Eargasm: 10 Songs about Numbing the Pain

Music is our drug of choice; we turn to tunes when we want to celebrate, as well as when we want to commiserate.

Here are 10 songs about numbing the pain:



Sia – “Chandelier”


Party girls don’t get hurt / Can’t feel anything, when will I learn / I push it down, push it down



Tove Lo – “Habits”


Staying in my play pretend / Where the fun ain’t got no end / Can’t go home alone again / Need someone to numb the pain



Cat Power – “Lived In Bars”


We’ve lived in bars / And danced on tables / Hotels, trains and ships that sail / We swim with sharks / And fly with aeroplanes out of here



Drake – “Marvin’s Room”


Sprite in that mixture, I’ve been talking crazy girl / I’m lucky that you picked up / Lucky that you stayed on / I need someone to put this weight on



Amy Winehouse – “Back To Black”


And life is like a pipe / And I’m a tiny penny rolling up the walls inside



Brad Paisley and Alison Kraus – “Whiskey Lullaby”


She put him out like the burnin’ end of a midnight cigarette / She broke his heart, he spent his whole life tryin’ to forget



Frank Ocean – “Novacane”


Love me now, when I’m gone, love me none / Love me none, love me none, numb, numb, numb, numb



Hozier – “Sedated”


We are deaf, we are numb / Free and young and we can feel none of it



Pink Floyd – “Comfortably Numb”


There is no pain, you are receding / A distant ship on the horizon / You are only coming through in waves



Florence and the Machine – “Shake It Out”


And I’m damned if I do and I’m damned if I don’t / So here’s to drinks in the dark at the end of my road / And I’m ready to suffer and I’m ready to hope



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