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I Use Music As Therapy For the Soul

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    I absolutely love alternative

    and indie songs. At the moment, I am in love with The Killers.
    BlaringBlackout BlaringBlackout 13-15, M Sep 3

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    Sometimes, you just have to block the whole

    world out and be isolated from everything around you.
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was listening to the Allman Brothers Live st

    the Beacon Theater. Eric Clapton made a guest appearance for the set. Need I say more.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    So I as was driving to work this morning barely

    awake from working overtime and going from nights to opening and what I call a happy song came on the radio, because of that I actually got out of the car pumped and ready for work. Music did for me what no amount of caffeine can.
    midnight13child midnight13child 26-30, F a week ago

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    Dear God I forgot how therapeutic this could be.

    Turned on some acoustic breaking Benjamin and sang at the top of my lungs along with him. Riding this high of true elation that can only be achieved from moments like this. So thankful, so incredibly thankful for the music in my life, the talent for singing that I have and the...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    TheUltimateCrazyCatLady TheUltimateCrazyCatLady 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    Theres no greater feeling

    than having a song express what you haven't yet understood
    Bebzworld Bebzworld 22-25, F Jun 9

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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

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    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F Aug 5

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    I know it's weird but rock

    and alternative rock music calm my mind, especially ARTTM, ATL, The Maine, P!ATD, Green Day and blink-182. Try listening to their songs :)
    misselley misselley 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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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

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    This is true but for me it is therapy

    for the soul by expressing music through movement. I'm a dancer and nothing helps me identify better with music than how it makes me feel and move. Dance is amazing to watch too when it is placed along with a song you like. Watching the dancer can really bring the music to life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 28

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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 2 Responses Oct 17

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    The love I have for acapella .

    .. thank You God for music <3
    Fcrossed Fcrossed 18-21, F Oct 11

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    I was listening to the Allman Brothers Live st

    the Beacon Theater. Eric Clapton made a guest appearance for the set. Need I say more.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 12

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    I've always had a passion

    for music. My mother tells me that at 6 months old I was singing. Every night she played a record to fall asleep by. It was a Disney album. Sleeping Beauty. I don't remember of course. Momma says that when she held me up, standing on my wobbly legs, I would sway and sing...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Dude, I am in such a damn good mood right now!

    I love happy songs man... They just make me so damn giddy inside. You ever heard the song Monday, Monday, by the mamas and the papas, the beginning of that song just makes me wanna run in a field of ****** Daisies in slow motion man... I think I may have just had one of the...
    KSniper KSniper 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    The lyrics seem to speak directly at me.

    What ever mood I'm in, it knows.
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M Nov 23

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    I have been listening to happy uppity songs

    lately and avoiding any type of love songs because i'm dealing with a breakup.
    Artiste92 Artiste92 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yangsterz Yangsterz 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 16

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    I think I post this before

    but I can't get enough of this song..
    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    Driving with the music turned up

    and speeding, that's where I can forget about all my troubles.
    midnight13child midnight13child 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    Dkdjd Dkdjd 18-21, M Dec 9

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    ChillstepDreams ChillstepDreams 22-25 1 Response 4 days ago

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    If you know how to be my lover Maybe you can be

    my baby Hold me close under the covers Kiss me boy and drive me crazy [Chorus] Be my, be my, be my Be my, be my baby Be my, be my, be my Baby, and drive me crazy [Verse 1] If you know how to treat me You know how to touch me Baby then you’ll get the chance The chance to love...
    somethin2say somethin2say 22-25, F Nov 22

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    ChillstepDreams ChillstepDreams 22-25 6 days ago

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    There are times when I use music to work

    through emotions. Especially anger. There was a time when I would retreat to my room and play music with which to vent. There were several songs on that playlist. My kids "joked" that if I was playing Army Of My by Bjork or Whatever by Godsmack. Just steer clear because I...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    I don't want to be here anymore,

    rise against. great song, but the video is one the best there is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv_cvxAAZ-Y
    jax632 jax632 16-17, M Dec 15

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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

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    I for some unknown reason I sing When I am

    stressed, I remember far back into childhood's hour how I'd spend my days outside playing and exploring nature, all the while singing to all my little creature friends.A song I enjoy singing too, lol... even though I am probably tone deaf.
    FrankiesDissent FrankiesDissent 70+, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    Listening to the "soulful heartache" playlist

    on Songza right now! it's feeding my sad sad soul...sometimes it's okay to just sit in your self-pity for a little while and experience your hurt. Al Green - How can you med a broken heart?
    golarewa golarewa 22-25, M Nov 25

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    Nixismachina Nixismachina 13-15, F Dec 9

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    My soul is renewed and I am happy

    because I can come to live with music that is relatable. Almost everyone has that one song that brings emotions out of them
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Passenger (Mike), I've listened to all the

    albums consecutively for weeks now. Learned a lot of his songs , saw him in concert...I think I'm obsessed. Hits me where it hurts and i can relate to each and every one of the songs. Sad? Maybe. Therapeutic? Definitely.
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    RuefulSmile RuefulSmile 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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    I just find that when I need it the right song

    seems to come along for me and give me the message that I need.
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I tend to be the "therapist" in my group of

    friends so to receive such a calm feeling in the form of music is so amazing.
    JuleSinger JuleSinger 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Now Listening to the soulful groovin' music of

    Alicia Keys - Fallin' https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Urdlvw0SSEc
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 24

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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

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    Sometimes you just can't express how you feel

    until you find that one song that says it all for you.
    Dari97 Dari97 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    putinn my earphones on n close my eyes makes me

    feel relaxed n let my soul b free frm d outside world..music is d aid of evry sorrow...music makes me forget d outside world..try ths guys...its amazin!! hola!:)
    malhotrajaya malhotrajaya 16-17, F Nov 16

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    Christine & the Queen- Starshipper http://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=7BjKoPkoJ0Y&list=PL61CSmcjUDL5KLLZhUyxMidWvwTHttIcH
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F Nov 19

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    Loving Killing Me Softly,

    The Fugees version!
    Lostradamus Lostradamus 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 9

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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

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    I experience anxiety very often.

    Sometimes it keeps me from coming out of my room or being able to get out of a car if I see that the store or mall is busy. I very much dislike that this happens but it is normal for some people with Aspergers. But I can be calmed by certain opera music like the arias...
    Andwen Andwen 13-15, M Aug 16

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    If I didn't have music I would have nothing.

    . My whole being involves music. "After a while I've learned that love must be a thing that leaves. I tried so hard just to hold you near, was as good as I could be. And even when I had you here, you stayed so far from me." ~Stevie Nicks/Bonnie Raitt (Circle Dance) That verse...
    Godheals0328 Godheals0328 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Someone broke into my soul.

    Music was the key. Speak the lyrics I yearn to hear. Sing the song that brings me out of my head. The tune whispers and makes my body feel. I dance to the rasp of your voice. The poetry was my prince. A bright angel that begged to come inside. The composition of everything I...
    RocknR14 RocknR14 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    All i need is my ipod fully charged

    and my earphones by my side and im set. I feel like i can overcome anything as long as i have music to help me through it. 😏🎧
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 8

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    I use music to get away instead of talking to

    people. When you're happy you listen to the music, when you're sad you understand the lyrics.
    livefuckingstrong livefuckingstrong 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    There's nothing more therapeutic

    for me than re-visiting music I listened to when I was younger. Right now I'm re-visiting a J-pop group called PUFFY AmiYumi that I listened to when I was 9 years old, and after listening to some of their new material I found that their style hasn't changed much. Music and...
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 15