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I Use Music As My Escape

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    Bye Bye Miss American Pie...

    I escape into my world, my freedom, my passion when I listen to music.  It is an alternate sense of self one that is portrayed by someone else.  It helps to know you are not alone and music does that either fictitiously and realistically.
    morallyinked morallyinked 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 3, 2009

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    Music is amazing. Music

    while high is God whispering in your ear and tickling your eardrum with the presence of the most beautiful thing in the universe.
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M Sep 5, 2014

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    Music is like my life I play it to the rhythm I

    want....I love playing the piano when I start playing it I forget everything else
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F Dec 20, 2014

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    Trying to escape today

    but it's only bringing me down.....music reminds me of her. We use to share music that we found.
    Lone1y Lone1y 41-45, M 2 Responses May 14

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    Heaven In The Face Of My Little Girl

    I debated adding the story behind this song but I feel those of you that have never heard the song need to know the story. I actually can't listen to this song without tears swelling and pouring down my face... Grammy-winning Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman suffered an...
    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    Step out the front door like a ghost into the

    fog where no one notices the contrast of white on white. And in between the moon and you the angels get a better view of the crumbling difference between wrong and right. I walk in the air between the rain through myself and back again Where? I don't know Maria says she's dying...
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Lam111 Lam111 22-25 Feb 9

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    Chrissaysyourock Chrissaysyourock 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2014

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    And Yet Again...

    If you've got love in your sightsWatch out, love bitesWhen you make love, do you look in the mirror?Who do you think of?Does he look like me?Do you tell lies?And say that it's forever?Do you think twice, or just touch and see?Ooh babeOh yeahWhen you're alone, do you let go?Are...
    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 11 Responses Dec 18, 2010

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    It help s me relax and calm down,

    sometimes, I do think is life even worth living at times, I just pick up my head phones and i'm in a different world where no one can bother me
    Grayblack437 Grayblack437 16-17, M Jan 4

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    Music is my escape If I'm upset ,

    angry , or any other emotion I put my music on and it's the best thing. I wouldn't be able to live without it
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    SittingIdle SittingIdle 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    You ever listen to the lines of your favorite

    songs and just find yourself drifting away from the bad moments of reality, to a peaceful place, far away? I do this almost every day. I am bipolar and this form of therapy really motivates me to relax and just let go of what is bothering me at that moment. I guess it is my way...
    Bry26xo Bry26xo 26-30, F Nov 16, 2014

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    "If i could change I would take back the pain I

    would retrace every wrong move, that i made I would. if i could stand up and take the blame I would i would take all my shame to the grave." -Easier to Run Linkin Park
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    SittingIdle SittingIdle 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    Wild Horses (original) written by Kelsey K:

    http://youtu.be/clvN2W83x-E
    bladdermaster15 bladdermaster15 18-21, F Mar 14

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    zompire98 zompire98 31-35, M Dec 9, 2014

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    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F Feb 28

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    I've recently discovered the band switchfoot

    and can't believe how amazingly inspirational they are , I feel so happy to have found the soundtrack that fits my life so perfectly !
    therocketsummerfan therocketsummerfan 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2014

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    JustMeTaylor JustMeTaylor 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    Music Is Just My Way Of Life.

    Music... without it I would probably be dead. I always think that the artist is talking to me. Like they wrote that song for me... I will probably always think that. Because without music I would have. Nokt a soul. Not a single thing to conscript to in this crazy little world. I...
    DarkRainbow1899 DarkRainbow1899 13-15, F Jul 6, 2012

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    Planning A Possible Vacation....

    Just too much going on with work, school, a consignment sale, and a side business!  Maybe in about a week or so, we'll see....
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=ELKbtFljucQ The feeling that I get from listening to this song keeps me truly humbled about the depth of talent in this world. Plus being able to witness his passion through these lyrics leaves a vivid image in my mind, when I hear this song away from the screen. Either...
    ManUp56 ManUp56 31-35, F Apr 25

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    Cold Water...

    When two people love each other, truly love each other, can God stand between them? Do you think God would stand between them? Is it not enough to just believe? Can there ever be a good foundation to stand on with the strength of love shared and to know the other believes...
    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    Music is my savior. If there wasn't music,

    I would most likely be dead rn
    YeahThatGirl YeahThatGirl 13-15, F Nov 6, 2014

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    If I return, all I used to be All I used to

    go If I recall, too tough, too weak Too long, too bleak Still NO FATE AWAITS Still NO FATE AWAITS Still NO FATE AWAITS ME If the reward Comes down to me Come back to me If every road comes back to you Come back to me Still NO FATE AWAITS Still NO FATE AWAITS Still NO...
    Lam111 Lam111 22-25 Mar 20

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    ashleeyj5 ashleeyj5 13-15, F Jan 25

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    Music I listen takes me closer to my dreams

    and strengthen the experience who I really am.
    beautyinman beautyinman 41-45, F Feb 2

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    Since I was little I've always turned to

    Whitney Houston and her music as comfort when I was abused and I still do that to this day even though the abuse stopped. I turn to her and her music for strength and to remember love. She has always made me feel better, she still does and she always will. I love her so very...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 26, 2014

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    I just bought the All American Rejects- When

    The World Comes Down album. Love it!!!
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Jan 11

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    If I Can't Be My Own...

    We chase misprinted lies We face the path of time And yet I fight, And yet I fight- This battle all alone No one to cry to No place to call home Oooh...Oooh... Oooh...Oooh... My gift of self is raped My privacy is raked And yet I find, And yet I find- Repeating in my head If I...
    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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    I love music. I have a different playlist

    for every mood I have. When I need to escape reality for a while I plug in my headphones and zone out. Sometimes it's accompanied by a book that goes along with the playlist and helps me escape further and others just with me staring at the ceiling and singing along. My iTunes...
    notjustthegirlnextdoor notjustthegirlnextdoor 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Because its been more therapeutic

    than any therapist and councilor that I've talked to.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 9, 2014

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    Funny I found this group.

    .. My status on Pandora is: Music is my only escape.
    theemercedes theemercedes 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Music is my everything !

    It helped me when i got bullied.. It helps me when i'm sad!
    lunaeatsyou lunaeatsyou 16-17, F Dec 10, 2014

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    Not a day has went by,

    in my adult life, without music. I know some times that's the only thing that gets me through.
    ButtahCrunch ButtahCrunch 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I'll tell her to speak up Tell her to shout out

    Talk a bit louder Be a bit prouder Tell her she's beautiful, wonderful Everything she doesn't see Little me...
    Mindofanintrovert Mindofanintrovert 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    I looooove my music, thankfully work let me

    listen to my iPod all day. Depending on my mood depends on what I listen to. I'd be lost without music. Music is what feelings sound like :)
    squishyarmadillo squishyarmadillo 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2014

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    Its weird af but normal routine i wake up to

    pandora, when im home i make music, when i move around my ipods with me all day if i have to walk or drive, speakers or headphones on blast ive ran to music so long it feels like if i just went 5 minutes without it i wouldn't be able to operate. Id start fidgeting, biting my lip...
    MindConscious MindConscious 22-25, M Jan 12

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    Thank God for music; it soothes my soul

    when needed, is the best company and best of all doesn't talk back or disagree lol!
    Jac1970 Jac1970 41-45, F 3 Responses May 13

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    Pearl Jam - Black ...

    ... ....Third Eye Blind - Hows it gonna be ..........Alice In Chains - Nutshell
    TheFlamingLips TheFlamingLips 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    The Legacy" Tell you a thing That you ought to

    know Two minutes of your time Then on you go Tell tale of the man All dressed in black That most of them Not coming back Sent off to war To play little games And on their return Can't name no names Some strange yellow gas Has played with their minds Has reddened their eyes...
    justincarlgren1993 justincarlgren1993 18-21, M Mar 11

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    I Don't Care If I Lost Everything I Have Known...

    I think I've walked too close to loveAnd now I'm falling inThere’s so many things this weary soul can't takeMaybe you just caught me by surpriseThe first time that I looked into your eyesThere's a life inside of meThat I can feel againIt's the only thing that takes meWhere I've...
    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2010

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    Floating Eargasm Trance.

    Sometimes when I feel sad or have a really bad day music is one of the few things that can make me snap out of it. I’m using a technique I use to call, as the title says, “floating eargasm trance” quite a silly name I know but I stick with it for now.What I do is basically...
    Faraklin Faraklin 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    I do this to much: Music

    and sleep, two great ways to escape from everything.
    mstv1112 mstv1112 18-21, F Feb 7

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    Everyone has a way to escape from things.

    I use music(drawing and writing to but in focusing on music) to escape daily. Music is my life I don't think I can live without It.I think if I didn't listen to music I would be ruined. Music helps me in so many ways and helps me heal my emotional wounds that are still slowly...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2014

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