Depression Playlist, Dance Songs to Laugh Off the Sadness

Eeeeeeeeeeeeek, Another Man Done Gone

Somebody said no to a Voodoo Lady for sure.
Somebody said no to a Voodoo Lady for sure. | Source

Which Witch Was Crossed?

While on a vacation in beautiful Northern California, I was out walking enjoying the beauty and awesome view of the Pacific Ocean. Changes were happening, life surely hadn't turned out like I thought it should by the time I hit the big 5 - 0.

I was feeling sorry for myself. A Taurus personality in so many fundamental ways, as I strode down the road, I was having feelings. Some of it was sadness, loneliness and anger as well.

I was having one of those lame-o conversations with Creater. It sounded kind of like this: "I am a good woman. Why can't I just find a guy who is honest and true, loves the Earth as much as I do? Can't he be well grounded in his life?" Being in that beautiful valley of nature, I felt sprititual enough to "Ask and be Given" at least a crumb. Sheesh. It was not like I was asking for a rich guy, I do not expect fancy cars or big houses. I don't care for things so much. Isn't there a man that has his roots planted firmly?" I whined on down the road. I had tears running down my cheeks.

Yes, I worked myself into a pity-party tizzy, I was crying. Then Creator allowed me to see this tree. A Divine sense of humor...

It was time to head back to my hostesses home. I was pinching my cheeks, patting my forehead, blowing my nose into the wilderness to try to get my act together so my old Foster Mother wouldn't know I'd been upset.

I look up and see this tree...

It is one for the record.

I was rendered speechless and almost fell down on the road.

Seeing this tree, caused my knees to buckle.

I laughed so long and hard, I peed my pants.

I would never whine about being single again, ever.

I saw what my lame-brained wailing brought me this time.

But, it did teach me that laughter is good medicine, and that no matter how lonely, or sorrowful we feel, we are often right where we are supposed to be. There are circumstances whtere that is not a true statement, but for this; yes.

("one well endowed tree" It is meant to cheer, not to be pornographic or ugly. I didn't create this tree, Nature or the Voodoo Lady did)

Marie Laveau by Bobby Bare

Ray Stevens - The Streak

In response to a popular fad in the early 1970s of streaking, Ray Stevens who is best known for his song, "Everything Is Beautiful," wrote the song and produced an early video of "The Streak".

It is very funny, because Ray Stevens is from Missouri, in the Southern portion of North America where there is a fairly conservative and fundamental religious population. If the Church Ladies can take this and laugh, then any sourpuss should gulp this up.

In any town, "The Streaker" becomes big news, but in a small town it is a sensation! Where will he strike next? The grocery store, downtown, at the Service Station?

Ethel's husband is consistently and unsuccessfully trying to guard her from the sight of this "other naked man."

On the first sighting of the Streaker, Ethel's Husband must report, "she'd been mooned", this goes on until deep sin burns within Ethel, and she becomes a Streak herself...Bet she had to leave town.

"Ethel, put yer clothes on!"


"Don't Look Ethel", by Ray Stevens

Something For Everyone!

Pretend that I am your personal D.J. tonight.

You have had it! Life is not fair. Stuff happened that make us want to kick rocks.

When I think of the sweet spirit of Bob Marley who provided us with a joy for life and encourages us to smell the flowers and listen to the surf. Marley = Peace. Much of the world misses him, but he was good seed, and he has popped up every place.

The thought of self-harm or suicide may have crossed your mind, or built a camp there, but let me assure you that if you listen to all of the songs on this list tonight, play them loud and proud. Laugh, cry and tinkle your panties.

All of us can be cheered by different things, so I am going to change it up a little. We are going to take it to the Islands for a few songs, and see if we cannot dispel that feeling that nothing will ever be right again...

"Don't Worry About A Thing, Cause Every Little Thing is Gonna Be Alright...by Bob Marley rights retained by UMC. I have requested permission to link this video to this article. Smile.

Every Little Thing Is Going to Be Alright (Three Little Birds) Bob Marley

 Bob Marley - RIP

Songs - Secret Weapons When Your Nose Is To The Wall

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Nose to the wall? Cannot see the solution, because the problem is too close? Friends Freebird it! Look from above.
Nose to the wall? Cannot see the solution, because the problem is too close? Friends Freebird it! Look from above. | Source
We walk, thinking this is way we were supposed to go...only to find
We walk, thinking this is way we were supposed to go...only to find | Source
Nose to the wall? Cannot see the solution, because the problem is too close? Friends.
Nose to the wall? Cannot see the solution, because the problem is too close? Friends. | Source
Seem like there is no other way out?
Seem like there is no other way out? | Source
Nose to the wall? Cannot see the solution, because the problem is too close? Friends, turn, and search for a new path.
Nose to the wall? Cannot see the solution, because the problem is too close? Friends, turn, and search for a new path. | Source
Continue on, the view will change, the view will expand, when suddenly the entire world sits before you. Wall gone.
Continue on, the view will change, the view will expand, when suddenly the entire world sits before you. Wall gone. | Source

My Secret Weapon ~ I Share With You

A confession: When I first published this article, I was as depressed as hell. Terrible things were going on around me, and emotions were bursting from the deep wounds, I was maybe getting carbon monoxide excess, and I was depressed. That was 2010.

I am polishing my gems of stories off, coming back to tighten them up. Seeds that were planted long ago are starting to peek up out of the soil. Things have been hard. Most people have something that worries or is hard for them, some people get more than enough, others subsist. That has not been the hard part. What is happening to our planet and species is hard for me to take. It hurts.

I am so thankful that in 2010 at the cliff of despair I pulled this funny out of my hat. In a sort of "note to my younger self;" although you were racked with depression, and having an upheaval of deep proportions you reached out beyond your pain to pass on a spark of hope. It wouldn't look very good on me if I wrote about holding on, but let go instead.

While compiling this play list, I had to reveal a secret - Lynard Skynard is my secret weapon against the Dark Hollows and the pull of death. It is not a secret any longer, but that is okay. If one person can chase away the gloom, or depression, or feelings of hopelessness with this song, I am glad to share.

1 thing, with the onset of the iPods, and MP3 Players have caused us to lose the "Sound of Music" in our homes, streets and towns. People used to dance more - reach out to one another for a skip across the living room, instead we stand silent, our ears plugged - booty's unshaken.

I realize the concept of "those dang kids playing their crazy music," can be nerve racking, but music affects the 'spheres' around us and we need it. We used to have tons of songbirds, music of nature and in the air. Unplug, Freebird It in the sound outside your head, dance. Play the air/fire/water/earth guitar - Rock it Hard - Shake off the devil. Smile.

I have been deep in the woods many times, alone playing my old rock 'n roll, the birds in the forest really liked it, they had a ball. They would sing! The Mocking Birds, of course could make great fun...Be Free Today, shift the bad mojo - Rock On! All it takes is one flake of a wave of a vibration to change everything.

 Lynrd Skynrd - RIP

Freebird Live - YouTube

Rodney Carrington is Funny - Single Guys and Bar Life

I was privileged to see Rodney Carrington in Little Rock, Arkansas at the once famous, "Joe's Big Bamboo" many comedians who are household names performed there.

I like Rodney Carrington, because he is an awesome musician. If are only listening to the comedy you may not notice it. I like him because he sings a lot of songs about and promotes thicker women.

He just says what a lot of people won't. This is for a bit rougher crowd, and I had a hard time finding a video without the "f" word in it for Hub Pages. He will use any subject as a part of his comedic routine, he ain't "skeert" (scared) :0)


"Put Your Clothes Back On" - Rodney Carrington

Patsy Cline, So So Blue

I have a tape called, Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits. I love Patsy Cline for many reasons. She loved so deeply, and was hurt, fooled around on, and could belt the blues as well as anyone I have heard. People who feel deeply, love deeply, of course hurt deeply.

There are times, when I feel like I have been used and stomped and it does make me feel Blue. I can pop that Greatest Hits tape in, and after 2 1/2 songs, I feel better already.

Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire, sometimes, you have to fight the Blues with Blues!


RIP Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline - RIP

Sadness Serum - Just Try It LOUD..."I'm So Blue" by Patsy Cline

Can't Get Past Here, Unless You Can Sing The Blues...

When my kids were little we watched a movie that came out called "Adventures In Babysitting - Babysitting Blues." There was something about the bravery of the kids and the teenage babysitter, who went on an amazing adventure.

Privileged white people find themselves on-stage at an all black honky tonk / bar. The rule, "Nobody Can Get By Without Singing The Blues.

"I don't know why this stuck with me, but there have been times that I did not know what I would do, and I would think about the Blues, and turn my situation into a Blues Song to get me the heck outta there and cheer myself up. This works - dance...sing...and live.

You Will Never Make It Unless You Can Sing The Blues - Sing Your Blues -LOUD

 

© 2010 Lori J Latimer

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Nick B 6 years ago from Normandy, France

You may also want to try Don't worry, be happy - Bobby McFerrin or Life's been good - Joe Walsh. There's also Heroes - David Bowie, or for a bit of fun, Little Does She Know - Kursaal Fliers. When it gets to the part where he says, "Her escape was so urgent that she dropped her detergent," then I have no option but to smile. In fact, the whole song is sung or spoken with tongues firmly implanted in the cheek.

Good hub!


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

(W)Right On Nick! "Her escape was so urgent, she dropped her detergent" brought a smile. I do have tons of ideas, but decided to break it off where I was...Thanks for coming by! Thanks for the comment and input! :0)


Inkwell780 6 years ago

You have such a wide variety of topics. You have an ecclectic mind. Your articles are refreshing and unique Lilly! Good song at the beginning too. I love Bob Marley btw as he was an inspiration for hope and equality. Loved your story in the beginning also. Love Lynyrd Synyrd also.. Free Bird! Thanks for the cheer up! Sincerely Matt. The Tree is so aprapo!


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Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan

What a great Hub!! Isn't it amazing how God can pull us right out of our pity party with a good laugh?? I have 2 copies of 'footprints' on my walls to remind me when I'm 'feeling down and lonely' Jesus says 'lean on me'. Ok, so that was cheesy...

But your Hub was great fun and brought back some good memories...


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Inkwell780 - I am pleased that you liked the Songs and Hub, if it cheered you - mission accomplished. Funny, on our radio station this afternoon, they played 3 of these songs! Come back anytime.

Sweetsusieg - Thanks for coming by and giving this a read. I am glad you had fun. That was the intention. Peace.


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chan0512 6 years ago from Camarillo, CA

another great hub. Thanks for sharing!


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thanks Chan0512! Glad you stopped by! :0)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

another beautiful hub from you. I never bored to read and see the musical hub like this. Until I don't want to leave this hub. Because I really enjoy the video. Thanks, my friend. You put this together with all your heart. I never hesitate to RATE this UP.

Prasetio


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EnergyAdvisor 6 years ago from The nearest planet to Venus

Beautiful. I've enjoyed 'listening' this hub.;)

thanks and voted up


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Perfect timing for me as my day comes to a close. Oh dear Lilly may you be radically and abundantly blessed so much so it spills out all over so you may joyfully share it with all the many you know who need it. Peace and thanks for your amazing articles, Songs for when your nose is to the wall is timely and appreciated. :)


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Katiem2. Your comment makes me happy. I hope you can use this as a tool in your arsenal as time moves forward. Peace and the Best to you!


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

ah! the best of teh best, as always a great hub, and while I am more of sweet home alabama, (mostly because of teh "slap" on Neil Young) I couldn't agree more with these songs.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

LOL! Rebecca E. Thanks! "Old Neil doesn't know, a southern man don't want him around..." Thanks for the read! Hope it started a wall a moving!


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gg.zaino 6 years ago from L'America

"Get ur clothes on Lori! :)

Thanx for a walk down the country mile. I do miss southern life. I'm way south here in the keys and in many ways the lifestyle on my island is very much like my home in Alabama.

The nights sounds of my country home could put me to sleep. The stars were so clear because of no interference from city lights. You felt you could reach up and grab a handful of them. Maybe someday!

For now, I'll be content to continue keeping the blues at bay, reflect on good ole gals like Patsy, and ask what my true needs really are. My mom loved Patsy too!

thank you for that memory -

all of it ~ because your write sent me somewhere not so pleasant from a time ago listening to Patsy, and like yourself Lori, I returned like a slingshot to feel, and see with my heart the world i've found worth living for. ... Like walking up on that "laughed so hard" tree( once i saw it that is) :) Your a great gal Lori...thanxs for the write and memories... peace~ greg


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Dear Greg,

I am finally coming back round to this Hub, and i apologize for missing responding to your very meaningful and thought provoking comments. It pains me to have brought any harsh memories, I can only hope in the long run it heals. Glad to know you! Peace and the Best!


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RunAbstract 5 years ago from USA

Oh Lilly... we all get the blues and feel sorry for ourselves sometimes. It's just human nature. I am just so happy you got this particular case of the blues at such a wonderful place! And that you were able to find something important in the beautiful world around you! I find it all very inspiring!

Thanks!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@RunAbstract, Thank you, isn't it funny how the seemingly "worst times" are the experiences that gave us wisdom for the journey ahead.

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