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17 Feb 2013, 4:18 pm

I can think of a few...

1) "How Soon is Now" - by The Smiths - this haunting ballad (or soliloquy?) from the 1980s eerily strikes me as a young guy with Aspergers. It rang in my head of my own cumulative life experience at the age of 26 (several years after the song came out) and prompted me to get my real diagnosis soon after (previously ADHD...what else).

2) "Hide in your Shell" by Supertramp

3) "Hey Jude" (I don't have to tell you the band...)

4) "Lonesome Loser" by the Little River Band (Aussie band from the 1970s)



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17 Feb 2013, 4:32 pm

These may be odd ones, and not really what you are looking for, because they represent my view of my daughter (which is my direct connection to autism).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdlQumbxYv8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zpYFAzhAZY

Edit: Wow...that mistake is so awesome I need to leave it. The first link was supposed to be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qVPNONdF58 (I sent the other one to my son because I thought he would like it)


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17 Feb 2013, 4:41 pm

There are some songs I feel I can relate to, either from my past or my present. It also depends on my mood. Here a few:
"My Perogative" by Bobby Brown -- This song got me through some bad times in grade school, in the '80s. The other kids used to pick on me a lot, and I wished they would have just left me alone. So what if I was "different"?! I didn't need their approval!
"Hold On" by Wilson Phillips -- This is another song that got me through some rough times in junior high, in the early '90s, when I got teased a lot. It reminded me that no matter how bad things got, they could only get better.
"I'm Still Standing" by Elton John -- This is my "I-can-do-it" song (one of them, anyway). It's also a great workout song!
"My Life" by Billy Joel -- Not only did I grow up listening to this song (it was the theme song to "Bosom Buddies"), it's also a motivational song.
"Express Yourself" by Madonna -- Another terrific motivational song!



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17 Feb 2013, 5:44 pm

Never shout never - On the brightside :D



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17 Feb 2013, 5:59 pm

The theme song to 'Big Bang Theory"



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17 Feb 2013, 6:07 pm

I like Joel's "My Life", too.

You Don't Know How it Feels (to be me) Tom Petty
I won't back down - Tom Petty

Rain Down on Me - Blue Rodeo

She Talks to Angels - Black Crowes

Angel in Blue - J Geils

Cool Change - Little River Band

I Want to Break Free - Queen

Where ever I lay my hat - Gaye or Young version

Linda Ronstadt - I Never Will Marry

Purple Rain - Prince

Logical Song - Super Tramp

Hold on Tight - ELO ... and Xanadu

Angie Baby - Reddy ... and - I am Woman

Flying on your own - Rita MacNeil

Through the Roof and Underground - Gogol Bordello

... that's a start ...


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17 Feb 2013, 6:47 pm

Titanium by David Guetta seems to be about an autistic/aspie child who is misunderstood and hunted down as a threat to society. Yeah, this definitely resonates.

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

I really like this version, too, although with a different interpretation, especially her defiant body language and tone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayZ0vzTAEVw



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17 Feb 2013, 7:08 pm

Depeche Mode - Damaged people

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bv802FwvCY


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17 Feb 2013, 7:19 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCA7i_A_jAM&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/youtube]


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17 Feb 2013, 8:01 pm

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17 Feb 2013, 8:05 pm

Sanctus wrote:
Depeche Mode - Damaged people

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bv802FwvCY


Yeah, I can hear that in there. As the OP, I just wanted to point out that the songs that "resonate" meant those that suggested a person with Aspergers, not motivational songs a-la Eye of the Tiger and Livin on a Prayer. In other words, songs that sound eerily like they were written b/c the artist thought of somebody who was Asperger-like (I say Asperger-like, b/c back in past decades, nobody knew what Aspergers was).

Maybe like Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" - I always thought this was about a boy with autism.

Still I appreciate the contribs of other posters on feel-good songs like "My Life" and what not, don't get me wrong. And I'm not pointing out the more sombre songs as a way of getting anyone down, but just makes you stop and think "hmmm...sounds like the artist is talking about somebody on the spectrum..."



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17 Feb 2013, 8:07 pm

I agree...I think Jeremy was about someone with autism, too.


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17 Feb 2013, 8:18 pm

Philadelphia by Neil young



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17 Feb 2013, 8:24 pm

Probably the most resonant songs for me are:

Sailing by Christopher Cross

Childhood by Michael Jackson

Elusive Butterfly by Bob Lind

Somewhere Only We Know by Keane

I Am a Rock by Simon and Garfunkel

He Was a Most Peculiar Man*, also by Simon and Garfunkel

Candle On the Water by Helen Reddy

Wake Up by The Arcade Fire

Hideaway by Karen O

No One Is Alone from Into the Woods

Tell Me My Name from The Mouse and His Child

* - TW for suicide


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17 Feb 2013, 8:29 pm

Jayo wrote:

And I'm not pointing out the more sombre songs as a way of getting anyone down, but just makes you stop and think "hmmm...sounds like the artist is talking about somebody on the spectrum..."


Even though neither of the songs I posted are sombre, I didn't include them simply to be uplifting. The Blind Melon lyrics alone probably wouldn't have resonated with me (well "I like watching the puddles gather rain" seems sensory to me and "all I can do is read a book to stay awake, and it rips my life away but it's a great escape" could refer to a special interest), but when coupled with the video...the bee is my daughter, and truthfully also my son.

And the Natalie Merchant song "People see me as a challenge to your balance. I'm over your heads how I confound you and astound you to know I must be one of the wonders of Gods own creation...I believe Fate smiled and Destiny laughed as she came to my cradle "Know this child will be able" Laughed as she came to my mother "Know this child will not suffer" Laughed as my body she lifted "Know this child will be gifted with love, with patience, and with faith. She'll make her way."


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17 Feb 2013, 8:57 pm

This song probably pops up in every topic on this mater but, Radiohead's Creep (cool cover version to keep things fresh)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ5ZclZTeTU

Somebody by Depeche Mode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB15j4KxDGM

Solitary Shell by Dream Theater
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FVp2rw1BFQ


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