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I Use Music As Therapy For the Soul

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    Let's face it! We all need therapy!

    It may as well sound good!
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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...
    DaddysLittleKitten DaddysLittleKitten 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    suxsco suxsco 18-21, F Aug 5

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    So I'm heading to St.

    Louis for the best concert of my life!!!! FALLING IN REVERSE!!!
    Deidrah Deidrah 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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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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    Selma40 Selma40 36-40, F 1 day ago

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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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    I absolutely love that there are all types of

    music that can suit any mood you're in. The best moments are when a certain piece of music moves you to tears, or immediately transports you back in time to a memory. That kind of music is truly beautiful.
    tranquilfern tranquilfern 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    Since I cant be home sick in bed today,

    I will play my music at work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaAWdljhD5o Has anyone seen this version? I like it better than the music video.
    BlueEyedFaye BlueEyedFaye 22-25, F Aug 12

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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. 😏🎧
    xkLOVESjx xkLOVESjx 22-25, F Jul 8

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    JosueGjerdingen JosueGjerdingen 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    GunFinger GunFinger 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Music is a great thing,

    and even songs from games and cartoons can be awesome. This one was a staple of my childhood. I still remember it after a decade, and I never forgot her name!
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T 4 days ago

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    In the lateness of the hour I breathe melodies

    to life. Till my soul's soothed by the music that the herb could not suffice. My sanctuary, my prison, my haven, and my cell. Forever in my chambers, is this heaven or is it hell? Waking in the morrow not quite longed for yet by me. To bed I I think ill fall now sinking deep in...
    summerdaniella summerdaniella 18-21, F Mar 30

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    The music is hitting me

    so perfectly. I just want to dance outside my apartment until my neighbors wake up, realize that it's just damn infectious and join me. Then the whole complex is dancing to the music in their mind. This can happen, right?
    mikeyeeka mikeyeeka 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Music helps me get through my days,

    good or bad and it helps take stress away <3
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    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    The Perfect Illusion.

    It's two-thirty in the morning. I'm lying in the dark. Alone. The streetlamp outside my window is casting dancing shadows on the ceiling. The few remaining leaves are helpless in the autumn wind. In a couple of weeks the trees will be bare. Cold and naked like my soul. I'm...
    waterlooSunset waterlooSunset 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    Muse-ic

    Wake me up Open my eyes. Make me belive in something bigger than myself. I want to feel alive. I want to see the path in front of me and know that my steps are right. I want to be awake, and feel the good and the bad. I want to move and feel and breathe Change me. Make me...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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    MCR Fall Out Boy PATD!

    And Twenty One Pilots are soooooo amazing. <3
    JosueGjerdingen JosueGjerdingen 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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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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    I grew up listening to Classic Rock with my Dad.

    It's become my favorite Genre. I love to Rock and Roll all night and Party every day!
    TheComicAlien TheComicAlien 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F Aug 5

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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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    Its like when i listen to music,

    it changes me sooo much! I'm not the same person....I get very thoughtful and deep, and i kinda like it that way, though.....Music cleans my soul and heart, like a rainy day :-)
    Tamie0164 Tamie0164 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 6

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    I love music 100%. No genre is beyond my grip.

    Sometimes I listen to 1980's music, then I'll listen to death metal. From death metal I'll go to opera, and from opera to electronica. There is no such thing as a bad genre, but there is certainly a such thing as a bad artist. I'm looking at you, Justin....
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 use writing music as therapy too.

    I released an album today. Stevenmartinez.bandcamp.com
    Mtinezz Mtinezz 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Best song if u were once taken

    for granted but now moving on is... Beyonce best thing I never had.
    dnicebby dnicebby 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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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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    as crazy as it sounds music has helped me

    so damn much! it always brings my mood up and is can relate so it so well sometimes. it doesn't matter if I'm happy or sad music always helps
    Troxx742 Troxx742 13-15, F Aug 12

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    Don't leave me in all this pain Don't leave me

    out in the rain Come back and bring back my smile Come and take these tears away I need your arms to hold me now The nights are so unkind Bring back those nights when I held you beside me Un-break my heart Say you'll love me again Undo this hurt you caused When you walked out...
    Selma40 Selma40 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    This one is one of my favorites

    though it bring tears to my eyes each time...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F Aug 7

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    GunFinger GunFinger 31-35, F Aug 16

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    LittleMiss80 LittleMiss80 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I love listening to music

    when i'm depress.. It soothes my mind and soul..
    Hottiemom13 Hottiemom13 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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    Nofx to Grieves. To the ends of de Earth.

    I listen all day to the sounds while I dance to myself. Or just sit and think. Remembering how far I've come. Or where it would be nice to go. And to think all the music I know is in English. It would be cool to have some tunes that maybe I didn't understand what they were...
    solusipse solusipse 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i would always plug my earphones in

    and spam music in my ears. i listen to all kinds of music, ranging from slow music to fast music, classical music to pop music. but strangely, whenever music flows in my mind, loads of different emotions rushed through my brain. sometimes i would think of how my life would be...
    yunisaurus yunisaurus 13-15, F Aug 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 3 Responses Aug 20

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    "thank you" Led Zeppelin.

    ...My musical therapy this week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1z4vkPWkLQ
    Pharmalady Pharmalady 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I love all music, and have music in all sorts

    of formats, but there's something about my 'vinyl' that gives me so much more. The album artwork, the liner-notes, the 'ceremony' of getting up to change sides and cleaning before and after use. Every 'pop', every 'click' makes my copy unique, and each one is treasured. Some...
    Phaedrus1975 Phaedrus1975 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    This is the best example I've seen

    for this for a long time... This is 22 mins of original orchestral music created collaboratively by a bunch of recovering addicts as part of a project to work with them to use music as part of their recovery. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/addicts-symphony/videos/all...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    Mad1428 Mad1428 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    All Time Low is perfect

    for that :) theres just something about Alex Gaskarth's voice... It's so soothing.
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    NobodyCanEverHearHerCall NobodyCanEverHearHerCall 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    mikeyeeka mikeyeeka 26-30, M Aug 20

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    It takes a crane to build a crane It takes two

    floors to make a story It takes an egg to make a hen It takes a hen to make an egg There is no end to what I'm saying It takes a thought to make a word And it takes some words to make an action It takes some work to make it work It takes some good to make it hurt It takes some...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    There's no other feeling of release like having

    the story of your grief being sung to you by a stranger's voice through a headset... someone who knows your secrets but doesn't even know you. There for you, but not even there.
    WhoaManAliens WhoaManAliens 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm severely depressed

    but when I'm listening to upbeat music I feel almost... Happy
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F Aug 16

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    Old and grey like a corpse ,

    I'm still walking strong towards hell , without friends , without money , I walk barefoot across fire and glass , I have a ticket in my pocket that will free me from my sorrow , very little keeps me alive and that is your love at least for today , tomorrow I'm not sure...
    Selma40 Selma40 36-40, F 2 days ago

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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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    Dear ex-Heart

    Dear ex-Heart, Just thought I'd send you a wee mail, just to show you there's no hard feelings. Don't read anything more into it. I understand it's over. I get it. And I'm ok with that. Really. I'm in a good place.And you KNOW I don't hold grudges. Of course, I'm...
    waterlooSunset waterlooSunset 36-40, M 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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