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The Who - Quadrophenia (the whole album)

Roger Waters - The Pros & Con's of Hitchhiking (ditto)

Identify strongly with the protagonists in both of these rock operas...sometimes I fancy they the same character, young, rebellious and disillusioned in the first, older, bitter and jaded (and not a little terrified) in the second...

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The Smiths and Morrissey were basically my shoulder to cry on when I was in my early teens. I found solace in the lyrics that reminded me that all the angst and insecurity I was feeling was something that others have gone through, and will continue to do so. Here are some memorable lyrics:

I know its over:

If you're so very good-looking, why do you sleep alone tonight?"

"I know 'cause tonight is just like any other night
That's why you're on your own tonight
With your triumphs and your charms
While they're in each other's arms"

And on a more uplifting note

Ask:

Shyness is nice and shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life you'd like to

So, if there's something you'd like to try
If there's something you'd like to try
Ask me, I won't say "No", how could I ?



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djmixer36, that was an awesome cover of Creep! Righteous.

These songs are scary close to what's in my head; there are others, but these are the biggest:

'Castle of Glass' - Linkin Park

'Crawling' - Linkin Park

'Pain Redefined' - Disturbed

God, the last one especially made me think of this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24howVwYgHY

The opening quote "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man" always felt like it described this journey perfectly and the solo at 2:20 is ungodly!

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Hey,

I have read most of this thread, and may I suggest something without being a butt? Not to criticize anyone, but who has the time to listen to all of the links that have been posted instead of just reading the names and artists of the songs? Now for my contribution. I have an extremely long list of songs that I listen to, sometimes at extremely high volume levels. In my home, I have a PA system made by Peavy and in my 4 door Blazer I have a 1,200 watt tuned stereo system that I rattle my hard of hearing head with. (Especially if I want to tune everyone out!) The list is as follows:

1. No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne (Ozzy)

2. Home Sweet Home by Motley Crue

3. Road To Nowhere by Ozzy

4. Crazy Train by Ozzy

5. Mama, I'm Coming Home by Ozzy

6. All Shook Up by Elvis Presley (Elvis)

7. Breathe by Faith Hill

8. Carrying Your Love With Me by George Strait

9. Desperado by Eagles

10. Don't Be Cruel by Elvis

11. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Brandy

12. Have You Ever by Brandy

13. Faithfully by Journey

14. Family Affair by Mary J. Blige

15. Feeling Stronger Every Day by Chicago

16. Fight For Your Rights by Motley Crue

17. Hard To Say I'm Sorry by Chicago

18. Have You Really Ever Loved A Woman by Brian Adams

19. Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis

20. I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me

21. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith

22. If Everyone Cared by Nickelback

23. Just You And Me by Chicago

24. Lady Down On Love by Alabama

25. Like A Rock by Bob Segar

26. Mama, I'm Coming Home by Ozzy

27. No More Tears by Ozzy

28. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica

29. Unforgiven by Metallica

30. The One by Gary Allen

31. Only God Knows Why by Kid Rock

32. Open Arms by Journey

33. Purple Rain by Prince

34. Rockstar by Nickelback

35. The Rose by Conway Twitty

36. Simple Man by Charlie Daniels

37. Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum

38. Take Me Down by Alabama

39. Turn The Page by Bob Segar

40. Why Lady Why by Alabama

41. A Womans Love by Alan Jackson

42. You're The Inspiration by Chicago

Some of the songs are old school. But if you look them up, you may like them. You never know, right? Thanks for reading and allowing me to post. Have a great day!

Curtis

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Okay, so here's my Anxiety Hell playlist; this actually helps me relax when I'm having an anxiety attack. Anxiety makes my thought process very obsessive and difficult to get out of, that's why the heavy music helps me. I usually listen to it on shuffle.

'Bleed It Out' - Linkin Park

'Frayed Ends of Sanity' - Metallica

'One Step Closer' - Metallica

'Bang Your Head' - Quiet Riot

'Given Up' - Linkin Park

'The Thing That Should Not Be' - Metallica

Then we change gears, and just for kicks, here's a few of my favorite Rush songs, though I'm firmly convinced there's no such thing as a bad Rush song.

'2112 Overture'

'The Trees'

'La Villa Strangiato'

'Subdivisions'

'Time Stands Still'

'Freewill'

'Tom Sawyer'

and it goes on and on......

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Personally one of the songs I listen to at my lowest is "You Found Me" by The Fray. The singer talks about a conversation with God, where he interrogates Him about why He has allowed him to feel forgotten and "lost and insecure." That really resonates with me, due to my ongoing depression issues.

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The Smiths and Morrissey were basically my shoulder to cry on when I was in my early teens. I found solace in the lyrics that reminded me that all the angst and insecurity I was feeling was something that others have gone through, and will continue to do so. Here are some memorable lyrics:

I know its over:

If you're so very good-looking, why do you sleep alone tonight?"

"I know 'cause tonight is just like any other night

That's why you're on your own tonight

With your triumphs and your charms

While they're in each other's arms"

And on a more uplifting note

Ask:

Shyness is nice and shyness can stop you

From doing all the things in life you'd like to

So, if there's something you'd like to try

If there's something you'd like to try

Ask me, I won't say "No", how could I ?

My favorite song by The Smiths is "How Soon is Now", both for the music and the lyrics:

There's a club

If you'd like to go

You could meet somebody

Who really loves you

So you go and you stand on your own

And you leave on your own

And you go home

And you cry and you want to die

When you say it's gonna happen now

Well, when exactly do you mean?

See, I've already waited too long

And all my hope is gone

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I have to put this song on my list, although it's not something I'm always inspired to listen to.

"You Can Relax Now," by Susan McCullen

http://youtu.be/w20Kxe0ESxg

It's easier to get digital copies of the cover by Shaina Noll.

it's beautiful and soothing. And before I had anyone prescribe Xanax for my severe flight anxiety, I listened to this song over and over and over. First on cassette. Then the Shaina Noll version when mp3's became available.

I have a playlist on my iPod that are all songs about facing fear and fighting depression in some way.

1) L'Arena - that song that plays in **** Bill when Uma Thurman is fighting her way out of the coffin

2) Go Where The Love Is (is that Edie Brickell?)

3) Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (because)

4) Lament 1 (Bird's Lament) - Moondog (you just have to hear the kind of dread, fighting anguish in this brief piece)

5) What's Up - 4 Non Blondes (because really no one understands me!)

6) Spider on my bed - Spider Nick & the Maddogs (because it's a fun song)

7) Pencil Full of Lead - Paolo Nutini (fun song, hey life is okay!)

8) Times are bad - Paul Sturm (performance where he talks into the telephone and the recorded voice talks back...it's hard to explain but it sums up some of the anger I feel at being depressed)

9) almost anything by the Talking Heads, but especially Take Me To The River

Those are my "just do something" songs. Although I have others.

There is some music which I can't listen to without a visceral reaction, it hurts so much to hear it. I can't even write down the names. Whew.

But what I'm dancing to lately: "Uptown Funk," by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars. Oh and "Teach Me How to Dougie," Cali Swag :)

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