Some songs many of us can relate to

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  1. RiverSmoothStone

    RiverSmoothStone Fapstronaut

    Bastille's come out with some pretty sweet music recently. Check out "Doom Days" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOX30CHr4JY) and "Grip" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMlCPQVbsFc) if you haven't yet. Interestingly, "Doom Days" explicitly mentions porn as a societal problem and "Grip" seems to be about fighting addiction in general (and is quite representative of my own struggles with porn).

    Are there other songs that explicitly describe porn as a problem? Are there any songs that you think do a good job of representing your battle with porn?
     
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  2. debaser

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    I can’t think about any about poem specifically. But a song with lyrics I like that captures a side of pornography in my mind is “Identikit” -Radiohead.

    Specifically the lyrics:
    “Sweet-faced one’s with nothing left inside
    That we all can love

    Pieces of a rag doll mankind
    That we can create

    When I see you messing me around
    I don’t want to know”

    Couldn’t tell you what it’s about specifically, it’s meant to be ambiguous. But I just see it as us exploiting people for their natural beauty while ignoring what lead them to that decision (objectification in a nutshell) , and at the same time getting them to fall down further and further.
     
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  3. wethebest

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    Yea but not about porn. But sbout the struggle
     
  4. Infrasapiens

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    Once In A Lifetime by The Talking Heads. It reminds me of how everything was good and I ruined everything.
     
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  5. bken

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    Californication by the RHCP mentions porn explicitely. Great satirical song.
     
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  6. Deadlihood

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    Deadlihood by Sixx:A.M.
     
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    Sirens by The Gray Havens


    Hold on my heart
    You once were full and sang of grace
    Hold on
    One taste of the sound
    From the sirens in the water
    And I'm thinking I should get out
    The sharpest sword and suit of armor
    So I can be ready to strike
    But I pause, one more time
    One last taste of the sound
    Then I'll cut these sirens down
    But as they sang, I forgot
    They were death, so I brought them my heart
    To be filled, and I followed them
    No trace could I find
    Of any joy the sirens promised
    They had found a way with a lie
    To turn what's good and should be wanted
    Into what is highest above all desires and loves
    Til my heart would obey
    Whatever it wants whatever it takes
    To feel alive and set free
    Only bound to the sea
    Where the sirens are leading me on
    Hold on
    Hold on, my heart
    You once were full and sang of grace
    Hold on
    Hold on, my heart
    You've tasted joy that's more than this
    Hold on
    Hold on, my heart
    You once were full and sang of grace
    Hold on
    Hold on, my heart
    You've tasted joy that's more than this
    Hold on
     
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  8. RiverSmoothStone

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    That song has some kind of lyrics. I definitely can see a theme of objectification in the song, too. Using porn definitely makes me feel like I'm going to the "sweet-faced ones" and treating them like they have nothing inside.

    You know, I've known about this song for a while, but I always assumed it was about embracing the Hollywood lifestyle, rather than satirizing it. I'm glad I took the time to listen to it!

    Not my jam musically, to be honest, but thanks for sharing! The lyrics are pretty great, though, and definitely relevant.

    This is a good song! The siren imagery is, of course, very appropriate.
     
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  9. Deadlihood

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    Bullshit, @phoenix9. Sixx:A.M. is everyone’s music.

    Listen to:

    Life is Beautiful
    Lies of the Beautiful People
    This is Gonna Hurt

    Private Parts (by James Michael, the lead singer)



    Also, listen to You Make Me Sick by Egypt Central.
     
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  10. RiverSmoothStone

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    @Deadlihood, that's good music, but it's not what I'm looking for out of my music. I definitely like their lyrics (especially on Lies of the Beautiful People and Private Parts), though. Still, I use music mostly for relaxing or for bouncing (I wanted to say "dancing" but I don't think anything that I do can properly be called dancing...) and Sixx: A.M. doesn't scratch either of those itches for me.
     
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  12. Max Fisher

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    @debaser how did you not pick the Pixies?
     
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    Sure Feels Right is a relaxing song, at least by my standards.
     
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    Not any Pixies songs that remind me of porn specifically. I guess Debaser should lol. Pixies are more for when life feels off in general for me. “I Bleed” “Cactus” “Where is...” and “Monkey...” come to mind.

    I had the pixies song in mind when I made the name, but I first thought of it because of the chorus from “Saturnz Barz” - Gorillaz.
     
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  15. SuperFan

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    Red's song "Of These Chains" just wrecks me. It doesn't speak of porn specifically, but it speaks of letting go of something you know is destructive, but still feels so painful to lose.

    I'm breaking free / but of these chains, let this one remain ...


     
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  16. RiverSmoothStone

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    The second verse is killer! "I can still feel you here / now in this cage / every link, another piece of you I saved. / Afraid to open up the door / to who I was before / and if I let go of these chains / now will I float away? / Can I just hold on?"

    It nails that mix of nostalgia and hatred that I feel towards porn. There's that crazy contrast between wanting to keep it around and wanting it to be gone forever and this song really hits that feeling on the head. Great recommendation.
     
  17. SuperFan

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    Glad you liked it man! Yeah, Red is one of my favorites by a mile. They put out some great, meaningful music. You might like this one by them, too.

    What I fear and what I've tried / Words I say and what I hide / All the pain, I want it to end / But I want it again

     
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    Great lyrics again, but the music is a bit too...intense...for my taste.

    @Fausterity, that's a good one! I like the silver coil metaphor. Porn looks all shiny and great, but it's awfully restrictive...
     
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