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19 Songs to Help You Face Fibromyalgia

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Sometimes, music is the one thing that lifts you up when you’re down and inspires you to keep fighting. Everyone has their go-to song that gives them a boost on a dark day. And when you’re living with fibromyalgia, those days can come all too frequently.

We asked our Facebook community to share the songs they listen to on the tough days of fibromyalgia. The result: a playlist to turn on during difficult moments, whether you’re looking for a powerful ballad to lift you up or rock song to give you strength.

Here’s what they told us:

1. “Alive” by Sia

“I’m still breathing, I’m still breathing, I’m alive.”

2. “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten

“My power’s turned on, starting right now I’ll be strong.”

3. Godsmack, “Whatever”

“I’m doing the best I ever did, I’m doing the best that I can, I’m doing the best I ever did.”

4. “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield

“Live your life with arms wide open, today is where you book begins, the rest is still unwritten.”

5. “You Don’t Own Me” by Bette Midler

You don’t own me, don’t try to change me in any way, you don’t own me, don’t tie me down ’cause I’d never stay.”

6. “Try” by Pink

“Just because it burns doesn’t mean you’re gonna die, you’ve gotta get up and try, and try, and try.”

7. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

“Here comes the sun, and I say it’s all right.”

8. “Try Everything” by Shakira

“I won’t give up, no I won’t give in, ’til I reach the end and then I’ll start again.”

9. “No More Bad Days” by This Wild Life

“I think the world has a way of choosing the worst day to knock us down and drag us out, but every door that’s closed opens a new window.”

10. “Road Less Traveled” by Lauren Alaina

“If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle, wear out your boots and kick up the gravel. Don’t be afraid, take the road less traveled.”

11. “The Story” by Sarah Ramirez

“All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am, so many stories of where I’ve been and how I got to where I am.”

12. “Animal I Have Become” by Three Days Grace

“So what if you can see the darkest side of me? No one would ever change this animal I have become and help me believe it’s not the real me.”

13. “The Cave” by Mumford & Sons

“And I’ll find strength in pain, and I will change my ways, I’ll know my name as it’s called again.”

14. “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia

My father said, ‘Don’t you worry, don’t you worry, child. See heaven’s got a plan for you. Don’t you worry, don’t you worry now.’”

15. “She Used to Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles

“She’s imperfect, but she tries. She is good, but she lies. She is hard on herself. She is broken and won’t ask for help. She is messy, but she’s kind. She is lonely most of the time. She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie.”

16. “Get Better” by Frank Turner

“So try and get better and don’t ever accept less, take a plain black marker and write this on your chest, draw a line underneath all of this unhappiness, come on now, let’s fix this mess, we could get better, because we’re not dead yet.”

17. “Uprising” by Muse

“They will not control us, we will be victorious.”

18. “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller, doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone.”

19. “Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis

“My soul slides away, but don’t look back in anger, I heard you say.”

Did we miss any? Share your favorite songs that help you face fibromyalgia in the comments below.

 19 Songs to Help You Face Fibromyalgia

Originally published: December 2, 2016
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