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I Use Music As Therapy For the Soul

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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, 2014

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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 2 days ago

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    I have needed to be quiet

    and chilled out and I have been listening to Secret Garden music by an Irish-Norwegian duo playing new instrumental music, also sometimes erroneously known as neo-classical music. Secret Garden features the Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and the Norwegian composer-pianist Rolf...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Nirvana is such an amazing band.

    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
    Areidarkwolf12 Areidarkwolf12 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Iceman00716 Iceman00716 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Jhene Aiko - W.A.Y.S.

    This song is a true soul picker-upper.??
    ysimm23 ysimm23 18-21, F Feb 16

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    breadandcircus breadandcircus 22-25 3 days ago

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    for me music is like a friend

    who stays with me forever because i know one day the people i know now will leave me at somepoint
    musicpanda21 musicpanda21 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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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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    Valentine's Day night my fiancรฉ

    and I went to see above and beyond! It was amazing I smiled the whole time I literally was on cloud 9. I held my tears in.. It was one of the best experiences in my life. Music helps sooth the mind body and soul! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’œ
    hellokittysr hellokittysr 22-25, F Feb 15

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    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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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, 2014

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    The Words Screamed In Silence.

    Music to me is not just about letting the words take over and float to the rhythm.Music to me is the understanding that of which we could not express through our normal conversation but through the movement of music in sounds words meaning and associations to what we are going...
    Lugelogistics93 Lugelogistics93 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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    RuefulSmile RuefulSmile 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    theperksofbeingamani theperksofbeingamani 18-21, F Feb 16

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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, 2014

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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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    Listening to James Taylor

    and JD Souther good old song "Use to be her Town" old song but still love to hear it but the lyrics are sad teaches a lesson
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day 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, 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)๐ŸŽถ
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    Music is nourishment

    for the soul. A song with just the right lyrics can motivate, the right melody can resonate with one's inner power, and the right rhythm can cause one's inner energy to pulsate again to the beat. There are times when I am depressed that I will sing a motivational song pouring...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    Areidarkwolf12 Areidarkwolf12 13-15, F Feb 16

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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...
    BloodStainedRabbit BloodStainedRabbit 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 15, 2014

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    when ever I feel down I go to my music.

    music saved my life I used to sit in a corner and cry now that I know so people care about me I don't care what others think but I still get down and far down I just refer to my music and I am better but the thing is, I am i n school and I am not allowed to listen to music there...
    wintter54 wintter54 16-17, F Feb 4

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    Music is my life all day everyday I have music

    in my ears ever song has a meaning and every song has a feeling every song is its own story music is the best therapy there is its helps you when your sad, mad, angry, happy or just full of joy I love my music and I would die with out it
    laura1303 laura1303 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days 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. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽง
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 8, 2014

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    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F Feb 2

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    flowerflame13 flowerflame13 13-15, F Feb 17

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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, 2014

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    CDragontamer CDragontamer 31-35, T 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Reverend Horton Heat "Let Me Teach You How to

    Eat" http://youtu.be/H96XcNWKZVg
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F Feb 14

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    twentyonepilot twentyonepilot 13-15, F Feb 15

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    Laying in bed listening to Sam Smith,

    hoping his beautiful voice brings me a little peace & light through to this broken heart of mine. So far so good :)
    xoSincerelyYoursxo xoSincerelyYoursxo 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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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, 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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    I don't know how to explain it,

    but this song really makes me think.  A lot of J Tull does but the music and lyrics of this one have such an exotic to feel to it.
    dyl1001 dyl1001 18-21, M Feb 11

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

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    Sam Smith...this song is

    so damn beautiful โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ Check out this video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/HaMq2nn5ac0
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    wkrkrk20 wkrkrk20 66-70, F Feb 5

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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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    Yangsterz Yangsterz 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    demonswithin demonswithin 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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, 2014

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