Songs celebrating leaving the faith? Not being a puppet, mind controlled, living life, etc etc

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  • OnTheWayOut
    OnTheWayOut

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh3Kk5tZSmo

    The Logical Song by Supertramp

    When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
    A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
    And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,
    Joyfully, playfully watching me.
    But then they sent me away to teach me how to be sensible,
    Logical, responsible, practical.
    And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
    Clinical, intellectual, cynical.

    There are times when all the world's asleep,
    The questions run too deep
    For such a simple man.
    Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
    I know it sounds absurd
    But please tell me who I am.

    Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical,
    Liberal, fanatical, criminal.
    Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're
    Acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!

    At night, when all the world's asleep,
    The questions run so deep
    For such a simple man.
    Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
    I know it sounds absurd
    But please tell me who I am.

  • OnTheWayOut
    OnTheWayOut

    This other Supertramp song goes well with it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd0-6zGkQe0

    Goodbye Stranger

    It was an early morning yesterday
    I was up before the dawn
    And I really have enjoyed my stay
    But I must be moving on

    Like a king without a castle
    Like a queen without a throne
    I'm an early morning lover
    And I must be moving on, yeah, yeah

    Now I believe in what you say
    Is the undisputed truth
    But I have to have things my own way
    To keep me in my youth

    Like a ship without an anchor
    Like a slave without a chain
    Just the thought of those sweet ladies
    Sends a shiver through my veins

    And I will go on shining
    Shining like brand new
    I'll never look behind me
    My troubles will be few

    Goodbye, stranger, it's been nice
    Hope you find your paradise
    Tried to see your point of view
    Hope your dreams will all come true

    Goodbye, Mary, goodbye, Jane
    Will we ever meet again?
    Feel no sorrow, feel no shame
    Come tomorrow, feel no pain

    Sweet devotion (Goodbye, Mary)
    It's not for me (Goodbye, Jane)
    Just give me motion (Will we ever)
    To set me free (Meet again?)
    In the land and the ocean (Feel no sorrow)
    Far away (Feel no shame)
    It's the life I've chosen (Come tomorrow)
    Every day (Feel no pain)
    So goodbye, Mary (Goodbye, Mary)
    Goodbye, Jane (Goodbye, Jane)
    Will we ever (Will we ever)
    Meet again? (Meet again?)

    Now some they do and some they don't
    And some you just can't tell
    And some they will and some they won't
    With some it's just as well

    You can laugh at my behaviour
    And that'll never bother me
    Say the devil is my saviour
    But I don't pay no heed

    And I will go on shining
    Shining like brand new
    I'll never look behind me
    My troubles will be few

    Goodbye, stranger, it's been nice
    Hope you find your paradise
    Tried to see your point of view
    Hope your dreams will all come true

    Goodbye, Mary, goodbye, Jane
    Will we ever meet again?
    Feel no sorrow, feel no shame
    Come tomorrow, feel no pain

    Sweet devotion (Goodbye, Mary)
    It's not for me (Goodbye, Jane)
    Just give me motion (Will we ever)
    To set me free (Meet again?)
    In the land and the ocean (Feel no sorrow)
    Far away (Feel no shame)
    It's the life I've chosen (Come tomorrow)
    Every day (Feel no pain)

    So now I'm leaving (Goodbye, Mary)
    Got to go (Goodbye, Jane)
    Hit the road (Will we ever)
    I'll say it once again (Meet again?)
    Oh, yes, I'm leaving (Feel so sorrow)
    Got to go (Feel no shame)
    Got to go (Come tomorrow)
    I'm sorry, I must dash (Feel no pain)

    So goodbye, Mary (Goodbye, Mary)
    Goodbye, Jane (Goodbye, Jane)
    Will we ever (Will we ever)
    Meet again? (Meet again?)

    Oh, I'm leaving
    I've got to go

  • OnTheWayOut
    OnTheWayOut

    And then this little ditty by Fleetwood Mac:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKj1EFeU-cM

    "Never Going Back Again"

    She broke down and let me in
    Made me see where I've been
    Been down one time
    Been down two times
    I'm never going back again
    You don't know what it means to win
    Come down and see me again
    Been down one time
    Been down two times
    I'm never going back again

  • Village Idiot
    Village Idiot

    R.E.M. - Losing My Religion

    Life is bigger
    It's bigger
    And you, you are not me
    The lengths that I will go to
    The distance in your eyes
    Oh no, I've said too much
    I set it up

    That's me in the corner
    That's me in the spotlight
    Losing my religion
    Trying to keep up with you
    And I don't know if I can do it
    Oh no I've said too much
    I haven't said enough

    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try

    Every whisper
    Of every waking hour
    I'm choosing my confessions
    Trying to keep an eye on you
    Like a hurt lost and blinded fool
    Oh no, I've said too much
    I set it up

    Consider this
    The hint of the century
    Consider this
    The slip that brought me
    To my knees failed
    What if all these fantasies
    Come flailing around
    Now I've said too much

    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try

    But that was just a dream
    That was just a dream

    That's me in the corner
    That's me in the spotlight
    Losing my religion
    Trying to keep up with you
    And I don't know if I can do it
    Oh no I've said too much
    I haven't said enough

    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try

    But that was just a dream, try, cry, why, try
    That was just a dream, just a dream, just a dream
    Dream

  • LisaRose
    LisaRose
    Good one, village idiot. I was still a JW when that song was popular, it did strike me at the time that I was losing my religion.
  • Tornintwo
    Tornintwo

    Awww love a bit of supertramp! Got to listen to those now.

    for the young and trendy my kids are listening to 'could've been me' by The Struts, it's great for putting yourself in a good and powerful mood, here's the chorus:

    I wanna taste love and pain
    I wanna feel pride and shame
    I don't wanna take my time
    I don't wanna waste one line
    I wanna live better days
    Never look back and say
    It could have been me
    It could have been me

  • Inkvoid
    Inkvoid
    NeverKnew: For some reason, I think of Jwism whenever I listen to some songs on Pink Floyd's "The Wall."

    So do I. Roger Waters wrote about alienation and loss in The Wall. He was thinking about rock stars falling out of love with their fans (as he did), but JWs and XJWs suffer the same feelings too. I think that's why there's such a connection felt by some here with The Wall specifically. See if this version of the classic 'Mother' from The Wall strikes a chord:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3kriMOUaV0

  • Inkvoid
    Inkvoid

    While I'm at I might as well re-post this one too, given the topic and that it hasn't been viewed much. It's about a guy finding a good life for himself after being DF'd, all the while wishing the WTS weren't there in his mind.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zj77CwqqaI

  • LisaRose
    LisaRose
    Thanks for posting that, I had never seen it before.
  • rebel8
    rebel8

    I think I made myself a mix tape for this reason, back in the day. ;)

    Imagine

    Losing My Religion

    I Will Survive

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