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Songs about mental illness

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"flagpole sita"- harvey danger is quite funny

I had visions, I was in them,

I was looking into the mirror

To see a little bit clearer

The rottenness and evil in me

Fingertips have memories,

I can't forget the curves of your body

And when I feel a bit naughty

I run it up the flagpole and see who salutes

(But no one ever does)

I'm not sick, but I'm not well

and I'm so hot 'cause I'm in hell

Been around the world and found

That only stupid people are breeding

The cretins cloning and feeding

And I don't even own a TV

Put me in the hospital for nerves

And then they had to commit me

You told them all I was crazy

They cut off my legs now I'm an amputee, Goddamn you

I'm not sick, but I'm not well

And I'm so hot cause I'm in hell

I'm not sick, but I'm not well

And it's a sin, to live so well

I wanna publish 'zines

And rage against machines

I wanna pierce my tongue

It doesn't hurt, it feels fine

The trivial sublime

I'd like to turn off time

And kill my mind

You kill my mind

Mind...

Paranoia, paranoia

Everybody's comin' to get me

Just say you never met me

I'm runnin' underground with the moles

Diggin' in holes

Hear the voices in my head

I swear to God it sounds like they're snoring

But if you're bored then you're boring

The agony and the irony, they're killing me, whoa!

I'm not sick, but I'm not well

And I'm so hot cause I'm in hell

I'm not sick, but I'm not well

And it's a sin to live this well

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pretty much the whole Eels album "Electro-Shock Blues" is about mental illness, depression, suicide...

The Medication's Wearing Off ~ Eels

See this watch she gave me?

Well it still ticks away

The days Im claiming back for me

The medications wearing off

Gonna hurt not a little, a lot

Keep on tickin youre not lickin me

Step on a crack break your mothers heart

Red light, green light, black

Suicide e-mail do not delete

Plug it back in the jack

Start to be what they want you to be

And you see yourself as they see you

Sunsrise at the corner of

Sunset and alvarado

I think what the hell do I do now

Watch the day disintegrate

So I can stay up late and wait

See this watch she gave me?

Well it still ticks away

My Descent Into Madness ~ Eels

Springfields looking pretty dusty today

I see their dreams coming undone

The view from inside ward nine affords this much

A town teeming with the unloved

Close the window and lock it so its good and tight

La la la la la la la la

La la la la la

Turning eighteen and trying not to look too lost

Have a not so nice day

The jacket makes me straight so I can just sit back and bake

You know I think I'm gonna stay

Talking very loud but no one hears a word I say

La la la la la la la la

La la la la la

La la la la la la la la

La la la la la

Come visit me tonight at eight oclock and then you'll see how I

Am not the crazy one

Voices tell me Im the sh*t

Twenty days go by and every day looks the same (same, same, same,...)

La la la la la la la la

La la la la la

La la la la la la la la

La la la la la

I'm the sh*t

... great now I'm depressed... :P

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I'm not allowed to say the S-word

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In essence, much of "The Wall" is about mental illness, not nessecarilly actually going crazy but what happens when you do. It's actually one of the stronger works about mental illness, when you really think about it.

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