View Full Version : 3 Libras, A song that describes Bipolar and my interpretation of it


InvitroCanibal
08-19-14, 05:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9MAg9E5K3w


I can't say what the song is about, only what it so deftly describes.

When I see this song, the first thing that comes to mind is bipolar disorder. If I ever wanted to explain what it's like I'd just show them this song. I understand this only because I am bipolar.

To me it's about a label and diagnosis, at first. You throw the doc what will obviously lead to your diagnosis. You feel like it's all smokin mirrors. The other part is realizing that everything that was real to you isn't real. Your entire identity is put into question. Who am I beyond this label?

Bipolar people can see through peoples bull-**** and see them for who they are, but no one can see them. It's the heart of this song.

You realize you will never see yourself and the world won't ever see you either. The "among a million sane" to me is being classified as a statistic. I believe even the name 3 libras, which means 3 stories, is more like 3 states of being in bipolar. Mania, normal, depressed.

It's as if he is seeing all these sides and realizing all these things are him, not just the best but the worst as well. The other sides of this, is that in bipolar it's so much more complex than anyone understands. In relationships, all relationships, we try to either show our best or pretend to be what we are not only to hide our changing states. This drains us so much, because even if we could identify who we were, we'd still have to "fake it to make it."

Sometimes the hardest thing for us though, is when we show people who we are, we are rejected. We make relationships with wounded people and just hope they can understand our demons since we can see and understand theres. Tragically this is rarely the case. We are not seen by the wounded, by anyone.

He wants people to be deeper than they are and so few people lack depth.

It creates detachment, and in the end the easiest way to describe a bipolar person is the mind of a child. It's why in the video he sees the boy and sees a part of himself in the boy and the boy sees himself in him.


Ultimately it all leads to disappointment, a bipolar person wants so desperately to learn who he or she is but we fall short of being able to accurately display who we are. It leads to isolation, giving up, when he says oh well , apparently nothing at all. Out of frustration and anger it's like he's trying to explain that they don't see him and it's why he is isolated. Even with company, as the video shows, he feels isolated.

Whether you believe my definition or not makes no difference to me because he truly is describing bipolar whether it was intentional or not.

Andi
08-19-14, 09:23 PM
I normally can't hear words in songs, the beat and the notes drown them out for me (I use to be a musician so all I hear are the instruments and the notes they play). I truly appreciate your take on the video and it's good to know that we share many of the same view points regarding the label. I thought I'd include the lyrics for those of us that can't hear all of the words :)

Threw you the obvious and you flew with it on your back,
A name in your recollection, down among a million same.
Difficult not to feel a little bit disappointed, and passed over
When I've looked right through, see you naked but oblivious.

And you don't see me.

But I threw you the obvious, just to see if there's more behind the
Eyes of a fallen angel, eyes of a tragedy.
Here I am expecting just a little bit too much from the wounded
But I see, see through it all, see through, see you.

'Cause I threw you the obvious, to see what occurs behind the
Eyes of a fallen angel, eyes of a tragedy, oh well.

Oh well, apparently nothing.
Apparently nothing, at all.

You don't, you don't, you don't, see me.
You don't, you don't, you don't, see me.
You don't, you don't, you don't, see me.
You don't see me.
You don't, you don't, you don't see me at all.

doiadhd
08-19-14, 10:14 PM
Mania normal depressed,reads so easy,but means so much. . .very well explained,reads crystal clear,its how i believe others perspective of an adhd mind is. .when i view it as the other way round. Thats where it gets confusing. So many people dont know me,mum dad brother friends,people,i know them better than they know themselves,i tell them now,as tired of listening to their fakeness,which is an auto pilot. I couldnt hear the words,and thanks for printing them out. Wow,i really enjoyed reading both posts,like a form of clarity,been off the forums to long.

InvitroCanibal
08-20-14, 11:39 AM
I normally can't hear words in songs, the beat and the notes drown them out for me (I use to be a musician so all I hear are the instruments and the notes they play). I truly appreciate your take on the video and it's good to know that we share many of the same view points regarding the label. I thought I'd include the lyrics for those of us that can't hear all of the words :)


Thank you for your reply and your taking the time to post the lyrics. I spaced and forgot to post them, so thank you very much

Thanks to anyone who responds to this or read it