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I Use Music As Therapy For the Soul

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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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    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 don't want to be here anymore,

    rise against. great song, but the video is one the best there is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv_cvxAAZ-Y
    jax632 jax632 16-17, M Dec 15, 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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    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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    Yangsterz Yangsterz 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    kittyanthony kittyanthony 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I grabbed a hold of her wrist

    and my hand closed from tip to tip I said "you've taken the diet too far and you've got to let it slip" but she's not eating again she's not eating again she's not eating again At fourteen her mother died in a routien operation from an allergic reaction to a general anisteadic...
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F Jan 14

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    makingausernameisdifficult makingausernameisdifficult 13-15, F 15 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Sometimes, you just have to block the whole

    world out and be isolated from everything around you.
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    PanicTheManic PanicTheManic 22-25 Jan 7

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    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F Aug 5, 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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    PanicTheManic PanicTheManic 22-25 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Jan 10

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    Those one-trick minds.

    .. Who took you for a working w. h. o. r. e. Kiss them goodbye...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F Jan 16

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    PanicTheManic PanicTheManic 22-25 1 Response Dec 22, 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...
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 15, 2014

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    "Music is a moral law.

    It gives soul to the universe,wings to the mind,flight to the imagination and life to everything else."-Plato
    NjJ7 NjJ7 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I was listening to the Allman Brothers Live st

    the Beacon Theater. Eric Clapton made a guest appearance for the set. Need I say more.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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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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    The love I have for acapella .

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

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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 Nov 24, 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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    I have been listening to happy uppity songs

    lately and avoiding any type of love songs because i'm dealing with a breakup.
    Artiste92 Artiste92 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was listening to the Allman Brothers Live st

    the Beacon Theater. Eric Clapton made a guest appearance for the set. Need I say more.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Dec 25, 2014

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    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I love how a song can transport you to a

    different time and feel... Maybe a time you have experienced in your life or a new place entirely. I get the moods and reminiscent feelings that I forgot existed. It transcends my day and worries... How have I forgotten about this escape for so long.
    SmilesAwaitYou SmilesAwaitYou 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 3 days ago

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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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    My soul is renewed and I am happy

    because I can come to live with music that is relatable. Almost everyone has that one song that brings emotions out of them
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 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 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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    Someone broke into my soul.

    Music was the key. Speak the lyrics I yearn to hear. Sing the song that brings me out of my head. The tune whispers and makes my body feel. I dance to the rasp of your voice. The poetry was my prince. A bright angel that begged to come inside. The composition of everything I...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F Jan 12

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    PanicTheManic PanicTheManic 22-25 Dec 20, 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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    Sometimes you just can't express how you feel

    until you find that one song that says it all for you.
    Dari97 Dari97 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I left work today singing,

    "Isn't she lovely." The joy in the upbeat melody and especially the lyrics lift me up when thinking about my lover.
    brknheart2 brknheart2 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I'm not sure what the song is called,

    but it was from the cirque du soleil movieat the end, a song that's played as they fly through the air full of happiness and grace and beauty, that music always takes me away to another world I always picture myself in it and when I hear it or play it in my head, it always lifts...
    anon241 anon241 18-21, F Jan 8

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    The Shins - "simple song" is

    such a motivation for being tough for me!
    dariada dariada 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 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, 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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    So I as was driving to work this morning barely

    awake from working overtime and going from nights to opening and what I call a happy song came on the radio, because of that I actually got out of the car pumped and ready for work. Music did for me what no amount of caffeine can.
    midnight13child midnight13child 26-30, F Dec 19, 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