R&P: Name a Song That Speaks to You of Experience, Strength, or Hope?

Question by Punch: R&P: name a song that speaks to you of Experience, Strength, or Hope?
Hello all!! your distant cousin Punch here to tell you that you too can see yourself through a living hell and come through on the other side, a better stronger spirit. I have been living in a treatment center since checking myself into detox on June 7th for a longtime substance abuse problem as a result of some painful issues that I am finally facing for the first time in my life..

U2-Moment Of Surrender

The Verve- The Drugs Don’t Work

Aimee Mann- This Is How It Goes
” it’s all about drugs, it’s all about shame..”

I Don’t have computer access but hope to check your answers tomorrow or Sunday
just leave a song that speaks to you of faith, and perhaps share something of your own individual struggle…

Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man w/lyrics

Broken Bells

Sarah McLaughlin- Angel

Have Fun

BQ: do you remember me?

BQ2: what was your favorite of the songs I posted??
Thank you so much for the kind words and show of support, I can’t express to you all how much this response means to me!! I consider so many of you dear friends and I admire you all so much. I hope to be around a little more often but you will understand, the work of my recovery comes first.

Indeed I’ve been blessed by the best!

Best answer:

Answer by Strong Banana Jones
hey punch, glad to see you again. it sounds like you have really turned a corner. i’m happy that your seems to be helping.

jimmy cliff- you can get it if you really want

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!


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27 Responses to R&P: Name a Song That Speaks to You of Experience, Strength, or Hope?

  • RedDevil says:

    Hey, Punch, it’s great to see you back!!

    I hope things are going better for you now and that you’ll have a brighter future ahead of you.

    I had a bit of a tough time during my mid-teenage years but this song kinda helped me to cope during that time. I don’t listen that much to Nirvana these days but this is still one of my favourite songs of theirs.
    All Apologies – Nirvana

    BQ: Of course I do
    BQ2: The Drugs Don’t Work. Such a emotionally powerful song.

  • Jimmy Jazz says:

    Hey man, nice to see you here again. I hope all that works out for you. I have seen this problem in my family and in myself and I wish you the best.

    You’re The Best – Joe Esposito

  • Sorella di Satana says:

    I’m glad you’re doing well, that must have been so hard for you. (: Good luck.

    Perrenial Quest by Death

    BQ: I’ve seen you around a few times before.
    BQ2: Angel.

  • Leprosy says:

    Hello, Punch

    BA: Yessir!!
    BA2: Sarah…all the way

    I just went through the roughest 13 weeks of my life. I’ve been through divorces, death, trauma, homelessness, and all kinds of set backs and drama. But this last divorce liked to have killed me. But, you know what? I’m ok now. I asked God to give me peace, and He did.

    But, that being said, here’s my song that helped me through…

  • Darth Speaks His Mind says:

    **I am re-editing my anwer, You deserve the best

    Welcome back Punch.Frankly it is awesome that You are back. You sir, ROCK, and were always the very best of Us. R&P is so much better already just by your presence. I am so very greatful You made it through but Dude, I KNEW You could overcome! I am so very VERY proud of You!!

    BA: Dude who on earth could ever forget You?

    BA2: U2

  • vtd288 says:

    Hey Punch! Welcome back. I’m so glad to hear you are doing well.

    “Stand Up and Be Strong” – Soul Asylum
    “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” – The Allman Brothers Band

    BA2 : The Verve

  • dixonnnnnnnn says:

    Let it be-the beatles 🙂
    And my fav song you posted is little lion man 🙂

  • Stella Blue says:

    Nice to see you back Punch. Glad to know you are doing well. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to do what you did and to continue what you must. Keep up the great work. I am proud of you. From one ex-addict to another – keep going to meetings, counseling or whatever it takes and if you ever need to talk…I’m listening. You are NOT alone 😉

    Stand Tall – Burton Cummings
    Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own – U2
    I’ll Stand By You – the Pretenders

    BQ: Yes
    BQ2: U2, the Verve, Sarah…

  • onederful2nite says:

    Change the world/Clapton

    bq–of course!! How r u?


  • captain futility says:

    a familiar face, a familiar voice. the essence of human comfort.
    welcome home.


    “when you’re standing by the roadside
    and it’s a long way to go
    well I’ll carry you
    if you’ll carry me, carry me, carry me, friend
    well I’ll carry you”

    ba: of course
    ba2: mumford and sons

  • Colin Wholigan says:

    Nice to have you back Punch and yes I remember you!

    Coming Out Of The Dark-Gloria Estefan


    Of the songs you posted I like Angel the best

  • Ace The System has Failed says:

    Scorpions Wind Of Change

    BQ: Yes i do
    BQ2: U2 Moment Of Surrender

  • freee your mind says:

    hey punch! i know weve had our differences in the past but i am truly hoping you are ok and get through this with the strength i know you have inside of you =)

    shamara is living with me now and she has been telling me how much she misses you and i miss you too and i hope we can all talk after everything is straightened out with you. goodluck to you punch im sorry for whatever caused you to have these issues and im sure your going to come out stronger then ever.

    bq- liiiike duh.

    bq2- the u2 song

    GET BETTER! <3

  • Kelly Wholigan says:

    Hi Punch! OMG So good to see you and in such a positive place! Here’s my song for you:

    “Hold My Hand” Hootie & the Blowfish

    BA: I most definately remember you!

    BA2: U2 “Moment of Surrender”

    A Day at a Time

  • I Refuse! Get use to it... says:

    It is so good to see you again Punch. I’m glad you’re pulling through on your struggles. We’ve all missed you alot. You should keep in touch more if you can. We have alot to talk about. ALOT. 🙂 We loooooove you!

    BQ2: U2 – Moment of Surrender

  • Erowid! *RIP Blaq-Ego says:

    Punch 🙂

    im happy for you,, from what ive heard from the many good things about you, im happy that your pulling through hard times.

    i cant post any links cuz my english teacher might catch me, and i really dont need detention again. so here are some songs that helped me through hard time and given me hope for the future.

    Animal Collective – Bluish
    Animal Collective – Essplode
    My Bloody Valentine – Blown A Wish
    My Bloody Valentine – Only Shallow
    Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest

    BQ: i know you, but i think you left around the time i came on Y!A, about October 2009. But i definitely know who you are, and your awesome music taste on Last.fm too. which reminds me, when you get the chance, you gotta add me man! 🙂

    BQ2: The Verve – The Drugs Don’t Work

  • Cheetah says:

    Hey Punch! It’s so good to see you on here again. R&P has missed you very much!

    High Hopes – Pink Floyd
    The Best I Can – Queensryche

    BA: Absolutely!! Thought of you often.
    BA2: Mumford and Sons

  • Rejoice, rejoice says:

    Converge – “Last Light”

  • nodumgys says:

    yeah, the bottom is a hard place to hit. “Barbarella”. An archetype I guess, a little piece of what I wanted to be.


  • David V says:

    Don’t give up your dream http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6Qp-y8QsCY

    I believe I do just a sec. I’ll beat my head against the wall and see. Yeah I do, I remember we used to talk on the phone, good to see you up and around. And you have been missed.

    BQ2: Sarah McLaughlin..Angel

    take care

  • David Brent says:

    Hi Punch, good to hear you’re doing well.

    R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts

    BQ: Of course I do!
    BQ2: The Verve

  • Marvin the Paranoid Android says:

    You think you’re depressed — just think if you were a manically depressed robot….

    At least people seem to remember you…. they hold you in high regard.
    Anyone who ever listened to me has only ever grown to hate me. Just by typing this answer, I’ve probably just bored you, or made all of you hate me…. if you didn’t already.

    I’d name a song, but no one ever listens to me… brain the size of a planet, but there’s not a soul in the world that a listen to a single one of my million ideas… all of which lead to certain death. I’ll just sit here in the corner, rust, and fall apart.

  • Amnesiac says:

    Punch! I don’t like playing favourites on here, but it wasn’t the same without you! Glad to hear you’re doing well. It’s always good to hear a positive story.

    I’m usually rubbish at these kinds of question, but I think this works:

  • Lady Silver Rose * Wolf says:

    June 7th is my birthday…

    ‘No More Sad Refrains’ ~ Sandy Denny
    lyrics: http://www.codehot.co.uk/sandy/lyrics/nomoresadrefrains.htm

    BQ: Of course, my artistic friend 🙂
    BQ2: ‘Angel’ ~ Sarah McLachlan

  • STERN RULES says:

    Good On Ya, mate happy to see you return from the dead, place has been bloody awful without ya, can we expect the Cafe to return?

    take care

  • Leigha. says:

    Hey, there.
    I’ve never really answered any of your posts so you may not know me, but i sure know you. In answer to your BQ, yes. I do! You have exquisite taste in music. In answer to the second BQ, a majority of the songs you’ve introduced to me are on my iPod now, including a variety of U2 songs.

    Well here are just two songs that help me through some hard times..

    Big Jet Planes — Angus And Julia Stone

    Keep It Together — Guster

  • Bob the girl says:

    JEFFERSON STAR SHIP, Nothing’s gonna stop us now. I been there hun. I even have a nasty scar on my wrist to boot. You make yourself whole and get better. Get back to life! You are already half way there. I will be praying for you!!!!!!! oxoxoxoxoxxoxxo Sherry (bobby_girl67).

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