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I Use Music As Therapy For the Soul

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    Ugh I hate when you really need a certain feel

    from music, a certain vibe or feeling and you just can't find the right song.
    midnight13child midnight13child 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 3 days ago

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    Jamming tunes at an unhealthy volume soothes

    the pain that is wearing on my broken soul. Whether for only a few minutes or a few tracks, tunes help me escape to a place where everything makes sense. It's a place where my mind finds peace and where the stress from the day evaporates with every rhythmic beat :)
    lostsoul8844 lostsoul8844 36-40, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    BrandanDR BrandanDR 18-21, M Jul 31

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    Music really is one of those things

    that I can say saved me. It saved me from spiraling into my own darkness, and I'm glad that I had one thing, apart from writing, to keep me afloat during my darker days. It helped me feel everything that I had numbed and become disconnected from. It made me feel safe enough to...
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Guitars

    If you were to take note of the callouses on my left hand, you could probably track my moods fairly well. When I have things on my mind - good, bad or ambiguous...my fingers start itching for my guitar.Through the years, I have expressed my emotion through various art forms, but...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 25 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    I've been listening to music on Pandora these

    past few days when I'm on here. My stories are inspired by whatever that particular song makes me think about or what mood it induces.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 15

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    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M Aug 20

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    Lone1y Lone1y 41-45, M 2 Responses May 14

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    Sometimes I feel that

    when I put my headphones and listen to the music I feel lighter and that all my insecurities and stress just wash away.
    MaddSon MaddSon 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    Don't you love the feeling

    when you listen to a song for the first time and you just instantly fall in love with it.
    Mattsdragons Mattsdragons 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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    New Breaking Benjamin album "Dark Before the

    Dawn" is awesomeeee totally worth buying the whole album!
    sweety589 sweety589 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    http://youtu.be/5eLIvLa69LY An Pete Murray!

    Live & loose at a backyard barbie...
    BreakingBored BreakingBored 41-45, F 15 hrs ago

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    I make music for me I make music

    as an outlet for control I make music to feel I make music to abandon this place, this difficult place inside of myself, and be a different element. Out of my element. Think about it, think about the music. No one will judge you there. No one will call you out on your madness...
    yourtheocean yourtheocean 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    I've found that even in my worst moments there

    is a song, a lyric, a melody that understands me and at that moment I don't feel quite as alone. Life isn't always easy but if I didn't have music I don't know where I'd be today.
    Evilangel820 Evilangel820 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    Yangsterz Yangsterz 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    "Breakaway" - Kelly Clarkson wish I had

    that strength to really breakaway lol
    kiki2016 kiki2016 26-30, F 2 mins ago

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    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 6 Responses Apr 29

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    TheUltimateCrazyCatLady TheUltimateCrazyCatLady 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    one thing about music

    when it hits you feel no pain ~Bob Marley
    mightyhealthy mightyhealthy 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    The only thing that gets me through each day is

    my music, i cant live without it
    Whymeugh Whymeugh 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    ScarletNero ScarletNero 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Help! Need some advice.

    So my cousin wants me to play solo violin at her wedding ceremony and celebration (the latter will involve HUGE numbers of people) and I'm petrified at the thought of even performing as first of all I get too nervous when I'm performing, secondly when I get nervous I make...
    puks966283 puks966283 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I have a playlist on YouTube

    and my phone, called "Therapy Music". It's the songs I listen to, to make me feel better. Plus, the playlist is nostalgic for me.
    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wrote a song about death,

    last breath, letting go and live on. My brother died and my heart wrote this english lyrics. It's sad as well as happy... like life and death.... one line: 'forget all the bad things, forget all rainy days, try to...
    MutedVoice MutedVoice 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    This is so true. Most genres have the ability

    to feed whatever it is your feeling. I don't know...being fairly new here....if you can share youtube links or not, so for now I will suggest this song as a definitely mood lifter and stress reducer...works for me every time. -Raven Vivaldi - Trio Sonata "La Follia" in D Minor...
    Ravenwind43 Ravenwind43 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 12

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    I listen for hours hoping the silent words

    would mend my heart as I peacefully descend into a deep sleep.
    KindredKings KindredKings 13-15, M 13 mins ago

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    It's an easy song to sing along to

    and it has a cute happy beat :) "She's Electric" - Oasis
    kiki2016 kiki2016 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    https://youtu.be/275R-cLTU9M.

    No one understands me. I have to speak through songs because I don't know any other way
    JimmyEH JimmyEH 26-30, M Aug 5

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    music is the closest thing around all kind of

    human beings... it's always delivering every particular notion from whoever artist who creates it, even though whoever is listening that music could not get exactly what it means it won't be matter...coz the spirit will still could be received... lyric is just a part of the...
    briantrinanda briantrinanda 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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    TobyMac - Speak Life -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeBv9r92VQ0
    Petee33 Petee33 18-21, M Aug 22

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    I've got my MCR and The killers playlist on

    repeat to keep me out of my current funk
    SamBerries SamBerries 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can honestly say music is a really big part

    of my life, but then again I find it hard if it's not the same for everyone. I spend a good percentage of my days listening to music, whether I'm on my way to work, or other places. Music calms me down and at the same time it helps me express myself. I love to write with music...
    LostStar28 LostStar28 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    If there's no one who understands you,

    there's always one song, one artist that does.
    thisISalessa thisISalessa 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Good evening, EP friends.

    Enjoying a little R n R this dark, rainy evening, enjoying the soulful voice of Adele~ Lovesong (The Cure cover)🎶
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    kiki2016 kiki2016 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Finding old music you used to love is like

    getting back in touch with an old friend. I love how when you find that one song, you instantly go back to that same feeling you used to have, or in that same mindset you were in when you heard it in the first place.
    CestLaVegan CestLaVegan 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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    I can almost always get into a deep meditative

    state when listening to certain music (usually trance). I remember one time I was sitting at the edge of my bed listening to 'Egyptian Empire Radio' on Pandora, and I started to feel very calm, then felt waves of energy start flowing through me. I loved the feeling so I started...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F Aug 16

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    Listening to Mozart's Requiem

    for what seemed like the hundredth time, I find myself lost in a parallel universe, where I am breathtakingly tortured by my own wretchedness and the beauty of the melody. If I could cry, I'd shed all my tears for the way I feel as the notes and the words fluently and...
    RogueLogic RogueLogic 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    bubbathebirdy bubbathebirdy 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    SensualPassionbbw SensualPassionbbw 31-35, F Aug 7

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    SunnyGirl9 SunnyGirl9 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    At this very moment..

    ..every radio on the place is playing. Rocking out ...loud and proud. It will carry me away along with my sorrows..... It's hard enough to typing as I bop around in my chair....
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    "So Ill wait for you As I keep your faith

    alive And Ill pray for you As we cross the great divide" Breaking Benjamin
    sweety589 sweety589 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I started writing songs to express my feelings.

    To gain confidence I sent a video of me singing my song to a few people I thought I trusted. It turns out that that girl shared it with her friends and they laughed at me. Plenty of times at school they have been singing this song in front of me laughing at me. I have just had...
    miyahwoods10144 miyahwoods10144 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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