AA Theme Song

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AA Theme Song

Post by littlered2 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:48 pm

In another post (http://www.e-aa.org/forum/viewtopic.php ... 033#p70033) we started talking a bit about songs that help us through this... Mine's going to be Shake it Off by Florence. Ann2 had a ton of great examples, too.

What are your theme songs?

Here are the lyrics:

Florence And The Machine
Shake It Out lyrics

Regrets collect like old friends
Here to relive your darkest moments
I can see no way, I can see no way
And all of the ghouls come out to play

And every demon wants his pound of flesh
But I like to keep some things to myself
I like to keep my issues strong
It's always darkest before the dawn

And I've been a fool and I've been blind
I can never leave the past behind
I can see no way, I can see no way
I'm always dragging that horse around

And our love is pastured such a mournful sound
Tonight I'm gonna bury that horse in the ground
So I like to keep my issues strong
But it's always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah

I am done with my graceless heart
So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart
Cause I like to keep my issues strong
It's always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah

And given half the chance would I take any of it back
It's a fine romance but it's left me so undone
It's always darkest before the dawn

Oh woah, oh woah...

And I'm damned if I do and I'm damned if I don't
So here's to drinks in the dark at the end of my rope
And I'm ready to suffer and I'm ready to hope
It's a shot in the dark and right at my throat
Cause looking for heaven, found the devil in me
Looking for heaven, found the devil in me
Well what the hell I'm gonna let it happen to me

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh wo
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Re: AA Theme Song

Post by ann2 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:53 am

Check out 12 step radio, online and sharing recovery music 24/7 for some possible additions :-)

Here's my lyrics contribution today, from Steely Dan's "Any World I'm Welcome To"



I can hear your words
When you speak of what you are and have seen
I can see your hand
Reaching out through a shining daydream
Where the days and nights are not the same
Captured happy in a picture frame
Honey I will be there
Yes I'll be there

CHORUS
Any world that I'm welcome to
Any world that I'm welcome to
Any world that I'm welcome to
Is better than the one I come from

BRIDGE
I got this thing inside me
That's got to find a place to hide me
I only know I must obey
This feeling I can't explain away

I think I'll go to the park
Watch the children playing
Perhaps I'll find in my head
What my heart is saying
A vision of a child returning
A kingdom where the sky is burning
Honey I will be there
Yes I'll be there

CHORUS
Any world that I'm welcome to
Any world that I'm welcome to
Any world that I'm welcome to
Is better than the one I come from


Hugs!!

Ann
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Re: AA Theme Song

Post by PaigeB » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:58 pm

Runnin' Down a Dream by Tom Petty

It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down
I had the radio on, I was drivin'
Trees flew by, me and Del were singin' little Runaway
I was flyin'
[Chorus:]
Yeah runnin' down a dream
That never would come to me
Workin' on a mystery, goin' wherever it leads
Runnin' down a dream
I felt so good like anything was possible
I hit cruise control and rubbed my eyes
The last three days the rain was un-stoppable
It was always cold, no sunshine
[Chorus]
I rolled on as the sky grew dark
I put the pedal down to make some time
There's something good waitin' down this road
I'm pickin' up whatever's mine
[Chorus Out]
Step 6 is "AA's way of stating, the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime job... with most of them we shall have to be content with patient improvement." 12&12 Step Six, p.65

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Re: AA Theme Song

Post by Lali » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:42 pm

Cheers theme song

Making your way in the world takes everything you got,
Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot,

Wouldn't you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name
And you're always glad you came
You want to be where you can see, our troubles are all the same,
You want to be where everybody knows your name,

You want to go where people know, people are all the same
You want to go where everybody knows your name

Where everybody knows your name and they're always glad you came...


Somebody once pointed out the similarities of this song and the AA fellowship. Pretty cool, huh?

(Sorry for any typos - 1st time typing on this teeny weeny keyboard)
Step 1: I can't
Step 2: He can
Step 3: I think I'll let him

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Re: AA Theme Song

Post by Karl R » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:37 am

This one from Sugarland is on my phone.
Missed my alarm clock ringing
Woke up, telephone screaming
Boss man singing his same old song

Rolled in late about an hour
No cup of coffee, no shower
Walk of shame with two different shoes on

Now it is poor me, why me, oh me
Boring the same old worn out blah, blah story
There is no good explanation for it at all

Ain't no rhyme or reason
No complicated meaning
Ain't no need to over think it
Let go laughing

Life don't go quite like you planned it
We try so hard to understand it
Irrefutable, indisputable
The fact is psssh it happens

My trusty rusty had a flat
I borrowed my neighbor's Cadillac
I'll be right back
Going down to Wally World

That yellow light turned red too quickly
Knew that truck the moment it hit me
Out stepped my ex and his new girl
'Sorry 'bout your neck baby'

But it is poor me, why me, oh me
Boring the same old worn out blah, blah story
There is no good explanation for it at all

Ain't no rhyme or reason
No complicated meaning
Ain't no need to over think it
Let go laughing

Life don't go quite like you planned it
We try so hard to understand it
Irrefutable, indisputable
Fact is it happens
regards,
Karl

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