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    Permission to Shine

    Hey, what would you say
    If I can't play the hero tonight
    Cos lately I've been feelin' like
    I can't get anything right

    I've been fading into the woodwork again
    And I'm feelin' like I just wanna hide
    But guess what
    I'm gonna try something just a little bit different this time

    I'm gonna give myself permission to shine
    I'm gonna shine so bright
    Gonna make every head wanna turn
    You're finally gonna see me
    Give myself permission to shine
    Gonna light up the night
    Shine a little of my light on the world

    I've been crazy
    I've been holdin' myself back for so long
    But I've got so much I can give
    Don't wanna be afraid to be wrong

    You know I'm not too good at too many things
    But I've been gettin' real good at gettin' down on myself
    But guess what
    I'm gonna try to break free from this prison I've built

    I'm gonna give myself permission to shine
    I'm gonna shine so bright
    Gonna make every head wanna turn
    You're finally gonna see me
    Give myself permission to shine
    Gonna light up the night
    Shine a little of my light on the world
    shine a little of my light on the world
    shine a little of my light on the world
    shine shine shine

    Oh, that's right
    I'm gonna try something just a little bit different this time

    I'm gonna give myself permission to shine
    I'm gonna shine so bright
    Gonna make every head wanna turn
    You're finally gonna see me
    Give myself permission to shine
    Gonna light up the night
    Shine a little of my light on the world

    (Give myself permission to shine)
    I wanna light up the night
    Shine a little of my light on the world


    by Bachelor Girl

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

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    Maybe a good song for tonight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MbbBYalam8 Not an addict by K's Choice.

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    Demon Alcohol
    By Ozzy Osbourne

    I'm sick and tired of your excuses
    Can't deal with living anymore
    I'll give you reasons to continue
    While you lie writhing on the floor

    I'll wash away your lies
    And have you hyptotized
    There'll be no compromise today
    I'll share your life of shame
    I think you know my name
    I'll introduce myself today

    I'm the demon alcohol (demon alcohol)
    I'll get you

    If you could deal with your reflection
    I'm sure you'd see into my eyes
    There'll be no need for resurrection
    Let's drink to people of the lies

    Although that one's too much
    You know ten's not enough
    There'll be no compromise today
    I'll watch you lose control
    Consume your very soul
    I'll introduce myself today

    I'm the demon alcohol (demon alcohol)
    Ha ha, demon alcohol (demon alcohol)
    Let's party

    I'm sick and tired of resolutions
    You've quit me time and time again
    Don't speak of suicide solutions
    You took my hand, I'm here to stay

    This time it's you or me
    I'll never set you free
    There'll be no compromise today
    So satisfy your lust
    Too much can't be enough
    I'll introduce myself today

    I'm the demon alcohol (the demon alcohol)

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    Porky Pig sings the best Blue Christmas
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    As you sow, so shall you reap.

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    Every time I hear this song, I can't help but think of my mom and cry a little.

    "Because Of You" ~Kelly Clarkson

    I will not make the same mistakes that you did
    I will not let myself
    Cause my heart so much misery
    I will not break the way you did,
    You fell so hard
    I've learned the hard way
    To never let it get that far

    Because of you
    I never stray too far from the sidewalk
    Because of you
    I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
    Because of you
    I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
    Because of you
    I am afraid

    I lose my way
    And it's not too long before you point it out
    I cannot cry
    Because I know that's weakness in your eyes
    I'm forced to fake
    A smile, a laugh everyday of my life
    My heart can't possibly break
    When it wasn't even whole to start with

    Because of you
    I never stray too far from the sidewalk
    Because of you
    I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
    Because of you
    I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
    Because of you
    I am afraid

    I watched you die
    I heard you cry every night in your sleep
    I was so young
    You should have known better than to lean on me
    You never thought of anyone else
    You just saw your pain
    And now I cry in the middle of the night
    For the same damn thing

    Because of you
    I never stray too far from the sidewalk
    Because of you
    I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
    Because of you
    I try my hardest just to forget everything
    Because of you
    I don't know how to let anyone else in
    Because of you
    I'm ashamed of my life because it's empty
    Because of you
    I am afraid

    Because of you
    Because of you
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    As you sow, so shall you reap.

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    Oh, Erin. I know this song well and it's so sad. From everything you post you seem like you have grown into a wonderful GIVING, CARING, LOVING woman. So despite everything you've been through those experience did not define you.

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    Erin & Ww43, Have you seen the video? The first time I showed it to my sister we balled our eyes out together........hits very close to home for us too. The house in the video looks like our house growing up.....

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    Stronger......For Kimber.......xx

    CHRISTINA AGUILERA - STRONGER

    After all you put me through
    You'd think I'd despise you
    But in the end I want to thank you
    Because you made me that much stronger
    [ End ]

    Well I, thought I knew you
    Thinking, that you were true
    I guess I, I couldn't trust
    Called your bluff, time is up
    'Cause I've had enough
    You were, there by my side
    Always, down for the ride
    But your, joy ride just came down in flames
    'Cause your greed sold me out of shame, mmhmm

    After all of the stealing and cheating
    You probably think that I hold resentment for you
    But, uh uh, oh no, you're wrong
    'Cause if it wasn't for all that you tried to do
    I wouldn't know just how capable I am to pull through
    So I wanna say thank you

    'Cause it makes me that much stronger
    Makes me work a little bit harder
    It makes me that much wiser
    So thanks for making me a fighter
    Made me learn a little bit faster
    Made my skin a little bit thicker
    Makes me that much smarter
    So thanks for making me a fighter

    Ohh, ohh, ohh, ohhhh, ohh-yeah ah uhhhuh

    Never, saw it coming
    All of, your backstabbing
    Just so, you could cash in
    On a good thing before I realized your game
    I heard, you're going around
    Playing the victim now
    But don't, even begin
    Feeling I'm the one to blame
    'Cause you dug your own grave

    After all of the fights and the lies
    Yes you wanted to harm me but that won't work anymore
    Uh, no more, oh no, it's over
    'Cause if it wasn't for all of your torture
    I wouldn't know how to be this way now, and never back down
    So I wanna say thank you

    'Cause it makes me that much stronger
    Makes me work a little bit harder
    Makes me that much wiser
    So thanks for making me a fighter
    Made me learn a little bit faster
    Made my skin a little bit thicker
    It makes me that much smarter
    So thanks for making me a fighter

    How could this man (booze) I thought I knew
    Turn out to be unjust so cruel
    Could only see the good in you
    Pretended not to see the truth
    You tried to hide your lies, disguise yourself
    Through living in denial
    But in the end you'll see
    YOU-WON'T-STOP-ME

    I am a fighter and I
    I ain't goin' stop
    There is no turning back
    I've had enough

    'Cause it makes me that much stronger
    Makes me work a little bit harder
    Makes me that much wiser
    So thanks for making me a fighter
    Made me learn a little bit faster
    Made my skin a little bit thicker
    It makes me that much smarter
    So thanks for making me a fighter

    Thought i would forget, thought i, i remembered
    'cause i remembered, i remembered
    Thought i would forget, thought i, i remembered
    'cause i remembered, i remembered

    'Cause it makes me that much stronger
    Makes me work a little bit harder
    Makes me that much wiser
    So thanks for making me a fighter
    Made me learn a little bit faster
    Made my skin a little bit thicker
    It makes me that much smarter
    So thanks for making me a fighter

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    "Underneath The Bottle" from Lou Reed - i feel like this song at the moment


    Ooohhh-wheee, look at me
    looking for some sympathy
    It's the same old story Ė
    Ė of a man and his search for glory
    and he found it, there underneath the bottle

    Things are never good, things go from bad to weird
    hey gimme another scotch with my beer
    I'm sad to say Ė
    Ė I feel the same today as I always do
    gimme a drink to relax me

    Ooohhh-wheee, liquor set free
    I can't do no work, the shake's inside me
    Ahhh, shucks
    I got the lousiest luck, I'm sick of this
    underneath the bottle

    Seven days make a week, on two of them I sleep
    I can't remember what the heck I was doing
    I got bruise on my leg Ė
    Ė from I can't remember when
    I fell down some stairs, I was lyin' underneath the bottle

    Ooohhh 0wheee, son of a B.
    you get so down, you can't get any lower
    So long world, you play too rough
    and it's getting me all mixed up
    I lost my pride and it's hiddin' there underneath the bottle

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    The more I drink the more i drink - Blake Shelton

    Still having fun drinking? Not me.....way too many bad memories!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3MGf...e_gdata_player

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    Heard 2 songs on the radio I think fit here. First is Try, Try, Try by Pink. Never quit quitting! Second is Carry on by Fun. No one's ever going to stop us now, friends, we WILL find our way to freedom! Carry on!

    Here's an excerpt from Try, Try, Try:
    "Where there is desire
    There is gonna be a flame
    Where there is a flame
    Someone's bound to get burned
    But just because it burns
    Doesn't mean you're gonna die
    You've gotta get up and try, and try, and try
    Gotta get up and try, and try, and try
    You gotta get up and try, and try, and try
    Gotta get up and try, and try, and try
    Gotta get up and try, and try, and try
    You gotta get up and try, and try, and try
    Gotta get up and try, and try, and try"

    And here's all of Carry on, sorry for the length but it spoke to me.

    "Well I woke up to the sound of silence
    The cars were cutting like knives in a fist fight
    And I found you with a bottle of wine
    Your head in the curtains
    And heart like the fourth of July

    You swore and said
    We are not
    We are not shining stars
    This I know
    I never said we are

    Though I've never been through hell like that
    I've closed enough windows
    To know you can never look back

    If you're lost and alone
    Or you're sinking like a stone
    Carry on
    May your past be the sound
    Of your feet upon the ground
    Carry on

    Carry on, carry on

    So I met up with some friends
    At the edge of the night
    At a bar off 75
    And we talked and talked
    About how our parents will die
    All our neighbours and wives

    But I like to think
    I can cheat it all
    To make up for the times I've been cheated on
    And it's nice to know
    When I was left for dead
    I was found and now I don't roam these streets
    I am not the ghost you want of me

    If you're lost and alone
    Or you're sinking like a stone
    Carry on
    May your past be the sound
    Of your feet upon the ground
    Carry on

    Woah
    My head is on fire
    But my legs are fine
    Cause after all they are mine
    Lay your clothes down on the floor
    Close the door
    Hold the phone
    Show me how
    No one's ever gonna stop us now

    Cause we are
    We are shining stars
    We are invincible
    We are who we are
    On our darkest day
    When we're miles away
    So we'll come
    We will find our way home

    If you're lost and alone
    Or you're sinking like a stone
    Carry on
    May your past be the sound
    Of your feet upon the ground
    Carry on

    Carry on, carry on"

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    Relapse

    (No, I didn't relapse. It's about relapse.)

    Sitting here with tears in my eyes, sobbing actually. Heard a song on the radio I liked so looked up the artist. I sing classical music, love that and rock and roll and country and lots of genres. Music is really important to me. The two songs last posted I've heard a lot on the radio and they touch my heart.

    This is a rapper so don't shut down if you don't like that or some of the content. It's Macklemore. He got sober in 2008 (from oxycontin and I think booze), then relapsed in 2011 and wrote a song about it; now he's sober again. He was very public about getting clean, helped others, then was so ashamed about losing it. It was those song lyrics that got me teared up. I am so happy with 2 years but keep hearing about people who have that and more and relapse. For anyone struggling with relapsing, read it, weep, then just stop, don't drink, don't drug, please.

    I usually post the whole song but think I'll just do snippets this time.

    Starting over - Macklemore

    "Thatís 3 plus years, I was so proud of
    And I threw Ďem all away for 2 Styrofoam cups
    The irony, everyone will think that he lied to me
    Made my sobriety so public, thereís no fuckiní privacy
    If I donít talk about it then I carry a date
    Is there a 08-10-08, but now itís been changed in every...

    "When you tell your dad you relapsed then look him directly into his face
    The seat on your shoulderís the seemingly heavy weight
    Iíve been seeing tears like this on my girl
    In a while the trust that I once built ís been betrayed
    But Iíd rather live telling the truth than be judged for my mistakes...

    "Feeling sick and helpless, lost the compass where self is
    I know what I gotta do and I canít help it
    One day at a time is what they tell us
    Now I gotta find a way to tell them...

    "And every kid that came up to me
    And said I was the music they listened to when they first got clean
    Now look at me, a couple days sober
    Iím fighting demons
    Back of that meeting on the east side
    Shaking weaking, hope that they donít see it
    Hope that no one is looking...

    "She tells me she has 9 months and that sheís so grateful
    Tears in her eyes, looking like sheís gonna cry.. fuck!
    I barely got 48 hours, treat it like Iím some wise monk
    I wanna tell her I relapsed but I canít
    I just shake her hand and tell her congrats
    Get back to my car and I think Iím tripping yea
    Cause god wrote other side, that pen was in my hand
    Iím just a flawed man, man I fucked up up
    Like so many others I just never thought I would
    I never thought I would, didnít pick up the book
    Doiní it by myself, didnít turn out that good...

    "If I can be an example of getting sober
    Then I can be an example of starting over..."
    Last edited by carol; 06-11-2013 at 01:22 PM. Reason: Explain title

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj4OgWq5OmE
    White Trash Beautiful by Everclear

    He lights a cigarette, his eyes half open
    He won't be home tonight, but she keeps hopin'
    Drinking himself to sleep is his only way of copein'
    She waits for him every night, she leaves the front door open
    It's 4 AM and doing 95, trying to stay awake and make it home alive

    White Trash Beautiful, there's something you should know
    My heart belongs to you
    I know you could've found a better guy
    I'll love you till the day I die
    I swear to God it's true
    I'm comin' home to you
    I'm comin' home to you girl.

    From someone who's fought his own addiction:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TUXt3FQDGc

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    You're not my God

    By Keith Urban

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=aSq0PiYVM9E

    Little white lines on a mirror
    Cut neatly in a roll
    Medicine that kept me from lookin' in my soul
    I thought you were the answer
    To all of my despair
    And you almost had me six feet down
    But I'm still breathin' air...

    From the cradle to the grave
    Temptations all around
    But no matter how good the fix
    It's gonna take you down
    Now some call it a weakness
    Some call it a sin
    But it's all the same behind each game
    I see your evil grin...

    You're not the truth
    You're a temporary shot
    You ruin people's lives and you don't give a second thought.

    You're not my god.


    Lots of good tunes to listen to tonight, thanks everyone!

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    Kinda need some pep today:
    I'm still standing by Elton John
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHwVBirqD2s

    You could never know what it's like
    Your blood like winter freezes just like ice
    And there's a cold lonely light that shines from you
    You'll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use

    And did you think this fool could never win
    Well look at me, I'm coming back again
    I got a taste of love in a simple way
    And if you need to know while I'm still standing you just fade away

    Don't you know I'm still standing better than I ever did
    Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
    I'm still standing after all this time
    Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

    I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah
    I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah

    Once I never could hope to win
    You starting down the road leaving me again
    The threats you made were meant to cut me down
    And if our love was just a circus you'd be a clown by now...

    Screw you alcohol!

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    Replace 'They" with alcohol, drugs, bad habits, negative situations/people or whatever...
    Muse Uprising
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog

    Paranoia is in bloom,
    The PR transmissions will resume,
    They'll try to push drugs that keep us all dumbed down,
    And hope that we will never see the truth around
    (So come on)
    Another promise, another scene,
    Another packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed,
    And all the green belts wrapped around our minds,
    And endless red tape to keep the truth confined
    (So come on)

    They will not force us,
    They will stop degrading us,
    They will not control us,
    We will be victorious
    (So come on)

    Interchanging mind control,
    Come let the revolution take it's toll,
    If you could flick a switch and open your third eye,
    You'd see that
    We should never be afraid to die
    (So come on)

    Rise up and take the power back,
    It's time the fat cats had a heart attack,
    You know that their time's coming to an end,
    We have to unify and watch our flag ascend

    They will not force us,
    They will stop degrading us,
    They will not control us,
    We will be victorious
    So come on

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    One thing I have been working on is "awareness" I think of this song a lot.

    Grateful Dead - Eyes Of The World Lyrics

    Right outside this lazy summer home
    You ain't got time to call your soul a critic no
    Right outside the lazy gate of winter's summer home
    Wondering' where the nut-thatch winters
    Wings a mile long just carried the bird away

    Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world
    The heart has it's beaches, it's homeland and thoughts of it's own
    Wake now, discover that you are the song that the mornin' brings
    But the heart has it's seasons, it's evening's and songs of it's own

    There comes a redeemer, and he slowly too fades away
    And there follows his wagon behind him that's loaded with clay
    And the seeds that were silent all burst into bloom, and decay
    And night comes so quiet, it's close on the heels of the day

    Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world
    The heart has it's beaches, it's homeland and thoughts of it's own
    Wake now, discover that you are the song that the mornin' brings
    But the heart has it's seasons, it's evening's and songs of it's own

    Sometimes we live no particular way but our own
    And sometimes we visit your country and live in your home
    Sometimes we ride on your horses, sometimes we walk alone
    Sometimes the songs that we hear are just songs of our own

    Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world
    The heart has it's beaches, it's homeland and thoughts of it's own
    Wake now, discover that you are the song that the mornin' brings
    But the heart has it's seasons, it's evening's and songs of it's own

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    Seether Fine Again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET3-t...layer_embedded


    It seems like every day’s the same
    and I’m left to discover on my own
    It seems like everything is gray
    and there’s no color to behold
    They say it’s over and I’m fine again, yeah
    Try to stay sober feels like I’m dying here

    And I am aware now of how
    everything’s gonna be fine one day
    Too late, I’m in hell I am prepared now,
    seems everyone’s gonna be fine
    One day too late, just as well

    I feel the dream in me expire
    and there’s no one left to blame it on
    I hear you label me a liar
    ‘cause I can’t seem to get this through
    You say it’s over, I can sigh again, yeah
    Why try to stay sober when I’m dying here

    And I am aware now of how
    everything’s gonna be fine one day
    Too late, I’m in hell
    I am prepared now,
    seems everyone’s gonna be fine
    One day too late; just as well

    And I’m not scared now.
    I must assure you,
    you’re never gonna get away
    And I’m not scared now.
    And I’m not scared now. No…

    I am aware now of how
    everything’s gonna be fine one day
    Too late, I’m in hell
    I am prepared now
    seems everyone’s gonna be fine
    One day too late, just as well
    I am prepared now,
    seems everything’s gonna be fine for me
    For me; for myself.
    For me, for me, for myself
    For me, for me, for myself

    I am prepared now for myself
    I am prepared now and I am fine... again

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    Amazing by Aerosmith http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LKD-...layer_embedded

    I kept the right ones out
    And let the wrong ones in
    Had an angel of mercy to see me through all my sins
    There were times in my life
    When I was goin' insane
    Tryin' to walk through
    The pain
    When I lost my grip
    And I hit the floor
    Yeah,I thought I could leave but couldn't get out the door
    I was so sick and tired
    Of livin' a lie
    I was wishin that I
    Would die


    It's Amazing
    With the blink of an eye you finally see the light
    It's Amazing
    When the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright
    It's Amazing
    And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight

    That one last shot's a Permanent Vacation
    And how high can you fly with broken wings?
    Life's a journey not a destination
    And I just can't tell just what tomorrow brings

    You have to learn to crawl
    Before you learn to walk
    But I just couldn't listen to all that righteous talk, oh yeah
    I was out on the street,
    Just tryin' to survive
    Scratchin' to stay
    Alive

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