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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.

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Filter - Skinny

So here you are in your small little world

Kept up like a little precious virgin girl

To hear 'bout your grace and your silly face

Wrapped up like a knot in a ball of shoelace

And every time I talk to you

It sounds like you're caught in a psychological flu

Don't ever let them see you cheat

Don't Ever let them see you bleed

Don't Ever let them shake your hand

Don't ever let them believe that scam

Skinny

And it will make you cry

Skinny

And it will make you lie

Skinny

And if it makes you soft inside

Skinny

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

Skinny

And it will make you cry

Skinny

And it will make you lie

Skinny

And if it makes you soft inside

Skinny

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 3 years ago

      the war - by mia magistro

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      Brie Anna 3 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..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxTHex8Ny-o

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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

      ME AND MIA by TED LEO and THE PHARMACISTS!

      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

      CHORUS

      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

      CHORUS

      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 6 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 6 years ago

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

      Princesswithapen

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      saraB 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

      To Hell And Back - Blessthefall

      (Watch the music video)

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      iesha 6 years ago

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

      i cried at this song coz (sobs quietly)

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      frostbite 6 years ago

      Animal I have become by Three Days Grace

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      cons 6 years ago

      "Born To Lose" by King Adora

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5XfATQhARo

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      bell 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

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

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      TheLoser 6 years ago

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

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      Ebb 6 years ago

      Numbers, by Pompeii

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      cons 6 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 6 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 6 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 x__xbeautyinthebreakdown@live.co.uk

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

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      love no h8 6 years ago

      Pink-perfect

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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

      MY FAVOURITE.

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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 7 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 7 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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      ... 7 years ago

      Katy Perry - Firework ...

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      sligobay 7 years ago from east of the equator

      Great Hub with great songs and lyrics. Thanks.

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      Louise 7 years ago

      Tori Amos - Doughnut Hole

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 7 years ago from Europe

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

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      risza 7 years ago

      anamiamusic

      youtube it

      they have a youtube page..

      all with eating dissorder songs

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      Alyssa 7 years ago

      Monster by meg & dia

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      Catherine Of Siena 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago

      Tell Yourself - Natalie Merchant

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      hhh 7 years ago

      catatonia - bulimic beats

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      Michael 7 years ago

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

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      katie 7 years ago

      piece of glass by caedmon's call

      cries from the city by nevertheless

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      Natalie 7 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 7 years ago

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

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      mollie 7 years ago

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

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      99e8r9w-9 7 years ago

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

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      paula 7 years ago

      maria mena's songs:

      -sleep to dream

      -cause and effect

      -eyesore

      -power trip ballad

      -self fulfilling prophecy

      -just a little bit

      -shadow

      ?

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      Skye 7 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