I Drown Out Painful Thoughts With Loud Music

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    Music Fixes Me

    I live in the shadows of regret, and when loud music describes how i feel with its lyrics, i feel complete and whole again. It makes me feel like im not alone. It makes me want to forget about all the painful thoughts and just have a good day. i just find it amazing how just the...
    StillAtTheBottom StillAtTheBottom
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 3, 2013


    I blast my music off when trying to exercise.That's the only way to get old and overweight me to move.I like walking or stationary bike forms of exercise best.When i listen to the music i also forget about the soreness  and wanting to binge.
    mrsclark mrsclark
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2011

    This Is Me!!

    This group completely understands me. Anytime I'm feeling bummed, depressed, or especially angry, I go to my computer and put in my headphones. I choose a song depending on my mood, and instead of dwelling on my thoughts I focus entirely on the song. I don't notice anything...
    livingalie1 livingalie1
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 19, 2011

    Cant You See?

    I can only help you as much as you allow. When you can't see how much your words and actions affect me, it tears me to the soul. I feel like i cant reach you any more. The monster you have become, has allowed a darkness to grow within me. I'll never be like you, or dad. I wont be...
    Katarina2012 Katarina2012
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2012

    This Is Why I Hate Going To Work But I Love The Drive There

    because thats when i blast music and just forget about everything for a little while.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher
    26-30, M
    4 Responses May 16, 2011
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    1 Response Jun 15, 2014

    I'm Having to Do It Now

     It's either turn up the headphones, or beat the idiotically happy occupants of the next table over to death.  That would just ruin my 'clientele' status, though.
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2008

    Trying to Do This Right Now

    it's not easy to drown ou my thoughts and at the same time hold back my natural anxiety.
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Dec 1, 2007

    I feel like music is the only loyal friend I

    have, when I'm alone and feeling down music is always there to make me feel better. Sad but true.
    QuietIsViolent QuietIsViolent
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    Searching For Words You Can't Find.

    For a years i haven't allowed myself to truly fall for anyone, because i know they wont completely understand the things i go through on a daily basis. I relate to every lyric in this song when i think about relationships and why i avoid them. "Let Me Go" One more kiss could...
    Katarina2012 Katarina2012
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2012

    I never thought I'd feel this Guilty

    and I'm Broken down inside Living with myself Nothing but lies I always thought I'd make it But never knew I'd Let it get so bad Living with myself Is all I have I feel numb I can't come to life I feel like I'm frozen in time Living in a World so cold Wasting away Living in a...
    Insanexx Insanexx
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jun 15, 2014

    I only took to doing this recently,

    because I need the distraction, and more than anything it seems to reset me for a short time. I just need to keep functioning until I can beat this latest depression, and this is one of the few things I have found that distracts from the pain.
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    I just love heavy metal music!

    It makes me feel amazing! My favorite band ever is vampires everywhere then I love suicide silence and third favorite is bring me the horizon! Those are my top 3 bands! I also love more bands but I'm too lazy to put them down at the moment so just go to my last post and read...
    ImmortalFreakz ImmortalFreakz
    16-17, M
    1 Response May 9, 2014

    Speaker To Each Side Like My Guardians

    Drums and guitars echo inside me, just like sandblasting an ancient building my mind is cleansed and carried away pushing my memories to the back of my mind and drowning them out - maybe sleep will come
    inneedofguidance inneedofguidance
    1 Response Sep 10, 2011

    Nothing to do with this

    but I was chewing gum and sneezed -.- spit this gum out
    swaged104 swaged104
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    It always works for me anyways!

    . Ppl are different..
    breelouise breelouise
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2014

    i love music!

    Listening to loud music really does help drown out most of my thoughts altogether... because I end up concentrating on the music and the lyrics... and I end up singing along in my head or out loud. My thoughts scare me sometimes... I think of the most depressing things... it...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2009

    It Works

    Well most of the time anyway, if it doesn't 'drow them out' it should at least help. I don't always listen to the kind of music for this purpose that most people would, sometimes I do of course but other time it's jsut music I like at a really high volume
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Nov 27, 2007

    Loud Music

     I find myself constantly thinking about things that I don't want to think about. It usually happens when I'm sitting on my computer or driving in my car. Soo that's when the music comes on--- loud. I've found that if I have it loud enough I can no longer concentrate on the...
    hilly13 hilly13
    18-21, F
    Jul 3, 2009


    I'm usually trying to drown out other idiots more than painful thoughts. I never reconnected my stereo, and my headphones are buried somewhere, so using the computer is the only time I really get any good listening.
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic
    36-40, M
    Nov 13, 2007

    Blocked the Voices In My Head

    I really listened to the music loud when I was going through heroin withdrawls.  I would try to go to sleep at night & the voices would start talking to me.  I felt like jumping out of my skin mentally, emotionally & physically.  The only music that could...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2007

    Love It Loud

    I love music, the sounds, the lyrics, the way I feel with certain songs. I also love how I can either drown out the pain or add to it. OMG in high school I'd get pissed off and run around singing "hit me with your best shot"... too funny! Just a music freak I guess and...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Sep 3, 2008
    LightsinMotion LightsinMotion
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2014
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