Good music?
12/17/2011 8:26:26 PM
Any good songs (non-hymn) for an uplifting playlist that is targeted to combating the isolation and depression of addiction?

Church songs are good too, but I am asking about non-church right now (but Christian rock is okay).

Here are a few ideas:

Bridge over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Keep Holding On - Avril Lavigne
Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.
Beautiful Day - U2




Here are a few    
"If you are allowing for Christian Rock, I have really liked:

Lead Me - Sanctus Real
How He Loves - David Crowder Band
Wait and See - Brandon Heath
Motions - Matthew West
Here I Am - Downhere
There Will Be a Day - Jeremy Camp"
posted at 05:05:14 on December 18, 2011 by beclean
All Christian Music    
"Thanks Clean,

These are all bands I found through klove. I went to The Jeremy Camp concert and all I can say is WOW WoW WOW, what power. That man is the real deal. I have been to many other concerts of other Christian rockers, such as Casting Crowns, Sanctus Real, Brandon Heath, Mercy Me, and Adam Cappa. But Jeremy Camy was by far had the most amazing spirit filled show I have ever seen. He is not LDS, but it did not change the truth about his testimony.

Those who say that Christian music annoys them, have never actually listened. Although many are not my favorite, there is real power in that music. I have experienced it many times and it inspires me and helps me feel very close to my Savior.

On stage these bands and their leaders openly express te love of Jesus Christ and they also often speak of overcoming addiction through him. We need more of that in our church. Where are they.

Does anyone know of an LDS artist who says I was once a sinner, and the Savior saves me?"
posted at 06:46:32 on December 18, 2011 by Anonymous

Born Again -- Third Day
I'm Not Alright -- Sanctus Real
Moving On -- Rascal Flatts"
posted at 15:23:31 on December 18, 2011 by DH
"I'll do whatever it takes.

A strangled smile fell from your face
It kills me that I hurt you this way
The worst part is that I didn't even know
Now there's a million reasons for you to go
But if you can find a reason to stay

I'll do whatever it takes
To turn this around
I know what's at stake
I know that I've let you down
And if you give me a chance
Believe that I can change
I'll keep us together whatever it takes

She said "If we're gonna make this work
You gotta let me inside even though it hurts
Don't hide the broken parts that I need to see"
She said "Like it or not it's the way it's gotta be
You gotta love yourself if you can ever love me"

I'll do whatever it takes
To turn this around
I know what's at stake
I know that I've let you down
And if you give me a chance
And give me a break
I'll keep us together, I know you deserve much better

But remember the time I told you the way that I felt
That I'd be lost without you and never find myself
Let's hold onto each other above everything else
Start over, start over

I'll do whatever it takes
To turn this around
I know what's at stake
I know I've let you down
And if you give me a chance
and believe that I can change
I'll keep us together whatever it takes

Buddy this song says it all!"
posted at 15:58:52 on December 18, 2011 by ruggaexpat
Another good one    
"Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns"
posted at 21:01:19 on January 3, 2012 by Anonymous
Hymns you might not hear in church. And other stuff. I love music! Who doesn't right?    
"These songs sing to my soul. They help me feel my experience. My suffering. My joy. Beauty. I understand if some are not anyone else's jam. But I thought I'd trow it out there. Music is important. I believe God speaks to me and I to Him through more than Mo-tab.

Native American tunes. It's like fire in my bones. Those Lamanites know how to let their spirit do the talking. I feel God in them.
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Some prison songs. Recorded back in the day by Alan Lomax (some cool history). These songs are like diamonds to me. Out of the pressures and furnace of affliction and oppression. The beat is usually an axe. They sing to my own suffering. The suffering of others. They fill me with compassion. And hope, oddly.
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Enya. Of course. If you don't like Enya you are a heretic and a charlatan. Enya invigorates my soul.
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Lindsey Stirling kind of rules. That violin is good for the brain I think. Plus she's Lindsey Stirling and she's a Mormon.
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Sound tracks. The Mozarts of our day make music for movies. The songs are meant to elicit specific emotion. Why not capitalize?
Hope. Renewal. ( )
Courage. Sobriety. Diligence. ( )
Bagpipes. Yes bagpipes are an emotion. They are perfect. ( )
You can fly. Find your happy thought. ( )
Joy. Beauty. ( )

Penguin Cafe Orchestra
If this song doesn't inspire the average Joe to do extraordinary things nothing will ( )

How could we leave Andrea Bocelli out of the mix?
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I know maybe they're getting a little played out right now. But, man...I sure relate to Mumford and Son's lyrics. Some times I have a hard time not assuming he's an addict. He certainly understands the struggle. And don't get me started on the music. Sheesh.
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I happened upon this right after I got excommunicated. It spoke to me. It spoke to my wife. It's exactly what happened. My stake president even makes an appearance in the song (if you assign the right first second and third person). It was wild. ( ) God told me "this will be but a small moment". The tide will turn. We can be alright.

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I could go on and on and on. Music rules."
posted at 14:49:26 on March 19, 2013 by they_speak
well I,ll plug my album here    
"Im recording...err rerecording,or continuing recording some songs I started long ago...
So I hope to have a release out soon. Summer 2013.
The title of album is called TASKMASTER.........look up that in bible.......and then how does that relate to addiction? Kinda cool concept for an album....
The album will be 10 songs and music style in the realm of traditionl metal like IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS...thats the thought guess it will be up to the masses wether or not it rocks...

heres a few of the ideas on this record
1) BATTLE FOR THE SOULS OF MEN - the battle between good and evil. Describes the war in heaven & the battle ground here on earth

2) CHAINS OF HELL - Speaks from 1st person of who the Devil is...what he does + what he is like.

3) FEEL THE STING - sin causes pain, thus the sting. The only track on here thats under 4 mins...all my songs log in over 5 1/2 mins...

4) NOT ABOVE THE LAW - one I like to play. Basically decribes politicians that they arent above the law + will have to account for their life. Has a good break down kinda part with a nice dialouge...

5) YOUR SOUL WILL GRIEVE - sorta the "double shot" here from #5...The lyrics contain many political ideas + how when they die, they will grieve...too bad for them...

6) TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY - the longest title on here and 2nd longest tune...probably about 7 mins....lots of words. lol...the idea is here a line from SUPERMAN movies, as this is what he foughht for, and well people dont seem to say these words anymore...and SUPERMAN MOVIE is from 1980............

7) LUST OF MEN - another politically charged epic ideas are talked about here. The lust of men is POWER, WOMEN, a little ditty about that. Has sorta a marching feel to it

8) LAST DAYS - some people will probably consider this a filler track, but I dont. I just fits here. Lyrics affirm that we are in the last days. The difference on this track is there wont be a solo, but a montage of certain political figures + may ruffle some feathers...he he he

9) TASKMASTER - yep the title track is the #9 on the disc...lucky you...this speaks about addiction as like an actual person or entity. Basically in the end it can kill you, if you dont heal or fix yourself

10) THE END WAR - I will end the LP on this 8 minute a line in here that will catch people attention + people may like....but this one describes more war, stuff like that, the conditions, and things that are seen...some of the ideas were inspired my the book THERE IS NO DEATH. So if you know me, you'll know why I dig that book.

there will be 3 unreleased tracks included in a special edition release....but thats later...

So there you have it some mormon will chnge the world! uh nah probably not...but funny to consider.....It will be interesting to see if kids like it, because as I have done market research + trends for my small promtion ideas, this style of metal is a small genre of the metal scene. Black metal / death metal is really popular + that stuff is....well alot more satanic + dark....Hardcore / metalcore - is what these "kids" listen to today + I'm not about usually takes about 5 or 6 members to make really sucky music....with me I'm doing it in lol... Then theres PowerMetall which I am close to but not really there in terms of production or it will be fun to see where this falls + if kids out there like it...I cant wait to see what they will say!

so there you have it..."
posted at 16:57:41 on March 19, 2013 by skyteamst90
music is SO IMPORTANT for the soul!!!!!!!!!!!    
"great recovery foo fighters "walk"."
posted at 12:15:45 on March 21, 2013 by marie sober

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