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janetlee
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   Posted 6/10/2006 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you have any songs or types of music you like to play when you're feeling down? I recall that when I was in the throes of my deepest depression and GAD, I'd listen to a classical music tape I'd made over and over again...one of the songs was Warsaw Concerto. It seemed to match my mood and I always hated when the piece would end. Moonlight Sonata was beautiful and seemed to be sadly, yet gently, caressing my soul. Now, when I get a little down, I like to listen to Woyaya by Art Garfunkel. It's on his Angel Clare cd. It's lovely!!! And there are children singing with him. Most of the song goes like this: "We are going, heaven knows where we are going, we'll know we're there. It will be hard we know...and the road will be muddy and rough, but we'll will get there, heaven knows when we will get there. We know we will." Art's beautiful voice, along with the innocence of the children raisng their voice in song, brings in a feeling of fresh hope and then the background music is lilting, yet spirited...oh, if you can get a chance, you should listen to it! His other songs are great too! On this site, you can listen to samples of songs. If you do listen, also try out "Mary Was An Only Child". It's about a sweet girl that is poor, lonely, and neglected. The last verse says, "And if you watch the stars at night and you find them shining equally bright, you might've seen Jesus and not have known what you saw, but you'd notice a gem in a five and dime store."
 
 
janet
I was okay until that flock of bird dogs flew over...


brownleaf
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   Posted 6/10/2006 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Janet,
I couldnt resist replying to this one,
I have music for all moods, Something from the 70s like the carpenters/ Jim Croce/Dylan for when im reflective, Classical for Sunday Morns for my 1-2 hours of just do anything and let myself flow with the story of the music "allows the imagination to create its own story, fly with the violins and fall to earth with the bass" Usually the soppy stuff for when im feeling a bit Blah, and when i get sick of that, something loud, if im angry then i'll get Linken Park out,

I think Music reflects whats in our hearts and souls, but it also reflects the state of our world, and sadly i find much of the music about now is Bass generated, and is so earth bound that we no longer fly with music, well the creative process isn't there anymore, if i can write a dance track in 5 minutes on my computer, i wonder what is creative about that,
Still the greatest music is Nature, the rustle of the wind through the trees, a bird singing in the morning, the sound of a stream,

scarletangel
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   Posted 6/10/2006 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a good reply for this one, as I find the words "Everything will be alright" very comforting. Mary Magdalene's song in Jesus Christ Superstar, "Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to problems that upset you... Everything's alright, yes everything's fine..." and The Killers song Everything will be alright: "Everything will be alright, everything will be alright, everything will be alright." Dave Matthews Band is great "chill" music, and really helps me, allowing me to close my eyes and recenter. The key is finding something that speaks to me, music that I feel in my soul.

janetlee
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   Posted 6/10/2006 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Brownleaf!
I agree with your feelings about the majority of today's music! Even when I was in my teens, I listened to stuff that the other kids would've fled from! So much music today is "computerized cookie-cutter junk"! I like most types of music really---NOT rap!!! UGH!
Later, I'll list some of my fave songs!
Gotta go for now!
janet
I was okay until that flock of bird dogs flew over...


Akram
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   Posted 6/11/2006 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
here goes nothing~

1) aba
2) beatles
3) matrix (movie) sound track
4) lord of the rings ( movie) sound track
5) anything from prodigay
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brownleaf
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   Posted 6/11/2006 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
This is a good thread Janet, hope a few more add, i think the tastes in music really highlight personalities,
I think Scarlet says it perfectly, "music that speaks to you", and everyone so far has added music that covers the diversity of their personalities,

Janet, i don't mind Rap, i just don't like what you hear on the radio, some of it has a lot to say, but thats the difference between what is manufactured junk and what comes from the heart

bluemeanies
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   Posted 6/12/2006 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I listen to Feels Like Rain by The Grateful Dead, Melissa by The Allman Brothers or something else along those lines. Sometimes bluegrass, you just can't have a sad song once the banjo starts playing.

janetlee
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   Posted 6/12/2006 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I love the live version of Bob Seger's "Main Street"...it has nothin' to do with anxiety/depression...it's actually about a guy thinking back on a girl he used to like watch dance in a men's club...(LOL) but it's purdy! I like Dan Fogelburg's "Same Old Lang Syne". The Eagles are my group!!! Yoohoo!!! And Fleetwood Mac! Yea!!
janet
I was okay until that flock of bird dogs flew over...


janetlee
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   Posted 6/16/2006 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I was driving along listening to the radio today...just loving some alone time! I heard Here Comes The Sun by the Beatles and I felt soo upbeat! Then later, Fast Car by Tracey Chapman came on and I really enjoyed it too...it was raining at this time, the sky very overcast and I thought about how her words seemed so appropriate. It didn't make me sad...just empathetic, I guess. :-)
janet
I was okay until that flock of bird dogs flew over...


els
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   Posted 6/17/2006 1:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I always loved Tracy Chapman...she has real meaning to alot of her songs


 


Akram
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   Posted 6/17/2006 2:00 AM (GMT -7)   
oh what about selivster staloon who was playing rockee, the music that was played while he as training lol
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els
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   Posted 6/17/2006 2:34 AM (GMT -7)   
from which one?  Like Eye of the Tiger by Survivor?


 


janetlee
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   Posted 6/17/2006 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Or "Gotta Fly Now"?
I was okay until that flock of bird dogs flew over...


janetlee
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   Posted 6/17/2006 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, the only rap I like okay is stuff like Will Smith does. What I abhor is the nasty vile gangsta rap or any that uses profanity and speaks degradingly of people.
janet
I was okay until that flock of bird dogs flew over...


Papa Bear
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   Posted 6/18/2006 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Music in relation to depression is very interesting.
 
For example; I have been playing guitar for over 25 years...if I'm down I don't want to play (when I do I suck IMHO)...if I'm happy or just got lucky or something I'm pretty dam good. 
 
When it comes to listening to music my taste in music totally changes.
 
Example; I love to play and listen to 70's classic rock (Best music ever) anyway when I'm down I don't listen to classic rock, instead I like to listen to 80's metal (possibly the worst music ever) 
 
What's up with that confused

janetlee
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   Posted 6/18/2006 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue   tongue apa Bear said...
 
Example; I love to play and listen to 70's classic rock (Best music ever) anyway when I'm down I don't listen to classic rock, instead I like to listen to 80's metal (possibly the worst music ever) 
 
What's up with that confused
Papa,
Maybe it reminds you that things aren't quite as bad...at least, not as bad as that music!!! tongue
janet
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Papa Bear
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   Posted 6/18/2006 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
janetlee said...
tongue   tongue apa Bear said...
 
Example; I love to play and listen to 70's classic rock (Best music ever) anyway when I'm down I don't listen to classic rock, instead I like to listen to 80's metal (possibly the worst music ever) 
 
What's up with that confused
Papa,
Maybe it reminds you that things aren't quite as bad...at least, not as bad as that music!!! tongue
janet

      True tongue

Hope&Soccer
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   Posted 6/18/2006 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Death Cab for Cutie - "Brothers on a hotel bed"
Death Cab for Cutie - "I will follow you into the dark"

Many other songs, but those two will basically represent how you feel. If your feeling real low listen to "That Next Place" from the Meet Joe Black soundtrack. One thing I would advise though... Never listen music because you want to make yourself feel worse. It's alright to listen to a song because you want it to reflect your mood, but don't let it take control of you. Instead try finding a song and making your mood match that. Something like:

Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench, February Stars, Still, Deepest Blues are Black
Goo Goo Dolls - Sympathy, Stay With You
Rise Against - Give it All, Life Less Frightening, Swing Life Away

Best of luck,
-Dan

Judi Bee
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   Posted 6/22/2006 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   

 Oh! i love the Verve - bitter sweet symphony. Just reminds me that everythings goin 2 be ok in the end.

 


ShynSassy
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   Posted 6/25/2006 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I am on the other end of this deal. I love music,but there are many times that when I get into the down moods,I play songs that get to my heart and then the end result is me bawling and singing my heart out.
It is good for me sometimes,other times it just brings me down the deep end.
Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia


els
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   Posted 6/26/2006 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I like Enya and The Corrs who is an Irish group..very good music.  Of course I was a child of the 70's-80's also so I like most all music.  It depends on my moods...

Elisha

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Broken Spirit
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   Posted 6/26/2006 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm fairly new to this site and this is only my second post, but I also couldn't resist responding to this one! When I need to 'wallow', Tori Amos tends to play a large part in things! I also listen to James Blunt, Coldplay, Daniel Powter, Alanis Morissette, K.T. Tunstall, Chantal Kreviazuk. If you don't recognise some of these, then it may be because I'm form the UK and they may not be as well known in the U.S.

I think music can be very therapeutic as wll though, and I have my MP3 Player categorised into 'mood' sections so that I can easily tune into what I feel I either am, or alternatively need, e.g. 'chilled', 'summer', 'happy', 'sad', 'depressing', 'girly', 'loud/punk' etc.
This seems to work really well for me, and the 'happy' and 'summer' categories really do help to lift my mood if I'm feeling a bit numb, or empty, so to speak.

As for earlier mentions in this topic... I also find The Corrs useful, Goo Goo Dolls, Fleetwood Mac, and I do a Tracy Chapman album, which is fantastic, but I tend to avoid it as I never know how I'm going to react to it, emotionally!
"You don't know the power that you have... "
                                                      ~ Tori Amos 'Tear in Your Hand' 


els
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   Posted 6/26/2006 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Broken Spirit,  Welcome to Healing Well forum and the depression site as well.  You have listed some wonderful types of music and I totally agree about it being therapeutic.  Keep on postin' we would love to hear more from you. :-)   Take care

Elisha

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shell67
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   Posted 6/26/2006 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hiya brokenspirit, welcome to hw! i am in the us and know all of those, there are some great songs in those groups. i love new stuff, but im odd and like all kinds of music, "dancing in the moonlight" always makes me feel better, and dance ;) but theres plenty more. Sister Hazel is good, and ok i will get some slack for this, but i even like some limp bizkit, when i see my ex, i have to listen to them or linkin park lol
music is theraputic in so many ways......keep rocking peoples ;)
If you have a mean ex like me.......this always helps me, sorry i if i sound mean, but he was mean

Lately I've been skeptical.
Silent when I would used to speak.
Distant from all around me who witness me fail and become weak.
Life is overwhelming.
Heavy is the head that wears the crown.
id love to be the one to disappoint you when I don't fall down.
(Pre chorus) but you don't understand when I'm attempting to explain because you know it all and I guess things will never change, but you might need my hand when falling in your whole.
Your disposition ill remember when im letting go of...
(chorus) you and me we're through and rearranged. It seems that your not satisfied. there's too much on your mind. So you leave and I cant believe all the bulls*^$t that I find. Life is overwhelming. Heavy is the head that wears the crown. I'd love to be the one to disappoint you when I don't fall down

you're no good for me. Thank God its over.
You make believe that nothing is wrong until you're cryin'.
You make believe life is so long until you're dyin'.
You make believe that nothing is wrong until you're cryin', cryin' on me.
You make believe that life is so long until you're dyin', dyin' on me!!
you think everybody is the same.
I don't think that anybody is like you.
(You ruin everything and you kept f*$%@' with me until its over and I wont be the same)

shell
" Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now, in this instant of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed."
Eileen Caddy

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