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    Ok. We all probably remember certain things that happen and can remember where we were at, right? Ex. You always hear, "Where were you when Kennedy got shot."

    So....I want you to remember when you heard a certain song that at that time, described what was happening to you in your life and fits it.

    For example: When I heard Alanis Morrisette's You Outta Know. It was summer and it was 2 am in the morning. I was driving my husband and 2 children back south after a vacation with the inlaws in beautiful Geneseo, New York. It had been a very hard vacation as my husband and I fought bitterly because he finally admitted to an affair with a woman at work. I was an emotional wreak and everyone in the car was asleep.

    As we neared the Penn border, the song came on the radio. Everything that she was saying in that song struck me and struck me hard. It became my anthem for the next 2 years as I fought like a bitch to keep everything I had through that divorce.

    Now, how about you? Did a certain song hit you and you ran with it like it was embedded deep within your soul?

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    Everything I do I do it for you by Brian Adams always reminds me of my dad because he loved Brian Adams so my mum played it at his funeral.

    Oops I did it again by Britney Spears reminds me of my brother being ill because it had just come out around the time he went in to hospital and I always listened to it.

    Candle in the wind by Elton John obviously remind me of Princess Di.

    R Kelly Ignition reminds me of my school prom coz we had it on really loud in our limo! That kinda brings mixed feelings for me.
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    Tiara, I'm really sorry to hear about your dad.

    I'd have to sy Somewhere over the rainbow always make me think of my Grandma who died in 2004, and 'In Da Club' by 50cent reminds me of my birthday last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bella
    Tiara, I'm really sorry to hear about your dad.

    I'd have to sy Somewhere over the rainbow always make me think of my Grandma who died in 2004, and 'In Da Club' by 50cent reminds me of my birthday last year.
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    Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss. What is really weird about this song is that it caused the final fight before we split up and then when I really listened to it, it broke my heart. I don't know how many posters listen to country music, but it is an awesome song.
    We were coming in from fishing and this song came on and I said I really like this song-he said yeah I can "identify" with it. I asked him what bothered him to that point? He said lots of things bothered him and I told him if he would talk to me, things wouldn't bother him that much. A HUGE fight followed and he ended up leaving and staying gone for 5 months-
    During the separation, this song became my anthem-my story...
    Lyrics:
    She put him out like the burning end of a midnight cigarette. She broke his heart, he spent his whole life trying to forget. We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time but he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind until the night he put hte bottle to his head and pulled the trigger and finally drank away her memory. Life is short but this time it was bigger than the strength he had to get up off his knees. We found him with his face down in the pillow with a note that said "I'll love her till I die" and when we buried him beneath the willow, the angels sang a whiskey lullaby...
    The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself. For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath. She finally drank her pain away a little at a time, but she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind. Until the night she put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger and finally drank away his memory. Life is short but this time it was bigger than the strenght she had to get up off her knees. We found her with her face down in the pillow clinging to his picture for dear life. We laid her next to him beneath the willow and the angels sang a whiskey lullaby.

    This song touched me so much. On the bright side-yes, there really is one!! We worked things out after those 5 months a lot of tears and a lot of changes and we have been back together for 14 months! Our life isn't perfect by any means, but we have a stronger bond because of that summer...
    THE EASIEST WAY OUT IS THROUGH....

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    You Oughta Know came out my senior year in high school so it was like the big hit that everyone had to have. But she was also the first concert I went to so that's kind of special too.

    When my dad passed away his mother wanted them to play "Wind Beneath My Wings" at his memorial service. My mom and I just about fell over, he HATED that song. We didn't want to be rude to his mother but we knew he'd be so annoyed. All she was thinking was that he liked Bette Midler and that she liked that song. I told my mom, "No, he liked raunchy, bath-house performing Bette Midler, not Beaches Bette Midler". I picked "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace". My dad had spent alot of time "reflecting" out on the deck he had built that had all these flower beds around it. I felt like that was a better representation of who he was. It was either that or "Hello Dolly". He and my sister were playing that on the piano one morning and trying to sound like Louis Armstrong. It was bad, but it's hilarious to be out somewhere and be reminded of my dad and start to get weepy and THAT will start to play in the store, I can't help but start laughing. Or the time I was at my Uncle's garage and was looking around and saw some things that had been labeled by my dad. It was very odd to see his handwriting. So, I started getting weepy (it doesn't take much) and my dad's cousin comes around the corner. Now my cousin had been married to a woman named Cathy, who was, let's just say, not up for any awards. One of my dad's little jokes was to hum or whistle "Cathy's Clown" when his cousin wasn't around or was just out of earshot. So, here comes my cousin and I'm feeling weepy and "Cathy's Clown" starts playing on the radio in the shop. My mother looked at me and gave me this deathstare because I was trying so hard not to bust up laughing. I think I went and sat in the car. It was much safer that way.

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    Thin Lizzy's Whisky in the Jar.

    I heard this song at my old school, and even though there was no
    specific incident to link it to, it seems to summarize the futility of
    being stuck in Korea.
    Somber and reflective, yet its hero knows he's the one to blame
    for his situation.

    Just don't ask me what the chorus means:

    Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
    Wait for my daddy-o
    Wait for my daddy-o
    There's whiskey in the jar-o

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    I was going through a very hard episode in my life and was struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks. One album that really helped me through it was Tool's "Lateralus". The whole album is amazing and gave me so much hope. One song inparticular, really struck a chord with me at that time-"The Patient". I love this song so much.

    A groan of tedium escapes me,
    Startling the fearful.
    Is this a test? It has to be,
    Otherwise I can't go on.
    Draining patience, drain vitality.
    This paranoid, paralyzed vampire act's a little old.

    But I'm still right here
    Giving blood, keeping faith
    And I'm still right here.

    Wait it out,
    Gonna wait it out,
    Be patient (wait it out).

    If there were no rewards to reap,
    No loving embrace to see me through
    This tedious path I've chosen here,
    I certainly would've walked away by now.
    Gonna wait it out.

    If there were no desire to heal
    The damaged and broken met along
    This tedious path I've chosen here
    I certainly would've walked away by now.

    And I still may ... (sigh) ... I still may.

    Be patient.
    I must keep reminding myself of this.

    And if there were no rewards to reap,
    No loving embrace to see me through
    This tedious path I've chosen here,
    I certainly would've walked away by now.
    And I still may.

    Gonna wait it out.

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    Dreams to Dream by Linda Ronsdadt really means something to me, but I won't say why because it's personal, but it's the most beautiful song. The only bad part about it is that it's sung by Linda Ronsdadt!

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    Where is the Love - Black Eyed Peas - This was my friends favourite song. He was driving to school with his younger brother and he didnt see the other car until it was too late. He pulled out in front of it and the car slammed into the drivers side door. He died on impact and his younger brother suffered a few minor injuries. At his funeral, they played that song and everytime i hear that song it reminds me of him and how he was only weeks away from graduating from Grade 12 but he never made it.
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    Nature Boy, sung by Nat King Cole and/or Aaron Neville. Lots of artists have covered this great song, but their versions stand out. It always reminds me of my late brother, who never found the romantic love he searched for until his dying day.

    There was a boy...
    A very strange enchanted boy.
    They say he wandered very far, very far
    Over land and sea,
    A little shy and sad of eye
    But very wise was he.

    And then one day,
    A magic day, he passed my way.
    And while we spoke of many things,
    Fools and kings,
    This he said to me,
    "The greatest thing you'll ever learn
    Is just to love and be loved in return."

    "The greatest thing you'll ever learn
    Is just to love and be loved in return."

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    Pachelbel's "Canon in D" was played at my mom's funeral in 2004. It was her favorite piece and I still can't listen to it today. The first time my husband and I went to Mass after we came home from my mom's funeral the piece was played, and I had to leave church altogether and didn't come back for a long time afterward. Almost every hymn or classical piece had some relation to my mom and dad who were church musicians.

    Tanya Donelly does a rendition of "Long, Long, Long" that really strikes me. I've always like the song, but her version stopped me in my tracks. It just reminds me of my husband, whom I've been with for ten years.

    It's been a long long long time
    How could I ever have lost you
    When I loved you

    It took a long long long time
    Now I'm so happy I found you
    How I love you

    So many tears I was searching,
    So many tears I was wasting, oh oh

    Now I can see you, be you

    How can I ever misplace you
    How I want you
    How I love you
    Your know that I need you
    Oh I love you

    So many tears I was searching,
    So many tears I was wasting, oh oh

    Now I can see you, be you

    How can I ever misplace you
    How I want you
    How I love you
    Your know that I need you
    Oh I love you

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    fade to black by metallica
    this was my bro my cousin and mine's fave song and when my cousin was killed in a motorcycle accident we sat and played it over and over and cried i still love this song and it makes me remember all the good times the three of us had together

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    my cousin committed suicide when the song "All of me" by evanescence came out, which is really sad and sounds like what his life was like.

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    Danny Boy - it was my nana's favourite song and it was played at her funeral last year

    Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
    From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
    The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
    'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

    But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
    Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
    'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
    Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

    And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
    And I am dead, as dead I well may be
    You'll come and find the place where I am lying
    And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

    And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
    And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
    If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
    I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

    I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

    Breaks my heart to hear it now

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