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I Use Music As Therapy For the Soul

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    Anytime I'm feeling down

    or just sad I pick up my guitar and just let go...this is some of the most rewarding times. Also being out doors in solitude is great for being inspired to write new music
    sixstring77 sixstring77 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 26

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

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

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    Throughout middle school,

    high school, and parts of college, my mind was chaotic. My thoughts were filled with frustration, fear, hate, and the like to point of drowning out almost everything else. However, there were a couple things I could do to temporarily push back these horrible thoughts. The most...
    dynosophical dynosophical 26-30, M Oct 21

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    I have one playlist called Happy Music

    for Sad People, and one called Sad Music for Happy People.
    bri4knee bri4knee 18-21, F Nov 10

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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 10 Responses Nov 4

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    maubunt maubunt 26-30, M Nov 9

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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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    I just like to have fun,

    no censorship, no stupid pop up adds. Just write about true stuff that happens when the lights go out... If you know what I mean ;-) I also like to talk and play in the community over at secreterotica . com It's fun and friendly, no pop up adds. Totally free The library is...
    lucylollipop lucylollipop 26-30, F Nov 14

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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

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    Music is a very important part of my life,

    it's like a escape rope of the society. It makes me relax when I'm nervous, happy when I'm sad or sometimes makes me forget the problems that I have.
    Blackwolf1604 Blackwolf1604 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    jared2enlightenment jared2enlightenment 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 6

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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 3 days ago

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    Regardless of the world around me,

    I can always use music as therapy for my soul. Metal tends to be the genre that I listen to most. It's just something about the chaos of the music that is soothing to me. It slows down my mind but makes it more active. It's hard to explain I guess. It allows me to reach that...
    WhySoSerious14 WhySoSerious14 22-25, M Nov 10

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    Kidnap kid-"like I used to" Has kidnapped my

    ears and has forced me to never stop playing this song. I love music. 😬
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F Nov 2

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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 6 days ago

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    I love this song as a whole,

    and I've always been a Lydia fan. There is just something about the girls voice at 2:48 in, it makes me tear up every ******* time. I've always been a sucker for girls that can sing. It's so ******* beautiful. God dammit, I hate being pathetic. /sigh
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M Nov 11

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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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    The one thing I love about being the way I am

    mentally is the fact that I can feel and connect with the melodies of songs in ways I never could before. I've always loved Anthony Green, and recently got back into him lately. Him, and Circa Survive as a whole...the melodies alone just capture me. I put on my headphones, dry...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 30

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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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    music I produced https://soundcloud.

    com/the-masters-hands/the-hellcat-collection-little
    Ashishishe Ashishishe 31-35, M Nov 3

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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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    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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    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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    Okay so most of the music i listen to his

    depressing and suicidal so normally it is suppose to make you feel worse but listening to elliot smith makes me happy when it should make me sad. Having relatable music means that they feel the same way, and soothing calm music can actually calm me from an anxiety attack...
    kezzie10 kezzie10 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    http://youtu.be/b-2dKOfbC9c If I sing

    but don't have love I waste my breath with every song I bring an empty voice, a hollow noise If I speak with a silver tongue Convince a crowd but don't have love I leave a bitter taste with every word I say So let my life be the proof, The proof of Your love Let my love look...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    Any body here excited

    for Circa Survives new record? Thomas Giles fans out there?
    Lostradamus Lostradamus 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 12

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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 4 days ago

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    Winding down with a glass of red wine

    and the forever beautiful Claire de Lune.
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 6

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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 6 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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    I use music as therapy

    for my soul too. I suffered from severe depression and paranoia for 20 years until I started piano performance and composition lessons and also started doing mild stretching exercises on a regular basis each week. I feel that it is the music and the exercise that is...
    loveaguilarg loveaguilarg 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I'm not religious, but I've always loved

    Underoath. I've been a fan since high school, and I'm glad I never outgrew them.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M Nov 3

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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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    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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    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...
    ABitOfConversation ABitOfConversation 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 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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    I absolutely love alternative

    and indie songs. At the moment, I am in love with The Killers.
    BlaringBlackout BlaringBlackout 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 3

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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 2 days 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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    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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    theAnonMouse theAnonMouse 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F Aug 5

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    " But that don't matter anyway.

    My judgement day.My flesh will feed the demon,No trial, no case for reason.I've been chosen to pay with my life. "
    DeadAsYesterday DeadAsYesterday 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 28

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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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    TheUltimateCrazyCatLady TheUltimateCrazyCatLady 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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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.