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I Use Music As Therapy For the Soul

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    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    i would always plug my earphones in

    and spam music in my ears. i listen to all kinds of music, ranging from slow music to fast music, classical music to pop music. but strangely, whenever music flows in my mind, loads of different emotions rushed through my brain. sometimes i would think of how my life would be...
    yunisaurus yunisaurus 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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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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    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F Aug 5

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    Moving Mountains

    This song helped me through hard times, music that you can relate to usual does. 
    MiracleWhipTrickster MiracleWhipTrickster 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    When I'm in need of a relaxing evening

    after a hard days work, my favourite artist to listen to is Jack Johnson. I find his music so soothing and calming.
    ShaunD ShaunD 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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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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    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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    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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    Tonight this song really gets mehttp://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=oSarZ7g1F-g
    Ralphael Ralphael 18-21, M Aug 7

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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 6 days 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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    NobodyCanEverHearHerCall NobodyCanEverHearHerCall 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    mikeyeeka mikeyeeka 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I have eclectic tastes.

    It needs to have a beat. Good lyrics. A certain I don't know what... And have panache!
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Oho heaven know we belong way down below oho

    tell us so we belong way down below way down below way down below
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F Aug 3

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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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    LittleMiss80 LittleMiss80 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8

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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 2 days ago

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    Lucky stars

    The first four months have come and gone. A revelation. A joining of souls. Four months of surprise, jealousy, happiness, tenderness, fear, controlled passion, sadness and frustration. Love as shared madness. And now our mails have become uncomfortable, sterile, predictable and...
    waterlooSunset waterlooSunset 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    Music helps me get through my days,

    good or bad and it helps take stress away <3
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10

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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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    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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    MCR Fall Out Boy PATD!

    And Twenty One Pilots are soooooo amazing. <3
    JosueGjerdingen JosueGjerdingen 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This one is one of my favorites

    though it bring tears to my eyes each time...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F Aug 7

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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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    Since I cant be home sick in bed today,

    I will play my music at work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaAWdljhD5o Has anyone seen this version? I like it better than the music video.
    BlueEyedFaye BlueEyedFaye 22-25, F Aug 12

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    Best song if u were once taken

    for granted but now moving on is... Beyonce best thing I never had.
    dnicebby dnicebby 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days 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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    suxsco suxsco 18-21, F Aug 5

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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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    All Time Low is perfect

    for that :) theres just something about Alex Gaskarth's voice... It's so soothing.
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    GunFinger GunFinger 31-35, F 6 days ago

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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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    Music is thrilling and voice's are all

    different. Each voice and each song was with me in the dark and in the good. If life wasn't going great I had music as a form of therapy. The lyrics and music of this song makes me feel what his voice is trying to portray to the audience. His voice itself is what also makes me...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    as crazy as it sounds music has helped me

    so damn much! it always brings my mood up and is can relate so it so well sometimes. it doesn't matter if I'm happy or sad music always helps
    Troxx742 Troxx742 13-15, F Aug 12

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    JosueGjerdingen JosueGjerdingen 13-15, F 5 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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    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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    There are three things I do

    when my life falls apart Number one I cry my eyes out and dry up my heart Not until I do this will my new life start So that’s the first thing that I do when my life falls apart. Oh, the second thing I do is I close both of my eyes And say my thank-yous to each and every...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    The music is hitting me

    so perfectly. I just want to dance outside my apartment until my neighbors wake up, realize that it's just damn infectious and join me. Then the whole complex is dancing to the music in their mind. This can happen, right?
    mikeyeeka mikeyeeka 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    I'm severely depressed

    but when I'm listening to upbeat music I feel almost... Happy
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F 6 days ago

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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 a week ago

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    I love hearing certain music to make my soul

    really express itself. I think it adds on more when the right type of weather is going on outside. Also where you are while you listen to such music so you can really get the feel for it. To make ones heart calm and slowly open and let it breath all this fresh air and having it...
    rico20989 rico20989 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F Jul 30

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    When I'm mad, I use Music as an escape from the world. It really helps when I just need to calm down
    Jessica3545 Jessica3545 16-17, F Jul 31

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    It doesn't even have to have words, guitar, mandolin, Celtic, folk, pink Floyd, ambient music helps me meditate and clear my head. I'm listening to Celtic folk right now, sitting...
    lucidity91 lucidity91 22-25, F Jul 31

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    During my twenties I served in the Armed Forces,

    and as such lived a pretty austere existence. The only 'luxuries' that could be afforded, were those that could be carried in a pocket or small bag. A MiniDisc player, a bag of discs and a pair of headphones became my very own 'time machine'. No matter where I was in the world...
    Phaedrus1975 Phaedrus1975 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    What kind of man that you are if your man at all well ill figure this one out on my own on my soul
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F Aug 4

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