Requiem for a Dream: “Toy Soldiers”


 

Requiem For A Dream: “Toy Soldiers” – Thought I’d put one of my favorite songs with some clips from one of my favorite movies, “Requiem For A Dream”. Both are about drug addiction and the total devastation it can do to anyone’s life. “Toy Soldiers” was released on January 27, 1989 and spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and New Zealand. On Billboard’s year-end chart for 1989 the song placed #29. Martika, who also co-wrote the song, claimed her inspiration came from a friend who was battling cocaine addiction at the time. It was Martika’s only #1 single in the US, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The song was also popular in the UK and Australia, and in 2009 VH1 placed “Toy Soldiers” at #67 of the 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 80s.

 

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11 Responses to Requiem for a Dream: “Toy Soldiers”

  • peerlesslondin says:

    I AM NOT AN ADDICT AND IM NOT AN ALCOHOLIC. I LEFT THAT BEHIND AND I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT IM A DRUG ADDICT FOR LIFE…I WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN A SYSTEM THAT IS DESIGNED TO KEEP ME COMING BACK THROUGH THEIR DOORS.IT TOOK ME GETTING AWAY FROM THE “SYSTEM” TO GET CLEAN.I HAVE ATTENDED NO MEETINGS AND I NEVER WILL.THE REHAB SYSTEM IS A SCAM.WHEN YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH YOU’LL ASK GOD? TO HELP YOU.. THEN YOU WILL FIND OUT WHAT RECOVERY IS..AND ITS NOT SITTING IN A ROOM WITH PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT DRUGS.

  • StrengthMuscle2 says:

    There is so much hope for you. You know what to do and I think you’re determined to get this all behind you now. Go to? court, get this over with, and when you get out you’ll without a doubt have a new lease on life. Everything will be better for you.
    You are a good person with so much potential. Stay strong and make your time count for something. Let your life count for something.
    Please let me know how you’re doing when you can.

  • B00613Man says:

    when i asked about jail i meant should i turn in myself.? i see the parentheses.

  • B00613Man says:

    i know what i got to do. ill go to my court date on dec 2nd. i dont know if that? made me lose all taste for life. but thanks for all the encouragement you seem to to say the right thing each time. its gonna suck in jail but your right i know what to expect. im a good person trapped in an addicts body. i dont belong in jail but oh well.

  • StrengthMuscle2 says:

    I don’t understand. How are you a wanted fugitive? If you went “back to jail” then you must already know how it is.
    If you’re wanted you should turn yourself in. You’ll never have much of a life until? you do.

  • B00613Man says:

    what can u? tell me about jail? im a wanted fugitive. f ed up that it took going back to jail to clean myself.

  • StrengthMuscle2 says:

    You’re clean! Congratulations!! You’ll go through some depression as you come off the drugs but it won’t last. One day at a time it gets better. Your taste for life will come back and it will come back even more than ever.
    Take a walk in the park, go see a movie, or go visit some clean friends or family members. It always helps.
    I know you can do this! I know you? can because you had the heart to admit you had a problem. Alot of addicts won’t do that.
    Be proud of yourself!

  • B00613Man says:

    not too good. clean but it keeps calling. and ive lost all taste for life.? im like whats the use.

  • StrengthMuscle2 says:

    ? Yes, I’m here. How are you doing?

  • B00613Man says:

    you around
    ?

  • B00613Man says:

    thanks for? the encouraging words.

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