I Need Music to Survive

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    I listen to music pretty much everywhere. I always have my ipod on me. Music helps me function- I have anxiety disorder, and as long as I'm listening to music, I can get through situations that would otherwise cripple me.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2010
    brandoncremers brandoncremers
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 16
    rohinipriya rohinipriya
    18-21, F
    Mar 15

    I remember when I didn't have my headphones

    because I lost them. I don't like when others can hear my music so I didn't listen to any for a month. It was my good and I remember being so happy when I bought new headphones. Moral of the story I love and need music!
    Indiegirl3 Indiegirl3
    18-21, F
    Jan 8, 2014

    Survive? I Can't Live Without Music!

    I'm always listening to music. Whether it's on the way to school, or on a road trip, or even when I'm studying, my headphones are plugged into my ears, blasting away music.  When my parents are home, that's when music helps me the most. As soon as they come into my room, I turn...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 27, 2011
    Adeadmanwalking Adeadmanwalking
    18-21, M
    Jan 8, 2015

    I do! I do! I do! No I'm not saying yes to me

    marrying you I'm saying music is my daily dose of tranquility
    AMOReSil AMOReSil
    36-40, F
    Sep 2, 2015

    It's always raining in my head.

    .. https://youtu.be/r8cEzdjLn60
    marladurden13 marladurden13
    41-45, F
    Nov 4, 2015

    Music Is My Life

    Music is always there for me, no matter what. It's one of my best friends and it always knows what to say. I've felt so alone lately and I've been really leaning on music to lift my spirits. Music motivates me and makes me feel like anything is possible. Music is my escape and...
    gummybear101 gummybear101
    Dec 8, 2011
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Nov 5, 2015

    Music Is My Vice

    I love music! I'm a nut when a song I like comes up on pandora or the radio in the car. I love to play music, listen to music, write music, hell! Everything I do involves music lol without tuneage, the world would be so very bland
    positively3negative positively3negative
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 28, 2012

    And I Love My Mexican Music..

    Seriously, I am so bean! And damn proud   I urge you to listen heehee It's a song
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2010

    Music Is My Sanctuary

    I can't live without it. It soothes me like nothing else can. It's helped me through the toughest times of my life. I'm not much of a talker, so I really let music do the talking for me.
    summerslost summerslost
    26-30, F
    Dec 19, 2008

    Because of my suicidal thoughts the song "One

    last breath" by "Creed" holds a special place in my heart.
    EthanofDarkness EthanofDarkness
    13-15, M
    Mar 14

    "Wake Me Up"Feeling my way through the

    darknessGuided by a beating heartI can't tell where the journey will endBut I know where to startThey tell me I'm too young to understandThey say I'm caught up in a dreamWell life will pass me by if I don't open up my eyesWell that's fine by meSo wake me up when it's all...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter
    Sep 19, 2015

    In my house there is always music playing,

    so when there isn't it is weird and unnatural. It helps me keep my focus when I am doing my homework, and when I am upset or something I find that Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and/or Sabrina Carpenter sing exactly what I need to hear. I sleep with the quiet hum of classical...
    Oldestof7 Oldestof7
    18-21, F
    Mar 15

    In my lowest days on the edge of suicide.

    I turn on the radio, slip back in to my truck seat and drive. hey **** in new Stanton I need that radio... and a new transmission you had to pick on me
    dailyracingdadboy dailyracingdadboy
    26-30, M
    Feb 18

    Music Is Like Medicine

    without music people would have no inspiration and self discovery. We would have trouble relating to other things. It also gives off a wholeness in the heart and soul. lifts up your head. can possibly mend a bent heart and actually makes people want to make music.
    mewchocolate1 mewchocolate1
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2010

    Music Is Like Air To Me

    People need so many things to keep them going- a loving spouse, a six figure salary, frequent shopping spree etc. I need only one thing. Music. Any kind of music works for me. As long as it has a definite melody. I can listen to anything ranging from devotional to modern pop...
    madoctopus madoctopus
    18-21, F
    Oct 7, 2012

    I have been alone for a very long time

    and if it wasn't for music, I would have killed myself a long time ago! Music DOES matter!!!;) It IS a gift from the REAL God!;)
    Spitbak Spitbak
    46-50, M
    Feb 24

    Music is the fuel for my soul.

    If I didn't have music, I would feel empty, incomplete, unable to go on. Music makes my heart beat, makes me feel, makes me know I'm alive. I need music. Music picks me up, strokes my hair and tells me everything will be okay when I'm down. Music jumps up and down beside me when...
    jazzyohsofresh jazzyohsofresh
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 19

    Not quite literally,

    but just to be able to actually distract myself from unwanted thoughts & such. Wearing headphones has literally become a habit that I can't thwart now a days.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    16-17, M
    Mar 15

    Medication For The Mind

    Life is sh*tty. I'll say it. Unless you've somehow been blessed with riches, love and luck, there are going to be times in life when you just really want to walk away from it all. More often than not, that's my story. I just want to up and leave my life. Walk out the door and...
    TheRelapseDevil TheRelapseDevil
    18-21, F
    Feb 9, 2013

    Music Is My Soul!!!

    Look into my eyes The pure essence of my being Is evident with each blink As I smile at you and say Hello. Glare at my face Each expression Is painted by the lyrics With which song At that moment I have the privilege Of performing. A cappella No background No audience No...
    singingjaaz24 singingjaaz24
    26-30, F
    Jul 21, 2013

    Id go nuts without it.

    I listen to everything from country to blues. Music is good for the soul. It expresses who you are. It describes how you feel when you cant find the words for yourself to speak from your own heart.
    baldnproud baldnproud
    31-35, M
    Apr 27, 2014


    i need music but im to depressed to listen to it. so everything is just sitting around making me feel worst. usall music help my depression but not anymore it making it worst.
    Kid5252 Kid5252
    18-21, F
    Jul 26, 2013

    My music is my best friend,

    my boyfriend, me therapist when I am out for the count. By a song or two on a specific playlist, I'm excellent again!!! :)
    TheMeBMini25 TheMeBMini25
    26-30, F
    Oct 2, 2014

    I am barely hanging on.

    The music just takes me away to a better place.
    hoorayfordying hoorayfordying
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2014

    Divorced And Wandering What To Do Now

    married for twenty year wrked over seas and one I was told I was getting divorce and she found some one else Not sure what to do now.
    merlemoe60 merlemoe60
    46-50, M
    May 28, 2012
    deleted deleted
    Aug 22, 2015

    This song got me through a lot in my life.

    Depression hurts but you have to remember to keep holding on because you are worth it. <3 
    MKM18 MKM18
    18-21, F
    Aug 26, 2014

    Without music i feel like I am drowning with no

    one noticing, The Music Helps.
    silentbookgirl silentbookgirl
    16-17, F
    May 27, 2015

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    Jewelz62 Jewelz62
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    Apr 21
    I love music like Nox Arcana, it soothes me when I need to unplug from daily life.
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    Apr 20
    Ok, so I'm asking this here so I won't seem paranoid/idiotic in front of my peers, because this might just be me overthinking and making this out to be much worse than it is. So...
    eminencee eminencee
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    Apr 19
    I have a wide or broad span of music in my home. I love all kinds of real music except for rap crap. I love the music from the 40s through the 80s mostly. I have hundreds of CDs...
    southernnudistlifestyle southernnudistlifestyle
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    7 days ago my husband tried to take his own life. Day to day life has been difficult of Late. My husband has been out of work for the best part of 3.5 years and in that time he...
    twilightmum twilightmum
    36-40, F
    Apr 17
    this song is what i dream of. not likely to ever happen though. And all I remember is your back Walking towards the airport, leaving us all in your past I traveled fifteen...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
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    I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music. Billy...
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    1 Response Apr 16
    Ok so I have a very unique taste in music and I don't think anyone will like this song discovery that I have found, but I just wanted to share and I don't have anyone in person who...
    samiisprink samiisprink
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    Now playing: You Were Meant For Me by Sting Ah, old love songs are so nice. I do not have a special someone at the moment, but the idea of having to enjoy this kind of a beautiful...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    only way been dealin wit loss. kids a wreck. I'm a wreck. don't think I got enough music to deal wit losin my love, my life, my wife. been a month an can't stop wishin I gon wit...
    bigmike1974 bigmike1974
    41-45, M
    Apr 16
    Oh yeah...gotta love the '80s. I missed 'em. Damn. But at least the music is still around. And honestly? The best music happened in the '80s. We had hard rock, metal ... all the...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
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    Fight - Icon For Hire https://youtu.be/ixwc5LCmL-g?list=PLarPurFgxeHUtJy2LQkgYCqcxB_KlAntN I don’t know how I got here but I refuse to stay I betrayed myself when I let...
    Redstar86 Redstar86
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    I hate you, I love you, I hate that I want you, You love her you need her and I'll never be her....
    deleted deleted
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    KayleeBehrens KayleeBehrens
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    Apr 13
    Music provides a perfect getaway. It can help relax, calm, and soothe your mind. Nothing's better than a little music to make a day go by. I usually play certain songs in order to...
    Michelleeli01 Michelleeli01
    22-25, F
    Apr 12
    Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche
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    guys I wana make some confession here I don't know how to say but it's true The day I listened to Eminem his songs stuck into my brain as a bee I m so addicted to his music his...
    EMINEMForever EMINEMForever
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    Apr 12
    The only genre of music that has stuck with me since I was a kid. I really only prefer heavy metal that has more emphasis on percussion though. I'm not crazy about too much guitar...
    hamz111 hamz111
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 12
    I think I'm just addicted to music right now... I can't stop playing it and I've been using the crap out my little speaker I just got. lol its getting worrisome...
    SweetDreamsRubi SweetDreamsRubi
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    3 Responses Apr 11
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    HazelMotes HazelMotes
    51-55, M
    Apr 11
    Someone once asked me : why do you love music so much ? l replied, because it's the only thing that stays when everything and everyone is gone.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 11
    Our daughter was born on 7 February 2011. Polina is our child, a long-awaited daughter. From the moment, when we heard about cancer of the stomach - world in my eyes was darkened...
    Kushnir86 Kushnir86
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    My favorite kind of music is country. I realized not much people from nyc love country. Whenever I listen to country everyone give me evil eyes as if they hate country music. My...
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile
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    Well you only need the light when it's burning low Only miss the sun when it starts to snow Only know you love her when you let her go Only know you've been high when you're...
    kk1874 kk1874
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    I need help can't find this stupid song it a popular techno trance song from the 90s it's starts of low and goes high I thought it was off of matrix soundtrack please help me
    slacker405 slacker405
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    Cover Me Cover me When I walk alone Cover me When my stance it stumbles home Cover me We'll trip on through the sands of time And cover me 'Cause I've been branded I've lost my...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
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