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I Use Music As Therapy For the Soul

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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 Response Aug 29

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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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    From the first time I listened to it,

    it struck a nerve. I spent years in love with my best friend before finally realizing that no matter what, I'd never be "that girl" to him.
    NerdyMama NerdyMama 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 14

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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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    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 3 Responses Sep 20

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    GunFinger GunFinger 31-35, F Oct 11

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    This is just so hypnotic http://www.

    dailymotion.com/video/x1ecjr_the-roots-u-got-me-feat-erykah-badu_music
    reinventingyourexit reinventingyourexit 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    Change is inevitable Why hold on to what you

    have to let go of? Like, did I really break your heart? Was it all my fault? If you don't knock it off You know like I know where this was headed I'm a wanderer I'm a wanderer, baby I'm a wanderer I'm a wanderer Lani Kai was nice Turquoise seas and ocean breezes Loving you was...
    somethin2say somethin2say 22-25, F Oct 1

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    Tiago Iorc - Story of a Man (Acoustic on a

    boat) - Part 2 You spend most time Trying to figure out Why you can never figure out just what you’re trying to figure out? Spend more time living You spend most time Searching for the love that’ll be searching for your love You love to save your love for love Spend more...
    Dams3lfly Dams3lfly 26-30, F Sep 27

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    http://youtu.be/FtkCjcgejw0 Lost in love by Air

    Supply therapy for the broken hearted today, may all those hurting right now know I care for you and you are blessings to us.
    snowman70 snowman70 41-45, M Oct 12

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    I am just a poor boy.

    Though my story's seldom told, I have squandered my resistance For a pocketful of mumbles, Such are promises All lies and jest Still, a man hears what he wants to hear And disregards the rest. When I left my home And my family, I was no more than a boy In the company of...
    neveragoodusername neveragoodusername 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3

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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 6 days ago

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    Since Nan had her stroke

    before passing away 12 September in a&e I block the whole world out listening to music on my HTC it's the only thing keeping me going atm letting my hurt out with music ..
    baggiee baggiee 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Music defines me and this is not a sound track.

    So, I whiched gears and moved to more of a me topic today. The Song that has been the most stressed and stressful song since I was a teenager and again until now. Sweet Talkin' Women, by Electric Light Orchestra. I really did not did not care a lot for the group. It just kind a...
    intheair2nite intheair2nite 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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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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    Today i got to spend time practicing guitar

    and my fingers hurts but it was worth it i wish i could get away i feel like i dont belong i hate it all i need is my music sht sucks
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I put my headphones on

    and play really loud music to drown out the world around me
    deablita666 deablita666 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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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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    QueenLazyLadyBugIII QueenLazyLadyBugIII 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    theAnonMouse theAnonMouse 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 23

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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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    Sometimes I prefer music without any lyrics.

    I prefer relaxing cinematic music. I enjoy listening to it while I'm on EP, when I'm on my rooftop staring at the night sky, and right before I sleep. Sometimes my need to escape into another reality exceeds dramatically and the music helps me to escape into the positive depths...
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 28

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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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    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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    This is one of my all time favorite songs.

    Into the mystic - Van Morrison This song just always puts me in a better mood. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RHTb-WE4zo&sns=em
    Pharmalady Pharmalady 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 14

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    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F Aug 5

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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 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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    The love I have for acapella .

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

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    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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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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    "Don't wanna close my eyes,

    don't wanna fall asleep cuz u miss you baby and I don't wanna miss a thing. Even when I dream again the sweetest dream will never do id still miss you baby, and I don't wanna miss a thing!"
    Gordonzobeanz Gordonzobeanz 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 7

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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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    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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    http://youtu.be/r2EMAxNv-l0 Oh my goodness.

    This song just speaks to me so much in my current situation. Almost hurts my heart.
    Pharmalady Pharmalady 31-35, F Oct 7

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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 3 Responses Aug 28

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    queenbee2626 queenbee2626 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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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 2 days ago

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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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    Angus Stone - Wooden Chair "In another

    place In another time In another face In another life In another heart In another world In another girl We were feeling fine We were in love We were in love In your father's tears In all your mother's pain In all the world's fear, we'd be the same In another world In another...
    Dams3lfly Dams3lfly 26-30, F Sep 28

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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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    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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    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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    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    aSilence aSilence 70+, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    This song makes me feel

    so relaxed😌 http://youtu.be/-5qhNRmMilI
    Blackwolf1604 Blackwolf1604 13-15, M Oct 12

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    Alabama shakes - I found you.

    I love this song. My mind was totally blown when I realized this was a woman singing. http://youtu.be/oTLAEI9seMY
    Pharmalady Pharmalady 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8

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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...
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 15

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    Whenever I feel down

    and I'm about to do something stupid to myself, or if I'm really happy and in a good place I would just put my headphones in and just leave this world for a while.
    Hissa79 Hissa79 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 12

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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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    Music and self-gratification--turns a bad mood

    into the best damn day, ever! Gratitude for both!
    ladybug76 ladybug76 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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