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Featured Favorite Aspie-expressive song?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by JKG, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. JKG

    JKG Well-Known Member

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    Is there a song that captures how your life feels sometimes?

    Here's my favorite at present, since I've been dealing with meltdowns and brain crashes lately:
    Jem, "Just a Ride"; here's the youtube of the song: .

    Here are the words:

    "Just A Ride"

    Life, it's ever so strange
    It's so full of change
    Think that you've worked it out
    Then BANG
    Right out of the blue
    Something happens to you
    To throw you off course
    And then you

    Breakdown
    Yeah you breakdown
    Well don't you breakdown
    Listen to me
    Because

    It's just a ride, it's just a ride
    No need to run, no need to hide
    It'll take you round and round
    Sometimes you're up
    Sometimes you're down
    It's just a ride, it's just a ride
    Don't be scared
    Don't hide your eyes
    It may feel so real inside
    But don't forget it's just a ride

    Truth, we don't wanna hear
    It's too much to take
    Don't like to feel out of control
    So we make our plans
    Ten times a day
    And when they don't go
    Our way we

    Breakdown
    Yeah we breakdown
    Well don't you breakdown
    Listen to me
    Because

    It's just a ride, it's just a ride
    No need to run, no need to hide
    It'll take you round and round
    Sometimes you're up
    Sometimes you're down
    It's just a ride, it's just a ride
    Don't be scared
    Don't hide your eyes
    It may feel so real inside
    But don't forget it's just a ride

    Slowly, oh so very slowly
    Accept that
    There's no getting off
    So live it, just gotta go with it
    Coz this ride's, never gonna stop

    Breakdown
    Don't you breakdown
    No need to breakdown
    No need at all
    Because

    It's just a ride, it's just a ride
    No need to run, no need to hide
    It'll take you all around
    Sometimes you're up
    Sometimes you're down
    It's just a ride, it's just a ride
    Don't be scared now
    Dry your eyes
    It may feel so real inside
    But don't forget enjoy the ride
     
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  2. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member

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    "I Am A Rock" - By Paul Simon

    A winter's day
    In a deep and dark December;
    I am alone,
    Gazing from my window to the streets below
    On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
    I am a rock,
    I am an island.

    I've built walls,
    A fortress deep and mighty,
    That none may penetrate.
    I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
    It's laughter and it's loving I disdain.
    I am a rock,
    I am an island.

    Don't talk of love,
    But I've heard the words before;
    It's sleeping in my memory.
    I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
    If I never loved I never would have cried.
    I am a rock,
    I am an island.

    I have my books
    And my poetry to protect me;
    I am shielded in my armor,
    Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
    I touch no one and no one touches me.
    I am a rock,
    I am an island.

    And a rock feels no pain;
    And an island never cries.
     
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  3. Aspergirl4hire

    Aspergirl4hire Mage, Sage, Revolutionary

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    "Behind Blue Eyes" - although some verses are more true than others

    No one knows what it's like
    To be the bad man, to be the sad man
    Behind blue eyes

    No one knows what it's like
    To be hated, to be fated
    To telling only lies

    But my dreams, they aren't as empty
    As my conscience seems to be
    I have hours, only lonely
    My love is vengeance that's never free

    No one knows what it's like
    To feel these feelings like I do
    And I blame you

    No one bites back as hard
    On their anger, none of my pain and woe
    Can show through

    But my dreams, they aren't as empty
    As my conscience seems to be
    I have hours, only lonely
    My love is vengeance that's never free

    When my fist clenches, crack it open
    Before I use it and lose my cool
    When I smile, tell me some bad news
    Before I laugh and act like a fool

    And if I swallow anything evil
    Put your finger down my throat
    And if I shiver, please give me a blanket
    Keep me warm, let me wear your coat

    No one knows what it's like
    To be the bad man, to be the sad man
    Behind blue eyes


    Read more: Who - Behind Blue Eyes Lyrics | MetroLyrics
     
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  4. gregmcph

    gregmcph Well-Known Member

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    the song formerly known as

    i don't go to parties baby
    cos people tend to freak me out
    watch their lips you can work it out
    i can hear the words but i still don't know what it's all about

    you won't see me down the disco mama
    bright lights really hurt my eyes
    i'd rather stay and dance with you
    to the funky music playing on your stereo

    ooh ooh, things don't get no better
    better than you and new
    ooh ooh, things don't get no better
    better than you and me

    i don't go to concerts baby
    music's always up too loud
    cigarettes and alcohol get up my arse
    i always lose you in the crowd

    you won't see me tribal raving baby
    cos i won't ever look that good
    i'd rather dance in ugly pants in the comfort of a loungeroom in suburbia

    ooh ooh, things don't get no better
    better than you and me
     
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    If you ever get close to a human and human behavior
    Be ready, be ready to get confused and me and my here after
    There's definitely, definitely, definitely no logic to human behavior
    But yet so, yet so irresistible and me and my fear can
    And there is no map uncertain

    They're terribly, terribly, terribly moody of human behavior
    Then all of a sudden, turn happy and they and my here after
    But oh, to get involved in the exchange of human emotions
    Is ever so, ever so satisfying and they and my here on
    And there is no map and chair too

    Human behavior, human behavior
    Human behavior, human behavior

    And there is no map
    And a compass wouldn't help at all
    Yeah, uncertain

    Human behavior, human behavior
    Human behavior, human behavior
    Human behavior, human behavior
    Human behavior

    There's definitely, definitely, definitely no logic
    To human, to human, to human, to human
     
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  6. Iamarock

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    Since my user name is Iamarock, I guess you know what my song is.
     
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  7. Harrison

    Harrison The Mad Taoist

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    My favourite, good call Judge
     
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    Progster Gone sideways to the sun V.I.P Member

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    Here's one I like by Dream Theater: Solitary Shell



    He seemed no different from the rest
    Just a healthy normal boy
    His mama always did her best
    And he was daddy's pride and joy

    He learned to walk and talk on time
    But never cared much to be held
    and steadily he would decline
    Into his solitary shell

    As a boy he was considered somewhat odd
    Kept to himself most of the time
    He would daydream in and out of his own world
    but in every other way he was fine

    He's a Monday morning lunatic
    Disturbed from time to time
    Lost within himself
    In his solitary shell

    A temporary catatonic
    Madman on occasion
    When will he break out
    Of his solitary shell

    He struggled to get through his day
    He was helplessly behind
    He poured himself onto the page
    Writing for hours at a time

    As a man he was a danger to himself
    Fearful and sad most of the time
    He was drifting in and out of sanity
    But in every other way he was fine

    He's a Monday morning lunatic
    Disturbed from time to time
    Lost within himself
    In his solitary shell
     
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  9. royinpink

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    Got a bunch that capture how my life feels, so I'll try to pick the most 'aspie'...or at least the one that comes to mind first under that label.



    "Things The Grandchildren Should Know" - Eels

    I go to bed real early
    Everybody thinks it's strange
    I get up early in the morning
    No matter how disappointed I was
    With the day before
    It feels new

    I don't leave the house much
    I don't like being around people
    Makes me nervous and weird
    I don't like going to shows either
    It's better for me to stay home
    Some might think it means I hate people
    But that's not quite right

    I do some stupid things
    But my heart's in the right place
    And this I know

    I got a dog
    I take him for a walk
    And all the people like to say hello
    I'm used to staring down at the sidewalk cracks
    I'm learning how to say hello
    Without too much trouble

    I'm turning out just like my father
    Though I swore I never would
    Now I can say that I have love for him
    I never really understood
    What it must have been like for him
    Living inside his head

    I feel like he's here with me now
    Even though he's dead

    It's not all good and it's not all bad
    Don't believe everything you read
    I'm the only one who knows what it's like
    So I thought I'd better tell you
    Before I leave

    So in the end I'd like to say
    That I'm a very thankful man
    I tried to make the most of my situations
    And enjoy what I had
    I knew true love and I knew passion
    And the difference between the two
    And I had some regrets
    But if i had to do it all again
    Well, it's something I'd like to do

    (FYI, since his father is mentioned--this from wikipedia: "Mark Oliver Everett is the son of physicist Hugh Everett III, originator of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory and of the use of Lagrange multipliers for general engineering optimizations." and "Everett's father, Hugh, died of heart failure in 1982. His sister, Elizabeth, long troubled by schizophrenia, committed suicide in 1996, and in 1998 his mother, Nancy Everett née Gore, died of lung cancer.")
     
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  10. Nadador

    Nadador Against the current

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    This happens to be my all-time favourite song. I love that it stands out to you as Aspie-relevant as well. :)

    Here's mine. "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", originally released by Nina Simone and covered by many, but Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam's recent version is especially beautiful to me.




    People, do you understand me now?
    Sometimes I seem a little mad
    But don't you know that no one alive can always be an angel
    When things go wrong I seem a little sad

    But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

    You know, sometimes I'm so carefree
    With a joy that's hard to hide
    And sometimes it seems that all I have is worry
    And then you're bound to see my other side

    But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

    If I seem edgy, I want you to know
    That I never mean to take it out on you
    Life has its problems, and I get more than my share
    But that's one thing I never mean to do

    I don't mean it....

    People, don't you know I'm only human
    Don't you know I have faults like anyone
    But sometimes I find myself alone regretting
    Some little thing, some foolish thing that I have done

    But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

    Don't let me be misunderstood
    I'm just someone whose intentions are good
    Don't let me be misunderstood

    Don't let me be misunderstood
    Don't let me be misunderstood
     
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  11. JKG

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    This song has long been an anthem of sorts for the LGBT community, but much of it seems fitting for Aspies, too:



    Gloria Gaynor – I Am What I Am Lyrics
    "I Am What I Am"

    I am what I am
    I am my own special creation
    So come take a look
    Give me the hook or the ovation

    It's my world that I want to have a little pride in
    My world and it's not a place I have to hide in
    Life's not worth a dam
    Till you can say, hey world, I am what I am

    I am what I am
    I don't want praise, I don't want pity
    I bang my own drum
    Some think it's noise, I think it's pretty

    And so what if I love each feather and each bangle
    Why not try to see things from a different angle
    Your life is a sham
    Till you can shout out loud, I am what I am

    I am what I am
    And what I am needs no excuses
    I deal my own deck
    Sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces

    There's one life and there's no return and no deposit
    One life so it's time to open up your closet
    Life's not worth a dam
    Till you can say, hey world, I am what I am

    I am I am good
    I am I am strong
    I am I am somebody
    I am I do belong
    I am I do belong

    I am I am useful
    I am I am true
    I am I am worthy
    I am as good as you
    I am as good as you

    I am I am good
    I am I am strong
    I am I am somebody
    I am I do belong
     
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    Vnv nation- illusion. It sounds like a bit of a dark song but it reminds me that I am who I am and I shouldn't have to change because society thinks I should, and that I am never as alone as I feel.

    I know its hard to tell,
    How mixed up you feel,
    Hoping what you need is behind every door,
    Each time you get hurt, I don't want you to change,
    Cause everyone has hopes, you're human after all,
    The feeling sometimes wishing you were someone else,
    Feeling as though, you never belong,
    This feeling is not sadness, this feeling is not joy,
    I truly understand, please don't cry now,

    Please don't go, I want you to stay,
    I'm begging you please, please don't leave here,
    I don't want you to change, for all the hurt that you feel,
    This world is just illusion, trying to change you,

    Being like you are, well this is something else,
    Who would comprehend, but some that do lay claim,
    Divine purpose blesses them,
    That's not what I believe and it doesn't matter anyway,
    A part of your soul ties you to the next world,
    Or maybe to the last, but I'm still not sure,
    But what I do know is to us the world is different,
    As we are to the world, I guess you would know that,

    Please don't go, I want you to stay,
    I'm begging you please, please don't leave here,
    I don't want you to change, for all the hurt that you feel,
    This world is just illusion, trying to change you,

    Please don't go, I want you to stay,
    I'm begging you please, please don't leave here,
    I don't want you to change, for all the hurt that you feel,
    This world is just illusion, trying to change you,

    Oh please don't go, I want you to stay,
    I'm begging you please, oh please don't leave here,
    I don't want you to hate, for all the hurt that you feel,
    This world is just illusion, always trying to change you.
     
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    My ex used to say that "Ironic - Alanis Morisette" was all about me. I detested that, as I thought I understand irony.

    Anyway I won't hijack your thread.

    That would be my song.
     
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    Panic Attack by Dream Theater

    All wound up
    On the edge
    Terrified

    Sleep disturbed
    Restless mind
    Petrified

    Bouts of fear
    Permeate
    All I see

    Heightening
    Nervousness
    Threatens me

    I am paralyzed
    So afraid to die

    Caught off guard
    Warning signs
    Never show

    Tension strikes
    Choking me
    Worries grow

    Why do I feel so numb
    Is it something to do with where I come from
    Should this be fight or flight
    I don't know why I'm constantly so uptight

    Rapid heartbeat pounding through my chest
    Agitated body in distress
    I feel like I'm in danger
    Daily life is strangled by my stress

    A stifling surge
    Shooting through all my veins
    Extreme apprehension
    Suddenly I'm insane

    Lost all hope for redemption
    A grave situation desperate at best

    Why do I feel so numb
    Is it something to do with where I come from
    Should this be fight or flight
    I don't know why I'm constantly reeling

    Helpless hysteria
    A false sense of urgency
    Trapped in my phobia
    Possessed by anxiety

    Run
    Try to hide
    Overwhelmed by this complex delirium

    Helpless hysteria
    A false sense of urgency
    Trapped in my phobia
    Possessed by anxiety

    Run
    Try to hide
    Overwhelmed by this complex delirium
     
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    Ha, I was going to post this one. Dream Theater is really amazing.
     
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    Not the lyrics - just the title!

    "I want a new life" (Jim James)
     
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    abby normal Well-Known Member

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    people are strange
    when you're a stranger
    faces look ugly
    when you're alone
    [people] seem wicked
    when you're unwanted
    streets are uneven
    when you're down
    when you're strange
    faces come out of the rain
    when you're strange
    no one remembers your name
    when you're strange...
     
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    Trouble Child by Joni Mitchell







    Up in a sterilized room
    Where they let you be lazy
    Knowing your attitude's all wrong
    And you got to change
    And that's not easy
    Dragon shining with all values known
    Dazzling you-keeping you from your own
    Where is the lion in you to defy him
    When you're this weak
    And this spacey

    So what are you going to do about it
    You can't live life and you can't leave it
    Advice and religion you can't take it
    You can't seem to believe it
    The peacock is afraid to parade
    You're under the thumb of the maid
    You really can't give love in this condition
    Still you know how you need it

    They open and close you
    Then they talk like they know you
    They don't know you
    They're friends and they're foes too
    Trouble child
    Breaking like the waves at Malibu

    So why does it come as such a shock
    To know you really have no one
    Only a river of changing faces
    Looking for an ocean
    They trickle through your leaky plans
    Another dream over the dam
    And you're lying in some room
    Feeling like your right to be human
    Is going over too
    Well some are going to knock you
    And some'll try to clock you
    You know it's really hard
    To talk sense to you
    Trouble child
    Breaking like the waves at Malibu
     
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    My mind immediately went to I am a Rock, someone once told me that was like my theme song. But as it was mentioned already, I'll pick another:


    I feel like there is no need for conversation
    Some questions are better left without a reason
    And I would rather reveal myself than my situation
    Now and then I consider, my hesitation
    The more the light shines through me
    I pretend to close my eyes
    The more the dark consumes me
    I pretend I'm burning, burning bright

    I wonder if the things I did were just to be different
    To spare myself of the constant shame of my existence
    And I would surely redeem myself in my desperation
    Here and now I'll express, my situation

    [CHORUS (2)]

    There's nothing ever wrong but nothing's ever right
    Such a cruel contradiction
    I know I cross the lines its not easy to define
    I'm born to indecision
    There's always something new some path I'm supposed to choose
    With no particular rhyme or reason

    [CHORUS (2)]
     
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    wyverary Bare-footed hippie V.I.P Member

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