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November 3rd, 2004

I need you guys help @ 10:45 pm

I'm currently feelin: sleepy sleepy
I'm currently hearin: watchin law and order

Im writing a paper for my writing class at school. I choose the topic of
"The healing abilities and Benifits that Music has on peoples well being"
I need help, i want everyones in put on how music effect your life, the "benifits" it brings to your life. your input is greatly appretated!
this is my opinion on how music effects my life just so you know where im coming from.

Music gives me a voice. It is a common bond that you can find to talk to anyone about. No matter the mood your in you have that certain song you need to hear, that album that can pull you through your day. When your feeling at your lowest you have the lyrics from your fav band(I know that sound corney but you all know im right). For example if im angry I listen to my favorite band Metallica, and after a short time im fine, it makes me happy to lose my self in the music. If im happy I'll listen to Bob Marley. If i want to sing out loud while driving in my car I'll listen to greenday or U2. two hours at a good concert lets you forget about life for a while and get lost in the music. Music is just such a big part of my life, I definatly belive that music heals,teaches,inspires,and gives us all a place to belong. "When I got the music, I got a place to go" Rancid
Theres so much more i could write but im tired and sick and trying to pull my paper together so any imput you guys would like to share with me would be so great. Thanks

Cheers- Karen
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Date:November 3rd, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC)
I'll give you my story on how U2 has helped me through life, I believe that is what you are looking for.

My Junior year in high school started out rough. A lot of my friends stopped talking to me for one reason or another. It seemed I couldn't deal with school work, part-time job, boy scouts, and enjoying life. That ended in late October of 2000. While at a local record store I saw a display with U2 cd's. Their new album, All That You Can't Leave Behind, was coming out in a couple of weeks. That night I purchased The Joshua Tree.

That started an amazing transformation in my life. The lyrics and thoughts of both albums, The Joshua Tree and ATYCLB, gave me new insights in life. They were lyrics to comfort me in those tough moments, to guide me in tough decisions, and to celebrate my successes.

Since then I now own every U2 album on CD (I am working on vinyls), I have seem them twice during the Elevation Tour (by skipping school and waiting in line in Providence I was inside the heart). I now eagerly await HTDAAB and the ensuing tour.

I hope this helps. It is hard to put every detail down into words.
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Date:November 3rd, 2004 08:57 pm (UTC)


Thanks, no thats perfect. Thanks for sharing that. U2 is one of the greatest bands and i can not wait for their new album. I love all there music, well there are a few songs i dislike lol but thats not my point ATUCLB was such an amazing album lyrically i cant wait to hear whats next!
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Date:November 3rd, 2004 08:51 pm (UTC)
Music is cathartic. Through it, we can allow ourselves to feel emotions we otherwise would not even recognize. It brings out every emotion in its rawest form, whether that be joy, sorrow, fury, or anything and everything in between. If the music has lyrics, the words speak to you on a level that mere human conversation has no hope of reaching. If it is instrumental, the music guides you through your own mind and heart, sorting and searching, healing and enjoying.
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Date:November 3rd, 2004 08:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks you, i love when people explain things so much better than i ever could. : )
Date:November 4th, 2004 06:23 am (UTC)
If you want to talk LITERAL healing abilities........
music has been shown to affect our brain waves, and therfore our mood. when someone is ill and they listen to, for example, tool, their body reacts in a way that makes them tense and releases adrenaline and toxins into their system. when I got into a car crash when I was 16 I had really severe whiplash........and after a day, for some reason all I could listen to was "Joshua Tree".........and at my one week check the doctor said how impressed he was with my recovery. Even then, I attributed it to me laying around all day vegging out to "Joshua Tree" but I know now that it probably REALLY had an effect.......their music and Bonos voice soothe me like no other and probably actually aided in my being able to keep my mind in the right space to heal better.

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