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I Use Music As Therapy For the Soul

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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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    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 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 Aug 29

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    Let's face it! We all need therapy!

    It may as well sound good!
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F Aug 28

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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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    This most amazing track never disappoints

    and explains rather well my way of being for the last few years. 
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 13

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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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    Looooooove this song ,

    he sings : I will forgive her everything , I'm not Superman , I can't carry this much on my back , loooove this song . http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ytEVTIzr0
    MalaJazz MalaJazz 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Love this song http://m.

    youtube.com/watch?v=IABmErLkwgw
    MalaJazz MalaJazz 36-40, F Sep 8

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    GunFinger GunFinger 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I use writing music as therapy too.

    I released an album today. Stevenmartinez.bandcamp.com
    Mtinezz Mtinezz 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Music is another thing

    that I appreciate. It all started with old school rock and roll( then known as devil's music) then I grew into blues, then folk, then Motown, then soul, and now I have been enjoying jazz. There are some modern things I listen to as well. It is nice to see that actual talented...
    lttlejoey lttlejoey 31-35, M Sep 4

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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.
    AdelaideVonSlate AdelaideVonSlate 70+, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I'm loving lullabies right now.

    It might freak you out, but it's not just for me. I'm 16weeks preggo today so it's also for my baby.🌙🌠🎶
    GunFinger GunFinger 31-35, F 3 Responses 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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    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 2 Responses Aug 29

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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 Aug 26

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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 song - deep in my soul http://m.

    youtube.com/watch?v=sCrYAZRfuSQ
    MalaJazz MalaJazz 36-40, F 2 Responses 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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    I could listen to this

    for hours. It's froma truly dark and demented movie, which was made from a truly dark and demented book. It sharpens me up and gets me ready for a bit of the old...ultra-violence. Any droogies who viddy this Experience Project site like your humbled narrator?
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T a week 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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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 Aug 25

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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 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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    Such inspiring song ,

    lyrics apply to me more than I ever thought . He says : not much kept me alive , but you didn't quit on me . http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ffJxaP7fGf4
    MalaJazz MalaJazz 36-40, F Sep 8

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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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    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F Aug 5

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Which music do you listen most to get motivate

    every day ? Mine is : Titanium by David Guetta and Sia
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 day 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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    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 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 2 days ago

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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 Aug 29

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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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    Beautiful song , it's called : brave

    and crazy . http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pH2pguo9WtI
    MalaJazz MalaJazz 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    NobodyCanEverHearHerCall NobodyCanEverHearHerCall 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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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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    mayjo mayjo 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    Mad1428 Mad1428 31-35, M 1 Response