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Songs About Eating Disorders, Anorexia & Bulimia

Updated on June 4, 2012

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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.

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

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      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.....

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      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.

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      blacklisa 4 years ago

      Dear Dairy by MickelWj

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      Angela 5 years ago

      Tied Together With a Smile- Taylor Swift

      Be Like You-Ed Sheeran

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      "mirror" by Barlow girl

      "keep holding on" Avril Lavine

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      Tay Tay 5 years ago

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

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

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      Chels 5 years ago


      Love that song, it gets me pumped!

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      Audrey 5 years ago

      Beautiful - Bethany DIllon

      Skin and Bones - Marianas Trench

      Feeling Small - Marianas Trench

      90210 - Wale

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      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

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      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.

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      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

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      thegiftofdesperation 5 years ago

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

      Piece of Glass - Caedmon's Call

      SO GOOD.

      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!


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      saraB 5 years ago

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

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      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.

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      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)

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      derp 5 years ago

      To Hell And Back - Blessthefall

      (Watch the music video)

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      iesha 5 years ago

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

      i cried at this song coz (sobs quietly)

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      frostbite 5 years ago

      Animal I have become by Three Days Grace

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      cons 5 years ago

      "Born To Lose" by King Adora

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      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.

      LOVE IT :)

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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.

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      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

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      LuckyHell 5 years ago

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

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      TheLoser 5 years ago

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

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      Ebb 5 years ago

      Numbers, by Pompeii

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      cons 5 years ago

      Garbage-Bleed Like Me.

      Where Is My Mind? (feat. Emily Browning)

      Split My Personality-Salem Al Fakir

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      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

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      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)

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      thinspiration 6 years ago

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

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      sami 6 years ago

      Sia- Breathe me

      Hilary Duff- dangerous to know,underneath this smile

      my personal ana/mia faves

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      heeyy 6 years ago

      keine lust - rammstein (in germany)

      hippo - apulanta ( in finnish)

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      eliowy 6 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?

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      Catherine of Siena 6 years ago

      "One More" by Superchick.

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      Rachel M 6 years ago

      'i have you' - by the carpenters.

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

      xoxo rach.

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      Charlotte Eriksson 6 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

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      alyssa 6 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

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      Doue 6 years ago

      Demi Lovato - Believe In Me

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      Looking 6 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

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      Tiara 6 years ago

      Beautiful Tonight by Krystal Meyers is the perfect song

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      Jackie 6 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.

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      mhmmm (: 6 years ago

      If you could only see - Tonic

      You're gonna go far, kid - The offspring

      Never alone - Barlow Girl

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      Gabby Rachel 6 years ago

      Beauty From Pain - Superchick

      Courage - Superchick

      So Rich So Pretty - Mickey Avalon

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      gurrilla gurl 6 years ago

      Christina Aguilera -The voice within

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      princess aniie 6 years ago

      espejismos-porta(rap español)

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      Tay Tay 6 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.

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      Adri 6 years ago

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


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      Freja 6 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 :')

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      Scarlett 6 years ago

      " live happy, live with anorexia" by stage

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      Rachel M 6 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.

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      Ashleigh 6 years ago

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

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      Mikey 6 years ago

      Paper Mache - The Vaccine

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      Mary 6 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.

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      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...

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      Ciannait 6 years ago

      Dead Celebrity Status - Someone I Once Knew

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      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 :)

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      moi 6 years ago

      my skin by natalie merchant

      probably its no about anorexia but i liked a lot

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      bethany 6 years ago

      Dont leave home by dido awesome!

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      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.

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      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)

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      ... 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.

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      Louise 6 years ago

      Tori Amos - Doughnut Hole

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 6 years ago from Europe

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

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      risza 6 years ago


      youtube it

      they have a youtube page..

      all with eating dissorder songs

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      Alyssa 6 years ago

      Monster by meg & dia

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      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.

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      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)

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      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."

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      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.

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      SB 6 years ago

      Tell Yourself - Natalie Merchant

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      hhh 6 years ago

      catatonia - bulimic beats

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      Michael 6 years ago

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

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      katie 6 years ago

      piece of glass by caedmon's call

      cries from the city by nevertheless

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      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 (?)

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      CourtKnee 6 years ago

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

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      mollie 6 years ago

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

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      99e8r9w-9 6 years ago

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

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      paula 6 years ago

      maria mena's songs:

      -sleep to dream

      -cause and effect


      -power trip ballad

      -self fulfilling prophecy

      -just a little bit



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      Skye 6 years ago

      Bruno Mars- Just the way you are

      it just came out this week and its so inspirational!

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      megan 7 years ago

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

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      Megan 7 years ago

      i love the song hide and seek by imogen heap.

      it reminds me of my battle with ana.

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      MsGolightly 7 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

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      k8 7 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.

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      Connie 7 years ago

      Skinny by Edith Bucklund

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      Chels 7 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!!

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      Skyeee 7 years ago

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

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      adorababy 7 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.

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      ED RD 7 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!

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      Hyl 7 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.

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      lily 7 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 7 years ago from Belize

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

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      Jenny 7 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.

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      chelsea 7 years ago

      thank you so much everybody. thank you

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      Karen 7 years ago

      Queen Of Pain by Alkaline Trio.

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       7 years ago

      Someone I Once Knew- Dead Celebrity Status

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       7 years ago

      crazy by gnarls barkley

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      Chrissy Lynn 7 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

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      ava 7 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

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      anacha 7 years ago

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

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      Beruthiel 7 years ago

      Girl Disappearing by Tori Amos

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      Cat 7 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

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      ohhh yes 7 years ago

      alexandra mcdonald - starving for attention

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      Cat 7 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)

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      Judith 7 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!

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      Ailidh 7 years ago

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

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      wordscribe41 7 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.

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      Chris 7 years ago

      Sorry, yet another one:

      Disease Remission - Ayria

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

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      Chris 7 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.

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      Chris 7 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)

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      Gabbi 7 years ago

      Never good enough by Rachel ferguson.

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      Mimbie 7 years ago

      Fade into you- Mazzy Star

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

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      qwerty 7 years ago

      World War Me-From First To Last

      Lunacy Fringe-The Used

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      Renee 7 years ago

      Anorexia Nervosa by Mellow Melange

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      Shannon 7 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)

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      Deea 7 years ago

      Lafee - Du bist schon

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      Raindrops. 7 years ago

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

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      angel 7 years ago

      pink nobody knows

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      Jess 7 years ago

      Fences by Paramore.

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      sarah 7 years ago

      myfriendjane- nevershoutnever

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      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

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      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).

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      Tiffany 7 years ago

      Skin and Bones

      Feeling Small

      both by marianas trench

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      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

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      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.

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      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.

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      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

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      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

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      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.

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      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

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      .: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

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      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."

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      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

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      Roger 7 years ago

      Breathe Again by Too Sorry For Apologies.

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      Roger 7 years ago

      Bulimia by One-Eyed Doll.

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      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.

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      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...

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      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

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      Big Fat Bitch 7 years ago

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

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      Anonymouse 7 years ago

      Apocalypse Hoboken - Anorexic Complexion

      Die Cheerleader Die - Anorexic Nation

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      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.

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      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

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      Ana 51244 8 years ago

      Crawl - Superchick

      I'm sure this has already been said


      Ana's Song (Open Fire) - Silverchair

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      annoyamous 8 years ago

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

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      Miss Ann Thrope 8 years ago

      Skinny little bitch by angelspit is an epic song x]

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      Roger 8 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.

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      Nutmeg19 8 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.

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      eyvi 8 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.

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      Mime 8 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:/

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      June 8 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!

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      Mel 8 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

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      Lucy 8 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

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      wew 8 years ago

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

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      ProAna - edie 8 years ago

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


      1) easier to lie 2) another little hole

      AZURE RAY:

      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

      TORI AMOS:

      1) cornflake girl 2) a sorta fairytale

      TIMBALAND: apologize

      THIRTEEN SENSES: thru the glass


      1) mary jane 2) perfect

      VANESSA CARLTON: twilight

      TONIC: if you could only see

      ANI DIFRANCO: 32 flavors

      FIONNA APPLE: plastic bag

      CAT POWER: wonderwall

      KEREN ANN: suicide is painless

      LISA LOEB:

      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.)

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      proAna 8 years ago


      1) hanging by a moment

      2) sick cycle carousel

      3) trying

      4) only one

      5) simon

      6) everything


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      Dana 8 years ago

      skin and bones by marianas trench

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      jo 8 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.

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      jo 8 years ago

      Sonic Youth - Tunic (Song For Karen)

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      Moi 8 years ago

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

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      Frankie054 8 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'

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      A. 8 years ago

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

      Schoolyard Heroes - Battlestar Anorexia

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      Amber W 8 years ago

      "Someone I once knew" by Dead Celebrity Status

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      lilly 8 years ago

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

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      jackie 8 years ago

      Binge and Purge by Lunachicks

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      Nessa 8 years ago

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

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      Olive 8 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.

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      Hum. 8 years ago

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

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      Dana 8 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.'"

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      TTC 8 years ago

      The Fear-Lily Allen

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

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      doll 8 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

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      Bella 8 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?


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      Hera_76 8 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.

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      kaity 8 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.

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      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!

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      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)

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      Ed 8 years ago

      From first to last - World War me

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      chloe  8 years ago

      Anna Begins - counting crows.

      About a man who loves an anorexic.

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      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

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      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)

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      Katharine M. 8 years ago

      Hedley - Gunnin' - amazing and soo sad.

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      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

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      LUPE 8 years ago

      chica fresa-amandititita

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      Mia's Slave 8 years ago

      Disturbia by Rihanna

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      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....

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      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"

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      kel 8 years ago

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

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      Tish 8 years ago

      Crazy by Simple Plan

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      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

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      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

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      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


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      katya 8 years ago

      Stop Eating by Cex

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      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!

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      jo 8 years ago

      there is also anorexia - flaw

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      Mia's Slave 8 years ago

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

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      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.."

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      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?

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      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?

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      black 8 years ago

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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      rahleigh 8 years ago

      posters by jack johnson.absolutely love it.

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      somebody 8 years ago

      forgot these two.

      Barlow - Walk Away

      K's Choice - Not An Addict

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      tabitha 8 years ago

      jackies strength- tori amos

      bleed like me- garbage

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      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

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      VD 8 years ago

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

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      Casey 8 years ago

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

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      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)

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      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, (:

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      Jayme 9 years ago

      From First To Last - World War Me

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      olivia outrage 9 years ago

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

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      belle 9 years ago

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

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      Tash 9 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.

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      msp 9 years ago

      "framed" by excuse 17.

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      susie 9 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

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      tyka 9 years ago

      beautiful like me-joydrop

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      Britana 9 years ago

      Big Dreams by Bow Wow

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

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      gwenhyfar 9 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 9 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"...

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      shannon 9 years ago

      my silent undoing by queen adreena

      it's dark and pretty.

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      DJ Funktual 9 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!

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      carry 9 years ago

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

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      ana 9 years ago

      pieces - sum 41

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      katalyn. 9 years ago

      how about some on bulimia?

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      Alexia_Mercy 9 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

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      Jen 9 years ago

      Jenny You're Barely Alive - Rilo Kiley

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

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      natielle 9 years ago

      courage by superchick is a really good one too

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      sick 9 years ago

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

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      nobodyspecial 9 years ago

      In Too Deep by Sum 41

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      nevermind 9 years ago

      also staind-outside (bulimia)

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      Jessica 9 years ago

      Dear Friend - Stacie OrricoEnjoy x

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      twiggy 9 years ago

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

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      anon 9 years ago

      Cky- dressed in decay

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      2 know is 2 love 9 years ago from San Francisco

      Know any Binge Eating Disorder songs?

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      Verity 9 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.

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      PiXieDuSt 9 years ago

      Waltz Moore By From First To Last

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      ChristineRitter 9 years ago from Ohio

      Great Hub !!!!!

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      Kat 9 years ago

      Katie by Missy Higgins is a really good song about anorexia

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      Liz 9 years ago

      Eleanor McEvoy - Sophie

      Lisa Loeb - She's Falling Apart

      Geri - Starving for Atten

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      Hannah x  9 years ago

      Beautiful - Joydrop

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

      Anorexia - Fakebestfriend

      Superchick - Stand in the rain

      Good luck


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      kelly 9 years ago

      Maria Mena - Just A Little Bit

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      Elyse 9 years ago

      Courage- Superchick.

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      Mariah 9 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.

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      Amy 9 years ago

      My chemical romance - this is how i disapear

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      georgie 9 years ago

      beautiful - christina aguilera

      beautiful - bethany dillon

      I'm Not Okay - My Chemical Romance

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      Cait 9 years ago

      Download them from Limewire

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      Ophelia 9 years ago

      skin and bones - marianas trench

      feeling small - marianas trench

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      Susy 9 years ago

      Anorexic Beauty - Pulp

      Big isn't Beautiful - King Adora

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      Lindsay 9 years ago

      Breath Me by Sia is amazing!

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      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. :)

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      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.

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      Kim 9 years ago

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

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      Kaitlin 9 years ago

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

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      Samantha 9 years ago

      skeleton song by kate nash reminds me of my ed.

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      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

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      Michelle 9 years ago

      Sophie by Eleanor McEvoy is an amazing ED song.

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      jadoredior 9 years ago

      Courage by superchick

      paperbag fiona apple

      are also really good!!

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      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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