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    Old 10-11-2004, 07:01 PM   #1
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    Question songs about eating disorders??

    I'm doing my senior theme on eating disorders to let people know the dangers of it and share my experience and how its effecting my life but i need some songs to go on my presentation does anyone have any ideas?? Thanks~Steph

     
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    Old 10-11-2004, 08:21 PM   #2
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    Re: songs about eating disorders??

    Steph
    This isn't necessarily a song that puts a negative twist on the ED world but it makes people think. The song "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera. It kind of talks about the struggles but it also talks about how we are all beautiful no matter what but that it is really hard to see. Here are the lyrics. Good luck!

    Don't look at me Every day is so wonderful
    And suddenly, it's hard to breathe
    Now and then, I get insecure
    From all the fame, I'm so ashamed

    I am beautiful no matter what they say
    Words can't bring me down
    I am beautiful in every single way
    Yes, words can't bring me down
    So don't you bring me down today

    To all your friends, you're delirious
    So consumed in all your doom
    Trying hard to fill the emptiness
    The piece is gone and the puzzle undone
    That's the way it is

    You are beautiful no matter what they say
    Words won't bring you down
    You are beautiful in every single way
    Yes, words won't bring you down

     
    Old 10-11-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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    Re: songs about eating disorders??

    4St 7lbs by Manic Street Preachers

    Days since I last ******.
    Cheeks sunken and despaired.
    So gorgeous sunk to six stone.
    Lose my only remaining home.
    See my third rib appear.
    A week later all my flesh disappear.
    Stretching taut, cling-film on bone.
    I'm getting better.

    Karen say's I've reached my target weight.
    Kate and Emma and Kristin know it's fake.
    Problem is diet's not a big enough word.

    I wanna be so skinny that i rot from view.

    I want to walk in the snow. and not leave a footprint.
    I want to walk in the snow. and not spoil its purity.

    Stomach collapsed at five.
    Lift up my skirt my sex is gone.
    Naked and lovely and 5st 2.
    May bud and never flower.
    My vision's getting blurred.
    But I can see my rib's and I feel fine.
    My hands are trembling stalks.
    And I can feel my breasts are sinking.

    Mother tries to choke me with roast beef.
    And sits savouring her sole ryvita.
    That's the way you're built my father said.

    But I can change, my cocoon shedding

    I want to walk in the snow. and not leave a footprint.
    I want to walk in the snow. and not spoil its purity.

    Kate and Kristin and kit kat.
    All things I like looking at.
    Too weak to fuss, too weak to die.
    Choice is skeletal in everybody's life.

    I choose, my choice, I starve to frenzy.
    Hunger soon passes and sickness soon tires.
    Legs bend, stockinged I am twiggy.
    And I don't mind the horror that surrounds me.

    Self- worth scatters, self esteem's a bore.
    I long since moved to a higher plateau.
    This discipline's so rare so please applaud.
    Just look at the fat scum who pamper me.

    Yeh 4st 7, an epilogue of youth.
    Such beautiful dignity in self-abuse.
    I've finally come to understand life.
    Through staring blankly at my navel.
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    Old 10-12-2004, 09:45 AM   #4
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    Re: songs about eating disorders??

    Another one is 'Ana's Song' by Silverchair...Daniel Johns (lead singer) suffered from anorexia early on and wrote this...it has some poignant lyrics as it is about the obsession rather than the consequences and is written from the sufferer's point of view.

    Please die Ana
    For as long as you're here we're not
    You make the sound of laughter and sharpened nails seem softer

    And I need you now somehow
    And I need you now somehow

    Open fire on the needs designed on my knees for you
    Open fire on my knees desire's what I need from you

    Imagine pageant
    In my head the flesh seems thicker
    Sandpaper tears corrode the film

    And I need you now somehow
    And I need you now somehow

    Open fire on the needs designed on my knees for you
    Open fire on my knees desire's what I need from you

    And you're my obsession
    I love you to the bones
    And Ana wrecks your life
    Like an anorexia life

     
    Old 10-12-2004, 01:30 PM   #5
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    Re: songs about eating disorders??

    The song "Walk Away" by Barlow isnt necessarily for an ED specifically, but most of the messages still hold true (ot also does mention one..)

    Christine’s depression never seems to end
    Cause She’ll never be as skinny as the girls on ‘Friends’
    She got fat hips and thin lips, she’s jealous of a Q-tip
    She’d take stupid over fat
    She stuck her fingers down her throat for the very last time today
    And she walked away

    Malcolm’s got his image
    His rock and his Glock
    If he lives to see 20 he will have beat the clock
    He’s got his ride and his pride and girls by his side
    He makes his stand with the gun in his hand
    He saw his best friend lying on a stainless steel tray
    And he walked away

    And the destinations clear …anywhere but here

    It Doesn’t matter that you’re lying in the gutter
    It Doesn’t matter that your brain’s all cluttered
    It Doesn’t matter that you’re covered in scars
    You’re never in the gutter with your eyes on the stars

    So Walk away from the boyfriend bruises
    And the shame of the game that your brain knows you’re losing
    And the job that you do it just robs you of who
    You can be when you’re free from this mentality
    So you're home by the phone getting stoned all alone
    With your chatroom friends, your Korn and Ramones
    But the phone don’t ring and Joey just sings ‘Sedated’
    You gotta learn to hate it

    It Doesn’t matter that you’re lying in the gutter
    It Doesn’t matter that your brain’s on all cluttered
    It Doesn’t matter that you’re covered in scars
    You’re never in the gutter with your eyes on the stars

     
    Old 10-13-2004, 12:53 AM   #6
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    Re: songs about eating disorders??

    Well that manic street preachers song is one I have been obsessed with in the past thats for sure!

    Personally speaking I find the song Perfect by Alanis Morrisette explains how an ed makes me feel. Like I have to be perfect.

    Sometimes is never quite enough
    If you're flawless, then you'll win my love
    Don't forget to win first place
    Don't forget to keep that smile on your face

    Be a good boy
    Try a little harder
    You've got to measure up
    And make me prouder

    How long before you screw it up
    How many times do I have to tell you to hurry up
    With everything I do for you
    The least you can do is keep quiet

    Be a good girl
    You've gotta try a little harder
    That simply wasn't good enough
    To make us proud

    I'll live through you
    I'll make you what I never was
    If you're the best, then maybe so am I
    Compared to him, compared to her
    I'm doing this for your own damn good
    You'll make up for what I blew
    What's the problem...why are you crying

    Be a good boy
    Push a little farther now
    That wasn't fast enough
    To make us happy
    We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect

    Take care,
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    Old 10-14-2004, 12:02 PM   #7
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    Re: songs about eating disorders??

    what about "unpretty" by TLC?

     
    Old 10-18-2004, 07:06 PM   #8
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    Re: songs about eating disorders??

    i think these two songs are pretty good, i can look up the singers because i cant think of them right now

    lucy at the gym and shes falling apart
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    Old 10-18-2004, 07:08 PM   #9
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    Re: songs about eating disorders??

    and mary jane by Alanis Morrisette
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    Old 10-21-2004, 09:56 PM   #10
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    Re: songs about eating disorders??

    I am actually listening to anas song right now..

    Head over feet, alanis morissette..

    maybe even staind, outside..
    I don't know if these are really ed songs but could pass..

    I thinks omeone already mentioned perfect from alanis as well..

     
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