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Devon

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I wonder who else feels the same, sometimes when listening to songs
I find the lyrics particularly appropriate to how I feel.

I don't mean the artist wrote the song specifically for me but that the lyrics seem to express just how I feel but am often unable to express to "sane people"

Simon & Garfunkel seem to have a particular resonance with me & what it seems they are trying to say.

or maybe I'm just a looney who thinks it always has to be about me :D
 
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No you're not alone. During my periods of psychosis songs played a real significant role for me, sometimes increasing my thoughts, but sometimes as you say a comfort. One particular favourite that helped me was 'Don't give up' by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, excellent song!!!

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Ainsworth

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linkin park does that for me, some of the other songs are in my journel, music is powerful stuff as well as a comfort :)
 
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Unfortunately sometimes it can go both ways.

When I'm feeling paranoid the words can sometimes reinforce the feelings in a sort of "See ! Even the song says I'm right. They are out to get me!" way.
 
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Unfortunately sometimes it can go both ways.

When I'm feeling paranoid the words can sometimes reinforce the feelings in a sort of "See ! Even the song says I'm right. They are out to get me!" way.
I've so had that!!! For years the boundaries between my internal and external realities were blurred to say the least!!!
 
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Unfortunately sometimes it can go both ways.

When I'm feeling paranoid the words can sometimes reinforce the feelings in a sort of "See ! Even the song says I'm right. They are out to get me!" way.
they can but imo thats because we need them to, they make us feel that the emotion we are feeling is justified and in someway taken and so accepted. it can be done with alot of things, especially reading stuff.

does that make sense :unsure:
 
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Undoubtedly, paranoia can distort our sense of reality and our perceptions.

I find having a friend/carer to try and anchor you in the real world and reflect back can help to stop the feelings running away with you.
 
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