Music Monday: Shinedown – Sound of Madness

This is a weekly meme I’ve picked up from Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek. It’s very simple, you pick a song on a Monday and share it! Never one to turn away from the chance to share my exquisite taste in music I’m loving taking part in this every week, so thanks, Drew!

I’ve not been so well the past week or so, my Bipolar isn’t doing very well, if you are friends with me on Facebook you will know I was really annoyed when my Drs cancelled my Lithium blood tests without telling me. I really needed those tests as I think some of the issues I’m having are linked to my Lithium levels. I’m having a few issues with psychosis and anxiety again and I’m far too close to a full manic episode for my liking. I’m waiting to see my GP but it’s a two-week wait to see the Dr I normally see so I’m just doing the best I can until then and hoping I don’t end up in A&E in the meantime!

The song I’ve chosen is one that really hits home for me, it almost perfectly describes Bipolar, living with it, battling it, and having to pick yourself up and say “I’m not going to dwell on this”. I pretty much see Shinedown’s Sound of Madness as my anthem. Not a day goes by where I don’t listen to this song at least once, often several times. With my battle where it is right now, it seemed poignant to share it with you.

Yeah, I get it you’re an outcast
Always under attack always coming in last
Bringing up the past no one owes you anything
I think you need a shotgun blast a kick in the ass
So paranoid
Watch your back!
Hola, here we go
Another lose cannon, gone bi-polar
Slipped down, couldn’t get much lower
Quicksand’s got no sense of humor
I’m still laughing like hell
You think that the cryin’ to me
Looking so sorry that I’m gonna believe
You’ve been infected by a social disease
Well, then take your medicine
I created the sound of madness
Wrote the book on pain
Somehow I’m still here to explain
That the darkest hour never comes in the night
You can sleep with a gun
When you gonna wake up and fight?
I’m so sick of this tombstone mentality
If there’s an afterlife then it’ll set you free
But I’m not gonna part the seas
You’re a self-fulfilling prophecy
You think that cryin’ to me
Looking so sorry that I’m gonna believe
You’ve been infected by a social disease
Well, then take your medicine
I created the sound of madness
Wrote the book on pain somehow I’m still here to explain
That the darkest hour never comes in the night
You can sleep with a gun
When you gonna wake up and fight?
For yourself
I created the sound of madness wrote the book on pain
Somehow I’m still here to explain
That the darkest hour never comes in the night
You can sleep with a gun
When you gonna wake up and fight?
I created the sound of madness
Wrote the book on pain somehow I’m still here to explain
That the darkest hour never comes in the night
You can sleep with a gun
When you gonna wake up and fight?
For yourself?
When you gonna wake up and fight, for yourself?
When you gonna wake up and fight, for yourself?
When you gonna wake up and fight, for yourself?
For yourself?

 

The Sound of Madness - Shinedown

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