Social Anxiety Support Forum banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
169 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
If you guys don't mind, please post the Artist Name, Song Name, Lyrics, and possibly even a music sample of what you would consider to be soothing music.

My choice is a song by Radiohead...... very soothing, very lonely, very depressing... many emotions run through me whenever I hear this song. Just looking at and reading the lyrics really puts me in a state of peace.

Artist Name: Radiohead
Song name: How to Disappear Completely

That there, that's not me
I go where I please
I walk through walls
I float down the Liffey

I'm not here
This isn't happening
I'm not here, I'm not here

In a little while
I'll be gone
The moment's already passed
Yeah, it's gone

I'm not here
This isn't happening
I'm not here, I'm not here

Strobe lights and blown speakers
Fireworks and hurricanes

I'm not here
This isn't happening
I'm not here, I'm not here....


Song Sample

Please, even if you don't think this would be a good song, just try checking out that sample link and let me know what you think about it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
328 Posts
Radiohead - Idioteque from "Kid A"

Who's in bunker, who's in bunker?
Women and children first
Women and children first
Women and children
I'll laugh until my head comes off
I swallow till I burst
Until I burst
Until I..

Who's in bunker, who's in bunker
I've seen too much
I haven't seen enough
You haven't seen enough
I'll laugh until my head comes off
Women and children first
And children first
And children..

Here I'm allowed, everything all of the time
Here I'm allowed, everything all of the time

Ice age coming, ice age coming
Let me hear both sides
Let me hear both sides
Let me hear both..

Ice age coming, ice age coming
Throw me in the fire
Throw me in the fire
Throw me in the..

We're not scaremongering
This is really happening, happening
We're not scaremongering
This is really happening, happening

Mobiles working
Mobiles chirping
Take the money and run
Take the money and run
Take the money..

Here I'm allowed, everything all of the time
Background:
The first of the children



The Bravery - Unconditional from self-titled (if this song isnt about SA I dont know what is)


I've spent my whole life surrounded
and I've spent my whole life alone
I wonder why I never wonder why
The easiest things are so hard
I just want, I just want love
I just want, I just want love
I just want, I just want love
I just want something
Something for nothing
Something, something for nothing

I'm a beggar and I'm a chooser
I'm accused, I'm an accuser
But nothing's unconditional

I hold the whole world accused
I've only got myself to blame
I wonder why, I never wonder why
The easiest things are so hard

I just want, I just want love
I just want, I just want love
I just want, I just want love
I just want something
Something for nothing
Something, something for nothing

I just want, I just want love
I just want, I just want love
I just want, I just want love
I just want something
Something for nothing
Something, something for nothing

I'm a beggar and I'm a chooser
I'm accused, I'm an accuser
But nothing's unconditional


Christie Front Drive - Instant Romance from Christie Front Drive/Boy's Life Split

(instrumental)




The Killers - On Top from "Hot Fuss"

Remember Rio and get down
Like some other DJ, in some other town
She's been trying to tell me to hold tight
But I've been waiting this whole night
But I've been down across a road or two
But now I've found the velvet sun
That shines on me and you

In the back, uh huh, I can't crack
We're on top
It's just a shimmy and a shake, uh huh
I can't fake, we're on top
We're on top

The day is breaking, we're still here
Your body's shaking, and it's clear
You really need it, so let go
And let me beat it, but you know

That I've been down across a road or two
But now I've found the velvet sun
That shines on me and you

In the back, uh huh, I can't crack
We're on top
It's just a shimmy and a shake, uh huh
I can't fake, we're on top
We're on top
We bring the bump to the grind, uh huh
I don't mind, we're on top
It's just a shimmy and a shake, uh huh
I can't fake, we're on top
We're on top

And we don't mean to satisfy tonight
So get your eyes off of my bride tonight
Cause I don't need to satisfy tonight

It's like a cigarette in the mouth
Or a handshake in the doorway
I look at you and smile because I'm fine

And we don't mean to satisfy tonight
So get your eyes off of my bride tonight
Cause I don't need to satisfy tonight

It's like a cigarette in the mouth
Or a handshake in the doorway
I look at you and smile because I'm fine


The Exit - Dont Push (Your Love Away) "Home For An Island"


beginners luck, white legs
in and out, of a sleep
behind the wheel, black eyes
like to scream, you do if you can feel

the glass breaks, glass shattering
find your angel, lose your hobby
everybody, you gotta do something right
if you find love hold on tight

don't push, your love away
don't push, your love away

then on the walk on my way back home
i get a call from a friend on the telephone
he says come here i've got this girl to see
but beware, love isnt always free
upon first glance, i got so hungry
forbidden fruits, you gotta taste them
i took one bite, we all take chances
poison lips, doomed romances

don't push, your love away (don't push your love away)
don't push, your love away (don't push your love away)

a kiss of death, on the door
thats what you get, for takin home a *****
i shouldnt say that, it doesnt sound nice
faith removes my fear sometimes
i'm too shy, you're too sharp
together we can work eachother out
loves too quick, she's always been
we're in your bed, drunk with adrenaline

don't push, your love away (don't push your love away)
don't push, your love away (don't push your love away)

and i can see better days
we can share, love can save
you can hide in yourself
we can go our seperate ways

and i've seen better days
pass me by in a haze
and we've seen better days
pass us by in a haze
i've seen better days

don't push your love away
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
169 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Your welcome, Maggie. ;)

Thanks for the song suggestions, Alien! :banana

Here's another one from Radiohead (Yes, I can't get enough of Radiohead!).

Artist Name: Radiohead
Song Name: The Tourist

It barks at no-one else but me,
like it's seen a ghost.
I guess it's seen the sparks a-flowin,
no-one else would know.
Hey man, slow down, slow down,
idiot, slow down, slow down.

Sometimes I get overcharged,
that's when you see sparks.
They ask me where the hell I'm going?
At a 1000 feet per second,

hey man, slow down, slow down,
idiot, slow down, slow down.

Hey man, slow down, slow down,
idiot, slow down, slow down.


SONG SAMPLE

And then here's one from "Mr. Bungle"... not a very popular band at all, but very underrated. The lead singer is Mike Patton, from such groups as Faith No More, Tomahawk, etc.

Artist Name: Mr. Bungle
Song Name: Sweet Charity

Save me
The heavens have opened
The storm is over
So let's start the parade...
Raindrops
Will turn to laughter
Forever after
In your technicolor heartbeat
And they say
That it helps you forget everything...
Sweet charity
You drink your poison from a cup of gold
Your gift keeps on giving and giving
Perfect photographs
Of Everest days
And postcard nights
Tearing through the paper walls of time
With sunset eyes
Telethons, Grand Canyon hearts
You numb your mind
With gloves of white and turpentine
Even the bombs and scarecrows will sing!
Sweet charity
Save me
The heavens have opened
And I'm alone
Sweet charity
Save me
The heavens have opened
I'm coming home
Sweet charity
Save me
The asylums have opened
I'm coming home
Sweet charity
I'm home free...


SONG SAMPLE
 

·
gone
Joined
·
5,224 Posts
Dylan's 'Buckets of Rain' is probably the most soothing/calm/placid song you'll hear. It's the last song on Blood on the Tracks....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,882 Posts
"The Rain Song" by Led Zeppelin

This is the springtime of my loving-
the second season I am to know
You are the sunlight in my growing-
so little warmth I've felt before.

It isn't hard to feel me glowing-
I watched the fire that grew so low.
It is the summer of my smiles-
flee from me Keepers of the Gloom.

Speak to me only with your eyes
it is to you I give this tune.
Ain't so hard to recognize-
These things are clear to all from
time to time. Ooooh...

Talk Talk-

I've felt the coldness of my winter
I never thought it would ever go
I cursed the gloom that set upon us...
But I know that I love you so
but I know that I love you so.

These are the seasons of emotion
And like the winds they rise and fall
This is the wonder of devotion-
I see the torch we all must hold.
This is the mystery of the quotient-

Upon us all a little rain
must fall, Just a little rain

"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" by Pink Floyd

Remember when you were young,
You shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes,
Like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught on the crossfire
Of childhood and stardom,
Blown on the steel breeze.
Come on you target for faraway laughter,
Come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!

You reached for the secret too soon,
You cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night,
And exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Well you wore out your welcome
With random precision,
Rode on the steel breeze.
Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
Come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

"Starfish" by Grand Oversoul [This is a local band. The bassist is a guy that I work with. Here's a link to a live version of the song on the band's website: http://www.grandoversoul.com/music/2.Starfish.mp3

Sharin' stories about an old friend that I once knew
Like a good book, it came and went
And this one will too
Lettice in my head today. Can you feel it touching you?
The sea is rough, but at least it's cool today
It flushes my spirit away
And I'll sit back and drop this line
Drift on the rolling waters formed before my time
And I'll sit back and write this rhyme
And sing to the starfish that dances in my mind.

Stormy weather rages everywhere that I look
Though it's quite above me
Rolling melodies take me away like a good book
Brings me a smile that let's me know that I'm free
I'm free.
Flushes my spirit away
And I'll sit back and drop this line
Drift on the rolling waters formed before my time
And I'll sit back and write this rhyme
And sing to the starfish that dances in my mind.

A few others worth mentioning:

"Sitting On The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
"Here Comes The Sun" by The Beatles
"Little Wing" by Jimmy Hendrix
"Minuet in G" by J.S. Bach
"I Am The Sea" by The Who
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,211 Posts
"Orinoco flow" by Enya
http://www.mp3.com/tracks/849003/dl_streams.html

"Let me sail, let me sail,
let the orinoco flow,
Let me reach, let me beach
On the shores of Tripoli.
Let me sail, let me sail,
Let me crash upon your shore,
Let me reach, let me beach
Far beyond the Yellow Sea.

From Bissau to Palau - in the shade of Avalon,
From Fiji to Tiree and the Isles of Ebony,
From Peru to Cebu hear the power of Babylon,
From Bali to Cali - far beneath the Coral Sea.

From the North to the South,
Ebudæ into Khartoum,
From the deep sea of Clouds
To the island of the moon,
Carry me on the waves
To the lands I've never been,
Carry me on the waves
To the lands I've never seen.

We can sail, we can sail...
We can steer, we can near
With Rob Dickins at the wheel,
We can sigh, say goodbye
Ross and his dependencies
We can sail, we can sail.."
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
169 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Here's another...

Artist Name: Radiohead
Song name: Let Down

Transport, motorways and tramlines,
starting and then stopping,
taking off and landing,
the emptiest of feelings,
disappointed people, clinging on to bottles,
and when it comes it's so, so, disappointing.

Let down and hanging around,
crushed like a bug in the ground.
Let down and hanging around.

Shell smashed, juices flowing
wings twitch, legs are going,
don't get sentimental,
it always ends up drivel.
One day, I am gonna grow wings,
a chemical reaction,
hysterical and useless
hysterical and

let down and hanging around,
crushed like a bug in the ground.
Let down and hanging around.

Let down,
Let down,
Let down.

You know, you know where you are with,
you know where you are with,
floor collapsing, falling, bouncing back
and one day, I am gonna grow wings,
a chemical reaction, [You know where you are,]
hysterical and useless [you know where you are,]
hysterical and [you know where you are,]

let down and hanging around,
crushed like a bug in the ground.
Let down and hanging around.


PLAY SONG

This is a very beautiful, soothing song - some say it's the best Radiohead has ever produced, so please give it a listen! :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
46 Posts
"Let Down" is an amazing song, but it can get me really depressed sometimes.

Any Sigur Ros is great. Good for studying to as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
546 Posts
I don't know why really. But this song is soothing to me.

Under The Water
Merril Bainbridge
from the album: "The Garden"

I get confused when I'm tired
But the last time I saw you
We were in a room with
Sunshine in my eyes and
Water on the floor
I watched you float away
Take me with you

A long time ago we were
Walking around we were
Foolin' around in the garden
In the garden there

I saw you turn around
And still you turn around
My eyes are playing tricks on me
How I miss you
I could be your lover
Chained under the water
Under the water
I could be standing on a ladder
To make it easier
To make it easier

Your eyes are coloured stone
You've got an earing through your nose
Your chains are made of gold
I don't think they will float
But floating is what you do
That is beautiful
That is you

I could be your lover
Chained under the water
Under the water
I could be swimming out to save you
No other there would save you
To make it easier


I'll be your lover
Under the water
I could be standing
To make it easier

I could be your lover
I'll be your lover
Chained under the water
Under the water
Under the water


I could be stading on a ladder
I could be standing
To Make it easier
To Make it easier
To Make it easier

I could be swimming out to save you
Swimming out to save you
No other there would save you
To make it easier
To make it easier
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
I've always felt that the song "The Rose" by Bette Midler if you listen to the words fits us that suffer from SA. What do you think?

Some say love it is a river & you the tender reed.
Some say love it is a razor that leads your soul to bleed.
Some say love it is a hunger an endless soul you need.
I say love it is a flower & you it's only seed.
Its the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.
Its the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance.
It's the one that won't be taken who can't seem to dream.
And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live.
If the night has been too lonely & the road has been too long.
Don't you think that love is only for the lucky & the strong.
Just remember in the winter far beneath that bitter snow lies the seed that with the suns love in the spring becomes the rose...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
538 Posts
bobc2005 said:
I've always felt that the song "The Rose" by Bette Midler if you listen to the words fits us that suffer from SA. What do you think?.
:agree I secretly really like bette midler but I never tell anyone because once I said it to someone and I got laughed at which of course gave a huge anxiety attack. But there is one song of hers that I really love called "bed of roses" which is really soothing/depressing but you really have to hear her sing it to get the full impact, and there is one line (highlighted in red) that gets me everytime becuase it really sums up how my life feels to me:

Bette Midler: "Bed of Roses"

Long, long ago, where the tall grass grows
and the still air is sweet with summer flowers;
in the shade by the stream I would lie awake and dream,
and in dreaming I would while away the hours.

Long, long gone yesterday,
and the castle and the prince and the God to whom I prayed.
Well, I made, and I'm gonna lie in this bed of roses.
I'm tired of trying to be free.
Gonna lay down like a sigh in my bed of roses.
Bed of roses I believed my life would be.

Well, I wasted years,
all the useless, bitter tears.
If I'd known I'd have stopped it at the start.
I knew life was long,
and I knew life could go wrong,
but I never knew my life would break my heart.


Dreams die harder than pride.
I have learned my lesson well.
I will put them both aside.
'Cause I made and I'm gonna lie in this bed of roses.
I'm tired and I'm dying to be free.
Gonna lay down like a sigh in my bed of roses.
Bed of roses I believed my life would be.

Roses die, and all the fairy tales are lies,
and I guess that's just too bad for poor old me.
'Cause I made, and I'm gonna lie in my bed of roses.
Bed of roses I believed my life would be.
Bed of roses I believed my life would be.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
533 Posts
The Appleseed Cast - Sinking

I get the feeling that I’m sinking in you. Your hands go through me as I’m trying to think back on a better time. Like watching water in a rising tide. You’d not know me right now, you’d think that I was a man wanting to drown. Shaking words in my fists, pointing to all of the things that I won’t resist. Pouring out my heart and pouring one more drink to keep it calm. Because I
think I’ve hit the brink and this is all I can take, to keep going on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
362 Posts
A pretty typical pick, but here goes:

Led Zeppelin - Tangerine

Measuring a summer's day,
I only finds it slips away to grey,
The hours, they bring me pain.
Tangerine, Tangerine,
Living reflection from a dream;
I was her love, she was my queen,
And now a thousand years between.
Thinking how it used to be,
Does she still remember times like these?
To think of us again?
And I do.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top