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BP Songs 4

chosen and lyrics researched and provided by maz

 

Mercury
Counting Crows


She is trapped inside a month of gray
And they take a little every day
She is a victim of her own responses
Shackled to a heart that wants to settle
And then runs away

It's a sin to be fading endlessly
Yeah, but she's all right with me

She is leaving on a walkaway
She is leaving me in disarray
In the absence of a place to be
She stands there looking back at me
Hesitates, and then turns away

She'll change so suddenly
She's just like mercury
Yeah, but she's all right with me

Save some sorrow in your hearts and minds
For the things that die before their time
For the restlessly abandoned homes
The tired and weary rambler's bones
And stay beside me where I lie

She's entwined in me
Crazy as can be
Yeah, but she's all right with me
 

Recovering The Satellites
Counting Crows



Gonna get back to basics
Guess I'll start it up again
I'm falling' from the ceiling
You're falling from the sky now and then

Maybe you were shot down in pieces
Maybe I slipped in between
But we were gonna be the wildest people they ever hoped to see
Just you and me

So why'd you come home to this sleepless town
It's a lifetime commitment
Recovering the satellites

All anybody really wants to know is...
When are you gonna come down
When u gonna come down

Your mother recognizes all you're desperate displays
And she watches as her baby drifts violently away

'Til they see themselves in telescopes
Do you see yourself in me?
We're such crazy babies, little monkey
We're so f****d up, you and me

So why'd you come home to this faithless town
Where we make a lifetime commitment
To recovering the satellites

And all anybody really wants to know is...
When are you gonna come down

She sees shooting stars and comet tails
She's got heaven in her eyes
She says I don't need to be an angel
But I'm nothing if I'm not this high

But we only stay in orbit
For a moment of time
And then you're everybody's satellite
I wish that you were mine

So why'd you come home to this angels town
It's a lifetime decision
Recovering the satellites

All everybody really knows for sure...
Is that you're gonna come down
That you're gonna come down
 

Given To Fly
Pearl Jam


He could've tuned in, tuned in
But he tuned out
A bad time, nothing could save him

Alone in a corridor, waiting, locked out
He got up outta there, ran for hundreds of miles
He made it to the ocean, had a smoke in a tree
The wind rose up, set him down on his knee

A wave came crashing like a fist to the jaw
Delivered him wings, "Hey, look at me now"
Arms wide open with the sea as his floor
Oh, power, oh

He's.. flying
Whole
High.. wide, oh

He floated back down 'cause he wanted to share
His key to the locks on the chains he saw everywhere

But first he was stripped and then he was stabbed
By faceless men, well, f***ers
He still stands

And he still gives his love, he just gives it away
The love he receives is the love that is saved

And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky
A human being that was given to fly

High.. flying
Oh, oh
High.. flying
 

Everybody Cares, Everbody Understands
Elliot Smith



everybody cares, everybody understands
yes everybody cares about you
yeah and whether or not you want them to

it's a chemical embrace that kicks you in the head
to a pure synthetic sympathy that infuriates you totally
and a quiet lie that makes you wanna scream and shout

so here i lay dreaming looking at the brilliant sun
raining it's guiding light upon everyone

for a moment's rest you can lean against the banister
after running upstairs again and again
from wherever they came to fix you in

but always fear the city's finest follow right behind
you got a pretty vision in your head
a pencil full of poison lead
and a sickened smoke illegal in every town

so here i lay dreaming looking at the brilliant sun
raining its guiding light upon everyone
here i lay dreaming looking at the brilliant sun
raining its guiding light upon everyone

you say you mean well, you don't know what you mean
f***ing ought to stay the hell away from things you know nothing about
 

Memory lane
Elliot Smith


this is the place you'll end up when
you lose the chase
where youíre dragged against your will
from a basement on the hill

and all anybody knows is
you're not like them
and they kick you in the head
and send you back to bed

isolation pulled you pass a tunnel to a bright
world where you can make a place to stay

but everybody's scared of this place
they're staying away
your little house on memory lane

the mayor's name is fear
his force patrols the pier
from a mountain of cliche
that advances everyday

the doctor spoke a cloud
he rained out loud
youíll keep your doors and windows shut
and swear you'll
never show a soul again

but isolation pushes you Ďtil every muscle aches
down the only road it ever takes

but everybody's scared of this place
they're staying away
your little house on memory lane

if it's your decision
to be open about yourself
be careful or else
be careful or else

uncomfortable apart
it's all written on my chart
and i take what's given to me
most cooperatively

i do what people say
and lie in bed all day
absolutely horrified
i hope you're satisfied

isolation pushes past self hatred, guilt and shame
to a place where suffering is just a game

but everybodys scared of this place
they're staying away
your little house on memory lane
your little house on memory lane
 

Pressure
Staind


I just need this to be all right
I can't feel this another night

I can't take this I come unglued
I just need this to be alright
I can't feel this another night

I can't take this I come unglued
I might breakdown in front of you
necessary to medicate
I'm not sleeping, can't stay awake

Can't see through this
Too much pressure
Drowning in this
Too much pressure

If you need me I'll be here
Half unconscious to escape my fear

I can't take this I come unglued
I might breakdown in front of you
necessary to medicate
I'm not sleeping, can't stay awake

Can't see through this
Too much pressure
Drowning in this
Too much pressure

My head hurts this shit isn't getting me high
My chest is so tight am I going to die
My stomach's in knots and the room starts to spin
As I wait for this valium to slowly kick in

Can't see through this
Too much pressure
Drowning in this
Too much pressure

TOO MUCH PRESSURE!
 

Present Tense
PEARL JAM


do you see the way that tree bends?
does it inspire?
leaning out to catch the sun's rays
a lesson to be applied

are you getting something out of this all encompassing trip?

you can spend your time alone, redigesting past regrets, oh
or you can come to terms and realize
you're the only one who can't forgive yourself, oh

makes much more sense to live in the present tense

have you ideas on how this life ends?
checked your hands and studied the lines
have you the belief that the road ahead ascends off into the light?

seems that needlessly it's getting harder
to find an approach and a way to live

are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

you can spend your time alone redigesting past regrets, oh
or you can come to terms and realize
you're the only one who cannot forgive yourself, oh

makes much more sense to live in the present tense

 

OH NO
Diana Anaid


ďÖ.Iíve been to the edge and Iíve come back

Itís black and I forget how cold, it will soon be sweat
Lost in someone elseís game
I dream of waking every day

She locked herself away (Oh No)
What a big mistake (Oh No)
SHE LOCKS HERSELF AWAY


OH NOOOOOOOOOOOO


Iíve been starving in a dress
Needing more, seeming restless
No sight, no sound, no taste, no touch
-Iím not getting enough attention-

I never thought to mention
Now a little girl grows up to question
While a gutter baby silently cries
On a concrete pillar to a curbside lullaby

Iím trying to breathe, Iím wired
Thereís an undeniable fighting side
And the gutter baby cries
On a concrete pillar to a curbside lullaby

Itís black and I forget how cold, it will soon be sweat
Lost in someone elseís game
I dream of waking every day

She locked herself away (Oh No)
What a big mistake (Oh No)
SHE LOCKS HERSELF AWAY


OH NOOOOOOOOOO"

 

Ok, this one from memory,
Not the whole song


Saints and Sailors
Dashboard Confessional


"This is where i say I've had enough
No one should ever feel the way that i feel now
A walking open wound
A trophy display of bruises
And I don't believe that I'm getting any better
ANY BETTER

Waiting here with hopes the phone will ring
And I'm thinking awful things
I'm pretty sure that few would notice.
And this apartment
is starving for an argument.
Anything at all to break the silence.

Wandering this house
like I've never wanted out
And this is about as social as I get now.

So don't be a liar
Don't say that
everything's working
when everything's broken.

And you smile like a saint
but you curse like a sailor
And your eyes say the jokes on me....
BUT I'M NOT LAUGHING
YOU'RE NOT LEAVING


Who do I think I am kidding?
When I'M the only one locked in this hell...."
 

Everything's Okay
Reggie and the Full Effect


"can't tell you everything's gonna be okay
i wish i could and make your problems go away

you always dis me on your phone,
but i don't even care
you sit on your sofa, watch tv
while i stare - HEY

i knew you couldn't make me go away
we'll beat your boss up and say
HEY -fat guy get the f--k out of my house

now you go out with all your friends,
and you'll hang out at the mall
we'll go play pinball,
and hopefully youíll let me drive your car

now don't think that your money's gone
i'll share some with you when i have some
we can hang out cheap and eat ramen
FRIENDSHIP FIRST SHOULD BE YOUíRE MOTTO !

can't tell you everything's gonna be okay
i wish i could and make your problems go away"
 
So Far, So Good - Thornley

I feel a little bit left of center
but then again we've all been there before
Every time I see a lost cause coming
it's nothing less, nothing more

Every time I get lost in paradise
I find a way to screw it up somehow
It's not the way it's supposed to be
but it'll do for now

When you're right, you're right
Everything else in my life just might be wrong
You're wrong all the time

So far so good, cause no one knows I'm faking
I wish I could show you the toll it's taking

Sometimes I live as if there's no tomorrow
So far so good

I better find a way to cross my fingers
half the luck'll get me twice as far
I'm sick and tired of coming up for air
it shouldn't be this hard

Every little bit'll help I wonder
if it's enough or did I cross the line

The kitchen counter is a bad reminder of a better time

When you're right, you're right
Everything else in my life just might be wrong
You're wrong all the time

So far so good
'cause no one knows I'm faking
I wish I could
show you the toll it's taking

Sometimes I live as if there's no tomorrow
SO FAR SO GOOD
 
Greedy Fly
Bush


Do you feel the way you hate
Do you hate the way you feel
Always closest to the flame
Ever closer to the blade

I am posion crazy lush
Built these hands to lift me up
We are servants to our formulaic ways
I'm s c r e a m i n g d a i s i e s

From 14 miles away
I've got my own time
Got it all today

Make up your mind
I need some help
To find this mind

Limbo this and limbo that
You were this and you were that
Ever know that what you fear is what you find

This Indian summer
I signed my life away
There's a greedy fly in here
And I fly away
 
A Passing Feeling
Elliot Smith


everything is gone but the echo of the burst of a shell
and i'm stuck here waiting for a passing feeling
in the city i built up and blew to hell
i'm stuck here waiting for a passing feeling

still i sinned all the time
my request for relief
down the dead power lines
though i'm beyond belief

in the help i require
just to exist at all
took a long time to stand
took an hour to fall.

i'm stuck here waiting for a passing feeling
stuck here waiting for a passing feeling

still i sinned all the time
my request for relief
down the dead power lines
though i'm beyond belief

in the help i require
just to exist at all
took a long time to stand
took an hour to fall
 
CLUMSY
OUR LADY PEACE


Throw away the radio suitcase
that keeps you awake
Hide the telephone, the telephone, the telephone in case,
You realize that
Sometimes - you're just not okay

You level off, you level off, you level off
But - its not all right now

You need to understand
There's nothing strange about this
You need to know your friends

You need to that -

I'll be waving my hand
Watching you drown
Watching you scream
Quiet or loud

And maybe you should sleep
And maybe you just need - a friend
As clumsy as you've been
There's no one laughing

You will be safe in here
You will be safe in here

Throw away this very old shoelace
that tripped you again
Try and shrug it off, shrug it off, shrug it off,
It's only skin now

You need to understand
There's nothing fake about this
You need to let me in
I'm watching you - and

I'll be waving my hand
Watching you drown
Watching you scream
No oneís around

And maybe you should sleep
And maybe you just need - a friend
As clumsy as you've been
There's no one laughing

You will be safe in here
You will be safe in here
 



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