OK Dudes... I've got my list too. I think some of these songs remind us of how things were in the past, how things are now (hopefully better), and provide some hope for us in the future. The point of my songs is not to put me back in a place where I don't want to go, but instead, give me a little hope and sometimes (like the second one), a pitch to be understood.
First.. "What Doesn't Kill You", Kelly Clarkson. This is an "I Will Survive" song that inspires me to be better, and helps me to cope when I can get down on myself. In the end, I am better than my rapists, and I WILL make my life reflect that.
Second, "You Don't Know" Scarlett & Black. I heard this on the radio one day while I was in the car switching stations. Yeah, no one knows what we know as far as sexual assault is concerned. The trouble is, try to tell someone that. Try to get someone to listen. To be understood. If only society would get that.
Third, "Standing On Higher Ground", Alan Parsons (I think). This one is probably older than I am. I remember in therapy I had to recount a lot of what happened (story below). A lot of times when I looked back at what happened I felt like I was looking at it all from above. Well, his song makes you look at everything from higher up, and reevaluating how it looks from there. From that point, and the here and now, I need to "breathe the air" and try to move ahead, and leave behind the assault, the "rat race", and the aftermath.
This is a good thread, you guys. Thanks for sharing.