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Songs that people with Bipolar Disorder can Relate to - song titles from Wiki Encyclopedia

- lyrics researched and provided by maz - thanks maz!

 

"4+20"  and "King Midas in Reverse" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
FOUR AND TWENTY YEARS AGO
I COME INTO THIS LIFE
THE SON OF A WOMAN AND A MAN 
WHO LIVED IN STRIFE
 
HE WAS TIRED OF BEIN' POOR
AND HE WASN'T INTO SELLIN' DOOR TO DOOR
AND HE WORKED LIKE THE DEVIL TO BE MORE
 
A DIFFERENT KIND OF POVERTY 
NOW UPSETS ME SO
NIGHT AFTER SLEEPLESS NIGHT 
I WALK THE FLOOR AND WANT TO KNOW
 
WHY AM I SO ALONE?
WHERE IS MY WOMAN?
CAN I BRING HER HOME?
HAVE I DRIVEN HER AWAY?
IS SHE GONE?
 
MORNIN' COMES THE SUNRISE 
AND I'M DRIVEN TO MY BED
I SEE THAT IT IS EMPTY 
AND THERE'S DEVILS IN MY HEAD
I EMBRACE THE MANY COLORED BEAST
I GROW WEARY OF THE TORMENT, 
CAN THERE BE NO PEACE?

AND I FIND MYSELF JUST WISHING THAT

MY LIFE WOULD SIMPLY DECEASE

 

King Midas in Reverse

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

 If you could only see me
And know exactly who I am
You wouldn't want to be me
Oh I can assure you of that

I'm not the guy to run with

'Cos I'll throw you off the line
I'll break you and destroy you
Given time

He's King Midas with a curse
He's King Midas in reverse
He's King Midas with a curse
He's King Midas in reverse

It's plain to see it's hopeless
Going on the way we are
So even though I lose you
You'd be better of by far

He's not the man to hold your trust
Everything he touches turns to dust
In his hands

Nothing he can do is right
He'd even like to sleep at night
But he can't

He's King Midas with a curse
He's King Midas in reverse
He's King Midas with a curse
He's King Midas in reverse

I wish someone would find me
And help me gain control
Before I lose my reason

And my soul

He's King Midas with a curse
He's King Midas in reverse
He's King Midas with a curse
He's King Midas in reverse

"Avalanche" by Leonard Cohen

Well I stepped into an avalanche,
It covered up my soul,
When I am not this hunchback that you see,
I sleep beneath the golden hill.


You who wish to conquer pain,
You must learn, learn to serve me well.

You strike my side by accident
As you go down for your gold.
The cripple here that you clothe and feed
Is neither starved nor cold

 

He does not ask for your company,
Not at the center, the center of the world.

When I am on a pedestal,
You did not raise me there.
Your laws do not compel me
To kneel grotesque and bare.
I myself am the pedestal
For this ugly hump at which you stare.

You who wish to conquer pain,
You must learn what makes me kind,
The crumbs of love that you offer me,
Theyíre the crumbs Iíve left behind.

Your pain is no credential here,
Itís just the shadow, shadow of my wound.

I have begun to long for you,
I who have no greed,
I have begun to ask for you,
I who have no need.

You say youíve gone away from me,
But I can feel you when you breathe.

Do not dress in those rags for me,
I know you are not poor,
You donít love me quite so fiercely now
When you know that you are not sure,

It is your turn, beloved,
It is your flesh that I wear.

"The Becoming", "Down in It" and "Hurt"(Actually about Heroin abuse. Also covered by Johnny Cash by Nine Inch Nails

I beat my machine
it's a part of me
it's inside of me


I'm stuck in this dream
it's changing me

 I am becoming
the me that you know
he had some second thoughts
he's covered with scabs

he is broken and sore
the me that you know
he doesn't come around much
that part of me
isn't here anymore

all pain disappears
it's the nature of,
of my circuitry
drowns out all I hear
no escape from this
my new consciousness

the me that you know
he used to have feelings
but the blood has stopped pumping
and he is left to decay

the me that you know

is now made up of wires
and even when I'm right with you

I'm so far away

I can try to get away
but Iíve strapped myself in

I can try to scratch away
the sound in my ears

I can see it killing away
All of my bad parts
I don't want to listen
but it's all too clear

hiding backwards inside of me I feel so unafraid
Annie, hold a little tighter I might just slip away

[it won't give up it wants me dead
goddamn this noise inside my head ]  (x8)

 

Down in it

Nine Inch Nails

 (Now Iím down in it)

(Now Iím down in it)

 kinda like a cloud i was up way up in the sky.
and i was feeling some feelings you wouldn't believe.
sometimes i don't believe them myself

and i decided i was never coming down.

just then a tiny little dot caught my eye.
it was just about too small to see.
but i watched it way too long.
it was pulling me down.

i was up above it.
i was up above it.

(now Iím down in it)
i was up above it.
i was up above it.
(now i'm down in it)

SHUT UP !

so what,

what does it matter now.
i was swimming in the hate

now i crawl on the ground.
and everything i never liked about you

is kind of seeping into me.
i try to laugh about it now

but isn't it funny how everything works out.

i guess the jokes on me.
She said

 i was up above it.
i was up above it.

(now Iím down in it)
i was up above it.
i was up above it.
(now i'm down in it)

 i used to be so big and strong.
i used to know my right from wrong.
i used to never be afraid.
i used to be somebody.
i used to have something inside.
now just this hole it's open wide.
I used to want it all.
i used to be somebody.

i'll cross my heart

Iíll hope to die.
but the needle's already in my eye.
and all the world's weight is on my back

and i don't even know why.

what i used to think was me

is just a fading memory.
i looked him right in the eye

and said "goodbye."

i was up above it.
i was up above it.

(now Iím down in it)
i was up above it.
i was up above it.
(now i'm down in it)

 [rain rain go away.
come again some other day.] (x4)

i was up above it.
i was up above it.

(now Iím down in it)
i was up above it.
i was up above it.
(now i'm down in it)

 na na na na na na na na.

 

 

Hurt

Nine Inch Nails

(covered by Johnny Cash)

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing thatís real

The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

What have I become?
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end

You could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear my crown of shit
Upon my liarís chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair

Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappears
You are someone else
I am still right here

What have I become?
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end

You could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

 

 

"Between a Laugh and a Tear" by John Mellencamp

When paradise is no longer fit for you to live in
And your adolescent dreams are gone
Through the days you feel a little used up
And you donít know where your energyís gone wrong
Itís just your soul feeliní a little downhearted
Sometimes life is too ridiculous to live
You count your friends all on one finger
I know it sounds crazy just the way that we live

Between a laugh and a tear
Smile in the mirror as you walk by
Between a laugh and a tear
And thatís as good as it can get for us
And there ainít no reason to stop tryiní

When this cardboard town can no longer amuse you
You see through everything and nothiní seems worthwhile
And hypocrite used to be such a big word to you
And it donít seem to mean anything to you now
Just try to live each and every precious moment
Donít be discouraged by the future forget the past
Thatís old advise but itíll be good to you
I know thereís a balance see it when I swing past

Between a laugh and a tear
Smile in the mirror as you walk by
Between a laugh and a tear
And thatís as good as it can get for us
And there ainít no reason to stop tryiní

Between a laugh and a tear
Smile in the mirror as you walk by
Between a laugh and a tear
And thatís as good as it can get for us
And there AINíT NO REASON TO STOP TRYINí

When paradise can no longer amuse you.....

YEAH

"Destroyer" by The Kinks

Met a girl called lola and I took her back to my place
Feeliní guilty, feeliní scared, hidden cameras everywhere
Stop! hold on. stay in control

Girl, I want you here with me
But Iím really not as cool as Iíd like to be
ícause thereís a red, under my bed
And thereís a little yellow man in my head
And thereís a true blue inside of me
That keeps stoppiní me, touchiní ya, watchiní ya, loviní ya

Paranoia, the destroyer.
Paranoia, the destroyer.

Well I fell asleep, then I woke feeliní kindaí queer
Lola looked at me and said, ooh you look so weird.
She said, man, thereís really something wrong with you.
One day youíre gonnaí self-destruct.
Youíre up, youíre down, I canít work you out
You get a good thing goiní then you blow yourself out.

Silly boy yaí self-destroyer. silly boy yaí self-destroyer

Silly boy you got so much to live for
So much to aim for, so much to try for
You blowing it all with paranoia
Youíre so insecure you self-destroyer

(and it goes like this, here it goes)
Paranoia, the destroyer
(here it goes again)
Paranoia, the destroyer

Dr. dr. help me please, I know youíll understand
Thereís a time device inside of me, Iím a self-destructiní man
Thereís a red, under my bed
And thereís a little green man in my head
And he said, youíre not goiní crazy, youíre just a bit sad
ícause thereís a man in ya, knawiní ya, teariní ya into two.

Silly boy yaí self-destroyer.
Paranoia, the destroyer

Self-destroyer, wreck your health
Destroy friends, destroy yourself
The time device of self-destruction
Light the fuse and start eruption

(yea, it goes like this, here it goes)
Paranoia, the destroyer
(hereís to paranoia)
Paranoia, the destroyer
(hey hey, here it goes)
Paranoia, the destroyer
(and it goes like this)

Paranoia, the destroyer
(and it goes like this.)

"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by The Animals

Baby, do you understand me now
Sometimes I feel a little mad
But don't you know that no one alive
Can always be an angel
When things go wrong I seem to be bad

But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good

Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

Baby, sometimes I'm so carefree
With a joy that's hard to hide
And sometimes it seems that all I have do is worry
Then you're bound to see my other side

But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good

Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

If I seem edgy I want you to know
That I never mean to take it out on you
Life has it's problems and I get my share
And that's one thing I never meant to do

Because I love you
Oh, Oh baby don't you know I'm human
Have thoughts like any other one

Sometimes I find myself long regretting
Some foolish thing some little simple thing I've done

But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good

Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

Yes, I'm just a soul whose intentions are good

Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

Yes, I'm just a soul whose intentions are good

Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

 Donít let me drown baby

Donít let me down baby

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