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Topic: A song to express your feelings

  1. lookingforme
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    30 April 2016

    At this hour, I find myself particularly vulnerable because I am heavily sleep deprived, and my brain can't really process. I have been awake for 21 hours and 12 minutes straight after a string of nights of only a few hours' sleep. I don't feel well, nor do I feel sleepy. So, I am listening to the soundtrack of my life entitled "Walkabouts" and right now, the perfect song to describe what I am feeling (at least the chorus of it) is Madness by Muse. Has anyone ever felt like they could communicate more if they did it through the songs that already exist? I challenge us to have a conversation consisting of song quotes.

    So, dedicated to my depression; here I go...

    Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-mad mad mad...Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-mad mad mad....Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-mad mad mad...Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-mad mad mad...I, I can't get these memories ooout of my mind, and some kind of maaaadness has started to evolve. Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-mad mad mad...Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-mad mad mad... And I, I tried so hard to let you go-ooo, but some kind of maaaadness is swallowing me whole, yeah....Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-mad mad mad...Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-mad mad mad...I have finally seen the light. And I have finally realized, what you mean....

    Ooh oh oh

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  2. Doolhof
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    1 May 2016 in reply to lookingforme

    Hi Joelle,

    I'm sure there are plenty of songs that can relate to how I am feeling at different stages of my day and life's journey.

    My problem is that I forget which songs they are! My memory is really lousy. Listening to a song can also bring back memories, good or bad.

    I do hope you mange to sleep soon!

    Cheers from Mrs. Dools

  3. topsy_
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    9 May 2016 in reply to Doolhof
    Years ago, when I'd gotten rid of a really crumby b/f, the song "Thorn in my Side" was on the radio lots. I'd waltz around the house singing (!!) loudly & feeling very self-righteous!!
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  4. lookingforme
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    10 May 2016 in reply to topsy_

    That sounds liberating.

    I'm currently throwing myself into the music because it's all too real in my head and if I don't distract myself in anyway I'll lose it and no going to work

  5. Jack184
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    10 May 2016

    I tend to listen to anything by Imagine Dragons, or sometimes a bit of stuff by Simple Plan. Half of their songs seem to be about the stuff I'm going through.

  6. lookingforme
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    10 May 2016 in reply to Jack184
    Hey Jack. I love Imagine Dragons, particularly hopeless opus and demons if i'm in my moods, which is most of the time recently. And "how could this happen to me" was pretty much my theme song when I was 16-18...Which songs would you pick?
  7. Jack184
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    Oh, that's such a hard question, they're all so good! My favourite would probably be Cha-Ching, but It's Time, Demons, Shots, Amsterdam and Thief are all really good too, just to name a few.
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  8. lookingforme
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    13 May 2016 in reply to Jack184
    all excellent choices. I'm currently listening to friction
  9. Solosombra
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    24 May 2016 in reply to lookingforme

    All for you and shots are my favorite songs by imagine dragon...

    Plus I'm really loving breaking Benjamin at the moment!

  10. Simona
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    11 June 2016 in reply to Solosombra
    Up on the roof: The Drifters
  11. lookingforme
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    18 June 2016 in reply to Petra

    Hi Solosombra both great songs. The only Breaking Benjamin song I know is the mixed tape, which is one of my favourite songs. Any recommendations?

    Hey Simona, have not heard that song, what makes it special for you, if you don't mind the question?

    Hi Pet, it does play a key role in my life. You seem to have done the impossible (in my head) where you can listen and bear to listen to songs that have a different feel to what you are feeling. I can only stomach melancholy she I am melancholy and songs like Brave when it comes to that, when I'm a little up and want to do more. I actually like Brave, made me do something so random and not characteristic of me once, which I don't regret at all. The other song, I haven't heard of. I'm glad you can use music as a tool to pull you out of what holds you back. I use it more as a tool to recognise what I am feeling, because...I often am in denial that I can feel what I feel so they're hard to isolate, if that makes sense...

  12. Simona
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    19 June 2016 in reply to lookingforme
    Well sometimes I like the idea of being high up. It depends on my mood.That song just came into my head the morning after I had a dream about being on a roof. Sometimes odd songs just play in my head like a radio jingle and that was one of them.
  13. Petra
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    20 June 2016 in reply to lookingforme
    Hi Lookingforme, I think I know what you mean. I used to sing and play guitar (not professionally). On a couple of occasions I was questioned as to why my song choices were all 'sad' songs. Sprung! I was singing 'how I felt' and at that time of my life I felt sad, and most of the time. I have since made changes in my life, and as a result, haven't picked up the guitar again. I love the guitar but haven't felt the need to release? There is still a place for the emotive songs for sure, and Adele can stop me in my tracks! I then tell myself "appreciate the beautiful music and lyrics for what it is. It has a place in this world, just listen, don't inhale!"
  14. Kazzl
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    21 June 2016 in reply to Petra

    Don't inhale! Oh Petra I love that! 😄

    We should get together for a jam in the cafe! I sing, and play guitar and uke too. I tend to like loud 'fight' type songs. Tom Petty's 'Won't back down' is a favourite, and Jimmy Barnes 'No second prize'. Currently learning What's Up by Four Non-Blondes (yes, I'm old haha). Great song, tricky to sing.

    I also like 'support' songs. 'You've got a friend', 'Stand by me', Reach out (I'll be there) etc. And I like your choice of Brave, great song, big voice!

    Cheers

    Kaz

  15. Petra
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    22 June 2016 in reply to Kazzl

    Hi Kaz

    You too?! Sing and play guitar! Great song choices. I know and like all of these. I may just dust off the old guitar yet! I'll have to cut off my lovely nails though??? Ok! My BB buddies are all worth it! A jam in the BB cafe....what should we start with? Maybe something Lokingforme would like? I had singing tutors (long ago) and on a first visit to one, after showing her my stuff said "you know all that classical training you've had" to which I proudly replied "yeah" thinking here comes the praise....."well is time to forget it...ditch the vibrato." Hence to say after 5 lessons it became glaringly obvious I was a classical singer through and through, the vibrato sneaking in at every opportunity, and there is not one ounce of "hard rock" in me! 😎

  16. lookingforme
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    22 June 2016 in reply to Petra

    Petra, I really liked what you said, don't inhale. Like Kaz. It's too true, but I don't have a real outlet for my emotions, not physically so, the songs help express. And oof, Adele...her song "a million years ago" that just right in the feels as people would say now.

    Kaz, what's up is an awesome song. When I turned 25 and still had Facebook,I put up that line "25 years and my life is still, trying to get up that great big hill of hope, for a destination." And I had to wait to turn 25 to do that haha.

    Ah Pet, we'll make a hard rocker out of you yet. Never been to the cafe actually. Seemed overwhelming. But definitely dust off that guitar and vibrate those vocal chords?

  17. lookingforme
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    22 June 2016 in reply to Petra
    And Pet, if you can do vibrato, that's awesome. My style of singing is trying not to yell in a monotone
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  18. Petra
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    24 June 2016 in reply to lookingforme
    I'll do my best! 😊
  19. Petra
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    24 June 2016 in reply to lookingforme
    Oh. May I ask why you don't do Facebook? I don't. Never have. My friend showed me hers once, over a few days. Scared me silly.
  20. lookingforme
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    24 June 2016 in reply to Petra

    It just got ridiculous really. The only people who I spoke to or spoke to me, I spoke to on a regular basis anyway. Everybody else that I spoke to from my past like high school never got back to me so keeping in touch never happened. People substituted Facebook friends for real friendship and it was like a virus, adding people left and right like that means you've made a real connection in this world. And there were the people who kept updating their statuses every minute...my status updates were quotes from songs that not many people understood, and the only fun I had with it was spamming someone's wall and them mine. I stopped using it, so I got rid of it. It was a good thing because then my friends, when we met, they were forced to talk about other things.

    Why did it scare you if you don't mind me asking?

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  21. Petra
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    26 June 2016 in reply to lookingforme

    Disclaimer to pro FB'ers: what you are about to read is the opinion of the author only!

    Hi Joelle

    I found my friend's FB and her 'friends' etc to overshare in this space on so many levels.

    FB does have its place I agree eg emergency services can reach more people when needing assistance in tracking down offenders, or finding a potentially lost person to name but a few.

    I think the negatives outweigh the positives for me personally and hence it is my choice to avoid FB. My husband has FB and assures me he is a conservative user. Although we agreed for SOME YEARS it had nooooooo place in our lives. Ouch! I think I just had a dig....carrying on..... at my request he doesn't include me in his FB. ONE result...the rumour frequently circulating that there must be something wrong in our relationship, we're separated or divorced. So either way people can be affected by FB even when they don't partake themselves (eyes rolling here)! This upset me greatly at first so I told him not to tell me anything and to keep his FB to his lovely self! Okay.....I may have used other describing words that day but the meaning was the same!

    I've heard pro examples eg family and friends living distances apart find FB a good way of keeping in touch, keeps them closer etc. Perhaps there's another secure platform for this? I admit I'm slightly ignorant with most social media platforms. I choose to contact family and my friends by more intimate methods. A lot of the time, I am the 'last to know' and I have resigned myself to this, especially as others hear news of my children's lives before me (red, cranky face here)!

    I questioned my beliefs again on media before joining this forum. I came to the conclusion that I'm comfortable with the restricted media sharing here in BB and I have faith in the moderators. There is genuine reason for us folk being here. Our intentions are good for ourselves, and others.

    Bet you didn't think you'd get a thesis on the matter Joelle! Hope you're not sorry you asked sweet?!

    Pet 😊

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  22. lookingforme
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    26 June 2016 in reply to Petra

    Hey Pet,

    Hah, I'm grateful for the thesis. I wouldn't have asked if I didn't want to know whatever you wanted to say on the matter. I like knowing.

    What a palaver! I'm sorry that your decision to stay away even gave you grief. When I deleted my account a couple of my "friends" though I had decided to block them for no reason, because apparently that's something I would do. Now it's my turn to roll my eyes. They never even asked about it. Just thought that until I called someone, asking how she was feeling. Sigh...

    I'm not the most socially aware but even I know how everyone is judged on the site based on what is selectively shared. It doesn't encourage real connections, just fleeting ones.

    Now, as far as I'm concerned, if the my want to talk to me, they know how, but it has helped me filter out those who aren't really good to me.

    I'm an instagram person, Share pictures, share a caption, all that's needed (I like photography).

  23. Petra
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    27 June 2016 in reply to lookingforme

    Joelle...you're a champion. Thank you. I often feel my aversion to FB is abnormal! (relieved face). I really like what you said "It doesn't encourage real relationships, just fleeting ones." I have a friend who lives in another State now. We've been writing to each other for years....with real pen and paper! I like to use different stationery...Winnie the Poo (I'm a big kid at heart sometimes)! Sure, we have each other's mobile and email, but this is our thing. When I get her mail, I wait for a quiet time, make a cuppa and read her letter. I know she does the same.

    Photography. Well done you! Yes, pictures often speak louder than words! I used to prepare an annual skit of photos and video to music for family. Much anticipated, but like the guitar, it's one of those things that I've lost interest in. It's not all doom and gloom though. I know I'll get back into it someday. How do you eat an elephant? One mouthful at a time! That being the case, my elephant is made of chocolate of course! Keep up the photography you! Capturing beauty through a lense is a gift (happy, beaming face).

    Pet. 😊

  24. geoff
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    27 June 2016 in reply to lookingforme
    dear Lookingforme, songs, well Kaz I love the 4 Non-Blondes 'What's Up', The Power of Love by Celine Dion plus there are others who sign it as well, The Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston'and Elvis Presley, sorry I know-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------so many more. Geoff. x
  25. Petra
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    27 June 2016 in reply to geoff

    Oh Geoff

    You too! Celine Dion can stop anyone in their tracks. That voice..... and she oozes loveliness. Nothing wrong with the King. He still rocks!

    Have a great day.

    Pet 😊

  26. Solosombra
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    27 June 2016 in reply to lookingforme

    Lfm: sorry about the late reply :/keep Lol.

    Umm some of my fav breaking Benjamin songs are The diary of Jane, Blown away and so cold.

    I see we have a few axe players here too awesome. We should jam session haha.

    Hotel California by the eagles will always be my fav to play

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  27. Petra
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    16 July 2016 in reply to Simona

    Hi Simona

    I don't know this one. Can you give me the title please?

    Pet 😊

  28. Simona
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    17 July 2016 in reply to Petra
    Hullo : ) aha. it's an old song called a world without love
  29. Petra
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    19 July 2016 in reply to lookingforme

    Hi Joelle, my sweet....I have missed your cheeky face! Been thinking of you. Good to see you. You've received a diagnosis? Do you know more about it? I'm not sure myself but will have a read to get some understanding. Sorry to hear you've been low. Your song lyrics have encouraging words. I'll listen to your song on the Internet when I'm not multitasking! Work is a wee bit busy this time of year for me.

    Take care sweet.

    Pet 😊

  30. lookingforme
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    19 July 2016 in reply to Petra

    Hey Pet,

    I have, I started another thread on it, depression and anxiety of course and borderline personality disorder. I know nothing about it and it has made my mental situation a lot worse actually. Thank you for taking an interest.

    No stress about the song. Hope you're doing okay

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