A Musical Journey

A Musical Journey of Recovery

I feel that some songs resonate with the 12 Steps of recovery:

  • I am humbled and inspired by the enduring vision painted in "Image", by John Lennon.
  • Sting's "Message in a Bottle" is the cry for Help from people who are still suffering.  "Save Our Souls!" they cry out.
  • "Home by the Sea", by Phil Collins.  No song I have heard yet resonates more strongly with how [insane] I was before finding the 12 steps of recovery; the feeling of "family", and "comfort of home" I feel at most meetings; the process of purging the ghosts of my previous life; the unconditional love poured out by people sitting down and listening to each other with such patience and understanding.  The music has an eery style, so much like the mystery of how Alcoholics Anonymous works.
  • "The Power of Love", by Frankie Goes to Hollywood says, "Purge the Soul.  Make Love your goal." Not only a death-defying process, but a path to unimagineable freedom and happiness. So simple and so powerful.
  • "Welcome to my World", by Jim Reeves (also sung by Elvis Presley).  All you have to do is knock, and your door to recovery, and maybe a few miracles will open. 
  • "Hurts so Good", by John Mellencamp.

Imagine - John Lennon

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one


The Musical Journey:

Help Me

Help Me! I have a problem with the Bottle How many people are there out feeling like this castaway, and needing help?

Message in a Bottle Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh Another lonely day, with no one here but me, oh More...

Home By The Sea

Welcome to the Home by the Sea Listening to Phil Collins singing this song gives me that homecoming feeling of being welcomed to a 12 step meeting, sitting down, and listening to others tell their journey, reliving their lives --  through sorrow,...

Love

The Power of Love
Aye, feels like fire
I'm so in love with you
Purge the soul
Make love your goal
[1]-The power of love
A force from above
Cleaning my soul
Flame on burn desire
Love with tongues of fire
...

Miracles

All 12 step programs make promises and the deliver miracles like those of Alcoholics Anonymous . All you have to do is knock, and your door to recovery will open.
Welcome To My World of Miracles

Welcome to My World Welcome to my...

Higher Power

A Higher Power is Hidden in Us All
This song is about the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The angel opens her eyes in birth, and closes them in death. The angel is both a symbol of the divine and of life, and the living people themselves (eyes...

Starting Anew

Starting Anew
 
Come let us go a-roaming!
  The world is all our own,
And half its paths are still untrod,
  And half its joys unknown.
The way that leads to winter
  Will lead to summer too,
For all the roads end...

Friends of Mine

These Friends of Mine in Recovery
I am overwhelmed with gratitude every time I listen to Lisa Crawley's beautiful song and reflect upon the many Anonymous people that have helped me on my journey of recovery.
Addiction is a lonely place to be....

Hurts so Good

Recovery Rocks!!!
With love to my Sweet Angel from Heaven, a gift of recovery, from Popeye!
John Mellencamp

Hurts So Good
When I was a young boy,
Said put away those young boy ways
Now that I'm...

God Is In People

The Kingdom of God is Among You
A wonderful way of life is available to everyone, free for the taking. 
You don't even have to believe in god.  Simply work on Step 2 .
Charlie Chaplin Speaks Out
Charlie Chaplan is famous for his...

Finding God

Finding God, without Conversion
The word "God " has religions connotations. This frightens most people who are looking for a solution to their addiction. Many people suffering from addiction either hate religion, or are frightened of it.
If you...

I Just Had To Let It Go

The journey of recovery has moved me away from material pursuits and seeking instant gratification.
These are now secondary to the adventure of trying to make the world a better place .

Watching the Wheels
People...

My Sweet Lord

George Harrison was a tremendously spiritual person. Materially successful to a degree that most of us could never even imagine he realised that there was much more to life. After his realisation that material success was hollow, and his subsequent...