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Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:09 PM

I saw this on the moodgarden myspace. it's been deleted from wikipedia


Song about Mental Illness

List of songs about mental illness
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This is a list of songs related to mental illness, including depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

This is an incomplete list of songs, which can or may never satisfy any objective standard for completeness. Revisions and additions are welcome.

Contents Top ∑ 0Ė9 ∑ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

[edit] 0-9

* "19th Nervous Breakdown" by The Rolling Stones
* "21st Century Schizoid Man (Including Mirrors)" by King Crimson
* "4st 7lb" by Manic Street Preachers (about anorexia nervosa, girl who weighs 72 pounds and starves herself down to 63)
* "5150" by Van Halen ([5150 (Involuntary psychiatric hold)]] is a code used in the California legal system).
* "69 Tea" by Seether

[edit] A

* "A Better Place, A Better Time" by Streetlight Manifesto (anti-suicide: "so youíre tired of living/and you feel like you might give in/well, donít/itís not your time")
* "A Better Son/Daughter" by Rilo Kiley (panic disorder: "Youíre weak, but not giving in")
* "A Boy and His Machine Gun" by Matthew Good Band (to a patient in a psychiatric hospital "did they stick you in here cause you werenít working right?")
* "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" by Sufjan Stevens (psychosis:"I once was better / I put off all my grief").
* "A Manic Depressive Named Laughing Boy" by Modest Mouse
* "A Wedding in Cherokee County" by Randy Newman
* "Absolutely Billís Mood" by They Might Be Giants (from perspective of a patient in a small rubber-lined room)
* "About To Crash" by Dream Theater
* "Addicted to Chaos" by Megadeth
* "Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues" by The Kinks
* "Aeroplane" by Red Hot Chili Peppers (Anthony Kiedis stated that the song referred to relapse of drug addiction)
* "After All" by Dar Williams (anti-suicide)
* "After Hours" by The Velvet Underground (agoraphobia)
* "Agoraphobia" by Incubus
* "Alcohol" by Barenaked Ladies
* "Alcohol" by The Kinks
* " All the Madmen" by David Bowie (from perspective of a mental patient)
* "Always And Never" by Silverstein
* "Always Crashing In The Same Car" by David Bowie
* "Alzheimers" by Joy Zipper
* "Ambulance" by TV on the Radio
* "American Psycho" by D12
* "American Psycho II" by D12 f/ B-Real of Cypress Hill
* "Am I Going Insane (Radio)" by Black Sabbath
* "Andre-N-Andre" by Andre Nickatina
* "Angel Of The Night" by Roy Harper
* "Angie Baby" by Helen Reddy (young woman "living in a world of make believe")
* "Another Stranger Me" by Blind Guardian
* "Anxiety" by Black Eyed Peas ("paranoiaís brought me to my knees")
* "Anxiety" by Bad Religion
* "Anxiety" by Goldfinger
* "Armatage Shanks" by Green Day
* "Asleep" by The Smiths
* "Avalanche" by Leonard Cohen
* "Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie ("We know Major Tomís a junkie")

[edit] B

* "Baby Britain" by Elliott Smith
* "Bad Brain" by The Ramones
* "Bad Habit" by The Dresden Dolls
* "The Ballad of Dwight Fry" by Alice Cooper ("see my lonely mind explode, when Iíve gone insane")
* "Basket Case" by Green Day (Billie Joe Armstrongís song about his struggle with anxiety
* "Bath Of Least Resistance" by NOFX
* "Be All, End All" by Anthrax (anti-suicide: "Be all, and youíll be the end all, state of mind, euphoria")
* "Bed Of Razors" by Children of Bodom
* "Beethoven (I Love to Listen to)" by Eurythmics (about obsessive-compulsive disorder)
* "Before I Hit The Rubber Room" by The Freeze
* "Behind Blue Eyes" by The Who ("Nobody knows what itís like, to be the bad man...")
* "Behind Grey Walls" by Richard Thompson
* "Between A Laugh And A Tear" by John Mellencamp (anti-suicide: "and thats as good as it can get for us, and there aint no reason to stop tryiní")
* "Beyond the Grey Sky" by 311
* "Beyond The Realms Of Death" by Judas Priest
* "Bipolar" by Blonde Redhead
* "Bipolar" by Bowling for Soup
* "Bi-Polar" by Assemblage 23
* "Bi-Polar Bear" by Stone Temple Pilots
* "Bi-Polar Disorder" by The Lord Weird Slough Feg
* "Bi-Polar and Proud" by Cledus T. Judd
* "Black Crow Blues" by Bob Dylan (bipolar protagonist, sometimes "too high to fall", sometimes "so low, I donít know if I can come up at all")
* "Blackeyed" by Placebo
* "Blacken The Cursed Sun" by Lamb Of God
* "Bleed American" by Jimmy Eat World
* "Bleed Like Me" by Garbage
* "Bleeds No More" by Silverstein
* "Blood Makes Noise" by Suzanne Vega
* "Borderline" by Sufjan Stevens
* "Born To Lose" by Social Distortion
* "Born Under Punches (and the Heat Goes On)" by Talking Heads
* "Brain Damage" by Pink Floyd ("the lunatic is in my head"; later receives a lobotomy, "you raise the blade, you make the change")
* "Breakiní" by The Music
* "Breakdown" by Breaking Benjamin
* "Brian Wilson" by Barenaked Ladies (narrator is obsessive-compulsvie, compares himself to Brian Wilson)
* "Brilliant Mind" by Furniture
* "Bulimic Beats" by Catatonia
* "Burning Herself" by Harry Chapin (song about a masochist who burns herself with cigarettes)

[edit] C

* "Camisado" by Panic! at the Disco
* "Cannibal Song" by Ministry
* "Can You Believe It" by The Bolshoi
* "Can You Hear Them?" by Ozzy Osbourne (schizophrenic singing about "all the voices in my head")
* "Canít (Halloween Valentine)" by Scarling.
* "Carrying Cathy" by Ben Folds
* "Cars and Calories" by Saves the Day
* "China Girl" by Iggy Pop

íChina Girlí is a street name for a powerful opioid drug used for anesthesia and analgesia. It is also related to antipsychotic drugs such as Compazine, Mellaril, Stelazine, and Thorazine, "Street names for fentanyl include apache, china girl, china white, dance fever, friend, goodfella, jackpot, murder 8, TNT, and Tango and Cash", source www. drugabusehelp. com, A strong link exists between drug abuse and mental illness. This songís lyrics describe a manís growing anxiety and his relationship with the drug íchina girlí. "I could escape this feeling with my China Girl", hints at the drug nature of China Girl (heís looking for escape from a condition), and "Itís in the whites of my eyes", "And when I get excited..." are hints of the elevated anxiety he experiences (the condition he needs to escape).

* "Cherry Blossom Clinic" by The Move
* "Chronic Schizophrenia" by Wesley Willis
* "Cinderella Man" by Rush (about a man whose transition from poverty to wealth has made him manic depressive)
* "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk" by Rufus Wainwright
* "Climbing up the Walls" by Radiohead
* "Cocoon" by Assemblage 23
* "Cold Brains" by Beck
* "Coffee and Cigarettes" by Augustana
* "Coma Black" by Marilyn Manson
* "Compulsive Prep" by Mest
* "Compulsive Psychosis" by Hypocrisy (band)
* "Consumed (Obsessive Compulsive)" by Spineshank
* "Courage" By Superchick about having an eating disorder
* "Cracking" by Suzanne Vega
* "Crackle And Drag" by Paul Westerberg
* "Crazy" by Barenaked Ladies
* "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley
* "Crazy Man Michael" by Fairport Convention
* "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne ("Mental wounds still screaming, driving me insane, Iím goiní off the rails on a crazy trainí)
* "Cut" by Plumb is about self-harm.

[edit] D

* "Damaged" by Black Flag
* "Damaged II" by Black Flag
* "Damage Case" by MotŲrhead
* "Dark Globe" by Syd Barrett
* "Dead Skin" by Crossfade
* "Dear Mr. Fantasy" by Traffic
* "Delicate Cutters" by Throwing Muses
* "Delusional" by Saves the Day
* "Dementia(The Precocious Symptoms Of Mental Perversion) " by Benighted
* "Depression" by Black Flag
* "Destroyer" by The Kinks (narrator has "paranoia, the destroyer")
* "Detachable Penis" by King Missile
* "Diary of a Madman" by Ozzy Osbourne (about manic depression: "voices in the darkness, scream away my mental health")
* "Die Perfekte Welle" by Juli
* "Digging In The Dirt" by Peter Gabriel
* "Ding Dong" by Nellie McKay
* "Dirty Creature" by Split Enz
* "Dirty Business" by The Dresden Dolls
* "Dirty Knife" by Neko Case
* "Disconnected" by Rollins Band
* "Disorder" by Goldfinger
* "Disorder" by Joy Division
* "(Donít Fear) The Reaper by Blue ÷yster Cult (Buck Dharma denied that the song was about murder-suicide; listeners disagreed about the meaning of "40,000 men and women everyday like Romeo and Juliet" who "redefine happiness")
* "Donít Let Me Be Misunderstood" by Nina Simone and covered by The Animals
* "Donít Talk to Strangers" by Dio (about social anxiety disorder: "Donít talk. Donít let them inside your mind. Run away! Run away!")
* "Down in It" by Nine Inch Nails (depression: "I was up above it, now Iím down in it")
* "Down On Me" by Janis Joplin (persecution complex-- "everybody in this whole round world, theyíre down on me")
* "Do You Call My Name" by Ra
* "Dream Police" by Cheap Trick (paranoia in nightmares "theyíre driving me insane, these men inside my brain")
* "Drive" by The Cars (implies relationship with an alcoholic or addict in denial "You canít go on thinking, nothings wrong"; "Whoís gonna hold you down when you shake?")
* "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by The Who (analogy made in discussing alcoholism; "When I drink my potion, my character changes")

[edit] E

* "Ease Your Feet In The Sea" by Belle & Sebastian
* "Electro-Shock Blues" by Eels
* "Ellsworth" by Rascal Flatts (about Alzheimerís)
* "Emotion Sickness" by Silverchair
* "Emergency Exit" by Beck (suicide)
* "E.M.P.T.Y." by The Clientele
* "Escape" by Muse
* "Evaporated" by Ben Folds Five
* "Escher" by Teenage Fanclub
* "Everlone" by The Wildhearts
* "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M. (told from the point of view of someone comforting a friend who is suicidal)
* "Everybody Knows That You Are Insane" by Queens of the Stone Age
* "Everything For Free" by Kís Choice
* "Everything is Alright" by Motion City Soundtrack
* "Excitable Boy" by Warren Zevon

[edit] F

* "Fall to Pieces" by Velvet Revolver
* "Fallen" by Shape of Despair
* "Fear Is A Manís Best Friend" by John Cale
* "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor (recovery from depression)
* "Firestarter" by Jimmy Eat World (antisocial disorder)
* "Fix Me" by Rise Against
* "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger (paranoid schizophrenia: "Iím not sick, but Iím not well")
* "Flying High Again" by Ozzy Osbourne
* "Free Fall" by In Flames
* "Frenetic Amnesic" by CKY
* "From The Inside" by Alice Cooper (The entire album was inspired by persons Cooper met while hospitalized for alcoholism)
* "Frontier Psychiatrist" by The Avalanches
* "Funny Farm" by Dr. Demento

[edit] G

* "Garden Grove" by Sublime
* "Gary Gilmoreís Eyes" by The Adverts
* "Girl Anachronism" by The Dresden Dolls
* "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" by The Ramones
* "Go Mental" by The Ramones
* "God of Wine" by Third Eye Blind
* "Good for You" by Third Eye Blind (obsession and denial "Everything is fine, Iím lonely all the time" and "Thereís nothing wrong, just donít take too long.")
* "Goodnight Kiss" by Dream Theater
* "Gone" by Bouncing Souls
* "Gotta Get Away" by The Offspring
* "Gravity" by The Dresden Dolls

[edit] H

* "Happiness" by Regurgitator
* "Happy House" by Siouxsie & the Banshees (set in an asylum)
* "Having a Blast" by Green Day (suicide)
* "Headfirst for Halos" by My Chemical Romance
* "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse" by Of Montreal
* "Heroin and Prozac, Revisited" by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
* "Hey Foxymophandlemama, Thats Me" by Pearl Jam (includes recorded statements from real patients in a mental hospital)
* "Hey, Hey, Iím Down" by puressence
* "Hey Man Nice Shot" by Filter
* "High Of í75" by Relient K ("And lately the weather / Has been so Bi-polar / And Consequently so have I")
* "Hold on" by Kim Wilde (lyric)
* "Holy" by The Golden Palominos
* "Hopeless Bleak Despair" by They Might Be Giants
* "Howard Hughes" by Rasputina (About the obsessive behavior of the eccentric billionaire)
* "How Many Six Packs Does it Take to Screw in a Light?"by American Music Club
* "How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths
* "How To Disappear Completely" by Radiohead
* "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails and covered by Johnny Cash (drug addiction and guilt)
* "Hyde" by Savatage
* "Hypermania" by Therapy?
* "Hysteria" by Muse

[edit] I

* "I Broke Up" by Xiu Xiu
* "I Do Not Want This" by Nine Inch Nails
* "I Donít Like Mondays" by The Boomtown Rats
* "I Donít Remember Loving You" by John Conlee
* "I Go To Extremes" by Billy Joel
* "I Hear Voices" by MF Doom feat. MF Grimm
* "I Just Canít Be Happy Today" by The Damned
* "Iíll Be That Girl" by Barenaked Ladies
* "Iíll Sleep When Iím Dead" by Warren Zevon
* "Ill in the Head" by Dead Kennedys
* "I Luv the Valley OH!" by Xiu Xiu
* "I Me We Us Them" by Chris Mars
* "Iím Afraid of Me" by Culture Club
* "Iím Deranged" by David Bowie
* "Iím Going Slightly Mad" by Queen
* "Iím in Love with a Sociopath" by I Hate Kate
* "Iím Insane" by Ratt
* "Iím Only Sleeping" by The Beatles
* "Iím So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Hank Williams
* "Iím So Tired" by The Beatles
* "I Think Iím Gonna Kill Myself" By Elton John
* "Inmates (Weíre All Crazy)" by Alice Cooper
* "In My World" by Anthrax
* "Insane" by Damien Rice
* "Insane" by Lighthouse
* "Insane" by Sugarcult
* "Insane Asylum" by Howliní Wolf
* "Insane in the Brain" by Cypress Hill
* "Insomnia" by Feeder (band)
* "Institutionalized" by Suicidal Tendencies (Note: This song was also covered by Senses Fail)
* "In The Crowd" by The Jam
* "I Think Iím Paranoid" by Garbage
* "I Think Of Demons" by Roky Erickson
* "Itís A Shame About Ray" by The Lemonheads
* "I Wanna Be Sedated" by The Ramones
* "I Wanna Be Well" by The Ramones

[edit] J

* "Jackie" by The New Pornographers
* "Jackie Blue" by Ozark Mountain Daredevils
* "Jackieís Delerium" by Hooverphonic
* "Jacobís Word" by Insane Clown Posse
* "Janitor of Lunacy" by Nico
* "Japanese Gum" by Her Space Holiday

The girl mentioned in "Japanese Gum" has Borderline Personality Disorder, and the boy mentioned is someone that desperately wants to help her.

* "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam
* "Joey" by Concrete Blonde
* "Johnny" by System of a Down
* "John Wayne Gacy Jr" by Sufjan Stevens
* "Jugband Blues" by Pink Floyd
* "Jump They Say" by David Bowie
* "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind

[edit] K

* "Katrinaís Fair" by 10,000 Maniacs
* "Keep Out the Chill" by Vigilantes of Love
* "Kill for Weed" by Cephalic Carnage

Some versions of this lyrics for this song (though not the ones that accompany the Anomalies album) include "this is a song about a schizophrenic, I met on the street, told me how he killed for weed".[citation needed]

* "King Midas In Reverse" by The Hollies
* "Knockin íRound the Zoo" by James Taylor

[edit] L

* "Largactyl" by Amebix
* "Last Resort" by Papa Roach
* "Last Straw" by Jackís Mannequin
* "Lean On Me (I Wonít Fall Over)" by Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine
* "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" by Helen Reddy
* "Levon" by Elton John
* "Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board" by Untitled
* "Lithium" by Evanescence
* "Lithium" by Nirvana
* "Lithium Shifts" by Tortoise
* "Lithium Sunset" by Sting
* "Little Green Bag" by George Baker Selection
* "Living to Die" by Hypocrisy (band)
* "Longview" by Green Day
* "Loaded Gun" by The Reverend Horton Heat
* "Looney Tune" by Alice Cooper
* "Lost in the Supermarket" by The Clash
* "Lotion" by GreensKeepers
* "Lucretia" by Megadeth
* "Lucky 4 You (Tonight Iím Just Me)" by SHeDAISY
* "Lunatic To Love" by The Presidents of the United States of America
* "Lucy at the Gym" by Jill Sobule

[edit] M

* "Madhouse" by Anthrax
* "MadHouse" By Insane Clown Posse
* "Madman Across the Water" by Elton John
* "Mad World" by Tears for Fears
* "Make Me Bad" by Korn
* "Mania" by Throwing Muses
* "Maniac Dance" by Stratovarius
* "Manic Depressive" by Insane Clown Posse
* "Manic Depression" by Jimi Hendrix

This song describes both the euphoric highs associated with creating music ("Music, sweet music/I wish I could caress") as well as the desperation and suicidal tendencies perhaps associated with mixed states ("Really ainít no use in me hanging around").

* "Mary Jane" By Alanis Morissette
* "Mary Jo" by Belle & Sebastian
* "Masochism Tango" by Tom Lehrer
* "Me and the Moon" by Something Corporate
* "Meds" by Placebo
* "Medication" by Garbage
* "Medication" by Modest Mouse
* "Megalomania" by Muse
* "Mein Teil" by Rammstein
* "Medicine Bottle" by Red House Painters
* "Melancholia" by The Who
* "Mellow My Mind" by Neil Young
* "Memory Lane" by Elliott Smith

Describes being placed on a psych ward.

* "Mental" by Eels
* "Mental Emotions" by Hypocrisy (band)
* "Mental Games" by Rufio
* "Mind War" by Sepultura

"Mind War" could generally describe mental illness, but the following lyrics seem to be especially true of those who suffer from bipolar illness: "Is there ever focus/When you plan things out/Gods hands Gods fault/Just drunk with power".

* "Mine Mine Mind" by Roky Erickson and the Aliens
* "Mirror In The Bathroom" by The (English) Beat
* "Misunderstood" by Wilco
* "Modern Chemistry" by Motion City Soundtrack
* "Moments" by Red House Painters
* "Monster" by The Automatic
* "Montana" by John Linnell
* "Mother" by The Police
* "Mother Stands for Comfort" by Kate Bush

The song is about a madman finding comfort in his mother. The lyrics "Make me do this, make me do that..." are about the voices in his head.

* "Motherís Little Helper" by The Rolling Stones

This song is about Valium addiction.

* "Mr. Self-Destruct" by Nine Inch Nails
* "Multiple Myselves" by Violent J

[edit] N

* "Narben" by Subway to Sally
* "Narcolepsy" by Ben Folds Five
* "Narcolepsy" by Third Eye Blind
* "Narcissist" by Chasing Katie
* "Natalie Marie and 1 C.C. by The Spill Canvas
* "Needle In The Hay" by Elliott Smith

This song is about addiction as well as depression.

* "Nervous Breakdown" by Black Flag
* "Never Knew" by Aero
* "Night and Day" by The Good Life

Discusses self-harm, specifically cutting

* "Nightminds" by Missy Higgins

About depression. The lyrics speak for themselves, for example "And in our honesty, together we will rise, out of our nightminds, and into the light at the end of the fight... ".

* "No Manís Land" by Alice Cooper

Clearly mentions the singer as having more than one personality.

* "No Place For You" by Paul Westerberg
* "No Rain" by Blind Melon
* "No Self-Control" by Peter Gabriel
* "Nobody Home" by Pink Floyd
* "Not an addict" by Kís Choice
* "Not There" by James
* "Nowhere Fast" by The Smiths

[edit] O

* "On a Plain" by Nirvana
* "One of My Turns" by Pink Floyd
* " "Opheliac" By Emilie Autumn
* "Outburst" by Wesley Willis
* "Out of Mind" by The Cure
* "Out of Mind" by Queensrˇche from Promised Land (album)
* "Out of My Depth" by Everclear
* "Out The Window" by Violent Femmes
* "Otherside" By Red Hot Chili Peppers
* "Overkill" by Men at Work

[edit] P

* "Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones
* "Panic Attack" by Dream Theater
* "Panic Attack" by Finger Eleven
* "Panic Attack" by Sobrietys Rejects
* "Panic Attack" by The Paddingtons
* "Panic Song" by Green Day
* "Paper Bag" by Fiona Apple
* "Papercut" by Linkin Park
* "Paranoia" by Benighted
* "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath
* "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead
* "Paranoid Eyes" by Pink Floyd
* "(Pardon Me) Iíve Got Someone To Kill" by Johnny Paycheck
* "Perfect Blue Buildings" by The Counting Crows
* "Perpueral Cannibalism" by Benighted
* "Personality Crisis" by New York Dolls
* "People = Shite" by Shite
* "Phil Geraghty"
* "Piggy" by Nine Inch Nails
* "Poem" by Taproot
* "Pretty Paracetamol" by Fischer-Z
* "Prozac" by Dexter Freebish
* "Prozac People" by Killing Joke
* "Prozac Vs. Heroin" by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
* "Psycho" by Elvis Costello
* "Psycho" by Leon Payne
* "Psycho" by The Sonics
* "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads
* "Psycho Therapy" by The Ramones
* "Psychotic Reaction" by The Count Five

[edit] Q

[edit] R

* "Rainy Day in June" by The Kinks
* "Rainy Day Parade" by Jill Sobule
* "Ready 4 Whatever" by 2Pac
* "Rental Car" by Beck
* "Rippin Kittin" by Golden Boy with Miss Kittin
* "Ritalin 202" by The Pillows
* "River Below" by Billy Talent
* "River Man" by Nick Drake
* "Rope Ends" by Pain of Salvation
* "Roses In The Hospital" by Manic Street Preachers
* "Rosetta Stoned" by Tool
* "Round Here" by Counting Crows
* "Rubber Room" by Porter Waggoner
* "Russian Roulette With A Trigger Happy Manic Depressive" by Eighteen Visions

[edit] S

* "Sad Lisa" by Cat Stevens
* "Sadie" by Alkaline Trio
* "S.I.N." by Ozzy Osbourne
* "Scarecrow" by Beck
* "Scars & Stitches" by Guster
* "Schizophrenia" by Sonic Youth
* "Schizophrenic Conversations" by Staind
* "Seasick, Yet Still Docked" by Morrissey
* "See The Constellation" by They Might Be Giants
* "Sempre In Bilico" by Negazione
* "SFC (So Fuckiní Crazy)" by Silvertide
* "Shadow Creator" by Skyfire
* "Shake the Disease" by Depeche Mode
* "She Cracked" by The Modern Lovers
* "She Misses Him" by Tim Rushlow (about Alzheimerís Disease)
* "Sheís Falling Apart by Lisa Loeb
* "Sheís Got Issues" by The Offspring
* "Sheís Hearing Voices" by Bloc Party
* "Sheís Losing It" by Belle & Sebastian
* "Sheís Lost Control" by Joy Division
* "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" by Pink Floyd
* "Shooting Star" by Harry Chapin
* "Sick" by Lagwagon
* "Sick in the Head" by Six Feet Under
* "Since K. Got Over Me" by The Clientele
* "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" by Dream Theater
* "Skeleton Jar" by Youth Group (band)
* "Skin and Bone" by The Kinks
* "Skitsofrantic" by Insane Clown Posse
* "Skullduggery" by James
* "Sleep The Clock Around" by Belle & Sebastian
* "Sleepless" by King Crimson
* "Slitwrist Ecstasy" by Shade Empire
* "Smashed Into Pieces" by Silverstein
* "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" by Elton John

Elton John later explained that the song really was about a friend saving him from trying to commit suicide following the breakup of a relationship with a woman, when John was trying to convince himself and his fans that he was not, in fact, homosexual.[citation needed]

* "Sociopath" by Ampop

This song is a very good description of people with Antisocial Personality Disorder, or sociopaths.

* "Soul to Squeeze" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
* "Space Dementia" by Muse
* "Special Fred" by Stephen Lynch
* "Stan" by Eminem
* "Stars" by Hum
* "Steven" by Senses Fail
* "Still Ill" by The Smiths
* "Still Life" by Iron Maiden
* "Stockholm Syndrome" by Muse
* "Strange Disease" by Prozzak
* "Strange Highways" by Dio

This song is about being unfairly locked up in a psychiatric hospital. "Donít even wonder, we do things our way here. Questions? These are forbidden. We got no answers. Believe us anyway."

* "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles
* "Strawberry Gashes" by Jack Off Jill
* "Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank" by Barenaked Ladies
* "String Bean Jean" by Belle & Sebastian
* "Stutter" by James
* "Sucked Out" by Superdrag
* "Suckerpunch" by Five Iron Frenzy
* "Suicidal Failure" by Suicidal Tendencies
* "Suicide Solution" by Ozzy Osbourne
* "Sunny Skies" by James Taylor
* "Sunrise, Sunset" by Bright Eyes
* "Sweating Bullets" by Megadeth
* "Sweet Adeline" by Elliott Smith
* "Sweetest Perfection" by Depeche Mode
* "System" by In Flames

[edit] T

* "Take Me Home" by Phil Collins
* "Take This Life" by In Flames
* "Teenage Depression" by Eddie & The Hot Rods
* "Thay Coming To Take Me Away" by Lard
* "The Becoming" by Nine Inch Nails
* "The Boy Done Wrong Again" by Belle & Sebastian
* "The Cutter" by Echo & the Bunnymen
* "The Enemy Is You" by Elliott Smith
* "The Final Cut" by Pink Floyd
* "The Frayed Ends of Sanity" by Metallica
* "The Drugs Donít Work" by The Verve
* "The Gash" by The Flaming Lips
* "The Glass Prison" by Dream Theater
* "The Man Who Sold the World" by David Bowie
* "The Mayor" by Rasputina

Melora mentions on the A Radical Recital album that this song is about a mentally ill friend of hers.

* "The Night Santa Went Crazy" by "Weird Al" Yankovic
* "The Place I Love" by The Jam
* "The Positive Aspects of Negative Thinking" by Bad Religion
* "The Prize" by Guster
* "Therapy" by The Damned
* "The Real Me" by The Who covered by W.A.S.P.
* "The Red Telephone" by Love
* "The Rollercoaster Ride" by Belle & Sebastian
* "The Test That Stumped Them All" by Dream Theater
* "The Third Degree" by Johnís Children/Marc Bolan
* "The Trial" by Pink Floyd

This song, along with another ones on the list, appears on a Pink Floyd album which has numerous songs dealing with mental illness, see The Wall for more information about plot.

* "The Wild Man Fischer Story" by Wild Man Fischer
* "Theyíre Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!" by Napoleon XIV

Released in 1966, this was one of the first popular songs to directly reference mental illness. A siren is used as a sound effect ó presumably the authorities are coming to involuntarily commit the vocalist to a mental institution.

* "Theyíre Coming To Take Me Away" by Neuroticfish: A cover of the Napoleon XIV song
* "Things Have Changed" by Bob Dylan
* "This Is Where It Ends" by Barenaked Ladies
* "Thorazine Shuffle" by Savatage
* "Tier" by Rammstein
* "Till My Head Falls Off" by They Might Be Giants

This song includes references to obsessive-compulsive disorder.

* "Today" by The Smashing Pumpkins
* "Tomorrow Tomorrow" by Elliott Smith
* "Tomorrow Will Never Come" by Agalloch
* "Too Close Enough To Touch" by Khanate
* "Toxicity" by System of a Down
* "Too Much On My Mind" by The Kinks
* "Touch of Grey" by Grateful Dead
* "touretteís" by Nirvana
* "Tripped Manic State" by CKY
* "Twisted" by Joni Mitchell
* "Two Points for Honesty" by Guster

[edit] U

* "Uncorrected Personality Traits" by Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians
* "Undun" by The Guess Who
* "Unwell" by Matchbox Twenty
* "Upstairs" by Wolfsheim

[edit] V

* "Various Stages" by Great Lake Swimmers
* "Veronica" by Elvis Costello
* "Via Chicago" by Wilco
* "Vincent" by Don McLean
* "Violent Mood Swings" by Stabbing Westward
* "Voices" by Disturbed
* "Voices in my Head" by Denis Leary

[edit] W

* "War on Drugs" by Barenaked Ladies
* "War Inside My Head" by Dream Theater
* "War Within" by Hypocrisy(band)
* "Wave of Mutilation" by Pixies
* "Weep for Jamie" by Peter, Paul and Mary
* "WeiŖes Fleisch (White Flesh)" by Rammstein
* "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" by Metallica
* "Welcome To My Nightmare" by Alice Cooper
* "Well Adjusted" by MXPX
* "What Am I Living For" by Mark-Almond
* "What Do You Hear In These Sounds" by Dar Williams
* "What Goes On" by The Velvet Underground
* "When I Fall" by Barenaked Ladies
* "Where Is My Mind?" by Pixies
* "Whiskey in the Jar" by Thin Lizzy
* "Whiskey Man" by The Who
* "Who Can It Be Now?" by Men at Work
* "Why Does It Always Rain On Me?" by Travis
* "Why Must I Be Sad?" by They Might Be Giants
* "Wind-Up Toy" by Alice Cooper
* "Withdrawn" by James
* "Woman In The Wall" by The Beautiful South

[edit] Y

* "Years Ago" by Alice Cooper
* "Yer Blues" by The Beatles

John Lennonís dark song is explicitly suicidal: "Black clouds cross my mind/Blue mist round my soul/Feel so suicidal/Even hate my rock íní roll".

* "You Gotta Be Crazy" by Pink Floyd
* "You Knew Me To The End" by Geri Karlstrom
* "You May Be Right" by Billy Joel
* "Your Evil Soul" by The Spill Canvas
* "Your Sword Versus My Dagger" by Silverstein

[edit] Z

* "Zak And Sara" by Ben Folds
* "Zoloft" by the Drive-By Truckers
* "Zoloft" by Ween
* "ZZYZX Rd." by Stone Sour

[edit] Albums

* From The Inside by Alice Cooper

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#2 dangergirl

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:16 PM

Holy Cow - that is one long-assed list!!

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:54 PM

Wow.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:02 AM

Holy Cow - that is one long-assed list!!


Yet reading through, I thought of several songs missing for many letters....and promptly forgot them when I clicked on the reply button.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 03:26 PM

I saw this thread and could not resist. "not an addict" by K's Choice is an absolutely seductive, hypnotic song. My pulse quickens just thinking about it. Thank God I am in recovery now. I'm sure it's still on you tube.A song left off the list is "Shooting Stars" by Billy Idol (1992 I think). Again thank god I'm in recovery. Another tune about 'using'. Can't listen to many tunes that I once did.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 03:49 PM

i would like to add meds by placebo to that list.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:43 PM

very cool. thanks.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:33 PM

One of my favorites right now is "too much month at the end of the xanax" by Tommy Womack

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 12:15 AM

One of my favorites right now is "too much month at the end of the xanax" by Tommy Womack


Now thats a great song title.

Um yeah theres quite a few there, but quite a few missing but then it would go on for 20 pages easily.

I've been listening to a lot of Apoptygma Bezerk (electronic/gothic) and it seems about 50% of their songs are about MI.

"Paranoia", "skyscraping (schizophreniac)", "mourn", and the song "deep red" has really worrying lyrics etc etc. Makes me wonder if someone in the group is MI, hey 1 in 5, its highly likely.

some of the song titles in the list above, ahhh I don't know if really they were written about MI, but then give me any song thats contains references to emotion, addiction, loss, obsession etc, and there you go, you can apply it to the subject. You can always see what you are looking for if you try... hey look up in the sky at those clouds, its a bunnyrabbit!

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#10 Dr.Faustus

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:51 AM

Nothing under Q ? erm, like both discs of Quadrophrenia / The Who ??? ;)
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But you rode upon a steamer to the violence of the sun.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 03:58 PM

they neglected John Frusciante's "Been Insane" (guitarist form red hot chilli peppers) but then again i dont even know whether this was released at all.
and he really was insane for some 10 years. i mean totally big time batshit crazy. there are interviews with him at that particular time. no nice videos.

[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JafWlcYwrb0" target="_blank][/link]

lyrics: [link=http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/John-Frusciante/Been-Insane.html" target="_blank]http://www.seeklyric...een-Insane.html[/link]

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 05:07 PM

Pretty much anything by Earshot... and to say nothing of Tool!

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 08:27 PM

What about Anna's Song by Silvechair?

Isn't it about OCD?

Or rather a girl with OCD?



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What about Anna's Song by Silvechair?

Isn't it about OCD?

Or rather a girl with OCD?


Definately not. It's about a girl with anorexia.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:22 PM

"Try Not to Breathe" by R.E.M.?

(Deals with suicide--might be triggering.)

Edited by Artemisia, 21 August 2008 - 04:23 PM.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 06:10 PM

I almost forgot to mention that almost anything by the band Papa Roach sounds like the lead singer's talking to his tdoc.




Now for Linkin Park, the archetype of 21st century emo and angst...

I still can't decide what their newer song "Given Up" is about. It seems to me that it's either about a struggle with MI or that of one with some sort of yet-to-be diagnosed autoimmune or cancerous cardiopulmonary disease.


...and note that one of my majors was in a foreign language, which involved a lot of literature study, so I generally look WAY too much into song lyrics. My penchant for taking things too literally all the time doesn't help, either.



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Edited by herrfous, 22 August 2008 - 06:55 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 12:23 AM

i'd be curious to know which band has the most songs on there.

oh, and i think i'd add 'upside down' by the jesus and mary chain. they weren't a particularly deep band but i'd say that one is about a mood disorder. it's an awsome song if you're like me and like acoustic feedback.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 12:30 AM

What about Anna's Song by Silvechair?

Isn't it about OCD?

Or rather a girl with OCD?


Definately not. It's about a girl with anorexia.


A sorry

B Doesn't it still apply here then?

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Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 11:27 AM

Now for Linkin Park, the archetype of 21st century emo and angst...


I'm surprised the list didn't include "Breaking the Habit" Addiction is the most pleasant interpretation; suicidal depression seems more appropriate.

"Bleed It Out" reminds me of some of the therapy rants I've read

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 11:55 AM

I can't believe I forgot "Sumtimes" by Taproot... it really does seem to describe Borderline and/or Bipolar.

What I excel in best
is my excessiveness
Self-deprecation, I hate myself sometimes
How can I be down
when all that I want is in my reach?
(What's wrong with me? Fuck it!)




Now for Linkin Park, the archetype of 21st century emo and angst...


I'm surprised the list didn't include "Breaking the Habit" Addiction is the most pleasant interpretation; suicidal depression seems more appropriate.

"Bleed It Out" reminds me of some of the therapy rants I've read


Points very definitely agreed upon.

"Nobody's Listening" is a lyrically similar rap by Linkin Park/Mike Shinoda from a few years back, too.
Also, "Crawling" seems to describe a case of PTSD of some magnitude...

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Me: MDD, AD/HD, Asperger's/HFA/PDD-NOS/WTF, REM behavioral disorder/misc. sleep issues, some variant of PTSD... toss in hypothyroidism, post-meningitis-related Parkinson's disease/tremor, early stage pulmonary hypertension from a connective tissue disorder that wants me dead before age 60, and a few misc. manly hormone issues, and you'll get a few insights on where that PTSD came from.

 

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