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 lilbee_71
Joined: 11/5/2007
Msg: 201
Best songs for strength and for mourning/painPage 9 of 13    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
I have found one that exemplifies completely ME:

Bruised but not broken.....Joss Stone

"Bruised But Not Broken"

Been alot that I've been through
I cried a tear a time or two
Baby, you know I cried some over you, yeah
Had my heart kicked to the ground
Love ripped me up and tore me down, baby

But that ain't enough to break me
Cuz I'll rise above it
And I'll pick myself up
And I'll dust the pain off my heart

[CHORUS]
And I'll be alright
And I'll love again
And the wounds will mend
I'm bruised but not broken
And the pain will fade
I'll get back on my feet
It's not the end of me
My heart is still open
I'm bruised but not broken

Been alot of tears stained nights
I thought the tears were here for life, baby
The hurt came on and held on tight, yeah
Took a chance, I took a fall
Love broke my heart and shattered all my dreams
But I won't be down on my knees
Cuz I'll rise above it
And I'll pick myself up
And I'll shake the rain out of my heart

[CHORUS]
And I'll be alright
And I'll love again
And the wounds will mend
I'm bruised but not broken
And the pain will fade
I'll get back on my feet
It's not the end of me
My heart is still open
I'm bruised but not broken

Gonna pick my heart up
Take my life back
Shake the hurt away
Pull myself together, put the pieces back in place
I learned love's so hard
Love left my soul scarred
I was shattered inside

[CHORUS]
And I'll be alright
And I'll love again
And the wounds will mend
I'm bruised but not broken
And the pain will fade
I'll get back on my feet
It's not the end of me
My heart is still open
I'm bruised but not broken

This has become my little anthem....it is perfect!!
 AManofAdventure
Joined: 12/6/2007
Msg: 202
Best songs for strength and for mourning/pain
Posted: 2/23/2008 9:54:53 PM
There are individual songs and then there are music styles. When it comes to coping with life in its many manifestations, there is no better tonic than the blues. It is often stereotyped but the blues encompasses all emotions and the sadder songs of loss and pain performed by a master of the form can have a cathartic effect on the listener. As one of the three kings of the blues (Albert King) once said, "if ya don't dig the blues, ya got a hole in your soul."

'Nuff said

 chellewaits4u
Joined: 11/25/2007
Msg: 203
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Posted: 2/23/2008 10:37:22 PM
[3. Isn't "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor?]

yes, Indeed it is... Now I sing karaoke, and you can always tell when a woman is pissed at her man when she gets up and belts out that particular song;)lol

I will survive is a song for when u r truly feeling bi*chy and want the world to know it, lol.
 chellewaits4u
Joined: 11/25/2007
Msg: 204
Best songs for strength and for mourning/pain
Posted: 2/23/2008 10:48:12 PM
well, when I am feeling beat-down romantically, Walk on By for some odd reason, comforts me, if for no other reason than to let him know the good thing he just lost.
Sort of like misery loves company
sung by my man Isaac Hayes
If you see me walking down the street
And I start to cry each time we meet
Walk on by, walk on by
Make believe that you don't see the tears
Oh just let me grieve
In private 'cause each time I see you
I break down and cry
Oh baby, walk on by

Mmm
I just can't get over losing you
So if I seem broken in two
Please walk on by, walk on by
Foolish pride is all that I have left
So let me hide
The tears and the sadness you gave me
You put the hurt on
You socked it to me, momma
When you said goodbye
So please walk on by
Make believe you never see the tears I cry


So do me a favor and walk on by
So I'm beggin' you to walk on by

Oh yeah
Make believe you never see the tears I cry
So I'm beggin' you, I'm beggin' you to walk on by
Make believe you never see the tears I cry
Oh, there's no dirt in my eye
Oh no
Smoking don't you me cry no no no (???)
It's the hurt you put on me, yeah
I don't want you to see this man cry
So please walk on by
Oh mama, mama, walk on by

Chelle
 chellewaits4u
Joined: 11/25/2007
Msg: 205
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Posted: 2/25/2008 4:26:41 AM
Following my pity party, I like to listen to Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers; if that dont make you feel better, dunno what else could. (anybody feeling sad email me and I'll set you up with some old school gospel from my collection -- guaranteed to ease some of your pain)



 mogrl42
Joined: 4/16/2007
Msg: 206
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Posted: 2/25/2008 4:45:21 AM
why would you want to wallow in your missery by listening to songs that make you cry ???????
 Slightly_Stoopid
Joined: 7/23/2007
Msg: 207
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Posted: 2/25/2008 6:06:21 AM
cd1:
Beth Gibbons: Mysteries
Billy Holliday: Moonlight in Vermont
Dropkick Murphys: Fields of Athenry
Flogging Molly: The Wrong Company (its short but oh so bittersweet)
Johnny Cash: The Streets of Laredo (well nearly any Johnny Cash will work but its my favorite for this type of thing
Smashing Pumpkins: Lily(My One and Only)
Social Distortion: Bad Luck
Portishead: Undenied(again, nearly any Portishead song will do but i like this one) for this

For so bare is my heart, I can't hide
And so where does my heart, belong

Now that I've found you
And seen behind those eyes
How can I
Carry on



cd2:
Daft Punk: Harder, Better, Faster Stronger
Daft Punk: Too Long
Flogging Molly: Seven Deadly Sins
Nirvana: Drain You
Pink Floyd: Have a Cigar (Its called riding the gravey traaaaaain!)
Smashing Pumpkins: Soma
Transplants: Crash and Burn
Violent Femmes: 36-24-36
Social Distortion: Live Before You Die

So close your eyes and embrace your memories (your memories)
Leave your troubles and your worries far behind (so far behind)
Stop contemplating and start celebrating
Yeah you gotta live before you die
 Mame7
Joined: 9/7/2006
Msg: 208
YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE!!!! ENJOY IT....
Posted: 2/25/2008 6:20:35 AM
PLEASE just SKIP the first CD and make the second. Unless this just happened to you 'yesterday' don't even take any more time to MOURN or even make that first disc and instead go straight to the second, it's all you need because NO one person is worth that much time or energy if it's really ''over''. Don't wallow in it nor deliberately make yourself more miserable. Another bus always comes along in 5 minutes because the world is full of TOO many people for you to encourage yourself to feel even worse with music too! Music is supposed to make us feel BETTER.....>

Take only the GOOD memories with you from ANYTHING in life and forget the rest because that's what usually happens in the long run anyway, so skip right to that and drop the 'middleman', so to speak. Make every effort to SKIP the pain, and move on with the help of everything that's available including other people to distract yourself with and just keep BUSY.... and you'll breeze through it. YOU and only you are in control of your OWN mind and what you fill it with!...>

There's one song [among several others] that is my favorite to lift my spirits about ANYTHING in my life, NOT necessarily a relationship, [I make that the EASIEST issue, no reason not to if anyone disappoints or disenchants me, that's THEIR loss] and I have a whole CD of that one song and every rendition of it running throught it with nothing else on there, that I blast on my stereo throughout the house when feeling down.... AND also a 'tape' before that from long ago that I made too. It's the song from ""La Cage Aux Folle"", but I never thought of the song from a Gay perspective [since I'm not gay], and didn't even know what it was from when first hearing it, and I'm sure you all know the song.....>

It's ''I AM WHAT I AM'' and it's all you need to get through ANY situation in life or the simple 'blues' when anything's getting you down. I have another whole tape of a different variety of uplifting songs for that purpose for other issues in my life that hit me [not relationships particularly, but sometimes other things can be even worse, because one woman or man does NOT define your life..... you were whole without them before, and will be again.... [actually you still are but don't realize it yet] so forget that first mourning/pain CD, don't waste your time on it and go straight to making the 2nd one! Below is my favorite uplifting song. It goes far beyond 'strength'. I even looked up the lyrics for you with laptop problems that took FOREVER so hope it was worth it.....>

Anyone who's never heard it MUST hear Gloria Gaynor singing it though.... to get the full impact. It will blow you away....>

[I also do love ''It's A Wonderful World'', which someone pasted the lyrics of on the first page of this thread.... but you have to hear the music of that, because it adds to the pathos, and so does this one below. I listened to "Wonderful World'' in the Hospital and looked out at the snow every day in Central Park on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and it got me through a stillbirth WITHOUT wallowing in that either. Ok, here's my other favorite below. You can use the words to symbolize and personify anything in your own life that pertains to you, and know you're the best you can be in ANY situation and that YOU decide your worth..... NOT someone else who may have dumped you! That's THEIR problem, not yours. That was MEANT to happen to free you to find someone ELSE who's better around the corner. It's a gift.....>

I AM WHAT I AM ... Gloria Gaynor
I am what I am
I am my own special creation.
So come take a look,
Give me the hook or the ovation.
It's my world that I want to take a little pride in,
My world, and it's not a place I have to hide in.
Life's not worth a damn,
'Til you can say, "Hey world, I am what I am."
I am what I am,
I don't want praise, I don't want pity.
I bang my own drum,
Some think it's noise, I think it's pretty.
And so what, if I love each feather and each spangle,
Why not try to see things from a diff'rent angle?
Your life is a sham 'til you can shout out loud
I am what I am!
I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses.
I deal my own deck
Sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces.
There's one life, and there's no return and no deposit;
One life, so it's time to open up your closet.
Life's not worth a damn 'til you can say,
"Hey world, I am what I am!"
 McKinneyMemories
Joined: 2/19/2008
Msg: 209
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Posted: 2/25/2008 5:48:13 PM
"Yesterday" by Foreigner ......I thought I new you well but all this time I could never tell...how could I let u walk away,I'd give anything to have u here we me......But now I stand alone with my pride fighting back the tears I never let myself cry ..CHORUS..But that was yesterday and today life goes on,no more hiding in yesterday's worldbecause yesterday's GONE!!!Good bye yesterday it's over and done somewhere I know that deep in my heart yesterday will live on.
 time4_2
Joined: 12/9/2007
Msg: 210
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Posted: 2/25/2008 8:14:55 PM
Lullaby (Good Night My Angel) - Billy Joel

Good night my angel time to close you eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you've been asking me
I think you know what I've been trying to say

I promised I would never leave you
And you should always know
Where ever you may go
No matter where you are
I never will be far away

Good night my angel now it's time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay

And like a boat out on the ocean
I'm rocking you to sleep
The water's dark and deep
Inside this ancient heart
You'll always be a part of me

Goodnight my angel now it's time to dream
And dream how wondeful your life will be
Someday your child will cry and if you sing this lullaby
Then in your heart there will always be a part of me

Someday we'll all be gone
But lullabies go on and on
They never die, that's how you and I will be
 rivereye
Joined: 2/19/2008
Msg: 211
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Posted: 2/27/2008 12:57:07 PM
ok:mourning/pain-(reflection/healing)-short list
"wake me up when september's gone"-green day
"right side, wrong bed"-smashmouth
"heart of the matter"-"new york minute"-don henley
"the last resort"-"wasted time"-eagles
"nobody home"-pinkfloyd
"last time-this time"-jim croce
"wishing you were here"-"critic's choice"-chicago
"so far away"-carole king
"for no one"-"let it be""i me mine"-beatles
"lookin out for #1"-BTO(that's right)

strength-(we're talkin crank it up here)
"smash"-the cd-offspring
"club me"-the cd-offspring(good luck finding this one)
"americana"-the cd-offspring
"listen"-"someday"-chicago
"hot for teacher"-"I'll wait"-"House of Pain"-van halen
"summertime blues"-"hello L.A., bye bye birmingham"-blue cheer
"let it ride"-BTO
"heard it on the X"-"TUSH"-"cheap sunglasses"-zztop
"insomnia"-the cd-green day
"fool for the city"-"home in my hand"-foghat
"are you gonna be my girl"-jet
list by no means complete,earplugs optional,aspirin a necessity.
 1lonelymama
Joined: 12/26/2006
Msg: 212
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Posted: 2/27/2008 1:09:31 PM
wow lots of great songs on here but the ones i find for heartache are american girl- tom petty / bad love- eric clapton/ fool in the rain- led zepplin/ still the same- bob seger and the silver bullet band for songs of encouragement anything by eminem (crazy i know)/ yeah-usher, lil jon, ludacrious / don't stop believin'-journey/margaritaville-jimmy buffet/ and for really oldies somewhere over the rainbow-judy garland. hope it was good selections
 rockphotoguy
Joined: 6/26/2008
Msg: 213
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Posted: 7/10/2008 7:45:04 PM
CD 1 - The Caution Horses, by the Cowboy Junkies.
CD 2 - One song - Akon - I Don't Want You Back.
 Showmethewit
Joined: 10/13/2008
Msg: 214
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Posted: 11/2/2008 10:52:07 AM
Although part of me will always WISH there could have been more. I hear this song and it fully says what I can't bring myself to say to him.........



I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
and each road leads you where you want to go,
and if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
and if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' 'til you find the window,
if it's cold outside,
show the world the warmth of your smile,
but more than anything, more than anything,

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
and while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but ya never forget,
all the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
and you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake,
and always give more then you take.

But more than anything, Yeah, and more than anything,

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
and while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
and while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.
this is my wish
i hope you know somebody loves you
may all your dreams stay big
 *Sassy Redhead*
Joined: 3/2/2008
Msg: 215
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Posted: 11/2/2008 11:53:26 AM
CD 1: Watching Airplanes and As Long as Your Looking Back by Gary Allen; I Wanna Feel Something by Trace Adkins; Far Away by Nickelback; Who Knew by Pink; When Your Gone by Avril Lavine

CD 2: Bye, Bye Love and Lessons on Leavin by JoDee Messina; I Got My Game on by Trace Adkins; Portions for Foxes by Rilo Kiley

These are some that I like anyway!
 imsophie1
Joined: 4/12/2008
Msg: 216
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Posted: 11/2/2008 5:43:13 PM
Broken by Lindsey Haun. It makes me cry every time I hear it, but it has brought me through the worst moments of a rotten couple years. Hitting walls and getting scars is what makes you who you are. Truer words were never spoken (or sung).
 Deen37
Joined: 9/25/2008
Msg: 217
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Posted: 11/2/2008 9:08:47 PM
Led Zeppelin - Your time is Gonna Come.
 fisherman_4u
Joined: 5/8/2007
Msg: 218
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Posted: 11/3/2008 11:20:38 PM
stand- rascal flatts
 Tessie101
Joined: 6/21/2008
Msg: 219
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Posted: 11/4/2008 6:27:15 AM
Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven"
 SMMB1971
Joined: 9/22/2007
Msg: 220
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Posted: 11/4/2008 12:59:52 PM
two of my faves are:

No Doubt's "Don't Speak"
&
Garbages "Why Do You Love Me?"

Actually several of Garbage's songs on the album "Bleed Like Me" are good for this :)
 iwannagetlost
Joined: 11/14/2008
Msg: 221
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Posted: 11/18/2008 11:12:31 AM
this song really has a lot of meaning to me .i just found it the other day : its by gladys knight "i dont want to know" kinda says it all for me.especially the verse "why should i care about your feelings when you dont give a dam about mine'!! whoo!!! & the one by leona lewis "better in time".helped me thru some rough times as of late.
 jakeya99
Joined: 5/9/2008
Msg: 222
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Posted: 11/18/2008 1:30:05 PM
This is so embarrassing to admit... but my ex from a while back loved country music. she got me into this one artist Collin Raye.

When we broke up I used to listen to this one song over and over until I was an emotionally numb. That song said it all and it was so sad but at the same time cleansing. Hard to explain.

See for yourself.

It's called "dreaming my dreams with you".
 Kvo
Joined: 8/20/2008
Msg: 223
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Posted: 11/18/2008 2:45:23 PM
**# Songs guaranteed to depress the life outta ya#**

He stopped loving her today - George Jones
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz2aNifcy20
More than a memory - Garth Brooks
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FCM6_vHzdus


**#song GUARANTEED to lift you right back up again#** (Really works every time for me)

Something inside so strong - Gary Og (best version in my opinion)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xOYxLJVBkIM

PS IF ANYONE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT HE SAYS AT THE END PM ME!

Hope yas like the videos!
 KnightGames
Joined: 1/24/2007
Msg: 224
Best songs for strength and for mourning/pain
Posted: 11/19/2008 3:08:04 AM
Not sure if this is the right way to post, but trying it anyhow. For CD #1, the following:

Back For Good
by Take That

I guess now it's time for me to give up, I feel it's time
Got a picture of you beside me
Got your lipstick mark still on your coffee cup
Got a fist of pure emotion
Got a head of shattered dreams
Gotta leave it, gotta leave it all behind now

Whatever I said, whatever I did I didn't mean it
I just want you back for good
Whenever I'm wrong just tell me the song and I'll sing it
You'll be right and understood

Unaware but underlined I figured out the story
It wasn't good
But in the corner of my mind I celebrated glory
But that was not to be
In the twist of separation you excelled at being free
Can't you find a little room inside for me

Whatever I said, whatever I did I didn't mean it
I just want you back for good
Whenever I'm wrong just tell me the song and I'll sing it
You'll be right and understood

And we'll be together, this time is forever
We'll be fighting and forever we will be
So complete in our love
We will never be uncovered again

Whatever I said, whatever I did I didn't mean it
I just want you back for good
Whenever I'm wrong just tell me the song and I'll sing it
You'll be right and understood


I guess now it's time that you came back for good


For CD#2:

The One
By Elton John

I saw you dancin' out the ocean
Running fast along the sand
A spirit born of earth and water
Fire flying from your hands

In the instant that you love someone
In the second that the hammer hits
Reality runs up your spine
And the pieces finally fit

And all I ever needed was the one
Like freedom fields where wild horses run
When stars collide like you and I
No shadows block the sun
You're all I've ever needed
Babe, you're the one

There are caravans we follow
Drunken nights in dark hotels
When chances breathe between the silence
Where sex and love no longer gel

For each man in his time is Cain
Until he walks along the beach
And sees his future in the water
A long lost heart within his reach

And all I ever needed was the one
Like freedom fields where wild horses run
When stars collide like you and I
No shadows block the sun
You're all I've ever needed
Ooh babe, you're the one
 Cougalicious
Joined: 10/28/2008
Msg: 225
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Posted: 11/20/2008 6:37:30 AM
Hi ToastedL:

"If music be the food of Love..............Play On!" (Shakespeare)

My current songs are:

Wicked Games.............Chris Issac (good one for some of the fishy types on here!)

Irreplaceable.................Beyonce

Better In Time................Leona Lewis

This is a cool thread!
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