View Full Version : Does This Song Describe Your Bipolar?


InvitroCanibal
02-05-14, 04:55 PM
The song is about bipolar apparently and seems to be accurate for me. Any thoughts on this? Whether it applies or doesn't?


Watch "Rilo Kiley - A Better Son/Daughter" on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0sy7y54XAE&feature=youtube_gdata_player


"A Better Son / Daughter"

Sometimes in the morning i am petrified and can't move
Awake but cannot open my eyes
And the weight is crushing down on my lungs i know i can't breath
And hope someone will help me this time
Your mother's still calling you insane and high
Swearing it's different this time
And you tell her to give in to the demons that possess her
And that godnever blessed her insides
Then you hang up the phone and feel badly for upsetting things
And crawl back into bed to dream of a time
When your heart was open wide and you loved things just because
Like the sick and the dying

And sometimes when you're on you're really ******* on
And your friends they sing along and they love you
But the lows are so extreme that the good seems ******* cheap
And it teases you for weeks in its absense
But you'll fight and you'll make it through
You'll fake it if you have to
And you'll show up for work with a smile
And you'll be be better you'll be smarter
More grown up and a better daughter
Or son and a real good friend
And you'll be awake and you'll be alert
You'll be positive though it hurts
And you'll laugh and embrace all your friends
And you'll be a real good listener
You'll be honest you'll be brave
You'll be handsome you'll be beautiful
You'll be happy

Your ship may be coming in
You're weak but not giving in
To the cries and the wails of the valley below
Your ship may be coming in
You're weak but not giving in
And you'll fight it you'll go out fighting all of them...

1000koni
02-10-14, 08:03 AM
pretty good, whther it describes BP or not seems less relevant to me, other than it "speaks" to you.

To me? it is about what cannot be, the tension/angst between what is and expectations, between external and internal dimensions.

InvitroCanibal
02-11-14, 04:19 PM
pretty good, whther it describes BP or not seems less relevant to me, other than it "speaks" to you.

To me? it is about what cannot be, the tension/angst between what is and expectations, between external and internal dimensions.

I agree it's subjective. I hadn't thought of that perspective of the song being more about expectations than anything else.

Thanks for your response :)