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21 Songs I Cling to Because of Lyme Disease

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Music is such a powerful way to connect to others and even yourself. A lot of times, the songs we cling to are echoing the messages from our souls that our hearts need so desperately to hear.

Some of these were actually written about life with Lyme disease – numbers one and two, are for sure. Others, they may sound like break up songs to some, but having a disease try to take over your body and mind, so often there is internal conflict taking place. Yet, we just can’t “leave” our bodies.

Without further adieu…

21 songs for when you have chronic Lyme disease, chronic illness and chronic pain:

1. “Head Above Water” by Avril Lavigne

2. “It’s Not Over Yet” for KING & COUNTRY

3. “Carry You” by Ruelle ft. Fluerie

4. “Like Lions” by Blind Pilots

5. “This Is Me” from the “Greatest Showman” Soundtrack 

6. “Hold On” by Alabama Shakes

7. “The Cure” by Lady Gaga

8. “Oh My Soul” by Casting Crowns

9. “You’re Gonna Be Ok” by Jenn Johnson

10. “Back Down South” by Kings of Leon

11. “Comeback Story” by Kings of Leon

12. “Rise Up” by Andra Day

13. “The Screen Door and Me” by Lou Ruiz

14. “Head Held High” by Caly Bevier

15. “The Fighter” by In This Moment

16. “Ragged Company” by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Featuring Willie Nelson

17. “Believe” by Mumford and Sons

18.”Kindly Calm Me Down” by Meghan Trainor

19. “Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood

20. “Beautifully Human” by Maddie Zahm

21. “King of Anything” by Sara Bareilles

This playlist, a pair of noise canceling headphones and an amazing hammock…personal happy place every time. Soul is refreshed and we can breathe again.

Originally published: October 5, 2018
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