Top 5 Songs about Sobriety

Pink - Sober

Pink - Sober

There are songs about everything now days. Most commonly you will find songs about getting high and drunk but on the rare occasion you will find that one that those of us who are trying to get sober can relate to. Here are the top 5 songs about sobriety.

Pink’s, “Sober”

She is well known for topping charts, being a brassy diva and songs like “U + Ur Hand” or “So What”. Her music is great for the up and coming teen trying to find themselves of the newly heartbroken girl who has to find the worth inside of them. Pink though has managed to tap into a different kind of emotion in her song from the 2008 album, Funhouse and it is now our number one song of top 5 songs about sobriety.

“That’s not the way I want my story to end.” “But how do I feel this good sober.” These two lines scream the entire theme of Pink’s song “Sober”. This song on the list of top 5 songs about sobriety is more dark and vulnerable than most. It really gets down to the emotions and insecurities of being sober.

“Lookin’ for myself sober.”  An addict or alcoholic trying to get clean and stay clean can find meaning in this song and really relate to the personal, sad and kind of dark flow of it.

Tool, “Sober

This second song on the top 5 songs of sobriety came out on Tool’s 1993 album Undertow. The song “Sober” truly shows how deep addiction and alcoholism can take a person. “Why can’t we not be sober, I just want to start this over,” before declaring he’s just a worthless liar and an imbecile. This song is perfect for the junkie musicians who have gotten sober because this song talks about only coming up with artistic genius while being really high.

Nine Inch Nails, “Hurt”

On the album Downward Spiral, it received a Grammy Award and even a cover by Johnny Cash. With a tempo that’s enough to bring tears to your eyes the lyrics just push it over the edge. “If I could start again, A million miles away, I would keep myself, I would find a way”. Hurt could be about self-mutilation and suicide too but it definitely applies to sobriety and the “hurt” using and drinking causes.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Under the Bridge”

As we all who listen to RHCP know, their lead singer, Anthony Kledis suffered from addiction and Under the Bridge is his story. Under the Bridge came out on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 5th studio album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Kiedis wrote much of the song’s lyrics during a period when he felt distraught and emotionally drained from sobriety. He had maintained sobriety for roughly three years and felt that this had distanced him from his band mates. One of the most notable verses in the song discuss the harsh effects of drugs, their role in destroying many of Kiedis’ past relationships, and impact on his happiness. “I don’t ever want to feel like I did that day. Take me to the place I love;” the place he loves being his band mates, friends and family

Staind, “It’s Been a While”

“It’s been a while since I could say that I wasn’t addicted” The song with the lyrics that would resonate with every recovering person came out in April 2001 on their album Break the Cycle. In “It’s Been Awhile”, singer Aaron Lewis sings of someone who takes stock of his life. He makes references to his previous drug addiction problem and failed relationships. “It’s been awhile since I could say I loved myself as well” “It’s been awhile since I couldn’t look at myself straight”.

There is tons of music out there that references a drug addiction or problems with alcoholism and there is tons of music out there that talks about sobriety. This is just our top 5 songs about sobriety. Put them on your playlist and you will find yourself relating we guarantee it.

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