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I Have a Song That Stops Me In My Tracks

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    Rain King By The Black Crows

    We all have a collection of songs that just seem to render us helplessly stuck from motion the minute the first note is struck. Daily grinds of java wont help the motivational flight of fantasy or remembrances that music can entrap our hearts mind body and souls in. My kryptonite...
    EMinnovation EMinnovation 41-45, M Feb 24, 2012

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    Pearl Jam;"last Kiss"

    When I was 19,a very close friend of mine began dating a past flame of mine.. She and I had split on amiable terms,and the two of them had met and grown their relationship in legitimate fashion..and(aside from the obvious mental turmoil most all of us face at this age,I was fine...
    ForensicProfiler ForensicProfiler 31-35, M Jan 23, 2011

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    My Song...

    the song that stops me in my tracks, is "Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star. the song is one of ours... i have a cd playing in my house on non stop. the cd contains all the songs that were ours from our first year together. and that song is on the disc.. well?? every time i...
    unbalanced23 unbalanced23 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    I Have Several

    November Rain by Guns N' Roses A lot of Led Zeppelin (Immigrant Song, Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven)  and Pink Floyd songs (Wish You Were Here) etc. And Live and Let Die by Paul Mccartney
    RubyPhoenix RubyPhoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2009

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    Tori Amos

    It was me and a gun and a man on my back, and I sang Holy Holy as he buttoned down his pants.     xtessex
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    'No One Lives Forever' By Oingo Boingo

    No matter how bad a rut I'm in, this song always makes me stop and rethink things.
    RatFood RatFood 22-25, M Feb 15, 2011

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    Memories, Yuck.

    Whenever I hear the song 'Lolita' by The Veronicas, I remember when That Girl smiled back at me, when we spent hours laughing together, when it felt as though time had paused and all that existed was us. Now That Girl hates me, and 'Lolita' makes me want to rip out my own heart...
    ISawIDreamed ISawIDreamed 26-30, F Dec 5, 2012

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    What I Want To Be My Theme Song

    I wan't more than anything to be able to sing this song and mean it, just to be able to feel sooooooooo good and look so optimistic about life, no more pain, I long for that.... 
    MiracleWhipTrickster MiracleWhipTrickster 18-21, M 2 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Have You Ever Loved Somebody..

    This song by Freddie Jackson; just stops me in my tracks and I love to slow dance to this song back in the day. I wasn't the typical girl who partied all the time, but when I did attend a party; I know how to enjoy myself. I love "The 80's" songs because they were more...
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit 41-45, F Jan 17, 2013

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    The Sound Of Her Memory

    I spent a lot of my childhood with my grandmother. She was a beacon of intellect, meaning, purpose, and happiness in my eyes. Only when I moved far away for my own selfish desires did I understand how much she needed me, as well... Ever since I can remember she had this...
    WanderingFirefly WanderingFirefly 18-21, M Apr 9, 2012

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    Several, Actually

    First, any version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". When I catch that "sacred chord", everything stops.Michael W. Smith's "Friends".  Too many memories.Also in the category of too many memories is a song called "Shoulder To Cry On".  I never knew who sang it, not even 100...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Oct 2, 2012

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    A Few

    some that used to, don't anymore.   This morning, hearing a song I have heard in a while, brought back memories that I had forgotten about.  Odd, I've heard that song over and over for years, but it never brought so many memories, until this morning.   I have a lot to write...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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    Scientist By: Coldplay

    Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry You don't know how lovely you are I had to find you, tell you I need you Tell you I set you apart Tell me your secrets, and ask me your questions Oh let's go back to the start Running in circles, coming in tails Heads on a science apart...
    Yeqyw6kk Yeqyw6kk 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    Love The Way You Lie

    After a horrendous breakup this summer, I listened to the Eminem and Rhianna song, Love the Way You Lie a hundred times. It really spoke to me. I am not typically and eminem fan, but this song was my relationship to a T. It really helped me dea witht he pain. I realized that I...
    neverbroken21 neverbroken21 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    Desperado By The Eagles

    This song so totally describes my best friend, whom I loved more than anyone in life. He died in 2004 on my sons birthday, July 30th. I will always remember me and the kids were at his place having a great time just hanging out, eating hot dogs drinking coke. We swam, rode...
    needcloseness needcloseness 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2010

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    I Love Butterfly Kisses

    Okay, most people see me and see a manly man driven by work, numbers, memos, and coffee. I don't have time to listen to music that stops me and makes me choke up... right? Wrong. Every once in a while I hear Butterfly Kisses on the radio when I'm going home from the office and I...
    UpOnDaRoof UpOnDaRoof 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    I Thought Of Two More...

     Both Bruce Springsteen songs:1. Independence DayThis song describes perfectly the conflict between my father and I, the resolution of that conflict, and the realization that in one crucial area I do not want to repeat his mistakes. "I ain't gonna let them do to me what I...
    jjmack jjmack 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2010

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    Haunting Melody & Lyrics.....

    Another song that stops me in my tracks is Try Not To Remember by Sheryl Crow. The music and lyrics are haunting..... I have never seen the movie that the song is in but I love the song..... Try to erase The smell of freedom And every face That happened to meet mine What still...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2009

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    Show Me What I'm Looking For

    Until recently, this was just a song I loved, but now it is a song with meaning.  "Show Me What I'm Looking For" by Carolina Liar. This song has deep meeting for me, both from my past and my present.  I can see the trends in my life, things I've done, things I...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F Apr 6, 2010

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    I'll Stand By You - Pretenders

    It's not a song that I get to hear often, but when I do, I often feel tears well within my eyes. For all that is broken within me, for all the pain and the tears.....this song represents what I would want someone to say to me.....that one person who understands me, and who knows...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    Katie Perry Said So

    I was having a day, just like the other days only this time my radio was speaking to me, directly. I as sure of it. So I Samson'd up my hair to its lil pony, and listened intently to the, The commands that riddled the airwaves. As I spent so many dogmatic days in a stupor. The...
    EMinnovation EMinnovation 41-45, M Mar 26, 2012

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    Every Season

     This song was sung by my niece at my mother's funeral. It has so much depth! It has many layers of depth..."Every Season" by Nichole NordemanEvery evening sky, an invitation To trace the patterned stars And early in July, a celebration For freedom that is...
    jjmack jjmack 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    I Have Listened To This Song Since I Was Just A We Tike

    i found a newer version to this song today and thought i would share it . the guitar in this song is melodic with heartfelt emotion and nancy tells this story like she lived it. romantic and touching.
    BurntCrispy BurntCrispy 36-40 Dec 19, 2011

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    A Lullaby Song Written For A Murdered Mom

    The little boy barely knew his mother. "I wish that I could just see you. All I have are the pictures of my youth," sings Welland native Justin Deschamps, in his new song called In My Memory, about his mother Paula Lynn Deschamps. Deschamps was only four years old when his...
    ljalways1 ljalways1 26-30, F Mar 13, 2011

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    Kid Rock-only God Knows Why

    This song has a really special place in my heart because this is the last song my brother learned to play before his death.I was stopped at a red light about 3 weeks after the funeral and as the light changed to green i started to pull off and this song came on and i braked and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 6, 2012

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    Dire Straits - Local Hero (instrumental)

    one of the greatest guitar solos ever written, just listen
    HowAboutNoScott HowAboutNoScott 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2010

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    Need Your Opinion

    I'm having a disagreement with my husband on these 2 songs and hope someone might be able to help. The first is a copy of Elvis doing Peace in the Valley. The 2nd song is the same song by an artist who went by the name of Orion and who came out shortly after the death of Elvis...
    jacee1960 jacee1960 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2011

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    "blood Of Eden" By Peter Gabriel

    This song is so good and emotional. Everyone I've turned on to the song loves it. It is hard to talk or think while this song plays. I can't really explain it. I recommend it to all. If you don't connect to it you have no real emotions. Just my opinion. Listen to it and let me...
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M Dec 27, 2010

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    "Teardrop" By Massive Attack

    When this comes on it's like hitting a wall. I just have to stop and listen, it's beautiful and  moves me to tears. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=T6iUBd2D38E Love, love is a verb Love is a doing word Fearless on my breath Gentle impulsion Shakes and makes me lighter...
    Lazarus42 Lazarus42 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    Can't Hear It Enough Times.

    No matter what I may be doing at the moment, when I hear "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones EVERYTHING just stops.  There's something really powerful, haunting, and intense about that song that freezes me in my tracks and forces me to listen, to get...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 4 Responses May 21, 2009

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    It Brings Back When We Were Good,

    The song The Scientist covered by Natasha Bedingfield can make me almost cry every time I listen to it. At first it did make me cry, but I've listened to it so many times it doesn't bother me to that extent. It brings on so many emotions because the second guy I fell in love with...
    Ellony17 Ellony17 16-17 Feb 10, 2011

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    Personal "track Stopper" Top 20...

    01 - A Question Of Heaven (Iced Earth, 1999 Alive In Athens)02 - My Negation (Dark Tranquillity, 2005 Character)03 - Sleeping Sun (Nightwish, 1999 Four Ballads Of The Eclipse EP)04 - I Believe In You (Y&T, 1981 Earthshaker)05 - July Morning (Uriah Heep, 1971 Look At Yourself)06...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 46-50, M Jan 22, 2011

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    Alicia Key's

    This song brings me to tears every time I hear it.  Unlike the ending of the video, my wife did not return and so I held her for the last time in March.  It never ever even occurred to me that she would be gone.  The void is huge and only seems to deepen each day...
    nudeinva nudeinva 51-55, M 7 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    So Simple, So Honest, Just A Man And His Piano...

    I am a hard out rocker chick from way back. I got a led zep symbol tattooed on my leg. I listen to Whole lotta love and it makes me HOT! But when I hear Billy Joel sing And So It Goes.... it stops me in my tracks. It is a musical work of art, a song so perfect in every way...
    BBWKiwimouse BBWKiwimouse 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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    The Reason Why I Chose That Avatar For This Group.

    Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O'Connerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0&NR=1I know it's a Prince penned song but....I fall for her a little more every time i watch it. When she recorded it she'd only just left her Mum's house who had recently died. The garden and all the...
    Lazarus42 Lazarus42 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 7, 2010

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    https://itunes.apple.

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    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 31-35, F Mar 12

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    Just listen to the words

    Every time i hear this song it reminds me.It reminds me of my moms heart attack.It reminds me of my friend who said they tried killing them selves.It reminds me of my friend who said they just wanted to disappear.It reminds me of me because i cant just go and see her to make her...
    HangingTree HangingTree 18-21, M Jan 26, 2010

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    Two Actually

    My Immortal by Evanescence Goodbye to You by Michelle Branch They stop me every damn time
    godsmack666 godsmack666 18-21, M 6 Responses May 16, 2009

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    You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like That.toby Keith

    A close friend who became a lover...Who is now for job reasons 1300 miles away.
    mertc mertc 36-40 Jan 1, 2011

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    For Me..

    Your Lost little Girl- Jim Morrison and Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
    hippichikky hippichikky 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    There Are A Few, Actually

    Romeo and Juliet - The KIllers version. On more than one occasion it has made me misty. It reminds me of my ex and how our relationship ended.   You Know What I Mean - Phil Collins It's beautiful, but very sad. It makes me think of people in my life leaving me...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M May 7, 2010

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    A House Is Not A Home - Luther Vandross

    My heart is heavy with what's happened in Newtown, Connecticut. For some reason, Luther Vandross' version of "A House is Not a Home" emerged in my heart. And although the song's intention is romantic, it expresses missing a loved one deeply.  My thoughts and prayers to the...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 15, 2012

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    Something Good Coming - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    The first time I heard this song, I got goosebumps. The lyrics themselves are very real & raw, which gave me this sort of wake up call, regarding my life. This song on a personal level kind of haunts me in certain ways (Personal Story), but when times were tough, this song always...
    Patrice93 Patrice93 18-21, F Oct 29, 2011

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    What Sarah Said...

    The first time I heard it I just stopped. I froze.It just floored me. I loved it so much!I don't really know why I picked this one to share with ya'll. I have a couple songs that stop me, but this one just...every time. 
    bananajane bananajane 18-21, F Mar 11, 2011

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    "but Love's Such An Old Fashioned Word.. "

    The very first song to stop me in my tracks was Gary Numan/Tubeway Army performing "Are Friends Electric?" on Top of the Pops.  I'd not been especially affected by music until that moment, although I had enjoyed it.  I think i was around 9 years old.  I couldn't understand the...
    DarkBlueCat DarkBlueCat 36-40, F Feb 13, 2011

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    Only One Really...

     "My Immortal" by EvanescenceI don't normally listen to this kind of music but when I heard it I had to pull the car over. For me, it describes the pain, betrayal, and deep wounds I suffered at the hands of people who I thought I cared about. For me, this song has many...
    jjmack jjmack 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    Waiting - City And Colour

    When I hear this song, I cannot do anything else. I just have to listen to it. It's making me emotional. Maybe because of the melancholy in this song.
    honeybeebzz honeybeebzz 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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    Kenny Chesney'S "Who You'D Be Today"

    I think of Alec, my brother, who died as a stillborn everytime. I also think of my cousin Cheryl who died at the age of 28 of cancer. I have to turn the station each time or I break down in tears literally.
    simplylilacs simplylilacs 26-30, F Jun 14, 2013

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    With Or Without You

    A song by my favorite band, U2! Whenever I hear this song, I have to stop and be transported to my happy-place. And I find myself singing to it, with my horrible voice! Only my cat, Mr. Meeks, had appreciated me singing this song! As this was the song I would sing him to sleep...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    Stay By Windjammer

    Classic R&B at it's finest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2PwxB1tNPI
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 8, 2013

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    Idk What Even Happened To Me When I First Head It..

    Happiness by the Kilowatt- Dallas GreenIt is the most moving and beautiful song, I've yet to hear.I first heard it and it was like the earth stopped spinning, like time stopped just for me to hear this song.Its about a person whose love just broke up with them. How he felt when...
    basementGhost basementGhost 18-21, F May 3, 2011

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    DANIEL By Elton John

    DANIEL by Elton John stops me in my tracks. My father's name was Daniel and in 1973 him and my mother and kids moved from Brooklyn to California . I was devastated .. just preganant with my second child and couldn't bear them leaving, especially him because we were so close in...
    reflections3 reflections3 61-65, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I am very particular when it comes to the quality of the sound.. better if the track was downloaded from iTunes Store cuz it has license attached to it when you purchase it. I...
    heymoxx heymoxx 26-30, M Mar 27

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    Oh my goodness! I love this group! :D There are plenty of Disney songs I love. I even created a group about Radio Disney here. I love Disney soundtracks. I love performances on...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    So this morning I had a vivid dream, first that I was at church and everyone was singing in the choir but then this song started out of no where and all I could see was the lyrics...
    Karla777 Karla777 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    These are the latest instrumentals I listened to on my iTunes. Some of the instrumentals are for songs I do not listen to but I love the instrumental covers. I am not going to say...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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