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KrypticKat

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What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« on: May 15, 2017, 10:07:05 AM »
I learned from a very wise widow there are 4 things needed to process grief: community (support),  story telling (talking about it), sound and movement. I find music is great for those tough moments. Sometimes it's songs about loss, frustration or songs that remind me of him. What songs do you find helpful?

For me some I like are:

Good Grief- Bastille
Son of a Bitch- Nathaniel and the Night Sweats
I'm Gonna Love You- Meghan Trainor
Whose Gonna Kiss You When I'm Gone- John Legend
Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd
Fix You- The Off Spring

marjoe

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 05:19:36 PM »
I'll bite.

Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
Going Mental - Ramones
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Hey, Joe - Jimi Hendrix
Sunday, Bloody Sunday - U2
Teenage Lobotomy - Ramones (you see a trend here?)

Marsha

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 05:35:10 PM »
This one.  Only and always this one. 

Phosphorescent, Song for Zula:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcdOLKx2XG8

KrypticKat

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 08:08:17 PM »
All awesome songs. Going to have to add these to my playlist.

swilson

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 06:29:47 AM »
I'll have to check some of these on YouTube. I submit "Comfortably numb" by Pink Floyd.
~ she's gone to Heaven so I've got to be good, so I can see my baby when I leave this world ~

Catnip

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 12:15:00 PM »
Now and Forever
 -Carole King

Now and forever, you are a part of me
And the memory cuts like a knife
Didn't we find the ecstasy, didn't we share the daylight
When you walked into my life

Now and forever, I'll remember
All the promises still unbroken
And think about all the words between us
That never needed to be spoken

We had a moment, just one moment
That will last beyond a dream, beyond a lifetime
We are the lucky ones
Some people never get to do all we got to do
Now and forever, I will always think of you

Didn't we come together, didn't we live together
Didn't we cry together
Didn't we play together, didn't we love together
And together we lit up the world

I miss the tears, I miss the laughter
I miss the day we met and all that followed after
Sometimes I wish I could always be with you
The way we used to do
Now and forever, I will always think of you
Now and forever, I will always be with you
You left and forgot to tell my heart how to live without you.

Laura1017

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 03:32:24 PM »
The World Spins Madly On - The Weepies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApInErMBGbA
"I will see you again, in another life, when we are both cats"

MeAndTheKids

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 06:20:08 PM »
'You Learn to Live Without' from the musical If/Then (sung by Idina Menzel)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgyk3BES6nI


klim

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 05:12:50 PM »
only one song"in the arms of an angel" Sarah McLauchlin

my niece sang it DH's memorial
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oneoftwo

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 08:09:06 PM »
utter silence
didnt turn on the radio in the car for about 18 months.

But this song came to me immediately and we played it at his memorial

The Proclaimers- Sunshine on Leith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmELS03_4So

KrypticKat

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 08:57:18 PM »
Another good show tune is For Good from wicked. I know it's two sister friends singing about their relationship but I resonate with it because my husband changed me with his love and being a part of my life. <3

Monique

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2017, 09:01:01 PM »
I heard this one today and completely lost it...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rtOvBOTyX00

Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I'm afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt, suddenly goes away somehow

One step closer

I have died everyday, waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything, take away
What's standing in front of me
Every breath, every hour has come to this

One step closer

I have died everyday, waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed, I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me, I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

One step closer
One step closer

I have died everyday, waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed, I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me, I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more
Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while." --The Princess Bride

Monique

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2017, 09:04:15 PM »
A few others on my list:

All Of Me- John Legend (should have been our wedding song)
If I Die Young- The Band Perry
Just A Dream- Carrie Underwood
Free Bird- Lynyrd Skynyrd
Photographs and Memories- Jim Croce
Behind Blue Eyes- The Who
Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while." --The Princess Bride

KrypticKat

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2017, 06:54:23 PM »
Just found this great artist on the east coast of Canada named Christine Campbell. Her new album is a great grief soundtrack. I particularly love the songs Butterfly and Nobody Cares. Worth a listen.

Sweetpea83

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Re: What's Your Grief Soundtrack?
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2017, 10:54:01 PM »
I found a song by Brett Eldridge that makes me cry is "Go on Without Me".  Had the CD for a year and never noticed it (was the last song so I probably turned the CD off by then). It's a tear-jerker, but a good one. 

I also like:
Midnight Rider- Allman Brothers
Free Bird- Lynyrd Skynyrd
Can't Always get What you Want- Rolling Stones
Wild Horses- Rolling Stones