what I believe

    But, please give me some credit
    Please, give me some credit now
    Give me some credit
    Yeah, you won’t regret it now
    I said, give me some credit,
    You won’t regret it
    I’m gonna give it another try

    I’m gonna give it another try
    Gonna give it another try
    I’m gonna give it, give it another try
    I’m gonna start all over

    Yeah, give me some credit
    Please, give me some credit
    I said you won’t regret it
    Give me some credit
    You won’t regret it
    Give me some credit
    Just give me one more try
    Give me some credit
    Said you won’t regret it
    Give me some credit
    You won’t regret it

    I’m gonna give it another try
    Gonna give it another try
    Gonna give, give it, another try
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah


    by Margaret Urlich

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RDVFyZRwIU
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