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list of songs about mental illness

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

Song about Mental Illness

List of songs about mental illness

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

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

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Wow.

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

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very cool. thanks.

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

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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!

Nice list, thanks for sharing

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Nothing under Q ? erm, like both discs of Quadrophrenia / The Who ??? ;)

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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.

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

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

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

(Deals with suicide--might be triggering.)

Edited by Artemisia

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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.

* "Mein Teil" by Rammstein

Kannibalismus: Denn du bist, was du i

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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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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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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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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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"Rocketship" by Guster

They'll find it on the stairs

politely placed it there

been so unkind without a hint

or warning sign for them

Read my apology.

Their hope of disbelief.

But no denial changes things

no remedy ahead

[-Ryan Miller]

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From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea -- The Cure.

"She hangs herself in front of me

Slips her dress like a flag to the floor

And hands in the sky

Surrenders it all..."

Jesus or a Gun -- Fuel.

"But tell me now, who's my saving one

Jesus or a gun"

and

"Happiness I couldn't hire"

Edited by Maddy

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Hip hop is sadly underrepresented in the list. What about 1-800 Suicide by the Gravediggaz? (very triggery - basically tells you to go ahead and do it). And this magic lyrical rhyme by DMX in 'Fuckin With D':

Listed as a manic

depressive with extreme paranoia! and dog

I got sometin' for ya! hear my name, feel my pain,

n*****z wanna steal my fame, but first feel

my reign, know what it's like to suffer, never

have enough of shit, startin' off hard then

only gettin' rougher! tougher, but than came

the grease, so if you wanna say peace, tame

the beast!.....

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The Finn Brothers, "The Mood Swinging Man"

He's a mood swinging man with his bag of tricks

Never know where he's at

The life of a party when he's doing his flips

A drag when he's flat on his back

This town feels empty now he's gone away

Please understand

Something new to discover everyday

The wheels in his hand

He takes me up

He brings me back down again

Flash in the pan

Mood swinging man can't pretend

Tall dark stranger of the restless kind

Shadow of a shadow

I'd like to wander through his mind

He's hard to get to know

He wakes you up in the dead of night

To tell you he's in love

He can give a heavy sleeper a terrible fright

And no one can keep up

With the mood swinging man

He'll be back down again

He lights up

He's a flash in the pan

Mood swinging man

No idea who I am

I'm the mood swinging man

You know where he's at

He will crave your attention still

All too familiar

Mood swinging man

BPD or BP

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The Finn Brothers, "The Mood Swinging Man"

What album is that off of? We saw them live a few years ago, after Everyone is Here came out and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen. It was a sold out show at a much smaller venue than they usually play. The crowd was mostly music industry insiders and quite respectful. During Don't Dream it's Over you could hear a pin drop. It was electric.

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