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The Song that Best Describes My Migraines Is…

The Song that Best Describes My Migraines Is…

We asked you for the names of songs that describe your migraine – and you told us! Migraine is different for everyone – and it would seem the songs you suggested are as varied as your migraines.

We’ve highlighted the top ten responses on the following pages, and included the complete list at the end. If you don’t see your ‘migraine song’ in the list, please to add it to the comments!

The songs that best describe migraine

Comments

  • Ang
    7 months ago

    Alone Time by Lovelytheband. “I don’t have to feel good, I just wanna feel better.”

  • auntlee63
    2 years ago

    I totally agree with the number 1 song choice. It was my very first thought when I read the question – “Highway to Hell. . .” describes my migraines perfectly.

  • llesbella
    2 years ago

    Another Grey Morning – James Taylor

  • JerseyGirlMel
    2 years ago

    I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

  • JerseyGirlMel
    2 years ago

    At first I was afraid, I was petrified Kept thinkin’ I could never live without you by my side But then I spent so many nights thinkin’ how you did me wrong And I grew strong and I learned how to get along And so you’re back from outer space I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face I should have changed that stupid lock, I should have made you leave your key If I’d have known for just one second you’d back to bother me…

    If only it was as simple as changing the lock. HAHA!

  • don066959
    2 years ago

    I wrote my own song about migraines. It’s dedicated to all migraine sufferers.

  • don066959
    2 years ago
  • grizzi
    2 years ago

    “Migraine” by twenty one Pilots
    “And my pain will range from up, down, and sideways”
    “It will not let me sleep, I guess I’ll sleep when I’m dead,
    And sometimes death seems better than the migraine in my head”

  • celia123
    3 years ago

    The song that best describes by migraines would be I wanna hold your hand.60s song by the Beatles.When the attack or triggers hit you,you definitely need somebody’s hand to hold.

  • Michelep70
    3 years ago

    The song that best describes my migraines is “Miserable” by Lit. Completely miserable!

  • Gigimom
    3 years ago

    The song that best describes my migraine, and which goes through my head when I feel one coming, is Please Don’t Bring Me Down. I think it was done by Eric Burton and the Animals.

  • Wmoser183
    3 years ago

    So far, I have only experienced aura without headache, so the song that best describes my migraine is “Fancy Colors” from Chicago’s 2nd album.

  • Shlewis
    3 years ago

    My best song that describes my migraine attacks, (chronic Vestibular) would be Bach’s famous “Tocata and Fugue in G” or Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain”.

  • DonnaFA moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Shlewis! Just had to jump in and say your “Night on Bald Mountain” made me smile. I can relate to that analogy! -All Best, Donna (Migraine.com team)

  • PolyPaws13
    3 years ago

    One of the first songs which comes to mind is “The Bitch Is Back”, since that seems to be what I’ve been described as being while I’m having migraines. They are frequent, sometimes for days, up to over a week at a time, or longer. A “cluster” migraine is the worst for me because there is no way of knowing how long it will last nor what to take to get rid of it.

  • kihart
    3 years ago

    This is one I listen to when I’m not in “migraine hell” to remind me there is something beyond this non-living life. At least I feel like that most of the time.
    I either feel like I’m dying or I want to die, not sure which because I’m usually not thinking clearly! It’s very lonely in my dark room and not many people really get it or they can’t do anything to help anyway. God is my hope to heal me here or in heaven. Either one is good with me.

    I Am Not Alone
    By Kari Jobe
    When I walk through deep waters
    I know that You will be with me
    When I’m standing in the fire
    I will not be overcome
    Through the valley of the shadow
    I will not fear
    I am not alone
    I am not alone
    You will go before me
    You will never leave me
    In the midst of deep sorrow
    I see Your light is breaking through
    The dark of night will not overtake me
    I am pressing into You
    Lord, You fight my every battle
    And I will not fear
    You amaze me
    Redeem me
    You call me as Your own
    You’re my strength
    You’re my defender
    You’re my refuge in the storm
    Through these trials
    You’ve always been faithful
    You bring healing to my soul

  • k_nelson
    2 years ago

    Completely agree

  • itsgood2Bgiddy
    3 years ago

    Dear kihart,
    Praying for you! God is the answer, whether He leads us to a Dr that provides the medicine that finally works, or heals us outright, or as a result of “outgrowing” the triggers. My 14 year old son has had occasional migraines throughout childhood along with unusual stomach aches and stomach sensitivities and anxiety. October 2015 saw the head and belly pain skyrocket to daily pain of about 8, following a stomach virus and a mild head injury. Knowing there was little I could do to help, besides lots of hugs and I love you’s, and pursuing help from the medical community, was a terrible feeling. Except that I knew God was in control. There have been numerous days when he would ask “Why is God letting this happen to me?”. And many days I asked the same question, and pleaded for God to do something…. it’s hard to trust there’s a God who cares when daily physical and emotional pain are present. But that is what He asks us to do, trust Him. It’s been 8 months since the onset of all tbis. We had to pull him out of school because he couldn’t concentrate or think with all the pain, endured Dr referrals with months of waiting, expensive lab work that revealed nothing, Specialists that did little to help and prescribed medicine that made things worse. But God was with us through it all. And little by little he has experienced improvement with a vitamin regimen, antidepressant, ADD medicine, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Last week he was admitted for DHE IV infusion. And this week it feels like we have emerged from a dark tunnel to something very close to what we used to call normal. The infusions were very successful, not completely pain free, but able to function again. And to God goes the glory! Is this permanent? We don’t know, it’s in God’s hands. Whenever I hear this song by Kari Job, I’ll think of and pray for you. Jane V

  • Luna
    3 years ago

    Pink Floyd, Brain Damage
    The lunatic is in my head
    You raise the blade, you make the change
    You re-arrange me ’til I’m sane.
    You lock the door
    And throw away the key
    There’s someone in my head but it’s not me.

    And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
    You shout and no one seems to hear.

  • Shlewis
    3 years ago

    I like your choices!

  • MargoW
    3 years ago

    Twenty-One Pilots, Migraine. The lyrics just sum it up for me.

  • grizzi
    2 years ago

    same.. “And my pain will range from up, down, and sideways”

  • hannahbee
    3 years ago

    I’d have to say “Help Me I Am in Hell” by Nine Inch Nails. It’s an instrumental, but the song title says more than enough…

  • kristynf
    3 years ago

    Imogen Heap – Rake It In

    I am here again
    Tied up in your torture frame
    Printed paper, guilty to blame
    The story stays the same

    Dry me out
    Run me down
    Burn me out
    And rake it in, you rake it in, yeah
    Dry me out
    Run me down
    Burn me out
    And rake it in, you rake it in
    Rake it in, you rake it in, yeah

    A slave upon your plate
    I am your dreams, yeah your life and your bait
    Selfish schemes, i proceed, you await
    You my indefinite hate

    Dry me out
    Run me down
    Burn me out
    And rake it in, you rake it in, yeah
    Dry me out
    Run me down
    Burn me out
    And rake it in, you rake it in
    Rake it in, you rake it in

    Do you know what my chopping blocks for?
    Do you know what my hanging braids for?
    Do you know what my chamber maids for?
    Can you guess what I, what I have in store for you?

    Dry me out
    Run me down
    Burn me out
    rake it in, rake it in

    Dry me out
    Run me down
    Burn me out
    And rake it in, you rake it in, yeah
    Dry me out
    Run me down
    Burn me out
    And rake it in, you rake it in
    Rake it in, you rake it in, yeah

    Rake it in some more

  • Mr FBP
    3 years ago

    Not forgetting the lovely Suzanne Vega’s Blood Makes Noise:

    I’d like to help you doctor
    Yes I really, really would
    But the din in my head
    It’s too much and it’s no good

    I’m standing in a windy tunnel
    Shouting through the roar
    And I’d like to give the information
    You’re asking for

    But blood makes noise
    It’s a ringing in my ear
    Blood makes noise
    And I can’t really hear you
    In the thickening of fear

    I think that you might want to know
    The details and the facts
    But there’s something in my blood
    Denies the memory of the acts

    So just forget it doc and
    I think it’s really cool that you’re concerned
    But we’ll have to try again
    After the silence has returned

  • tiggmom1
    3 years ago

    “The Next Episode” by Dr. Dre. Yeah it’s kinda profane, but don’t migraines make us all say those words? And don’t they make us wonder when we’re going to have “The Next Episode”?

  • AMK1968
    3 years ago

    Mine would be “I Can’t Feel My Face When I’m With You” because I experienced a Hemiplegic Migraine a week ago today. I have struggled with migraines from age 15-31 that followed my cycle. After having a complete hysterectomy at 31 and starting HRT no more migraines until I had a blood clot when I was 40 and found out I have a blood clotting disorder and they stopped my HRT immediately and the migraines returned.

    I had NO idea something like a hemiplegic migraine even existed. That’s what lead me to this site while I was researching info on this very strange migraine that landed me in the hospital for 3 days.

  • Tbald
    2 years ago

    I too suffer from hemipelgic migraines. The first time it happened I was in high school. My father was the principal so I asked him to take me home. He managed to get me in to see the family doc and was so disorented I kept asking if my father knew I was here. They sent me by ambulance to the hospital where they did a scan, and diagnosed me with hemipelgic migraines. I stayed overnight for observation, but released the next day. I have very little memory of the event, before and after, and have had multiple hemipelgic migraines since but none so scary as the first!

  • Meaghan Coneys moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi AMK1968,

    Thank you for your comment. We are so happy you found our site and our community. You mentioned finding migraine.com while researching hemiplegic migraine. I am sure you have read a great deal already on our site, however just in case you wanted some more information, the following link provides you with all of our site’s articles on hemiplegic migraine – https://migraine.com/?s=hemiplegic&submit=Go. Thanks again for your comment. We are happy you are here! Hope you are having a lovely Monday.

    Warmly,

    Meaghan (Migraine.com Team)

  • acksoft
    3 years ago

    Those choices are all great. Because I have the Adult Abdominal sort (and because I am an old rocker from the 70’s), for me it’s “Nausea” by the Los Angeles punk band X.

  • Shlewis
    3 years ago

    Sometimes I must endure “abdominal” migraines. They really cause you to grit your teeth…and some of them like to go on for weeks…my heart goes out to you

  • Kelentaria
    3 years ago

    Omg. Just about fell off my bed laughing. When I first read the title of the article, I was like ‘highway to hell’ and it turned out to be number one… Irony!!!

  • Jenny
    4 years ago

    ‘My Oh My’ by David Gray is me at my worst!

  • King of Pain
    4 years ago

    Ramones—“I wanna be sedated”

  • Allie
    4 years ago

    21 Pilots This Describes Mine soooo well. Allie

    Am I the only one I know,
    Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat?
    Shadows will scream that I’m alone.

    I’ve got a migraine and my pain will range from up, down, and sideways,
    Thank God it’s Friday ’cause Fridays will always,
    Be better than Sundays ’cause Sundays are my suicide days,
    I don’t know why they always seem so dismal,
    Thunderstorms, clouds, snow, and a slight drizzle,
    Whether it’s the weather or the letters by my bed,
    Sometimes death seems better than the migraine in my head,
    Let it be said what the headache represents,
    It’s me defending in suspense, it’s me suspended in a defenseless test,
    Being tested by a ruthless examinant that’s represented best by my depressing,
    Thoughts, I do not have writer’s block, my writer just hates the clock,
    It will not let me sleep, I guess I’ll sleep when I’m dead,
    And sometimes death seems better than the migraine in my head.

    Am I the only one I know,
    Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat?
    Shadows will scream that I’m alone,
    But I know we’ve made it this far, kid.
    Ah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Ah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    I am not as fine as I seem, pardon,
    Me for yelling, I’m telling you green gardens,
    Are not what’s growing in my psyche, it’s a different me,
    A difficult beast feasting on burnt down trees,
    Freeze frame please, let me paint a mental picture portrait,
    Something you won’t forget, it’s all about my forehead,
    And how it is a door that holds back contents,
    That make Pandora’s Box’s contents look nonviolent,
    Behind my eyelids are islands of violence,
    My mind’s shipwrecked, this is the only land my mind could,
    Find, I did not know it was such a violent island,
    Full of tidal waves, suicidal crazed lions,
    They’re trying to eat me, blood running down their chin,
    And I know that I can fight or I can let the lion win,
    I begin to assemble what weapons I can find,
    ‘Cause sometimes to stay alive you got to kill your mind.

    Am I the only one I know,
    Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat?
    Shadows will scream that I’m alone,
    But I know we’ve made it this far, kid.
    Ah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    And I will say that we should take a day to break away,
    From all the pain our brain has made,
    The game is not played alone.
    And I will say that we should take a moment and hold it,
    And keep it frozen and know that,
    Life has a hopeful undertone.

  • grizzi
    2 years ago

    same.. “And my pain will range from up, down, and sideways”

  • kateymac
    4 years ago

    “Migraine” by Troubled Hubble
    *original version from the Broken Airplanes album*

    I saw my mom floored
    On her knees begging,
    “Lord, Oh Lord!
    Take away this pain from me!”
    I saw my mom floored
    Looking for drugs of any sort
    To take away this migraine
    Take away this migraine …

    “God damn you!
    God damn you, migraine!”

    I saw my mom floored
    On her knees begging,
    “Lord, Oh Lord!
    Take away this pain from me!”
    She looks to me, and I see
    Behind her eyes
    There lies a devil
    Behind her eyes
    She looks to me, and I see
    Her brain is waning
    She’s dying of pain
    She’s dying of pain
    I saw my mom floored
    On her knees begging,
    “Lord, Oh Lord!
    Can you help me please?!”

    I saw my mom floored – See more at: http://www.knowyoursong.com/Migraine-by-Troubled-Hubble-Lyrics.html/I-Saw-My-Mom-Floor

  • kristen
    4 years ago

    A few hours of silence would probably be most fitting, tbh. Because the last thing I want going on when I have a migraine is music.

  • Mind Over Mayhem
    4 years ago

    This one fits mine…

    “Monster” by Skillet:

    The secret side of me
    I never let you see
    I keep it caged
    But I can’t control it
    So stay away from me
    The beast is ugly
    I feel the rage
    And I just can’t hold it

    It’s scratching on the walls
    In the closet, in the halls
    It comes awake
    And I can’t control it
    Hiding under the bed
    In my body, in my head
    Why won’t somebody come and save me from this?
    Make it end!

    I feel it deep within,
    It’s just beneath the skin
    I must confess that I feel like a monster
    I hate what I’ve become
    The nightmare’s just begun
    I must confess that I feel like a monster
    I, I feel like a monster
    I, I feel like a monster

    My secret side I keep
    Hid under lock and key
    I keep it caged
    But I can’t control it
    Cause if I let him out
    He’ll tear me up
    And break me down
    Why won’t somebody come and save me from this?
    Make it end!

    I feel it deep within,
    It’s just beneath the skin
    I must confess that I feel like a monster
    I hate what I’ve become
    The nightmare’s just begun
    I must confess that I feel like a monster

    I feel it deep within,
    It’s just beneath the skin
    I must confess that I feel like a monster
    I, I feel like a monster
    I, I feel like a monster

    It’s hiding in the dark
    It’s teeth are razor sharp
    There’s no escape for me
    It wants my soul,
    It wants my heart

    No one can hear me scream
    Maybe it’s just a dream
    Or maybe it’s inside of me
    Stop this monster!

    I feel it deep within,
    It’s just beneath the skin
    I must confess that I feel like a monster
    I hate what I’ve become
    The nightmare’s just begun
    I must confess that I feel like a monster

    I feel it deep within,
    It’s just beneath the skin
    I must confess that I feel like a monster
    I’m gonna lose control
    Here’s something radical
    I must confess that I feel like a monster

    I, I feel like a monster

  • Kelentaria
    3 years ago

    As do I definitely a perfect fit. Never thought of it like that.

  • carla-fisher
    4 years ago

    I love that song

  • annelouise
    4 years ago

    Everyday is so wonderful,
    then suddenly, its hard to breathe
    now and then I get so insecure,
    from all the pain,
    I’m so ashamed

    If I’m feeling really positive I might go onto the next line…
    Christina Aguelira wouldn’t be in my list of artists to listen to, but this is the song of my migraines…

  • Teresa
    4 years ago

    I have a list of several songs that have at least one line in them that is perfect to describe the pain:

    Live “Pain Lies on the Riverside”
    Pain lies on the riverside
    Pain will never say goodbye, no, no

    Cypress Hill “Insane in the Membrane” (Insane in the brain) Much too fast like a sumo slammin’ dat ass
    Leavin’ your face in the grass

    Green Day “Give Me Novocain” (whole song)
    Take away the sensation inside
    Bittersweet migraine in my head
    It’s like a throbbing toothache of the mind
    I can’t take this feeling anymore

    [Chorus:]
    Drain the pressure from the swelling,
    This sensation’s overwhelming,
    Give me a long kiss goodnight
    And everything will be alright
    Tell me that I won’t feel a thing
    So give me Novocain

    Out of body and out of mind
    Kiss the demons out of my dreams
    I get the funny feeling and that’s alright
    Jimmy says it’s better than air,
    I’ll tell you why

    [Chorus:]
    Drain the pressure from the swelling,
    This sensation’s overwhelming,
    Give me a long kiss goodnight
    And everything will be alright
    Tell me that I won’t feel a thing
    So give me Novocain

    Oh Novocain

    [Chorus:]
    Drain the pressure from the swelling,
    This sensation’s overwhelming,
    Give me a long kiss goodnight
    And everything will be alright
    Tell me Jimmy I won’t feel a thing
    So give me Novocain

    Eels – “The Medication is Wearing Off”
    The medication is wearing off
    Gonna hurt not a little, alot

    Ben Folds Five “Cigarette”
    Fred Jones was worn down from caring for his often
    screaming and crying wife during the day but
    He couldn’t sleep at night for fear that she
    In a stupor from the drugs that didn’t
    ease the pain would set the house ablaze
    with a cigarette.

    And last but not least, a song that may not be about migraines, but the pain he feels is similar to what we all feel at times;
    Metallica “One”
    I can’t remember anything
    Can’t tell if this is true or dream
    Deep down inside I feel to scream
    This terrible silence stops me

    Now that the war is through with me
    I’m waking up, I cannot see
    That there is not much left of me
    Nothing is real but pain now

    Hold my breath as I wish for death
    Oh please, God, wake me

    Back to the womb that’s much too real
    In pumps life that I must feel
    But can’t look forward to reveal
    Look to the time when I’ll live

    Fed through the tube that sticks in me
    Just like a wartime novelty
    Tied to machines that make me be
    Cut this life off from me

    Hold my breath as I wish for death
    Oh please, God, wake me

    Now the world is gone, I’m just one
    Oh God, help me
    Hold my breath as I wish for death
    Oh please, God, help me

    Darkness imprisoning me
    All that I see
    Absolute horror
    I cannot live
    I cannot die
    Trapped in myself
    Body my holding cell

    Landmine has taken my sight
    Taken my speech
    Taken my hearing
    Taken my arms
    Taken my legs
    Taken my soul
    Left me with life in hell

  • Jacque b
    4 years ago

    you’re breaking my heart

  • sparker96
    4 years ago

    “My Old Friend the Blues” by The Proclaimers– perfect for expressing the feelings I have when I am on day three or four of migraine…

  • 23r1c5h
    4 years ago

    Dies Irea – Mozart’s Requiem in d Minor

    Creeping Death – Metallica

    Stranger in Moscow – Michael Jackson (when a migraine has such a tight hold that I’m isolated away from my family and friends. I feel like I’m in an alternate reality, everything moving in slow motion and I’m moving even slower trying to catch up)

  • Catheleen Jordan
    4 years ago

    Hit the Road Jack.

  • MIScramlin
    4 years ago

    Reasons Why -Nickel Creek
    It Just Won’t Quit -Meat Loaf
    Down -Jason Walker

  • mscwds
    4 years ago

    Cryin’ by Aerosmith and Bring me to life by Evanescence

  • Allie
    4 years ago

    Yes! I soooo agree to these choices!

  • Aimee
    4 years ago

    Killing in the name of by rage against the machine… Mainly because the lyric “f%#k you I won’t do what you tell me” is how I feel towards migraines when they cause me to abandon whatever it was I was doing that day.

  • rusalka
    4 years ago

    Oh,the irony that not only are the Ramones my favorite band,but one of my most embarrassing migraine moments occurred in front of Joey Ramone! I used to live down the block from him on East 9th Street in the East Village,NY decades ago when he was still alive. He was a good friend & neighbor. One day as I was coming home from a doctor’s appointment I had one of my worst migraines & was trying my hardest just to make it home to darkness & quiet. He was standing in front of his apartment in the Christadora & said “Hey!What’s up?” Instead of a normal reply I threw up right in front of him! I was mortified!!! He even cleaned up after me! We became very close friends after that. He thought I was on drugs(well,it was a really bad neighborhood at the time & migraines often make me slur & have a difficult time

  • Kareninatree
    3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing that story. I am laughing with you. I too have been mistaken for being on street drugs. Never with anyone famous. I feel so much better, thank you.

  • rusalka
    4 years ago

    Cont’d ….just getting the right words out. I frequently do boneheaded things in the aftermath of a particularly bad migraine. A great example is pressing “send” before completing a post! *cringes* As a long time reader here who just joined this site today,I was wondering if anyone else feels like they dropped a few (or more than a few)IQ points or gets unusually clumsy after getting over a level 10 migraine?

  • Ed M.
    4 years ago

    “King of Pain” The Police

    and . . .

    “Rhyme & Reasons” Dave Mathews Band:
    ‘Cause I’m all locked up in this
    Dark place – and I do not know
    I’m good as dead
    My head aches – warped and tied up
    I need to kill this pain

    My head won’t leave my head alone
    And I don’t believe it will
    ‘Til I’m dead and gone
    My head won’t leave my head alone
    And I don’t believe it will
    ‘Til I’m six feet under ground

    Read more: Dave Matthews Band – Rhyme & Reason Lyrics | MetroLyrics

  • joanna
    4 years ago

    “Migraine” by Twenty-one Pilots The first time I heard it I was so amazed to hear a song specifically referencing my personal pain!

  • Kristin
    5 years ago

    One that I hear that always makes me think of my migraines is “Dear Agony” by Breaking Benjamin…

    “Dear agony, just let go of me
    Suffer slowly, is this the way it’s got to be?
    Dear agony”

  • Malinda Cross
    5 years ago

    “Crawling” from Linkin Park immediately comes to mind.

    [Chorus:]
    Crawling in my skin
    These wounds they will not heal
    Fear is how I fall
    Confusing what is real

    There’s something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
    Consuming, confusing
    This lack of self-control I fear is never ending
    Controlling. I can’t seem…

    [Bridge:]
    To find myself again
    My walls are closing in
    (without a sense of confidence and I’m convinced that there’s just too much pressure to take)
    I’ve felt this way before
    So insecure

    [Chorus]

    Discomfort endlessly has pulled itself upon me
    Distracting, reacting
    Against my will I stand beside my own reflection
    It’s haunting how I can’t seem…

    [Bridge]
    [Chorus]
    [Chorus]

    There’s something inside me that pulls beneath the surface consuming,
    Confusing what is real.
    This lack of self-control I fear is never ending controlling,
    Confusing what is real.

  • Kristin
    5 years ago

    I absolutely love LP!! I’ve heard them live and boy are they amazing!! What a great song to describe everything. I will definitely listen to that song differently 🙂

  • kristisprague
    5 years ago

    I want to listen to this song now that I’ve read the lyrics. Excellent writing. Really captures that feeling of letting go of the illusion of control that we think we have in our lives. : ) Hope it’s a low pain day where you live! Kristi

  • Malinda Cross
    5 years ago

    “Outside” from Staind captures the mood pretty well, too, though the lyrics aren’t as closely related.

  • kristisprague
    5 years ago

    I suggested one already but forgot! Lol! I am in a brain fog. Anyway, another that I would submit is Ingrid Michaelson’s “Keep Breathing”. It’s the way I have gotten through 10 years of Daily, Chronic Migraines…mindful breathing.

    Check out this video on YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fORAPkfVV_A&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • Malinda Cross
    5 years ago

    Come to think I’d it, “Breakable” is fairly appropriate as well!

  • Malinda Cross
    5 years ago

    I love this one, it’s such a soothing song but really fits.

  • CABsMOMe
    5 years ago

    I loved reading all of the song titles. I try hard to keep my sense of humor about life. It’s not an easy task but my family helps. The very first song that popped into my head?

    I could wile away the hours
    Conferrin’ with the flowers
    Consultin’ with the rain
    And my head I’d be scratchin’
    While my thoughts were busy hatchin’
    If I only had a brain

    I’d unravel every riddle
    For any individ’le
    In trouble or in pain

    With the thoughts I’d be thinkin’
    I could be another Lincoln
    If I only had a brain

    Oh, I could tell you why
    The ocean’s near the shore
    I could think of things I never thunk before
    And then I’d sit and think some more

    I would not be just a nothin
    My head all full of stuffin’
    My heart all full of pain
    Perhaps I deserve you
    And be even worthy erve you
    If I only had a brain

    I could wile away the hours
    Conferrin’ with the flowers
    Consultin’ with the rain
    And my head I’d be scratchin’
    While my thoughts were busy hatchin’
    If I only
    If I only had a brain

  • JerseyGirlMel
    2 years ago

    <3 it! I was thinking of the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow because sometimes that's where my head feels like it is. And also the song We're Off To See the Wizard… you know… hoping he'd have a solution for my migraines.

  • kristisprague
    5 years ago

    This is an awesome choice! Love your sense of humor, too. It does feel like I have lost my brain on many days…forgetting words, messing up the days. Thanks for the smile!

  • Crystalrz4
    5 years ago

    My favorite song and character from the Wizard of Oz!!!

  • Michele
    5 years ago

    Cancer Slug’s Cat in the Brain:
    every night and every day its the same f*cking thing
    its like i got a cat clawing up in my brain
    and when that f*cker starts to scratch its gonna bring me pain
    but nothing like the pain im gonna give to you
    and when it draws me out into the night
    and the anger takes away my sight
    if you could only hold me tight
    then i know that everything is gonna be alright
    my head is kill kill killing me
    it make me do such awful things
    i wanna hear your tortured screams and see your eyes

  • MigraineSux
    5 years ago

    This Song Title pretty much sums up my ‘Outlook on Life’, while I’m deep in the throes of a Migraine attack: “My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, and I Don’t Love Jesus”… lyrics by Jimmy Buffett, 1975….

  • Crystalrz4
    5 years ago

    “The Thunder Rolls”
    Chorus:
    “The thunder rolls
    And the lightnin’ strikes
    Another love grows cold
    On a sleepless night
    As the storm blows on
    Out of control
    Deep in her heart (change heart to head)
    The thunder rolls “

  • Hyena8
    5 years ago

    R.E.M. and ‘The Wake Up Bomb’ ”My head’s on fire…”

  • Hyena8
    5 years ago

    They are my favorite band and Michael’s voice actually helps sooth me.

  • Crystalrz4
    5 years ago

    “Please Release Me (Let Me Go)” ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK LYRICS

    Please release me, let me go
    For I don’t love you anymore
    To waste our lives would be a sin
    Release me and let me love again

    I have found a new love, dear
    And I will always want her near
    Her lips are warm while yours are cold
    Release me, my darling, let me go

    (Please release me, let me go)
    For I don’t love you anymore
    (To waste my life would be a sin)
    So release me and let me love again

    Please release me, can’t you see
    You’d be a fool to cling to me
    To live our lives would bring us pain
    So release me and let me love again
    (Let me love, let me love)

  • Mr FBP
    5 years ago

    “You’ve been taking your time,
    And you’ve been living on solid air
    You’ve been walking the line,
    And you’ve been living on solid air
    Don’t know what’s going ’round inside
    And I can tell you that it’s hard to hide
    When you’re living on solid air

    You’ve been painting the blues
    And you’ve been looking through solid air
    You’ve been seeing it through
    And you’ve been looking through solid air
    Don’t know what’s going ’round in your mind
    And I can tell you don’t like what you find
    When you’re moving through solid air

    I know you, I love you
    And I can be your friend, I can follow you anywhere
    Even through solid air

    You’ve been stoning it cold,
    You’ve been living on solid air
    You’ve been finding it cold,
    You’ve been living on solid air
    I don’t know what’s going on inside
    I can tell you that it’s hard to hide
    When you’re living on solid air

    You’ve been getting too deep,
    You’ve been living on solid air
    You’ve been missing your sleep
    And you’ve been moving through solid air
    I don’t know what’s going on in your mind
    But I know you don’t like what you find
    When you’re moving through solid air

    You’ve been walking your line,
    You’ve been walking on solid air
    You’ve been taking your time
    But you’ve been walking on solid air
    Don’t know what’s going on inside
    But I can tell you that it’s hard to hide
    When you’re living on solid air”

    Not written about Migraine, but it’s a soothing song, sung in almost a mumble. Written from one troubled soul to another.

  • Rajee W
    5 years ago

    I think the song that best describes mines is BOOM Here comes the BOOM by P.O.D. but stuff from this site I found helps http://www.helpmyheadache.com

  • Diane Andrews
    5 years ago

    Sorry that was btw and RA. Does anyone else hate spell check! Lol

  • Diane Andrews
    5 years ago

    My favorite song to describe my life with pain is “she’s a lady” not the title but this verse “be careful how you touch her or she’ll awaken and sleeps the only freedom that she knows” bow I am 54 and do not remember 1 day of my life w/o a headache. I still feel pain while sleeping but it’s in the background.(I have RT too )

  • Jill M.
    5 years ago

    As a tribute to my supportive family and friends, I’m going to add to the list:

    “Lean on Me”

  • kristisprague
    5 years ago

    “Boom, Boom, Pow” – Black-Eyed Peas

  • ajalon
    5 years ago

    Yackity Yack

  • Pete
    5 years ago

    What about Nirvana’s “You Know You’re Right”; screaming “pain” 3x in the refrain (some of the verses fit, too).

  • Elara moon
    5 years ago

    I second the Song”cure for pain” the band is called morphine and NO they weren’t using morphine at all. Sadly the lead singer died over 10 years ago. The music is considered low rock, his voice is deep and expressive. I recommend any morphine album “yes” and cure for pain are great ones. There are other songs I relate my pain with musically many of the from the band “the cure” one is album and song “pornography” once again NO it hasn’t anything to do with the title at all..
    it’s the deep darkness in the music I relate to.

    On a amazing note I made it a week without a migraine for the first time in over 5 years last week. The blood pressure meds are helping big time 80mg of inderal has been life changing. On average I’m going 4-5 days without migraine. I’m a chronic suffer so this is life changing! My neurologist is fantastic and lets me try what want. Blood pressure was last on list because mines normal or sometimes low. I feel fine on this mg but can’t go higher…

    Ps, how did I miss this poll??

    Music is a very personal thing yet we can all relate to it.

  • sarah
    5 years ago

    Most of you probably haven’t heard of this one as it was a silly song they played on a show called Hee Haw back in the 70’s. It was called “Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me”. Seems fairly accurate to what I experience.

  • CABsMOMe
    5 years ago

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HLIaISHu2Mo

    Loved Hee Haw :). I’m not sure if you can leave links but the one above is for the doom, despair, and agony on me 🙂

  • Jill M.
    5 years ago

    I remember! It’s the perfect song!! Lol

  • Vicki
    5 years ago

    Oh I still sing that one!! lol

  • alphabet
    5 years ago

    The songs are good but it is the TITLE of the song not the song itself in this list that best describes the migraine – or perhaps it is just me? For me, a song that best describes my migraine would be something ugly, heavy metal that you just want to make stop or silence any which way you can!
    Some of the songs in the list are quite lovely and harmonious and definitely do not describe any migraine I’ve ever had!

  • lara
    5 years ago

    I missed this poll. Oh well. I had three more to add:

    Bleeding out: Imagine Dragons
    A Pain that I’m Used to: Depeche Mode
    Meds: Placebo

  • billiemarieweikel-lewis
    5 years ago

    These are great! One of my favorite songs, that is not on this list but describes my 31 year struggle with migraines (and the last 20 months of chronic daily migraines)is “Praise You in This Storm”.

  • sparker96
    4 years ago

    I’ve thought of this one often as I have struggled with chronic migraines and now Meniere’s Disease. I love that song! I also love “Need You Now” by Plumb from several years back.

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