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Life as a manic-depressive's so drab
and wearisome at times; it's quite enough
to drag me down where I don't feel so tough.
When manic, I have the rare gift of gab;
at such times, I wish I can take a cab
to the club, get drunk, and act like a rough;
but I don’t as I fear the cops' rebuff;
so, I behave like a mouse in a lab.
My life's so full of hopelessness, it seems;
if I could I would end it right away,
but that'd be taking it to great extremes
and drama; instead, I read books all day
and craft poems of less deviant, droll themes—
oh, that I weren’t a bipolar cliché!

Ngoc M. Nguyen, 19 July 2012


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The following comments are for "A Lament on Being a Bipolar Cliché"
by Apple

Bipolar Rock Song
hmmmm Ngoc, I like the phrase bipolar cliche. I had the opportunity a number of years back to socialize with several bipolar kids, in their early 20's.

It resulted in some poetry, one became a song that I still have hopes of getting it recorded, many of the kids think it is the most defining song lyric of bipolar they have ever read.

A real compliment, because I know that bipolar kids have some of the most fantastic minds on the planet, and then I read Apple, and this re-enforces that belief. You do great, Ngoc. I just found this particular lyric I am speaking of, the title is logically, is a rock song...

Sometimes I can feel a magic like I've never known.
I could run a thousand miles. Run a thousand miles.
Sometimes it's more like I'm dying here all alone.
Sometimes I think I'll die alone.

Euphoria. Then I'm down down down
Euphoria. Then I'm down down down. Euphoria.

Sometimes I can reach out for you, but you're made of stone.
I could die a thousand times. Die a thousand times.
Sometimes it's more like you're showing me I'm not alone.
Sometimes I think I'm not alone.

Euphoria. Then I'm down down down
Euphoria. Then I'm down down down. Euphoria.

Euphoria then I'm down down down.
Euphoria then I'm down down down.

( Posted by: VeeBdosa [Member] On: April 13, 2011 )

re: Bipolar Rock Song
Veebdosa, I'd like to hear what the lyrics sound like to actual music...

( Posted by: Apple [Member] On: April 13, 2011 )

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