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drugs and music

I would like to know if anyone else here starts to crave because i know a lot of us put music on to relax but what happens when the song is about drugs or taking drugs there are so many songs out there like that to name one its simply called heroin by lou reid that seems to glorify drugs i just wondered if effected you or is it just me and may be it could start us to crave i try not to listen to them but as iv said there are so many what do you do if a song comes on ? James
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442658 tn?1563386491
how about breathe/on the run...pink floyd...good song...maria
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kings of leon and the sex pistols the clash and my fav stiff little fingers great bands and Sara reo speedwagon one that slipped my mind exelent Sara James and Kim ps  the king himself elvis presley
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Wow addicts and neil diamond fans I do believe I have found my people . Ain't recovery grand
becca
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495284 tn?1333894042
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Heart was always good too.  I loved "Dog and Butterfly".........Air Supply had some pretty kick a$$ songs too.  Alice Cooper, BTO, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Head East, Skynard and the list goes on.....
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Who could forget NEIL YOUNG (Powderfinger,sugar mountain ) and many more, Prince The Beatles, The who ,The sterophonics, The killers,Ub 40,fleetwood mac,The Rolling Stones the list goes on and on James and Kim /////////////////////////
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Brian Johnson looked real good in those jeans too........And to see the concert clean and sober was even more electrifying!!!

becca......"Pack up your babies and grab your old ladies everyone goes everyone knows brothers love show"  Gotta love Neil........
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711224 tn?1344771687
Ooooh sara now I'm so jealous!!! Angus is soooooo freaking hot!!!!
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Oh Becca i forgot to say. We love him too. Just thought wed already said lol. Actually my daughter is called Caroline after his song, oh and cracklin rosie, forever in blue jeans hes got loads. My mum-in-law went to see him too, twice !!!
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Confession time and it's pretty serious but I feel as though I can open up here. Ok here goes , no matter what happens please don't hold it against me . I love neil diamond even saw him in concert . Ok there it is I even think he is kind of hot.
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495284 tn?1333894042
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Oh Jim Croce......he was so good.  Gordon Lightfoot has some good songs too...
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Amaryllis , Sara pm James or me your lists we are compiling a master list. Ok how about Jim Croce (sp) the hard way!  it's all about having to learn the hard way every time. Actually guys pm the list to James as I don't have a computer. I only have a iPhone that I use to do the forum.

Becca
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495284 tn?1333894042
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Here it is.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSj0jLcPrW8
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I thought they wrote Lying Eyes for me!!!  Oh oh listen to this one.....i have to get it on youtube.......Love Will Keep us Alive.  be right back.......
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Oh how could we have forgot about the eagles especially desperado, hotel california and lying eyes, james says these 3 songs sum his life up. Desperate for heroin, hotel california is about being caught in the trap of heroin and struggling to get out (as they say in the song "you can check out but you can never leave" as all us addicts are like that we need to be careful always and trying to hide addiction behind lying eyes. Also Chris Rea, and of course Eric Clapton, Dire Straits. Oh ill be here all day. Ill be back with some more later too. Oh and who can forget Jim Morrisson and the doors. May he rest in peace as he had a troubled mind, but thats where his amazing songs came from. Be back soon with more lol
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Oh i have a ton of rocker in me!!!  Ahhh Meatloaf........brings back warm memories of the backseat!!  We saw ACDC last January and had stage floor seats.  It was out of this world!!!  The Eagles have good music too.  I listen to Blackfoot alot too, Wishing Well, Run and Hide, Train Train.....The Cars have some pretty upbeat music.....gotta think about some more here......
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Your a bit of a rocker sara eh ? I used to like AC/DC in my younger days. That was a long time ago. In fact the album i had was back to black (that shows you how long ago it was). We also like meatloaf ( i love paradise by the dashboard light). It takes me back to when james and me were young lol. Im into a lot of 60s music though. I like the old stuff. I like music called northern soul, although i dont think many of you will know that type of music unless your from the UK. We like Coldplay and U2. We went to see both of them, they were brilliant but Pink Floyd was amazing. We love Roger Waters own stuff (Pros and cons of hitchiking, Radio Kaos etc). We like Bob Dylan and james also likes the old timers like Bobby Darin(Mack the knife), Frank Sinatra(My Way, Thats Life) Dean Martin(Little Old Wine Drinker Me). I do like them myself i must admit. We like a big range of music. We tend to listen to all different types it depends on the mood we think but we have had to change a lot of the way we perceive the words as we listened to them while taking drugs too but we couldnt stop listening to music now, it would kill us. Keep coming with the suggestions. James listened to the song Gizzy, he liked it and its ok it didnt give him a craving lol.......Kim   P.S  Amaryllis  I will survives not corny, its true so dont worry about it, if you asked most people i think most of them like it, mostly everyone i know loves it ......Oh and who could forget the Motown stuff....Brilliant
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ACDC is another one of my favorites....
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I listen to a lot of pink floyd but when i know a song is about taking drugs i try to turn the words round to deter me but there are so many but the one that scares me most is LOU REID (HEROIN) it gloryfies taking HEROIN so i dont listen to that one period THE BOSS is another of my fav bands but you are wright lots of sad ones but my all time great JOHNNY CASH now he was a very talented man wasTed a lot of his life in prison but i must admit when im down or craving im a bit like pump up the volume and lose myself in the music thanks for your choice of songs it was great to read the answers to my post James
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Seether- The Gift
Seether- Broken

Candlebox- Change
Candlebox- Far behind (this one is to me…the OLD me)
Candlebox- You

The Fray- How to Save a Life
The Fray- Never say Never
The Fray- You Found Me (From God)

Incubus _ drive
Incubus_ Dig

Perfect Circle- The Noose
Perfect Circle- Weak and Powerless

Stone Sour- Through Glass
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710423 tn?1271161074
Hinder- Without You.
This song I sing to my DOC....
It makes me feel really good about letting go.
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710423 tn?1271161074
Corny or not, "i will survive" by Gloria Gaynor (sp)
It helped me my first trip down recovery lane. It was me singing to my DOC.
I have so many songs on my playlist that used to trigger me- for anything too...drugs, old relationships, old behaviours etc. But I truly have found a way to hear them differently now. I can not live without my music. A Perfect Circle has an album called 13th step that they created when they got out of recovery. It helped me too. The words.....very true.
Also, if you arent into that kind of music, Carolina Liar is a newer band with LOTS of recovery songs.....
I could not get clean without music, period.
Obviously detoxing now- rambling....(:
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I've cut back on a lot of listening to The Grateful Dead as hard as that is to accept, because of my own association with drugs and seeing them so many times...I've started listening to other music (I've become hooked on Bruce Springsteen who to the best of my knowledge does not sing about drugs nor remind me about drugs...the problem is I find so many of his songs so sad they bring me to tears at times.


Jim
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Hi James and Kim,

You may not like this song, but I listened to it a lot when i first quit. I hope the part of her sniffing coke don't trigger you, but I found this song helped me, I love the words and video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlrJaw5HK6g
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Yea a think we are starting somthing new here but a good thing and we would love others to join in dont know why it was moved as James has answered posts about peps asking if music helped the cravings when you had one
James only asked if any songs caused you to crave so were was the problem lol but slamed it was and slamed it is oh well love your soberiety though becca a think we will get lots of action ha ha Kim x
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