Songs That Get you by #2

So, in continuing with the whole “songs” that you listen to when you are dealing with an episode, or even if you don’t have a mental illness, songs that bring you joy when you’re a bit down.

This day’s song is: “You” by Candlebox

The song, as it is sung, and the lyrics in general, is clearly about drug addiction.  I first came across the song when it was featured in the movie “Foxfire.”  It starred Angelina Jolie, and since I was a bit obsessed with her at the time, naturally I watched it… and it was actually really good.  It’s still on my list of favorite movies.

The song itself and the beat of it are mesmerizing.  I can close my eyes and just listen without actually hearing the lyrics.  It makes perfect sense to me to use it that way since I never did any hard drugs.  Another one of their hits, “Far Behind,” is a song I listen to when I’m on an upswing.

Another thing I relate to this song (even though it was not intended to be this way at all), is that drugs don’t have to be illegal to become dependent on them.  I often think about how I’m a slave to my medications.  I take 7 of them.  I also have a large enough container to put otc meds in it like aleve, zantac, benedryl, etc.

So, I find this song quite powerful.  If I’m in a state of despair, it helps to listen to a song that reminds me it could be worse.


About I.V.

39 year old woman with Schizoaffective, Bipolar type. I'm also intelligent, mostly positive, fandom junkie. Oh, and I have two cats: Zim and Gir... they're 13. So... fandom junkie? Ah, yes. Supernatural, Merlin, Buffy tvs, Angel the series, LOTR, Harry Potter, old x-files. I also like anime and and Manga. farvorite anime? Vampire Knight... and it cannot be dubbed! I also like plenty of others, I think of Elfin Leid when I say that... oh, and Blood+. Favorite Manga? Junjou Romantica, Vampire Knight, Loveless, Gravitation. I like the anime for these as well if they have it. Books: Dune, Good Omens, HP, LOTR, The Hunger Games, Wicked, the Southern Vampire Series, Snow Crash, American Gods, Pride and Prejudice, comics. Movies: The Boondock Saints, LOTR, HP series, Girl Interupted, SLC Punk, Walk Hard: the Dewie Cox Story, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Foxfire, Empire Records, Star Wars (only episodes 4-6), Iron Man (both of them), Thor (1&2), The Avengers Video Games: Dragon Age 1,2 and Inquisition, Kingdoms of Amalur, Little Big Planet, Star Ocean. I also love watching other people play Mass Effect, Dead Space and all the above mentioned games Oh, and I love Sushi :)
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