Hello ladies and gents. I am here talking about music and depression. I have found, for me, that music can help me through some tough times here. Most people listen to happy music to help them feel better. I listen to sad music to help me feel better and get me through these hard times in my life. One of the songs that I found that helps me is “Hurt” by Johnny Cash. I know it is a remake of the NIN song and that is alright with me. I have heard the NIN version and it isn’t for me. That doesn’t make it a bad song at all, it just isn’t for me. There are many many songs that I have listened to, over the years, that have helped me through my depression. Believe me I have had some really, really bad times here. Some are worse than others, but I try and keep going the best I can here. It isn’t always easy, but no one ever said it would be. But sad songs have always been there for me to listen to to help me get out the emotions I have in me. I sometimes think I have cried all the tears I have in me completely out, but I know there are times that I need to do it or I will just explode or go even further into depression. I mean songs like “Turn The Page” by Bob Seger speak to me in a way that really hits home. The life of a musician or music group just trying to make it from one show to the next and trying to get that break they are looking and working for. Songs like those speak to the soul in a way that can’t be described by words. I know I am probably not alone in how I feel about music, but it is something that is so personal that only those who go through this, in their own ways, understand what I am saying. I might be wrong, but it wouldn’t be the first time for me being wrong. I will just finish with this. I thank God that there is music like this for us to listen to, because without it who knows where some of us would be. Probably lost to the world as a whole.