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I Use Music As Therapy For the Soul

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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 a week ago

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    I am the ghost in the shadows I am the fear of

    the dark I am the murderer of apathy An angel that's fallen I am the psycho the sinner I am what you can't escape I am the splinter underneath your skin I am a monster!!!! With a baaanngg!!! I feel my heart start to separate!!! The enemy within Can no longer be contained! I'm...
    rosesandcharlie rosesandcharlie 13-15, F Feb 14

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    wkrkrk20 wkrkrk20 66-70, F Feb 5

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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, 2014

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    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Areidarkwolf12 Areidarkwolf12 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F Feb 2

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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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    Sam Smith...this song is

    so damn beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Check out this video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/HaMq2nn5ac0
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 15

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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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    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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    http://youtu.be/YQLqu-ThMOY Ed Sheeran

    "Thinking Out Loud" one of my favorite songs right now ...
    Smile4me33 Smile4me33 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    twentyonepilot twentyonepilot 13-15, F Feb 15

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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

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    I think George Ezra's music is

    so welcoming and down to earth for me. It grounds me and this particular video just makes me break out in smiles each time I watch it.
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Been listening to music all weekend.

    Love listening to it. Makes my heart feel better. One of my favorite artists is Norah Jones. Her song 'The Story' from the movie My Blueberry Nights, is a great song.
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Feb 1

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    My kids and I have nightly dance parties.

    .. Since I have been going through the muck in life I needed a song to remind me that I need to really truly live. http://youtu.be/YXnjy5YlDwk translated lyrics for you non-Spanish speakers: I'm going to laugh, I'm going to dance [I'm going] to live my life, la, la, la, la I'm...
    YankeeGirl14 YankeeGirl14 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    theperksofbeingamani theperksofbeingamani 18-21, F Feb 16

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

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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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    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F Feb 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.
    Evilangel820 Evilangel820 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    HumanNuggets HumanNuggets 22-25 35 mins ago

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    The love I have for acapella .

    .. thank You God for music <3
    Fcrossed Fcrossed 18-21, F Oct 11, 2014

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    Halestorm is my favorite band.

    I could get lost in their music for the rest of my life.
    PbSamwich PbSamwich 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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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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    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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    Areidarkwolf12 Areidarkwolf12 13-15, F Feb 16

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    chances thrown nothings free.

    longing for what used to be..
    xSharp xSharp 22-25, M Feb 2

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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, 2014

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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 Sep 3, 2014

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    CDragontamer CDragontamer 31-35, T 4 Responses 2 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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    TheUltimateCrazyCatLady TheUltimateCrazyCatLady 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    The last yr has been hell.

    Then I found Sia. Her music literally speaks to my soul. Elastic Heart is my theme song right now. After my break up i played this song constantly. When I'm feeling dwn I play Titanium. I love Florence+ The Machine also. Her voice is angelic. Sometimes I think these 2 women are...
    BriDene25 BriDene25 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F Aug 5, 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)🎶
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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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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    flowerflame13 flowerflame13 13-15, F Feb 17

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    Ugh I hate when you really need a certain feel

    from music, a certain vibe or feeling and you just can't find the right song.
    midnight13child midnight13child 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    Martina McBride is my favorite singer.

    Her music always make me feel better. I love her music and she has an angelic voice.
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F Jan 30