Do you have a song, that helps you through a tough time?

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Re: Do you have a song, that helps you through a tough time?

Post by Clinical1 » 06 Mar 2018, 23:55

I have several, depending on the scenario.
My go-to song when I am frustrated at work is "I want to be a lifeguard" or "They're coming to take me away" by Monte Python.
When the tough time is with my husband, I revert back to our wedding song "You're the inspiration" by Chicago. It reminds me why we have been married 31 years.

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Post by okpolokpo_paul » 09 Mar 2018, 14:42

this song one hit by cobhams asuquo got me inspired alot and unstoppable

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Post by R-Myra » 13 Mar 2018, 02:26

Flicker- Niall Horan

This songs is very soothing to my ears and I listen to it whenever I feel down.
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Post by imSunshine » 20 May 2019, 02:18

i actually do its called 214 by rivermaya

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Post by eagermagic » 21 May 2019, 06:45

"You'll Never Walk Alone", but only when it is performed in the context of Liverpool football. The song inspires in and of itself, but to see a stadium full of soccer hooligans unite as one voice, well, it reignites hope in the human race.

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Post by Harley-Panda » 21 May 2019, 07:28

"Better" by Regina Spektor has helped me through a few tough times.
There are loads more songs that I listen to when I'm having a difficult time, but this is the one which springs to mind.
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Post by Nisha Ward » 21 May 2019, 07:47

My Immortal by Evanescence. It's depressing enough that it helps to get all my "woe is me" feelings out of the way so I can move on. I'm very dramatic.
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Post by Psanders88 » 22 May 2019, 18:46

I have one song that helps me when im stressed to the max and its Im Going To Reafy by Yolanda Adams other than that im an r&b fan, that helps my mind from racing

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Post by Artizi » 22 May 2019, 21:46

There are so many options! Helpless from the Hamilton musical does the trick pretty well, for sure!
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Post by spaesthetice » 22 May 2019, 21:57

Most songs by twenty one pilots make me feel better. If we're talking specifics, Island In the Sun by Weezer has a very happy vibe that makes me smile a little. Sarah Smiles by Panic! At the Disco also has a special place in my heart and makes me happier almost instantly.

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Post by Marissa1818 » 23 May 2019, 16:57

A song that helps me get through tough time is “Rise” by Katy Perry. The song talks about not settling and how I will get back up and keep fighting because I will rise up. Being an athlete, at times I fail more than I succeed and listening to this song gives me motivation

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Post by Jlprince26 » 28 May 2019, 12:46

For as long as I can remember "How can I help you to say goodbye," by Patty Loveless has been my go to song. I've had to say a few to many goodbyes in my lifetime and while I cry through every word of it, it also helps me to calm down and know that everything happens for a reason. And that I will be ok through it all.
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Post by Lady-of-Literature » 30 May 2019, 16:01

Yes. It varies according to what I need of course. Sort of like how sometimes you need a good inspiring pick-me-up speech and other times you need warm up and tea. For instance, I like to listen to Panic at the Disco: High Hopes when I need to remember that I can reach my dreams. Other times I like to watch those fan-made videos of superheroes with music in the background to remind myself that dreaming isn't enough, that there will be drawbacks and it's my responsibility to overcome.

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Post by Welzo456 » 18 Jun 2019, 19:22

"I hope you dance"
That song speaks to my soul
When I want to give up it reminds me that I should never take one single breath for granted.

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Post by Alisha7824 » 23 Jun 2019, 15:54

I usually use music as a conduit for my creative writing. So depending on what mood it puts me in (like if I were listening to something upbeat and bouncy) I'd write something that is fun and full of lively.

I have a favorite comp that I downloaded a while back full of fantasy bard music that really helps with my Fantasy writing. I will also use musical scores from horror films to set a specific edgy-sorta-scary vibe when I write horror or really dramatic violent scenes.

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