Favorite Song/Music Convo

I’m trying to keep this conversation going, with hope this music may prove beneficial to someone. Is this a fool’s errand?

I believe that Pink Floyd is the GOAT, with “Shine on you Crazy Diamond” the masterpiece. But today I’ll introduce a tune from their final original album, The Division Bell.

Submitted for your consideration, song “Coming Back to Life.” Sample lyrics:

Where were you when I was burned and broken?
While the days slipped by from my window watching
And where were you when I was hurt and I was helpless?
'Cause the things you say and the things you do surround me
While you were hanging yourself on someone else’s words
Dying to believe in what you heard
I was staring straight into the shining sun

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I love talking about music. But I do think music is a very personal experience and it’s usually hard to make others feel the same things we do when hearing or talking about songs.

I can also imagine some people having a hard time enjoying music with PFS if they’re suffering from serious anhedonia.

That said, more people should share their music discoveries and guilty pleasures on here!

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If dysfunction is a function,
If dysfunction is a function,
If dysfunction is a function,
then I must be some kind of
genius!

Cracks me up every time. Love the delightfully disturbing album cover as well.

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@Wintermoon
There’s a group I’d never heard of! Got a good beat, don’t know if I could dance to it! Ha, thanks buddy. Jim

PS: I agree about the anhedonia effect. For two years I did not enjoy even my most favorite tunes. Recently that changed, and I dream it could be the start of a recovery. Time will tell. Jim

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These were actually great picks, especially loved the first three songs.
I’ve been so addicted to heavily distorted guitars and insane drums that I sometimes forget how to get into great music that doesn’t focus on those things haha (which is a shame, because I’m missing out)

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I hope so for you too! I think music in general really goes a long way in helping the brain make new neural connections (or something like that). Sometimes I really sit and listen to music and not do anything else, really let it take me over.

I listen to a lot of video game music as well, I’ll probably add some of my faves here too later on.

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I am fond of Sonic, Mario, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and the likes video game music. Those are from back when the graphics were cartoon-ish. I dislike the modern graphics because they are too realistic for my preference. I grew up with the cartoon-ish graphics and miss them. I also miss the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Dream-cast, Game-cube, PS2, and the likes. You too?

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Yeah I enjoy a broad variety of music, I love EDM in general but appreciate a lot of melodic tracks too, indie folk styles like the Lumineers etc.

There’s so much great music out there new and old to discover.
One of the best music discovery features is on Spotify, if you like a song and hit go to song radio, it’ll list tons of songs similar to the style of the one you like.

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Hell yeah the golden age of video games! I still have my Super Nintendo and Gamecube. Those were the days!

I believe the realistic graphics encourage violence much more than the cartoon-ish graphics. I refuse to play games with realistic graphics.

I’ve mentioned my high regard for Pink Floyd. Another great tune is “Time.”

  • Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain
    You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today
    And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
    No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
    And you run, and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking
    Racing around to come up behind you again
    The sun is the same in a relative way but you’re older
    Shorter of breath and one day closer to death *

While I’m musing about time, here is another song titled “Time” this one by Alan Parsons Project.

  • Time, flowing like a river
    Time, beckoning me
    Who knows when
    We shall meet again, if ever
    But time keeps flowing
    Like a river to the sea
    Goodbye my love
    Maybe for forever
    Goodbye my love
    The tide waits for me
    Who knows when
    We shall meet again, if ever
    But time keeps flowing
    Like a river (on and on)
    To the sea, to the sea *

How much time do any of us have ahead of us?

For most, a full lifetime of misery and pain with faint hopes of recovery awaits… No one actually dies from PFS itself, so all the tomorrows become a sorrowful distressing existence, a life sentence of self-hatred for taking that poison.

Others refuse to accept that prison and take the only shortcut… and we mourn their decision. Time. A blessing or a curse? Jim

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Not many songs have time not only flex like a whore, but then to fall wanking to the floor…

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@Scotsman
I’m almost speechless! That Nina Simone song, I’d never have known of it if not for your post. Fuck. I loved it, thank you!

David Bowie’s tune was new also, and a worthy addition to the “Time-line” (see what I did there? Ha)

Thank you, Jim

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I tend to get tired of a songs lyrics when I hear them too often. I have come to prefer lyric-less instrumental music so that I can add my own lyrics.

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I’m really pleased that you liked my offerings. I love Nina Simone so I am really glad that you liked it.

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I’d be interested if you had any instrumental music which you have written lyrics for and were okay with sharing. I know that it has been done with some pieces of film music, like The Godfather, Cinema Paradiso, and even the British soap opera Eastenders…Anyone Can Fall In Love!

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Wow, how I really regret not writing them down. I guess I give myself too much credit because they really are more like rhyming mantras rather than lyrics anyway.