Songs About Eating Disorders, Anorexia & Bulimia

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Silverchair - Ana's Song

Please die, Ana

For as long as you're here we're not

You make the sound of laughter

and sharpened nails seem softer

And I need you now, somehow

And I need you now, somehow

Open fire

On my needs designed

On my knees for you

Open fire

On my knees desires

What I need from you

Imagine pageant

In my head the flesh seems thicker

Sandpaper tears corrode the film

And I need you now, somehow

And I need you now, somehow

Open fire

On my needs designed

On my knees for you

Open fire

On my knees desires

What I need from you

And you're my obsession

I love you to the bones

And Ana wrecks your life

Like an Anorexia life

Open fire

On the needs designed

On my knees for you

Open fire

On my knees desires

What I need from you

Open fire

On the needs designed

Open fire

On my knees desires

On my knees for you

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Alanis Morissette - Mary Jane

What's the matter Mary Jane, you had a hard day

As you place the don't disturb sign on the door

You lost your place in line again, what a pity

You never seem to want to dance anymore

It's a long way down

On this roller coaster

The last chance streetcar

Went off the track

And you're on it

I hear you're counting sheep again Mary Jane

What's the point of trying to dream anymore

I hear you're losing weight again Mary Jane

Do you ever wonder who you're losing it for

Well it's full speed baby

In the wrong direction

There's a few more bruises

If that's the way

You insist on heading

Please be honest Mary Jane

Are you happy

Please don't censor your tears

You're the sweet crusader

And you're on your way

You're the last great innocent

And that's why I love you

So take this moment Mary Jane and be selfish

Worry not about the cars that go by

All that matters Mary Jane is your freedom

Keep warm my dear, keep dry

Tell me

Tell me

What's the matter Mary Jane

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Manic Street Preachers - 4st 7lb

Spoken: "I eat too much to live and not enough to stay alive. I'm just sitting in the middle, waiting."

Days since I last pissed

Cheeks sunken and despaired

So gorgeous sunk to six stone

Lose my only remaining home

See my third rib appear

A week later all my flesh disappear

Stretching taut, cling-film on bone

I'm getting better

Karen says I've reached my target weight

Kate and Emma and Kristin know it's fake

Problem is diet's not a big enough word

I wanna be so skinny that I rot from view

I want to walk in the snow

And not leave a footprint

I want to walk in the snow

And not soil its purity

Stomach collapsed at five

Lift up my skirt my sex is gone

Naked and lovely and 5st. 2

May I bud and never flower

My vision's getting blurred

But I can see my ribs and I feel fine

My hands are trembling stalks

And I can feel my breasts are sinking

Mother tries to choke me with roast beef

And sits savouring her sole Ryvitta

That's the way you're built my father said

But I can change, my cocoon shedding

I want to walk in the snow

And not leave a footprint

I want to walk in the snow

And not soil its purity

Kate and Kristin and Kit Kat

All things I like looking at

Too weak to fuss, too weak to die

Choice is skeletal in everybody's life

I choose, my choice, I starve to frenzy

Hunger soon passes and sickness soon tires

Legs bend, stockinged I am Twiggy

And I don't mind the horror that surrounds me

Self-worth scatters, self esteem's a bore

I long since moved to a higher plateau

This discipline's so rare so please applaud

Just look at the fat scum who pamper me so

Yeah 4st. 7, an epilogue of youth

Such beautiful dignity in self-abuse

I've finally come to understand life

Through staring blankly at my navel.

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Filter - Skinny

So here you are in your small little world

Kept up like a little precious virgin girl

To hear 'bout your grace and your silly face

Wrapped up like a knot in a ball of shoelace

And every time I talk to you

It sounds like you're caught in a psychological flu

Don't ever let them see you cheat

Don't Ever let them see you bleed

Don't Ever let them shake your hand

Don't ever let them believe that scam


And it will make you cry


And it will make you lie


And if it makes you soft inside


At least you will not die

And if you take a good look at them

All caught up in their graciousless win

Every sin is their seamless smile

Will go on for a countless while

And just because they think they won

It just means that the shit has just begun

Don't ever let them see you cheat

Don't ever let them see you beat

Don't ever let them shake your hand

Don't ever let them believe that scam


And it will make you cry


And it will make you lie


And if it makes you soft inside


At least you will not die

Yeah, skinny, skinny, huh

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Saves the Day - Cars and Calories

Her life was magazines

And faithful TV screens

Selling an empty dream

Of cars and calories

Everything in between

The sun and Saturn's ring

The price tag can't be seen

And it took bites

Out of her insides

'Till she was just a hollow shell

Grew up in east LA

Watching celebrities

Living out all of her dreams.

The plastic canopy

Of US royalty

Drew her gaze towards the sky

Away from her own mind

And it took bites

Out of her insides

'Till she was just a hollow shell

And at her home her mother cried

Cause daddy had something on the side

They didn't look up when she sighed

When August came around

Bathing suits on the ground

Replaced by a cotton cloak

To see her own reflection

Was like squinting in the sun

And when all tomorrow brings

Is a set of broken wings

Well it takes bites

Out of your insides,

'Till you are just a hollow shell

And it took bites

Out of her insides

'Till she was just a hollow shell

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Brie Anna 2 years ago

the war - by mia magistro

Brie Anna 2 years ago

responding to a comment i made to myself over 3 years ago i finally found the song! but it's a tad different from the original, the lyrics are still the same its by mia magistro and i am attaching the link to the video. it's called dear friend. so happy with myself for this heard effort of trying to tack down a song for over there years.....

Abby J. Lockhart 3 years ago

Así es, la mejor, la más emotiva, la más sincera y honesta aparece en primer lugar ;) Daniel Jonhs sufrió bastante con esta enfermedad, con las secuelas físicas y emocionales y logró salir adelante, es grande :) a diferencia de otros casos, que solo lo hacen por llamar la atención.

blacklisa 3 years ago

Dear Dairy by MickelWj

Angela 4 years ago

Tied Together With a Smile- Taylor Swift

Be Like You-Ed Sheeran

Jasmine 4 years ago

"mirror" by Barlow girl

"keep holding on" Avril Lavine

Tay Tay 4 years ago

What about 'Please Don't Touch' by Polly Scattergood?

"We're fighting over skinny jeans and Pick'n'Mix..."

Chels 4 years ago


Love that song, it gets me pumped!

Audrey 5 years ago

Beautiful - Bethany DIllon

Skin and Bones - Marianas Trench

Feeling Small - Marianas Trench

90210 - Wale

n-- 5 years ago

Clever Meals - Tegan and Sara

while people tend to argue over what this song is about, I personally like it, whether or not it was written about eating disorders and controlling one's food intake

laura 5 years ago

i know this seems like a weird choice but disturbia by rihanna - when i listen to the lyrics it reminds me of the terrifying feeling of knowing you are slipping.

Lauren 5 years ago

Ayria-"Girl on the Floor"

Mirror mirror, on the wall

I'm just someone with no self control

You don't know the real me,

but you get a glimpse so you paint a picture

So vivid, but just so wrong

This little girl is broken this time

I've seen things no one should ever have to see

I paint a smile on to tell the world I'm doing fine While everything I've known flies out the window

(Chorus:) I just want to leave this situation

I don't want to reach this destination

Can't you see I've lost the motivation

I want to leave this situation

Mirror mirror, on the wall

You see a girl with no self control

You ask what I want, it's complicated

The truth is, I don't know

I guess it's not enough to be there sometimes

But I've been dealt a hand no one should ever have to play

I guess I've really messed up this time

I'm too tired to fake the strength behind this lie


And now I sit here, all alone and bored

My head is filled with advice I once ignored

That all you get from this moment,

is all you gave to your past

And all you'll get from this moment,

is what you gave to your past

I'm turning to the next thing

I laugh just for this moment

I'm crying on the bathroom floor

'cause nothing is the same

Turning to the next one

Then we're laughing for the moment

I'm crying on the bathroom floor

I can not regain strength


And now I sit here,

all alone and bored

My head is filled with advice I once ignored:

That all you get from this moment,

is all you gave to your past

And all you'll get from this moment,

is what you gave to your past

thegiftofdesperation 5 years ago

One that's never been posted and sums up my experience with body dysmorphia...

Piece of Glass - Caedmon's Call


I have spent hours standing in front of the mirror obsessing about my weight and body image - this song describes exactly that and those awful, endless thoughts that race through my head.

Who are you that lies when you stare at my face?

Telling me that I’m just a trace of the person I once was

Cause I just can't tell if you're telling the truth or a lie

On you I just can't rely

After all you're just a piece of glass

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princesswithapen 5 years ago

Wow! This hub and the massive heap of subsequent comments have been an interesting and amusing read!


saraB 5 years ago

'Help I'm Alive' by Metric - it's not strictly about an eating disorder, but it is an awesome song

feather 5 years ago

'Where Good Girls Go To Die' by London After Midnight

Step into this picture

release all your light

I think God has gone mad... here tonight

You can't believe your eyes,

control is so hard to keep

obsession can be hell

from which you'll never be free

It's all for the taking, here tonight

Where good girls go to die

that's where I'll be

Waiting for my love with my heart on my sleeve

Forget about the future

forget about the past.

My heart beats so,

my hands are cold

please God make this moment last

You seek to fill me

with virtues I lack

I'll turn your pure white wings to pure black.

You've pushed too far and now

you've lost control can't you see?

You thought you were the master

but you're down on your knees.

It's all for the taking, here tonight

Where good girls go to die

that's where I'll be,

remembering our love as if it were a disease.

Forget about the future

it wasn't meant to last

My heart beats slow my hands are cold

Oh God it's the end at last.

Emma 5 years ago

Just a Little Bit - Maria Mena

Eyesore - Maria Mena

Courage - Superchick

Self-fulfilling Prophecy - Maria Mena (doesn't specifically say ED, but applies)

Beautiful - Bethany Dillon (see above, and religious undertones)

derp 5 years ago

To Hell And Back - Blessthefall

(Watch the music video)

iesha 5 years ago

Beautiful girl (stay with me, she wanna go home)

i cried at this song coz (sobs quietly)

frostbite 5 years ago

Animal I have become by Three Days Grace

cons 5 years ago

"Born To Lose" by King Adora

bell 5 years ago

I have a song by a South African artist.. It is dubstep but the lyrics are amazing! Its called :" feed me" by Tasha Baxter

The lyrics:

Do you ever get the feeling, that you think you're gonna die?

When your hearts imminent beating, makes you wanna cry.

When you feel you can't go on, with this somber life,

Every time you get close to the top, you fall.

Makes you wanna cry..

Do you ever get the feeling that you think your gonna die,

When your hearts imminent beating, makes you wanna cry.

Do you ever feel that sinking, in your stomach to the floor,

When your hands won't stop the shaking

And you can't take anymore ,

Can't take anymore.

When your hearts imminent beating,

With your stomach to the floor

And you can't take anymore.

When everythung you've lived for, just walked out the door.

Every time you get close to the top, you fall

Crashing down from the sky.


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akune 5 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Do you realise what an open university Hubpages is? Some of us never knew there was such heartfelt poetry in song written on this theme.

Anonymouse 5 years ago

Not strictly about ED, but you can decide if the lyrics mean something to you.. Something a bit different;

Mirror mirror - Robots in disguise

Selfish - Keith caputo (Quite a hard track to get these days, but can be found on youtube or spotify)

Supernova - Fear Factory

Move this mountain - Sophie ellis bextor (I find this song inspirational. I consider the 'mountain' to be weight.)

Pagan Poetry - Bjork

Teen angst - m83 (Beautiful, and long enough to take your mind off temptation)

Today has been ok - Emiliana torrini (I listen to this when I'm feeling low.. and we all have those moments right?)

Nothing is ever finished - Fink (Again beautiful song, strikes a chord with me, and it helps)

I also like instrumental songs, they make me sit and think, thinking can while away times of temptation, and jog your memory, remind you why you keep on keeping on...

Peace x

LuckyHell 5 years ago

I don't know if anyone already saids Waltz Moore by From First To Last

TheLoser 5 years ago

idk if anyone already said this but Never Good Enough by Rachel Ferguson is great.

Ebb 5 years ago

Numbers, by Pompeii

cons 5 years ago

Garbage-Bleed Like Me.

Where Is My Mind? (feat. Emily Browning)

Split My Personality-Salem Al Fakir

Brie Anna 5 years ago

Okay so i read though all of the songs in hopes to find out who song this song that has been suck in my head, the song was pulled off of youtube i'm not sure why. They were written by someone who was recovering there is a cd out. I don't know the name of the singer or where to find the songs, i forget the second song by the one i know is called dear friend and no it's not by that girl your thinking not by stacie here are the lyrics

"Dear friend I’ve come for you again

You know but with me this wont end

I love to see you hate yourself

And everybody else

I’m all that you’ve got

I want you to feel guilt

And never let it go

To see you lie your way through life

I want you to feel low

And when you try to leave

I will make you insecure

And I will make sure everybody knows

How messed you are

I wanna be the first thing

You wake to everyday

And be the last

To tuck you in

And watch you go insane

I’ll never let you be

I’ll watch you when you sleep

I’ll be there when you screaming for me

Help you to forget

You make me

You make me confused

Or even manically depressed

And when you think you’ve lost it all

Il take a little more

All I can get

I want to be mad

And hate this very world

And blame it for the way you are

And all you could have been

I cannot say enough

About your loyalty

And all the friends and family

You traded all for me

Everybody knows

You will never ever leave me

Come and take my hand

You can depend on

Depend on me

I wanna be the first thing

You wake to everyday

And be the last

To tuck you in

And watch you go insane

I’ll never let you be

I’ll watch you when you sleep

I’ll be there when you screaming for me

Help you to forget"

please help

Becca 5 years ago

Addicted by Kelly Clarkson (she actually had bulimia, and this song really depicts how much control the disease has over you)

Courage by Superchick (obviously)

Even If It Kills Me by Motion City Soundtrack (good for when you're on the road to recovery)

A Little Bit Longer by Jonas Brothers (for when you're in the hospital/in some sort of treatment and waiting to be released and get better)

Little Voice by Hilary Duff (it's not actually about ED but it reminds me so much of it)

Lover Dearest by Marianas Trench (it's actually about the singer's heroin addiction, but ED is like an addiction)

Misfit by Lesley Roy (about negative image)

Paper Bag by Fiona Apple (obviously)

Skin & Bones by Marianas Trench (about bulimia, or purging in general)

Therapy by All Time Low (for those times when you hate therapy!)

Tied Together With A Smile by Taylor Swift (an outsider's view of someone struggling with an ED)

Unwell by Matchbox Twenty (not exactly about ED but can be related to it)

thinspiration 5 years ago

such a nice list of songs :D also a god ew ones among the comments :D thanks.

sami 5 years ago

Sia- Breathe me

Hilary Duff- dangerous to know,underneath this smile

my personal ana/mia faves

heeyy 5 years ago

keine lust - rammstein (in germany)

hippo - apulanta ( in finnish)

eliowy 5 years ago

good list sisters!!!!! Does anyone know the name of a song that has a refrain about "she walks down the street"? It was a 'model' song about an anorexic model and i can't figure out what the name of it was... i heard it recently on the radio any ideas?

Catherine of Siena 5 years ago

"One More" by Superchick.

Rachel M 5 years ago

'i have you' - by the carpenters.

'song for karen' - by sonic youth. (written about karen carpenter who died from anorexia)

xoxo rach.

Charlotte Eriksson 5 years ago

I'll Never Tell - the Glass Child

It’s quiet now

Broken glass and pieces of me on the floor

I hear you now, please don’t be angry anymore,

starring at that door

I wear you on my skin

Open wounds form every fight, no one can win

You made me doubt my worthiness, believed your sin

Murder from within

Don’t leave me now

Don’t leave me fallen here to drown

Who am I now?

Can’t you see you’re all I’ve got

I take your fists, if you take me too

Secret hidden well

and I will never tell

Don’t leave me now

My body’s broken now my heart is too

I’m running now

Counting every breath I take,

you’re right behind

Breathing down my neck, what will you do this time?

And will I survive..?

Then you’re slowing down

Say, I don’t deserve this but now I can’t do without

Boy, you can use violence, I will hurt for you

Please just kill this silence,

if I only knew

Loneliness is worth than being killed by you

Don’t leave me now

Don’t leave me fallen here to drown

Who am I now?

Can’t you see you’re all I’ve got

I take your fists, if you take me too

Secret hidden well

and I will never tell

Don’t leave me now

My body’s broken now my heart is too

I’ll take your fists, if you take me too

Secret hidden well and I will never tell

I’m counting every berate I take

Don’t leave me now

Don’t leave me fallen here to drown

Who am I now?

Can’t you see you’re all I’ve got

I take your fists, if you take me too

Secret hidden well

and I will never tell

Don’t leave me now

My body’s broken now my heart is too

alyssa 5 years ago

Courage - Superchick

Ana's Song - Silverchair

Mary Jane - Alanis Morissette

Car's and Calorie's - Save's the Day

Paperbag - Fiona Apple

I'm Not Okay - My Chemical Romance

Beautiful - Christina Aguilara

She's Falling Apart - Lisa Loeb

In Too Deep - Sum41

Lemon - Katy Rose

Buried Myself Alive - The Used

Anything But Ordinary - Avril Lavigne

Who Knew - Pink

Daddy - Jewel

Monster -Meg & Dia

Piece Of Glass - Cademon's Call

Crazy - Simple Plan

Control - AlexisOnFire

Disturbia - Rihanna

Over and Over - Three Day's Grace

Be My Escape - Relient K

All Around Me - Flyleaf

Don't Let Me Get Me - Pink

The Great Escape - Boy's Like Girl's

Exceptional - JoJo

We Are Broken - Paramore

Criminal - Fiona Apple

Beautiful - Eminem

No Matter What - T.I.

Imma Go Getta - Lil Wayne

Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

Numb - Linkin Park

Doue 5 years ago

Demi Lovato - Believe In Me

Looking 5 years ago

Hi, I wonder if anyone could help me however I know this thread is really old.

There was once a song I knew from myspace and I am sure it was called 'a.n.a is in my d.n.a' - I think? And it was a female artist!

It went along the lines of;

You gave me ana and said that i'd love her,

red elastic around my wrist all day;

Watch out she comes round,

painting up my town

- A.N.A is in my D.N.A

I'm looking for this song, but cannot remember the artist & no amount of googling is bringing anything more to light!

If someone recognises this/knows the artist please let me know asap!

You can get me at

Thanks alot, hoping this will jog someones memory!! xxx

love no h8 5 years ago


Tiara 5 years ago

Beautiful Tonight by Krystal Meyers is the perfect song

Jackie 5 years ago

Numb by Linkin Park.

This song seriously describes everything i've felt over the past year.

I know it's not about an eating disorder, but when you listen to it think of Ed as the "you"s in the song.

mhmmm (: 5 years ago

If you could only see - Tonic

You're gonna go far, kid - The offspring

Never alone - Barlow Girl

Gabby Rachel 5 years ago

Beauty From Pain - Superchick

Courage - Superchick

So Rich So Pretty - Mickey Avalon

gurrilla gurl 5 years ago

Christina Aguilera -The voice within

princess aniie 5 years ago

espejismos-porta(rap español)

Tay Tay 5 years ago

Torture by Elise Estrada reminds me on that little voice in the back of your head tlling you your fat and what to eat. Yes i know the songs about a boy friend but it's just what i feel.

Adri 5 years ago

The Sea is a good place to think about the future- by Los Campesinos


Freja 5 years ago

i have tons of ED songs as well, but since most of them have already been mentioned, i'll just post the ones that reminds me of my ED (i like post-hardcore music, so most of the songs are this genre).

XO skeleton - A skylit Drive

skin & bones - picture me broken (@Tay-Tay i know this song too, and it's amazing! )

lille pige - sys bjerre (it's in danish)

numbers - pompeii (AMAZING!)

persuit of happiness - LOST? (I know the band, and it's actually written after he talked to a girl with anorexia. it's about how there's someone out there who is fighting the same battle as you)

Look alive - we are the ocean

to hell and back - blessthefall

it never ends - bring me the horizon

hope you'll like 'em :')

Scarlett 5 years ago

" live happy, live with anorexia" by stage

Rachel M 5 years ago

'the special two' by missy higgins.

Cant believe it hasn't been said already (if it has, sorry i missed it)

xoxo rach.

Ashleigh 5 years ago

Skinny by Filter. It's a really good song about Ana

Mikey 5 years ago

Paper Mache - The Vaccine

Mary 5 years ago

"I lock the door, turn all the water on, and bury that sound so no one hears anything anymore. Mirror lie to me, tell me you can see, and I think you won't be able to recognize me now. I know you can feel all the things you steal and you're taking it. And you're taking it. Feeling so easy, make me skin and bones, and I'm always on my kees for you, break like it's even, when you're leaving it. THIN, where the hell have you been? Oh sometimes it burns, maybe I'll wash it out. It all looks so big, nevermind, I don't feel anything. It only hurt a bit, and I still feel like shit, and I think you won't be able to recognize me now. It's easier to quit, it's harder to admit. And you're pushing me, you're fucking pushing me. Feeling so easy, make me skin and bones. I'm always on my knees for you break me like it's even, when you're leaving it. THIN. Where the hell have you been? 'Cause you always win. You always win. Lauging like it works, bleeding like it don't hurt. Knock you off your feet, even if you need me, tear you apart and I hate how I need you. Feeling so easy, make me skin and bones, and I'm always on my kees for you, break like it's even, when you're leaving it. Too fucking easy, make me skin and bones, and I'm always on my kees for you, break me like it's even, when you're leaving it. THIN. Where the hell have you been? 'Cause you always win. You always win. You always win. I will burn all this. I will burn all this. I will burn all this. I will burn all this. I will burn all this. I will burn all this."

-Skin and Bones by Marianas Trench.

Catherine of Siena 6 years ago

@ PretentiousLoveStory--definitely thought I was the only one, but it's comforting to know someone else thought that as well! I'm strangely obsessed with that song...

Ciannait 6 years ago

Dead Celebrity Status - Someone I Once Knew

Tay-Tay 6 years ago

Skin & Bone by Picture Me Broken.

The bands not mainstream and can be pretty hard to find on Lime/Frostwire but their amazing :)

moi 6 years ago

my skin by natalie merchant

probably its no about anorexia but i liked a lot

bethany 6 years ago

Dont leave home by dido awesome!

tariqttxsdafsdf 6 years ago

Great list. If I had to add just one song to the playlist, it would be Rhett Akin's version of "Driving My Life Away". Some other themed songs to consider might be "The Road Goes on Forever" by Robert Earl Keen; "One Headlight" by the Wallflowers; "Interstate Love Song" by Stone Temple Pilots; "Fast as You" by Dwight Yoakum; and perhaps even "Roam" by the B-52s.

PretentiousLoveStory 6 years ago

@Catherine of Siena, I've always heard whispers in the dark as a song about eating disorders.

Run - snow patrol (interpretative)

... 6 years ago

Katy Perry - Firework ...

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sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

Great Hub with great songs and lyrics. Thanks.

Louise 6 years ago

Tori Amos - Doughnut Hole

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D.Virtual.Doctor 6 years ago from Europe

he he he! Nice songs and a great hub..

risza 6 years ago


youtube it

they have a youtube page..

all with eating dissorder songs

Alyssa 6 years ago

Monster by meg & dia

Catherine Of Siena 6 years ago

also, if anyone knows where I can find "Born To Lose" by King Adora, pleeeease post here! It's not on iTunes or anywhere on YouTube.

Catherine Of Siena 6 years ago

This is my ED/workout playlist. Many of the songs have been listed, but oh well. All are either directly related to EDs, or can be interpreted as such. Enjoy and I hope to see more postings here, especially of non-English language music!

Remember the Name (Fort Minor)

The Collapse (Kill Hannah)

Blood Red Bracelet (Corinna Fugate)

Anorexia (Jeffree Starr)

Ana (Jim Hakkum)(in Dutch)

Battlestar Anorexia (Schoolyard Heroes)

Bleed Like Me (Garbage)

Bulimiarexia (Eths) (in French)

Cries from the City (Nevertheless)

Pro-Ana Party Slamma (Kitty on the Catwalk)

June (Indochine) (in French)

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (Maria Mena)

4 Stone 7 (Manic Street Preachers)

Keep Holding On (Avril Lavigne)

Ana’s Song (Silverchair)

Ficelle (Syrano)(in French)

She Will Always Be A Broken Girl (She Wants Revenge)

Stop Eating (Cex)

Paper Bag (Fiona Apple)

World War Me (From First To Last)

So I Could Be Lovely (65daysofstatic, ed. LifeIsMyCatwalk)

My Silent Undoing (queenadreena)

Binge and Purge (Lunachicks)

Gravity (The Dresden Dolls)

Breathe Again (Jimmy Robbins)

Forgot About A.N.A. (Dr Dre, ed. LifeIsMyCatwalk)

Bring Me To Life (Evanescence)

The Quest (Bryn Christoph)

Holy (The Golden Palominos)

Annie’s Anorexic (The Huntingtons)

Katie (Missy Higgins)

Me and Mia (Pharmacists & Ted Leo)

Dangerous and Moving (t.A.T.u.)

Anorexic Beauty (Pulp)

90-60-90 (Florencia Villagra)(in Spanish)

Starving for Attention (Geri Karlstrom)

Skinny (Filter)

Mother Anorexia (Ana Voog)

Imperfection (Skillet)

Lucy at the Gym (Jill Sobule)

Skin and Bones (Marianas Trench)

Mother Anorexia (Anorexia Nervosa)

Deadly Beauty (Faces Without Names)

Superman’s Dead (Our Lady Peace)

Not Gonna Get Us (t.A.T.u.)

Neely O’Hara (Bright Eyes)

A Protest in Lines Too Thin to Read (Evaline)

Ana & Mia (The Trews)

The Show Must Go On (Queen)

Vanishing (A Perfect Circle)

It’s Not a Fashion Statement, It’s a Fucking Deathwish (My Chemical Romance)

Feed Me (Juliana Hatfield)

Anorexia (FakeBestFriend)

Whispers in the Dark (Skillet—I’m the only person in the world who hears this as ED-related)

Perfectly Flawed (Otep)

Adam’s Ribs (You Am I)

Everybody’s Fool (Evanescence)

Waltz Moore (From First To Last)

Courage (Superchick)

Overachiever (Cries From the City)

Anorexia (Squishy Squid)

Someone I Once Knew (Dead Celebrity Status)

Numbers (Pompeii)

Piece of Glass (Caedmon’s Call)

Framed (Excuse 17)

The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future (Los Camposinos)

She’s Falling Apart (Lisa Loeb)

Du bist Schön (LaFee) (in German)

A scale, A Mirror, and Those Indifferent Clocks (Bright Eyes)

Zero (Smashing Pumpkins)

Skinny (Edith Backlund)

Fast As You Can (Fiona Apple)

Feeling Small (Marianas Trench)

Perfect Enemy (t.A.T.u.)

Dressed in Decay (CKY)

90210 (Wale)

Bulimia Sisters (We Are the Physics)

Sophie (Eleanor McEvoy)

Control (Alexisonfire)

Cause and Effect (Maria Mena)

My Leftovers (Porcelain and the Tramps)

Down (Kutless)

Mela (Ses Najist) (in Czech)

Tunic (Sonic Youth)

Quod Me Nutrit, Me Destruit (Escala, ed. LifeIsMyCatwalk)

Away From Me (Evanescence)

Eyesore (Maria Mena)

Never Good Enough (Rachel Ferguson)

Erynne 6 years ago

Wow, what a great list. Most of the ones I was going to mention have already been named, this thread has been going a while, lol! The only one I can think of that i didn't see is 90210 by Wale..."And she throws up whatever she eats She leave the bathroom wit a nose bleed. Regular girl, celebrity dreams. She is...90210."

Miss B 6 years ago

Here's a good one that I don't see up here: "Save Me" by Jem. It reflects the ED thoughts that often seem uncontrollable, and the attempts to control them. I think many of you might relate to this, no matter what your ED.

SB 6 years ago

Tell Yourself - Natalie Merchant

hhh 6 years ago

catatonia - bulimic beats

Michael 6 years ago

The Sea Is A Good Place To Think O The Future - Los Campesinos! Absoloutely amazing song.

katie 6 years ago

piece of glass by caedmon's call

cries from the city by nevertheless

Natalie 6 years ago

This list is massive!

Pretty much all of mine have been said (4st 7lb by Manic Street Preachers & Queen of Pain by Alkaline Trio are amazing)

& Not a barbie doll by Kerli, which I don't think anyone mentioned (?)

CourtKnee 6 years ago

Binge and Purge by Lunachicks... don't think I saw anyone mention that one.

mollie 6 years ago

i love how this list has literally 3 years worth of songs on it.

99e8r9w-9 6 years ago

Los campesinos-the sea is a good place to think of the future. Definitely a must listen.

paula 6 years ago

maria mena's songs:

-sleep to dream

-cause and effect


-power trip ballad

-self fulfilling prophecy

-just a little bit



Skye 6 years ago

Bruno Mars- Just the way you are

it just came out this week and its so inspirational!

megan 6 years ago

i don't know if this song was said yet but it's "beautiful disaster" by jon mclaughlin.

Megan 6 years ago

i love the song hide and seek by imogen heap.

it reminds me of my battle with ana.

MsGolightly 6 years ago

Most people have posted my fave songs like fiona apple, and superchick, and garbage, used etc

but theres also INXS-beautiful girl

i always luvd that song so somber with a beautiful piano tune, but wasn't til i watched their film clip of it that made me undertsand it more and realise why i related to it so much. beautiful song worth a listen

k8 6 years ago

i worry about the pro ana tone this has taken. i'm sure many of the artists who wrote the songs about eating disorders were not intending to promote disease but to show the suffering that they or someone else has endured. they would probably not like at all the public spread of their songs for the purpose of pro ana. i know it doesn't sit well with me, and i have an eating disorder. pro ana makes me angry and confused.

Connie 6 years ago

Skinny by Edith Bucklund

Chels 6 years ago

This is a wonderful hub! VERY helpful!

Now, hopefully someone can help me/answer my question:

A year or so ago I was looking up ED related songs and I found a website that listed some with the music videos. I found one that I LOVED and loved the video too. I told myself to write down the song title so I could download it later but, I forgot to write down the title or artist!!! :( I have tried finding the song and the website i got it from with no luck, so, I will try to explain the video:

It is a guy singing and there are bunch of different scenarios. He is on a truck that is similar to a semi but the whole trailer part is transparent. He sings through all of the scenarios and it plays out one that is like a girl in the gym working out. Also, in each of the scenes it says on the glass "The Perfect....". Like, on the working out one it says "The Perfect Body". Then at the end it is just him sitting in one and it says "The Perfect Life".

Does anyone know what music video/band/song I am talking about??

Thanks in advance!!

Skyeee 6 years ago

"Big Isn't Beautiful" by King Adora. ?

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adorababy 6 years ago from Syracuse, NY

I think more and more songs like these are going to come out because I believe these songs are an extension of what they have gone through in their lives.

ED RD 6 years ago

This has been a great resource. I run a body movement group a a residential eating disorders facility and have gotten some great music ideas to use with my patients - thank you!

Hyl 6 years ago

Anoretic and bulimic of ten years...outpatient services could not help me and I'm due for inpatient this week...don't know if it has been mentioned but my favorite song is "bulimia" by Tamara Dearing.

lily 6 years ago

i like

skeleton song - kate nash

paper bag - fiona apple

creep - radiohead

the fear - lily allen

chocolates and cigarettes - angus and julia stone

all of me - angus and julia stone

wasted - angus and julia stone

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blackhatworld 6 years ago from Belize

i always loved songs and music i didn't know that there are songs about eating disorders.

Jenny 6 years ago

My favourite ED song is Genevieve by Outcast Youth. It's so powerfull and really helped me.

I found it on youtube, look for Outcast Youth Genevieve and it should come up.

chelsea 6 years ago

thank you so much everybody. thank you

Karen 6 years ago

Queen Of Pain by Alkaline Trio.

 6 years ago

Someone I Once Knew- Dead Celebrity Status

 6 years ago

crazy by gnarls barkley

Chrissy Lynn 6 years ago

There are a lot of really great songs on this list..Just thought I should contribute a few of my own. I'll do my best to not repeat any:

"Me" by Paula Cole

"Everybody's Fool" by Evanescence

"The Outsider" by A Perfect Circle

"Magic's in the Makeup" by No Doubt

"Miss World" by Hole

"One-Eighty by Summer" by Taking Back Sunday

"Crawling" by Linkin Park

"Hold On" by Dashboard Confessional

"So Beautful" by Dashboard Confessional

"Amphetamine" by Everclear

"Sober" by Tool

ava 6 years ago

"shrink - the gathering"

"To feel this great urge

to hold and embrace you

I slowly dry out

I shrink and shrink

until I'm gone

nothing to make out of me

oh what the hell went wrong

my heart gets pulled out

into your direction

it's no use

you have forsaken me"

i don't think is really about an ED but it always gets to me and besides, it's a beautiful song anyway

anacha 6 years ago

Dont leave home by Dido - sung from ana perspective (dido had ed apparently) great song

Beruthiel 6 years ago

Girl Disappearing by Tori Amos

Cat 6 years ago

In addition to my previous post, these are the songs mentioned by two contributors to this hub:

"A Beautiful Lie" by 30 Seconds To Mars, "Beautiful" by Agape, "Control" by Alexisonfire, "Jackie's Strength" by Tori Amos, "Paper Bag" by Fiona Apple, "Mirror" by BarlowGirl, "Laura Laurent" by Bright Eyes, "Lua" by Bright Eyes, "Neely O'Hara" by Bright Eyes, "Twilight" by Vanessa Carlton, "Yellow" by Coldplay, "Beautiful" by Bethany Dillon, "Anorexia" by Fakebestfriend, "Never Good Enough" by Rachel Ferguson, "Skinny" by Filter, "Waltz Moore" by From First To Last, "Let Go" by Frou Frou, "Crazy" by Nelly Furtado, "Annie's Anorexic" by The Huntingtons, "Starving For Attention" by Geri Karlstrom, "Bones" by The Killers, "Du Bist Schon" by Lafee, "Numb" by Ben Lee, "Me And Mia" by Ted Leo And The Pharmacists, "Binge And Purge" by Luna Chicks, "4st 7lbs" by Manic Street Preachers, "Feeling Small" by Marianas Trench, "Into Dust" by Mazzy Star, "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan, "Cause And Effect" by Maria Mena, "Perfect" by Alanis Morissette, "Attractive Today" by Motion City Soundtrack, "This Is How I Disappear" by My Chemical Romance, "Magic's In The Make-Up" by No Doubt, "Dear Friend" by Stacie Orrico, "We Are Broken" by Paramore, "Numbers" by Pompeii, "Creep" by Radiohead, "Lemon" by Katy Rose, "Cars And Calories" by Saves The Day, "Broken (featuring Amy Lee)" by Seether, "Don't Cry Out" by Shiny Toy Guns, "Crazy" by Simple Plan, "Lucy At The Gym" by Jill Sobule, "Supermodel" by Jill Sobule, "Tunic (Song For Karen)" by Sonic Youth, "In Too Deep" by Sum 41, "Pieces" by Sum 41, "Pure" by Superchick, "Stand In The Rain" by Superchick, "Tied Together With A Smile" by Taylor Swift, "If You Could Only See" by Tonic, "Ana & Mia" by The Trews, "In The Waiting Line" by Zero 7

ohhh yes 6 years ago

alexandra mcdonald - starving for attention

Cat 6 years ago

If the number of times a song is mentioned on this hub were a measure for its relevance or popularity, then please find below a summary of the songs that were mentioned at least 3 times (thus far):

7: "Courage" by Superchick (year: 2005, genre: pop)

5: "Someone I Once Knew" by Dead Celebrity Status (year: 2006, genre: hip-hop/rap)

5: "Ana's Song" by Silverchair (year: 1999, genre: rock)

4: "World War Me" by From First To Last (year: 2006, genre: hard rock)

4: "She's Falling Apart" by Lisa Loeb (year: 2002, genre: pop)

4: "Skin And Bones" by Marianas Trench (year: 2006, genre: rock)

4: "Sophie" by Eleanor McEvoy (year: 1999, genre: pop)

4: "My Skin" by Natalie Merchant (year: 1998, genre: indie)

3: "The Fear" by Lily Allen (year: 2008, genre: pop)

3: "Stigmatized" by The Calling (year: 2002, genre: rock)

3: "Tonight And The Rest Of My Life" by Nina Gordon (year: 2001, genre: rock)

3: "Feed Me" by Juliana Hatfield (year: 1992, genre: rock)

3: "Eyesore" by Maria Mena (year: 2008, genre: pop)

3: "Just A Little Bit" by Maria Mena (year: 2004, genre: pop)

3: "Mary Jane" by Alanis Morissette (year: 2005, genre: pop)

3: "Anorexic Beauty" by Pulp (year: 1986, genre: rock)

3: "Breathe Me" by Sia (year: 2004, genre: pop)

Judith 6 years ago

Beautiful by agape.

Tied together with a smile by Taylor Swift.

I have had anorexia for four years, recovery is hard but worth it!

Ailidh 6 years ago

save the hero by beyoncé always reminds me of ed i can totally relate to it

wordscribe41 6 years ago

Great hub, Maddie. It's not letting me play the Alanis song. Something about it not being available in my country... I dunno. Thought you might like to know.

Chris 6 years ago

Sorry, yet another one:

Disease Remission - Ayria

"You suck the life right out of me and set me free"

Chris 6 years ago

Also, one I forgot:

Don't Cry Out - Shiny Toy Guns

"321 and having fun... happiness comes at the goal"

Too perfect for words.

Chris 6 years ago

The Nobodies - Marilyn Manson

The Fear - Lily Allen

Meds - Placebo

Don't stop me now - Queen (But only when you have reached a target/goal)

Gabbi 6 years ago

Never good enough by Rachel ferguson.

Mimbie 6 years ago

Fade into you- Mazzy Star

It very much reminds me of my experiences with ana. It's a painfully beautiful song.

qwerty 6 years ago

World War Me-From First To Last

Lunacy Fringe-The Used

Renee 6 years ago

Anorexia Nervosa by Mellow Melange

Shannon 6 years ago

Picture of my life -Jamiroquai (it's not about eating disorders, but it explains how I feel after struggling six years with both ana/mia. It's a sad song)

Deea 6 years ago

Lafee - Du bist schon

Raindrops. 6 years ago

If you know spanish: Valor Interior - Boom Boom Kid.

angel 7 years ago

pink nobody knows

Jess 7 years ago

Fences by Paramore.

sarah 7 years ago

myfriendjane- nevershoutnever

Joeri 7 years ago

Other songs that I think would help people with an ED:

Change - Tracey Chapman

My Life as a Ghost - Tanya Donelly

Beautiful Freak - Eels

Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush

Sometimes - Melanie Horsnell

Save Me - Aimee Mann

Wise Up - Aimee Mann

Learning to Fly - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

The Greatest - Cat Power

Hate - Cat Power

Wonderful Life - Black

Who Knows Where the Time Goes - Nina Simone

Laughing With - Regina Spektor

Calling You - Jevetta Steele

Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens

Je Cherche - Tarmac

Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of - U2

My Weakness - Moby

Life Is Sweet - Natalie Merchant

Joeri 7 years ago

I see "My Skin" from Natalie Merchant appear several times. I guess "Tell Yourself" by Natalie Merchant also deals with the subject (don't know for sure, though).

Tiffany 7 years ago

Skin and Bones

Feeling Small

both by marianas trench

Lindsey 7 years ago

wow!! thank u guys this really helps! I know this was already posted but i LOVVVVEEE 'Sophie' by Eleanor Mcevoy :)) stay strong XXX

Jennifer Sweeney 7 years ago

I don't know if this has been mentioned but it's not that common so...

Annies Anorexic-The Huntingtons.

And I know Bones by The Killers isn't e.d. related but it makes me think of two anorexic people hooking up xD.

Susie 7 years ago

A lot of them can be taken to relate to the eating disorder- like having a lost lover or something, because eating disorders are like abusive lovers- they beat you, but you still love them and can't leave them *le sigh*.

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heydave 7 years ago

Wow, I didn't realize there were so many songs about this subject.

Susie 7 years ago

a few more:

"I hurt too" Katie Herzig

"Still Hungry" Katie Herzig

"Unnatural selection" Muse

"The City Lights" Umbrellas

"I Belong to you (New moon remix)" Muse

Susie 7 years ago

Here are some more. I have a playlist of 831 songs that remind me of ED's... god that's alot hahaha!

I'll try not to post repeats.

“Wheels” by Foo fighters

“Coming to Terms” by Carolina Liar

“ The Climb” by Miley Cirus

“Amen (I’m alive)” by Nickleback

“The Battle” by Missy Higgins

“Out of the Dark” by Matt Hires

“Wish you Well” by Katie Herzig

“Your Ghost” Greg Laswell

“Blindness” by Metric

“Uprising” by Muse

“Tomorrow” by Avril Lavigne

“Forgotten” by Avril Lavigne

“Fall to pieces” by Avril Lavigne

“Your Nck” by Alkaline Trio

“Catalyst” by Anna Nalick

“Wreck of the Day” Anna Nalick

“Into the West” Annie Lennox

“The Boy who blocked his own shot” Brand New

“Guernica” Brand New

“Failure by Design” Brand New

“What can I say” brandi Carlisle

“I will survive” by Cake

“This is Only for Now” Charlotte Sometimes

“Sad News” Chris Garneau

“Castle Time” by Chris Garneau

“Human” by Civil Twilight

“Three Evils (Embodied in Love)” Coheed and Cambria

“In my Place” by Coldplay

“Everything’s Not Lost” Coldplay

“Am I still the One” Dan Powter

“I did it” Dave Matthews Band

“Nothing Brings me down” Emiliana Torrini

“Gotta Figure this out” Erin McCarley

“Everything to Everyone” Everclear

“That’s Life” Frank Sinatra

“Viva la Gloria (Little Girl) ” Green Day

“Restless Heart Syndrome” Green Day

“And then you” Greg Laswell

“The Waitress” the Hanks

“Bittersweet” by HIM, Apocalptica

“Let Her cry” Hootie and the Blowfish

“Over the rainbow” Ingrid Michaelson

“Oh what a day” Ingrid Michaelson

“Giving up” Ingrid Michaelson

“They” by Jem

“Nowhere Warm” Kate havnevik

“Betty” Kate Walsh

“Everybody’s Changing” Keane

“Your Eyes Open” Keane

“A Bad Dream” Keane

“Put it Behind You” Keane

“Emily” Keri Noble (goooood song)

“When it hurts so bad” Lauryn Hill

“Whispering” Spring Awakening (the musical)

“The Guilty Ones” Spring Awakening

“The fear” Lily Allen

“Wind’s Nocturne” Lunar Silver Star story

“He’s Hurting me” Maria Mena

“Dear ___” Maria mena

“Said and Done” Meiko

“Time Turned Fragile” Motion City Soundtrack

“Ruled by Secrecy” Muse

“This is how I disappear” My Chemical Romance

“Decode” Paramore

“Remember a Day” Pink Floyd

“Dream” Pricilla Ann

“Winter Song” Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson

“Cares at the Door” Sia

“Crazy” Simple Plan

“Voices in my head” Stephen Lynch

“Mr. Roboto” by Styx

“Bowling Ball” superchick

“live & love” superchick

“hold” superchick

“hey hey” superchick

“Ready to rise” Vaughan Penn

“In the waiting line” Zero 7

“Prevent this Tradegy” Alkaline Trio

“Nobody’s Fool” Avril Lavigne

“Numb” Ben Lee

“Shadow on the wall” Brandi Carlisle

“Believe” the bravery

“To be free” Emiliana Torrini

“Thinking out loud” Emiliana Torrini

“Serenade” Emiliana Torrini

“Heart Shaped Box” Evanescence (cover)

“Why I don’t Believe in God” Everclear

“Chariot” by Gavin Degraw

“Boogie Monster” Gnarls Barkley

“Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring

“Hold On” Green Day

“Life is wonderful” Jason Mraz

“The Acrobat” Jonathan Rice

“Security” by Joss Stone

“Pull me Out Alive” Kaki King

“This is the Last Time” Keane

“Sunshine” Keane

“Smile Like you Mean it” the Killers

“Everything will be alright” the Killers

“Hold On” KT Tunstall

“Trickery” Landon Pigg

“Everything is Everything” Lauryn Hill

“Look What you done” Lethal Bizz and Kate Nash

“Katie’s Lullaby” Lucas Carpenter

“All I can do is write about it” Lynyrd Skynyrd

“You’re the only one” maria Mena

“Monday morning” Maria Mena

“Little by Little” marion Raven

“Explosions” The Mary Onettes

“Crashing Down” by Mat Kearney

“Where we gonna go from here” Mat Kearney

“Walk by” Meiko

“Scar” Missy Higgins

“Attractive Today” Motion City Soundtrack

“Sleep” My Chemical Romance

“Cast No Shadow” Oasis

“She’s Got Issues” Offspring (fun haha…)

“Pressure” Paramore

“Get Well Soon” The Perishers

“Teeology” Shady Bard

“You Could Be Happy” Snow Patrol

“It’s On” Superchick

“Conquest” White Stripes

“Liar” 8mm

Narna 7 years ago

Thankyou SO SO much everyone!!

My favorite is a really happy/cute song called 'tomoko' by hufdis huld (I think)... you SERIOUSLY have to you-tube it, it's adorable.

My other fave is "Skinny love" by Bon Iver. That's so beautiful, like a folk-y genre.

Amber. 7 years ago

Breathe Again By Jimmy Robbins


She's got this journal filled

With all her black ink guilt

And love is the only thing keeping her alive

She's got her mind made up

That all she needs is love

Her heart is the only thing helping her decide

To breathe again, to breathe again

[Verse 1]

And when she's tired she doesn't sleep

A week since I've seen her eat

She's skin and bones, she's beautiful

No matter what

I wish I could help her see

She means the world to me

But the world, it doesn't mean much to her



I'll be there to split your lips

Like when the iceberg hits

And the ship has to break apart

Show its teeth and smile


She's got this journal filled

With all her black ink guilt

And love is the only thing keeping her alive

She's got her mind made up

That all she needs is love

And she'll breathe again

And she'll breathe again

And she'll breathe again

She'll breathe again, again

.:erin:. 7 years ago

Courage by Superchick

Dear Friend by Marie Digby

Stand in the Rain by Superchick

Someone I Once Knew by Dead Celebrity Status

Diamond by Amanda Falk

Charade by Amanda Falk

Slow Fade by Casting Crowns

Chelly 7 years ago

A song doesn't have to be ABOUT ED's in order for you to put it on this forum. It's what you take from the song, you can take almost every song and pick something out from it that you can relate back to your ED.

My favourite song that I feel I can relate to ED wise is 'Believe In Me' by Demi Lovato.

"Don't know where to turn, I've been stuck in this routine." & "I don't wanna be afraid, I wanna wake up feeling beautiful today. And know that I'm okay, 'cause everyone's perfect in unusual ways. You see, I just wanna believe in me." & "The mirror can lie, doesn't show you what's inside. And it can tell you you're full of life, it's amazing what you can hide, just by putting on a smile."

Pearl 7 years ago

"So Unusual" - Jason Mraz

"Too Much Food On My Plate" - Jason Mraz

"On Love, In Sadness" - Jason Mraz

"Disease" - Matchbox Twenty

"Unwell" - Matchbox Twenty

"Cold" - Matchbox Twenty

"Dizzy" - Tabitha's Secret

"I Am An Illusion" - Rob Thomas

Roger 7 years ago

Breathe Again by Too Sorry For Apologies.

Roger 7 years ago

Bulimia by One-Eyed Doll.

Tara 7 years ago

Hi, um these songs are ok but tbh there aren't many that have the darker side, they are mostly done in a kind of happy mood so if anyone has real good darker, maybe rock or punk style would be much appreciated. I like listening to the ano songs when im down to remind me how crap it was so this upbeat stuff kinda messes with my mind.

It 7 years ago

Infection by Chihiro Onitsuka is a good one, but it is in Japanese. It has the video on youtube with the subtitles, very sad...

Marissa 7 years ago

Stupid Girl - Cold

The Collapse - Kill Hannah

No Secrets - The Exies

Irreversible - The Exies

Pain - Three Days Grace

The Drop Dead Look - Excuse 17

Swallowed In The Sea - Coldplay

Comfortable Liar - Chevelle

Broken - Seether ft. Amy Lee

A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds to Mars

The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars

Stripped - Shiny Toy Guns (a Depeche Mode cover)

Emerge [Junkie XL Mix] - Fischerspooner

Perfect Picture - Lillyjets

Someone I Once Knew - Dead Celebrity Status

My Goddess - The Exies

It's Not a Fashion Statement, It's a Deathwish - MCR

Save Me - Remy Zero

Pretty (Ugly Before) - Elliott Smith

Ageless Beauty - Stars (I LOVE THIS ONE)

Attractive Today - Motion City Soundtrack

Into Dust - Mazzy Star

I'm So Sick - Flyleaf

Don't Cry Out - Shiny Toy Guns

You're My Obsession - Animotion

Away From Me - Evanescence

Feed Me - Juliana Hatfield

Suffer For Fashion - Of Montreal (upbeat)

One Thing - Finger Eleven

Deathwish - L7

Calm and Collapsed - The Exies

Past Praying For - VersaEmerge

Big Fat Bitch 7 years ago

Credit in the Straight World By Hole (Courtney LOve) so raw

Anonymouse 7 years ago

Apocalypse Hoboken - Anorexic Complexion

Die Cheerleader Die - Anorexic Nation

molly 7 years ago

Fighter by Christina Agulier, the video reminds of the dark side of things ans alsoly, when the modles eat the black food.

junebaby09 7 years ago

All these suggestions are amazing and I have used them and they have truly helped me deal with my disorder. So I want to take some of the songs that have helped me through my toughest times and hopefully, they will one day help someone else. The list is as follows

Gravity- Sara Bareilles

Taylor Swift- Tied Together With A Smile

Relient K- Who I Am Hates Who I've Been

Leona Lewis- Here I Am

The Fray- Hundred

Paramore- We Are Broken

John Mayer- Dreaming With A Broken Heart

Ana 51244 7 years ago

Crawl - Superchick

I'm sure this has already been said


Ana's Song (Open Fire) - Silverchair

annoyamous 7 years ago

beautiful-agape..he deicated to his friend with anorexic..I have anorexic and bulimia sysmtoms but recovery is better

Miss Ann Thrope 7 years ago

Skinny little bitch by angelspit is an epic song x]

Roger 7 years ago

Um, Gary Jules didn't write Mad World. He covered it. It's a Tears For Fears song. And Tears For Fears has a lot of good songs that can relate to EDs.

Nutmeg19 7 years ago

another good song that i haven't seen listed is Hold On by Wilson Philips. it hits the spot... just listen to it and you'll know it.

eyvi 7 years ago

Eyesore -Maria mena

The ugly naked truth:

She starves meof my youth, And I stand alone untilYou catch on.I swear it's notby choice.But Ana has this voice, And it calms me down, It gives me purpose.And it's alright, I'm alright, I want to be okay.I've seen it before, This eyesore; it's me.Ohh, ohh, ohh, me.I want out from underThis confining skinThat I soreluctantly live in.My worth ismeasured solelyAccording to the scale.I am heavy, but Ifeel frail.And it's alright, I'm alright, I want to be okay.I've seen it before, This eyesore; it's me.Ohh, ohh, ohh, ohhh.

Mime 7 years ago


The beauty of music and lyrics is that you can interpret them any way you like, a certain song can relate to what you're feeling at whatever point in your life, doesn't matter what the songwriter was actually writing about.

It's poetry, it's art, it should be interpreted by each individual:/

June 7 years ago

Apulanta: Poistuisitko mun elämästäni

I don't know if you guys are interested in songs that aren't in English. But this is a Finnish one that has helped me a lot in my recovery process from ana. It's not an ED specific song but it's really powerful, full of anger. It is just what I'd like to say to my ED. Here's a translation of the song:

What, oh what went into me back then? What, what, what did I see in you? Why do you eek and squeak like a rat? I'd like to bite your face off!

Could you get out of my life? Could you take away your ugly face? Could you get out of my life? Could you take away your ugly face?

What, what did you put into my coffee? I feel so sick. Can't you see you get up my nose? Baby, baby you're hopeless!

Could you get out of my life? Could you take away your ugly face? Could you get out of my life? Could you take away your ugly face?

Out of my life, your ugly face, out of my life, you and all your friends!

C-c-could you get out of my life? Could you take away your ugly face? Could you get out of my life? Could you take away your ugly face?

Could you get out of my life? Could you take away your ugly face? Could you get out of my life? Could you take away your rotten smell?

Out of my life, your ugly face, out of my life, you and all your friends!

Mel 7 years ago

some i haven't seen above i think? not all about ED i think but they all make me think of my ed soo.. )du bist schon - lafee .. (its about bulimia in german)pro ana partyslamma - kitty on the catwalk .. (i actually find this song funny..)

skin - adema ( more about self-harm but it also can relate to an ED i think )Weightless - dear maria

Ana free - It's TimeAndrew landon - Addicted / She looked like death ( also not really about an ED but it always makes me think of my ED so )bright eyes - neely 'o haracold war kids - hospital beds

cute is what we aim for - There's A Class For This

death cab for cutie - The Sound of SettlingThe Terrible Secret - EmeryFilter - SkinnyFrom First to Last - Failure By Designer Jeans

Hot hot heat - Bandages (more about self-harm but okey )the huntingtons - Lucie's about to lose her mindJill Sobule - Supermodel

Jim bakkum - ana (if you're dutch... )KT Tunstall - heal overMerril Bainbridge - state of mind

Missy higgins - hold me tight

Muse - time is running outNatalie Merchant - My skin

Placebo - Protect Me From What I Wantplus 44 - When Your Heart Stops BeatingPolaroid - So Damn BeautifulThe Rocket summer - Movie Stars and Super ModelsAnimal I have Become - Three days GraceThe trews - ana & mia

Lucy 7 years ago

Paper Bag is by FAR the best song. I urge anyone who hasn't heard it to check it out. Anyone who has anorexia/ bulimia will be able to completely relate to the chorus; we've all been in that position.

-Breathe Me : Sia

-My Skin : Natalie Merchant

-She's Falling Apart : Lisa Loeb

-Sophie : Eleanor McEvoy

..are some of my favourites

wew 7 years ago

maybe u could try Gary Jules - Mad world and Falling Awake.. its more about the inner world and feelings

ProAna - edie 7 years ago

Hope this helps!!! There's a lot of VARIETY here!!! *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*


1) easier to lie 2) another little hole


1) no signs of pain 2) look to me 3) rise


1) ooh child 2) wild world

CARY BROTHERS: loneliest girl in the world


1) hanging by a moment 2) sick cycle carousel 3) trying 4) only one 5) simon 6) everything


1) ghost of a good thing 2) carve your heart 3) so beautiful 4) standard lines 5) places you have come to fear the most


1) ana's song 2) suicidal dreams


1) perfect halves 2) on the wires 3) rules

THE CALLING: stigmatized

THE WEEPIES: world spins madly on

VANILLA SKY: distance


1) cornflake girl 2) a sorta fairytale

TIMBALAND: apologize

THIRTEEN SENSES: thru the glass


1) mary jane 2) perfect


TONIC: if you could only see

ANI DIFRANCO: 32 flavors

FIONNA APPLE: plastic bag

CAT POWER: wonderwall

KEREN ANN: suicide is painless


1) stay 2) lucy at the gym

MARIA MENA: just a little bit

feel free to email me @ for tips/thinspirationstay strong xoxo - edie (e.d.)

proAna 7 years ago


1) hanging by a moment

2) sick cycle carousel

3) trying

4) only one

5) simon

6) everything


Dana 7 years ago

skin and bones by marianas trench

jo 7 years ago

Alexisonfire - Control

Alexisonfire - To a Friend

if you are not into this type of music you should at least check out the lyrics. I think the second one is just about any type of inner battle.

jo 7 years ago

Sonic Youth - Tunic (Song For Karen)

Moi 7 years ago

"My Sweet Prince" by Placebo is about heroin, not ED.

Frankie054 7 years ago

Sick of it All by The Distillers. Also Hall of Mirrors by them, if you read the lyrics in the right way it can be about beating an eating disorder; eg 'meat petals bloom in a bone garden'

A. 7 years ago

You want a gritty, killer song about an eating disorder?

Schoolyard Heroes - Battlestar Anorexia

Amber W 7 years ago

"Someone I once knew" by Dead Celebrity Status

lilly 7 years ago

du löst dich auf by fotos.its a german song, really good actually

jackie 7 years ago

Binge and Purge by Lunachicks

Nessa 7 years ago

Fully Alive is about getting saved and finding Jesus, so that is SO wrong. Flyleaf is a Christian band

Olive 7 years ago

Half these songs have nothing to do with ED. Strawberry Gashes? That's about Self Harm. Not Gunna Get Us, is about the reationship between those two girls. Fully Alive and Broken, no. I'm sorry. I just don't want you guys to be lead on the wrong way.

Hum. 7 years ago

I've Been Eating For You - The Bright Eyes.

Dana 7 years ago

II by alive in wild paint --this is from the guys point of view as he sees the girl

and i know this song isn't about eds but one part reminds me every time i hear it. its chelsea hotel no. 2 by leonard cohen or you may like the regina spektor version better. the part is:

"And clenching your fist for the ones like uswho are oppressed by the figures of beauty,you fixed yourself, you said, 'Well never mind,we are ugly but we have the music.'"

TTC 7 years ago

The Fear-Lily Allen

Kinda punk and kinda funny, but so true...

doll 7 years ago

Strawberry gashes jack off jill

What’s left of me Nick Lachey

Cause and Effect Maria Mena

Thinspiration Kyle Jo Konnor

Jackie’s Strength Tori Amos

Shadowland Sarah Slean

Pride Robert Palmer

Translucence Broken hope

Break the mould Oi Polloi

Someone I once knew Dead Celebrity Status

She walks over me Hole

Annie’s anorexic The Huntingtons

Hate yourself Solefald

Eyesore Maria Mena

Save you Simple plan

Bones The Killers

Fully alive Flyleaf

Fashion Victim Greenday

Messiah Anorexia Nervosa

Beautiful 3:59 Joydrop

I Would Die For You 4:48 Garbage

Even Angels Fall 3:27 Vanessa Carlton

The Second Day.mp3 3:24 Kendall Payne -

Suddenly 3:36 Superchick

Were Young And Beautiful 3:52 Carrie Underwood

None of your Business 3:33 Salt n Pepper

Limp 3:31 Fiona Apple

Help Me Out God 3:55 Superchick

Barcelona 3:55 Jewel

Miss Popularity Jordan Pruitt

My Beloved Monster 2:13 Eels

Every Body Hurts 5:20 REM

Twilight 4:00 Vanessa Carlton

If I Could Be Like That 4:28 3 Doors Down

Little Miss S. 3:40 Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

Drop Dead Gorgeous 4:31 Garbage

Fall Down 3:36 Superchick

Silent All These Years 4:11 Tori Amos & Ani Difranco -

Everyone's Beautiful 5:18 Waterdeep

Killing Me Softly (original) 4:45 The carpenters

Ordinary girl 2:31 Clueless Soundtrack

Cars And Calories 2:46 Saves The Day

Another Perfect Day 3:39 American Hi Fi

You Make Me Feel Like A Whore 2:47 Everclear

Crawling In The Dark 2:55 Hoobastank

Bring On The Rain 3:59 Jo Dee Messina

What's Good For Me 4:03 Lucy Woodward

Control 6:03 Poe Haunted

Creep 3:57 Radiohead

Grazed Knees 2:55 Snowpatrol

pure 3:31 Superchick

Things I'll Never Say 3:44 Avril Lavigne

Broken 1:37 Chris Daughtry

Yellow 4:31 Coldplay

With Arms Wide Open 4:35 Creed

Here With Me 4:15 Dido No Angel

Honestly OK 4:39 Dido No Angel

Acoustic #3 1:57 goo goo dolls

I Wish You Were Here 3:34 Incubus

Little Wing 2:21 Jimi Hendrix

Vogue 5:17 Madona

Die For You (Alternate Mix) 3:53 Megan McCauley

Wires 4:08 Athlete

I Love Myself Today 3:30 Bif Naked

A Bitter Song 2:32 Butterfly Boucher

Reflections (Mulan) 3:35 Christina Aguilara

Beautiful World 2:17 Coldplay

Beautiful 4:19 Creed

Waltz Moore 4:08 From First To Last

Celebrity Skin 2:42 Hole

Video 4:14 India Arie

You are beautiful 3:34 James Blunt

Sometimes Wanna Die 3:13 Joydrop

another dumb blond 3:51 legally blonde

Frozen 5:00 Madonna Ray of Light

Born Losers 5:20 Matthew Good

White Lilies Island 4:44 Natalie Imbruglia

Magic's in the Makeup 4:22 No Doubt

Roads 5:05 Portishead

Breathe Me 4:35 Sia

Dear Friend 4:25 Stacie Orrico

Another Word For Desperate 5:20 Straylight Run

Angels with Dirty Faces 2:23 Sum 41

Beautiful Love 4:07 The Afters

Angelina 3:27 Billy Bob Thorton

Ugly 3:19 The Exies

Medication 4:08 Garbage Version 2.0

Black Balloon 4:09 Goo Goo Dolls

Drive 3:53 Incubus

Black Dress 3:21 Kisschasy

Suddenly I See 3:22 KT Tunstall

Ordinary 2:28 Lucky Boys Confusion

Razor 2:51 New Years Day

Made to Heal 3:47 Our Lady Peace

Hold On 5:19 Sarah McLaughlin

Vulnerable 3:22 Secondhand Serenade

Your Call 17:01 Secondhand Serenade

pieces 3:02 sum 41

Sugar 2:34 System of a Down

Unpretty 4:38 TLC

Eversleeping Xandria

If You Could Only See 4:24 Tonic

stray light run_x 3:23 Good Times Gonna Come

Sometimes 4:07 Ash

Bittersweet-Bittersweet Faith 4:20 Bitter Sweet

All These Things I Hate 3:46 Bullet For My Valentine

Rainy Days And Mondays 3:36 Carpenters

Pretty 2:16 The Cranberries

Beautiful Obscene 3:41 Diana Anaid

Life Styles Of The Rich And Famous 3:11 Good Charlotte

Perfect Day 3:30 Hoku

Ugly like Me 5:42 Limp Bizkit & Stained

Break You 3:13 Marion Raven

Tonight And The Rest Of My Life 5:14 Nina Gordon

My Sweet Prince 5:47 Placebo

Liquid Courage 3:27 Pretty Girls Make Graves

Awake 4:03 Secondhand Serenade

Ugly 3:50 Sugarbabes

Hunger Strike 4:06 Temple Of The Dog

Uninvited 4:36 Alanis Morissette

God Send Me An Angel 3:40 Amanda Perez

If I Fall 3:56 Amber Pacific

Joyful Girl 6:17 ani difranco

Plays Pretty For Baby 2:08 Anthony Green

What You Are 4:09 Audioslave

Miss Otis Regrets 2:35

Ugly Side 4:24 Blue October

Lua 4:29 Bright Eyes

Laura Laurent Bright Eyes

The beauty in ugly (ugly betty) Jason Mraz

Breathe For Me 4:06 Deadstar Assembly

Ashes 4:26 Embrace Out Of Nothing

Fast As You Can 4:40 Fiona Apple

Even When I'm Sleeping 4:35 John Farnham

Exceptional 3:44 JoJo

Breathing By Wires 3:51 The Juliana Theory

Makes Me Wonder 3:31 Maroon 5

Into Dust 5:37 Mazzy Star

When You Come Back Down 3:50 Nickel Creek

We Are Broken 3:38 Paramore

Even Fairy Tale Characters Would Be Jealous 4:48 PlayRadioPlay!

Little Wonders 3:27 Rob Thomas

beauty in the breakdown 3:01 the scene aesthetic

Broken 4:19 Seether feat. Amy Lee

Today 3:20 Smashing Pumpkins

Perfect Grave 3:11 Social Code

Restless Heart 2:02 Starsailor

Free Falling 4:09 Tom Petty

Hold Me Down 7:00 Tommy Lee

As Ugly as I Seem 2:17 The White Stripes

In The Waiting Line 4:32 Zero 7

A Beautiful Lie 4:03 30 Seconds To Mars

alan jackson - She Don't Know She's Beautiful

The Foo Fighters - Best of You

The Smiths - Asleep

100 stories 3:45 Alkaline Trio

Queen of Pain 3:58 Alkaline Trio

Forever 2:54 Angelina

beautiful mistake 3:11 The Ataris

God Loves Ugly 3:50 Atmosphere

The End's Not Near 3:44 Band of Horses

Everything Burns 3:43 Ben Moody

Broken & Ugly 3:34 Beth Hart

Beautiful Liar 3:29 Beyonce ft Shakira

Wanderlust 5:51 Bjork Volta

Come in Closer 5:28 Blue October

Stronger 3:23 Britney Spears Oops I Did It Again

Distant Voices 6:40 Bush Razorblade Suitcase

Stigmatized 4:28 The Calling

So Small 3:52 Carrie Underwood

Broken Like an Angel 4:23 Cold Play

Beautiful 4:05 Eisley

All By Myself 4:57 Eric Carmen

All the Pretty Ones 3:30 The Exies

What You Deserve 3:08 The Exies

The First Taste 4:47 Fiona Apple

Ugly Girl 3:48 Fiona Apple

Broken Wings 4:00 Flyleaf

Let Go 4:14 Frou Frou

City Of Angels 3:47 GooGoo Dolls

Beautiful Blue 4:07 Holly McNarland

Nothing Nowhere 3:20 Jakalope

Your Song 3:34 Jamison Parke

Anorexia 3:50 Jeffree Star

Beautiful Soul 3:57 jesse mcartney

Skin And Bones 3:17 Jet Shine On

She's Perfect 4:09 Jimmy eat world

Skinny Legs and All 3:07 Joe Tex

Beautiful In My Eyes 4:09 Joshua Kadison

Feed Me 3:12 Juliana Hatfield

I Don't Like Mondays 4:19 The Boomtown Rats

first song-hipbones and microphones by cute is what we aim for

Angels and Airwaves: The Adventure

Missy Higgins: Casualty

Matt Nathonson: Little Victoria

Neko Case: Hold on Hold on

Matchbox 20: bed of lies

Sheryl Crowe: I shall believe

Silverchair: Straight Lines

World war Me From first to last

Without you David Bowie

Bella 7 years ago

Maria Mena - Eyesore "The ugly naked truth: She starves me of my youth, And I stand alone until You catch on. I swear it's not by choice. But Ana has this voice, And it calms me down, It gives me purpose." AND

"My worth is measured solely According to the scale. I am heavy, but I feel frail."

Maria Mena - Cause and Effect "I can't laugh too hard, I'm on a diet. I'm trying to lose myself, You ought to try it. Just starve for six days straight, Oh, it's a riot. Ev-e-ry Sun-day night. I binge, and I barf, 'cause I carry the Scars of an eight-year-old, Whose mother applied the same rules To her kid's body, As her own."

I have absolutley loaaaaaaaddddddddddsss!.

all of these work for me;

Stand Still look Pretty - The Wreckers. (amazing)

No Good - Kate Voegele

Fallen - Sarah McLachlan

Everywhere - Michelle Branch

Be My Escape - Relient K

Nobody - Amy Studt

Everything's Just Wonderful - Lilly Allen(sarcasm makes me laugh.)

Imaginary - Evanescence

I Can feel you all around me - Flyleaf

No Good - Rachel Ferguson (reeeally good, only girls though.)

Fight The Sky - Gavin Mikhail

Over and Over - Three Days Grace

You Get Me - Michelle Branch

Beautiful Lie - Amy Studt

When She Cries - Britt Nicole (more SH though)

Not Gonna' Get Us - Tatu (if there's 2 of you)

All She Wrote - Ross Copperman

Don't Let Me Get Me - Pink

Last Thing - Diana Anaid (someone with an ED being messed around etc)

Harder Everyday - Ashlee Simpson

Nobody's Home - Avril Lavigne

Numb - Ben Lee

The Great Escape - Boys Like Girls

The Voice Within - Christina Aquilera

One Fne Wire - Colbie Caillat

Older - Colbie Caillat

Falling - Emmy Rossum (i like this one lots too)

Inside Out - Emmy Rossum

Good Enough - Evanescence

I Thought It Was Over - The Feeling (for relapses)

Haunted - Kelly Clarkson

Addicted - Ditto

Hole - Ditto

Anything I'm Not - Lenka (i LOVE this song, it's happy as well :D)

She's Falling Apart - Lisa Loeb (LOVE THIS "pull up the chair to the table, and look at the food on her plate") :D its good.

ummmmmmmmm, ask for more if you want?


Hera_76 7 years ago

My Chemical Romance is my favorite band, but I have to say I don't see even a remote connection with any of their songs and EDs.

Although, I guess you can pretty much read into any song what you want, people color things in with their own perspective, so to speak.

kaity 7 years ago

uhm anything by katy rose is really good for eating disorders, especially Lemon. some song quotes of hers: "And starving hurts the sould when you're hungry for some love." "soups on hot, feeling like a do or die. i can't throw up i dont think i even wanna' try." "Still my hand won't go to the other side, My boney fingers stay locked here." "i think that we're all starving." "i don't know how i'll eat today, every option's looking gray." "Try not to be so all alone. it's hard to hear my stomach when it groans." and yeah.

Holly 8 years ago

Uhm well I know of soooo many but the main one is Alanis Morisette(think that is how it is spelt) and its called You live,You learn.

all about learning and if you think about it with anorexia in mind..well there ya go!

sevendecays 8 years ago

I know two French songs about eating disorders but.. it's in French

June by Indochine

(about bulimnia mostly)


Ficelle by Syrano

(about anorexia)

Ed 8 years ago

From first to last - World War me

chloe  8 years ago

Anna Begins - counting crows.

About a man who loves an anorexic.

TTC 8 years ago

Two good songs not necessarily having to do with ana but still remind me are: Let Go by Imogen Heap and Smoke by Natalie Imbruglia

Isabel J. 8 years ago

Geez... thank you Katharine for this post because I've been searching the title and the band of this song for a year and finally, Hedley it was, and I found it here!! that's great!!

for me, my favorite songs related to how I feel are:

angel, sarah mchlaclan

courage, superchick

mary jane, alanis morissette

let go, frou frou (for some reasons...)


Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles (about being lonely)

Katharine M. 8 years ago

Hedley - Gunnin' - amazing and soo sad.

8 years ago

I don't know or it's a song about ED's but it does reminds me of it every time a listen to it. I'm talking about"you are the moon" by the hush sound. It's just a wonderful song... so dreamy

LUPE 8 years ago

chica fresa-amandititita

Mia's Slave 8 years ago

Disturbia by Rihanna

eLaMoRTe 8 years ago

Hello you all who have know THAT hell on all of you who simple want to know more about how we feel...for the ones who are still struggling...for the ones who can now look back and wonder how on earth they survived...for the ones who now live in relative peace but the ashes and dust of those days are deeply carved in their hearts...for the ones who where sadly conquered by their demons...

One of my most beloved compositions...fiinally recorded this year, available now just to download but hopefuly will be released as a vinyl next year....

For you all.."hungerstirke" by eLaMoRTe...

peace and good moon....

Pray..pray to be delivered from satan's feast....

Kay 8 years ago

Personally, I think "Control" by Alexisonfire is more so about someone suffering from depression in general, but there are loads of people convinced it's about anorexia. Can't blame them with lyrics like;

"Say that you're in control, you say that you are, [but] I can't think of a time when you've looked less alive"

"Look past the mirror and find, just look past the mirror, that there's something inside, something more to your life"

kel 8 years ago

Don't know if this was said, but Never Good Enough by Rachel Ferguson is a good one.

Tish 8 years ago

Crazy by Simple Plan

miriam. 8 years ago

bones by the killers

gone with the sin by HIMits rumoured that the lead singer wrote this song for one of his ex's with anorexia

be like that by 3 doors down

keep holding on by avril

walking on air by kerli

yellow by coldplay

Judi 8 years ago

Tonight & The Rest Of My Life- Nina Gordon

4st 7lbs- Manic Street Preachers

Mirror- Barlowgirl

Courage- Superchick

Ana's Song- Silverchair

Lucy At The Gym- Jill Sobule

Skin & Bones- Mariana's Trench

jamie 8 years ago

i've had an eating disorder for years, and one of the most powerful moments I can remember was when one of my treatment therapist played the song "Piece of Glass" by Cademon's Call...absolutely amazing!

Can’t believe that I did it again Wake me up from this nightmare Cause this monster is wasting me away and taking my days Every day I live a bit less; one night leads to another Even if I went back would they recognize me or criticize me Who are you that lies when you stare in my face Telling me that I’m just a trace of the person I once was Cause I just can't tell if you're telling the truth or a lie On you I just can't rely After all you're just a piece of glass Still I control this nightmare, when I call it answers But I can't tell it when to come, or when to stay Who are you that lies when you stare in my face Telling me that I’m just a trace of the person I once was Cause I just can't tell if you're telling the truth or a lie On you I just can't rely After all you're just a piece of glass Don’t talk, listen Hold me tighter Stay with me just for a while Until the sun shines stay with me Just give me one more day Who are you that lies when you stare in my face Telling me that I’m just a trace of the person I once was Cause we're not the same, you're just a picture of me You’re gone as soon as I leave; you've lived my life for me And you're no more than a piece of glass You're no more than just a piece of glass

also, what a way to wanna be by shania twain


katya 8 years ago

Stop Eating by Cex

lily 8 years ago

i love anorexic beauty by pulp <3

oh man this forum is making me feel all ana again

argghhhh i think im going to go eat a sandwich quick!

jo 8 years ago

there is also anorexia - flaw

Mia's Slave 8 years ago

My favorite Mia song is Me and Mia by Ted Leo and the Pharmacist

anna 8 years ago

definitely "numbers" by pompeii, it's written about bulimia

"my problems hide in numbers that leave when i gag and heave.."

Brianne 8 years ago

i have bulimia and I was wondering if there were any songs anyone knows up to relate specifically to this disease?

Tiffie.x 8 years ago

hmm, thanx guys.. i love all these songs.. also there is one song, its like on and all that but i dont think its an ed song.. i think its about the kkks but like only one line in the song makes it sound like the kkks

its Daddy by Jewel

My bones are tired, Daddy I don't get enough sleep I don't eat as good as I should, Daddy What's that say about me? Sometimes I sleep past noon, Daddy Drink lots of black coffee and I smoke like a chimney, Yes, I left the refrigerator door half open, Daddy What's that say about me? Sometimes I want to rip out your throat, Daddy For all those things you said that were mean, Gonna make you just as vulnerable as I was, Daddy What's that say about me? Sometimes I want to bash in your teeth, Daddy Gonna use your tongue as a stamp Gonna rip your heart out the way you did mine, Daddy Go ahead and psycho-analyse that 'Cause I'm your creation, I'm your love Daddy Grew up to be and do all those sick things you said I'd do Well last night I saw you sneak out your window With your white hood, Daddy What's that say about you? I'm sloppy, what's that say about you? I'm messy, what's that say about you?

black 8 years ago

any ED rock or metal??? please searchig like crazy for some thanks:)

daniela 8 years ago

well most of my fave ones are already posted. but i would like to add

"american dreamgirl" by joydrop

"who knew" by pink

Just A Few 8 years ago

Avril Lavigne - Anything But Ordinary

Bjork - Pneumonia

Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer

Lovehatehero - Hollywoodemia

Mae - The Ocean

Natalie Merchant - My Skin

Nelly Furtado - Crazy (Cover)

No Doubt - Beauty Contest

No Doubt - Magic's In The Make-Up

Pompeii - Numbers

Radiohead - Creep

Smashing Pumpkins - Ugly

phee 8 years ago

ok pioneers by bloc party

and while your at it, skeleton by bloc party too

amazingg. in my taste anyway

and paper bag (fiona apple) is an alltime favorite

rahleigh 8 years ago

posters by jack johnson.absolutely love it.

somebody 8 years ago

forgot these two.

Barlow - Walk Away

K's Choice - Not An Addict

tabitha 8 years ago

jackies strength- tori amos

bleed like me- garbage

no one special 8 years ago

the trews - ana & mia

sum 41 - in too deepsum 41 - motivation^ these 2 aren't specific but always made me think of that

VD 8 years ago

Hey Susie... can you post all 233 songs?

Casey 8 years ago

innocent by our lady peace, its such a great song one of my favorites

Flor de papel 8 years ago

If you know spanish 90-60-90 by Florencia VillagraSomenone once I knew Anerexia Nerviosa by mother anorexia (this one is a bit scary... i think is heavy metal.)Esta vez by cafe tacubasuper model by superchickSuddlendly by superchickLucky by britney spear (don't know why it reminds me even though she doesn't have anything to do with this)

ameliaa 8 years ago

not sure if its about eating disorders or suicide, but i like how to save a life, by the fray,

best song,

filmclip is awesome as too, (:

Jayme 8 years ago

From First To Last - World War Me

olivia outrage 8 years ago

out of every ED song, fakebestfriend-anorexia is by far the best. its the song that plays if you follow the link.

belle 8 years ago

beautiful by bethany dillon is the song that similar with my 4 years long with ana. just exact what i feel...

Tash 8 years ago

This one isn't nessisarily about ed's but I always thought about it whenever I heard it because it's about addiction.

The dutch courage by the spill canvas.

msp 8 years ago

"framed" by excuse 17.

susie 8 years ago

I have a whollle playlist of 233 songs having to do with ED's haha

some of my favs:

lucas carpenter -- "Making Mirrors Extinct"

Barlow Girls--- "Mirror"

The Bravery -- "Tragedy Bound" (not technically ed specific- but I think about my ed every time I listen to it

Bryn Christopher -- "The Quest" (verrryy metaphorical- LOVE this one

The Calling-- "Stigmatized" is beautiful

Christina Auguilera-- "Walk Away"

Coldplay-- "Talk"

Everclear -- "Normal Like You"

Faces Withour Name-- "Deadly Beauty" (absoultely lovely... makes me so sad)

Foo Fighters-- "Skin and Bones"

The Format-- "I'm ready I am"

The Gossip-- "Standing in the way of control" (I dance to this and vent like crazzzzyy)

Ingrid Michaelson-- "Keep Breathing" ... I listen to this and it makes me cry...

Jon Foreman -- "TheCure For Pain"

Kate Havnevik-- "You Again" and "New Day" and "Timeless" are goodddddd

Kelly Clarkson-- "Addicted" is AMAZINGGG

Landon Pigg-- "Perfectionist" reminds me of my ed... we're often perfectionists... so yeah...

Maria Mena--- "Internal Dialogue" "Long Time Coming" "My Lullaby" "Just a little bit" and "Your glasses" ... she has a lot of great ED songs

Marion Raven-- "Here I am" (AMAZINGGG SONG!!!!!!) - very powerful and also "Gotta Be Kidding"

Nada Surf-- "See These Bones"

Nelly Furtado-- "Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover)" it's acoustic... and is a lot different...

Snow Patrol-- "Open Your Eyes" ... who hasn't felt like this

Superchick-- "Beauty from pain" "courage" "stand in the rain" "get up" "pure"

Susie Suh- "Recognition"

those are a few of my most favorites- ask if you'd like more- my tastes differ :P

tyka 8 years ago

beautiful like me-joydrop

Britana 8 years ago

Big Dreams by Bow Wow

When you've got Big Dreams Keep your Eyes on the prize...

gwenhyfar 8 years ago

err i used to know heaps.

bulimic - the used

anorexic beauty - pulp

tunic (song for karen) - sonic youth

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angelamp 8 years ago from Philippines

Great hub! I like Silverchair and "Ana" reminds me of an old friend who deliberately turned himself into an anorexic in order to be "cool"...

shannon 8 years ago

my silent undoing by queen adreena

it's dark and pretty.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

LOL! You get more people to talk about eating disorder songs than I can about anything. I suck!

carry 8 years ago

does anyone know a song about a guy who's in love with someone with an eating disorder?

ana 8 years ago

pieces - sum 41

katalyn. 8 years ago

how about some on bulimia?

Alexia_Mercy 8 years ago

Binge and purge- Luna chicks

Curse of curves- Cute is what we aim for

Jennifers body- Hole

Lemon- Katy Rose

Buried myself alive- the used

Jen 8 years ago

Jenny You're Barely Alive - Rilo Kiley

The name thing always gets me. It's great.

natielle 8 years ago

courage by superchick is a really good one too

sick 8 years ago

angel--sarah mclaughlin (let me be empty. . .)

nobodyspecial 8 years ago

In Too Deep by Sum 41

nevermind 8 years ago

also staind-outside (bulimia)

Jessica 8 years ago

Dear Friend - Stacie OrricoEnjoy x

twiggy 8 years ago

neely o'hara - bright eyes is probobly the best one i've heard...

anon 8 years ago

Cky- dressed in decay

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2 know is 2 love 8 years ago from San Francisco

Know any Binge Eating Disorder songs?

Verity 8 years ago

She's falling apart by Lisa Loeb is amazin.

But also Sophie by Elanor McEvoy is the most amazing and emotional song you will ever hear. honestly.

PiXieDuSt 8 years ago

Waltz Moore By From First To Last

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ChristineRitter 8 years ago from Ohio

Great Hub !!!!!

Kat 8 years ago

Katie by Missy Higgins is a really good song about anorexia

Liz 8 years ago

Eleanor McEvoy - Sophie

Lisa Loeb - She's Falling Apart

Geri - Starving for Atten

Hannah x  8 years ago

Beautiful - Joydrop

Someone i once knew - dead celebrity status >>> thats a great one!

Anorexia - Fakebestfriend

Superchick - Stand in the rain

Good luck


kelly 8 years ago

Maria Mena - Just A Little Bit

Elyse 8 years ago

Courage- Superchick.

Mariah 8 years ago

HA! It's funny when people assoiciate My Chemical Romance with EDs cause they have nothing to do with them! i really love "Tonight and the rest of my life" by Nina Gordon.

Amy 9 years ago

My chemical romance - this is how i disapear

georgie 9 years ago

beautiful - christina aguilera

beautiful - bethany dillon

I'm Not Okay - My Chemical Romance

Cait 9 years ago

Download them from Limewire

Ophelia 9 years ago

skin and bones - marianas trench

feeling small - marianas trench

Susy 9 years ago

Anorexic Beauty - Pulp

Big isn't Beautiful - King Adora

Lindsay 9 years ago

Breath Me by Sia is amazing!

Emma 9 years ago

Unfortunately I have no idea were to download most of them, but I have afew. Personally, one of my favourite songs is "Paper Bag" by Fiona Apple. :)

kim 9 years ago

Oh yeah and also "Lua" and "Laura Laurent" By Bright Eyes are two of my favorite songs ever, can't believe I forgot about them.

Kim 9 years ago

"Perfect" by Alanis Morissette is a good one too.

Kaitlin 9 years ago

Blood Red Bracelet by Corinna Fugate is also very good. :)

Samantha 9 years ago

skeleton song by kate nash reminds me of my ed.

Fckedupkid 9 years ago

Some more songs 'bout EDs:

'Feed me' -Juliana Hatfield

'Starving for attention' -Geri Karlstrom

'Beauty from pain' -Courage

'Supermodel' -Jill Sobule

'Lucy at the gym' -Jill Sobule

'Coffee and Cigarettes' -Augustana

Michelle 9 years ago

Sophie by Eleanor McEvoy is an amazing ED song.

jadoredior 9 years ago

Courage by superchick

paperbag fiona apple

are also really good!!

Shopaholic 9 years ago

Also there's this great song called Me And Mia by Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, You should add it to the list above :)

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