Mentally Ill Playlist

In honor of beginning my studies for a career in mental health services, here are some of my favorite songs about being crazy.

Hurt by NIN (Johnny Cash version is awesome)

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that’s real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

[Chorus:]
What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

Crazy Train by Ozzy

Crazy, but that’s how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it’s not too late
To learn how to love
And forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing
life’s a bitter shame
I’m going off the rails on a crazy train

Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down

I took a walk around the world
To ease my troubled mind
I left my body lying somewhere
In the sands of time
But I watched the world float
To the dark side of the moon
I feel there is nothing I can do

If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I’m alive and well, will you be
There a-holding my hand
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite

Fine Again by Seether

It seems like every day’s the same
And I’m left to discover on my own
It seems like everything is gray
And there’s no color to behold
They say it’s over and I’m fine again, yeah
Try to stay sober feels like I’m dying here

And I am aware now of how
Everything’s gonna be fine one day
Too late, I’m in hell I am prepared now,
Seems everyone’s gonna be fine
One day too late, just as well

I feel the dream in me expire
And there’s no one left to blame it on
I hear you label me a liar
’cause I can’t seem to get this through
You say it’s over, I can sigh again, yeah
Why try to stay sober when I’m dying here

What’s your favorite “mental health” related song?

Also read my dysfuctional family playlist from 2007

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5 thoughts on “Mentally Ill Playlist

  1. Alicia Shelley

    And certainly don’t forget Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”! On Aug 19, 2013 6:36 AM, “The Blog Prophet” wrote: > > Brian posted: “In honor of beginning my studies for a career in mental health services, here are some of my favorite songs about being crazy. Hurt by NIN (Johnny Cash version is awesome) I hurt myself today To see if I still feel I focus on the pain The only ” >

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