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Could you guys please suggest some songs for someone who's in pain?

Asked by Saturated_Brain (5235points) June 15th, 2009

I just broke up. I’m in pain. I want to move on, but I don’t want to at the same time. In some ways, I’m just wallowing in the hurt of having left someone.

Does anyone have any good music for anyone to lift themselves up, meditation in solitude and to just move on from the pain? I need to be happier. I need to move on. But I don’t want to forget. That’s the last thing I want to do.

Any songs will be good. It doesn’t really matter where they come from. Whether it’s secular or religious.. Maybe as a side-category, does anyone have any good Christian songs to listen to for somebody in my situation who needs someone? If you’re not Christian it doesn’t matter anyway, I just want some music to help me with my emotions..

(Eg, I’m listening to Be Thou My Vision and Come Back to Me [David Cook] right now..)

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MrGV's avatar

Bad Day

eponymoushipster's avatar

Hurt by Johnny Cash.

Tink's avatar

Buried A Lie- Senses Fail

AstroChuck's avatar

I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff or Johnny Nash is uplifting. .
Those songs named above are anything but.

Ivan's avatar

Hurt by Nine Inch Nails…

whatthefluther's avatar

The Fray’s cover of the Kanye West song Heartless

eponymoushipster's avatar

@Ivan i like the Johnny Cash version better!

@Saturated_Brain buy a Barney CD. anything will seem better in very short order.

Bobbydavid's avatar

Everybody Hurts R.E.M

mcbealer's avatar

Some Devil by Dave Matthews

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

When I feel somewhat that way relationship-wise I listen to Toto’s I’ll be Over You.

When I’m feeling that way for other reasons, I listen to something like Lordi, Soilwork or Trivium.

janbb's avatar

“These Boots are Made for Walking” Nancy Sinatra
“I Will Survive” Donna Sommer (?)

gymnastchick729's avatar

Gotta Be Somebody, by Nickelback
...might just be my song.

filmfann's avatar

Things have change by bob dylan
Until you come back to me by Aretha

Annnab's avatar

I always listen to Hey Jude by the Beatles when I’m sad, and then I take a long shower. Hope it helps. :)

TaoSan's avatar

Colorblind – Counting Crows
Mad world – Michael Andrews

You’ll get such an overdose that your brain will shut it off automatically ;)

Sariperana's avatar

Jeff Buckly -Hallelujah
R.Kelly – Worlds Greatest (is that kinda of Christian??)
Oh and i know im not a guy, but music is not gender restricted – i listen to metal music when i am like that, cause i cant express my anger and hurt – the music explains it better and makes me that much lighter.

Aside from music – try exercise – walks, runs, weights – whatever gets your goat – get out there and be active and productive!!

jfos's avatar

Positively 4th Street – Bob Dylan
It Won’t Be Long – The Beatles
She Loves You – The Beatles

Normskiiz's avatar

Try little wonders By Rob thomas! Listen to the lyrics awesome! It’s a great song I always listen to it LOL! As a Christian I would go either one way by hill song ! Draw me nearer by jieh can’t remember the others but they always work for me LOL…. Best of luck :)

Velvetinenut's avatar

When my husband and I seperated, I listened to Closer and Josh Groban by Josh Groban. It helped a lot. My friend played it to his mother during her last months. It comforted her.

jonsblond's avatar

Three Little Birds by Bob Marley always picks me up when I am down.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Dreaming of You by The Coral

It’s up with my heart when it skips a beat (skips a beat)
Can’t feel no pavement right under my feet (under my feet)

Up in my lonely room
When I’m dreaming of you
Oh what can I do (wah oooo)
I still need you, but
I don’t want you now

When I’m down and my hands are tied (hands are tied)
I cannot reach a pen for me to draw the line (draw the line)
From this pain I just can’t disguise (can’t disguise)
Its gonna hurt but I’ll have to say goodbye (say goodbye)

Up in my lonely room
When I’m dreaming of you
Oh what can I do (wah oooo)
I still need you, but
I dont want you now

Oh yeah

Ohhh Ohhhhh

Up in my lonely room
When I’m dreaming of you
Oh what can I do (wah oooo)
I still need you, but
I dont want you now

eponymoushipster's avatar

Ignition by R.Kelly.

oratio's avatar

Anything by E.L.O. or Jeff Lynne.

mangeons's avatar

If Everyone Cared—Nickelback
Suddenly I See—K.T. Tunstall
You Found Me—The Fray
Heartless—Kanye West
Stronger—Kanye West

That’s all I can think of. Sorry about the breakup. :C

SuperMouse's avatar

My big brothers mastered the art of “Burn Music” when I was in high school, here are a couple of their staples:

Everything I Own Bread
How Does it Feel Slade Any other Flutherers remember this gem? Whatthefluther?
Baby I’m a Want You Bread (David Gates was one depressed fellow.)
Oh Brittania Ian Hunter
This Song is Over The Who
The Scientist Coldplay (Not one of their staples, a new addition of mine.)

When you are feeling better here are some more upbeat choices:
Hair of the Dog Nazareth
You Oughta Know Alannis Morisette
My Wife The Who
Love Stinks J. Giles

Tink's avatar

Fix You, and Scientist by Coldplay

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Sigh… Thanks so much guys… I’ll do my best to listen to all of them (though that’s A LOT!).

I’m trying to get over it.. Thanks again.. =)

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Although I gotta admit, I Believe by Fantasia Barrino is great to listen to for lifting oneself up…

Tink's avatar

@Saturated_Brain – I’m feeling your pain. Im gonna need to borrow your list

Velvetinenut's avatar

I hope you are feeling better now and the songs suggested are helping you get over the break-up.

Saturated_Brain's avatar


Hey thanks for the great songs everyone. I listened to almost all of them (couldn’t find a few) and I gotta say that one or two songs’re really good (@jonsblond thanks for Three Little Birds & @Velvetinenut for Josh Groban.) =)

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