Sunday, February 18, 2007

BiPolar Discography Bonanza

Heres some music that speaks to me very directly about BiPolar Disorder

Cause it's a bittersweet symphony this life..

And I'm a million different people from one day to the next
I can't change my mold, no, no, no, no, no

BPG: self explanatory

Shutting my eyes I find
Opening up my mind
What is this sound I'm hearing

Voices in my head
Telling me beware
Voices in my head

BPG: try listening to this when you are hearing voices in your head.
That's what happened to me on my first trip into hospital

I can't seem to face up to the facts
I'm tense and nervous and I
Can't relax
I can't sleep 'cause my bed's on fire
Don't touch me I'm a real live wire

he lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'till I'm sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me.
And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

"I can't think of anything to say except...
I think it's marvelous! Ha ha ha!"

BPG: Floyd has another song "Us & Them". Don't think it's intentionally about any mental conditions but I found the following piece of its lyrics pretty damn spot-on

Up and Down
And in the end it's only round and round and round

I get knocked down
But I get up again
Youre never going to
Keep me down

BPG: yeah, this one should be our national anthem


"Without music, life would be a mistake" - Nietzsche

Anybody know of any other songs that speak to BiPolar??


  1. your buddy pjbrubak just went thru this excercise, check out the comments section of his post for billions of suggestions.

    yes, door = dora = gahzillions others, ric candor's the most prolific blogger in existence.

  2. I woke up this morning with a buzz rolling round in my brain
    Haven't been drinking but it feels pretty good just the same
    Now come on come on lets get something started
    come on come lets start something now
    We're gonna rock this country
    We're gonna rock this country
    And a brown eyed boy and a blue eyed girl - gonna really go psycho GIVE IT A WHIRL we're gonna rock - this country- right outta this world
    Shania Twain

    Look at what happened to me
    I can't believe it myself
    Suddenly I'm up on the top of the world
    Should have been somebody else

    Believe it or not -I'm walking on air
    Never thought I could feel so free
    Flying away on wings and a prayer
    Who could it be?
    Believe it or not - its just me

    Theme song from "The Greatest American Hero"

    These songs run in my head when Im hypomanic sometimes. I wake up with them playing there

    Oh bi-polar guy there are two more creative writing exercises on that site. On before and one after the one you did :)

  3. Up: Ramones - I wanna be sedated

    Down: Radiohead - Creep Video not for the faint of heart btw.

    Last song of yours ( Tubthumping) is one of my favorites too... :)

  4. know anything of chumbawumba
    they are total anarchists
    quite hilarious
    saw them outsida detroit, talked to their soundman...
    put me on a plane
    hurry hurry hurry

    the pogo is the dance
    i NEED to dance
    anybody wanna go dancing with me tonight?

  5. Strong Enough - Sheryl Crow

    Manic Monday - The Bangles

  6. i prefer "i don't like mondays" by boomtown rats, before geldolf got all gandalf. nice suicide song by them too "diamond smiles".
    sorry, i just like tragic songs is all,or manic

    to get you out of a slump though? MOBY! the HOTEL album quite literally got me through the summer of hell. it's utter magic for inspiration through pain, i owe that man my sanity if not my life...

  7. Sorry my reply is so late, I'm a bit behind lately... in fact you probably won't even see it, but oh well, here goes: Strong Enough by Sheryl Crow definately, also Lithium, by Evanescence.


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